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New miniature piezo force sensor PACEline CFTplus covers huge measuring range

for_CFT+_50kN_02HBM’s new PACEline CFTplus series of piezoelectric force transducers is an ideal choice for making measurements in the production and manufacturing sectors. CFTplus sensors are particularly suitable for covering very large measuring ranges, for e.g., when using presses with a large measuring range.

The CFTplus series’ piezoelectric force transducers are calibrated for three measuring ranges and, thus, can be used immediately upon installation. A calibration procedure does not become necessary at all. Its sensitivity is specified in three measuring ranges (1 %, 10%, and 100 %) to guarantee a wide measuring range.

An extremely wide measuring range is typical for the piezoelectric measuring principle. Minimal forces can be reliably measured even under a high initial load.

The CFTplus series force sensors have a minimal displacement, which is why the fundamental frequency is immensely high. Therefore, they are particularly suitable for measuring fast processes, such as press-fit processes. The EMC-tested force measuring elements are manufactured from rust resistant materials.

HBM offers a comprehensive portfolio of piezoelectric sensors, charge amplifiers, and accessories for force measurement under the brand name “PACEline”. Additionally, numerous load cells that are based on the strain gauge technology are available in different configurations and precision levels. Customers, therefore, have the choice to select the best possible force measurement solution from a single source.

Learn more on PACEline CFTplus at https://www.hbm.com/en/8158/paceline-cftplus-calibrated-piezo-force-transducer/

Measuring large compressive forces economically: New C6B force transducer from HBM

With the new C6B force transducer, HBM offers a flexible solution for economical acquisition of large compressive forces. The sensor is cost-effective and specially designed for rugged and dynamic applications.

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The C6B force transducer acquires nominal (rated) forces from 200 kN to 10 MN with an HBM accuracy class of 0.5. Typical applications include the construction industry, heavy industry and metalworking as well as dynamic measurement tasks in research and development. C6B is extremely rugged and has a hermetically welded housing made of rustproof materials. In the version with integrated cable, the sensor achieves degree of protection IP68. Since the C6B is structured in the shape of a compression bar, the sensor has a very short displacement, enabling it to be used in very fast measurements such as impact tests.

Extremely flexible to use
In comparison to the predecessor model C6A, the new C6B force transducer is not only more rugged, but also more flexible. Users benefit from fast, easy start-up because the sensor is optimally adapted to the application. Different electrical connection types are available for uncompensated installation. The C6B is also available with load applications, which reduce the measurement uncertainty in the application. The transducer versions up to and including 2 MN have an internal bore that allows for the fold-back arm. Another advantage during start-up: The C6B can be mounted horizontally or upside down depending on requirements.

Further information can be found at:https://www.hbm.com/en/7726/c6b-versatile-load-cell-for-forces-from-200-kn-to-10-mn/

Real-Time Test Bench Automation and Data Analysis with the New Profinet Gateway CX27C

The QuantumX CX27C gateway module, the latest addition to the QuantumX modular data acquisition system, offers test engineers maximum flexibility in testing their applications and simultaneous integration of up to 199 sensors in PROFINET IRT in real time. QuantumX CX27C is the ideal choice for quick results even in highly automated test benches with small to high channel counts, such as component, powertrain or durability test benches.

In combination with HBM’s catman PC software, sensor and signal data can be viewed, analyzed and recorded with sample rates up to 100 kS / s per channel, without affecting real-time automation tasks. The gateway modules perfectly play with the QuantumX and the ultra-rugged SomatXR family, even in a distributable way.

Integration is quick and easy by using automatic sensor recognition (TEDS), auto mapping function or parameter file generation and some diagnosis services.

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The QuantumX CX27B gateway module for EtherCAT applications is also available from HBM.

HBM’s QuantumX data acquisition system is the perfect tool for almost all test and measurement requirements. QuantumX is the first choice among test engineers worldwide for reliable data acquisition of various physical quantities and sensor technologies. It has the unique ability to acquire information from almost any type of signal or sensor.

