With the PLEX PCA-2000, high-level combustion analysis is easier and more accessible than ever before. Designed for any type of on-board or test-bed application, the PCA-2000® is suitable for automotive, motorcycle, marine, off-road and even UAV projects. The ultra-compact IP67 sealed high-speed data-logger comes with 4 or 8 channels for combustion sensors and has additional I/Os, CAN BUS and internal sensors (50Hz GPS / 100Hz IMU) for End-to-End logging without any compromises. It can log internally on it’s 2GB memory or stream the data in real time via Ethernet. What sets the system apart is in fact the PLEX PCA-WIN® Data Analysis Software, which not only provides unparalleled versatility, speed and customization but also helps one interpret complex data easily and derive inferences that will improve performance or reveal tough problems,not easily detectable by other means.
Availability: built-to-order | Lead Time: 4-8 weeks
Price (ex. VAT & Sensors): from €8.500
The revamped software for the PCA Combustion System helps you interpret complex data easily and derive inferences that improve performance, drivability and quality or resolve hidden problems, not detectable by other means. Designed to be both versatile and quick/ easy to use, the PCA-WIN® comes with zero compromises in terms of advanced customisation options or high-end functionality. Each PCA-2000® purchase gives a PCA-WIN® license with two seats. Click screenshots for larger view.
With the new Valve Analysis software module the PCA-2000 can be used as for datalogging and processing data from a Spintron machine.
The PCA-2000 interfaces with the Spintron crank position encoder and Laser Valve Tracking system as well as other sensors including temperature and strain gauges to provide real time graphical and numeric analysis of the valve motion. It is easy to detect valve loft, toss and bounce as well as measure spring harmonics using the valve lift, velocity, acceleration graphs and calculated values. The modern software provides advanced customisable data visualisation capabilities and also a database for storing and documents test results.
- Engine Development & Calibration: for each cylinder study power output, fuel burn efficiency, optimum ignition timing, knock/pre-ignition/misfires, cylinder filling, intake & exhaust tuning, etc.
- On-Vehicle Engine Monitoring: log combustion parameters to analyse with other engine and vehicle data and compare engine performance between track an dyno.
- Engine Control: use real-time calculated combustion parameters for closed loop torque and ignition control
- Academic Research: study and validate combustion processes, optimisation modes and control methods
- Hands-on Teaching: demonstrate real-time combustion pressure behaviour
- Competitions: gain advantage by utilising advanced combustion pressure intelligence to improve performance of racing projects (FSAE, etc)
- Monitoring: perform real-time monitoring of propulsion engines and generators
AVIATION & UAVs
- Engine Development & Calibration
- On-Vehicle Monitoring
- Engine Control
Selecting the right type of sensor for each application is perhaps the most challenging area related to reliable combustion analysis as it always involves a give-and-take decision that is based on the budget, the objectives, the framework and the specificities of each project. Our diversified experience with customers ranging from OEMs & high-end engine builders, to racing teams, universities and industrial companies allows us to provide objective advise and guidance that will enable you to make an informed decision. Any type of pressure sensor* whether for in-cylinder drilling or with a modified sparkplug, can be fitted and configured to the PCA-2000.
* AVL & Kistler Sensor require external amplifiers.
An integrated 50Hz GPS /100Hz IMU module enables very accurate measurements for a variety of applications such as driver analysis, lap timing, vehicle trajectory analysis, track mapping, acceleration-decceleration. It functions also as a full-fledged, always-on Performance Meter. In fact, the SDM-700 includes a complete VMU-900 which you can also buy separately as independent module or add-on for other products.
Two high quality motorsport 37pin connectors by Souriau plus one extra 8pin connector, designed for applications where high-performance, small size and lightweight are key factors. Made of rugged IP67 aluminium.
The PCA-2000 logger uses our renowned PLEX Device Manager® SW for the configuration, which provides unmatched speed and intuitiveness without compromising advanced options. Since the PCA-2000 is an end-t0-end data logger with CAN BUS, additional I/Os and internal sensors (GPS/IMU), our configuration SW ease of use encourages utilising the complete potential our high speed data-logger offers and this way substitutes other external loggers.
- # of Press. Channels: 4 or 8
- Internal Memory: 2GB
- Sealing: IP67
- Weight: 250g
- Dimensions: w 100mm x h 100mm x 25/39mm
- Logger (HW & FW)
- Ethernet Cable
- GPS Antenna
- SW License (2x seats)
- Hard Case