Latest strain transducer utilizes integrated electronics for cost-effective force measurement

Measurement technology specialist HBM has integrated electronics into its latest SLB700A strain transducers giving users a simple and cost-effective method of force measurement. The SLB700A/06VA-1/2 transducer has an integrated amplifier and works with strain gages giving an analog output from 0-10 V or 4-20 mA.

The strain transducers work in the force shunt and are easily attached with four screws to any component where the loading needs to be determined. The integrated amplifier ensures that the force measurement can be easily set up and implemented.

HBM has developed a Teach-In Method via the control contact to simplify the amplifier set-up. All the operator needs do is to define both the zero and the maximum loading positions and then set corresponding control impulses. This action sets the amplifier so that the output signal is at maximum and the resolution is always optimal. The amplifier has a limit frequency of 1,000 Hz making the strain transducer highly suitable for dynamic measurements.

The SLB700A/06VA-1/2 can be used for many diverse applications. These range from measurements in wind power plants and monitoring of buildings to applications in production systems such as presses, welding units or injection molding machines. The latest version is mechanically backward compatible with the existing passive HBM strain transducer SLB700. This means that applications can be easily upgraded by simply fitting the new active strain transducer with integrated electronics as a direct replacement.

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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.

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October 2011

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