Force Measurement

Solutions

As force sensors mainly produce strain gauge signals, there is an adjustment necessary to connect the sensor to a measurement system. The implementation of an according strain gauge measurement amplifier is the solution. It provides a constant supply voltage and collects and enhances even the smallest signal change of the strain gauge. BMC Messsysteme Gmbh has to offer two different measuring amplifiers. The MAL-SG2 respectively MAL-SG5 enables a particularly cost effective and simple implementation. The MA-UNI offers a galvanic isolation, various measuring ranges, switchable filters and a simple offset-/gain-correction. Both amplifiers deliver an output signal of +/- 5 volt, which matches the measuring systems of BMC Messsysteme GmbH in the most perfect way.

With the miniature measurement amplifiers of the MAL-Series it is very easy to connect your sensors to the measurement systems of BMC Messsysteme GmbH. With our 5B compatible measurement amplifiers these signals can even be galvanically isolated from the measurement system.

Measurement Software

NextView

Measurement Device

USB-AD16f

  • 16 analog inputs
    (16 bit, ±10V, ±5V, ±2V, ±1V)
  • max. sampling rate 250kHz
  • 2 analog outputs (16 bit, ±10V)
  • analog channels electrically isolated
  • 4 digital inputs and outputs each
    (TTL/CMOS)
  • 1 counter (16 bit, isolated)
  • bus-powered
  • USB 2.0, high-speed

Measurement Amplifier

MAL-SG-Series

  • compact & powerful
  • size: 24-pin DIL IC
  • 50Hz bandwidth
  • differential input
  • MAL-SG2: sensitivity 2mV/V
  • MAL-SG5: sensitivity 5mV/V
  • sensor supply 5V
  • output filter 6dB/oct.

 

Connection Technology

ZU37CB

  • connectors for 16+4 channels
  • 37 jacks for 4mm banana plugs, 18 terminal connectors (4-pin)
  • connect to DAQ system at D-Sub 37 male
  • sensor supply for 16 channels

Complete Package

Now you've got an all-round carefree package for your measurement task. From your sensor to the connection technology, to connecting cables right through to displaying live data of our signals. Best components, combined perfectly.
Special Price from 987,- €*

* Manufacturer's suggested retail price: Our offer is addressed to industrial and commercial customers plus VAT applicable in the different countries. Prices abroad can differ.

This combination of our all-in-one AMS-Series in connection with the NextView-Software is an extremely powerful, flexible and yet very compact system, that leaves no wishes unanswered.

Measurement Software

NextView

  • Visualize. Configure.
    Scan. Analyze.
  • Application-oriented.
    No programming.
  • Various versions.
  • Show signals.
    Live or recorded.
  • MultiScan & File Train. (just NV Pro)
  • Trigger & Prehistory. (just NV Pro)

Measurement Device

AMS42-LAN16fx

  • 5B compatible for measurement amplifiers of the MA-Series
  • 8 amplifier inputs, 8 analog inputs (non-amplified)
  • 16 bit, max. 250kHz
  • 2 analog outputs (16 bit, ±10V)
  • 32 digital channels (2x16 bit, TTL/CMOS)
  • 3 counters (32 bit, max. 16 MHz) for pulse, incremental encoder, or pulse-time measurement
  • power supply 12-40V
  • TCP/IP Ethernet (Twisted Pair)
  • synchronized to real-time
  • individual plug-in cassettes installable per channel

Complete Package

Now you've got an all-round carefree package for your measurement task. From your sensor to the connection technology, to connecting cables right through to displaying live data of our signals. Best components, combined perfectly.

Special Price from 1874,- €*

* Manufacturer's suggested retail price: Our offer is addressed to industrial and commercial customers plus VAT applicable in the different countries. Prices abroad can differ.

In Detail

To give your application a complete measurement system you will need several components. Below we offer a perfect solution from our modular product range, preconfigurated and optimized in price and value.
Of course all components can be adjusted to your individual needs. Our team is more than happy to help any time via phone or mail.

Force measurements can be static as well as dynamic. To perform those measurements, strain gauges in so called load cells are used. The signal usually changes rather slow, but requires a very high precision. To examine material stresses, vibrations or like wise, strain gauges are applied on the according components to measure the force. Therefore a fast acquisition of the signal is essential and the absolute precision is less important.

In the field load cells are used for the acquisition of a force. To select the suitable sensors, the expected force has to be judged very carefully, because the sensor can be destroyed easily when overstressed. The usual range of occuring forces varies from under 1N up to 100s of kN. Particular attention must be paid to the mechanics and installation of the sensor, since the application of force must happen by definition of the sensor. The force sensors are based on the deformation (strain) of a defined body and are usually acquired by strain gauges. The strain gauge bridges are the essential part of most sensor types. When measuring with strain gauges, mostly bridge circuits like quarter-, half- and full-bridges are used.

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