HBM introduces universal amplifier for QuantumX

HBM's new MX440A is a 4-channel universal amplifier that supports up to 15 different transducer types per channel. All four channels can all be individually configured and can be used for measuring a wide range of mechanical, thermal or electrical quantities such as force, displacement, torque, temperature, pressure, rotational speed, position, speed, acceleration, voltage or current.

The amplifier supports, for example, half- and full- bridge circuits (strain-gage and inductive transducers), resistors, piezo-resistive transducers, potentiometers, voltage, current, thermocouples, LVDT, pulse counters and rotary encoders. The input channels are electrically isolated and each provides one 24-bit analog-to-digital converter. Ethernet TCP/IP and automatic configuration allow for easy and fast connection to the PC.

The MX440A is suitable for a wide range of applications including, for example, automated testing of system components and the testing or long-term monitoring of tunnels.

The amplifier is designed to complement the QuantumX amplifier system and features outstanding flexibility. Features include Advanced Plug & Measure (APM) enabling TEDS transducers and sensors to automatically configure the channel. This minimizes set-up times in daily operation and increases efficiency and reliability.

The MX440A is supported by a comprehensive software package that ranges from the free QuantumX-Assistant through to libraries for integration into LabView® or into programming environments such as Visual Studio .NET and the professional catman®AP software package.

Further information is available at www.hbm.com/QuantumX.


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

March 2010

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