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The DSCUSB from Mantracourt Electronics is a high-performance strain-gauge digital signal conditioner with USB connectivity for applications requiring simple sensor connectivity in desktop settings, such as test and measurement, research and development and laboratory environments.

Externally, the redesigned DSCUSB is compact and features a smaller and more modern enclosure. Internally, the product remains unchanged from its predecessor and offers identical performance.

The DSCUSB is said to provide easy sensing for weight, pressure, force and torque and connects easily to a strain-gauge sensor as well as allowing multiple devices to connect to a single PC.

It is compatible with most loadcells and sensors and enables the device to appear as a virtual COM port. Windows driver DLLs are also suitable for interfacing with the DSCUSB.

Data can be extracted from most strain-gauge bridge input sensors by plugging the DSCUSB into a PC. The data can then be acquired by the software, enabling detailed data logging and manipulation and removing the need for amplifiers, filters and multimeters.

Key features and benefits

  • The DSCUSB’s rugged enclosure makes it suitable for use in most environments.
  • A PCB version is available for projects that require a design-in approach.
  • The DSCUSB is shipped with a free software toolkit, which provides the tools required for configuring, calibrating, logging and managing the parameters of the unit.
  • The redesigned unit is easier to store, transport and handle thanks to its reduced size.
  • The USB connection socket allows engineers to choose a specific cable length depending on their situation.
  • The device is powered from the USB port — no additional power supply is required.
  • Although suitable for one-to-one interface, the device can connect with multiple sensors with the use of a suitable hub.
  • It also available in ASCII protocol, offering higher resolution and lower temperature drift.

Mantracourt Electronics

Mantracourt was founded in 1974 with the clear objective of becoming a leader in the application of microelectronics to industrial measurementapplications. Ever since, Mantracourt has demonstrated solid growth and become established as a world leader in strain gauge amplifiers, loadcell amplifiers, weight indicators and load cell indicators. 
Based near Exeter in the South West of England, the company is an established technology provider to many major OEM sensor manufacturers,
with a product range of over 1000 designs, with measurement technologies for strain gauge, load cell, force measurement, temperature, pressure,voltage, current, potentiometer, rate, flow, LVDT, displacement, inclination, vibration and torque.
Mantracourt design and manufacture a reliable brand of innovative radio wireless telemetry systems enabling wireless sensors for strain gauge,vibration, load cells, inclination with wireless displays and USB PC input. New developments include wireless remote data collection providingemail and text alerts plus web-based server access. These are offered alongside our load cell amplifiers, analogue signal conditioners, digitalindicators, strain gauge digital converters and USB data acquisition units with output options including USB, RS232, RS485, 0-10V and 4-20mA.

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