Design Engineering

Industrial Amplifier

HBM's PX460 measures torque and angle with no programming.

July 10, 2014   by Design Engineering Staff

14-july-HBM-Amplifier-360HBM, Inc. released its industrial measurement amplifier that enables users to make measurements of raw and filtered torque, frequency, pulse, speed, and angle of rotation that can be used directly by dynamometers and industrial control systems. The PX460 amplifier is a plug-in module for the HBM PMX data acquisition and control system. It can acquire up to four channels of data from torque transducers simultaneously with an analog bandwidth of up to 6 kHz. In addition to powering the torque transducer directly, the PX460 can also acquire encoder signals of up to 2 MHz with absolute precision in rough industrial environments. The amplifier interfaces with most reaction arm-based dynamometers. Using an on-board, position-based CASMA filter, the PX460 smooths the torque measurements so that they can be fed directly into a dynamometer or machine control system using real time fieldbuses, such as Profinet, Ethercat, Ethernet IP, or by using an analog output.

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