HBM UK Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
Latest EASYswitch reduces rejects.
HBMs EASYswitch process controller with TEDS now allows the testing of up to five switch elements in one cycle. The range of different sensors has been increased for improved monitoring of switching systems for power distribution in automotive or high-quality consumer goods.
Using EASYswitch provides added security by reducing potential claims under product liability legislation since it gives traceable data in the event of customer complaints. Accurately monitoring and documenting switching systems reduces the percentage of rejects and production downtime.
EASYswitch works by providing consistent recording of the functioning of switching elements and locking systems using force, displacement or torque angle of rotation sensors during production.
EASYswitch is intended for the automotive, energy and other markets where high-quality production and traceability demands are very high.
Correctly testing switches and locking systems gives immediate results for optimal quality and production control.
To aid manufacturers, EASYswitch features tactile feedback when activating pushbuttons and rotary switches as well as identifying and documenting the switching characteristics of single- or multiple-pole voltage switches.
Based on HBMs PME modules, EASYswitch can easily be integrated into existing systems and customized applications using the API software library. Test stands can be integrated using Fieldbus (Profibus-DPV1) or Fast Ethernet while setup and handling is simplified by using PME-Assistant. EASYswitch can be remotely controlled and serviced using Ethernet or through the Internet.
Results can be seen visually using the FASTpress software package running on standard IPC equipment with Windows Vista, XP and CE. Test results and parameter sets can be stored on memory card in the MP85A-S or via Ethernet on a stand-alone PC or industrial server.
EASYswitch is provided in a compact and robust industrial housing and comes with an excellent price/performance ratio.
More information is available at http://www.hbm.com/production
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.
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