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ClipX – Signal Conditioner from HBM

The interference-proof signal conditioner ClipX is setting new benchmarks in industrial process control with an accuracy class of 0.01 and a built-in calibration certificate. The ClipX adapts to the users’ measurement task, irrespective of whether it is used with single-or multiple-channel applications, in test benches, in manufacturing machines, or for production monitoring. As a result of the Plug and Play principle, up to six devices can be plugged simultaneously in a modular arrangement and the measured data can be pre-calculated. In contrast to conventional measuring signal conditioners, the ClipX does not require an individual head module for direct data processing.

The ClipX provides all the new automation interfaces to seamlessly integrate the device into full control concepts. A specific feature is the intuitive web interface that also enables parameterization, remote operation, and diagnosis.

  • Accuracy class: 0.01
  • Measurement inputs: Full-bridge and half-bridge strain gauges, potentiometer, Pt100, piezoresistive transducer, current, and voltage
  • Interfaces: PROFINET, PROFIBUS, Ethernet/IP™*, EtherCAT®, analog (V/mA,) digital-I/O, and Ethernet (TCP/IP)
  • IIoT (Industrial Internet of Things): Health monitoring, Remote diagnosis, and web integration

Precise and Interference-Proof

  • Fast and digital signal conditioning for force sensors, torque sensors, load cells, pressure transducers, as well as temperature and standardized signals (current/voltage)
  • Assured measurement accuracy, even in challenging industrial environments with electrical interferences
  • Full traceability because of EN10204-compliant calibration records that are instantly stored in the device
  • Along with the SD01A Zener barrier, sensors can also be worked as intrinsically safe devices in potentially explosive situations, measurement circuit type (Ex II (1) GD, [EEx ia]IIC).

Reliable results and trustworthy acquisition of electrical and mechanical quantities in industrial environments

Faster Industrial Processes

  • Quick installation and diagnosis using the display on the device and the intuitive web interface
  • A high bandwidth and high sample rate facilitate for easy use in automation environments
  • ClipX-bus enables transmission and computation of measured values between up to 6 devices
  • Full support of  Transducer Electronic Data Sheet (TEDS)
  • Interfaces: PROFINET, PROFIBUS, Ethernet/IP™, analog (V/mA,) digital-I/O, EtherCAT®, Ethernet (TCP/IP)

Easy setup with time- and cost-saving remote diagnosis, in-built web interface, and automated channel parameterization of the measurement chain (TEDS)

Efficient and Profitable

  • Individual system arrangement and compact design
  • Individually configurable input/output signals and Fieldbus interfaces
  • Mathematical and technological calculation channels (Smart Functions) enable signal conditioning/analysis and easy parameterization
  • Transmission of measured values in millisecond intervals using the ClipX-bus
  • Software dotNET-API for PC applications

Unbeatable price-to-performance ratio and a future-proof investment because of the open automation standards

Digital and Analog Measurement Chains from a Single Supplier

HBM develops and creates flawlessly matched sensors and measurement modules, that, when integrated, provide precise and reliable measurement results without system disruptions. The certification in adherence with ISO9001, ISO14001, and the accredited HBM calibration laboratory (DAkkS) guarantees that the quality of the measurement chains is traceable in adherence with ISO 17025.

The calibration certificate for the ClipX module can be downloaded. It goes without saying that all the measurement chains can easily be combined into overall control systems, thanks to innovative digital and analog automation interfaces.

Intuitive Web Interface

The ClipX is provided with a unique and intuitive web interface and can be immediately operated without the need for any training or software installation.

  • Touchscreen control with three-level user administration
  • It can be used on all browser-based devices (and also mobile devices)
  • The web interface can be used on mobile devices using a WiFi router
  • Multilingual user interface with built-in help
  • Remote maintenance via a company network or the Internet

Individual System Setup

The ClipX allows easy installation of individual measurement chains as well as measurement systems with up to six quasi-synchronized devices in milliseconds–optionally connected via Fieldbus. This enables users to use many Fieldbuses in the application.

  • Measured values including their status (diagnosis) are conveyed via the ClipX bus
  • The multi-client capability enables all interfaces to be used in real time and in parallel
  • Direct processing of all signals such as peak values, sums, or controls
  • Digital outputs and inputs can perform fast control and monitoring tasks (for example -alarms)
  • No extra head module is necessary, which minimizes costs

The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

The ClipX already matches the requirements of the future IIoT.

  • Non-interacting, parallel operation of the PLC and the service interfaces
  • Smart devices owing to Smart Functions (diagnosis and analysis)
  • High upward-compatibility and a future-proof investment

ClipX Accessories

The ClipX measurement signal conditioner is provided with the following free accessories:

  • Software driver (API)
  • 3D model (STEP files)
  • ePLAN macros available for free download

ClipX – The Precise and Easy-to-Integrate Industrial Signal Conditioner

Digital and Analog Measurement Chains from a Single Supplier
Intuitive Web Interface
Individual System Setup
The Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

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