Many equipments/devices have been designed for industrial applications. Let’s take an example, this LPC2132-based Ethernet data acquisition and control system is a dependable data acquisition system.
For your information, the project is based on LPC2132 microcontroller. It implements 8-channel discrete switching signals inputs, 2-channel pulse signal input for counter, 4-channel analog signal inputs and 2-channel analog voltage signal outputs. Beside that, it has another 2-channels relay output, where can be used to control simple objects.
Basically, all of the data that have been acquired will be then transferred to a monitor server via Ethernet.
Since its terminal is well-designed for industrial use, discrete switching signals and analog signals can be easily acquired, especially the analog signal, which both current and voltage signals are acceptable. When discrete and analog signals are acquired and transform to binary data, the datagrams will be encapsulated, and then wait for the server to transfer.
This system is very suitable for acquiring data or signals from a large scale industry field, where hundreds of terminals can be grouped together within a internet. Normally, one PC is enough for monitoring the terminals, and the user can even monitoring the static, no matter you’re in the office or at home, as long as you have internet access!