QuantumX MX1615B – Strain Gauge Bridge Amplifier
The MX1615B strain gauge bridge amplifier is perfect for stress analysis; it allows connecting up to 16 sensors or strain gauges (SG) in full-, half- or quarter-bridge configurations. Only one module is required to measure all mechanical quantities.
QuantumX MX1615B Product Description
The MX1615B bridge amplifier offers unrivaled channel density and supports full integration into the modular data acquisition system. All channels support TEDS; they also have been designed for compatibility with ±10V voltage signals and Pt100 temperature sensor connections.
The MX1615B further distinguishes itself with its 4-, 5- and 6-wire circuit-based patented technology, employing carrier frequency methods and cyclical auto-adjustment on all channels. All these features make the amplifier particularly rugged and insensitive to electromagnetic and thermal interference from converters, high currents, electric motors or temperature effects. Furthermore, the amplifier can support applications involving distant measurement sites. Ethernet TCP/IP allows integration the MX1615B close to the measurement point to obtain the shortest possible sensor lines.
The amplifier is ideally suited for applications in experimental stress analysis.
Application areas for the MX1615B include:
- Static load tests for the verification of FEM models
- Quasi-dynamic fatigue tests for durability analyses
- Monitoring tasks when combined with the QuantumX CX22W data recorder
- Material testing and residual stress analysis
- Road Load Data Acquisition (RLDA).
- High flexibility through individual configuration of universal inputs
- High accuracy using patented circuits that are insensitive to interference effects
- Analysis of static and dynamic systems, thanks to individually configurable measurement rates up to 19.2 kHz/channel
- Low installation costs through short sensor lines - distributed modules
- Wide ambient temperature range: - 20 to + 65 °C
- Fast calibration of transducers or validation through internal shunt connection
- Freely scalable system solution - expandable with all modules from the QuantumX series
- Powerful and easy-to-use catman AP measurement software for data acquisition, visualization and analysis
- Comprehensive software package: Includes LabVIEW™ driver, .NET, CANape drivers, web server.
catman Easy / catman AP
catman Easy / AP is the professional tool for measurement engineers and supports parameterization within few seconds using an extensible sensor database. The integrated TEDS editor enables reading and writing of TEDS data on a channel - for real Advanced Plug & Measure. catman Easy / AP facilitates building up of user and visualization levels and features comprehensive analysis options. Graphical parameterization of the start and end conditions for test and measurement tasks is easy. The integrated formula editor allows on-line calculation of virtually any channel - without programming. The measured data can be saved in different formats, for example BIN, RPCIII, MAT, ASCII or XLS for analysis at any time.
The free QuantumX Assistant provides full access to your QuantumX system. The software ensures easy parameterization of all inputs and outputs. TEDS data can be read or written.
QuantumX LabVIEWTM driver
The free QuantumX driver package allows integration into LabVIEWTM.
QuantumX .NET API
The .NET / COM API enables users to develop their own applications, including functions to integrate HBM QuantumX modules.
QuantumX CANape driver
The QuantumX CANape driver enables the flexible QuantumX data acquisition system to be easily integrated into the CANape software tool from Vector Informatik. CANape handles communication with the electronic control unit as well as the key tasks such as data acquisition, calibration and diagnosis. QuantumX facilitates integration of additional transducers and sensors - in parallel and synchronously. The QuantumX amplifiers' universal functionality combined with the CANape driver make the system the ideal solution for functional optimization in test benches and road tests.
The DIAdemTM driver permits direct integration into this analysis tool.
Integrated web server
The web server integrated in every module visualizes the measured data in any web browser on any computer or tablet PC - without software installation.
Software and Firmware Downloads
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|Operating Manual - QuantumX CANape Driver|
|Operating Manual - QuantumX rugged versions|
Quick Start Guides
|Quick Start Guide|
|Adapter DSubHD − BNC (IEPE−MX410)|
|External temperature compensation (THERMO−MXBOARD)|
|FireWire 1394b PC-CARD|
|Mounting case clips - (CASECLIP)|
|Mounting case protection - (CASEPROT)|
|Mounting Instructions for Rugged Version Power Plug (CON-P1001)|
|Mounting Instructions for Rugged Version Sensor Plug 14 pole (CON-P1007)|
|Mounting Instructions for Rugged Version Sensor Plug 8 pole (CON-P1006)|
|Signal Conditioning Module FireWire-Extender (SCM−FW-EXT)|
|Strain gage connection in quarter-bridge circuit (SCM−SG120 / 350)|
|CE-Declaration of Conformity|
|CE-Declaration of Conformity-Listing of the Types|
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