MODACS, MECALC’s first mobile data acquisition system, is
developed. Compact, modular, with its own Ethernet interface and vibration-isolated hard disc, it is
designed with the future in mind. Created with a solid foundation from which all successive systems
grow, these systems incorporate VMEbus and VRTx real time operating systems and already contain a large
variety of signal conditioning channels including Wheatstone Bridge modules.
The first MODACS customer uses the system to measure the stresses
in the C pillar of a motor vehicle during a 1600 km test, showcasing the long-term monitoring capability
of these systems.