Measurement module targets operational stability measurements

Measurement module targets operational stability measurements

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By Christoph Hammerschmidt

The Mx-STG2 6 supports DMS sensors for measurement on quarter, half 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. 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. With its high channel data rates of up to 100 kHz, the module is suited for highly dynamic DMS tests. In addition, the Ethernet technology makes it possible to cover large distances between the measurement modules, which is advantageous for structural testing on large components, such as on vehicles or cranes. The software integration comprises the integration into IPEmotion via the X-PlugIn V2.04 as well as the integration into INCA 7.1 and INCA 7.2. This is implemented via the IPEaddon INCA V05.07. 

Furthermore, the Mx-STG2 6 offers useful additional functions such as offset adjust, shunt check for the plausibility check of the sensor, internal resistors for bridge completion selectable by in addition to an overcurrent detection facility for the sensor excitation. As an option, the module offers TEDS Class 2 support (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet). All measurement inputs, CAN bus, power supply and housing feature full galvanic isolation. Status LEDs at each measurement input monitor correct channel allocation and indicate excess current during measurements.

The Mx-STG2 6 is designed for engine compartment applications. It has a large 213 mm x 45 mm x 62 mm (W x H x D) 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 requires a voltage of 9 VDC to 36 VDC. If the voltage falls below 6 VDC, the module is switched off. By way of connection variants, Lemo sockets in addition to nine-pin SUB D sockets are available. The Mx-STG2 6 can be operated both as a stand-alone measurement module as well as together with additional modules of the X and M-series. This is possible thanks to a special fastening mechanism, which allows toolless module-to-module connection with other Ipetronik devices. 

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