Mantracourt Electronics Ltd. - PRODUCT NEWS
USB Connectivity joins Mantracourts Digital Range
Mantracourt are expanding their range of Digital Signal Conditioning devices with the launch of the DSCUSB. Responding to growing demand for USB interface, the device has been designed to provide simple connectivity between load cell or strain gauge bridge input sensors and PC.
The DSCUSB is for use with most strain gauge bridge input sensors including strain, weight, load, force, torque, pressure as well as LVDT, humidity, accelerometer, displacement & proximity. The device simply connects to the sensor via a 9 way D-type connector and into a PC via the USB port, thus allowing for quick data acquisition and manipulation by free accompanying software. No additional power supply is required as the power is drawn from the USB bus.
Although ideal for 1 to 1 interface the device can connect with multiple sensors with the use of a suitable hub. A choice of MODBUS RTU, ASCII and MANTRABUS protocols are available.
Typical applications for the DSCUSB will be those requiring simple sensor connectivity in bench top settings such as test & measurement, R&D, laboratory and educational/teaching environments.
A leading health and fitness company recently integrated the DSCUSB OEM module into weighing scales. By spotting the opportunity to electronically monitor the weight of diet club members onto a PC, the company were able to record and track the data on a central database. The digitiser module was integrated inside a weighing pad powering and digitising the output from the loadcells. Weights were displayed and recorded in kilograms, stones and Body Mass Index and allowed for reports to be compiled weekly, monthly or on individual weight losses.
The DSCSUB device expands Mantracourts range of DCell and DSC digital signal conditioning devices which have been manufactured in the UK since 1998. The digital DSC and DCells are designed for use within or alongside the majority of sensors and provide a digital load cell with the benefit of high stability and RS485 or RS232 output. This month also sees the launch of a dedicated digital display module. All digital devices have a 3 year warranty and are CE compliant.
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