Portable measurement device

Portable measurement device

Conventional measuring and control tasks require a diverse range of sensors and actuators to be connected to the control unit. This in turn makes it necessary to have a large number of different power sources and plug sockets. Mobility is always a decisive factor. The time spent setting up a measuring device is often longer than the time spent using it. These are the main reasions for the development of the Portable Mess-Station (Portable Measuring Station – PMS), which is based on the National Instruments CompactRIO and CompactDAQ series.


With the aim of increasing flexibility and mobility, technical solutions were built into so-called modules, which offer an interrelated range of functions. The moduls were created in form of 19-inch rack plug-ins. Different modules can be selected based on the task to be performed, and inserted into a 19-inch rack. The concept is fully compatible with other commercially-available 19-inch rack solutions and can be expanded as required.


  • Power supply 9-36 V DC or 230 V AC
  • Compatible with all current NI CompactRIO and CompactDAQ systems
  • High-performance outputs for the connection of actuators
  • Wide range of voltage levels for the connection of sensors
  • User-specific sensor modules minimise set-up time and increase the quality of measurements
  • Network functionality enables the implementation of distributed systems
  • Open platform, possible to develop individual modules



  • Supply voltage required: 9-36 V DC or 230 V AC
  • Sensor outputs (voltage): 5 V DC/12 V DC/15 V DC/-15 V DC/24 V DC,
    each up to a max. of 1A
  • Actuator outputs: 4 x 24 V DC/10 A with a 230 V AC power supply or
    4 x 9-36 V DC depending on the DC power supply
  • Dimensions in mobile trolley system (WxHxD): 54 cm x 45 cm x 57 cm (8 HE rack)


  • Supply of internally-developed individual modules
  • Development of customer-specific modules
  • Development and installation of customer specific PMS solutions

As a National Instruments alliance partner, we are able to offer our customers additional services in the field of software-defined measuring and control systems:

  • Conceptual design and implementation of customer-specific requirements in the form of tailor made solutions in the fields of testing, inspection and automation
  • Integration of devices into the LabVIEW development environment (driver interfaces, user software and hardware interfaces)
  • Adaptation and upgrading of existing LabVIEW applications and systems
  • Development of supporting hardware tools


For further information do not hesitate to contact us.

Linz Center of Mechatronics GmbH | Science Park | Altenberger Straße 69 | 4040 Linz | Austria | T +43 732 2468-6002 | F +43 732 2468-6005 | office@lcm.at | www.lcm.at


Posted on

3. May 2015