SMT - The Softing Measurement Technology
SMT is the optimal solution for the individual requirements of test benches.
SMT combines sophisticated measurement technology with signal generation, communication, computing power and memory depth. The module family provides a whole range of physical IOs and communication interfaces in one modular system.
The unique module concept of Softing Measurement Technology (SMT) enables optimal adaptation to the individual demands of the automotive, railway, commercial vehicle and manufacturing industries. Accuracy, sturdiness and a high level of system stability provide reliable support in all phases of test execution.
Softing Measurement Technology can be scaled to virtually any degree. Its modularity is in no way limited to measurement and communication channels. Fundamental system characteristics such as energy supply, cooling and computing power can be flexibly adapted to suit the individual use scenario. And thanks to intelligent networking possibilities, even decentral test equipment is easy to set up over large spatial distances.
At the same time, Softing Measurement Technology is geared to the best possible integration. Due to the sophisticated housing mechanism means the systems only ever grow to the minimum size required for a particular function scope.
Areas of Application
- Mobile measurement technology for road tests
- Measurement data acquisition in test bench applications
- Process monitoring
- Application of control and regulation systems
- Automation of component test benches
- Test system for manufacturing tests
- High degree of coverage of different applications
- Compact, rugged and 100 % suitable for use in vehicles
- Flexibly adaptable to the relevant application
- Uniform measurement technology and peripherals in both mobile and stationary use
- Future-proof thanks to open and generic interfaces
- Support of standalone use
- Comprehensive fail-safe and onboard diagnostic functions
- System assembly and module exchange possible at the flick of a wrist and without tools
- Simple parameterization using transducer memory
- All ports accessible from the front
- Visual display of channel and module state
Overview of Modules
V12-120.4 – Supply Module (12V/120W)The V12-120.4 is a supply module for operating SMT systems with a 12V on-board electrical system or battery supply. It supplies galvanically isolated power with power output of up to 120W and offers a range of additional functions such as wake-up on timer, ignition or CAN.
V12-240.1 – Supply Module (12V/240W)The V12-240.1 is a supply module for operating SMT systems with a 12V on-board electrical system or battery supply. It supplies galvanically isolated power with power output of up to 240W and offers a range of additional functions such as wake-up on timer, ignition or CAN.
XLL.2 / XLR.2 – Fan Modules (Left & Right)The fan modules are on the side of every SMT system. They actively cool the individual components and thus enable reliable operation over a wide environmental temperature range. Fan speed is controlled based on the inside temperatures of all integrated modules.
RGC-PC.2 - Controller Module for PEA SoftwareThe RGC-PC.2 comprises a full-function x86 PC as well as its connection to the internal SMT system bus. Together with the system software PEA, the RGC-PC.2 is responsible for the configuration and control of all SMT components.
LBITSTER.2 - Link Module for SMT ComponentsFor decentrally operated SMT systems, the LBITSTER.2 acts as a link between the SMT host and SMT sub-systems [host / sub-system], remote SMT sub-systems [sub-system / sub-system] or as a migration module for integrating third-party components into SMT systems.
ICANSYS.3 - Interface for Field Bus ComponentsThe ICANSYS.3 is a one-channel interface module for linking CAN-based measurement technology into SMT systems. In addition to the integrated CAN node, it powers the external components. Up to 160 signals can be acquired via the galvanically isolated interface of the ICANSYS.3, the termination is integrated in the module.
ICAN.2 - Communication Module for CANThe ICAN.2 is a 2-channel interface module for acquiring and stimulating CAN signals. The two CAN nodes are galvanically isolated both from each other and from the system. If required, a terminating resistor can be additionally connected per node. The 160 supported signals can be distributed as required to measurement and output channels of the two CANs.
IFLEXRAY.1 – Communication Module for FlexRayThe IFLEXRAY.1 is an interface module for acquiring and stimulating signal-based Flexray communication. The module has two nodes that are galvanically isolated from one another and from the system. Both nodes can be configured as coldstart and/or sync nodes. If required, a terminating resistor can be additionally connected per node.
IGPS.1 - Communication Module for GPSThe IGPS.1 is used to acquire typical GPS information such as the geographical position, current speed, acceleration and direction of movement. The receiver data is read in and processed simultaneously with other SMT signals.
ILIN.1 - Communication Module for LINThe ILIN.1 is a four-channel interface module for acquiring and stimulating LIN signals. It can be used as LIN master, LIN slave and for bus monitoring. The four LIN interfaces of the module are each galvanically isolated. The 160 supported signals can be distributed as required to the four LIN nodes.
