The SAM 400 press force signature analysis module from Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) Inc., Cleves, OH, can handle up to 2 independent press station operations, with each station programmable up to 32 parts and 8 tolerance windows. Features include forward and backward measurement capability, 2 channels of force measurement (analog, strain gauge, or piezo), 2 channels of distance measurement (inductive, resistive, analog, incremental, or SSI), torque (strain gauge or analog, angle; incremental), and Ethernet, serial, parallel, or Profibus communications. Fieldbus communications are optional. You can program up to 6 additional stations through the display, by adding up to 3 SAM 400 slave units.
Cincinnati Test Systems (CTS) Inc.