Signal Convertors - Digital

Micron Meters provides a range of Signal Converter Modules which take load cell or strain bridge inputs and provide a data output in a variety of bus and protocol formats.
Hardware formats include RS232, RS422 RS485, CAN and USB.
Signal converter protocols include Industry Standards such as MODBUS, or Mantracourt’s own proprietary protocols which have been optimized for either ease of use (MantraASCII2) or higher speed communications (MantraBus2).

Digital Signal Converters

Micron Meters provides a range of Signal Converter Modules which take load cell or strain bridge inputs and provide a data output in a variety of bus and protocol formats.
Hardware formats include RS232, RS422 RS485, CAN and USB.
Signal converter protocols include Industry Standards such as MODBUS, or Mantracourt’s own proprietary protocols which have been optimized for either ease of use (MantraASCII2) or higher speed communications (MantraBus2).

Desktop & Handheld

DSCUSB Strain Gauge to USB Converter

DSCUSB is ideal for obtaining a simple connection directly into a PC. Powered from the USB port and with simple easy to use DSC Toolkit software available free of charge from our website makes the DSCUSB one of the simplest load cell signal converters available.
Note that the signal converters are also available in an OEM format, contact Micron Meters for details.

PSD Strain Gauge or Load Cell Indicator

The PSD232 is a handheld signal converter with an RS232 output. Data in an ASCII string format echo’s the current value being displayed. This ASCII string could be used by a serial display such as SERIALDIS, an ASCII data-logger, a PC, a PLC or a Printer. It’s ideal for the laboratory or test applications not requiring a permanent installation.

Embedded and PCB Modules

For OEM and system integrators we have a range of load cell signal converters that can be embedded directly into a sensor body such as a load cell using the DCell range or integrated onto a PCB or enclosure using the DSC range. Both these product ranges are available with RS485 or CAN bus connectivity with the DSC also offering RS232. Mantracourt offer a free configuration tool, see Instrument Explorer in our download section website and also found there is the logging software DSCLOG24 for multi-channel logging.

Accessories

To support the load cell signal converter modules we have a number of accessories which includes the DS485DIS - a display unit that can sum channels or show individual values from DCell or DSC modules. Field connection boards such as DSJ1 and DSJ4, which make connections for the load cells, communication bus and power simple.

Evaluation Kit

To get started with these products take a look at the Evaluation kits that are available, everything you need to get going at a very competitive price! includes the DS485DIS a display unit that can sum channels or show individual values from DCell or DSC modules. Field connection boards such as DSJ1 and DSJ4 which make connections for the load cells, communication bus and power simple.

Support-Signal Converters Digital Output

Technical Support Documents for our products are available in  Adobe PDF file format. A free copy of Adobe PDF Reader can be downloaded direct from Adobe by Clicking Here .

Documents DSCUSB

Software Download

  • DSCUSB Toolkit : Version 4.3.0 This toolkit allows configuration, calibration, logging and parameter management of the DSCUSB, DSCSUASC and DSCSUEASC modules.
  • DSC 24 Channel Logging : Version 1.2.0 View and log data from up to 24 DSC, DLC or DSCUSB modules.
  • Driver DLL DSCUSB : Version 1.1 DSCUSBDrv.DLL is a standard Windows DLL that can be used to help your own Windows PC applications communicate with DSC USB instruments DSCSUASC and DSCSUEASC.
  • DSC Fixed COM Ports : This software ensures that all DSCUSB modules plugged into the PC are allocated the same COM port. This is useful for OEM scenarios where many modules are connected for production purposes.
  • Instrument Explorer : Version 2 build 2.0a This software allows the user to quickly set up and start to use the digitisers and indicators that Mantracourt offers. Capabilities include event monitoring and data logging, as well as calibration and configuration.

Documents DSCUSB-PT

Software Download

  • DSCUSB Toolkit : Version 4.3.0 This toolkit allows configuration, calibration, logging and parameter management of the DSCUSB, DSCSUASC and DSCSUEASC modules.
  • DSC 24 Channel Logging : Version 1.2.0 View and log data from up to 24 DSC, DLC or DSCUSB modules.
  • Driver DLL DSCUSB : Version 1.1 DSCUSBDrv.DLL is a standard Windows DLL that can be used to help your own Windows PC applications communicate with DSC USB instruments DSCSUASC and DSCSUEASC.
  • DSC Fixed COM Ports : This software ensures that all DSCUSB modules plugged into the PC are allocated the same COM port. This is useful for OEM scenarios where many modules are connected for production purposes.
  • Instrument Explorer : Version 2 build 2.0a This software allows the user to quickly set up and start to use the digitisers and indicators that Mantracourt offers. Capabilities include event monitoring and data logging, as well as calibration and configuration.

Documents DCELL

Software Download

  • DSC 24 Channel Logging : Version 1.2.0 View and log data from up to 24 DSC, DLC or DSCUSB modules.
  • Instrument Explorer : Version 2 build 2.0a This software allows the user to quickly set up and start to use the digitisers and indicators that Mantracourt offers. Capabilities include event monitoring and data logging, as well as calibration and configuration.

Documents DSC

Software Download

  • Instrument Eeplorer : Version 2 build 2.0a This software allows the user to quickly set up and start to use the digitisers and indicators that Mantracourt offers. Capabilities include event monitoring and data logging, as well as calibration and configuration.
  • Driver DLL MantrabBus2 : Version 1.5 MantraBus2Drv.DLL is a standard Windows DLL that can be used to help your own Windows PC applications communicate with any Mantracourt instrument that communicates using the MantraBus2 Protocol. Instruments that use this include: DSC, and DCell
  • Driver DLL MantraASCII2 : Version 1.3 MantraASCII2Drv.DLL is a standard Windows DLL that can be used to help your own Windows PC applications communicate with any Mantracourt instrument that communicates using the MantraASCII2 Protocol.
  • DSC 24 Channel Logging : Version 1.2.0 View and log data from up to 24 DSC, DLC or DSCUSB modules.

Documents LCD20

Software Download

  • LC Toolkit : Version 1.8.0 The LC Toolkit software for Windows will allow a connection with the LCA20 via an optional on-board communications module LC4 or via an optional programming cable PGM1.

Documents PSD Handheld Readers


Documents Evaluation Kit

Software Download

  • Instrument Explorer : Version 2 build 2.0a This software allows the user to quickly set up and start to use the digitisers and indicators that Mantracourt offers. Capabilities include event monitoring and data logging, as well as calibration and configuration.
  • Driver DLL MantrabBus2 : Version 1.5 MantraBus2Drv.DLL is a standard Windows DLL that can be used to help your own Windows PC applications communicate with any Mantracourt instrument that communicates using the MantraBus2 Protocol. Instruments that use this include: DSC, and DCell
  • Driver DLL MantraASCII2 : Version 1.3 MantraASCII2Drv.DLL is a standard Windows DLL that can be used to help your own Windows PC applications communicate with any Mantracourt instrument that communicates using the MantraASCII2 Protocol.
  • DSC 24 Channel Logging : Version 1.2.0 View and log data from up to 24 DSC, DLC or DSCUSB modules.

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