Tip of the Day 168: Of Pinched Piezo Cables Signal Drift

At a recent customer visit we were testing the tool on the bench. We were pushing on pins while watching values on the Cycle Values screen and noticed one changing when we were not touching it. The value was continuously going down.The cause? A pinched piezo...

Tip of the Day 164: Piezo Sensors Do Not Detect Disconnects

It’s all in the title.Some of our customers have thought that because our Lynx Piezo sensors have the integrated case electronics that they would behave the same as the strain gage sensors in detecting disconnections or broken wires. This is not true. When a piezo...

Tip of the Day 156: No negatives on stroke scaling, please

“Always with the negative waves, Moriarty…”        ( from…? )A customer found a way to confuse an eDART™ by entering a negative number in the scaling for the stroke analog input (from the machine). If you are taking injection stroke from the machine instead of the...