FUTEK has introduced a new range of digitally configurable strain gauge
amplifiers designed to provide both analogue and digital outputs via USB.
The analogue outputs of the new IDA100 can be used to send information
directly to a PLC while the USB output is used to simultaneously verify the
correct functioning of the system. The amplifier also eliminates the need for
manual adjustments using dip switches and potentiometers, which can cause unnecessary
interruptions. Micro adjustments and calibrations can all be done
electronically using FUTEK’s IDA100.
The dual output IDA100 offers an amplified analogue output as well as an
amplified digital output, with the analogue output having a bandwidth of 1 kHz,
and the digital output, a variable bandwidth of the selected sampling rate / 4.
Unlike traditional power supplies that introduce noise to an
application, the IDA100 is designed to power on via the 5V USB connector,
minimising the interference of noise in the sensor platform.
The bipolar output of the IDA100 digital amplifier with software
selectable excitation voltages of ±5 or ±10 VDC allows the user to select the
appropriate voltage for their desired resolution.
Similar to FUTEK’s IAA analogue amplifier series, the IDA100 is also
designed with an integrated 35mm DIN rail clip. The high retention USB
connector ensures that the power supply to the IDA100 will not be affected
should the connector experience a tug or pull during use.
FUTEK is represented in Australia and New Zealand by Metromatics.
Please visit the Metromatics website at www.metromatics.com.au or call Ph: