Powerful new solution for electrical drive testing

HBM – a market leader in the field of test and measurement technology – will be exhibiting its powerful new solution for electrical drive testing, together with a range of data acquisition systems and sensors on Stands 19 & 20 at this year’s EIS Instrumentation, Testing and Analysis show at Silverstone on 13th March 2018.  Entrance to the exhibition and open forums is free to visitors along with free car parking and complimentary refreshments

HBM will be exhibiting models, such as the eDrive power analyser and data acquisition system for testing electrical drives for display of electrical and mechanical motor efficiencies and losses.  The innovative eDrive Test System from HBM is a robust, integrated system for measuring the performance and efficiency of electric motors and inverters.  The eDrive testing solution combines HBM’s T12 or T40 Torque Sensor, the most accurate torque transducers in each respective class; the GEN3i Data Acquisition System; and, as an option, the Quantum 1609B Temperature Satellite, to provide synchronous, dynamic and continuous acquisition of mechanical and electrical signals from an electric drive system.  In addition to making temperature, torque and rotational measurements, the eDrive testing solution from HBM can also make measurements from as many as 18 current and voltage channels at voltages up to 1,000 V, at a sampling rate of up to 2 MS/s.

Furthermore, the system incorporates an intuitive eDrive software GUI which has been developed exclusively for electric motor and inverter testing and for noise immunity.

In addition to providing raw data, the new system from HBM provides real-time results, such as true, reactive and apparent power and efficiency calculations.

“HBM’s eDrive package is the only completely integrated test solution on the market that allows engineers to record, verify and study both electrical and mechanical parameters under dynamic conditions”, comments Mike Hoyer, HBM Applications Engineer.

As test engineers require highly precise and repeatable test results, which often need to be acquired in adverse and harsh conditions.  However, with more and more emphasis being placed on improving performance, the need to utilise a modern data acquisition system which offers a reliable and robust measurement capability, which can be easily adapted to perform a variety of measurement tasks, under a variety of conditions, seems to be the most obvious solution – good measurement data is, after all, essential for optimising designs.

HBM provide a full range of strain gauges, transducers and data acquisition instrumentation and software which can be used in a wide range of applications.  For further information, contact HBM on +44 (0) 20 8515 6000 or via email: info@uk.hbm.co.uk or visit the HBM website at: https://www.hbm.com/en/

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