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HBM Simplifies Measurement System Assembly with Force Sensors Equipped with TEDS Memory Modules

By Business Wire News   


HBM, Inc. (, a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, transducers and sensors, announced today that its growing line of force sensors is available with a memory module designed to store sensor properties, greatly simplifying the process of configuring a force measurement system.

In the past, installing force sensors and configuring them with a system’s measurement amplifiers was a time-consuming process due to the increasingly miniaturized design of system components and connectors and the growing number of measurement channels typically involved. To simplify this integration and configuration process, HBM Test and Measurement (HBM) has developed a practical solution that combines an easy-to-order force sensor with a cable of the required length, an appropriate connector plug for the amplifier, and a TEDS (Transducer Electronic Data Sheet) module.

A TEDS module speeds the system configuration process by having the individual characteristics of the force sensor, including sensitivity, nominal (rated) force, supply voltage, serial number and transducer type saved to memory when the sensor is delivered. The amplifier system reads the chip automatically and configures the measurement module with the correct sensor data, effectively eliminating entry errors and allowing users to begin making measurements right away.

TEDS modules are applicable to a wide range of transducers that operate on a variety of different principles. HBM and other leading manufacturers of transducers and amplifiers contributed to the development of the IEEE 1451.4 Standard for Smart Transducers.

HBM force sensors are delivered ready to install, including the appropriate plug and a cable in a length suitable for the application that has been tested for function and insulation resistance. These new convenient assembly options are available for almost all force sensors from HBM, as well as connector variants for nearly all HBM measurement modules.

For more information, visit or contact HBM at:

HBM, Inc.
19 Bartlett Street
Marlborough, MA 01752
Tel: 800-578-4260
Fax: 508-485-7480
Sales Email:
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About HBM, Inc.

For more than 65 years, the name HBM has stood for reliability, precision and innovation all over the world. HBM offers products and services for an extensive range of measurement applications in many industries. Users worldwide rely on the perfectly matched components of the measurement chain that guarantees maximum accuracy of measurement results and enables optimization of the complete product life cycle, from the development through the testing stages, as well as in manufacturing and production. Their product range covers sensors, transducers, gauges, amplifiers and data acquisition systems as well as software for structural durability investigations, tests and analysis. The potential fields of application can be found in every branch of engineering in both virtual and physical test and measurement.

HBM has 27 subsidiaries and sales offices in Europe, America and Asia. HBM also has representatives in another 40 countries around the world. In addition to headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany, other HBM production facilities are located in Marlborough, Massachusetts, and Suzhou, China.

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HBM, Inc.
John Sotirakos


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