PCA Stress Measuring Set

  • TEDS



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.

** Evaluation method for PCA using strain gages is regulated by IPC/ JDEC-9704A and it is valid for quality evaluation or failure analysis.

Movie for how to use PCAS-1000A


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

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Sensor Interface

  • TEDS


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
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%/ºC

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
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



One-touch Type Input Adapter



Channels 4
Sensor Connection One-touch type terminals
Main Measuring Instruments 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
Strain-gage transducer
Dimensions 105 W × 18.5 H × 35 D mm
Weight Approx. 90 g

AC Adapter

Object Product Model EDX-100A
Remarks For U.S.A.: Use UNI345-1238.

PCA Stress Measuring Software



Operating Environment
OS Windows® 8.1, Windows® 10
English/Japanese, 32/64 bits support
If 64-bit OS, operate in WOW64 (Windows 32-bit On Windows 64-bit) environment.
CPU Core i5 2 GHz or advanced
Memory If 32-bit OS, 2 GB or more
If 64-bit OS, 4 GB or more
Display Resolution: 1024×768 pixels or more
1280×1024 pixels or more recommended
Measuring Conditions
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
Applicable Instruments PCD-400A, PCD-430A (Max. 4 units)
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
Data Acquisition
Saving File Formats Kyowa standard file format KS2.
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.
Printing Prints out reports.
Report Files Allows report files (PCR format) to be saved, read and edited.

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