HBM offers the market a unique tool with the EtherCAT interface module TIM-EC which can digitally transmit torque and speed signals, angle of rotation and power via EtherCAT. The hardware can support a bus cycle time of up to 20 kHz.
As of now, torque transducers with frequency output can also be connected using the TMC bus. This means that users can integrate both the torque and the speed signal of the meas-urement flange in EtherCAT networks via the same front end. This reduces the variance of the modules and increases flexibility in the test bench.
The module can be used in field bus-based automation and control systems – for instance, in test benches for electric motors, combustion engines, gears, pumps and compressors.