USB-ERB Series

 

Electromechanical Relay USB Devices

KEY HIGHLIGHTS

The USB-ERB Series relay interface devices provide support for Form C electromechanical relays. Each device is designed with a heavy-duty chassis for rugged DAQ applications.

Digital I/O
Channels Counter/Timers Encoder Inputs
Up to 24 relays
Software Power
OS Support Drivers Power
Windows® and Linux® Universal Library™ SW Suite External


Part Number Description Qty Price
USB-ERB08 USB-based 8-channel electromechanical relay interface device
$279.00
USB-ERB24 USB-based 24-channel electromechanical relay interface device
$389.00
Software
DAQami™ v4.2 Data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
$49.00
DASYLab® LITE Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, and Control Software
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$499.00
DASYLab® BASIC Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes standard analysis modules and unlimited module count. - Most Popular $1,299.00
DASYLab® FULL Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Basic features plus standard modules, 200 layout windows, unlimited module count, and control sequencer. $1,799.00
DASYLab® PRO Icon-Based Data Acquisition, Graphics, Control, and Analysis Software. Includes all DASYLab Full features plus advanced signal analysis and control modules. $2,499.00
DASYLab® RUNTIME DASYLab Runtime allows you to run an existing worksheet application on an additional computer (with compatible hardware configurations) $449.00
TracerDAQ® Pro Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
$199.00

Product Reviews


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Value
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Techincal Support
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100% of new reviewers recommend this product


USB-ERB24
March 13, 2017
This product is great value for the application

This product has great features and arrived in a timely manner to support our business.

  • Job Title: Senior Buyer
  • Industry: manufacturing
  • Application:
  • From: spring lake, MI
  • Company Size: 101-500
  • Software Used: Other

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB24
January 09, 2017
Good unit but has internal hub issues losing addresses on power down

Good unit but has internal hub issues losing addresses on power down using multiple units

  • Job Title: Eng
  • Industry: automotive
  • Application: test
Response from MCC
Measurement Computing,
February 06, 2017
When AC power is interrupted for only a brief moment, the USB-ERB24’s 3 amp power brick’s output may drop down only enough that some ICs on the USB-ERB24 are reset while others are not. The resulting re-enumeration issue can be cleared by powering down the 3A power supply longer. We recently needed to re-design the USB-ERB series due to a component obsolesce issue, and we took that opportunity to review and improve the power/reset circuit. The now-shipping new design re-enumerates very reliably in this scenario.
  • From: Southfield , MI
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB24
June 13, 2016
It's a good relay

It's a good relay. Cheap price and good quality. It will be better if more examples of LabVIEW are provided.

  • Job Title: Research assisstant
  • Industry: Civil engineering
  • Application: multichannel data acquisition
  • From: Omaha.NE
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB08
June 06, 2016
Excellant out of the box.

This product is great right out of the box, with built in relays you can just wire in components and go.

  • Job Title: Engineering Project Manager
  • Industry: Power Utilities
  • Application: Controls
  • From: Albemarle, NC
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: DASYLab

  • Ease of use
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  • Techincal Support
Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB08
April 11, 2016
Compact Relay Box

This relay box has controlled our test machines reliably using labview. I've enjoyed using USB only devices for minimal connection points to the PC (using USB hubs).

  • Job Title: Sr. Test Engineer
  • Industry: Construction Equipment OEM
  • Application:
  • From: Kansas
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: NI LabView

  • Ease of use
  • Value
  • Techincal Support
Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB24
April 04, 2016
Product came within 2 weeks and was in good working order

I was happy with my first purchase so I bought another. Thanks!

  • Job Title: Mechanical Engineer II
  • Industry:
  • Application:
  • From: Milford, MA
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB24
February 01, 2016
great capabilities!

A lot of functions in a compact design

  • Job Title: Manufacturing Eng.
  • Industry: Electronic Design
  • Application: Oil and Gas, Military
  • From: Houston, TX
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: MATLAB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB24
December 07, 2015
Good product

Good product but the usb can get scrambled on power down and need resetting with multi units in system.

