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TA220-2300AMF - Data Acquisition Recorders

Quick overview

Choice of Plug-in Signal Conditioning Modules to monitor Voltage, Temperature, AC & DC Strain, Current, Vibration, RMS.

16-Channel / 8-Slot Portable Thermal Array Data Acquisition Recorder Mainframe. Includes brilliant 12.1" Color Touch Panel Display, Built-in 60GB HDD, Built-in High Resolution Chart Printer, 2 Mega Word Memory per Channel (32 MW when in 1-Channel Mode), and both LAN and USB Interfaces. Standard Accessories Include: AC Power Cable, Operation Manual, Roll Chart Paper Holder, and one (1) Roll of Thermal Chart Paper. Requires selection of at least one (1) Plug-in Signal Conditioning Module.

Product Features

  • Large Color Screen Display. A large 12.1" full color LCD touch screen displays set-up information and acquired data in real time or from memory. View before print or print while viewing data.

  • Unique Pen Recorder Mode. Clear graphic, touch to set, amplifier control images eliminate complicated recorder setup. Displayed data signals appear to originate from graphic writing pen nib image while data is recording.

  • Enhanced Ease of Stored Data Access. Finding and displaying recorded data has never been easier. Many search features for finding specific data points within a large data file are included. A Thumbnail Bar displays all recorded channel data, while a Jump search function finds max/min points, time, etc.

  • Direct Sensor Input. Sensors may be directly connected to the wide selection of plug-in signal conditioning amplifiers to measure AC/DC Voltage, AC/DC Strain, Temperature, Vibration, Pressure, Rotation Pulses, Frequency, etc.

  • Long-Term Recording. A built-in 60GB HDD provides long-term, high speed data recording for over 180 days on 16-Channels with a 10mS simultaneous sampling rate! (90 days on 32-Channels)!

  • Standard LAN & USB Ports. LAN (100BASE-T) for data communication and USB for external storage devices (MO/USB memories) are standard interfaces.

  • Built-In Chart Printer. A high resolution, thermal array printer with wide chart paper allows high-speed real time chart printing at 100mm/sec or prints stored files, and portions thereof, on demand. 


Basic Specifications:

12.1" TFT Color LCD (1024 x 768 pixels)
16 Channels (8 Slots) + Optional 16 Channel Digital Inputs
32 Channels (16 Slots) + Built-in 16 Channel Digital Inputs
Sampling Speed
MAX 1µs (1MS/s)
MAX 2µs (500kS/s)
Printing Method
Width 219.5mm
Length Roll: 30m
Z-Fold: 210m (requires optional adapter)
Effective Recording Width
1 Division (200mm FS) to 16 Divisions (10mm FS). Number of Divisons and Printing Width can be changed.
Channel Discrimination
Printout includes Channel Number, Waveform and Scale
Grid Pattern
Standard (10mm, 5mm), 10mm, 5mm, No Grid
Battery Backup
Clock, Setting Value: Approx. 3 to 5 years
Storage Device
60GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD), Built-In Standard
MO or USB Drive via USB Port
LAN (10/100 BASE-T), USB
RS-232C, Remote Terminal
Operating Environment
5°C to 40°C
35 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Power Supply
90 to 264VAC, Frequency 50 to 60Hz
Power Consumption
100VA (typical): with TA220-AP11-101 x 8 units*
Approx. 369.5(W) x 150.5(H) x 301(D) mm (excluding projections)
Approx. 400(W) x 270(H) x 380(D) mm (excluding projections
8.0kg or less (TA220-2300 main body only)
8.7kg or less (main body with TA220-AP11-101 x 4 units)

*Paper Feed Speed: 20mm/s, Input Signal: 10Hz

Communication & Storage Specifications:

Set Conditions of Main Unit and Record/Display Measured Data
Control with Communication Command, Windows and File Sharing with Windows PC
Data Saving on Storage Device by USB Connection
Storage Devices
MO/USB Drive and HDD Devices specified by SOLTEC

Trigger Specifications:

Trigger Mode
Trigger Source
Input Signal, Manual Trigger, External Trigger
Trigger Settings
Amps other than Event Amp
Trigger Slope OR, AND or ↑ or ↓ WINDOW OUT or IN
Level Setting To be Set with Physical Values (e.g. Voltage)

Event Unit (Optional)

Event Amp (TA220-AP11-105)

State Settings H, L, or OFF can be set for each Input (without Trigger Slope)
Trigger Setting AND or OR of State Setting Conditions of Inputs from 1 to 8
Trigger Related Functions
Trigger Output
Print/Display Signal when Trigger Conditions are met
(0 to 5V Signal Active LOW; Pulse Width, Approx. 10ms)
Pre-Trigger: 0 to 100% (1% Step)
Trigger Mark
Record Trigger Point with an Arrow (↓).
Also prints Year, Date and Time the Trigger Occurred.
Trigger Filter
1 to 65534 Samples

