Stack Multi-Function Recorder -
MFR System


Powerful, scalable single module Data Logging solution.

The Stack ST8956 Multi-Function Recorder (MFR) can monitor a range of values, known as performance parameters, needed for effective car and driver management in most competitive situations.

The system consists of a 14 input sensor module with a built-in 32 MB data recorder. All of the sensors may be recorded at rates up to 200Hz.  Data recording can be configured to start when a parameter, eg, Engine Speed, rises above a preset value.

The recorder can hold 30 Runs and those runs can be downloaded to your PC using the Stack DataPro software.

The MFR can be used to drive a configurable remote Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), ST8995-2, in real-time.

The Multi-Function Recorder can record up to 45 channels across the Stack CAN network as a whole, with a network capacity of up to 4000 samples per second.

ST8916 multi-function display system

Stack's Multi-Function (Data) Recording system combines the proven benefits of integrated STACK Display systems with the latest STACK data logging technology. The module has the basic functions available out of the box: the advanced functions can be made operational simply by PIN code activation.

MFR Options

Key Features

 

The MFR system is available in 4 versions:

The “Clubman” function is perfect for the novice, the “Clubman-Plus” offers more recording channels, the “Semi-pro” system for more advanced requirements and the “Pro” system for extensive measuring tasks

 

Data Recording Options
 
CLUBMAN
CLUBMAN-PLUS
SEMI-PRO
PRO
Number of recording channels
14
24
34
45
Maximum Sample Rate (Hz)
200
200
200
200
Individual sample rate on each channel
Total Recorder samples per second
4000
4000
4000
4000
No of channels @ max. sampling rate
20
20
20
20
Standard memory size (MB)
32MB
32MB
32MB
32MB

 

Pin-code activation means upgrading is problem-free and can be done at any time.

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Display Options
The MFR can be used to drive a either a Stack configurable remote Liquid Crystal Display (ST8995-2) or a Stack Steering Wheel Display (ST8600), in real-time.

Stack's slimline display

Stack's Steering Wheel display

 

 

DataProUse with Stack’s powerful but easy-to-use DataPro data analysis software for a flexible and customizable remote data solution. The recorder can hold thirty runs and those runs can be downloaded to you PC using DataPro.

 

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Expanded Inputs Version

ST8957S

A special expanded input version of the MFR is available on request, the built-in 25 sensor input ST8957S MFR2 Multi-Function Recorder System includes:

 

 

MF & MF2 Multi-Function Interface Modules
Used in conjunction with Stack’s Multi-Function Recorder, Multi-Function Displays and Digital Video Recorder, the Multi-Function Interface Expansion modules allow for the easy provision of additional inputs giving the flexibility to suit even the most complex applications.

One of more expansion modules may be networked together to provide up to a total of 128 inputs.

 

CAN interface option
Available as a option is a CAN ECU interface connection to the vehicle's CAN Bus which utilises 2 x 0-5V sensors inputs. The option kit comprises adaptor harness and PIN code. The CAN protocol can be imported from industry standard Vector .dbc files. Recorded data is downloaded to a PC via USB.

 

GPS interface option
Also available as a option is a GPS (NMEA 0183) interface connection, enabled by PIN code. Simply plug in a GPS receiver to capture speed, position, altitude, time and date information to complement the lateral-, long- and vertical-G data from the internal 3-axis accelerometer.

 

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System Architecture
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All gauges come complete with wiring harness and associated sensor (except for fuel level gauge). System includes wiring harness, lap time receiver, speed sensor, USB interface and DataPro software.

System includes wiring harness, lap time receiver, speed sensor, USB interface and DataPro software.

 


Multi-Function Data Acquisition Recorder Module

Item Number Description
ST8956S 15 Input MFR (Incl. Module, sensor & network harness, USB download cable, Logging (14 channels, 200Hz sample rate, 32MB), DataPro software & manual).
ST8957S 25 Input MFR2 (Incl. Module, 2 x sensor & network harness, USB download cable, Logging (24 channels, 200Hz sample rate, 32MB), DataPro software & manual).


