19.09.17

Chell launch the new NanoDAQ-LT low-cost pressure scanner

Chell have launched the new nanoDAQ-LT pressure scanner which complements our existing range of MicroDaq pressure scanners.

The nanoDAQ-LT is a low-cost version of the MicroDaq aimed at on-vehicle and wind tunnel applications where the class leading accuracy of the MicroDaq / TE DTC scanner is not required. The nanoDAQ-LT is a less expensive and more rugged version which, when combined with its small size makes it suitable for a wide range of applications.

Chell has been supplying a range of high end pressure scanners to Formula One motor racing teams and the aerospace industry for over 30 years. The precision required by these applications has, up until now, priced other smaller potential users out of the market. However, with the launch of the nanoDAQ-LT, a low cost multi-point pressure measurement scanner, Chell’s team of engineers have made a scanner that is instantly affordable to a much wider range of aerodynamic testing applications.

The pocket sized nanoDAQ-LT weighs only 37g and measures 59.5mm x 27mm x 12.5mm (excluding tubulations). The nanoDAQ-LT is only one third of the cost of our top end instruments, which means that many more businesses and applications can take advantage of this latest technology in digital transducers.

Its size and rugged construction means the pressure scanner is perfect for use in harsh environments. The new scanner is ideal for many potential users from motorsport teams to motorcycle designers, trains and wind turbines. Reconfiguration of the port outlets allows measurements to be made more conveniently in tight spaces. There is also the option of having port plate connections rather than tubulations. The nanoDAQ-LT makes aerodynamic pressure testing much more affordable and versatile.

Jamie Shanahan, Applications Manager at Chell said “Pressure scanning applications are an area we’ve been heavily focused on. In particular, the aerodynamic testing of Formula 1 cars, both in wind tunnels and on the track”. He went on to explain “Many of our engineering solutions come from a direct enquiry from customers looking for a solution to a specific problem. In this case, we realised that there were many smaller customers who would benefit from using our pressure scanners. However, up until now many organisations just couldn’t afford to buy them. With the nanoDAQ-LT we’ve developed a scanner that is not only affordable to many more customers but its size and rugged construction mean it’s ideal for many new applications”.

Nick Broadley, MD at Chell commented “Our customers recognise us as the experts in this field. We are very proud to have developed a new product that can be used by many more organisations to collect and monitor data to improve their product’s effectiveness. When we launch a new product, people know we’ve done our research, and come up with a quality engineering solution. The new pressure scanner can be used for anything from Formula 1 racing cars, to wind turbines, train development and even buildings”.

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