  • Job Title: Sr Eng
  • Industry:
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  • From: Det MI
  • Company Size: 5000*
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB24
March 21, 2015
This product meets the expectations.

This product is a great product. However, has some problems because of USB.

  • Job Title: Test Design Engineer
  • Industry: Manufacturing
  • Application: Electrical Test
  • From: McAllen, TX
  • Company Size: 1-100
  • Software Used: NI LabView

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  • Value
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Yes, I recommend this product!

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USB-ERB08
February 19, 2015
Test bench automation

I used this and other boards from MCCDAQ to automate a test bench. boards are; receiving temp, pressures, rpm's ,etc. USB-ERB08 is being used to control some relays at the rack and along with other Board the whole system is controlling RPM, discharge pressure, flow, etc. Software was writen on VBA ( Excell) and with the UL functions this rack has 1200 hours working with no major issues.

  • Job Title: Engineering Supervisor
  • Industry:
  • Application: Test rack automation
  • From: DRT
  • Company Size: 501-1000
  • Software Used: C++/C#/VB

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Yes, I recommend this product!

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Is there drivers or source code available so that it can be used on Linux?

  • Job Title: Engineer
  • Industry:
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3 months ago
rickt Seattle, WA


Answers

Hello Rick, Many of our USB devices have Linux support including our USB-ERB24. Linux drivers for all supported USB devices can download here: http://mccdaq.com/daq-software/Linux-Support.aspx

3 months ago
Measurement Computing

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  • Job Title: Hardware Test Engineer
  • Industry: Biomedical
  • Application:
14 months ago
danny Palm Springs, CA


Answers

Here is some general advice:

  • Use a maximum 3 meter USB cable to directly connect the USB-ERB24 to the PC. Remove any hub or USB cable extender that may be in-between, to see if they are a factor.
  • Don't plug anything into the USB hub that is built into the USB-ERB24, except perhaps another USB-ERB.
  • Route your signal wires, as well as any other miscellaneous cables, away from the USB circuit area of the USB-ERB24
  • Try changing the power supply to the USB-ERB24, make sure no devices (except other USB-ERBs) are drawing from the same power supply.

14 months ago
Measurement Computing

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By usage i mean, usage of the given universal library, for this specific model.

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44 months ago
Vivek


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There are no specific UL examples for the USB-ERB24. However, the UL installs examples onto your hard drive that will exercise at least the first 8 relays: The examples are named: ULDO01, ULDO02, ULDI01, ULDI02. Information on accessing the rest of the relays can be found in the UL help file on your hard drive, named ULHELP.CHM (search in this file for your model board: USB-ERB24).

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MeasurementComputing

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Included Software


  • TracerDAQ® for acquiring and displaying data and generating signals
  • InstaCalTM software utility for installing, configuration, and testing
  • Universal Library includes support for Visual Studio® and Visual Studio®.NET, including examples for Visual C++®, Visual C#®, and Visual Basic®.NET
  • ULx for NI LabVIEWTM Library of VIs and example programs to speed your NI LabVIEW development
  • Linux® Support for MCC DAQ products

Optional Software


  • DAQamiTM - data acquisition companion software for acquiring data and generating signals
  • DASYLab®2016 Software lets you interactively develop PC-based data acquisition applications by simply attaching functional icons
  • TracerDAQ®Pro - Out-of-the-box virtual instrument suite with strip chart, oscilloscope, function generator, and rate generator – professional version
  • MATLAB® Support for MCC Products - Software Environment for Data Acquisition, Data Analysis, and Application Development

Product Manuals


USB-ERB08
document
 
USB-ERB24
document
 

 

Quick Start Guide


DAQami™ v4.2
QS-MCCDAQ.pdf
 
DASYLab® LITE
QS-DASYLab-MCCDRV.pdf
 
ULx for NI LabVIEW™
QS ULx for NI LabVIEW.pdf
 

 

Product Videos


MCC Video Library
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