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Eddy current probe driver released

30 July 2007

Monitran, a manufacturer of sensors and systems for vibration and displacement measurement, has launched the MTN/DSPD-40; a versatile eddy current probe driver.

Unlike traditional eddy current probe drivers, (which are typically purely analogue and which have to be manually 'tuned' to the application), the MTN/DSPD-40 is fully programmable. Internal memory contains two calibration tables, used to tune the sensor for use with specific materials; such as carbon steel, stainless steel and aluminium. Users can also load their own tables via the driver's RS485 serial port, or supply Monitran with samples of the material to be tested, and its engineers will create the tables.

Bob Pickard, Monitran's technical director, comments: "We believe the MTN/DSPD-40 is the most advanced and cost-effective eddy current probe driver on the market. No other driver offers similar flexibility."

The driver has a multimode power supply and multimode analogue output, set by the user. Data collection and parameter selection can be through any standard terminal program and the driver has selectable filtering.

It weighs 160g and is packaged in a DIN rail mounted plastic enclosure (measuring 80 x 60 x 25mm) with flameproof and waterproof versions available. Ideal applications for eddy current probes include industrial, aerospace, automotive and scientific research.

Pickard concludes: "The development and launch of the MTN/DSPD-40 once again exemplifies how Monitran is bringing innovative, worthwhile solutions to market."

The MTN/DSPS-40 can be used with any of Monitran's standard eddy current probes, and Monitran also offers a full custom design service should users need bespoke sensors.


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