MGCplus: The All-Rounder for Data Acquisition

Whether it is calibration, material, or fatigue testing, the MGCplus data acquisition system has been used in all kinds of applications for more than 25 years.

It acquires data on force, strain, displacement, torque, voltage, current, temperature, and many other parameters.

Owing to this versatility, the MGCplus is one of the most popular data acquisition systems worldwide. This means that it offers proven compatibility, not only within the MGCplus system but also along the entire measurement chain from the sensor to the software.

Due to its cutting-edge architecture, the new MGCplus CP52 communication processor provides many new options and is fully backward compatible!

 
Clean measured values guaranteed: In the video you can see how the non-linearities can easily be compensated for when measuring high strains with MGCplus.

Reliable

  • Over 25 years of experience in service and support
  • HBM's patented three-wire circuit to ensure perfect compensation of lead wire resistances
  • Carrier frequency modules for the measurements carried out in environments with electrical disturbance
  • Accuracy class of up to 0.0025 for precision measurement tasks

Investment security: Single-source system

Upgradable

  • 512 channels per CP52, in combination with decentralized CANHEAD amplifiers
  • 128 channels in a single MGCplus housing
  • Synchronous data acquisition of several thousand measurement channels, also in mixed operation with other devices
  • Stand-alone USB data storage
  • Number of channels can be expanded from 1 to 20,000
  • Modular system design that meets a wide range of requirements

Easy integration: A system that can be adapted to every measurement project

Versatile

  • Single and multiple channel amplifiers for almost all physical quantities
  • Display and control panel for operation without software
  • Simultaneous and parallel measurement using three independent sampling rates
  • DC amplifier for dynamic measurement up to 19.2 kS/s per channel
  • Rack frame or desktop housing for use in control cabinets or laboratories

The right solution: Regardless of what you measure

Communication Processor CP52

 

The new communication processor CP52 replaces CP22 and CP42 and is fully compatible.

CP52 offers the following new advantages: 

  • Data recording with USB mass storage devices
  • Two native Ethernet interfaces
  • Enhanced connectivity through HBM device scan functionality and DHCP
  • New sync connector (RJ45)
  • New firmware update mechanism via one-click function in DAQ software (like QuantumX)

 

 

Single-channel amplifiers

    ML01B ML10B ML30B ML38B ML55B ML60B
    El. voltage and current AP01i
AP03i
         
   Strain gauge; full bridge   AP01i
AP03i
AP14
AP01i
AP03i
AP14
AP01i
AP03i
AP01i
AP03i
AP14
 
   Strain gauge; half bridge  

AP01i
AP03i
AP14

AP14   AP01i
AP03i
AP14
 

  

Strain gauge; quarter bridge

  AP14 AP14      

   

Inductive full- and half bridge

        AP01i
AP03i
 
    Piezo-resistive transducer   AP01i
AP03i
       

  

Digital input and output (dynamic): torque, rotation speed, pulse counting

          AP17
   Analog output AP01i
AP03i
AP01i
AP03i
AP14
AP01i
AP03i
AP14
AP01i
AP03i
AP01i
AP03i
AP14
AP17

 

Multi-channel amplifiers

    ML801B ML455 ML460
   El. voltage AP402i
AP801
AP801S6
   
   El. current AP402i     
    Strain gauge; full- and half bridge AP810i
AP815i
AP455i
AP455iS6 
 

  

Strain gauge; quarter bridge

AP814Bi
AP815i 
   

   

Inductive full- and half bridge

  AP455i
AP455iS6 
 

  

LVDT

  AP455i
AP455iS6 
 

  

Potentiometer

 AP836i    
   Current-fed piezo-electric transducer  AP418i    
   Thermocouple AP809    
   Resistance thermometer (RTD) AP835     

  

Digital input and output: torque, rotation speed, pulse counting 

    AP460i 

 

Special modules

    ML70B ML71B ML74B ML77B ML78B
  CANHEAD    

AP74

   
  Digital input and output (static) AP75        AP75
   Analog output AP75
AP78
      AP75
AP78
   CAN bus AP71 AP71      
   PROFIBUS       AP77  
  Serial port AP72        

 

 

MGCplus Product Literature and Downloads

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English, German
Driver

Only available in German language.

The driver allows to integrate QuantumX, SomatXR, PMX and MGCplus in DIAdem.

Please see the Release Notes for further details and requirements.


Date: 10/2016
Version: 6.1
Size: 55 MB
Related Documents:
Multilanguage

The HBM common API enables users to develop their own PC software application using Microsoft Visual Studio, to integrate HBM DAQ systems QuantumX, SomatXR, PMX and MGCplus.
The download includes the API as well as documentation and examples.


