Equipment and handling

Equipment and handling

ARTES 460 | 600 test instruments can be operated and controlled with the aid of a PC and the ARTES testing software or with the built-in control panel. The control panel features a high-resolution, resistive 3.5“ or 5“ touch screen, function keys and a jog wheel.

The USB, Ethernet and Wi-Fi (ARTES 600) interfaces allow direct connection to PCs or any network.

LEDs for status indication

LEDs on the front panel indicate the states and operating modes of the inputs and outputs. The user can tell at a glance which outputs are active and can easily identify the states of the binary inputs and outputs.

Multi-function inputs

The ARTES 600 features 12 multi-function inputs in 6 galvanically separated groups. These inputs can be used for analog quantities as well as for dry or wet binary signals. For the purposes of evaluation, the response threshold and the response range can be configured freely for the individual groups. In additions to the multi-function inputs, ARTES 600 also features two analog inputs for the 0…±20 mA measuring range.

Analog and binary measurement inputs

The ARTES 460 has eight binary inputs which are protected against polarity reversal and are configurable for measuring dry or wet contacts.
In addition to the binary measurement inputs, there are also eight analog inputs with a switchable measuring range.

Output of control commands via binary outputs

ARTES 460 | 600 test systems can address the protection device under test with binary signals as well as with analog measurement quantities. These binary signals are generated simultaneously with the analog quantities and can be used as control commands for the protection device during the test procedure.

Testing protection devices with low-level signal inputs

Special low-level outputs with very high accuracy make it possible to test protection devices with low-level signal inputs.

Separate auxiliary power supply

ARTES 460 | 600 test systems have a separate auxiliary power supply as standard equipment. The range is between 12...260 VDC.

Operation in a vertical position

All the connections required for linking up to the device under test can be found on the front panel. ARTES 460 | 600 test devices can be stood upright on the floor if necessary and still be operated comfortably.