Brainchild PR30

  • 12.1″ Touch Screen, TFT, 65K color
  • 100 msec. scan rate
  • Internal memory: 256 MB Flash
  • CPU: ARM Cortex-A8, 1Ghz
  • Standard: Ethernet, SD slot & USB
  • Option: RS232/422/485 & Pulse input
  • Protection: IP65 front & IP20 rear
  • Pulse input for flow applications
  • Webserver & Email directly from Recorder
  • Remote IO channels, Virtual channels
  • Master & Slave, Modbus RTU, and TCP protocols
  • Custom display
  • Two USB ports for downloading data or printer connection




The PR30 Paperless Chart Recorder by Brainchild is an advanced paperless chart recorder with a built-in high resolution 12.1″ touchscreen display, up to 48 channels, plug & play IO cards, and internal Flash memory storage. Its compact size makes it a portable solution for laboratories, factories and classrooms alike.

Users can access onsite data either on the screen data or from a remote location via RS-232/RS-485/RS-422 serial interfaces or via Ethernet networking. The PR30 includes standard configuration software featuring a historical viewer. Configuration can be done on a PC and then sent to the recorder. Historical data can be stored in flash ROM, Compact Flash Card, or on a remote host PC for data evaluation and print-out.

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Input numbers 6, 12, 18, 24, 30, 36, 42, 48 channels
True universal inputs Thermocouples: J, K, T, E, B, R, S, N, L, U, P, W5, W3, LR, A1, A2, A3, M
RTD: Pt50, Pt100, Pt200, Pt500, Pt1000, Pt50, Pt100, Cu10, Cu50, Cu100, Ni100, Ni200, Ni500,JPt50, JPt100, JPt200, JPt500, JPt1000, Ni1000, mA, V, mV
Sampling rate Up to 100 msec / pt
Math, external channels, batch, custom display, FDA 21 CFR part 11 Only available in Plus versions
Display 12.1″ TFT Wide touch screen
Resolution 1024 x 768
MTFB backligght at 25° C 60,000 hrs
Backlight LED
Screen saver, Email Yes
CPU ARM Cortex-A8, 1Ghz
Internal Flash memory 256 MB
RAM 256 MB
Ethernet Modbus TCP/IP
RS-232/422/485 Optional RS-232 or RS-422/485 Modbus RTU
SD card Slot, USB host x 2 Standard, one USB in the front, another USB in the back
Pulse input Optional DI card offering either logic or high frequency pulse counter
START / STOP key To start / stop record and to turn off the display only, not recorder itself
Calibration correction Offset and Gain for correction, on-site calibration possible
Multilingual Offering 19 languages including English, Japanese,Danish, Italian, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Korean, Thai, Turkish, Portuguese, Chinese, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Brazil Portuguese, Czech
PC software Historical Viewer+ Configuration Standard
Extensive software Data Acquisition Studio Optional real-time monitoring
Power supply 90-250VAC or 11-36VDC
Outer dimensions (W x H x L mm) 288 x 288 x 189
DIN Panel cutout (W x H mm) 281 x 281
Protection IP65 front, IP20 rear
Operating temperature 0°C to 50°C
Storage temperature -30°C to 70°C
Safety standards CE, UL, RoHS


The PR30 comes with standard software for configuration and a historical viewer. Configuration can be done on a PC and then sent to the recorder.

The Historical Viewer displays historical trends, alarms, and events and can be printed out or exported to a CSV file. Data can also be searched by time, time period, tag, alarm, events and remarks.