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10 Reasons to Consider an Intelligent Data Logger for Your Next Project

Universal Input Loggers for Flexible Data Collection

If you need to collect data for your next project, a data logger is an ideal device to automatically take and store temperature and other readings. If you need to log more than one measurement value or to analyze the data, a universal input, intelligent logger model can perform these and many other tasks.

10 Universal Input Intelligent Data Logger Capabilities:

  1. Ability to measure most types of sensors using only one device
  2. Local alarm outputs to notify operators or to trigger other equipment
  3. Ability to trigger actions from external events
  4. Multiple sample rates accommodate different project needs
  5. Future expandability for new applications
  6. Remote notification/alarms via email or text message
  7. Local statistics for min, max, average, etc.
  8. Built-in math functions for calculation of derived values
  9. Automated data upload to backend systems
  10. Large local data storage for stand-alone operation

 

Why Use Data Loggers?

Found in every industry, data loggers are used to perform process monitoring, alarming and electronic documentation. At CAS DataLoggers we offer universal data loggers from dataTaker and Delphin which can record and store temperature readings from thermocouples, thermistors, RTDs, and many other kinds of sensors.

For example, with an intelligent data logger, whenever your product or equipment values go outside safe limits, you’ll immediately receive an alarm via email or text message. For example, a dataTaker’s FTP capability can send data to a PC over the internet or mobile phone network. This feature can help avoid a disastrous loss of product or notify you of equipment issues before they have time to get worse, and may even cover the cost of the logger in a single event.

Many intelligent loggers can also connect to SCADA systems as a system controller to prevent any physical damage caused by an exploit. The data logger acts as an overseer and verifier of the SCADA system’s final physical functions, such as turning a switch on/off or controlling the physical input/output of pump motors.

 

DataTaker:

dataTaker data loggers feature universal input channels to connect with almost any sensor type. Users can log Temperature, Humidity, Voltage/Current, 4-20mA Loops, Digital, Serial, Resistance, Bridges, Strain Gauges, Frequency and more—all on one system using one software application. You can log directly onto the logger’s 10 million data point internal memory or store the data on USB.

Using the FREE dataTaker software, users also have options like setting logging schedules for each sensor, viewing real time data as dashboard mimics, and downloading data.

 

Delphin Technology:

Delphin Technologies data loggers/data acquisition systems solve a variety of measurement and control problems in industrial and laboratory applications. They feature different analog and digital input and output modules that can be used with a wide range of signal types including: voltage; 4-20 mA current; thermocouple; RTD; and resistance. They also offer powerful alarm and programming capabilities.

Delphin systems can be used for local data acquisition and logging when connected to a PC; for remote unattended data collection connected the internet; or as a stand-alone device.

 

Grant Squirrel Series:

Squirrel data loggers from Grant Instruments are world-renowned for their ruggedness and reliability. The latest generation of Squirrel 2020/2040 loggers feature 24 bit ADC’s for precise measurements. The Squirrel loggers feature a built-in display and keypad allowing them to be used in portable applications.

For more information on our selection of Universal Data Loggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437.

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