CAS DataLoggers Offers Value-Added Service
Do you need to monitor the temperature of industrial equipment or of an industrial process? At CAS DataLoggers we sell hundreds of industrial temperature monitoring devices and systems each year. Our industrial data loggers are ideal for a wide variety of applications including oven temperature profiling, equipment or process monitoring, PLCs, and more. We’ve put together this quick guide exploring some of the key capabilities of our industrial data loggers which replace the need for manual measurements. By automating the data collection process, these industrial data loggers yield accurate, mistake-free data, and can automate the archival process.
Data Logger Types
Broadly speaking, our industrial temperature monitoring data loggers for the industry can be divided into 2 categories:
- Single-input data loggers are designed to measure one specific parameter such as temperature. These loggers are available with 1 to 8 channels and are ideal for simple applications where cost is a concern.
- Universal input data loggers are available with channel capacity in the hundreds of input channels. Combined with their ability to accept multiple sensor types, they can be used to record data from multiple points on a piece of equipment or within a process.
Rugged and reliable, our intelligent data loggers offer a host of features to increase their value in an application. For example, many dataloggers have communications ports such as MODbus, Serial or Profibus that allows them to be easily interfaced to other equipment such as PLC’s, HMI’s or other intelligent sensors.
Find the Perfect Product
Our dataloggers are ideal for temperature logging in many applications including process monitoring, temperature profiling, fault identification, process documentation, R&D, and more. In addition to the standard data logging function, network connected data loggers can provide monitoring and alarming functions which increase their value to the business. At CAS DataLoggers, our Applications Specialists know the right questions to ask to determine the ideal industrial temperature monitoring system for your application. These include:
- How often do you need to record a measurement?
- How much data do you need to store?
- Do you require a real-time display?
- Do you need an alarm either locally or remotely?
- How do you want to connect to view or retrieve the data?
We also understand that cost is important so we offer you instruments with added value that goes beyond price alone. Here are a few manufacturers producing popular industrial temperature monitoring solutions:
DataTaker dataloggers are sophisticated and versatile data loggers with the ability to connect to almost any type of sensor directly. They also offer powerful alarm and programming capabilities allowing them to process measurements and initiate actions on their own.
For example, the dataTaker DT80 is an intelligent data logger with an extensive array of features allowing it to be used across many different applications. The dataTaker DT80 allows up to 10 isolated or 15 common-referenced analog inputs for use in many combinations.
This robust, stand alone, low-power data logger features USB memory stick support, 18-bit resolution, extensive communications capabilities and a built-in display. The DT80 also has a MODbus interface useful with existing SCADA systems, FTP and Web interface, and features 12V regulated output to power sensors. Communications features include RS232 with modem support, USB, and Ethernet. The dEX web interface allows users to configure the DT80, access logged data, and see current measurements as mimics or in a list using any web browser. PLCs and other intelligent devices are supported via 2 serial sensor ports (RS232 or RS422/485) with MODbus TCP also built in.
CAS also offers the Novus FieldLogger, a versatile and cost-effective industrial data logger which records analog and digital signals at high resolution and speed. With the FieldLogger, users can also create a customized system using expansion modules and wireless communication accessories. Easy to configure and operate, the FieldLogger has 8 configurable analog inputs that can read thermocouples, Pt100, Pt1000, voltage and current signals. This logger also has 2 relay outputs and 8 digital channels individually-configurable as inputs or outputs. The RS485 interface can operate as a MODbus RTU master or slave.
Another Novus product, the AirGate-GPRS, is a gateway designed for remote access to a MODbus network while sending alarm and status notifications by SMS messaging. The gateway is able to route MODbus packets from local and remote masters to local MODbus devices. The AirGate GPRS embeds two onboard analog or digital inputs for cost-effective telemetry applications. The two local RS 485 interfaces provide a connection to remote MODbus devices through the Novus cloud.
A third option is the Novus AirGate MODbus, a wireless multifunctional gateway. It allows the transparent and easy insertion of wireless branches into existing wired RS485 networks. The AirGate MODbus has four operation modes: MODbus Master, multiplexer, USB-RS485 converter, and simple wireless RS485 extension. Star operation mode allows the connection of several wireless segments to an existing MODbus RS-485 network.
T&D offers compact, wireless temperature loggers for harsh environments, temperature and humidity loggers with USB or Ethernet interfaces, high accuracy temperature recorders, and micro web servers.
The T&D RTR-500 Series of Wireless data loggers can automatically send data and alarms via cellular networks for remote data collection. These data loggers will also send you a ‘returned to normal’ message as soon as temperatures go back to safe levels. This allows you to manage your important temperature data anytime from anywhere—even from your mobile device.
For example, recorded data can be downloaded from an RTR-502 data logger via wireless communication with a T&D Wireless Base Station. The wireless communication range between a Remote Unit and a Base Unit is about 500 ft. (150 meters). You can easily expand the wireless communication range by registering an RTR-500 as a Repeater.
T&D’s free WebStorage Service is the perfect way to share your recorded data via the Internet. This free cloud service is ideal for storing and viewing data recorded in remote places or for allowing several people to view the same recorded data at their convenience. Data storage capacity is 20MB. Additionally, the data transmitted to T&D WebStorage Service can be accessed via your browser from anywhere, anytime.
For further information on Industrial Temperature Monitoring dataloggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Application Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or request more information.