Latest compact charge amplifiers measure very wide force range

HBM has upgraded its CMA compact charge amplifier with five new measurement ranges enabling users to easily select the corresponding charge amplifier for every range.

The measurement ranges now start from 1,000 pC for measuring very small forces and increment in ten stages up to 2 million pC for the measurement of very large forces.
The devices are delivered with two - 100% and 20% of the nominal (rated) force - calibrated measuring ranges and a calibration certificate. The CMA charge amplifiers can be easily mounted and are suited for demanding environmental conditions because they are electrically and benefit from IP65 protection.

Piezoelectric force measurement chains are indispensable in modern production plants for quality control and control processes. The advantage of using these devices is that the output signal of the sensors is a function of the applied measured force; it is independent of the measurement range. This makes charge amplifiers, where the measurement signal can be output as a voltage value suitable for a wide range of loads.

Typical applications for piezoelectric force measurement technology are force measurement in machines or the monitoring of production processes.

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:

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

July 2012

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