How does the handheld reader work?
The SM-200 handheld reader is a handheld instrument that reads and stores data from both the CMS (Continuous Monitoring System) and PMS (Periodic Monitoring System) BoltSafe load cells. The CMS load sensor has a connector cable which connects directly to the SM-200. The handheld reader then shows the value of the connected sensor on the LCD display. If you want to use the SM-200 to read data from the PMS load cell, a probe is needed. This probe energizes the BoltSafe Sensor and reads all data through a non-contacting interface. The probe on the other hand is connected to the SM-200 with a connector. When using the handheld reader, the user can monitor the residual bolt load directly on the reader. If you connect the SM-200 to a PC with a USB cable, you can send the measured bolt load data to a Windows PC afterwards. The acquired data can be analyzed by special software called “BS Report Generator”. The cables and software are available separately. Ask our sales team to advise you about everything you need for your specific project.