RAPID Test Cell Controller

RAPID Multi-Loop Control System

Multi-Loop Controller for Test Systems

The RAPID Test Cell Controller is an integrated, multi-loop control and data acquisition system for test cell applications, designed to provide maximum performance at an affordable price.

RAPID is ideal for fast deployment of motion control and measurement applications, such as dynamometers, hydraulics, and other test systems with up to four control loops.

Common applications for the RAPID multi-loop controller include:

  • Materials load frame test
  • Small engine test cells
  • Tire lab test
  • Engine and transmission remanufacturing
  • Contract test lab
  • Block cycle test
  • Component test 
  • Actuator test
  • Motor test

Contact us for pricing or more information on the RAPID controller or turnkey solutions. Training and support services are also available for configuration, integration, startup, or per person on-site instruction.

 

This 19” 3U rack-mount turnkey solution is well-suited for engineers looking to replace legacy controllers, or to add features to existing systems, including:

  • Out-of-the-box functionality with quick installation and easy configuration
  • Deterministic performance and reliability provided by the power fo a FPGA
  • Easy connectivity and wiring to I/O, safety circuits, and various signal conditioning options
  • Extensive software capabilities including easy, user-configurable screens, flexible control settings, test profile creation, and data logging
  • Cost-efficient, open-source solutions for multi-axis control and data acquisition 

 

Each RAPID controller comes with standard, preconfigured I/O and a desktop computer preloaded with INERTIA control software. Features include:

  • 4-axis test cell controller with 4 kHz digital PID loop closure
  • 19” 3U rack-mount enclosure
  • Wide variety of preconfigured I/O including 32 analog inputs, 20 digital inputs, and 20 digital outputs

- I/O features screw terminal connectors and externally accessible switches for configuring voltage or current inputs

  • Operator desktop computer preloaded with INERTIA™ control software and examples

- Software features extensive user configuration options with flexible control settings, test profile creation, configurable alarms, definable user interfaces, data acquisition, and reporting functions 

  • Emergency stop button and connectivity to safety circuits
  • Ribbon cable connectors that provide expansion options for signal conditioning backplanes, digital I/O, TTL level I/O, and other connectivity products

 

Training and support services are also available for configuration, integration, startup, or per person on-site instruction.

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  • "We are constantly developing specialized equipment, sensors, actuators, and electronics for high-technology systems, and this real-time control system gave us the flexibility and customization we needed to test a unique actuator with unique requirements."

    Michael Condon
    General Atomic

  • "Wineman gets things done right and they get them done on time. They take responsibility for their actions and work closely with Freightliner to give us the best service possible."

    Freightliner

  • "WTI has done an excellent job of providing timely technical support for our HIL test systems and has been very responsive to fixing issues and implementing enhancements."

    Lear Corporation

  • "We appreciate all of your help on everything in this project! I had high expectations and this has been a huge upgrade for our facility and I look forward to working with you again in the near future."

    Jacobs Technology

  • "I've been working in the field of data acquisition and control for over 25 years. INERTIA is the only control package that offers this level of customization with a straightforward programming methodology."

    Edward Tomlinson
    Lehigh University

  • "The Wineman Technology software and real-time controller INERTIA is the new benchmark for servo hydraulic control systems. INERTIA is a cost-effective and powerful tool that is highly adaptable to any system that you may have to operate."

    Brose

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    Jason G. Bauman
    Lear Corporation - Electrical & Electronics Division

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    Refractory Composites

  • "Wineman gets things done right and they get them done on time. They take responsibility for their actions and work closely with Freightliner to give us the best service possible."

    Freightliner

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    Wright Patterson AFB

  • "Wineman Technologies, Inc. provided us with the service needed to complete our projects on time and within our budget. We will be happy to work with them as a partner on future projects."

    Dr. Harold Schock
    Michigan State University

  • "We are constantly developing specialized equipment, sensors, actuators, and electronics for high-technology systems, and this real-time control system gave us the flexibility and customization we needed to test a very unique actuator with very unique requirements."

    Michael Condon
    General Atomic

  • "WTI has done an excellent job of providing timely technical support for our HIL test systems and has been very responsive to fixing issues and implementing enhancements."

    Lear Corporation

  • "I originally sourced another company for our equipment and yet another NI alliance member for an upgrade, dissatisfied with the performance and in an emergency need, I contacted WTI on a Friday afternoon. The next day, a Saturday, an engineer was onsite."

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