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.
SMT - Product Family | Softing Measurement Technology –the Universal Measurement and Automation System for Mobile and Stationary Applications
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.
The module supplies SMT systems with a maximum power consumption of 240 W on the basis of mains operation between 110 V and 230 V. An additional feature is the integrated fan which ensures needs-oriented cooling of all components.
The module is used to be able to continue measuring during any interruption to the on-board supply system. Furthermore, it enables measurement tests if the on-board supply system is not to be further burdened by the measurement technology.
The Realtime Gateway Controller consists of a full-function 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 configuring and controlling all integrated SMT modules.
The LBITSTER.3 connects two SMT module blocks resulting in a single measurement system. This enables the spatial distribution of measurement amplifiers and communication modules without negatively impacting important system characteristics, such as the synchronicity of the measurement channels or the maximum sum sampling rate.
The 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.
The MS08.2 is used to acquire up to eight electrical voltages, currents or IEPE sensors. The MA08.2 provides an additional flexible voltage supply per measurement channel and thus supports a large number of standard transducers.
Using the bridge amplifier MB08.1, up to eight ohmic and piezoresistive full and half bridges can be acquired. Every channel can be adapted individually and flexibly to the specific measuring bridge.
To be able to cover as many applications as possible, each channel has flexibly configurable signal conditioning with up to three tracks. This supports the acquisition of frequency and PWM signals as well as counter applications.
The MD32.1 has 32 digital channels which can be configured either as inputs or outputs. Furthermore, a range of different supply voltages is available which can be used, for example, to supply connected transducers.
The acquisition module MT20.2 is used to measure temperature with thermocouples (type K or other). Due to its high channel density and the galvanic isolation of the individual channels, it is particularly suitable for multi-channel applications.