Date: 03/2016
Version: 3.1
Size: 12 MB
Related Documents:
Multilanguage

The driver allows to integrate QuantumX, SomatXR, PMX and MGCplus in LabVIEW.
Please see the Release Notes for futher details and requirements.


Date: 01/2017
Version: 3.0
Size: 11 MB
Related Documents:
Multilanguage

The driver allows to integrate QuantumX, SomatXR, PMX and MGCplus in LabVIEW.
Please see the Release Notes for futher details and requirements.


Date: 01/2017
Version: 3.0
Size: 12 MB
Related Documents:
Multilanguage
Declaration of Conformity
Multilanguage
Multilanguage
Software

The USB driver supports the USB interface of MGCplus CP42/CP22 and the HBM USB adapter for MGCplus CP32 and Spider8. PC operating system: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10 (32-bit and 64-bit).

For Spider8: Windows 7/8/10 requires Firmware version P1.70 or higher.


Date: 05/2013
Version: 3.3.3.2
Size: 933 KB
Multilanguage

Date: 10/2005
Version: EXT051010
Size: 2 MB
Multilanguage

MatLab M-file for file import of CP42 measurement files directly into MatLab. The M-file was developed and tested with MatLab 6.5.

CP42 measurement data in 4 byte INT format (Intel) can be imported. Supported time formats: MGCplus device time (64 bit) and NTP time format (64 bit). You can also import measurement files without time channel.

Access to status information of every measurement value is possible.


Date: 05/2004
Version: 1.04
Size: 219 KB
Multilanguage

Archive including all current firmware files for all MGCplus and MGCsplit amplifier system components. The archive must be recursively unpacked into the firmware download directory "...download", i. e. including all subdirectories. The Zip file includes the following firmware versions:

  • AB22A / ABX22A Version 4.22
  • AB22Apress / ABX22Apress Version P2.38
  • AB32 Version P4.22
  • CANHEAD Version P2.26
  • CP22 Version P4.44
  • CP32 / CP32B Version P2.20
  • CP32-B Version P3.10
  • CP42 Version P4.88
  • ML01, ML10, ML30, ML35, ML50, ML55, ML55S6, ML60 Version P4.16 / P35
  • ML38 Version P4.18
  • ML38B (RD038) P5.62
  • ML38B (RD38A) P6.02
  • ML10B, ML30B, ML50B, ML55B, ML55BS6, (RD003) Version P5.64
  • ML10B, ML30B, ML50B, ML55B, ML55BS6, (RD004) Version P6.06
  • ML01B, ML35B, (RD003) Version P5.64
  • ML01B, ML35B, (RD004) Version P6.06
  • ML60B Version P5.64
  • ML60B (RD061) Version P6.06
  • ML70 Version P2.22
  • ML70 IEC Version V1.13
  • ML70B Version P5.34
  • ML70B IEC Version V5.14
  • ML71 Version P2.16
  • ML71S6 Version P2.12
  • ML71B Version P5.24
  • ML71BS6 Version P5.24
  • ML74 Version P2.12
  • ML74B Version P5.30
  • ML77 Version P2.24
  • ML77B Version P5.34
  • ML78 Version P2.28
  • ML78B Version P5.34
  • ML85/1 Version P4.15
  • ML85/3 Version P4.35
  • ML85B Version P2.16
  • ML85B IEC Version V1.08
  • ML85C Version P5.18
  • ML85C IEC Version V5.08
  • ML455 Version P6.62
  • ML460 Version P5.66
  • ML460 (RD461) Version P6.12
  • ML801 Version P5.54
  • ML801B Version P6.68

Date: 07/2017
Version: 3.34 zht
Size: 9 MB
Multilanguage

MGCplus Firmware Loader MGCpLoad. Firmware download program for Windows XP, 7 and 10.


Date: 03/2017
Version: 3.5.7
Size: 1 MB
Multilanguage

ML71 CAN database for SAE J1939.


Date: 11/2000
Version: P1.20
Size: 5 KB
Multilanguage

GSD Editor for ML77(B).


Date: 03/2003
Version: V1.2.1
Size: 5 MB
Multilanguage

PROFIBUS DP GSD and GSE files for ML77: German version: GSD file, English version: GSE file.


Date: 05/2006
Version: 2.17
Size: 12 KB
Multilanguage

Date: 10/2011
Size: 88 MB
Multilanguage

English | Deutsch

Includes MGCplus Assistant (version 3.5.0.18)


Date: 03/2017
Version: 3.5.0.18
Size: 247 MB
Multilanguage
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