Press Release Summary:
CMD600 digital charge amplifier enables mechanical quantities, such as force, pressure, or torque, in range of 50-600,000 pC (pico coulombs) to be measured with piezoelectric sensors and made available either as analog voltage signals (0-10 V) or in digital form via its integrated Ethernet interface. All signal inputs and outputs are electrically isolated, and IP65 rated device utilizes TEDS so that any connected system automatically reads sensor and amplifier data.
Original Press Release:
Latest Digital Charge Amplifier Covers Large Measurement Range
Darmstadt -- HBM's latest CMD600 digital charge amplifier enables mechanical quantities - such as force, pressure or torque - in the measured range of 50 pC to 600 000 pC to be measured with piezoelectric sensors and made available either as analog voltage signals (0...10V) or in digital form via its integrated Ethernet interface.
The amplifier is particularly suitable for very fast measurements with frequencies up to 30 kHz. All signal inputs and outputs are electrically isolated, ensuring simple and secure integration in control systems. Additional digital inputs and outputs can be used for various control functions with peak value or limit value signaling.
The PC software provided allows the user to quickly and easily configure the amplifier using standard TCP/IP. The software recognizes every CMD600 in the network automatically and enables IP address setting.
The CMD600 utilizes Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS) so that any connected system automatically reads sensor and amplifier data reducing measurement set-up time. HBM has introduced an integrated sensor-teach function that sets the applicable measurement range automatically using two known loading points. This means the amplifier can be parameterized via the digital inputs, even without a PC.
The CMD600 meets IP65 and is ideal for use in harsh industrial environments. Typical appli-cations for the charge amplifier are found in production, joining and forming processes, in test benches for engines and gears, and in research and development.
Further information at: http://www.hbm.com/paceline.