Greetings, I have a prototype sensor array for electrical motor testing consisting of 4 digital i2c heat sensors, 2 analog ratiometric load sensors, 4 ratiometric analog current sensors and 2 pulse emmiter tachometers. All sensors are 5v, I would like to upgrade the system to a Rev Pi setup (Currently using pi pico in combination with arduino mega and Raspberry pi 3b). I am aware i2c is not an option as far as I know (Though I wonder why since is such a common protocol for sensors to use) so I need a recommendation for IR heat sensors compatible with a digital module that can measure temperature at a distance (minimum 1000mm).
Since I have never used Rev Pi before (I am familiar with PLCs however, worked with WAGO and BNR) and this is going to be the test case for my company using the product I would also like a recommendation for a core module to go with the analog and digital modules. The whole point of the system is to collect and log data from different electric motors in RPM, temperature, thrust and current/voltage in real time, the output preferred is a data stream that can be read by another PC via serial port (Something the current raspberry 3b is being used for). Currently the sensors data is read by the picos and transmitted to the mega, which processes a single data stream for the 3b that then logs the data and/or transmits via serial if needed.
I intend to replace all of it for a single rev pi core plus needed expansions, so please recommend me the most suitable modules for it. Should this array prove a success, we intend to reproduce it in other branches of the company. I am hoping this endeavor is a success.
Thanks in advance.