QuantumX MX1615B/MX1616B Strain Gauge Amplifier QuantumX MX1615B/MX1616B Strain Gauge Amplifier | HBM

Strain gauge amplifier – QuantumX MX1615B / MX1616B

The strain gauge amplifiers, QuantumX MX1615B and QuantumX MX1616B, are suitable for precise and safe data acquisition of strain gauges in full-bridge, half-bridge and quarter-bridge configuration, as well as for strain gauge based transducers, potentiometers, resistance thermometers (PT100) or normalized voltage (+/- 10V). This means that this data acquisition unit is an ideal choice whenever strains, forces and displacements are acquired and also temperature influences play a role, too. 

The MX1615B and MX1616B modules are equipped with 16 sensor inputs, arranged in a very compact housing. As a result, the MX1615B and MX1616B offer an unrivaled channel density in a small space. Typical application areas include static stress tests for FEM models, quasi-dynamic fatigue tests for life analysis, monitoring tasks, material investigations, residual stress analysis, maintenance tasks (e.g. for mechanical testing of PCB circuit boards), as well as for general recording of the load data in the field.

Like all QuantumX data acquisition modules, the MX1615B / MX1616B modules offer instant sensor detection via TEDS ("Plug & Measure"), and can be combined and scaled freely with all other QuantumX modules.


  • Patented circuitry (4-, 5-, 6-conductor technology, carrier frequency technology, as well as cyclic auto-adjustment on all channels)
  • Robust mechanism, which prevents electromagnetic and thermal interferences in the measurement result (e.g. due to inverter, high currents, electrical machines or temperature influences)
  • Individually configurable measuring rates up to 20 kS/s per channel and with high signal bandwidth.
  • Working standard calibration certificate according to ISO 10012 stored in the module
  • DAkkS certificate (ISO 17025) from HBM on request

Accurate, interference-free measurement results - for dynamic as well as static measurements. Thanks to the carrier-frequency method, you can count on clear results even when very high interferences occur and long cables are used.

Time-saving and efficient

  • Plug & Measure - the automatic channel configuration for each sensor
  • Instant calibration of sensors or plausibility check by internal shunt connection
  • Fast instrumentation using push-in plugs
  • Distributed concept and short, prefabricated sensor cables

Realize time and efficiency gains in measurement and analysis: through intelligently combined measurement chains and plug & measure technology. Mechanical voltages can be immediately visualized, stored or digitally forwarded.

Easy to integrate

  • Suitable for a wide range of ambient temperatures (-20 ° C ... + 65 ° C) with a robust design
  • Instant results with the help of the HBM catman software for data recording and data analysis
  • Real-time integration on the Ethernet fieldbus (CX27C), CAN (MX471C), or voltage output (MX878B)
  • Open software concept (Visual Studio .NET, LabVIEW, etc.)

A strain gauge amplifier that fits into your system landscape. That's how easy it is!

HBM Insider's Perspective Video: MX1615B

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HBM catman: More than just data acquisition

catman data acquisition software simplifies the acquisition, visualization and analysis of your measurement data.

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Available in 3 variants

120 or 350 Ohm

Strain gauge amplifier MX1615B: Strain gauge connection in full-, half- or quarter-bridge with 120 or 350 Ohm

350 or 1,000 Ohm

Strain gauge amplifier MX1616B: Strain gauge connection in full-, half- or quarter-bridge with 350 or 1000 Ohm


SomatXR MX1615B-R: Ultra-robust for use under adverse environmental conditions (120 or 350 Ohm)

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Technical Documentation

Title / DescriptionLanguage
Data Sheets
QuantumX MX1615B - Data Sheet English
QuantumX MX1615B - Datenblatt German
QuantumX MX1615B - データシート Japanese
QuantumX MX1615B - 數據表 Chinese
QuantumX MX1616B - Data Sheet English
QuantumX MX1616B - Datenblatt German
QuantumX MX1616B - データシート Japanese
QuantumX MX1616B - 数据表 Chinese
QuantumX - Brochure English
QuantumX - Brochure (US-Version) English (US)
QuantumX - Broschüre German
QuantumX - Folheto Portuguese
QuantumX - ブローシャー Japanese
QuantumX - 小冊 Chinese
Operating Manuals
HBM Common API - User Manual English
HBM LabVIEW Driver - User Manual English
QuantumX - Bedienungsanleitung German
QuantumX - Operating Manual English
QuantumX - 操作說明 Chinese
QuantumX - 設置マニュアル Japanese
QuantumX CANape Driver - Operating Manual English, German
QuantumX CANbus - Operating Manual English, German
QuantumX / SomatXR - Uninterruptible Power Supply - Data Sheet English
QuantumX / SomatXR - Unterbrechungsfreie Stromversorgung - Datenblatt German
QuantumX BPX001/BPX002/BPX003 Backplane - Information English, German
QuantumX BPX002-SIDE Desktop-Kit – Information English, German
QuantumX case clips (CASECLIP) - Istruzioni di montaggio Italian
QuantumX case clips (CASECLIP) - Mounting Instructions English
QuantumX Portamoduli BPX001 - Informativa Italian
Declaration of Conformity
1-KAB, K-KAB (cable) - EU Declaration of Conformity Multilanguage
QuantumX - EU Declaration of Conformity Multilanguage
QuantumX - Product Type Pattern Approval Russia 2012 Russian
QuantumX - Product-Type Pattern Approval Russia 2017 Russian
QuantumX MX1615 - Product-Type Pattern Approval Russia Russian
Tech Notes
TECH NOTE - Analog to Digital Data Path in QuantumX Modules

This TECH NOTE describes in general the digitalization path in QuantumX data acquisition modules, explaining anti-aliasing filter, analog to digital conversion, digital filtering, scaling, datarate and distribution of data within the data acquisition system or to a data sink whether this is a storage medium or gateway.

TECH NOTE - IEEE1588:2008 Precision Time Protocol in Data Acquisition and Testing

This TECH NOTE explains the highly accurate time sync mechanism Precision Time Protocol or short PTP, its advantages and its use in Test & Measurement applications.

TECH NOTE - IEEE1588:2008 PTPv2-Switches and Grandmaster Clocks

This TECH NOTE shows available and tested PTP components together with HBM equipment and can be used as reference source giving you some recommendations.

TECH NOTE: Using WLAN in large scale measurement and telemetry applications

This Tech Note describes why WLAN is one of the most suitable wireless network technologies for large scale measurement and telemetry applications. It will show its potential, advantages and challenges, as well as how it’s already used in real life applications.

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