HBM Test and Measurement manufactures innovative industrial solutions that are accessible to Canadian businesses via Durham Instruments. For example, the GEN2tB transient recorder and data-acquisition (DAQ) system is a compact, standalone distribution device that offers high-end features while remaining cost-effective for small channel counts, with only two slots. The compact size makes this unit the ideal pick for portable and mobile applications, and it can be mounted on a rack for an end-of-line test bench.
A versatile and expansive instrument
The GEN2tB is a versatile instrument that expands with user requirements. It can operate as a high-end transient recorder, an entry-level DAQ device, or both. It is suitable for applications in a wide variety of industries, and Durham Instruments recommends it for use in aerospace, automation, the military, mining, power generation, and transportation.
The GEN2tB is most appropriate for applications in which many channels must be distributed around a large structure or over a test area. This is because of the optical Master/Slave connection, which is immune to electrical noise. This compact DAQ system and transient recorder comes with free Perception standard software, which users can install on as many computers as necessary to control every system and review acquired information.
By selecting the appropriate input card, businesses can use the GEN2tB for several versatile tasks. Among the possible examples: material testing with strain gauges, IEPE sensors, or thermocouples, with a sample rate of up to 500 kilo-samples per second; recording voltages or vibrations with IEPE transducers, with up to 16 channels at the same time at up to two mega-samples per second; ultra-fast voltage or strain-gauge measurements, such as “Split-Hopkinson bar”; and using the system as a 12-channel power analyzer, with real-time power computation and harmonic analysis.
Users can expand the GEN2tB system to up to 12 voltage (or current) channels, 16 high-speed sensor channels, or 24 channels that use fibre-optic digitizers or any combination of these. The lightweight, rugged construction makes it easy for one to transport the instrument with a carrying bag or belt, and there is an optional SSD drive.
To learn more, contact Durham Instruments.