HBM – a leader in the field of test and measurement – will be exhibiting its powerful new solution for eDrive testing, together with a range of data acquisition systems and sensors, at this year’s Sensors and Instrumentation Exhibition; the exhibition for Test, Measurement and Control on the 30th September and 1st October at the NEC Birmingham.
The new eDrive Test System from HBM is a robust, integrated system for measuring the performance and efficiency of electric motors and inverters. The eDrive testing solution combines HBM’s T12 or T40 Torque Sensor, the most accurate torque transducers in each respective class; the GEN3i Data Acquisition System; and, as an option, the QuantumX 1609B Temperature Satellite, to provide synchronous, dynamic and continuous acquisition of mechanical and electrical signals from an electric drive system. In addition to making temperature, torque and rotational measurements, the eDrive testing solution from HBM can also make measurements from as many as 18 current and voltage channels at voltages up to 1,000 V, at a sampling rate of up to 2 MS/s.
The system also incorporates an intuitive eDrive software GUI which has been developed exclusively for electric motor and inverter testing and for noise immunity.
In addition to providing raw data, the new system from HBM also provides real-time results, such as true, reactive and apparent power and efficiency calculations.
“HBM’s new eDrive package is the only completely integrated test solution on the market that allows engineers to record, verify and study both electrical and mechanical parameters under dynamic conditions”, comments Mike Hoyer, HBM Applications Engineer.
Also showcasing at the Sensors and Instrumentation exhibition will be HBM’s range of data acquisition systems and sensors, including its range of force sensors, which are used to measure static and dynamic tensile and compressive loads – with virtually no displacement.
HBM will be exhibiting its new FIT7A digital Load Cell at the show. Specifically designed to meet the needs of demanding requirements of weighing in modern manufacturing lines, the FIT7A is suitable for use in a wide range of production environments which require dynamic weighing, sorting, filling and dosing.
Based on the very latest HBM strain gauge technology, the innovative new sensor features class C4 accuracy per OIML R60 and a maximum scale division Y of up to 25,000 and addresses the problem of bottlenecks, which can often slow down production rates.
In comparison to existing sensors which are only able to handle up to 100 weighings per minute, sophisticated new technology incorporated within the FIT7A means that it is now possible to perform 180 weighings per minute, therefore dramatically increasing production speed and reducing costs.
To illustrate its impressive test and measurement capabilities, HBM will be exhibiting a model truck fitted with HBM strain gauges and data acquisition equipment at this year’s show.
Visitors are also invited to attend two presentations at the Sensors and Instrumentation Exhibition. For more information on the new integrated eDrive Test System for Electric Motor and Inverter Analysis, Dick Eberlein, HBM GmbH Product Manager for DAQ Systems, will be looking at, “What drives electrical machines and inverters: More efficient analysis with eDrive Testing by HBM”. Mr Thomas Kleckers, HBM GmbH Product Manager for Force Sensors, will be discussing the main influences of measurement uncertainty in a force measurement chain and the possibilities to optimise the measurement chain, in his presentation, “Key factors of measurement uncertainty with force measurements – what are the key factors?”