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The Torque-Link-LXRS® is a specialized analog sensor node designed to fit over rotating shafts for wireless strain and torque measurements.

Product Highlights

  • One or two differential analog input channels designed for full-bridge strain gauge integration
  • Ideal for static and dynamic torque measurements with full temperature compensation and bending cancellation
  • Rugged ABS housing designed for remote, long-term installation on cylindrical shafts
  • Wireless data transmission allows installation on rotating components without a slip ring
  • Standard and custom diameters available
  • User-programmable sample rates up to 4096 Hz
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Large Quantity & OEM Orders

The SG-Link® -LXRS® is a small, low-power, two-channel analog input sensor node with many sampling options.

Product Highlights

  • One differential and one single-ended analog input channel and an internal temperature sensor
  • Ideal for remote and long term measurement of many Wheatstone bridge and analog-type sensors including: strain, force, torque, pressure, acceleration, vibration, magnetic field, displacement and geophones
  • Supports continuous, burst, and event-triggered sampling and datalogging to internal memory
  • User-programmable sample rates up to 4096 Hz
  • IP65/66 environmental enclosures available
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Large Quantity & OEM Orders

The SG-Link®-OEM-LXRS® is a small, wireless, low-cost, extended range, two-channel analog input sensor node ready for OEM integration.  

Product Highlights

  • One differential and one single-ended analog input channel and an internal temperature sensor
  • Ideal for remote and long term measurement of many Wheatstone bridge and analog-type sensors including: strain, force, torque, pressure, acceleration, vibration, magnetic field, displacement and geophones
  • Supports continuous, burst, and event-triggered sampling and datalogging to internal memory
  • User-programmable sample rates up to 4096 Hz
  • Comprehensive SDK and OEM form factor for rapid integration
  • Simultaneously transmit real-time data and log to memory
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Large Quantity & OEM Orders

The SG-Link® -RGD -LXRS® ia a versatile, ruggedized four-channel analog sensor node with integrated triaxial accelerometer.

Product Highlights

  • Four analog input channels, integrated three-axis accelerometer, and an internal temperature sensor
  • Integrated strain sensor signal conditioning, embedded processing, and environmentally hardened form factor ideal for permanently mounting over strain gauges
  • Supports conventional bonded foil, piezoelectric-resistive, Wheatstone bridge, and modular Columbia Research
  • Labs-type strain gauges
  • Integrated triaxial accelerometer with MEMS technology and +/- 16 g range
  • User-programmable sample rates up to 4096 Hz
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Large Quantity & OEM Orders

Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability

High Performance

  • Lossless data throughput and sensor-to-sensor sampling synchronization of ±32 μS in LXRS-enabled modes

Ease of Use

  • Wireless framework reduces installation complexity
  • Installs over existing strain elements and shafts with no mechanical modifications
  • Configurable housing geometry will accommodate any shaft size
  • Low power consumption allows extended use
  • Remotely configure sensors, acquire, and view sensor data with Node Commander®

Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability

High Performance

  • Scalable, long range wireless sensor networks up to 2 km
  • Lossless data throughput under most operating conditions

Ease of Use

  • Rapid deployment with wireless framework
  • Low power consumption allows extended use.
  • Remotely configure nodes, acquire and view sensor data with Node Commander®.
  • Optional web-based SensorCloud™ interface optimizes data storage, viewing, and analysis.
  • Easy integration via comprehensive SDK

Cost Effective

  • Out-of-the box wireless sensing solution reduces development and deployment time.
  • Volume discounts

Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability

High Performance

  • Scalable, long range wireless sensor networks up to 2 km
  • Lossless data throughput under most operating conditions

Ease of Use

  • Rapid deployment with wireless framework
  • Low power consumption allows extended use.
  • Wide range of sample rates and duty cycles
  • Optional web-based SensorCloud™ interface optimizes data storage, viewing, and analysis.

Cost Effective

  • Out-of-the box wireless sensing solution reduces development and deployment time.
  • Volume discounts

Wireless Simplicity, Hardwired Reliability

High Performance

  • Node-to-node synchronization up to ±32 microseconds
  • High resolution data with 16-bit A/D converter
  • Scalable, long range wireless sensor networks up to 2 km

Ease of Use

  • Flex bonding cable and node form factor allow quick installation over existing strain gauges
  • Low profile, environmentally sealed enclosure
  • On-board shunt calibration

Cost Effective

  • Reduction of costs associated with wiring
  • Out-of-the box wireless sensing solution reduces development and deployment time.
General

Sensor input channels

Differential analog, 1 channel (standard),

2 channels (optional)

Integrated sensors

Internal temperature, 1 channel

Data storage capacity

2 M bytes (up to data points)

Analog Input Channels

Measurement range

Differential: full-bridge, 350 Ω

Accuracy

± 0.1% full scale typical

Anti-aliasing filter bandwidth

Single-pole Butterworth

-3 dB cutoff @ 500 Hz

Bridge excitation voltage

+ 3 V dc (pulsed @ sample rates 16 Hz to conserve power)

