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Drift-Free, In-Process Capacitance Measurement Solution

As datacom cable manufacturers face more challenging specifications for Structural Return Loss, Near- and Far-end Cross Talk and Attenuation, it’s more important than ever to catch problems as they develop – not after the fact. Because downgrading or rejecting finished cable robs you of productivity and profitability. That’s why correlating in-process and post-process measurement results accurately and consistently is so important.

The CapScan 2000 gauging system solves this problem by enabling you to correlate in-process and post-process measurements through on-line, high-speed measurement of cable capacitance. A combination of low signal-to-noise ratio and proprietary, drift-free electronics enable the system to deliver highly accurate and consistent measurements. With a local intelligence module directly connected to the measurement head, the CapScan 2000 system can communicate directly to Beta LaserMike controllers or other host systems.

  • Range of gauge heads to meet your application needs.

    CapScan offers various gauge heads for measuring cables up to 25 mm (1 in.). Includes new increased bandwidth to 10 GHz. Options include in-head FFT analysis. Gauges can be mounted in-trough and used for a broad scope of communication cable applications.

    Image of wire being measured by CapScan
  • Flexible connectivity.

    For maximum flexibility, CapScan 2000 models are available in Profibus, DeviceNet, and RS-232 versions. This makes connecting to your PLC, PC, or Beta LaserMike controller easier than ever before.

  • Easy access to measurement data.

    The CapScan 2000 system can be easily connected to the KI1000 indicator unit for simple, reliable data indication. The KI1000 connects to the gauge via CANBUS, one of the most robust data links available today. This provides quick response, so you can monitor product changes as they occur.

    Image of KI1000 indicator
  • CapScan systems are proven performers in a wide range of communication cable industries. These gauges are designed to effectively measure the capacitance of products with the highest accuracy. Industry applications include:

    • CATV
    • Coax
    • Cell Phone
    • TV Antennae extrusions
    • And more...
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    DataCom Cable Capacitance Measurement

    Datacom cable manufacturer uses CapScan to capture on-line, high-speed measurements of cable capacitance with the highest accuracy and consistency.

  • The following technical information provides a range of performance data across all models.
    For specific product details to meet your unique application needs, please refer to our data sheets.
    • Cable Range: models available up to 8 mm (0.32 in.), 16 mm (0.63 in), and 25 mm (1.0 in.)
    • Accuracy: +/-0.1 to +/-0.3 pF/m (Zero), +/-0.2 to +/-0.5% (Gain)
    • Measurement Range: 0 – 400 pF/m (0 – 120 pF/ft.)
    • Resolution: 0.1 pF/m (0.01 pF/m option for averaging over 0.5 sec.), 0.03 pF/ft. (0.003 pF/ft. with averaging over 0.5 sec.)
    • Line Speeds: up to 3000 m/min (10,000 ft/min)


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