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New HBM Perception High Speed Data Acquisition Software Adds User Customization and Support for Electric Inverter/Drives Testing

October 14, 2015
By Business Wire News


HBM, Inc. (, a leading manufacturer of data acquisition systems, analysis and calibration software, strain gauges, transducers and sensors, has upgraded its Perception software to new Version 6.60 for high-speed data acquisition applications. Perception Version 6.60, now includes a variety of capabilities that make it easier to perform high speed data acquisition on electric inverters and drive systems, along with new user customization features.

Perception is designed for fast and reliable processing of large amounts of data—able to process 100 GB within 10 seconds. No other software package on the market can perform live torque and rotational speed measurements and calculations so quickly.

The software’s new “eDrive” application included in Version 6.60 makes it easier to make measurements on electric inverters and drive systems. HBM’s eDrive system allows users to more easily visualize torque and rotational speed as live curves. Other new live computations in Version 6.60 include Total Harmonic Distortion (THD) and fundamental RMS. Because of its massive high speed data processing capability, there are no long wait times for data processing, and users can access and work with their data live while the measurement is running.

Perception’s new Version 6.60 allows users to create individual “workbenches” that can be defined with distinct restrictions, test functions and capabilities, and password-protection capability to protect settings that workbench’s unique settings. These capabilities ensure that formulas for calculations or protocols in the worksheet remain protected and no unintentional changes are made.

Perception language support and user manuals have been updated in Version 6.60 to include eight languages (English, German, French, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Portuguese). All eight languages are part of the Perception installation, and the software’s user interface makes it easy to change between them during operation. Reinstallation is not necessary.

More information can be found at or by contacting HBM at:

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

For more than 60 years, the name HBM stands 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 Marlboro, Massachusetts, and Suzhou, China.

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HBM, Inc.
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