The PCD-400A is a carrier-wave measuring instrument for measuring strain gages and strain-gage transducers via an USB interface.
Up to 4 units are stacked for measurement in 16 channels.



· 4 unit synchronous sampling using the connection connector set ST-1A (Optional accessory)
· TEDS compatible (UI-10A and UI-11A)
· Sampling frequency: Max. 10 kHz


Measuring Targets Strain gages and strain-gage transducers
Channels 4
Input Form Balanced differential input
Synchronous Operation Up to 4 units by 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
Balance Adjustment Resistance: Within ±2% (±10 k ×10-6 strain)
Capacitance: Within 5000 pF
Balance Adjustment Methods Resistance: Auto balance
Capacitance: CST method (Capacitance self-tracking)
Nonlinearity Within ±0.1% FS
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)
LPF 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.
AD Converter 24 bits
Setting Value Storage The range and balance adjustment value etc. are written to nonvolatile memory.
TEDS Reads information from TEDS-installed sensors.
(Input adapters: UI-10A and UI-11A only)
Channel name writing
(If the manufacturer’s ID is Kyowa)
Interfaces USB2.0 (Conforms to High-speed USB standards.
USB3.0 supported)
Stability Temperature
Zero point: Within ±0.2 ×10-6 strain per ºC
Sensitivity: Within ±0.05%/ºCTime
Zero point: Within ±1 ×10-6 strain per 8h
Sensitivity: Within ±0.3%/8h
Withstand Voltage 250 VAC for 1 minute between input and case
Operating Temperature 0 to 40ºC
Operating Humidity 20 to 85% (Non-condensing)
Vibration Resistance ±29.42 m/s2 (3 G)
5 to 200 Hz (12 cycles for each axis, 10 minutes/cycle)
Power Supply 11 to 16 VDC
Connector type: RM12BRD-4PH (Hirose)
Current Consumption 0.7 A or less (12 VDC)
Dimensions 210 W x 35 H x 157.5 D mm (Excluding protrusions)
Weight Approx. 700 g
Compliance Directive 2014/30/EU (EMC)
Directive 2011/65/EU, (EU)2015/863
(10 restricted substances) (RoHS)
Standard Accessories USB cable N-38
Ground wire P-72
Dynamic data acquisition software DCS-100A (DVD)
Optional Accessories DC power cable P-76
USB cable N-39
Connection cable N-97
Stacking connector set ST-1A
Stack fixture CN-20
AC adapter UIA345-12 (For 1 to 4 units of PCD) (For U.S.A.: UNI345-1238)
Input adapter for strain-gage transducers UI-10A (TEDS compatible)
Input adapter for strain gages UI-11A (TEDS compatible)
Input adapter for strain gage with operating lever UI-15A
One-touch type input adapter for strain gages UI-16B
One-touch type input adapter UI-55A
Data analysis software DAS-200A