iDash is a Powerful Engineering Tool

The Banks iDash is one of the most powerful engineering tools on the market. Did you know that you can collect data with the 4-Channel Thermocouple Module4-Channel Analog Module5-Channel Analog with Frequency? Then you can also record all the data from a huge variety of sensors with the iDash Datamonster. It wasn’t long ago that the Banks engineering team relied on rather expensive means of capturing data.

Due to the cost of these massive data acquisition stacks, there was not a lot to spread around. Meaning that projects would have to wait months until another was done, freeing up the equipment. The complexity of the instrumentation was another disadvantage. It often required seats to be removed and permanent mounting solutions made to a vehicle. Essentially, borrowing a vehicle for testing was not something that we could normally do. This all changed with a rather advanced, but affordable solution: the iDash DataMonster.

A row iDash DataMonsters collecting data from the Banks dyno

The iDash DataMonster and 4-Channel modules were developed not to compete with others on the market but instead born out of necessity. Taking into consideration all of the required data and experience with lab-quality instrumentation, Banks decided to create affordable digital gauges and modules that are small, easy to install, and advanced enough to satisfy their needs first. It’s not just another product created to sell, but an instrument Banks engineers wanted for themselves.

A row of thermocouple modules collecting data.

DataMonsters and Sensor Modules are used in every dyno cell, every vehicle, and every data station, making the ability to record and collect reliable data affordable and less intrusive. From the data that they can provide, we can fingerprint how an engine, or a single component, behaves. How can you use the iDash and modules in your vehicles? Take look at this article for some great ideas.