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21 November 07

Network Load Cell Amplifiers with USB or RS485 Interface

Network Load Cell Amplifiers

Datum Electronics are pleased to announce the launch of a brand new range of Load Cell Amplifiers that can be networked with a number of load cells or other full bridge sensors including pressure sensors and Datum’s very own Bolt-on sensor range.

Network up to 50 Load Cells

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The Type 135 and Type 136 Load Cell Amplifiers are able to network up to 50 load cells with the added ability of logging to a PC or laptop with suitable logging software.

This can be achieved with the Datum Electronics NetDisp Software which displays and logs graphically the information provide by the load cell. This is a windows based application suitable for most commercial available PC systems and controls. Alternatively, there is also the option of utilising an existing user’s software.

Interface Options

  • RS485 Type 135 RS485 Load Cell Amplifier
  • USB Type 136 USB Load Cell Amplifier

NetDisp Software

The Datum Electronics NetDisp Network Software is a Windows™ PC based software package, designed to gather data from up to a total number of 50 Load Cells, connected to an RS485 Network via Datum Electronics Type135 , RS485 Network Strain Gauge Amplifiers.

Each Load Cell on the Network is individually calibrated to give an output in Kg.

The software package sequentially reads the current load value from each cell and processes all load values to provide Display and Group Sum functions.

The software allows for the load value of groups of cells to be summed together to give a total load for the group. This Total Load is treated in the same way as

Individual Cell Load for display & alarm functions.

A “STANDARD NETDISP” SYSTEM INCLUDES UP TO 16 VISUAL ON SCREEN ALARMS AND WOULD COMPRISE THE FOLLOWING COMPONENTS:
  • NetDisplay Interface Module
  • Includes regulated power supply for the networked amplifiers.
  • “NetDisplay” software Disk and “End User license”.
  • Choice of RS485 or USB interfaces into the PC.

Enclosure

Housed within a Die Cast Aluminium enclosure, this robust amplifier is ideal for applications requiring a number of distributed strain sensors logged into a single PC with interface software.


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