System Expansion

Multi-Function Sensor Input Expansion Modules

Item Number Description
ST8933 10 Input MF Expansion Kit. (Incl. Module, sensor harness)
ST8934 20 Input MF2 Expansion Kit. (Incl. Module, 2 sensor harnesses)


Sensors for Configurable Data Acquisition Systems

Temperature Sensors (0-5V), Analogue

Item Number Description
ST657 0C to +200C K-Type Thermocouple Interface with 0-5V output
ST658 0C to +1100C K-Type Thermocouple Interface with 0-5V output
ST269557 4 Channel 0C to +1100C K-Type Thermocouple Interface with 0-5V output
ST991 -20 to 150 deg C Fluid Temperature Sensor (M6x1)
ST269547 Fluid Temperature Sensor, 150C / 300F (1/8 NPTF Male)
ST269516 Exhaust Gas Temperature Two Sensor Kit, Exposed Tip Thermocouple
ST269517 Exhaust Gas Temperature Eight Sensor Kit, Exposed Tip Thermocouple
ST269518 Exhaust Gas Temperature Eight Sensor Kit, Armored Tip Thermocouple
ST269519 Air Inlet Temperature Sensor, Thermocouple
ST269520 Cylinder Head Temperature Sensor, Thermocouple


Pressure Sensors (0-5V), Analogue

Item Number Description
ST269546 Vacuum Sensor, 30 inHg
ST453 0-3.5 Bar Absolute Pressure Sensor with Low Freq DSP Interface (1.5% FS Total Error Band over -20C to +80C) 1/8NPT Pressure Fitting (e.g. Boost)
ST740 0 to 3.5 bar/ 50 psi boost sensor (1/8 NPTF)
ST269535 1 bar / 15 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST269567 2 bar / 30 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST269559 4 bar / 60 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST269536 6.9 bar / 100 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST747-1/8NPTF 10 bar / 150 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST269537 17 bar / 250 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST269538 34 bar / 500 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST749 100 bar / 1500 PSI pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST269539 110 bar / 1600 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)
ST269540 206 bar / 3000 psi pressure sensor, solid state (1/8 NPTF)


Lambda Sensors

Item Number Description
ST994 Wideband Lambda Sensor & Interface 0-5V, 1 Channel
ST996 Wideband Lambda Sensor & Interface 0-5V, 2 Channel
ST269523 Wideband Lamda Sensor & 0-5v Interface, 8 Channel


Pulse / Frequency Sensors (Digital Input)

Item Number Description
ST492 Pulse Amplifier (e.g. Gearbox Sensor Amplifier)
ST493 RPM Coil Connection Interface for MFD/MFR/MF
ST670 Proximity Speed Sensor (e.g. Wheelspeed)
ST269510 Engine RPM Sensor
ST269511 Driveshaft RPM Sensor Kit, 1.875" (47.6mm), Standard Ford 9"
ST269512 Driveshaft RPM Sensor Kit, 2.187" (55.5mm), Large Ford 9"
ST269513 Driveshaft RPM Sensor Kit, Universal
ST269514 Input Shaft RPM Sensor, Lenco Transmission
ST269515 Wheel Speed Sensor, Magnetic
ST269531 RPM Sensor, Magnetic, 5/16"-24 x 1.5
ST269532 RPM Sensor, Magnetic, 3/8"-24 x 1.5
ST269533 RPM Sensor, Magnetic, 3/8"-24 x 0.620
ST269589 GPS Ground Speed Module & Antenna, 10Hz, Pulse Output


Displacement Sensors, (0-5V), Analogue

Item Number Description
ST972 Linear Potentiometer 50mm/2" (e.g. Suspension)
ST973 Linear Potentiometer 100mm/4" (e.g. Suspension)
ST977 Linear Potentiometer 150mm/6" (e.g. Suspension)
ST974 Linear Potentiometer 200mm/8" (e.g. Suspension)
ST976 300mm/12" String Potentiometer (0-5V output)
ST978 Rotary Potentiometer 360Deg (e.g.Steering)
ST979 Rotary Potentiometer Sensor 120Deg (e.g. pedal angle)


Force/Acceleration Sensors (0-5V), Analogue

Item Number Description
ST791 +/- 5g Accelerometer with 5Hz 5-pole Butterworth Low-pass Filter


Sensor Fittings

Item Number Description
ST154003 1/8NPTF to M10 adaptor
ST154006 1/8NPTF to 1/8BSPT adaptor
ST154012 M6x1 to M10x1 adaptor
ST154013 M6x1 to 1/8NPTF adaptor
ST154015 1/8BSP to M10x1 adaptor
ST154016 1/8BSP to 1/8NPTF adaptor
ST269385 Compression Fitting, Exhaust Gas Temperature
ST269386 1/8" NPT Weld Fitting, Exhaust Gas Temperature
ST269553 Weld Fitting, Wideband Lambda Sensor


Accessories, Wiring and Spares for Data Acquisition Systems

Input Options

Item Number Description
ST918083 CAN ECU interface adaptor harness
ST918128 GPS interface adaptor harness
ST995 5Hz GPS Receiver with NMEA Serial Interface*
*Requires ST918128 GPS interface adaptor harness


