SomatXR Data Acquisition System: Rugged and Extremely Flexible for Mobile Testing and Test Benches

The SomatXR data acquisition system enables extremely reliable and precise operation in harsh environments and is protected from humidity, dust, shock, and vibration. The modular DAQ system can be used in a variety of applications such as mobile vehicle testing, stationary measurements, and structural health monitoring. The modules are suitable for operation in a wide temperature range and can be easily and flexibly combined, in centralized or distributed configurations.

Extremely rugged

  • Temperature range: -40 to +80 °C (dew-point proof)
  • IP65/IP67 degree of protection (dust and water)
  • Vibration- and shockproof in compliance with MIL-STD202G (10 g and 75 g respectively)
  • High signal quality owing to the use of carrier-frequency technology
  • Reduced signal interference due to the positioning of the measuring amplifier close to the measuring points

Easy to use

  • Easy parameterization and visualization of measured data using HBM's catman software
  • Compact and portable
  • Open to the integration with many more software programs as LabVIEW, Visual Studio.NET or CANape

Modular and flexible

  • A modular system, including data recorder, gateways, universal and bridge amplifier, etc.
  • Scalable to many different small and major measuring tasks
  • Different transducers and interfaces can be integrated using a universal input
  • Can be freely combined with QuantumX

Recording Options

Data Recorder and Software

The CX22B-R data recorder allows fast results in measurements in the field using the pre-installed catman data acquisition software.

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Using a PC as a Data Recorder

The SomatXR measurement modules can also be used stand-alone (without a data recorder) with a PC and the DAQ catman software.

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Integration into the Test Bench

The CX27C-R Industrial Ethernet gateway enables the integration of SomatXR measurement modules into test benches. Parallel data recording with catman is also possible.

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SomatXR - Your Individual Data Acquisition System

The modular architecture of the SomatXR DAQ allows you to implement your own measurement system – with a data recorder and catman DAQ software or with a connected PC and catman data acquisition software. In addition, SomatXR modules can be integrated into test bench applications in various ways and flexibly combined with QuantumX modules.


Typical Applications

Vehicle Testing

  • Mobile data acquisition of load on mechanical components on bad road surfaces or track (Road Load Data Acquisition = RLDA)
  • Testing of vehicle dynamics (ride and handling), functional and brake testing
  • Overall vehicle or track monitoring (e.g. railroad tracks)

Railroad Testing

  • Distributed measurements on passenger and freight trains with multiple railroad cars
  • Mobile data acquisition in rail transport such as test and acceptance runs
  • Monitoring of complete trains or track sections

Bench Testing

  • Test benches for the drivetrain/powertrain
  • Pressure, temperature, and torque measurement
  • Improving efficiency and protecting energy resources

All the modules can be individually combined with each other.

SomatXR MX840B-R Universal-Messverstärker

SomatXR MX840B-R: Universal measuring amplifier 

  • Ideal with frequently changing measurement tasks
  • Identifies all measured quantities and sensor types
  • Highly future proof
  • 8 universal channels with automatic sensor identification

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SomatXR MX1615B-R: Rugged bridge amplifier for measurements with strain gauges and SG-based sensors

  • Ideal for experimental stress analysis, structural and load testing
  • For use with strain gauges and SG-based sensors (half and full bridge)
  • 16 channels with automatic sensor identification

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SomatXR MX1601B-R: Rugged measuring amplifier for active sensors

  • Supports all electrical and active sensors
  • For sensors with current and voltage output incl. IEPE (e.g. acceleration sensors)
  • 16 channels with automatic sensor identification

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SomatXR MX1609KB-R/TB-R rugged temperature amplifier

SomatXR MX1609KB-R/TB-R: Rugged amplifier for temperature measurement (with type K or type T thermocouples)

  • The specialists for temperature measurement
  • Individual devices for type K and type T thermocouples
  • 16 channels with automatic sensor identification (RFID)

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SomatXR MX411B-R: Rugged amplifier for highly dynamic measurementsSomatXR MX411B-R rugged amplifier for highly dynamic measurements

  • Amplifier for highly dynamic measurements
  • Supports virtually all common sensor technologies
  • 4 channels with automatic sensor identification

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SomatXR MX460B-R: Rugged impulse and frequency measurement moduleSomatXR MX460B-R rugged impulse and frequency measurement module

  • Precise rotational speed and torque measurement in mobile vehicle tests
  • Sample rates of up to 100 kS/channel 
  • Signal bandwidth of up to 40 kHz

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SomatXR MX471C-R: Rugged CAN-FD moduleSomatXR MX471C-R

  • 4 CAN interfaces for synchronously acquiring vehicle data
  • Support of CAN-FD and classic CAN (incl. CCP and xCP-on-CAN)
  • Measured signal transfer on CAN or CAN gateway functionality

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SomatXR MX590B-R

SomatXR MX590B-R: Rugged measuring amplifier with integrated pressure sensors

  • Up to five sensors per module to enable various pressure measurements (of gases and liquids) to be taken in parallel.
  • For pressure measurements in engine or transmission test rigs
  • Individually configurable: The pressure range per channel can be selected among nine ranges.

