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HBM Adds Real Time Data Calculation Capabilities (True RMS) to its 1kV Card

HBM, Inc. (www.hbm.com), a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, and transducers and sensors, has added real time data calculation capabilities to its 1kV card. A new isolated 1kV data acquisition card lets the data recorders perform real time calculations on the fly, while allowing users to view results immediately. In contrast, other devices require the use of post-processing software to view analysis results later rather than in real-time.

The new card also lets Genesis High Speed recorders calculate more precise results. Many data recorders provide an average value for a block of data over a certain time period. The 1kV card, instead, provides values per half cycle at sampling rates of up to 2 million samples/second at voltages up to ± 1000V. Users can therefore see dynamic data such as currents and voltages produced when an electric motor is accelerated, for example. This capability helps engineers more easily meet design goals for optimization and efficiency. The new card is also useful in safety tests for the aviation industry as well as in the monitoring of generators and inverters, all applications that require millions of data points to be acquired, stored and visualized.

The system’s sampling rate can be automatically switched following a trigger event in the real time calculation channels. Maximum sampling rates are therefore then only used for particularly critical measurement events. This results in smaller data files, so that testing becomes significantly more efficient.

“Genesis’ new 1kV card can provide powerful measurement and processing capabilities to handle demanding applications that call for analysis of millions of data points,” says Walt Farchmin, HBM’s Director of Instrumentation Sales, North America. “It opens a wide range of exciting applications for our customers, such as supporting real-time RMS calculations, a capability available on no other data recorder in the industry,” he says.

The Genesis 1kV card ensures fast and secure processing of large data sets, improving how the software streams data to memory and are displayed to the user. For instance, calculations at high speed for values such as true RMS value (True RMS), minimum / maximum / mean value, peak-to-peak, area and energy, can now be calculated in real time.

More information can be found at http://www.hbm.com/en/menu/products/measurement-electronics-software/high-speed-data-acquisition/1-kv-data-acquisition-card/ or by contacting HBM at:

HBM, Inc.
19 Bartlett Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Tel: 800-578-4260
Fax: 508-485-7480
Sales Email: [email protected]
Support Email: [email protected]
Website: www.hbm.com

About HBM, Inc.

For more than 60 years, the name HBM stands for reliability, precision and innovation all over the world. HBM offers products and services for an extensive range of measurement applications in many industries. Users worldwide rely on the perfectly matched components of the measurement chain that guarantees maximum accuracy of measurement results and enables optimization of the complete product life cycle, from the development through the testing stages, as well as in manufacturing and production. Their product range covers sensorstransducers, gauges, amplifiers and data acquisition systems as well as software for structural durability investigations, tests and analysis. The potential fields of application can be found in every branch of engineering in both virtual and physical test and measurement.

HBM has 27 subsidiaries and sales offices in EuropeAmerica and Asia. HBM also has representatives in another 40 countries around the world. In addition to headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, other HBM production facilities are located in Marlboro, Massachusetts, and Suzhou, China.

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