Display Options

Item Number Description
ST8995-2 LCD Display Pack (LCD Display, Extension Harness & Switch Kit)
ST8910-A 10 Input Dash Display, Black Dial, 0-8k RPM
ST8910-B 10 Input Dash Display, White Dial, 0-8k RPM
ST8910-C 10 Input Dash Display, Black Dial, 0-3-8k RPM
ST8910-D 10 Input Dash Display, White Dial, 0-3-8k RPM
ST8910-E 10 Input Dash Display, Black Dial, 0-3-8k RPM (Inverted)
ST8910-F 10 Input Dash Display, Black Dial, 0-4-10k RPM
ST8910-G 10 Input Dash Display, Black Dial, 0-4-10k RPM (Inverted)
ST8910-H 10 Input Dash Display, Black Dial, 0-3-10.5k RPM
ST8910-I 10 Input Dash Display, White Dial, 0-3-10.5k RPM
ST8910-P 10 Input Dash Display, Black Dial, 0-6-13k RPM
ST8910-Q 10 Input Dash Display, White Dial, 0-3-10.5k RPM
ST8910-R 10 Input Dash Display, Black Dial, 0-6-13k RPM (Inverted)
ST539 5 Stage Sequential Shift Light Module
ST532 Dash Top Shift Light AMBER*
ST533 Dash Top Shift Light WHITE*
ST534 Dash Top Shift Light RED*
ST536 Panel Mount Shift Light WHITE*
ST537 Panel Mount Shift Light RED*
ST538 Panel Mount Shift Light AMBER*
ST918081 Adaptor Harness - MSS Receptacle to Spade Terminal for Shift Light
*Requires ST918081 Adaptor Harness


Lap Timing System

Item Number Description
ST543 Infrared Lap Timing System receiver only
ST544 Infrared Lap Timing System trackside beacon only
ST546 Infrared Lap Timing System receiver & beacon


Wiring

Item Number Description
ST872-925 Loom for ST8916 & ST8910 Dash Display module
ST884 Extender harness Kit (2x0.7m;2x1.4m;1x2.1m)
ST875-202 Sensor Interface harness for ST8956S/ST8957S MFR module (4 digital, 6 analog, laptime and control)
ST875-402 2nd Sensor Interface harness for ST8957S MFR module (4 digital, 6 analog)
ST877 Network Starter Harness for MFD/MF(R)/DVL (1x MSS Plug; 1x MSS Receptacle; 1x MIL plug; Jack Socket)
ST889 Network Expansion Harness (terminated) (1x MSS Receptacle; 3x MIL Plug; 1x MSS Plug)
ST888 Network Extension Harness 1.5m (unterminated) (1x MIL Plug; 1x MIL Socket)
ST918078 Power lead for network harness
ST8991 CAN-USB Data Download Cable
ST918020 Sensor Extension Harness - 0.7m
ST918021 Sensor Extension Harness - 1.4m
ST918022 Sensor Extension Harness - 2.1m
ST269527 Sensor Extension Harness - 2.4m / 8 ft
ST269528 Sensor Extension Harness - 3.0m / 10 ft
ST918037 Spade Terminal to MSS Adaptor Harness 0.4m
ST918009 Adaptor Harness - Spade Terminal to MSS (1.4m)
ST918040 Adaptor Harness - ST670 to RPM (ST670 not included)
ST163021 19 Way Mil Connector-Crimp (Harness Side)
ST581 5 off SureSeal Plug (Male) Kit
ST582 5 off SureSeal Receptical (Female) Kit
ST510 2 Switch kit
ST511 3 Switch kit
ST514 4 Switch kit


Spares

Item Number Description
ST269551 Two Channel Lambda Controller Interface, Replacement Module for ST996
ST269554 Type K Thermocouple, Cylinder Head, Spark Plug Probe
ST269362 Magnet Kit, (qty. 2 rare earth magnets for RPM Sensor)
ST269329 Replacement Closed Tip Type K Thermocouple, Exhaust Gas Temperature, Right Angle
ST269382 Type K Thermocouple Connectors (Set of 4)
ST269384 Replacement Open Tip Type K Thermocouple, Exhaust Gas Temperature, Right Angle
ST269387 Driveshaft Collar, 4 Magnet, 1.875" (47.6mm) ID
ST269388 Driveshaft Collar, 4 Magnet, 2.187" (55.5mm) ID
ST269389 Driveshaft Collar, 4 Magnet, Universal (machine to fit)
ST269552 Replacement Wide Band Lambda Sensor for ST994/ST996
ST269581 Mounting Bracket for Driveshaft Sensor

 

 

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