Further details on the product: https://www.hbm.com/en/2131/quantumx-cx27/

Robust, Easy to Clean, and Compatible with the Z6 Market Standard: HBM’s New Z6R Load Cell

HBM’s new Z6R bending beam load cell has been designed for maximum capacities ranging from 20 to 200 kg. It is outstanding for its extremely robust enclosure, dirt-repellent design, and compatibility with the Z6 load cell. Typical fields of application can be found in the packaging or food-processing industries.

The robust enclosure withstands mechanical stress and is not affected by dirt, humidity, and aggressive media. Owing to its innovative design, without any gaps or edges, the Z6R load cell is easy to clean. Scale manufacturers and system operators, thus, benefit from precise weighing results up to accuracy class C3, even in harsh environments.

The Z6R is mechanically and electrically compatible with the Z6 load cell that was also developed by HBM and has been used in hundreds of thousands of projects throughout the world. Integration with existing systems or replacement of the load cell is easy. Downtime is reduced and production can be made more efficient owing to the Z6R load cell’s compatibility and long service life.

Learn more on Z6R at: https://www.hbm.com/en/6789/z6r-beam-load-cell-robust-easy-to-clean-z6-compatible/

Just Two Clicks to Get Your Measurement Result: Data Acquisition Software with Cloud Integration

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EVIDAS is HBM’s new data acquisition and analysis software based on cutting-edge technology and open software interfaces. EVIDAS significantly accelerates and facilitates data acquisition and comes with the HBM Cloud.

Just two clicks to get your measurement result

Due to the intuitive user interface that provides immediate visual feedback to the user, all the steps of data acquisition in any testing and measuring task are significantly accelerated. Measurements can be started right away, as soon as the smart sensors (TEDS) have been connected. It takes just two clicks to display the measurement results, without any programming.

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Software also available in Chinese and Japanese

Besides TEDS and the sensor database, EVIDAS provides two additional innovative configuration options: a convenient dialog for configuring individual channels and direct configuration in the channel table. EVIDAS offers the right solution that meets the requirements of the application and corresponds to the user’s preferences. The result: A user-friendly workflow and a user interface that is available in English, German, French, Chinese, and Japanese.

Cloud included, for the first time

HBM’s EVIDAS software comes with Cloud integration, for the first time, and allows global data access. The HBM Cloud basic package provides 5 GB memory space. Data can be stored, exported, and used for reviews in all common formats.

Versatile application

The typical application areas of EVIDAS software include data acquisition in test-bench and laboratory applications as well as component testing. The Essential edition of the software will be available from April 2018. It will successively be enhanced with application-specific editions.

Learn more about EVIDAS data acquisition software at: https://www.hbm.com/en/6968/evidas-data-acquisition-software/

Special Strain Gauges for Temperatures up to 350°C

HBM expands its range of strain gauges, of the KFU series, which can be used at extremely high temperatures up to 350°C.

The KFU strain gauges are shipped with a 1 m long cables and are protected against high temperatures. They are available in grid lengths of 2 mm and 5 mm as well as in different versions, such as linear, T (with two measuring grids) or R (with three measuring grids) rosettes, depending on the application’s requirements. Additionally, the KFU strain gauges are available with a temperature response matching that of steel, austenitic steel, and aluminum.

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For strain measurements in autoclaves
Typical applications of strain gauges include strain measurements in autoclaves. The gauges can be used at high temperatures for specified durations; at 350°C they can be used for 72 hours or at 300°C for 360 hours .

Go-ahead for cooperation with Kyowa Electronic Instruments
The series KFU strain gauges are the first products manufactured by HBM in collaboration with the Japanese manufacturer Kyowa Electronic Instruments; and HBM has added this series to its standard range of products. This cooperation of two technology leaders enabled HBM to complement its range of products with additional, fascinating sensors, such as those for very high temperatures, and offer these to clients in future.

Learn more about KFU High-Temperature Strain Gauges: https://www.hbm.com/en/7481/kfu-high-temperature-strain-gauges-rosettes-up-to-350c/

Media Contact Details
Gilbert Schwartmann, HBM (Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik GmbH)
Darmstadt, Germany
+4961518030