Setup of K6D Sensors with 12 Input Channels

Step 1

Connect Amplifier "A" with GSVmulti.

Amplifier "A" should be connected with "plug A" of K6D.

Step 2

Connect Amplifier "B" with GSVmulti.

Amplifier "B" should be connected with "plug B" of K6D.

Step 3

Load 6x12 Matrix into GSVmulti.

Button  "Special Sensor"

Step 4

Please ensure that the calibration data are available on your computer.

Step 5

Load the .dat file o f your calibration matrix;

Step 6

Assign the channels 1...6 of amplifier A 

Step 7

Assign the channels 1...6 of amplifier A

Step 8

Assign the channels 7...12 of amplifier B

Step 9

For the correct calculation of Torques around your coordinates origin please enter the distance of

your coordinates origin from

sensors coordinates origin.

Please keep in mind that most sensors have coordinate origin in the center of the sensor surface. Some sensors like K6D225 are calibrated in distance of 0,08m from the surface of the sensor. 

Example: if you insert the forces in the plane of the sensor surface, then you must enter -0,08m in case of K6D225. 

Step 10

Rename Channels 1...6. Then you get displayed Fx, Fy, Fz, Mx, My, Mz

Step 11

Rename channels 7...12. Then you get displayed "dummy1", ..."dummy6" for channel 7...12.

The matrix needs 12 input channels, and produces 6 output channels by calculation. The channels 7...12 may be hidden in another step.

Step 12

Display of channel 1...12;

Step 13

You can hide unused channels with the hide function.

Step 14

The synchronisation of two devices are realized with the sync cable.

In this case DIG IO No. 16 must be defined:

as master at device "A" and

as slave at Device "B".

Screenshot shows the device A as Master (select channel 1 if you want to configure device "A")

Step 15

The screenshot shows the device B as Slave. (select channel 7 if you want to configure device "B")

Attention please: The frequency of the readings is defined by the "Data Frequncy" setting of the master.

But you should configure the frequency setting of the slave with the same value as the master.

Example: if you set master to f=100Hz and slave to f=10Hz, you will get 10 times the same value of the slave, because there is no actual reading "produced".