Gantner Instruments Provides Powerful I/O Modules for Accelerometers with Connectors on Most Standard Sensors

May  2021, MARIETTA, GA ~

Whether your challenge is condition monitoring, predictive maintenance, structural health monitoring (SHM), or efficient data storage and analytics in various test applications – a comfortable and easy-to-run vibration measurement setup is crucial.

Acquire data from MEMS sensors with the Q.series X A108-4M1 and A108-2M3 I/O modules
MEMS (Micro Electro Mechanical System) sensors are often used for low-frequency vibration measurements down to DC. These MEMS or K-Beam sensors require a supply voltage for operation. The new A108 module of Gantner’s Q.series X provides sensor supply for simple and convenient setups. Connect up to 4 single-axis MEMS sensors to the A108-4M1. This module comes with standard 1/4-28 sockets (4-pole). Furthermore, two tri-axis MEMS sensors can be connected to the A108-2M3 module with its DSUB 9 pole sockets.

Connect IEPE / ICP® sensors to the Q.series X A111 I/O module
You have to set up a measurement chain with sensors based on IEPE (Integrated Electronics Piezo Electric), ICP®, ISOTRON®, DeltaTron, Piezotron or PiezoStar (physical unit mv/g)? Gantner’s 4 channel A111 provides the right signal conditioning with sensor supply according to IEPE or ICP® standards. Each channel samples with 100kHz and is galvanically isolated to other channels, to power supply and to bank for a powerful filtering and evaluation on I/O level and a maximum on robustness.

A141 Charge Amplifier for Piezo Electric sensors
When it comes to special applications with limited installation space, high surface or ambient temperature, PE (Piezo Electric) sensors are the method of choice. With their direct charge output (physical unit pC/g), these sensors do not have any electronic items in the sensor housing, making them small and robust against high temperatures. However, these sensors require external signal conditioning to convert the charge into a standard voltage signal. In the past, this was achieved by external devices such as inline charge amplifiers. Their output was connected to the data acquisition system.

With the Q.series A141 charge amplifier, Gantner provides a 4 channel signal conditioning I/O module that covers the need for external devices.

Depending on the charge signal to be measured, you can choose between two modes for either fast transient and pulsating signals or almost static ones. Every time you are facing a broad measurement range, the A141 might be a perfect choice. Use it for your measuring challenges with accelerometers, force, or pressure sensors.


For a detailed understanding and comparison of the different sensors and signal conditioning technologies please click here.

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