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New Micro-Measurements® High-Speed Data Acquisition System Offers Scanning Rates to 50,000 Samples/Second for Dynamic Testing Applications
MALVERN, Pa. Feb. 24, 2016 — Micro-Measurements®, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, today introduced its first high-speed data acquisition system for dynamic test and measurement applications. Featuring a scanner with twelve RJ-45 strain gage inputs and four configurable auxiliary slots to accommodate signals from thermocouples, piezoelectric sensors (both charge mode and voltage mode), and high-level voltage sensors, the System 9000 StrainSmart® Data Acquisition System provides scanning rates up to 50,000 samples/second, supports full-, half-, or quarter-bridge configurations, and offers built-in precision bridge completion for 120 Ω, 350 Ω, and 1000 Ω bridges.
Optimized for automotive, aerospace, rail, consumer, and military testing applications, all System 9000 channels are sampled simultaneously. Users can deploy scanners independently or use up to three together for 48 channels (36 strain gage and 12 configurable) of fully synchronized data acquisition. Each channel’s data is processed in a 24-bit digital signal processor with filtering via finite impulse response (FIR), multi-state filters for excellent noise rejection, stability, and unsurpassed measurement accuracy. The processors over-sample data at a rate of 128 times the selected rate, providing high-quality, low-noise data at rates of 50,000, 25,000, 10,000, and 5,000 samples/second — without the need for signal averaging.
The System 9000’s scanner communicates with a host PC via an auto-configured, 100 Mbit DHCP Ethernet connection. Micro-Measurements’ StrainSmart software, available separately, is ideal for configuring, controlling, and acquiring data from the system. To eliminate downtime associated with sending the unit back to the factory for periodic calibration, the System 9000 is available with an optional system voltage calibration card. The card allows the gain and offset of each channel to be calibrated under actual operating conditions, minimizing errors due to environmental factors.
Offering compact dimensions of 3.5 in by 17.2 in by 11.5 in (89 mm by 437 mm by 292 mm), the System 9000’s scanner features an aluminum-alloy enclosure to provide superior strength and durability, while minimizing RF emissions and susceptibility. A rack-mount kit is also available.
Production quantities of the System 9000 are currently available from stock.
Further information about the System 9000 and other Micro-Measurements products is available at www.micro-measurements.com. Follow Micro-Measurements at www.strainblog.com or twitter.com/strain_gage.
About Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (NYSE: VPG)
VPG is an internationally recognized designer, manufacturer and marketer of: components based on its resistive foil technology; sensors; and sensor-based systems specializing in the growing markets of stress, force, weight, pressure, and current measurements. VPG is a market leader of foil technology products, providing ongoing technology innovations in precision foil resistors and foil strain gages, which are the foundation of the company’s force sensors products and its weighing and control systems. The product portfolio consists of a variety of well-established brand names recognized for precision and quality in the marketplace. To learn more, visit VPG at www.vpgsensors.com.
About Micro-Measurements
Micro-Measurements, a Vishay Precision Group, Inc. (VPG) brand, is dedicated to the development, manufacture, and marketing of resistive-foil sensors for high-precision strain measurement. Micro-Measurements offers a full complement of strain gages, PhotoStress® equipment and coatings, data acquisition systems, and supplies necessary to obtain accurate, reliable stress data. Our products are used throughout the industrialized world — both in the practice of stress measurements analysis and as the sensing elements in a wide variety of transducers for measuring physical variables (weight, force, torque, pressure, etc.). More information about Micro-Measurements is available at www.micro-measurements.com.
Micro-Measurement, StrainSmart and PhotoStress are registered trademarks of VPG.