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7 Ways an Intelligent Data Logger Can Automate Your Process

The food processing and product manufacturing industries are increasingly turning to data loggers to monitor their critical values, but intelligent data loggers such as the dataTaker are available to offer businesses much more than just recording of data. As the master distributor for all dataTaker products, CAS DataLoggers provides solutions for a wide variety of applications in remote monitoring, for automotive and aerospace data collection, environmental monitoring, and in geological and environmental uses.

Based on their experience, the company’s applications specialists have put together these 7 quick ways your company can benefit from an intelligent data logger automating your application:

Automated Continual Monitoring — Data loggers can completely automate data collection, eliminating both the inaccuracy of manual measurements and the time it takes to record them by hand.

Programmed Alarming — This vital feature often pays for the logger by itself, alerting your business to a potentially disastrous loss of product or developing equipment failure that could seriously threaten quality or even halt processes entirely.

Onboard Data Storage — Eliminate expensive and replaceable cards to store the memory when you can instead log onto USB or the logger’s large internal memory for extended logging. Store up to 10 million data points in user-defined memory and log as much or as little as you need with independent control of schedule size and mode. Automatically overwrite or stop logging once allocated memory is full.

User-Friendly Graphical Interface Software — All dataTaker loggers include free dEX software, which is easy to learn and enables quick creation of logging schedules to automate your process. The Windows Explorer-style interface is simple to navigate and configure, getting you started on your project ASAP.

Automatically Push Data to FTP — Included software also makes it easy for loggers to periodically push the data automatically via FTP to a server without any user interaction required. This ability provides data directly to your office over the Internet or mobile phone network without any need for polling or specific host software. You can also pick the format of the data, for example saving as .CSV for use with common applications such as Excel.

View Data at a Glance — Using the software, you can easily set up dashboard displays that mimic dial and gauge readouts so your data is easy to read even at a distance. These real-time readouts are great process indicators and you can use an HMI display (Maple etc.) for even clearer organization.

Advanced Calculation and Analysis Capability — Utilize advanced mathematical calculations including arithmetic, trigonometric, relational, logical, and statistical functions. For example, you can set up your logger to automatically total data to get an accurate view of productivity, event counts, volume, energy production/consumption, and more. You can capture cumulative totals as well as total over a particular period of time such as a day, week, or month.

CAS DataLoggers’ rugged dataTaker products easily connect to most sensors and data measurement sources, scaling and logging almost any physical value including temperature, voltage, current, 4-20 mA loops, resistance, strain gauges, frequency, and more. They also provide an array of communication features including RS232 with modem support, USB, Ethernet and USB memory stick ports so users can connect locally, remotely, or over the Internet.

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