Measurement gain and offset

User-selectable in software on differential channels, gain values from 20 to 2560

Integrated Temperature Channel

Measurement range

-40 °C to 85 °C, ± 2 °C (at 25 °C) typical

Resolution

12 bit

Sampling

Sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, datalogging

Sampling rates

Continuous sampling: 1 sample/hour to 512 Hz

Periodic burst sampling: 32 Hz to 4096 Hz

Datalogging: 32 Hz to 4096 Hz

Sample rate stability

±3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator: http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Synchronization between nodes

± 32 μsec

Operating Parameters

Wireless communication range

100 m (typical)

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); low power option available for use outside the U.S.- limited to 10dBm (10mW)

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Power source

Replaceable, non-rechargable battery pack (3.0 V dc, 1.2 Ah Li/MnO2 batteries in series configuration)

Power consumption

1 to 25 mA (configuration dependent)

Operating temperature

-20 ˚C to + 80 ˚C

Angular acceleration limit

500 g standard (high g option available)

Maximum RPM

2500 to 4200 RPM (diameter dependent, high RPM option available)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

Height 88.9 mm (3.5 inches), ID varies for use on 50.8 to 152.4 mm (2 to 6 inch) diameter shafts (custom sizes available)

Weight

200 to 525 grams (0.44 to 1.16 lb), depending on size

Environmental rating

IP66, tested to DO-160 standards for temperature variation, humidity, and vibration

Enclosure material

ABS thermoplastic

Integration

Compatible gateways

All WSDA® base stations and gateways

Compatible sensors

Bridge type analog sensors

Connectors

Strain gauge and battery interface connectors

Shunt calibration

Internal shunt calibration resistor 499 KΩ

Software

SensorCloud™, Node Commander®, Windows 7 (or newer)

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent): http://lord-microstrain.github.io/MSCL/

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), ROHS

 

General

Sensor input channels

Differential analog, 1 channel

Single-ended analog, 1 channel

Integrated sensors

Internal temperature, 1 channel

Data storage capacity

2 M bytes (up to 1,000,000 data points, data type dependent)

Analog Input Channels

Measurement range

Differential: full-bridge, 350 Ω (factory configurable) Single-ended: 0 to 3 V dc

Accuracy

± 0.1% full scale typical

Resolution

12 bit

Anti-aliasing filter bandwidth

Single-pole Butterworth

-3 dB cutoff @ 250 Hz (factory configurable)

Bridge excitation voltage

+3 V dc, 50 mA total for all channels

(pulsed @ sample rates 16 Hz to conserve power)

Measurement gain and offset

User-selectable in software on differential channels gain values from 104 to 1800

Integrated Temperature Channel

Measurement range

-40 °C to 85 °C

Accuracy

± 2 °C (at 25 °C) typical

Resolution

12 bit

Sampling

Sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, datalogging

Sampling rates

Continuous sampling: 1 sample/hour to 512 Hz

Periodic burst sampling: 32 Hz to 4096 Hz

Datalogging: 32 Hz to 4096 Hz

Sample rate stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator: http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Synchronization between nodes

± 32 μsec

Operating Parameters

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); low power option available for use outside the U.S.- limited to 10dBm (10mW)

Range for bi-directional RF link

70 m to 2 km line of sight with RF power setting

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Power source

Internal: 3.7 V dc, 250 mAh lithium ion rechargeable battery

External: +3.2 to +9.0 V dc

Power consumption

See power profile :

http://files.microstrain.com/SG-Link-LXRS-Power-Profile.pdf

Operating temperature

-20 ˚C to + 60 ˚C (extended temperature range available with custom battery/enclosure, -40 ˚C to + 85 ˚C electronics only)

Acceleration limit

500 g standard (high g option available)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

58 mm x 50 mm x 21 mm

Weight

42 grams

Environmental rating

Indoor use (IP65/66 enclosures available)

Enclosure material

ABS plastic

Integration

Compatible gateways

All WSDA® base stations and gateways

Compatible sensors

Bridge type analog sensors, 0 to 3 V dc analog sensors

Connectors

Screw terminal block

Shunt calibration

Internal shunt calibration resistor 499 KΩ, differential channel

Software

SensorCloud™, SensorConnect™, Node Commander®, Windows 7 (or newer)

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent): http://lord-microstrain.github.io/MSCL/

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), ROHS

General

Sensor input channels

Differential analog, 1 channel

Single-ended analog, 1 channel

Integrated sensors

Internal temperature, 1 channel

Data storage capacity

2 M bytes (up to 1,000,000 data points, data type dependent)

Analog Input Channels

Measurement range

Differential: full-bridge, 350 Ω (factory configurable) Single-ended: 0 to 3 V dc

Accuracy

± 0.1% full scale typical

Resolution

12 bit

Anti-aliasing filter bandwidth

Single-pole Butterworth

-3 dB cutoff @ 250 Hz (factory configurable)

Bridge excitation voltage

+3 V dc, 50 mA total for all channels

(pulsed @ sample rates 16 Hz to conserve power)

Measurement gain and offset

User-selectable in software on differential channels gain values from 104 to 2560

