Acquire, Analyze and Present Test Data
National Instruments’ (ni.com) LabVIEW Signal-Express provides an interactive measurement workbench for acquiring, analyzing, and presenting data from hundreds of data acquisition devices and instruments, with no programming required. It features a drag-and-drop environment to acquire data, perform analysis, and create custom reports. Support for hundreds of data acquisition, modular, and stand-alone instruments is included.
Tektronix Expands, Upgrades High Voltage Probe Offerings
Tektronix, Inc. (tek.com) has announced four new high-voltage probes and upgrades to three existing probe offerings. New models include the THDP0100, THDP0200 and TMDP0200 probes. The P5202A is another new model that offers lower attenuation and improved signal to noise ratio. The upgraded probe models include the P5200A, P5205A and P5210A probes. Tektronix says power measurement requirements are becoming increasingly challenging, requiring probes that can measure both the high and low voltage components of signals.
Calibration Management Software Released
Fluke Calibration (flukecal.com) has released version 8.0 of its MET/CAL Plus Calibration Management Software. It adds an expanded Procedure Editor with a more flexible user interface, more functions for editing, testing, and storing procedures, increased security, and the ability to automate a wider variety of references including power sensors, RF power meters, and National Instruments PXI systems. MET/CAL Plus consists of two applications: MET/CAL for automated calibration and MET/TRACK for test and measurement asset management.
Kistler Releases Quartz High-Pressure Sensor
Kistler North America (kistler.com) has released the Type 6215 quartz-based, high-precision pressure sensor, designed for meeting the application demands of internal ballistics; closed bomb testing; weapons discharge and cartridge chamber testing; and other extreme high-pressure measurement requirements. The design of the Kistler Type 6215 incorporates a quartz crystal sensing element and front sealed diaphragm, packaged together within a stainless steel housing.
Module Serves as a Base System for Airbag Testing
The Keithley Instruments Inc. (keithley.com) Model 2790-H is a single-module system designed for both low current and high voltage ohms (10M © to 1G ©) applications. The company says the system provides all the capabilities needed for electrical testing of either single- or dual-stage inflators in single position test stands. With the addition of a Model 7702 40-channel differential multiplexer module, the Model 2790-H + Model 7702 opens the door to higher channel count applications.
HBM’s MX1601 Boosts QuantumX Flexibility
HBM’s (hbm.com) MX1601 is a 16-channel amplifier that can work together with a large number of different sensors. According to the company, all physical measurements via standardized voltages or currents can be acquired. Current-fed, piezoelectric transducers (IEPE/ICP) can also be connected. The new amplifier module supports TEDS, the Transducer Electronic Data Sheet that enables connected sensors to be automatically identified and configured.
New Accelerometers Made for Weapons Testing
Meggitt Sensing Systems (meggittsensingsystems.com) now offers the Endevco model 7280 series, a family of lightly damped single axis high-g piezoresistive shock accelerometers designed to support pyroshock, weapons testing, high-shock data recorders, missiles, munitions and other demanding requirements. According to the company, the sensors offer survivability to four times over-range, minimum shift after shock, higher impedance and lower power consumption than legacy models.
Omega Introduces DPGM409 Pressure Gauge
Omega Engineering (omega.com) has released the DPGM409 pressure gauge. According to the company, the gauge covers the full spectrum in pressure measurement with Gage, Sealed Gage, Absolute, Compound Gage, Vacuum, and Barometric pressure ranges. Its core is a micromachined silicon sensor with a 0.08% accuracy. Each unit is supplied with a 5-point NIST traceable calibration certificate and is tested to industrial CE standards.