Flexible measuring ranges, performance and functions
With the new 5074A, up to four piezoelectric sensors per unit can be connected to the digital industrial network. The charge amplifier is available with the EtherCAT, Ethernet/IP and ProfiNet communication protocols, so it covers the main Industrial Ethernet standards. This gives users a major advantage: right away, they can conveniently set up and view all parameters via the control. This guarantees control of datasets – with no need to install additional software.
Another benefit: each channel can be individually controlled. Direct access to the status of the unit and the measuring channels ensures that measurement processes are highly reliable at all times. While operation is in progress, the control receives confirmations of status changes: for instance, whether the unit is in 'measuring' status or whether the measuring range has been exceeded. With the charge amplifier 5074A, the raw analog signal from the sensor is already digitized in the amplifier – so the disturbance variables that occur in conventional analog systems can be avoided from the outset by inductive or capacitive couplings. Likewise, complex and costly cabling for analog and control signals is eliminated.