MP85A process controllers utilize EPLAN Electric P8 macros for improved quality control

HBM has now integrated EPLAN macros with its MP85A series of process controllers making it easier to seamlessly integrate in machinery and plant-engineering automation systems.

MP85A series process controllers from HBM are used for quality monitoring in industrial production systems in tasks such as monitoring press-fit/fitting processes or checking switches. The controller indicates and documents whether the manufactured part is “OK” or “not OK”. Fast error logging enables product quality to be improved and makes it possible to respond early to problems, before any faulty products are produced.

EPLAN Electric P8 is a database-assisted engineering tool that is widely used in modern CAE software; users benefit from integrated planning, documentation and management of their automation systems.

Using macros makes it easy for users to include MP85A process controllers in their planning. Once the macros have been imported, parts data, drawings and pin assignments are immediately available in EPLAN Electric P8.

In addition to ensuring engineering continuity, EPLAN Electric P8 continues to focus on designing in the minimum time - with graphics and object orientation, variant technology and automatic standards transfer.

In future the EPLAN macros will be supplied free of charge on the MP85A documentation CD with every purchase of the process controllers. Alternatively, the macros can be downloaded from



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.

Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM's product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.

For further information please contact:

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Tel: +44(0) 20 8515 6100
Fax: +44(0) 20 8515 6149
Web: www.hbm.com

April 2011

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