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Budget for Automation Now for ROI in 2017

Replace Failing Legacy Systems with Intelligent Solutions

As your factory’s legacy systems age, they begin to develop issues which can pose a risk to your process and equipment. This includes SCADA and PLC devices, I/O controllers and more. Data loggers and data acquisition systems can optimize your process or solve a specific problem for your business. By sourcing a smart solution in Q1, you’re already positioned to save valuable time and labor—and to realize potential ROI–in 2017.

For example, intelligent dataTaker systems can perform monitoring and control functions, freeing workers from having to take manual measurements. These systems feature universal analog input channels for use with a wide range of sensor types. Many models exist to suit your exact channel count and communication types.

If you need a portable solution, Grant data loggers are ideal for standalone data acquisition of Temperature, Current/Voltage, Runtime and more. Grant loggers enable you to automate data collection for your business-critical processes and electrical equipment.

dataTaker for Process Control & Overwatch

Data loggers can automatically send alarms over SMS text message or email whenever your process goes out of specification or when your business-critical equipment needs servicing. It’s easy to configure the datalogger so that whenever productivity or machine runtime drops, users will get an instant alarm. By giving you time to react and possibly help prevent a process shutdown, the logger often pays for itself in a single event.

With dataTaker you can record Temperature, Voltage, Current, 4-20mA Loops, Resistance, Bridges, Strain Gauges, Frequency, Digital, Serial and more—all on one system using one software! With a dataTaker you don’t have to use expensive and replaceable memory cards—just store data onto USB or the logger’s large internal memory (up to 10 million data points).

dataTaker data loggers provide a wide array of communications features including RS232 with modem support along with Ethernet and USB memory stick ports. You can also use FTP to push data to an office PC over the internet or mobile phone network.

Grant—Portable and Standalone Solutions

Squirrel data loggers from Grant Instruments are popular in industrial settings for their ruggedness and reliability. Using the Grant logger’s universal analog inputs, users can log nearly any measurement value, whether physical or electrical.

The latest generation of Squirrel 2020/2040 series loggers feature 24 bit ADC’s for precise measurements. These loggers also have a built-in display and keypad for easy use in applications where portability and stand-alone operation are required.

Powerful Software Included

Both dataTaker and Grant models include built-in software for setup, configuration, and streamlining your application.

For example, dataTaker makes it easy to set your datalogging schedules for each sensor, view your process data in real-time mimics, and download data. Users can totalize data to get an accurate view of productivity, event counts, volume, energy production/consumption and more. dEX runs directly from a web browser and can be accessed anywhere that a TCP/IP connection is available.

Meanwhile, Grant SquirrelView is a universal software package included with every Grant Squirrel data logger. Its intuitive spreadsheet-style interface allows quick setup of the data logger, fast download of data and direct export to Excel™. SquirrelView Plus gives additional benefits such as graphical data analyses and advanced reporting options.

Custom Business Solutions

Unlike most distributors, at CAS DataLoggers we can provide you with on-call technical support for all our products at no charge. Whether you’re new to setting up a data logger or a longtime owner, you can always give us a call to help you get your application up and running in no time.

For more information on how an intelligent data logger can automate your process, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS DataLoggers Application Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit our website at