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32-Channel / 16-Slot Thermal Array Data Acquisition Recorder Mainframe.

32-Channel / 16-Slot Thermal Array Data Acquisition Recorder Mainframe. Includes: 16 Module Slots and Built-in 16 Digital Timing/Event Inputs, Brilliant Color 12.1" TFT Color Display, Built-in 60GB HDD Provides 60-days Continuous Recording of 32-Channels Sampled at 10mS Intervals, 19" Rackmount and Table-top Design, and a Built-in High Resolution Chart Printer. 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

  • Multi-channel Measurement
    Direct sensor inputs up to 32 channels (16 slots).
    16 digital inputs for measuring various timing signals.

  • Large 12.1" Display
    12.1" TFT color LCD display for better visibility of measured data.

  • Long-term Continuous Recording on HDD Built-in 60GB HDD Provides 90 days Recording
    At 10ms sampling on 32 channels

  • Unique & Easy “Pen-Recorder" Mode
    Easy operation like a pen recorder by the touch panel and virtual amp controls.
    High-speed and high-quality printout at max 50mm/sec.

  • Use Same Amps from TA220-1000 Series & TA220-2300
    Same AP amplifiers from conventional RA series. 11 types of amps for various signals like voltage, strain, temperature, vibration, pressure, F/V, etc.

  • User selectable measurement modes
    Users can easily select from five (5) measurement modes_Pen Recorder mode for real time strip chart recording, HD Recorder mode for long term recording of data to a HDD, X-Y Recorder mode for displaying/recording X-Y correlation of two signals, Multi Recorder mode captures transients while recording steady-state signals, and a Memory Recorder mode for recording fast events.

  • Simple Operation
    A “Virtual" Amplifier Control Panel with “Auto Function" automatic adjustment mode combined with our proven reliable touch panel guarantee accurate data recording and simple operation.

  • Upright Type (easy setup on a bench top or rack)
    Parts configuration for measurement on a bench top or rack_control, display and printer units on the front; amplifiers and interfaces on the back.

  • High-speed & High-quality Printing
    Real time selectable chart speeds from 50mm/sec to 1mm/min (resolution: 20 dots/mm).

  • 32 channels Analog & 16 channels Digital recording
    Input up to 32 channels of analog data via isolated, dual channel, plug-in amplifier modules for a wide variety of signals and sensors. Also, 16 digital input channels measure diverse signal timing and contact status.

  • Outstanding Search Function
    Max/Min, time and other search functions are available for finding required data points fast and easily after long term measurement.

  • Standard LAN and USB I/F
    LAN (100BASE-T) for data communication and USB for connecting to external storage devices are equipped as standard interfaces.

Basic Specifications

Display 12.1" TFT Color LCD (1024 x 768 pixels)
Channel TA220-2300 16 Channels (8 Slots) + Optional 16 Channel Digital Inputs
TA220-2800 32 Channels (16 Slots) + Built-in 16 Channel Digital Inputs
Sampling Speed TA220-2300 MAX 1µs (1MS/s)
TA220-2800 MAX 2µs (500kS/s)
Printer Pringting Method Thermal
Paper Width 219.5mm


Z-Fold: 210m (requires optional adapter)

Effective Recording Width 1 Divisio (200mm FS) to 16 Divisions (10mm FS). Number of Divisions 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
Interface Standard LAN (10/100 BASE-T), USB
Optional RS-232, Remote Terminal
Operating Environment Temperature +5°C to +40°C
Humidity 35 to 80%RH (non-condensing)
Power Supply 90 to 264VAC, Frequency 50 to60Hz
Power Consumption 100VA (typical): with TZ220-AP11-101 x 8 units*
Dimensions TA220-2300 Approx. 369.5(W) x 150.5(H) x 301(D)mm (excluding projections)
TA220-2800 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 x4 units)

*Paper feed speed: 20mm/s, Input Signal: 10Hz

Communication & Storage Specifications

HDD Function Set Conditions of Main Unit and Record/Display Measured Data
Capacity 60GB
LAN Function Control with Communication Command, Windows and File Sharing with Windows PC
Standard 10/100 BASE-T
USB Function Data Saving on Storage Device by USB Connection
Standard 1.1
Storage Device 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 Settings To be set with Physical Values (e.g. Voltage)

Event Unit (Optional)

Event Amp (TA220-AP105)

