digiCLIP protects against mechanical overload.

HBM has introduced two new modules for its digiCLIP modular amplifier system that extends integration into machine controls and provides substantially faster emergency shutdown of machines/plants than previously possible.

digiCLIP automatically monitors measurement quantities such as force, pressure, torque, and weight in industrial environments.

Both modules - DF31CAN (with CANopen interface) and DF31DP (with Profibus-DPV1 interface) - feature one fast digital control input and two fast digital control outputs with PLC signal level.

If, for example, overloads or disturbances occur, machine protection is activated through the control outputs within 2 milliseconds. Because the function is implemented locally it does not affect the PLC ensuring that production reliability and cost-efficiency are increased.

Functions such as fast and reliable setting up using TEDS (Transducer Electronics Data Sheet) automatic transducer identification make digiCLIP extremely easy to use.
The user selects the switching inputs and outputs. The free digiCLIP Assistant setup software facilitates use of the modules while user friendly functions such as automatic baud rate recognition and hot swapping (swapping of modules without interrupting system operation) are important features for industry applications.

digiCLIP is used effectively in automotive engineering, printing and textile machines, energy generation plant applications as well as in R&D.
More information is available at www.hbm.com/production.

About HBM:

HBM (www.hbm.com) is a globally operating company specializing in test and measurement. HBM provides complete measurement solutions - from sensor to software - based on high quality products as strain gages, load cells, tranducers, signal conditioning and data acquisition electronics and software.

With development and manufacturing operations in Europe, America and Asia, HBM provides measurement solutions to a wide variety of companies in the automotive, aerospace, marine, rail transport, medical equipment, packaging, appliance, automation, and scale industries.

With a 50 year history of quality and precision products, the HBM name has become synonymous with "Measurement with Confidence.

For further information please contact:


1 Churchill Court, 58 Station Road, North Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 7SA UK
Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

November 2006

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