Laureate™ Ohmmeter for Resistance in Ohms
High accuracy & high speed for production environments, plus transmitter & control outputs
The Laureate Ohmmeter is ideal for high-speed, high-accuracy resistance measurements in a production environment, such as contact resistance measurements. It is factory calibrated for five jumper selectable resistance ranges from 20 ohm to 200 kohm. Accuracy is an exceptional ±0.01% of full scale ± 2 counts. Resolution is one part in 20,000. In the 20-ohm range, resolution is 1 milliohm, making the meter suitable for contact resistance and conductance measurements. An additional 2 Mohm range is available with a factory modification.
Meter connections can be via 2, 3 or 4 wires. With 4-wire hookup, 2 wires are used for excitation and two separate wires are used to sense the voltage across the resistance to be measured, thereby eliminating any lead resistance effects. With 3-wire hookup, the meter senses the combined voltage drop across the resistance to be measured plus two excitation leads. It also senses the voltage drop across one excitation lead, and then subtracts twice this voltage from the combined total. This technique effectively subtracts lead resistance if the excitation leads are the same.
All resistance ranges are digitally calibrated at the factory, with calibration factors stored in EEPROM on the signal conditioner board. This allows ranges and signal conditioner boards to be changed in the field without recalibrating the meter. If desired, the meter can easily be calibrated using external standards plus scale and offset in software.
High read rates at up to 60 or 50 conversions per second while integrating the signal over a full power cycle are provided by Concurrent Slope (US Pat 5,262,780) analog-to-digital conversion. High read rates are ideal for high-throughput manufacturing processes. Peak and valley values are automatically captured and may be displayed via a front panel pushbutton command or a control signal at the rear connector, or be transmitted as serial data.
Designed for system use. Optional plug-in boards for communications and control include Ethernet and other serial communication boards, dual or quad relay boards, and anisolated analog output board. Laureates may be powered from 85-264 Vac or optionally from 12-32 Vac or 10-48 Vdc. The display is available with red or green LEDs. The 1/8 DIN case meets NEMA 4X (IP65) specifications from the front when panel mounted. Any setup functions and front panel keys can be locked out for simplified usage and security. All power and signal connections are via UL / VDE / CSA rated screw clamp plugs.
Multiple relay operating modes are selectable in software. One of these is band deviation setpoint operation, where a deviation limit (such as 50 counts) is set up around both sides of the setpoint. The relay closes (or opens) when the reading falls within the deviation band, and opens (or closes) when the reading falls outside of this band. This mode sets up a passband around the setpoint and is often used for component testing.
Resistance Measurement with Excitation & Lead Compensation
QA Application with Relay Option in Passband Mode