Data Logging Tutorials
This page contains general tutorials and white papers for anyone using or considering purchasing a data logger. We have put these here to help you determine what type of data logger might be best for your application. There are also several tutorials on measurement considerations for data logging equipment to assist you in getting the best measurements once you have purchased a data logger.
Measurement of the pH of a solution is very common in industrial manufacturing processes, plating, wastewater treatment and environmental monitoring. Logging this data provides you with information on long-term trends and the impact of various external factors on changes in pH, and can also be used for control, compliance reporting and alarming. However, to capture accurate pH measurements with common data logging systems, you’ll need to take several factors into account whic...
Temperature measurements are among the most common data logging applications found across a broad variety of industries including medical monitoring, cold chain integrity, machine monitoring, and many more. There are 4 main types of temperature sensors that are used with data loggers, and it can seem like a lengthy decision to find the right type. The Applications Specialists at CAS DataLoggers have put together this quick guide to outline each sensor type and help you choose...
1. Reduce your labor costs instantly—First consider that a technician often has to take on the added responsibility to manually collect readings, generating significant labor costs to employers that add up faster than you’d expect. Just over the course of a year, an typical technician paid $25/hr who has to spend a full 20 minutes per measurement to walk around collecting data, taking measurements 4x every day, 5x a week, surprisingly costs the employer a full $8000 a year, n...
Pharmacies, hospitals and biorepositories store high-value but extremely temperature-sensitive products such as vaccines and medicine, prompting the need for automated systems to accurately record and/or archive both temperature and humidity. However, the sheer variety of available solutions can make the selection process a lengthy one. To help them choose an ideal device, the applications specialists at CAS DataLoggers present 7 compelling reasons for customers monitoring th...
The green building industry is quickly expanding, and successful projects benefit from accurate assessment and evaluation from start to finish. From hospitals to industrial process to single-family homes, measurement and recording of conditions such as temperature, humidity, and energy usage are essential to carrying out and testing your designs.
The data logger glossary provides a page of terms commonly used when describing the specifications and functionality of a data logger. If you are ever unfamiliar with the terms used throughout this site, this is the place to go.
Every day, CAS DataLoggers offers customers our temperature monitoring and alarming solutions for use in a wide range of industries. With this in mind, let’s take a look at Radio Frequency Identification (also known as RFID, smart labels, or smart tags) and its increasing use in temperature monitoring, asset tracking and even biometrics. We’ll analyze this emerging DAQ trend and how it’s already challenging more conventional products over a wide variety of monitoring applications.
Do you need a device to monitor temperature and/or humidity in a pharmaceutical laboratory? Data loggers are an ideal way to automate environmental measurement. At CAS DataLoggers our Pharma Environmental Monitoring FAQ can help you find the right datalogger.
The intelligent dataTaker data loggers work with DDE (Dynamic Data Exchange) which is an older file format. This feature gives you a way to setup automatic downloading of your data to save time otherwise spent entering everything manually. At CAS DataLoggers we've put together this quick guide to help you set up your own self-updating database for real time monitoring and reporting.
Whether storing products for use in food processing or storing manufacturing materials such as metals and alloys, warehouses are increasingly utilizing temperature dataloggers to monitor their products and environments. At CAS DataLoggers we address these questions every day from callers so we’ve summarized the most useful factors to consider when putting together a temperature monitoring system for your business.
In electrical engineering, Power Factor (PF) is the ratio of real power to the apparent power flowing to the load from the source. From a business standpoint it’s important to understand how having a low Power Factor raises your plant or factory’s power bill. At CAS DataLoggers we present this article to help you identify this value and use corrective techniques to raise it for substantial savings and greater equipment efficiency.
In every industry, companies and businesses are looking for ways to save on energy costs, such as performing an energy audit or energy assessment. At CAS DataLoggers we provide offices and factories across America with energy monitoring solutions, and we’ve written this quick guide to examine several low-cost ways you can find these savings for your own facility. Most are easy to implement but you may surprise yourself with the results.
Warehouses and shipping companies face increasing regulatory pressure—notably FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11--to electronically record the temperature of their products. In this brief tutorial by CAS DataLoggers you’ll learn the basics of how data loggers can help protect your inventory and archive your temperature data.
Temperature measurements are among the most common data logging applications. There are 4 main types of temperature sensors that are used with data loggers. This tutorial will walk you through each type and which one would be best suited for your application.
If you are new to data logging, you might be asking yourself "Why should I buy a data logger instead of another way to collect data?" True, a data logger is only one of the many different options available to record electrical or physical data, but CAS DataLoggers has identified ten compelling reasons businesses and organizations should strongly consider using data loggers:
Increasingly, businesses and organizations are saving time and money by relying on automated data collection to increase their productivity and reduce unnecessary labor costs. Manual measurements are always prone to human error, but data loggers take high-accuracy measurements without distracting workers from other tasks. So where should you look to find the ideal device for your specific project? Fortunately, customers have ten compelling reasons to start and end their searc...
When it comes to temperature probes, users have many sensor types to choose from, including thermistors, RTDs and thermocouples. Thermocouples come in many different types and tend to be the most commonly used probe due to their low cost, high durability, and wide temperature range. A thermocouple works by using 2 different metals to create a reaction producing a small voltage which alters depending on the temperature. The many types of thermocouples are distinguished by th...
Workers in food storage, medical monitoring and many other industries rely on RTD temperature measurements to protect their valuable inventory. CAS DataLoggers Applications Specialists offer this quick datalogging tutorial recommending 3-wire RTDs to customers to improve the accuracy of their temperature measurements.
Learn how to use a data logger to measure pH including common issues and recommended solutions.
Do you need a device to monitor humidity? In this brief tutorial from CAS DataLoggers we outline several common humidity monitoring applications and which data logger features are best suited to them.
A very common application for data loggers is measuring voltage or current flowing into or out of a piece of equipment. Learn about the common terminology surrounding both AC/DC and voltage/current.
Accurate monitoring and alarming is vital for product safety in children's vaccine storage, blood and tissue storage, and other pharmaceutical needs. We at CAS DataLoggers conducted our own temperature buffer test to see which kind is most effective in fridges and freezers. With this in mind, don’t wait until losing a fridge full of vaccine to find out if you’re using best practices--read on to know what every hospital and clinic should know about temperature monitoring!
What exactly is a data logger? This tutorial will tell you along with the key features normally encompassing data loggers.