Sensor simulator for testing
This sensor simulator installs in place of an ICP sensor and accepts test signals from a voltage function generator.
The model 401B04 ICP sensor simulator installs in place of an ICP sensor and accepts test signals from a voltage function generator. The simulator allows test engineers to ensure the entire measuring chain - consisting of cable, ICP or IEPE signal conditioning and data acquisition system - is set up properly and ready to take measurements. The unit also serves to verify signal conditioning settings, cable integrity and tune long lines for optimum system performance and is powered by any ICP or IEPE sensor signal conditioner.
PCB Piezotronics Inc.
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