SomatXR MX460B-R - Rugged Impulse and Frequency Measurement Module

Do you want to measure torque, rotational speed, angle, position, or displacement in harsh environments? If so, the MX460B-R 4-channel, digital impulse and frequency measurement module that comes in a rugged enclosure is the right solution for you. The MX460B-R is suited for precise acquisition of the rotational speed frequency in off-road vehicle testing besides ensuring reliable results in test stand applications such as engine tests. In addition, the SomatXR MX460B-R also acquires the pulse width of digital signals.

Rugged modules are obviously the first choice, particularly in engine test stands, since the engines generate vibrations and leaking oil must not impact the amplifier’s functions. The SomatXR MX460B-R, combined with HBM torque sensors, and the use of sophisticated inter- and extrapolation, ensures a high resolution of digital torque and rotational speed frequency signals. Changes in measured values can be precisely analyzed up to the maximum signal bandwidth.

The rugged SomatXR MX460B-R amplifier allows sample rates of up to 100 kS/channel and a signal bandwidth of up to 40 kHz. In particular, for applications in the test stand, the module allows torsional vibration analysis and differential angle calculation, with the possibility of forwarding the calculation results in real time.


  • Temperature range: -40 to +80 °C
  • IP65/IP67 degree of protection (dust, water)
  • Vibration-proof up to min. 10 g
  • Shock-proof up to 75 g
  • Stand-alone use in the field due to SomatXR data recorder

Precise measurement results in harsh environments


  • Acquisition of torque, rotational speed, angle, position, or displacement
  • Sample rates of up to 100 kS/channel
  • Signal bandwidth of up to 40 kHz
  • Torsional vibration analysis
  • Differential angle calculation

High operational safety


  • For mobile use in harsh environments
  • For test stand applications
  • Compatible with other data acquisition systems
  • Ethernet TCP/IP communications outputs
  • Synchronization using IEEE 1588 (PTPv2)

 Easy to integrate and expandable

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Flexible, modular and expandable

SomatXR modules can also be used in combination with other data acquisition systems (e.g. QuantumX). In just a few simple steps you can put together a highly individualized data acquisition system scaled to your specific needs. The modules communicate via Ethernet TCP/IP and are synchronized using IEEE 1588 (PTPv2).

Professional software support

SomatXR users benefit from a powerful software package. Every measurement module can be connected to the PC and catman measurement software via Ethernet. The SomatXR data recorders allows stand-alone use in the field without a PC. This ensures that the data is easy to acquire, clearly visualized and smartly analyzed.