The electrification of mechanics: Are you already measuring synchronously?

For testing household appliances, automobile drives, machines, systems or high-voltage components: HBM offers integrated solutions for synchronous recording of mechanical and electrical quantities. This gives users full access to accurate raw data and less complexity in the test setup.

Electromechanical actuators and drives have extended their success to use in numerous applications. Consider the automobile, for example, mechatronic components are playing an ever greater role in areas such as the drive, chassis, comfort and safety. Modern cars are becoming more and more like driven computers with central closing systems, windows, seats, climate, brakes, steering and electrified drives. Today a luxury limousine may contain up to 100 electrical drives.

The growing demand for more comfort, reduced CO2, increased efficiency and safety functions is leading to a rise in electrical and electronic components such as electric motors, sensors and control units. This in turn increases the need for reliably predictive tests with numerous electrical and mechanical signals to optimize these components. Earlier test methods work with a wide range of different measuring instruments such as multimeters and dynamometers. This means they return somewhat inaccurate results that are not synchronized with the mechanical data, which is no longer adequate.

The rise of mechatronic components

The advance of mechatronic components is by no means limited to the automotive industry. There are numerous examples of applications for electromechanical actuators in machine and plant engineering. Even in aviation many partial systems that were previously hydraulically controlled are now being converted to electrical

The "electrification of mechanics" is indeed a challenge for testing system components. But in the future it will be essential to record electrical and mechanical signals synchronously and reliably. For example, it is extremely important when optimizing system components to analyze the required or reciprocal mechanical or electrical responses.

Synchronous measurement acquisition: HBM’s integrated solution

You're on the safe side with HBM. Depending on the measurement or test requirement, we offer you a suitable integrated solution for synchronously recording mechanical and electrical measurement data – from measurements of low-voltage signals to tests on highvoltage components.

Users benefit instead from less complexity in the test setup and more reliable measurement data – an indispensable prerequisite for making significant improvements in performance and optimizing development projects.

HBM also offers a series of precise transducers for recording mechanical quantities such as torque, force, distance, pressure and weight. Using the Genesis HighSpeed and QuantumX data acquisition systems and corresponding software packages Perception and catman®AP, you can synchronously record additional measured quantities such as temperature, vibration and bus signals. All data, including video synchronization, can be saved reliably and reproducibly in commonly used data formats.

HBM solutions for recording electrical and mechanical quantities

QuantumX SCM-HV
Genesis HighSpeed


The traditional solution in typical test environments:
the QuantumX universal measurement data acquisition system

Recording electrical and mechanical signals synchronously:
with QuantumX series amplifier and the new QuantumX SCM-HV signal conditioning module.

Recording mechanical and electrical signals synchronously and dynamically and calculating power and efficiency:
with the T12 torque flange and the Genesis HighSpeed measurement data acquisition system.

For high-voltage measurement tasks:
the ISOBE optical transmission system and the Genesis HighSpeed series data recorder.

Genesis HighSpeed

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