PalletDAQ

Transportation Data Logging System

PalletDAQ is a unique, instrumented pallet designed to document the performance of unit loads, cases and individual packages during handling and transport. It is a self-contained data acquisition system capable of monitoring and recording multiple channels of mixed sensors for extended periods of time.

Designing packaging systems for stability or cost savings requires knowing about the specific distribution system, and how both primary and secondary packaging behaves in that environment. This is particularly true with caseless trays.

PalletDAQ conforms to a standard 40” x 48” pallet footprint, but is 8” taller. Hardware and batteries are protected inside rugged metal enclosures, and the system can be handled in the supply chain like any other pallet. When PalletDAQ arrives at its intended destination data can be quickly and easily downloaded. Typical measurements include load, pressure, acceleration, temperature, humidity, inclination, and displacement, but we can configure the system to record other data as required.

 

PalletDAQ Specifications:

Physical Dimensions:

  • Size: 40” x 48” x 8” high
  • Weight: Approx. 300 lbs, depending on configuration

 

Power Requirements:

  • Voltage: 10 - 18 V
  • Current: Typically 10 to 30 W, depending on configuration
  • Batteries: Non-rechargeable or rechargeable
  • Test Duration: In excess of 7 days

 

Data Acquisition System:

  • Number of channels: Standard 4 to 16 channels
  • Sampling rate: 0.1 Hz – 100 kHz
  • Analog to digital conversion: 16-bit, simultaneously sampled
  • Inputs: +/- 3mV to +/- 10V
  • Memory: 1 GB
  • Acquisition modes: Continuous, timed interval, burst, triggered, others