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SomatXR CX22B-R: Rugged Data Recorder using catman

  • The ultra-ruggedized data recorder enables reliable data recording and fast measurement results in the field
  • Flexible connectivity: measurement modules, GPS, digital IO, camera and screen
  • Data is acquired with pre-installed catman data acquisition software and stored in a robust file format
  • Can be used as interactive recorder or in unattended test mode

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SomatXR CX27C-R: Rugged Industrial Ethernet Gateway

SomatXR CX27C-R: Rugged Industrial Ethernet Gateway 

  • Output of up to 199 signals in EtherCAT™ or PROFINET IRT for control, automation and monitoring
  • Parallel connection to the measurement software on the PC for time synchronous signal data acquisition and analysis

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SomatXR MX471C-R: Rugged CAN-FD GatewaySomatXR MX471C-R

  • 4 CAN interfaces for synchronously acquiring vehicle data
  • Support of CAN-FD and classic CAN (incl. CCP and xCP-on-CAN)
  • Measured signal transfer on CAN or CAN gateway functionality

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SomatXR: Using a local PC or Laptop as Data Recorder

Using a PC or Laptop as a Data Recorder

  • Stand-alone operation of the measurement modules without a data recorder is possible
  • One ore multiple measuring modules can be connected to a PC/laptop via Ethernet
  • Direct operation using catman measurement software

SomatXR EX23-R: Rugged 10-Channel Ethernet Switch With PTPv2

SomatXR EX23-R: Rugged 10-Channel Ethernet Switch With PTPv2

This Ethernet switch enables SomatXR and QuantumX modules to be connected to and synchronized with a PC or data recorder.

  • 10 Gigabit Ethernet ports (M12 x coded)
  • 5 of these ports with Power-over-Ethernet (PoE)
  • Precision Time Protocol version 2 (PTPv2)

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SomatXR UPX002

SomatXR UPX002: Rugged Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS)

In mobile data acquisition, measurement modules are often supplied by the vehicle battery. The UPS can be used to prevent abnormal termination of a measurement, as the result of a voltage drop or power outage.

  • Protects from voltage drops, short-term power outages, and overvoltage
  • Provides buffer for up to 80 seconds
  • Enables fast re-charging in approximately 50 seconds

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GPS Receiver for SomatXR CX22B-R

GPS Receiver for SomatXR CX22B-R Data Recorder

HBM provides a GPS receiver for geolocation and other GNSS data:

  • GPS-USB-18HZ: GNSS receiver with a USB connection and 18 Hz update rate

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SomatXR SCM-R-SG120/350/1000: Rugged Quarter Bridge Adapter

SomatXR SCM-R-SG120/350/1000: Rugged Quarter Bridge Adapter

HBM also provides an adapter for the SomatXR universal amplifiers that allows for the measurement of single strain gauges via an external quarter bridge arm in 3-wire configuration.

  • Completion of strain gauges to a full bridge
  • Versions: 120, 350 and 1000 ohms
  • Easy installation and parameterization

 

 


SomatXR SCM-R-TCK/E/J/T: Rugged Thermocouple Adapter

SomatXR SCM-R-TCK/E/J/T: Rugged Thermocouple Adapter

HBM provides four adapters with a cold junction for the SomatXR MX840B-R that allow for temperature measurement using thermocouples.

  • Type Ktype E, type J and type T versions are available
  • Locking mechanism prevents accidental separation
  • Easy installation and parameterization

 

 


Angular FireWire and Power Supply Cables

HBM offers two new cable variants with angled connectors for FireWire (1-KAB272-W-0.2) and power supply (1-KAB294-W-5). This allows setting up a centralized data acquisition system with a smaller footprint.

  • FireWire connection cable between two SomatXR or QuantumX modules with a 90° angled plug (ODU, 0.2m cable, ODU)
  • Power supply cable (ODU 90° angled plug, 5m cable, open ends) for power supply of SomatXR modules

 

 


 

Further Accessories

  • Mechanical connecting elements (CASELINK) and mounting brackets (CASEMOUNT)
  • Power supply, such as power supply units (NTX002 and NTX003) as well as cables and connectors
  • BNC adapter (KAB430)
  • Sensor and system connection (cables and connectors)
  • Protective caps for unused ports

 

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