The National Instruments 9237 simultaneous bridge module for use with NI CompactDAQ and CompactRIO contains all the signal conditioning required to power and measure up to four bridge-based sensors simultaneously. The four RJ50 jacks provide direct connectivity to most torque or load cells and offer custom cable solutions with minimal tools. The high sampling rate and bandwidth of the NI 9237 offer a high-quality, high-speed strain or load measurement system with zero interchannel phase delay. With 60 VDC isolation and 1,000 Vrms transient isolation, the NI 9237 has high common-mode noise rejection and increased safety for both the operator and test system.
The NI 9237 can perform offset/null as well as shunt calibration and remote sense, making the module the best choice for strain and bridge measurements.
The NI 9944 and NI 9945 are accessories for use with quarter-bridge sensors. These accessories have a female RJ50 connector on one end and screw terminals on the other end. Purchase these accessories with a kit of RJ50 cables (qty 4).
For screw terminals without the quarter-bridge completion, purchase the NI 9949 and a kit of RJ50 cables (qty 4). This setup exposes all 10 pins for each channel as screw terminals.
Create a complete system with the NI 9237 and its accessories. However, the NI 9237 is compatible with multiple C Series Platforms, NI CompactDAQ and CompactRIO. Please review the comparison information below and select a platform to begin configuring your system.
Laboratory - 30 g shock and 0.3 grms operational vibration
Field Work - 50 g shock (Class I, Div 2 for Hazardous Locations)
Since your RJ50 cable does not have direct connectivity, you need an adapter to act as an interface between your sensors/signals and your device.
You need a cable to transmit signals between your device and your signal connections on your adapter.
The chassis provides rugged, modular housing for your controller (if using CompactRIO) and C Series modules. A high-performance backplane in the chassis contains the system's data, timing, and triggering buses.
The controller runs your application and interfaces with your C Series modules. If you are using the NI CompactDAQ platform, then a Personal Computer (PC) will act as the controller of your system. However, if the CompactRIO platform is used then an embedded real-time controller will be used instead.
You need software to interface with your hardware and to collect, analyze, present, and store your measurements. This device is compatible with a different programming languages depending on the platform used. If you are using the NI CompactDAQ platform then this device is compatible with LabVIEW, C/C++, Visual Basic, and .NET. However, if the CompactRIO platform is used then this device requires the LabVIEW FPGA Module (sold separately), the LabVIEW Real-Time Module (sold separately) and NI-RIO driver software (included with the hardware).
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