In many applications acquiring electrical signals and then subsequently calculating power and analyzing signals in the time domain and frequency range is a topic of growing importance. This article provides practical tips on how to carry out the necessary steps to complete these tasks using an HBM QuantumX MX403B measurement module and HBM catman software.
Electrical actuators are used in an increasing number of applications such as in elevators, escalators or as car components. Actuators (e.g. drives or valves) are rapidly replacing hydraulic systems used for calculating electrical power up to now. Hence, acquiring "electrical quantities," such as voltage and current is becoming increasingly important.
The QuantumX data acquisition system allows for acquisition of both electrical quantities and typical physical quantities, and the QuantumX MX403B 4-channel measurement module has been developed specifically for precise acquisition of voltages. QuantumX MX403B module also enables small differential voltages at a high electrical potential to be measured.
Note: Measurement of hazardous voltages may only be carried out by trained personnel. Measurement categories as defined in IEC 61010 play an important role in helping you choose the right measuring equipment. Please also refer to the safety instructions in the MX403B operating manual.