Measuring Mode (Acquisition/Recording) Specifications:

  • Pen Recorder Mode
Waveform Printing Function
Paper Printout of Input Signal
Measurement Start Commands
Press Start Key, Trigger Detection or Preset Time
Interval Recording Available
Paper Speed
100mm/s to 1mm/min (User Setting, External Synchronization Enabled)
Frequency Response
DC to 100kHz (Sampling: 10 points/cycle). Varies by Input Unit.
Printing Density
Voltage Axis
8 dots/mm
Time Axis
80 dots/min (at 25mm/s)
Printing Length Continuous
  • HD Recorder Mode
Data Recording
Real-Time Recording of Measured Data on HDD
Recordable Size
Sampling Speed
1µs (1CH), 5µs (8CH), 10µs (16CH) max
Recording Method
Normal or Repeated Recording during Present Time

Waveform Printing

(See Pen Recorder)

Printout Input Signal Data on Recording Paper (Waveform)
Measurement Starting Operation
ON/OFF of Printout to Recording Paper while HD Recording
Paper Speed
100mm/s to 1mm/min (User Setting, External Synchronization Enabled)
Frequency Response
DC to 100kHz (Sampling: 10 points/cycle). Varies by Input Units
Printing Density Voltage Axis
8 dots/mm
Time Axis
80 dots/mm (at 25mm/s)
Printing Length Continuous
  • Memory Recorder Mode
Data Recording
Records Measured Data to Internal Memory
Measurement Operation
Once, Repeat, and Endless
Memory Capacity
32MW. When using 16-Channels, 2MW/Ch
Memory Division
1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 and 128 Divisions
Sampling Speed
1µs (1MS/s) to 100s (1S/s), User Setting, External Synchronization Enabled
Waveform Recording
Print Memory Data onto Recording Paper (Waveform)
Printing Density
Voltage Axis
8 dots/mm
Time Axis
10 dots/mm
Copy Magnification
x5 to x1/1000
Memory Filing
Data is saved to the Memory Device in Binary or CSV format
Data Backup
Memory Back-up with HDD
(Data saved in a Specified Area of HDD at Shutdown)
Save/Copy Area
Copy between Cursors or Copy Area around Trigger Point 1% FS steps up to 100% FS
  • Multi Recorder Mode
Steady-State and Transient Events can be Recorded Simultaneously on HDD, Memory and/or Recording Paper
Pen Recorder
Refer to Pen Recorder Specifications
HDD Recorder
Refer to HDD Recorder Specifications
Memory Recorder
Refer to Memory Recorder Specifications (Waveform Printing Not Available)
  • X-Y Recorder Mode
ON/OFF of Locus Enable (Pen Up & Down)
Input Signal Monitor, Freeze, Copy and X-Y Display During Data Recording Available
Axis Setting
X Axis
1 Channel
Y Axis
3 Channels
Measuring Speed
1ms to 1s
Data Recording
Record all Input Signals to HDD
Recordable Size
55GB Max
Recording Method
Waveform Printing

Printout Display Waveforms

X Axis: One (1) 1 Channel
Y Axis: Three (3) 3 Channels
A4 Format
1600 x 1600 dots
TFT Display
650 x 650 dots

Measured Data Display (Replay Monitor Specifications):

Display Recorded Data when X-T or X-Y "Replay" Mode is Selected
Available Measuring Modes
Playback Stored Data Independent of Recording Mode
Y-T Display
Waveform Division
1 to 16 Divisions
Display Magnification
x100 to x1/10,000
Thumbnail Function
Display Data of the Selected Channel on Thumbnail Bar
Numeric Display
Numeric Value, Cursor Value, Numeric + Cursor Values
Search Functions
Search by Cursor, Time, Address, Max/Min and Event
X-Y Display
Channels Allowed
X Axis
Displays up to One (1) Channel
Y Axis
Displays up to Three (3) Channels
Data Input
To File and/or Print on Chart Paper
Output File Format
Binary or CSV

Other Specifcations:

Data Information
Measuring Mode, Year/Month/Day, Measrement Start Time, Data Number, Trigger Condtions (Trigger Point, Trigger Date, Trigger Time), Sampling Speed, Paper Speed, Time Axis can be printed with Waveforms. ON/OFF Selectable.
Channel Information
Print Input Unit Settings when Saved. ON/OFF Selectable.
Mark Print
Prints Event Mark and Time on Chart
List Print
Printout of Condition Settings (Sampling Speed, Detailed Amp Settings, etc.) Available
Screen Copy
Print Screen Image
Line Width for Printing
Select Base Line Thickness for each Channel (1, 2, 3 or 4 dots)
Auto Function
Sampling Speed and Input Range can be Set Automatically by Using "Auto" Mode
Sampling Speed
Auto Adjusts Sampling Speed of Active Shannels based on Input Signal
Input Range
Auto Range Adjust of all Active Channels
Timer Function
Start/End Time and Interval can be set
CSV Conversion
Batch Conversion of Multiple Memory Blocks or Files
Screen Image Saving
Save Screen Image on HDD in BMP Format
Save/Readout of Settings
Save up to four (4) Settings of Input and Main Unit Setting Conditions on the HDD
Keylock Function
Prevents Operational Error (Password Protected)
Physical Value Conversion
Physical Conversion of Input Signals, Full Scale Change on Display, Registration of Units
Event Unit Waveform Display
Display position of EVENT AMP and EVENT UNIT Information (optional) on Graphic Output can be Changed. Set Display Position and Spacing.

