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Latest QuantumX module gives EtherCAT real-time data

05-26-2009 04:42 PM CET | IT, New Media & Software

Press release from: HBM GmbH

The Gateway module CX27 enables integration of the QuantumX measurement data acquisition system in EtherCAT.

The Gateway module CX27 enables integration of the QuantumX measurement data acquisition system in EtherCAT.

Darmstadt, May 26, 2009 – HBM’s modular data measurement and acquisition sys-tem, QuantumX, has been expanded with the launch of the Gateway module CX27. The module makes it possible to connect several QuantumX models in real time via EtherCAT to a superordinate automation system.

Use of the fast, real-time bus system EtherCAT offers numerous advantages in measurement technology. In particular, data acquisition and control of test benches can be integrated in the test bench itself in order to ensure rapid and precise data synchronization.

The CX27 module enables rapid and simply connection of the powerful QuantumX system with cycle times under 1 ms. In addition high-quality measurement data can be rapidly and easily integrated with the Gateway module in automation routines and in parallel measurement and analysis processes.

Modern data acquisition systems, such as QuantumX, acquire the sensor data and transmit it both in real time via an EtherCAT network and via Ethernet TCP/IP with up to 96 kHz/channel to a measured data server for reliable and synchronous analysis.

The QuantumX measurement system is modular with very compact individual modules. The modules can be used to acquire various physical quantities such as force, torque, pressure, temperature, displacement, position, speed, current or voltage. All input channels in the modules are electrically isolated and can be individually configured. Digitalization is achieved with a high resolution of 24 Bit.

Further information at: www.hbm.com/QuantumX.

About HBM

Since 1950, the HBM Group has built a globally-respected reputation in the Test and Measurement industry, based on the supply of reliable, precision transducers and measurement solutions across a broad range of industries. As a technology and market leader worldwide, the company today offers products and services across the entire measurement spectrum, from virtual to physical testing. Products comprise sensors, instrumentation and data acquisition systems as well as durability, test and analysis software. HBM’s global network of sales companies and representatives comprises 27 subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, the Americas and Asia, with approximately 1,500 employees. The company is also represented in a further 40 countries

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HBM GmbH
Im Tiefen See 45
64293 Darmstadt
Germany
Phone: +49 6151 803-0
www.hbm.com

Press contact:
Gabi Strasser
Phone: +49 (0) 6151 803-8069
Fax: +49 (0) 6151 803-396
E-Mail: gabi.strasser@hbm.com

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