Digital Charge Amplifier features integrated Ethernet interface.
June 7, 2010 -
Equipped with 2 digital outputs, Model CMD600 acquires signals from connected piezoelectric sensor and makes them available to downstream machine control as analog voltage signal from 0 to ±10 V up to measuring bandwidth of 30 kHz, or in digital form as measured value streaming, via Ethernet. Sensitivity and measuring range can be adjusted using software, without loss of accuracy, in range of 1:10,000. CMD Assistant allows user to configure amplifier via integrated Ethernet interface.
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CMD600 from HBM - A Robust, Digital Charge Amplifier for Piezo Sensors with an Integrated Ethernet Interface
Darmstadt - The robustness and accuracy of the piezoelectric sensors of HBM's PACEline series make them particularly suitable for measuring mechanical quantities such as force and pressure in industrial applications. The new CMD600 digital charge amplifier from HBM acquires signals from a connected sensor and makes them available to a downstream machine control as an analog voltage signal (0 to ±10 V) up to a measuring bandwidth of 30 kHz, or in digital form as measured value streaming, via Ethernet. The CMD600 is compact, robust and noise-immune, making it eminently suitable for industrial applications. All the usual piezoelectric sensors can be operated with the charge amplifier. Sensitivity and measuring range can be easily adjusted using the software, without loss of accuracy, in a range of 1:10,000. Integration is especially user-friendly. The "CMD Assistant" software included in the scope of supply allows the user to configure the amplifier quickly and easily via the integrated Ethernet interface. The "SensorTeach" function is a global innovation and is also particularly convenient and efficient. The measuring range is scanned once. Then the amplifier is automatically scaled to the determined minimum and maximum values. A service tool ("stripchart") integrated in the software makes it easy to display and record the measured values. The amplifier supports the Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS), so downstream amplifiers can detect and automatically use the measurement chain settings. The charge amplifier has two digital outputs for applications in machine control, and these can be used, for example, for rapid limit value control or peak value monitoring up to 10 kHz. Typical areas of application for the CMD600 are found in production, joining and forming processes, in test benches for engines or gears, and in research & development.
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