Newsletter ABTRONIX B.V. – 2017/3

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September 26-27, 2017

Sensors & Instrumentation for Test, Measurement & Control

Our following supplier will be present:
DJB Instruments Stand E8

NEC Birmingham Hall 1 (GB)

October 10-11, 2017

Course “Introduction to Vibration

Hotel Campanile Breda (NL)

October 12, 2017

Course “Fixtures, Software & Specifications for Vibration”

Hotel Campanile Breda (NL)

October 14, 2017

Exhibition: Productronica

Messe München, Germany (DE)

October 18-19, 2017

Congress:  ELIV

World Conference Center Bonn (DE)

November 28-30, 2017

Exhibition: SPS IPC Drives

Nürnberg, Germany (DE))

February 22, 2018

Exhibition: Indumation Network Event

Brabanthal Leuven (B)


ABTRONIX B.V. Courses “Introduction to Vibration and “Fixtures, Software & Specifications”


On October 10 & 11th 2017, we will organize again our two-days course ‘Introduction to Vibration’ 
and it will take place in Breda (NL). This course aims to give more insight knowledge to the attendees in:
- testing with a shaker system
- dealing with several kinds of tests
- reading the theoretical test and the implementation of the test
- designing a fixture

Here you can find the contents of this course.

A second course ‘Fixtures, Software and Specifications’ will be organised on October 12th 2017 for those who are interested in aspects of vibration technology which lays beyond the introduction course. This day is intended to be an interactive course, where you can discuss problems related to vibration technology with the host(s) and your co-participants. You can even bring your own fixture(s), if you have questions about it and want to discuss it.

If you or one or more of your colleagues are interested in one or both courses, please inform us by clicking on the Mail button below.


CSM  UniCAN 3 Data Logger

The further development of our proven UniCAN 2 data logger is now available.

UniCAN 3 Data LoggerThe technical specifications speak for themselves:

Ø  up to 12 CAN interfaces


Ø  data transfer via UMTS/CDMA, WLAN and Ethernet

Ø  Wake-on-CAN

Ø  CAN protocols: CCP, XCP, OBD2/EOBD, J1939

Ø  powerful configuration software included

Ø  …and many more new features!


Fast Measurements in High-Voltage Environments

State-of-the-art measurement technology has to meet numerous requirements of the automotive industry in order to perform safe voltage and power measurements in high-voltage environments.

HV AD4 XW1000CSM’s latest high-voltage EtherCAT® MiniModule allows measurement data rates up to 1 MHz and has been specifically designed for measurement tasks in high-voltage environments.


Plug&Play sensor package with cabling for highly dynamic current measurement in 12 V and 48 V on-board supply systems.

Assistance systems support the driver and assure safety in the latest generation of automobiles. Infotainment systems entertain passengers during car journeys and provide navigation. Seats are no longer adjusted manually, and doors are opened and closed with electric motors. The ever increasing electrification is driven by many other factors besides convenience and safety though. Optimization of consumption and emissions reduction always pose new challenges for drivetrain development.

Given that the 12 V power supply is not fit for purpose anymore for these more complex and more powerful systems and controllers, further solutions are needed. An additional 48 V supply offers clear benefits here. It has sufficient energy reserves to power former mechanical functional elements electrically. In addition, greater power can be efficiently transmitted by 48-volt technology: this allows four times the power to be transmitted with the same current and the reduced cable diameter means weight savings. Thanks to the 48 V system, a start-stop system can be upgraded to a mild hybrid system with recuperation, boosting and sailing. The result is a significant reduction in fuel consumption and emissions in city driving.

Current and voltage spikes can always occur in on-board power supplies, e.g., due to a sudden interruption of current in an electronics module, where the vehicle voltage can temporarily rise to a multiple of the nominal voltage. The duration of such a voltage spike is typically only a few fractions of a millisecond, but this is still enough to damage electronic components in the vehicle. To avoid these issues and to ensure that a 12 and 48 V power system operate in parallel glitch-free, precise measurements are needed to record the current and voltage characteristics of all electrical components.

CSM has developed a sensor package that performs fast and synchronous current measurements. Highly dynamic current measurements (e.g., on all three phases on the inverter, as well) with a cut-off frequency of 100 kHz in a measurement range of ±500 A can be carried out with this fully-wired sensor module along with the EtherCAT®-based CSM measurement module ECAT ADMM 4 HS800.

Besides current measurement, the power input and efficiency of individual components and their response over time are also critically important. Voltages at drive and power-supply components can be directly measured up to a ±90 V measurement range with the CSM ECAT ADMM 4 HS800 measurement module, as well. A synchronous measurement of all channels can be performed with the synchronization mechanism Distributed Clocks supported by the ECAT module – this is a must for power measurements.

At the heart of the system is a special Hall sensor from LEM. This sensor chosen by CSM has a high cut-off frequency and it operates very accurately in a large temperature range.

Sensors with this power rating require an individually adapted auxiliary supply. This is where CSM comes to the aid of customers. The sensor system is pre-wired, the customer can install it with plug&play and it’s ready to go straightaway. The sensor has a DC/DC converter and a suitable integrated shunt so that an analog output proportional to the measured current is produced and the customer can be sure that the deployed sensor is operating properly.



Monarch Instrument

Nova-Pro Ultraviolet Strobe Arrives!
Monarch Instrument is pleased to announce the addition of an Ultraviolet LED strobe to our extremely
popular Nova-Pro™ product line. The Nova-Pro™ UV385 has all of the advanced features of the
Nova-Pro™  500 white LED stroboscope but it incorporates 12 Ultraviolet 385nm wavelength LED's.
The Nova-Pro™ UV385 can be used in stroboscope mode for inspection of invisible ink printing
applications or in continuously on mode as a UV inspection lamp. It also includes the on board laser
sensor for use as a laser tachometer.



1908 Series - 5.5 digit Dual Measurement Bench Multimeter with USB and optional RS232, LXI/LAN and GPIB interfaces

·         Affordable 5.5 digit high performance bench/portable multimeter

·         Dual display and dual measurement capability

·         Mains power or Internal rechargeable batteries for true portability

·         High accuracy and resolution: 0.02%, 1µV, 0.1µA, 1mΩ

·         True RMS AC, Frequency, capacitance and temperature measurements

·         Wide range of computing functions e.g. Ax + B

·         USB interface standard, RS232, LAN/LXI and GPIB optional


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