UK Supplier of Data Acquisition & Thermal Imaging systems, software and services


Manufacturer: A&D


The A&D RA2300MKII / RA2300MKII-S is the successor to the popular RA2300A data acquisition device and chart recorder.

It features a ruggedized case, increased internal HD storage to 160GB (256GB for SSD option) and FFT analysis software built-in as standard.


The RA2300MKII enables you to acquire/record data with simple operation. Reduced condition setting time and easy measurement can be realized by virtual amplifier setup, a touch-panel and dynamic waveform display on a large LCD. The RA2300MKII features with various measuring modes such as HD Recorder (for long-term recording on a 160GB HDD/256GB SSD option) or Memory Recorder (for fast speed event recording). The RA2300MKII will bring you success in many measuring opportunities such as production line, quality inspection and R&D.

Direct sensor inputs up to 16 channels (8 slots) are available for RA2300MKII and 16 digital input channels measure diverse signal timing and contact status.

  • Easy pen recorder mode
    Easy operation of the “pen recorder” was realized by virtual amp. setup display and touch panel. Easy measurement of a “pen recorder” is yours without complicated settings.
  • Various features at playback mode
    Various search functions are available for finding certain points in large data easily after long-term recording. Fast search using a thumbnail bar (displays all recorded data of selected one channel) and jump search(max/min, time, etc.) available.
  • Direct input from sensors
    Signals from various sensors can be input directly using 11 amplifiers(voltage, strain, temperature, vibration, pressure, rotation pulses, etc.)
  • Display input waveform on a large screen
    A large 12.1” LCD for better visibility of measured data.
  • Long-term HDD recording
    Long-term & high speed data recording by a built-in 160GB HDD (256GB SSD option - RA2300MKII-S)
  • Standard LAN & USB ports
    LAN(100BASE-T) for data communication and USB for external storage devices(USB memories) are standard interfaces.
  • FFT Analysis software built-in
Applications Power

This system has large 12.1 inch LCD and shows dynamic waveforms. Displaying number and dividing waveforms are voluntarily settable so that various waveforms to every application are available.

Setup displays with virtual mechanical switch or jog dial allows users to understand input amplifier settings easily. By using both 12.1” large LCD and the touch panel, measuring
conditions can be modified while monitoring waveforms at the large display. The input amplifier can also be automatically tuned by “auto” button on actual operational panel.

Users can easily select from five (5) Measurement Modes - Pen Recorder mode for real time strip chart recording, HD Recorder mode for long term recording of data to a HDD, X-Y Recorder mode for displaying/recording X-Y correlation of two signals, a Multi Recorder mode captures transients while recording steady-state signals, and a Memory Recorder mode for recording fast events.

11 types of AP11 series amplifiers including voltage, temperature, strain, vibration and frequency ( pulse )are available and they enable every signal to direct input.

This PC application software enables the user to remotely program set-up configurations, record data, make arithmetic computations, and analyze data:

  • Remote Control Feature
    Remotely control all RA series units via Ethernet. Control mainframe data acquisition functions, signal conditioning amplifiers, IR thermal imager and NEC-ATI approved A/D boards and visible light cameras.
  • Multiple Mathematic Operations and FFT Analysis
    Math operations including Arithmetic/Trig/Log/Calculus functions and FFT real-time and post data collection analysis is included.
  • User Defined Monitor Display
    Monitor display of Digital, Y-T & X-Y, and Bitmap data can be freely customized by user.
  • Report Generator and Simplified Print Feature
    Comments and Cursors are easily added to the display monitor and printed.

AP11 Series Input Amplifier Types

ItemModel NoSamplingResolutionDescription
2ch High Resolution DC ampAP11-10110µS16-bitDC amp for high resolution measurement
2ch High Speed DC AmpAP11-1031µS12-bitDC amp for high speed measurment
2ch Zero Suppression AmpAP11-11110µS16-bitDC amp for gaining signals by eliminating offset element of input signal
2ch FFT AmpAP11-10210µS16-bitDC and Vibration amp to prevent high frequency loop-back
Event AmpAP11-1051µS N/AAmp for recording Open/Close for contact events of H/L for voltage
2ch TC/DC AmpAP11-106A10µS15-bitInput amp for thermocouples (R, T, J, K and W) and voltage
1ch TC/DC AmpAP11-10710µS14-bitInput amp for thermocouples (R, T, J, K and W) and voltage
2ch AC Strain AmpAP11-104A10µS16-bitStrain amp which reduces influence of external noise (AC bridge system)
2ch DC Strain AmpAP11-11010µS16-bitStrain amp with DC bridge system
2ch Vibration/RMS AmpAP11-10910µS16-bitDC/Vibration amp for measuring signals in RMS
F/V ConverterAP11-10810µS16-bitAmp for converting frequency into voltage


