Strain-gage communication by fieldbus saves costs.

HBM’s AED system gives cost savings through the increased used of fieldbus technology in plant engineering and automation technology by enabling strain-gage transducers to be digitally connected to standard fieldbuses without any loss of information.

By using fieldbus technologies no control cabinet is required on site while the system can assume PLC control tasks. The system is supplied with integrated, electrically isolated control inputs and outputs and can be used for both static and dynamic applications.

The fully computer-controlled AED system aids plant efficiency because fieldbus interfaces cover longer distances while the industry-standard housing is installed close to the application providing a high degree of protection.

All common interfaces are supported including: the latest generation of Profibus DP V1, CANopen, and DeviceNet, as well as RS 232, RS 422, and RS 485.

The AED system uses the voltage supply common in industrial applications of 18...30 V and includes different digital filters, sampling rate adaptation, works and user characteristics, and linearization. Over 100 structured commands provide access to the strain-gage transducer or system. Specialized features include smart optimization functions and control functions required for repetitive processes, for example, in automatic scales. Service, development, start-up, and parameterization software are also available.

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 2007

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