Spider is a highly modular, truly distributed, scalable dynamic measurement system introduced by Crystal Instruments. It is ideal for a wide range of industries including machine condition monitoring, automotive, aviation, aerospace, electronics and military that demand easy, quick and accurate data recording, real-time signal processing and vibration control.
The Spider hardware is state of the art, best in class performance and flexible enough to meet all your needs. The Spider-80 module with SMB connectors is a small package designed for dynamic signal measurement and remote monitoring. It comes in an extremely compact form factor. Four Spider-80 modules can fit into a single 1-U 19 inch rack-mount slot.
Multiple Spider modules can be combined to form a single high channel system. The Spider system can be arranged with various Spider modules and switches to form different configurations. With multiple Spider-80 units, a Spider system can have 4 to 1024 input channels, all sampled simultaneously. Multiple Spider modules are accurately synchronized through the IEEE 1588 protocol. The data acquired by all the measurement channels is synchronized on the same time base. Accurate time synchronization results in excellent phase match in the frequency domain between all channels, either on the same Spider module or across different modules.
The Spider-80 modules have voltage, charge and IEPE inputs which are ideal for shock, vibration and acoustic measurement or general purpose voltage measurement. Each Spider-80 module is equipped with 8 input channels and can accurately measure and record both dynamic and static signals. The mass flash memory can record 8 channels of streaming signals simultaneously up to 102.4 kHz while simultaneously computing real-time time and frequency based functions. An embedded signal source channel provides various signal output waveforms that are synchronized with the input sampling rate.