RA2300MKII Main Specifications

Display12.1-inch TFT color LCD
Effective screen area : 245.76mm x 184.32mm (1024 x 768 pixels)
ChannelRA2300MKII : 16ch ( 8 slots) + digital input 16ch (optional)
Printing MethodThermal printing using a thermal head
Paper Width219.5mm (YPS-106 Thermal Paper)
Effective Recording Width1 division (200mm・FS) to 16 division (10mm・FS), number of division and printing width can be changed.
Channel DisciminationPrints channel number in the vicinity of the printed waveform.The ON/OFF function is available.
Grid PatternStandard (10mm, 5mm), 10mm, 5mm, No grid
Battery BackupClock, Setting value: approx 3 to 5 years (using a primary battery)
Storage Device160GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD), 256GB SSD option , USB memory,
InterfaceEthernet, USB:standard *** Ethernet has basis over CAT5 (shilded)
RS-232C, Remote terminal : optional
Compatible specificationsEMC: EN1326 A1/A2/A3
Safety: EN61010-1
Operating EnviromentTemperature: 5 to 40 ℃ , Humidity: 35 to 80 %RH (without condensation)
Power Supply90 to 264VAC, frequency 50 to 60Hz
Power Consumption100VA (typical) : with AP11-101 x 8 units (approx 300VA max)
DimensionsApprox. 369.5(W) x 164.5(H) x 301(D) mm
Weight8.0kg or less(main body only), 8.7kg or less(main body with AP-11-103x4 units)


Measuring Mode - Pen Recorder

FunctionPrintout input signal data on recording paper (wavefrom)
Mesurement Starting OperationStart with pressing START key or preset time. Interval recording available.
Paper-feed Speed100 mm/s to 1 mm/min (user setting, external synchronization enabled)
Frequency ResponseDC to 100 kHz (sampling : 10 points/cycle).Varies by input units.
Printing DensityVoltage axis : 8 dots/mm, Time axis : 80 dots/mm (at 25 mm/s)
Printing LengthContinuous
Data BackupN/A


Measuring Mode - HD Recorder

FunctionReal-time recording of measured data on HD (sample of peak style is selectable)
Recordable Size155GB max
Mesurement Starting OperationStart with pressing START key, trigger detection or preset time.
Sampling Speed1μs (w/1ch), 5μs (w/8ch), 10μs (w/16ch) max
Recording MethodNormal or Ring recording (repeated recording during preset time) selectable.
Waveform Printing (Refer to Pen Recorder spec)
Printout input signal data on recording paper (wavefrom)
Mesurement Starting OperationON/OFF of printout to recording paper while HD recording


Measuring Mode - Memory Recorder

FunctionRecord measured data on memory in main unit
Measurement OperationOnce, Repeat or Endless
Memory Capacity2MW/ch (w/16ch); 32MW/ch (w/1ch)
Memory Division1, 2, 4, 8, 16, 32, 64 or 128 divisions
Sampling Speed1µS to 100S (user setting, external syncronization enabled)
Waveform Printing FunctionPrintout input signal data on recording paper (wavefrom)
Printing DensityVoltage axis : 8 dots/mm, Time axis : 10 dots/mm
Copy Magnificationx100 to x1/10,000
Memory FilingData is saved on the memory device in binary or CSV format every time when it is stored in memories.
Data BackupMemory backup with HDD (data saved in a specified area of HDD at shutdown)
Save / Copy AreaCopy with trigger at center : 1 to 100% (1% step),copy between two cursors.


Measuring Mode - Multi Recorder

FunctionSteady-state and transient events can be recorded simultaniously on HD, memory and/or recording paper
Pen RecorderRefer to Pen Recorder spec
HD RecorderRefer to HD Recorder spec
Memory RecorderRefer to Memory Recorder spec (waveform printing available)


Measuring Mode - X-Y Recorder

FunctionON/OFF of locas enabled (pen up & down)
Input signal monitor, freeze, copy and X-Y display during data recording available.
Axis SettingX-axis: 1 channel, Y-axis: 3 channels
Measuring Speed1ms to 1s
Data recording
Record all input signals (if input channels is ON at amp setting display) on HD.
X-Y waveform Printing (Printout)
Printout displayed waveforms (X-axis : 1ch, Y-axis : 3ch) at A4 size
Waveform Printing (Refer to Pen Recorder spec)
Printout input signal data on recording paper (wavefrom)
Resolution1600 x 1600 dots (at printout), 650 x 650 dots ( at display)