HBM Railway Engineering Tests and Measurement Technology
Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik (HBM) has more than 50 years’ experience in the electrical measurement of mechanical quantities and successfully operates in many sectors including the railway industry. We have focused our substantial application know-how on providing complete system solutions, especially suitable for the railway industry’s testing and measuring requirements.
Among a whole range of equipment, HBM performs railway engineering tests on freight wagons, wheelset bearing and axles, non-circular and non-concentric wheels and track bed structure. Other tests include:
- Experimental stress analysis
- GPS track recording
- Power tests
- Compression tests
- Braking tests
- Overriding tests
HBM’s electrical measurement testing also includes the automotive and aerospace industries and production and process automation, testing and systems.
Railcar body measurements
We provide static and dynamic multipoint measuring technology for 1,000 and more measuring channels. Our MGCplus amplifier system allows parallel and synchronous data acquisition.
Mobile data acquisition
Our unique, dynamic multipoint measuring technology allows data from all connected measuring channels to be acquired synchronously and in parallel. Benefit from the sample rates of up to 19.2kHz and the unlimited number of parallel measuring channels
to adapt the system to your individual requirements.
Measuring system for test rigs
The MGCplus system offers both excellent data integrity and simultaneous digital data acquisition for PLC and testing PC. Standard interfaces such as Profibus DP, Ethernet, CAN, IEE 488 are used for communication.
Technical and operating safety is a crucial feature in the railway industry. HBM test system technology already has set standards in many fields.
HBM’s single-source approach
As your partner in measurement technology, HBM can provide you with well-tuned components ranging from sensors through to amplifiers and software. The components’ modular design allows nearly any combination and thus the assembly of measurement chains optimally fit for your measurement task.
We offer a great variety of standard sensors and transducers for force, pressure, strain, acceleration, torque as well as strain gauges and customized sensors.
Our scalable amplifier systems can be extended to up to several thousands of channels. They provide the options of manual or computer control and allow stand-alone or network operation (fieldbus, Ethernet). All commonly available sensor types can be
PC measurement technology means: computer controlled measurement electronics for four up to 64 channels, for all standard sensor principles.
HBM offers data acquisition, evaluation and visualization for all computer controlled HBM measuring systems, interactive measurement, automatic measurement runs, complete development of user-specific applications and integration of third-party
HBM provides you with measurement equipment and is at hand to support you with scheduling and installing the sensors, taking measurements in compliance with standards and customer requirements, data conditioning, evaluation and visualization.
Products and Services
HBM's new MX440A universal amplifier complements the QuantumX amplifier system with a compact 4-channel amplifier. Like the other models from the QuantumX series, the MX440A features outstanding flexibility. The four channels can all be individually configured and can be used for measuRead more
HBM's new MX840A 8-channel universal amplifier, for the QuantumX system, supports up to 15 different transducer types per channel at an attractive price. This amplifier supports strain gages and inductive transducers in full and half bridge configuration, voltage and current, resistiveRead more
Darmstadt, Germany – HBM's latest, compact P3IC-series of pressure transducers are ideal for measuring static and dynamic pressures with measuring ranges from 10bar to 3,000bar. The transducers feature a measuring body finished from a continuous piece of steel with no welded seamRead more
Hottinger Baldwin Messtechnik (HBM), which has more than 50 years' experience in the electrical measurement of mechanical quantities and successfully operates in many sectors including the railway industry, has uploaded a free white paper about its SoMat eDAQ mobile data acquisition system.Read more
Darmstadt – The new 5.1 release of HBM's nCode Automation provides a higher level of flexibility for engineers needing to interrogate and learn from their test data. The release offers a complete environment for engineering data storage, analysis and reporting that features new extensibleRead more
HBM today announced it has been awarded a Silver Sensors Best of Sensors Expo award in the data acquisition category for its portable high-speed data acquisition and transient recording system, GEN5i. The award-winning GEN5i integrates a high-end PC and a state-of-the-art data acquisitiRead more
The All-Rounder for Measuring Torque at an Optimal Price – the T40 Torque Flange with Increased Measurement Ranges
The all-rounder for measuring torque – at an optimal price – the T40 torque flange from HBM is now available with two new nominal (rated) torques of 5kN/m and 10kN/m. The T40 measurement flange series therefore now covers the nominal torque ranges from 500N/m to 10kN/m and can be used fRead more
HBM has released version 6.0 of its leading Perception data acquisition software. Perception integrates multi-platform hardware control, live display, data acquisition, review, analysis, report generation and data export in one package. It has been designed from basic principles, ensuring it is eRead more
HBM, provider of state-of-the-art transducers, signal conditioning electronics, data acquisition systems and measurement software, announced today the release of their newly acquired SoMat eDAQ and eDAQlite data acquisition systems. SoMat systems have been leaders in field data acquisiRead more
HBM has developed optical strain gages with a plastic encapsulation that significantly simplifies handling and makes the sensors highly resistant to mechanical damage. The encapsulation almost completely eliminates the possibility of a fibre break. The new optical K-OP strain gages areRead more
The new data processing system nCode GlyphXE™ from HBM is intended for highly efficient processing and analysis of very large data quantities, such as those produced with complex test equipment. nCode GlyphXE enables measured data to be easily evaluated after acquisition – irrespective of tRead more