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  • ASDQMS SmartCable with Keyboard Output for Chatillon TCM201 Tester

SmartCable™ Keyboard for Chatillon TCM-201 Digital Force Tester

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Product Description

Chatillon TCM201 Digital Force Tester SmartCable™ Gage Interface

Send data directly to Excel---No Software Wedge Required

The Advanced Systems and Designs (ASDQMS) gage interface with keyboard output sends data directly to Microsoft Excel, Explorer-based SPC programs, or other spreadsheet programs without using complicated software wedges. This Advanced Systems & Designs SmartCable™ USB Keyboard, single gage interface, connects the Chatillon TCM201 Tension Compression Tester to a computer. Connects the Chatillon TCM201 to the SmartCable™ Keyboard using a 9-pin male cable connector---no additional cables required. The output of the SmartCable™ Keyboard is a standard USB 2.0 keyboard signal.

Connecting the SmartCable™ Keyboard with its built-in keyboard wedge will allow the SmartCable™ gage interface to be identified as a keyboard device that can send data to any Microsoft Windows application - no software wedge required. The SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface will make the Chatillon TCM-201 digital readings appear as if they were typed in using a standard keyboard - eliminates data collection errors. If you want to collect data into a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, simply select the cell where you want the data to appear.

Readings can be triggered by pressing the send button on the Chatillon TCM201 Tension Compression Tester

LED Indicator lights aid the user with the operation of the SmartCable™ gage interface.  This SmartCable™ Keyboard is easily configured to output data in different output modes on your spreadsheet, such as CR, TAB, up, down, left, or right. The output mode is selected by adjusting the rotary switch on the SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface. To access the rotary switch, simply remove the top cover by loosening two Phillips screws.

Six foot standard cable length with special lengths available on request.

A detailed operation manual is included with this SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface. The communication parameters can be changed and reconfigured per requirements for both the SmartCable™ and the Chatillon TCM201 Tension Compression Tester. Advanced Systems & Designs normally sets the SmartCable™ Keyboard to the default settings on the Chatillon Digital Force Tester. Make sure both the SmartCable™ gage interface and Chatillon TCM201 Tension Compression Tester are set to the same values. Refer to the Chatillon TCM201 operating manual for more information on external communication.


  • SmartCable™ Keyboard gage interface for Chatillon TCM201 Tension Compression Tester

  • Sends data to Excel or other Explorer based SPC programs

  • Special cable lengths available on request

  • Lifetime warranty against manufacturing defects

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