patented DLI Watchman® DCX XRT is a rugged, four
channel, vibration data collector that supports 4 plane dynamic
balancing and advanced analysis capabilities.
developed the first platform independent portable vibration
data collector with a PCMCIA data acquisition card and embedded
automated diagnostic software. This means that you can now
have many programs running from the same piece of hardware
(just like the integration we see today with the new PDAs,
laptops, and cell phones). The DLI Watchman® DCX
XRT can multi-task as a vibration data collector, a Real Time
Analyzer, a Multiplane Balancer, an Advanced Signal Analyzer
and Online Monitoring System and more, simply by adding software.
in the DCX XRT is Windows® XP Tablet operating system
and DLI Engineering's popular ExpertALERT vibration
analysis system. This is the same software system that is
used on desktops around the world. It means that at the point
of data collection, you have all of your machinery history,
analysis tools and automated diagnostic results available
DCX XRT employs a new pen-based computer build by Walkabout
Computers, of West Palm Beach, Florida. Walkabout is well
known for its "industrial strength" pen based and touch screen
computers. The new Hammerhead is extra-rugged, its enclosure
is milled from billet aluminum, and it can withstand the toughest
plant environment up to 55 degrees C (130oF) and can even
be submersed in water!
DCX XRT is powerful, small and lightweight. It measures in
at 11.25" x 8" x 1.5" and weighs just 4.6 lbs. It has two
microprocessors: an Intel Pentium® III operating at 800
MHz and a Texas Instruments digital signal processor (DSP)
operating at 40 MHz. The standard configuration includes 256
MB of random access memory. The operating system is Windows®
XP Tablet operating system that utilizes a TFT color display
with and active electronic pen. Also included are serial,
parallel and USB ports and connections for an external keyboard,
mouse and monitor.
collection is performed by simply selecting the equipment/test
location from a hierarchical tree, or by pressing a graphical
button on a displayed machine image or drawing. The real time
analysis feature is also quite impressive. Select tri-axial
data and see all three axes update simultaneously.
XRT does not require a host software system. All traditional
host system functionality is integral to the DCX. The device
also does not utilize data collector routes, a complete database
resides on the unit's shock mounted, 40 gigabyte hard drive.
This database contains all of the plant machinery setup information,
previous data, diagnostic history and trends for all machines
in a plant. The user can add or modify machines as well as
review historical information and trends for any machine while
on the plant floor.
vibration information and results has never been easier. Because
the DCX is PC based, it can be connected directly to your
company Network or the Internet. Database replication technology
allows two or more databases anywhere in the world to be synchronized
via the Internet. In the context of an Online system, this
means the DCX can be monitored and controlled remotely from
anywhere in the world. Data may also be shared between plant
sites using portable or online systems to facilitate centralized
monitoring capabilities. Finally, Using DLI's Web Connect
Service, your vibration data, edited reports and trends can
be made available to anyone via a standard Web browser.