Amplifier loads transducer data with single key stroke.

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Model ML801B multi-channel amplifier module features TEDS identification. Digitally stored data is electronically transferred to amplifier, allowing it to select correct settings and start taking measurements. ML801B permits number of sub-channels to be reduced to 8, 4, or 2 as needed, giving corresponding sampling rates of 2,400 Hz, 4,800 Hz, and 9,600 Hz. All channels are measured synchronously and simultaneously at signal bandwidth of up to 1 kHz.



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Amplifier Loads Transducer's Data with One Key Stroke



HBM's latest multi-channel amplifier module, the ML801B, needs just one keystroke to load a transducer's data, together with its correct settings, thanks to TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) identification.

The data in TEDS transducers is stored digitally and then transferred electronically to an amplifier, allowing it to select the correct settings automatically, and start taking measurements immediately.

The TEDS transducers developed by HBM uses existing cables so that no additional wiring is needed. Equipment using TEDS must conform to the IEEE P1451.4 standard that specifies the data format and the digital interface for the electronic datasheet.

The ML801B permits the number of sub-channels to be reduced to 8, 4 or 2 as needed, giving corresponding sampling rates of 2,400 Hz, 4,800 Hz and 9,600 Hz. All channels are measured synchronously and simultaneously at a signal bandwidth of up to 1 kHz.

HBM has developed a number of connection boards for use with its TEDS transducers. These include:
o AP814Bi - A connection board for strain gage (SG) quarter bridges in 3-wire circuit;
o AP815i - A connection board for SG half and full bridges and SG quarter bridges in 4-wire circuit, and;
o AP418i - A connection board for current-fed, piezo-electric transducers (so-called ICP transducers).

About HBM
HBM, with U.S. headquarters located in Marlborough, Mass., is a leading global supplier of measurement technologies, products and solutions for industrial test and measurement applications. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - for industrial and laboratory applications. Its wide range of measurement parameters includes force, torque, weight, strain, displacement and pressure. Primary markets include aerospace, automotive and manufacturing. HBM is a wholly owned subsidiary of Spectris plc.

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