State Setting H, L, or OFF can be set for each Input (without Trigger Slope)
Trigger Settings AND or OR of State Setting conditions of Inputs from 1 to 8
Trigger Related Functions Trigger Output

Print/Display 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 (↓)
Trigger Filter

8.0kg or less TA220-2300 main body only)

8.7kg or less (main body with TA220-AP11-101 x4 units)

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
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 Display Voltage Axis 8 dots/mm
Times Axis 80 dots/min (at 25mm/s)
Printing Length continous

  • HDD Recording Mode
Data Recording Function Real-Time Recording of Measured Data on HDD
Recordable Size 55GB
Sampling Speed 1µs (1CH0, 5µs (8CH), 10µs (16CH) max
Recording Method
Normal or Repeated Recording during Present Time
Waveform Printing (see Pen Recorder) Function Printout Input Signal Data on Recording Paper (Waveform)
Measurement Starting Operation ON/OFF of Printout to Recording Paper while HDD 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 Unit
Printing Density Voltage Axis 8 dots/mm
Times Axis 80 dots/min (at 25mm/s)
Printing Length continous

  • Memory Recorder Mode
Function 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
Function ON/OFF of Locus Enable (Pen Up & Down) Input Signal Monitor, Freeze, Copu and X-Y Display During Datd Recording Available
Axis Setting X Axis One (1) Channel
Y Axis
Three (3) Channels
Measuring Speed 1ms to 1s
Data Recording Function Record all Input Signals to HDD
Recordable Size 55GB Max
Recording Method Standard
Waveform Printing Function Printout Display Waveforms X Axis:  One (1) Channel, Y Axis: Three (3) Channels, A4 Format 
Printing Density Printout 1600 x 1600 dots
TFT Display 650 x 650 dots

Measured Data Display (Replay Monitor Specifications)

Function Display Recorded Data when X-T and 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 1/10,000
Thumbnail Function Display Data of the Selected Channel on Thumbnail Bar
Numeric Display Numeric Value, Cursor, Time, Address, Max/Min and Event
Serach Functions 55GB Max
X-Y Display Channels Allowed X Axis Displays up to One (1) Channels
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 Specifications

Printer Data Information Measuring Mode, Year/Mont/Day, Measuring Start Time Number, Trigger Conditions (Trigger Point, Trigger Date, Trigger Time), Sampling Speed, Paper Speed, Time Axis can be Printed with Waveform. 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 Setting, 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 Function Sampling Speed and Input Range can be Set Automatically by Using "Auto" Mode
Sampling Speed Auto Adjusts of all Active Channels
Input Range Start/End Time and Interval can be set
Timer Function Batch Conversion of Multiple Memory Blocks or Files
CSV Conversion Save Screen Image on HDD in BMP Format
Screen Image Saving Save up to Four (4) Settings of Input and Main Unit Setting Conditions on the HDD
Save/Readout of Settings Prevents Operational Error (Password Protected)
Keylock Function Physical Conversion of Input Signals, Full Scale Change on Display, Registration of Units
Physical Value Conversion Display position of EVENT AMP and EVENT UNIT Information (optional) an Graphic Output can be Changes Set Display Position and Spacing.
Event Unit Waveform Display

Optional Units

  • Remote Unit (TA220-RA23-112)
Function Start, Stop, Mark Print, Paper Feed is possible via External Signal. Synchronization Pulse Input. Output Error Signal, Input UPS Protect Signal
Cable 1.5m, I/O Connector (28-pin) and Bare Wire
Weight 60g or less

  • Event Unit (TA220-RA23-113)
Function Input 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)
Cables 1.5m, I/O Connector (34-pin) abd Bare Wire
Weight 60g or less

  • RS-232C Unit (TA220-RA23-114)
Standard JIS X5101 (former C6351) Compliant
Transfer Speed 38400, 19200, 9600, 4800 or 2400bps
Connector D-Sub (9-pin) Connector
Function Shutdown UPS Enabled Shutdown
Remote Control PC Control via RS-232
Weight 50g or less

  • AC Bridge Power Supply Unit (TA220RA23-116)
Function 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
Carrier Wave
Sine Wave 5kHz
Synchronization Synchronizes with Bridge Power Units Installed in other TA220-2300MF Units
Weight 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 automobilt testing, measurement of revolution, strain, pressure, vibration, torque, temperature, etc is common. The TA220-2000 series incorporates a wide variety of dignal conditioning amplifiers which offer direct sensor input eliminating external amplifiers and thus anable the opeators 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 speads 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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