FSU-SSB | Fast USB Strain Module

FSU-SSB
Regular Price: $439.00
Micron's Web Price: $408.00
  • High Speed Measurements at 4800 Samples per Second
  • Compatible with most load cells and sensors - Tension or Compression
  • High stability 13Bit Noise Free Resolution providing superior performance
  • Simple & easy to connect to your strain gauge sensor
  • Input Sensitivity of ±3 mV/V
  • OEM pcb versions available
The FSU-SSB is a fast, compact, high precision strain bridge input module delivering high resolution readings over USB and communicated directly to a PC. It is aimed at dynamic applications that require high speed measurement.
It delivers high speed measurements of 4800 samples per second at 13 bits noise free resolution.
Simply by plugging the USB strain device into a PC, data can be measured from a sensor using the FSU-SSB for a wide range of high speed systems. This is achieved using the powerful Toolkit software, which has been developed in-house by our design engineers to provide optimised, fast viewing of data.
It allows the viewing of input status and module information, simple switching between engineering units as well as two part calibration, high speed navigation and FFT frequency component analysis. Data can be exported to a CSV file. This free-standing module is fitted with 9-way ‘D’ type socket for connection to the strain bridge or load cell while a micro USB socket allows connection to a PC and does not require external power. A DIN rail mounting option is also available.
For lower speed applications, the DSCUSB, which can log up to 100 samples per second, would be a suitable solution.
DSCUSB High Stability Bridge Measurement
  Min Typical Max Units
Strain Gauge Excitation System     4 Wire  
Strain Gauge Excitation Voltage   5   V DC
Strain Gauge Drive Capability 85 to 5000 Ohms
Strain Gauge Sensitivity    3   mV/V
Offset Temperature Stability   4   ppm/C
Gain Temperature Stability   5   ppm/C
Offset Stablitity with Time   90   ppm of FR (1)
Gain Stability with Time   30   ppm of FR (2)
Non Linearity before Linearization   25   ppm of FR
Internal Resolution   16 Million   Counts/Divs
Resolution @ 4.8Hz Readings (Noise Stable) over 1s   8192   Counts/Divs
Resolution @ 4.8Hz Readings (Noise Stable) over 1s   13   Bits
Measurement Sample Rate   4800   Per Second
Measurement Sample Rate Accuracy   ±1.1 %   %
Signal Filter Dynamic recursive type user programmable
Electrical        
Supply Voltage Range   5   V DC
Average Operational Current (normal mode)   68   mA
   
Data Transmission        
         
Output Cable Length     5 m
Communications (USB)
The load cell to USB adaptor will communicate as a simple serial device rather than a ‘native’ USB device.
Once the device is plugged into a PC and the supplied drivers are installed, the device will appear as a Virtual Serial Port to the PC.
Support Modules
Instrument Explorer Software
DSC Toolkit Software
DSCLOG24 Software
Environmental
IP Rating  IP50
Storage Temperature - 40 to + 85ºC
Operating Temperature - 40 to + 85ºC 
Relative Humidity 95% maximum non condensing  
Protection IP50
FSU-SSB dimensions

Documents

Software

Q: How do I communicate with the USB device?

A:  FSU modules can connect to a PC by plugging into a USB port and do not require an external power supply as they appear as a ‘single unit load’ i.e. they draw <100mA.

Appropriate USB drivers must be installed which are automatically installed with the FSU Toolkit software.

Ensure the Toolkit is installed before plugging in the FSU device.

Q: What measurement rate does the FSU operate at?

A: 4800 sps - this is a fixed rate.

Q: How do I calibrate the device?

A: By using the free Toolkit software which is available to download from our website.  It allows configuration, calibration, data recording and review and for parameter management of the modules.

Q: What noise free resolution can I expect from the FSU-SSB?

A: 13 bit resolution, which equates to 1 part in 8000 noise free over a 1 second period.

Q: Are there self-diagnostics capabilities?

A: The module indicates status via a red Healthy LED.  When the FSU is placed in configuration mode the LED will be on solidly.

When the FSU is in recording mode and transmitting data the LED should flash ON for 100ms every 500ms (LED will be OFF but flash on for a tenth of a second every half a second).

If the integrity of the load cell is in doubt the LED will flash OFF for 100ms every 500ms (LED will be ON but flash off for a tenth of a second every half a second).

Q: How do I power the FSU?

A: FSU modules can connect to a PC by plugging into a USB port and do not require an external power supply as they appear as a ‘single unit load’ i.e. they draw <100mA.

Q: How do I get the software for the FSU?

A: The free software is downloadable from the Support section of this site

Q: What is the FSU toolkit used for?

A: The FSU Toolkit is a configuration and analytical tool designed specifically for configuring FSU modules.  This toolkit allows configuration, calibration, data recording and review and for parameter management of the modules.

Q: Can I connect multiple FSU’s?

A: Only one (1) FSU at a time can be connected to a PLC.

Q: Can the FSU be din rail mounted?

A: Yes, a DIN rail mounting kit is available for top hat DIN rail. Optional part DSCUSB-DIN consists of a pair of screws and two DIN rail clips.

Q: What kind of approvals does the FSU have?

A: CE Approvals

     European EMC Directive, 2004/108/EC
BS EN 61326-1:2006
BS EN 61326-2-3:2006

Q: What is the warranty period on this device?

A: All FSU products from Mantracourt Electronics Ltd., ('Mantracourt') are warranted against defective material and workmanship for a period of three (3) years from the date of dispatch.

Q: What are the dimensions of the cased FSU?

70.5 x 51 x 20mm excluding 9-way ‘D’ type socket connector.

74.5 x 51 x 20mm including connector.

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