Integrated Temperature Channel

Measurement range

-40 °C to 85 °C

Accuracy

± 2 °C (at 25 °C) typical

Resolution

12 bit

Sampling

Sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, datalogging

Sampling rates

Continuous sampling: 1 sample/hour to 512 Hz

Periodic burst sampling: 32 Hz to 4096 Hz

Datalogging: 32 Hz to 4096 Hz

Sample rate stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator: http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Synchronization between nodes

± 32 μsec

Operating Parameters

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); low power option available for use outside the U.S.- limited to 10dBm (10mW)

Range for bi-directional RF link

70 m to 2 km line of sight with RF power setting

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Power source

External: +3.2 to +9.0 V dc (9 V dc alkaline battery provided)

Power consumption

See power profile : http://files.microstrain.com/SG-Link-OEM- LXRS-Power-Profile.pdf

Operating temperature

-40 ˚C to + 85 ˚C (excluding 9 V battery)

Acceleration limit

500 g standard (high g option available)

MTBF 1,300,000 hours (Telcordia method, SR332)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

56 mm x 20 mm x 6 mm

Weight

7 grams

Integration

Compatible gateways

All WSDA® base stations and gateways

Compatible sensors

Bridge type analog sensors, 0 to 3 V dc analog sensors

Connectors

Solder pads or screw terminal connector

Shunt calibration

Internal shunt calibration resistor 499 KΩ, differential channel

Software

SensorCloud™, SensorConnect™, Node Commander®, Windows 7 (or newer)

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent): http://lord-microstrain.github.io/MSCL/

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), ROHS

 

General

Sensor input channels

Differential analog, 4 channels

Integrated sensors

Triaxial MEMS accelerometer, 3 channels

Internal temperature, 1 channel

Data storage capacity

2 M bytes (up to 1,000,000 data points, data type dependent)

Analog Input Channels

Measurement range

Differential: full-bridge, 350 Ω (factory configurable)

Accuracy and resolution

± 0.1% full scale typical, 16 bit resolution

Anti-aliasing filter bandwidth

Single-pole Butterworth

-3 dB cutoff @ 250 Hz

Bridge excitation voltage

+2.7 V dc, 50 mA total for all channels

(pulsed @ sample rates 16 Hz to conserve power)

Measurement gain and offset

User-selectable in software on differential channels gain values from 104 to 1800

Integrated Accelerometer Channels

Measurement range

± 16 g

Accuracy and resolution

± 4 mg, 13 bit resolution

Integrated Temperature Channel

Measurement range

-40 °C to 85 °C

Accuracy and resolution

± 2 °C (at 25 °C) typical, 16 bit resolution

Sampling

Sampling modes

Synchronized, low duty cycle, datalogging

Sampling rates

Continuous sampling: 1 sample/hour to 512 Hz

Periodic burst sampling: 32 Hz to 4096 Hz

Datalogging: 32 Hz to 4096 Hz

Sample rate stability

± 3 ppm

Network capacity

Up to 2000 nodes per RF channel (and per gateway) depending on the number of active channels and sampling settings. Refer to the system bandwidth calculator: http://www.microstrain.com/configure-your-system

Synchronization between nodes

± 32 μsec

Operating Parameters

Radio frequency (RF)

transceiver carrier

2.405 to 2.470 GHz direct sequence spread spectrum over 14 channels, license free worldwide, radiated power programmable from 0 dBm (1 mW) to 16 dBm (39 mW); low power option available for use outside the U.S.- limited to 10dBm (10mW)

Range for bi-directional RF link

70 m to 2 km line of sight with RF power setting

RF communication protocol

IEEE 802.15.4

Power source

Replaceable 3.7 V dc, 1.7 Ah Tadiran TL-5935 1/6 D-cell battery

Power consumption

960 uA ( 3.46 mW) @ 3.6 V dc, 32 HZ, 3 ch, no duty cycling

10.6 mA (38.16 mW) @ 3.6 V dc, 256 Hz, 3 ch, no duty cycling

4.0 mA (14.4 mW) @ 3.6 V dc, 256 Hz, 1 ch, no duty cycling

Operating temperature

-40 ˚C to + 85 ˚C

Acceleration limit

500 g standard (high g option available)

Physical Specifications

Dimensions

101 mm x 46 mm x 26 mm

Weight

150 g (including battery)

EMI/EMC rating

MIL-STD-461F

Enclosure material

Clear polycarbonate

Integration

Compatible gateways

All WSDA® base stations and gateways

Compatible sensors>

Bridge type analog sensors

Connectors

Flex cable terminal/solder pads (flex cable included)

Shunt calibration

Internal shunt calibration resistor 499 KΩ, differential channels<

Software<

SensorCloud™, SensorConnect™, Node Commander®, Windows 7 (or newer)

Software development

Open-source MicroStrain Communications Library (MSCL) with sample code available in C++,Python,and.NET formats (OS and computing platform independent): http://lord-microstrain.github.io/MSCL/

Regulatory compliance

FCC (U.S.), IC (Canada), ROHS

 

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