Optional Units:

  • Remote Unit (TA220-RA23-112)
Start, Stop, Mark Print, Paper Feed is possible via External Signal. Synchronization Pulse Input. Output Error Signal, Input UPS Protect Signal.
1.5m, I/O Connector (28-pin) and Bare Wire
60g or less
  • Event Unit (TA220-RA23-113)
Inputs Logic Signals Directly into the Main Unit (Independent from Plug-In Amps)
Number of Signals
Signal Level
0 to 5V, Voltage Only Input (no contact)
1.5m, I/O Connector (34-pin) and Bare Wire
60g or less
  • RS-232C Unit (TA220-RA23-114)
JIS X5101 (former C6351) Compliant
Transfer Speed
38400, 19200, 9600, 4800 or 2400bps
D-Sub (9-pin) Connector
UPS Enabled Shutdown
Remote Control
PC control via RS-232
50g or less
  • AC Bridge Power Supply Unit (TA220-RA23-116)
Bridge AC Power Source for 2-Ch Carrier Strain Amp TA220-AP11-104. Powers up to eight (8) each TA220-AP11-104 Amp Units.
Power Voltage 2Vrms
Carrier Wave
Sine Wave 5kHz
Synchronizes with Bridge Power Units Installed in other TA220-2300MF Units.
60g or less


Steel Mill Conveyor Line Flaw Detection

A unique filing function of the TA220-2000 series Data Acquisition Recorders operates synchronously with external signals to acquire data for storage on internal or external memory for long time periods. The small, compact recorder footprint occupies minimal space on the factory floor.

Power Utility Tests of Switchboards and Power Production Quality

The TA220-2000 Series is used to measure the switching time of relays and main power voltage and current changes.

Automotive Testing

In automobile testing, measurement of revolution, strain, pressure, vibration, torque, temperature, etc is common. The TA220-2000 series incorporates a wide variety of signal conditioning amplifiers which offer direct sensor input eliminating external amplifiers and thus enable the operators to perform multiple tests in space limited environments.

The filing function of the TA220-2000 series provides long-term data storage on external media at high sampling speeds up to 200µs.

Rail Car Testing

The TA220-2000 series easily measures oil pressure, air pressure, and acceleration using AC or DC strain signal input modules and saves the data on the built-in, 40GB hard drive. Since the TA220-2000 series incorporates direct sensor connection to the strain amplifiers, external amplifiers are not necessary which makes the measurement system very compact.

Long-term, multi-channel measurement are possible using the filing function to export data for storage on external media at sample rates up to 200µs.

Turbine Governor Tests

The TA220-2000 Series is used to record governor tests during which changing signals such as water pressure, revolution, generator voltage, current, governor, stroke, and pressure regulation stroke are measured.

Since the data saved in the memory can be automatically stored in a PC card, database creation is possible without expending excessive time and effort. After storing, the data is readily available for viewing on the built-in, color monitor to confirm measurements and thus eliminate reading errors.

Package Drop Tests

A drop test for packages is performed in order to avoid the damage that may occur during delivery of packaged electronic equipment.

Generally, packages contain materials for packing to absorb shock. This test measures the impact acceleration to obtain the data that is used for the improvement of materials for packing. There are two types of accelerometers that can be used in the drop test: a piezo-electric type or a strain gauge type. The TA220-2000 Series supports both types.

Monitoring Rotating Machinery Vibrations

In order to maintain rotating equipment such as motors, gears, bearings, piezo-electric accelerometers are used to check vibration levels. In this case, a band-pass filter that picks up the signals in the vicinity of the frequency of the rotation is used and RMS conversion is performed such that vibration level changes become more visible.

Medical Laboratory Tests

A Magnus test is a test to examine the response of a sample of tissue that expands or contracts, such as the blood vessel, enteron, or trachea of a mouse or rat, to the medicine applied to the sample.

This test generally requires a lot of repetition. The data filing and trigger functions of the TA220-2000 series provide automatic processing of this work. Moreover, using strain input signal modules allows a tension sensor to be directly connected to the recorder thus eliminating troublesome cabling. The operator can examine waveforms on the built-in, color monitor during data acquisition and easily read measured values converted to engineering units.

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