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MGCplus DAQ system

Supplier: HBM Australia

...the Ultimate Modular, Scalable and Configurable DAQ system


With more than 100,000 MGCplus channels in different applications worldwide, HBM's MGCplus system has achieved acceptance as a measurement standard. The wide spectrum of supported transducers, fieldbus connections and standard PC interfaces are some of the features which indicate that it is a truly integrated measurement device.

The MGCplus is today the data acquisition (DAQ) system of choice for almost all industrial, laboratory and R&D measurement applications in:

  • Test rigs
  • Calibration
  • Manufacturing
  • Weighing
  • Experimental Stress Analysis
  • Mobile data acquisition.

The built-in standard PC, the two PCMCIA slots and the modular architecture of the MGCplus allow you to freely expand your system. You can add new modules when you like - and in the future - to suit changed requirements.
Connect up any type of transducer: Whether you want to measure force, displacement, pressure, temperature, torque, acceleration, strain, stress, voltage, current, frequency or resistance - at low or high speeds - you will find a dedicated MGCplus module which is ideally suited to your requirements.

For static measurement tasks where high resolution, long-term stability and immunity to noise are a priority, e.g. in weighing applications or during calibration, you can find 225Hz or 600Hz carrier-frequency modules with an accuracy class of up to 0.0025. A DC amplifier is also available for dynamic measurements up to 50kHz. Messages transmitted via a CAN bus (for instance, in cars or trucks) can be acquired in parallel with mechanical parameters. In each single-channel amplifier, transducer data and channel-specific settings are stored in a non-volatile EEPROM.

Analog - precise and flexible Digital - high-speed, high-resolution: Single-channel measurement modules have up to five analog signals (gross, net, maximum, minimum, peak-to-peak); these can be fed to two analog outputs according to choice. Hardware functions such as zero balancing, taring or parameter transfer can be controlled via PLC-compatible contacts. Measurement signals are sampled simultaneously and in parallel using three channel-independent sampling rates.

Modular architecture: As MGCplus is a modular system, you can select exactly the components you need for your current measurement tasks. The instrument can be fully computer-controlled; for manual settings you can call up all functions using a display and control panel. Multi-channel MGCplus modules maximize the number of functions, minimize space requirements and provide an excellent price-performance ratio.