Intelligent Automated Solution for Machine Monitoring
Date Published: April 23, 2012
The Smart Logger--dataTaker DT85
In factories and manufacturing plants across the country, personnel continue to rely on error-prone manual measurements to protect and maintain their high-performance equipment. To save on labor and time costs wasted on unnecessary troubleshooting, industrial and manufacturing companies increasingly require automated monitoring devices capable of taking over this time-consuming duty with unmatched precision. Now CAS DataLoggers has partnered with bestselling manufacturer dataTaker to announce the new Series 3 dataTaker DT85 Intelligent Universal Input Data Logger for machine monitoring applications. This complete automated solution has the versatility to measure nearly any physical value at high accuracy while simultaneously connecting to a large number of inputs. The Series 3 DT85 datalogger also features an extensive communications suite which makes it a cost-effective solution for remote monitoring as well as real-time data acquisition and control needs.
These intelligent dataloggers can easily accommodate most equipment monitoring applications, featuring 16 to 48 universal analog sensor channels and 8 digital channels, 4 high-speed counter inputs, phase encoder inputs, and programmable serial sensor channels. These allow connection to most sensors and data measurement sources so that the DT85 can scale and log almost any physical value including temperature, voltage, current, 4-20mA loops, resistance, strain gauges, frequency, and more. Measurements are made at an 18-bit resolution across a ±30 V input measurement range, and for more demanding applications, the dataTaker DT85 is expandable up to 900 analog inputs. The built-in display clearly shows all current readings. The data logger can store up to 10 million data points in user-defined memory and features independent control of schedule size and mode to log only as long as needed. The DT85 also archives data on alarm event, copying to USB memory and transferring via FTP if needed, providing data directly to the office over the internet or mobile phone network without the need for any polling or specific host software.
The new dataTaker DT85 Series 3 offers additional functionality including improved cold junction compensation using a highly-accurate RTD sensor accurate to 0.1%, allowing up to 5x more accurate thermocouple measurements. For users monitoring sensor cable integrity, speed control, or other analog measurements, the dataTaker supports single-ended 2-wire resistance measurements enabling 3 resistance measurements per input channel. A 5V terminal has also been included to power external devices with a limit of 25mA, further increasing the DT85’s versatility.
Boasting high-quality design and construction, dataTaker’s stand-alone data loggers are renowned for being capable of withstanding rough handling and environments, intended to last over years of constant use. Powerful communications capabilities include RS232 with modem support, USB, Ethernet and USB memory stick ports so that users can choose to connect to the DT85 locally, remotely or over the Internet. This versatility is increased with the logger’s multiple SDI-12 sensor networks, Modbus for SCADA systems, FTP and Web interface, making the DT85 ready to be rolled out in any number of industrial machine monitoring projects.
FREE dEX graphical interface software is packaged with every dataTaker data logger, a user-friendly resource enabling users to breeze through configuration and view sensor measurements in real-time as well as calculations and diagnostic information--all in a Windows Explorer style interface. Users can also view their real-time data as mimics, trend charts, or tables, and retrieve historical data for analysis. Users get a quick start on their projects since dEX comes built-in with no applications to install, runs directly from a web browser, and can be accessed either locally or remotely anywhere that a TCP/IP connection is available including worldwide over the Internet. Users can view dEX using any of the logger’s built-in communications ports including Ethernet, USB and RS-232.
For more information on the dataTaker DT85 Intelligent Universal Data Logger, for more specialized dataTaker dataloggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.
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12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
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