The intake/exhaust valves of an automobile engine play an important role in every engine cycle. The valves themselves are forced open by a cam shaft or other means. The valve springs hold the valves closed and work to keep the combustion chamber airtight. The springs should have a reasonable elastic force. If they are too strong, a great amount of force is required to open the valves, resulting in reduced output torque of the engine. If they are too weak, the valves will fail to keep the combustion chamber airtight, possibly resulting in insufficient compression or damage to the engine. It is, therefore, extremely important in the development and production of engines to measure the elasticity and strength of the valve springs at all engine speeds. The output signals of a crank position sensor and a strain gauge attached to each valve are simulated in the figures to the right. The DL850E simultaneously captures these signals for monitoring the time the valves are opened or closed and the strain on the valves. These signals are measured over a range of speeds to determine the maximum valve strain.
ScopeCorder DL850E combines a mixed signal oscilloscope and portable data acquisition recorder into a modular platform designed to capture both high-speed transients and low speed trends. Using flexible modular I/O with built-in signal conditioning, precisely measure electrical, physical sensor signals and CAN/CAN FD/LIN/SENT serial bus for applications ranging from R&D research to in-vehicle data logging.
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