AS08.1 - Output Module for Analog VoltagesThe AS08.1 is used to output direct and alternating voltages and generate PWM signals. The outputs are current-limited and short-circuit-proof and are monitored for the errors current limitation, thermal overloading and missing load. Voltage is output simultaneously and synchronously to the system clock.
MA08.1 - Amplifier for Active TransducersThe MA08.1 is used to acquire up to eight analog voltages as well as voltage-fed transducers with a non-ratriometic voltage output. The signal conditioning of the measurement amplifier can be parameterized per channel; the transducer supply is current-limited and short-circuit-proof. Measured values are acquired simultaneously and synchronously to the system clock.
MB08.1 – Amplifier for BridgesUsing the bridge amplifier MB08.1, up to eight ohmic and piezoresistive full and half bridges can be acquired. The signal conditioning of the measurement amplifier can be parameterized per channel. This allows, for example, flexible setting of the transducer supply and the completion of connected half bridges to full bridges without external additional parts.
MD04.1 – Amplifier for Frequency SignalsThe MD04.1 is used to evaluate time on up to four pulse-shaped signals. Depending on the operating mode, the module has galvanically isolated input channels, switching thresholds that can be set per channel as well as integrated DC decoupling. To ensure optimal parameterization of signal conditioning, the processed signal can be output via a monitor jack.
MD32.1 - I/O Module for Digital SignalsThe MD32.1 is used to acquire and output digital signals. The module is organized in eight groups each of four channels. The individual channel groups are galvanically isolated from one another; the function of the channel group can be parameterized. The inputs have Schmitt-Trigger with TTL levels; half the outputs are open-collector and the other half push-pull drivers.
MS08.1 – Amplifier for Analog VoltagesThe MS08.1 is used to acquire up to eight electric voltages or currents (using IPEshunt). The signal processing can be parameterized per channel; the measurement channels are galvanically isolated from one another and from the system. Measured values are acquired simultaneously and synchronously to the system clock.
MT20.2 – Amplifier for ThermocouplesThe MT20.2 is used to measure temperature with up to 20 thermocouples. Due to its high channel density and the galvanic isolation of the individual channels, it is particularly suitable for multi-channel applications. If necessary, the individual channels can be assigned using the thermocouple identification (THID, a unique number stored in the sensor).
|SMT - Product Family||Softing Measurement Technology – the Universal Measurement and Automation System for Mobile and Stationary Applications|
|V12-120.4/V12-240.1||Supply Modules for SMT Systems for Operation with an On-Board Electrical System or Battery Supply|
|VAC-240.1||Supply Module for SMT Systems for Mains Operation in Stationary Applications|
|B12-033.1||Buffer Module for SMT Systems for Bridging Voltage Interruptions|
|RGC-PC.2||Controller Module for SMT Systems for Data Acquisition and Processing with the Measuring Software PEA|
|XLL.2/XLR.2||Fan Modules for SMT Systems for Appropriate Cooling of All Components|
|ICANSYS.3||Interface Module for SMT Systems for Integrating Field Bus Measurement Components|
|LBITSTER.3||Link Module for SMT Systems for Connecting Decentral Components|
|ICAN.2||Communication Module for SMT Systems for Integrating Signal-Based CAN Networks|
|IFLEXRAY.1||Communication Module for SMT Systems for Connecting to FlexRay Clusters|
|ILIN.1||Communication Module for SMT Systems for Integrating Signal-Based LIN Networks|
|IGPS.1||Communication Module for SMT Systems for Acquiring GPS Signals in Mobile Applications|
|AS08.1||Output Module for SMT Systems for Generating Electrical Analog and Digital Signals|
|MA08.1/MS08.1||Measurement Amplifiers for SMT Systems for Measuring Voltages and Acquiring Voltage-Fed Transducers|
|MA08.2/MS08.2||Measurement Amplifiers for SMT Systems for Acquiring Voltages, Currents, IEPE Sensors and Voltage-Fed Transducers|
|MB08.1||Measurement Amplifier for SMT Systems for Supplying and Acquiring Ratiometric Transducers|
|MD04.1||Measurement Amplifier for SMT Systems for Temporal|
Interpretation of Pulse-Shaped Signals
|MD32.1||Input and Output Module for SMT Systems for Acquiring and Generating Digital Signals|
|MT20K.1||Measurement Amplifiers for SMT Systems for Measuring Temperatures with Thermocouples of the Type K|
|MT20.2||Measurement Amplifier for SMT Systems for Measuring Temperatures with Thermocouples|