Webinar programme of DAQ updates continues through to June

HBM’s series of free on-line webinars continue throughout May and June to complement the company’s series of live technical seminars and workshops being held in the Midlands.

The theme of the 20th May webinar will be to teach participants the latest tips and tricks in installing a torque sensor. HBM’s Mark Minda, who has over 20 years of experience in the repair, calibration and day-to-day use of torque sensors, will deliver the webinar. The webinar will cover every aspect of installing a torque sensor including discussions on how to mount both the rotor and stator. There will also be a focused look at recommended coupling methods along with how to properly align and balance a torque sensor and correctly use the supplied calibration data sheet.

The correct measurement of torque is increasingly important as engineers seek to increase mechanical output, improve efficiency, conserve energy and reduce environmental pollution. Torque is important in a wide range of applications including on test stands and in production monitoring where measuring equipment is integrated directly into the production process. Typical applications include determining viscosity by means of torque or monitoring screwing operations by measuring the torque and the angle of rotation.

Torque is also important in performing calibrations that need to comply with particularly stringent demands regarding measurement accuracy and stability. HBM offers a comprehensive range of torque sensors and transducers for all applications.

This webinar is followed on 5th June by a webinar that looks at the efficiency testing on electrical drive trains. The aim of the webinar is to highlight key information regarding the testing of electric machines and inverters in the electric drive train. The focus of attention is on optimizing the efficiency measurement through live power calculation as well as continuous and synchronized acquisition of the electrical and mechanical power.

A basic challenge facing the continued development of electric vehicles is that traditional testing methods and equipment have reached their limitations for assessing – and hence facilitating the improvement of – efficiency. The webinar examines alternative testing methods and equipment that are readily available to significantly improve efficiency. Individuals interested in either of these webinars can click here for details.

On the 11th and 12th June, shortly after this webinar, HBM On Tour 2014 – a series of technical seminars and workshops – will take place at the Williams Conference Centre in Oxfordshire.  Delegates will be able to choose either a workshop on “The Installation of Strain Gauges and an Overview Of Optical Strain Gauges” or a workshop on “Professional Measurement Software Made Easy” on the first day. By contrast the choices on the 12th June are either a workshop on the “Practical Use of Modern Day Data Acquisition Systems” or a seminar on “Efficiency Testing on Electric Drive Trains”.

HBM On Tour 2014 represents a wonderful opportunity for engineers to deepen their knowledge of new measurement technologies and quickly learn how to use modern systems effectively and safely. HBM’s team of highly trained facilitators will conduct the workshops and seminars and further information can be found on HBM’s web site.

HBM will also host an event, “Shopping at the Supermarket”, on Thursday, 26th June, at the Williams Conference Centre that looks at the need for highly accurate and dependable weighing technology throughout the food industry. This event covers the use of effective weighing solutions utilised at every stage of food production – from determining the amount of grain in silos through to ensuring the exact quantity of wine in a bottle.

The event will focus on a number of different applications using HBM products along with discussions on selecting and implementing the most suitable weighing technology. The main presentations will look at the key principles of weighing technology and, in addition, HBM will have a number of different products available. There will also be demonstrations such as displays highlighting filling and dosing equipment.

The Williams Conference Centre is located on Station Road, Grove, Oxfordshire, OX12 0DQ. Individuals wishing to register for the event or wanting more information can click here for details.


Founded in Germany in 1950, HBM is today the technology and market leader in the field of test and measurement. HBM’s product range comprises solutions for the entire measurement chain, from virtual to physical testing. The company has production facilities in Germany, USA and China and is represented in over 80 countries worldwide.

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