Model 9180 supports force, pressure and torque sensors operating on the strain gauge principle, as well as the connection of position and angle sensors in potentiometer or DC/DC configuration. It also allows the measurement of process signals ± 1 V/ 5 V/ 10 V or 0 ...1 mA, 0(4) ... 20 mA. The current measured value is indicated on the 14 mm high LED main display, while a second display located directly below provides a reading of the peak value.
The display is particularly suitable for highly accurate measurements due to the high accuracy of 0.1%. It is also possible to monitor up to 4 limit values and provide the results via relay or transistor outputs. Thus the process value display can be used for classification, process and control tasks. The current measured value is frozen on the display by activating an external HOLD signal. The TARE function is useful for balancing out previous loads for example. The optional serial interface can be used to transfer measured values and perform device settings. Powerful PC software is available for this on request.
State-of-the-art microprocessor technology has allowed the realization of numerous special functions for practical use. Menu guidance of device setup is standard. Selfexplanatory abbreviations greatly facilitate this process so that even inexperienced users can manage without operating instructions. First, the user specifies the type of input signal or sensor. Strain gauge, potentiometer or process signals 0 ...1 mA, 4 ...20 mA or ± 1 V, ± 10 V as well as DC/ DC sensors can be selected. Then the calibration process is selected. Users can choose between teach-in or calibration depending on the sensor protocol. The decimal point can be moved as required. The sensor excitation stated in the technical specifications is set automatically upon selection of the sensor type except with process signals. A choice of three excitations is available for process signals. Complete electrical isolation of the measurement channel prevents measurement values from being falsified by ground loops.