GB1504130A - Readout means - Google Patents

Readout means

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GB1504130A
GB1504130A GB3418174A GB3418174A GB1504130A GB 1504130 A GB1504130 A GB 1504130A GB 3418174 A GB3418174 A GB 3418174A GB 3418174 A GB3418174 A GB 3418174A GB 1504130 A GB1504130 A GB 1504130A
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voltage
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amplifier
meter
supply
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STRAINSTALL Ltd
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STRAINSTALL Ltd
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08CTRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
    • G08C15/00Arrangements characterised by the use of multiplexing for the transmission of a plurality of signals over a common path
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01LMEASURING FORCE, STRESS, TORQUE, WORK, MECHANICAL POWER, MECHANICAL EFFICIENCY, OR FLUID PRESSURE
    • G01L1/00Measuring force or stress in general
    • G01L1/20Measuring force or stress in general by measuring variations in ohmic resistance of solid materials or of electrically-conductive fluids; by making use of electrokinetic cells, i.e. liquid-containing cells wherein an electrical potential is produced or varied upon the application of stress
    • G01L1/22Measuring force or stress in general by measuring variations in ohmic resistance of solid materials or of electrically-conductive fluids; by making use of electrokinetic cells, i.e. liquid-containing cells wherein an electrical potential is produced or varied upon the application of stress using resistance strain gauges
    • G01L1/225Measuring circuits therefor
    • GPHYSICS
    • G01MEASURING; TESTING
    • G01RMEASURING ELECTRIC VARIABLES; MEASURING MAGNETIC VARIABLES
    • G01R19/00Arrangements for measuring currents or voltages or for indicating presence or sign thereof
    • G01R19/0084Arrangements for measuring currents or voltages or for indicating presence or sign thereof measuring voltage only
    • GPHYSICS
    • G08SIGNALLING
    • G08CTRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR MEASURED VALUES, CONTROL OR SIMILAR SIGNALS
    • G08C19/00Electric signal transmission systems
    • G08C19/02Electric signal transmission systems in which the signal transmitted is magnitude of current or voltage

Abstract

1504130 Measuring voltage STRAINSTALL Ltd 16 July 1975 [2 Aug 1974] 34181/74 Heading G1U In providing readings from a plurality of transducers, the output voltage from each is applied to a respective constant current source including a voltage regulator, voltage amplifier and an output current stage whose output current magnitude is proportional to the transducer voltage and which is cut-off instantaneously if the supply voltage thereto is of a particular polarity. The current sources are connected to read-out means, comprising a diode and current meter for each transducer, via at least three inter-connecting conductors, two of which are connected to an alternating voltage supply and the others, which carry the output current from the current sources, are equal in number to onehalf the number of current sources (rounded up to the nearest whole number if the number of current sources is odd. The supply V S is connected to terminals A, B in an amplifier unit over leads of resistance r 1 , r 2 . A voltage regulator VR applies a constant voltage VR to the strain gauge (or temperature or position sensor) bridge T, independent of fluctuations in V S and the values of r 1 , r 2 . The bridge output voltage is converted to a current I o whose value depends solely on the values of v o , Rl, R2 and R3. The current I o flows through a meter M indicating the parameter measured by the bridge T. In the invention, pairs of bridges and amplifier units are connected to the same three leads r 1 , r 2 , r 3 , except the terminals A, B are reversed for the respective units, Fig. 2 (not shown). Thus, while the squarewave supply V 1 makes one terminal (X) positive with respect to the other (Y), one amplifier unit (A 1 ) is energized to provide an indication on a first meter (M1). During the other half-cycle this amplifier (A1) is de-energized since diode D, Fig. 1, is reverse biased. Thus the other meter (M2) indicates the measurement of the second transducer (T 2 ). Further pairs require only the addition of one further conductor i.e. equivalent to r3. Any unpaired amplifier unit also requires one extra conductor.
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Cited By (4)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2487515A1 (en) * 1980-07-25 1982-01-29 Sereg Soc Measuring device, in particular a pressure, a detector placed at a distance from its power supply means
EP0058181A1 (en) * 1980-08-20 1982-08-25 Rosemount Inc Low power transmitter.
US4532510A (en) * 1982-06-24 1985-07-30 Sereg, S.A. Measuring apparatus having a sensor located remotely from its electricity power supply
WO1998028725A2 (en) * 1996-12-20 1998-07-02 Pepperl + Fuchs Gmbh Sensor and evaluation system, in particular for double sensors for determining end positions and limit values

Cited By (8)

* Cited by examiner, † Cited by third party
Publication number Priority date Publication date Assignee Title
FR2487515A1 (en) * 1980-07-25 1982-01-29 Sereg Soc Measuring device, in particular a pressure, a detector placed at a distance from its power supply means
EP0045245A1 (en) * 1980-07-25 1982-02-03 Sereg S.A. Measuring apparatus, especially for pressure, using a detector placed at a distance from its electrical power source
EP0058181A1 (en) * 1980-08-20 1982-08-25 Rosemount Inc Low power transmitter.
EP0058181A4 (en) * 1980-08-20 1983-02-09 Rosemount Inc Low power transmitter.
US4532510A (en) * 1982-06-24 1985-07-30 Sereg, S.A. Measuring apparatus having a sensor located remotely from its electricity power supply
WO1998028725A2 (en) * 1996-12-20 1998-07-02 Pepperl + Fuchs Gmbh Sensor and evaluation system, in particular for double sensors for determining end positions and limit values
WO1998028725A3 (en) * 1996-12-20 1998-09-03 Pepperl & Fuchs Sensor and evaluation system, in particular for double sensors for determining end positions and limit values
US6429786B1 (en) 1996-12-20 2002-08-06 Pepperl + Fuchs Gmbh Sensor and evaluation system, in particular for double sensors for determining positions and limit values

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