PCA Stress Measuring Set

  • Even a beginner can measure stress easily.
  • Reporting feature specialized for PCB stress measurements.


PCAS-1000A,  PCA Stress Measuring Set

The PCAS-1000A includes software and sensor interface (data logger), specialized for stress measurements described in IPC/JEDEC-9704A**.

It will help beginners to measure PCB (Printed Circuit Board) stress easily.


PCD-400A Sensor Interface

The PCD-400A is a carrier-wave measuring instrument for measuring strain gages and strain-gage transducers via an USB interface.

Measuring Targets: Strain gages and strain-gage transducers

Channels: 4

Input Format: Balanced differential input

Synchronous Operation: A maximum of 4 units for 16 channels

Compatible Gage Resistance:

  • Quarter bridge 2-wire system, 3-wire system: 120 Ω
  • Half bridge system, full bridge system: 120 to 1000 Ω

Input Connector: D-sub 37-pin connector

Bridge Excitation: AC 2 Vrms

Gage Factor: 2.00 fixed

Range: 200, 500, 1 k, 2 k, 5 k, 10 k, and 20 k ×10-6 strain – 7 steps
Accuracy: within ±0.5% FS

Frequency Response: DC to 200 Hz, deviation: Within ±10%

Sampling Frequencies: Max. 10 kHz (Synchronous 4-unit sampling for 16 channels at 10 kHz)


  • Transfer characteristic : 2nd order Butterworth
  • Cutoff frequencies : 10, 30, 100 Hz, and FLAT (4 steps)
  • Amplitude ratio at cutoff point : -3 ±1 dB
  • Attenuation : (-12 ±1) dB/oct.

UI-55A, One-Touch Type Input Adapter

Channels: 4

Sensor Connection: One-touch type terminals

Main Measuring Instrument:

  • PCD-400A/430A
  • EDX-11A/14A/15A (For full bridge only)

Measuring Targets:

  • 2-wire quarter bridge
  • 3-wire quarter bridge
  • Half bridge
  • Full bridge
  • Voltage
  • Strain-gage transduce

UIA345-12, AC Adapter

PCAS-100A, PCA Stress Measuring Software

Combination with the PCD-400A or PCD-430A, the PCA Stress Measuring Software PCAS-100A is the dedicated software to test stress of PCA.


Number of Channels: 16 (Uniaxial gages: 16 PC Triaxial gages: 5 PC)

Channel Conditions:

  • Gage types
    (1G2W, 1G3W, 2G2W, 2G3W, 3G2W, 3G3W, half bridge, and full bridge)
  • Measuring range (200, 500, 1000, 2000,5000, 10000, and 20000 ×10-6 strain)
  • Gage factor

Measuring Modes: Manual measurement
Recoding from REC to STOP, or designated number of data items from REC

Sampling Frequencies: 100, 200, 500, 1 k, 2 k, 5 k, and 10 k Hz

LPF: 10, 30, 100 Hz, and FLAT

Measuring Condition Files: Saves and loads preset measuring conditions.

Measuring Instruments: PCD-400A, PCD-430A (Max. 4 units) *EDX-200A combination models are available. Inquiries are welcome.


Catalog: Searches strain gages for PCA stress test.

Bonding: Describes the method of strain gage bonding on the PCB.


Y-time Graphs:

  • X axis is time (s).
  • Y axis is strain (Uniaxial-gage, principal, diagonal)

Strain-rate Graphs: X axis is strain-rate, Y axis is maximum principal strain.
* Strain rate is the rate of change in strain per time.

Y Axis Range:

  • Auto-scale
  • Settable scale (×10-6 strain)
  • 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, and 20000


Report Types: Graph and tables.

Graph-reports: Y-time graphs, strain-rate graphs

Table-reports: Maximum principal strain, minimum principal strain, diagonal strain, and strain-rate

Clipboard: Copies graphs and tables.
Allows other application software to use the data.

Report Files: Allows report files (PCR format) to be saved, read and edited.

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