The Rapid II 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 II combines the latest in digital control technology with off-the-shelf hardware to produce one of the industry's most powerful, flexible and advanced controllers at a cost-effective price. This high-speed, 4-channel PID controller includes ample I/O to act both as a system controller and a data acquisition system, reducing overall system cost and complexity.
Designed for integrators, OEMs, and DIYers, these systems can be configured to fit your needs with little upfront costs and minimal risk while benefiting from a stable, powerful platform.
Common applications for the Rapid II multi-loop controller include:
The 19” 3U rack-mount turnkey solution is well-suited for engineers looking to replace legacy controllers, or to add features to existing systems, including:
Each Rapid II controller comes with standard, preconfigured I/O and a desktop computer preloaded with INERTIA™ control software. Features include:
The Rapid controller is a complete data acquisition and control solution geared toward smaller, less complex test cell applications. In this paper, we discuss four real-world examples where RAPID is well-suited as a turnkey test cell controller.
Updating dynamometer controls in a test lab for air-cooled engines, so that the dynamometer will run independent of a larger testing system for on-the-fly, custom measurements.