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StrainSmart® Data Acquisition Systems

Micro-Measurements offers three data acquisition systems, complemented with StrainSmart® software. Other software tools can be used as well using the systems’ API. All systems  employ 24-bit analog-to-digital converters (ADC), analogue anti-alias filters,  digital FIR filters, software- switchable bridge completion for 120, 350 and 1000 Ω quarter bridges, user-selectable excitation and shunt calibration, and Ethernet interface to host PC. All systems supports calibration using a removable high-precision calibration reference module (VCAL) traceable to NIST standard, for easy calibration and zero down-time.

      Full screen preview   Full screen preview   Full screen preview
      System 7100   System 8000   System 9000
   
               

Measurement Range

    25,000 - 310,000µε @ GF=2.00   25,000 - 310,000µε @ GF=2.00   25,000 - 310,000µε @ GF=2.00
               

Connection

    RJ45   RJ45   RJ45
               
Sensor Input Type    

Strain, High-level, LVDT, Thermocouple (specific hardware module per type)

  Strain, High-level, LVDT, Thermocouple (Type selected by software)  

Strain, High-level, LVDT, Thermocouple (specific hardware module per type)

               

Bridge Types

    ¼ , ½ , Full Bridge   ¼ , ½ , Full Bridge   ¼ , ½ , Full Bridge
               

Bridge Completion

    120Ω, 350Ω, 1000Ω, internal HB 1KΩ   120Ω, 350Ω, 1000Ω, internal HB 1KΩ   120Ω, 350Ω, 1000Ω, internal HB 1KΩ
               

A/D Converter

    24 bit Delta-Sigma   24 bit Delta-Sigma   24 bit Delta-Sigma
               
Max. Input     ±155 mV/V
@ GF = 2.00
  ±155 mV/V
@ GF = 2.00
  ±155 mV/V
@ GF = 2.00
               

Resolution

    0.5µε @ GF=2.00   0.5µε @ GF=2.00   0.5µε @ GF=2.00
               

Excitation - Strain Gage

    0 -10 VDC (SW Selectable)   0 -10 VDC (SW Selectable)   0 -10 VDC (SW Selectable)
               

Excitation - High Level

    ±0-12 VDC   0 - 11.997 VDC   0 - 11.997 VDC
               

Data Rate 

    up to 2000 S/s   up to 1000 S/s   5,000 - 50,000 S/s
               
Data Storage     8 GB ( 2GB per file max)   PC dependent   >16 GB
(2 GB file max size)
               

Max. Number of Channels

    Unlimited
(with the Sync cable length limit)
  128
(not synchronized)
  48 (synchronized)
               
Software Support     StrainSmart 7100   StrainSmart 8000   StrainSmart 9000
               

API

     .NET   Labview, .NET   Labview, .NET
               
Self Calibration     Yes – with
integrated VCAL Module
  Yes – with
VCAL Module (Optional)
  Yes – with
VCAL Module (Optional)
Power source    

11-32 VDC, 40 A max, or Mains power supply

 

11-32 VDC, 5 A max, or Mains power supply

 

11-32 VDC, 10 A max, or Mains power supply

 

 

System 7100


System 7100  accepts strain gages, thermocouples, high level signals and LVDTs in groups of 8 channels.Two types of scanners,  32- channel enclosures or 128-channel enclosures are available. Multiple scanners can be combined to support  thousands of channels with fully synchronous data capture at up to 2000 samples/second/channel. Each scanner has a built-in, removable calibration reference for in-field calibration.

 

Learn more about the System 7100.

System 8000


System 8000 is a versatile and compact system with 8 programmable channels supporting for strain gages, thermocouples and high level inputs (software selectable). Up to 16 System 8000 scanners can be connected for up to 128 channels (asynchronous), with sample rates up to 1000 samples/second/channel. An optional plug-in calibration reference can be used for in-field calibration.

 

Learn more about the System 8000.

System 9000


System 9000 offers 12 strain gage inputs and 4 user-selectable optional channels modules for thermocouples, high level, and piezo-resistive inputs (charge and voltage mode) at up to 50,000 samples/second/channel. Up to three units can be connected to offer a maximum 48 channels (36 strain gage, 12 others) for fully-synchronous transient data capture. An optional plug-in calibration reference can be used for in-field calibration.

 

Learn more about the System 9000.

StrainSmart® Software


All of the above systems use our StrainSmart® software, a turn-key application enabling quick and easy configuration of sensor and recording parameters. Captured data can be quickly displayed, analysed and exported. PCBA analysis to IPC/JEDEC 9704A is integrated, just requiring a single click of the mouse to access.

 

Learn more about the StrainSmart® software.

 

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