Measurement module supports six high-speed DMS inputs up to 100kHz

April 25, 2017 // By Julien Happich
The Mx-STG2 6 from Ipetronik is a six-channel measurement module designed for mobile measurement applications with high requirements in terms of reliability, flexibility and high-speed signal sampling rates.

It supports DMS sensors for measurement on 1/4, 1/2 and full bridges, and voltage measurement in the measurement ranges from ±0.01 V to ±1 V. The analogue inputs feature a 24-bit sigma delta AD converter and are voltage-stable up to ±100 V. Each input has its own adjustable, dual sensor excitation up to a maximum of ±5 V / ±45 mA. The XCP-on-Ethernet connection also presents a number of advantages compared to CAN-based modules: A large number of modules can for instance cater to multi-channel applications with more than 100 channels. The high channel data rates of up to 100 kHz are well suited for highly dynamic DMS tests. In addition, the Ethernet technology makes it possible to cover large distances between the measurement modules, which is particularly advantageous for structural testing on large components, such as on cranes, for example. The Mx-STG2 6 is designed for engine compartment applications and comes in a 213x45x62mm anodised aluminium housing offering IP 67 rated protection. The module works in a temperature range from –40 °C to +105 °C with a relative humidity from 5 to 95 %. It operates from 9 to 36VDC.