White Papers

Choosing a Water Level Logger: 5 Things You Should Know

CHESTERLAND, OH—December 3, 2015

While water level loggers have become the data collection instrument of choice for an increasing number of hydrologists, the myriad of product choices available today can make it difficult to determine which product is right for your application. This Water Datalogger White Paper originally from Onset Computer Corp. can help you choose the right products for your needs. Here we point out the five most important considerations to keep in mind and also offer tips on specific features.

Measuring Voltage and Current Using a Data Logger

How to Record Accurate AC and DC Current and Voltage Measurements

CHESTERLAND OH—December 29, 2014

A common data logging application is measuring voltage or current flowing into or out of a piece of equipment. These measurements can be broadly classified into two groups: AC and DC.  We’ve put together a brief guide covering the basics of voltage and current measurement in our latest White Paper at http://www.dataloggerinc.com/content/resources/white_papers/812/measuring_voltage_and_current_using_a_data_logger/.

SDI-12: The Technology Behind Smart Sensors

Intelligent Data Recorders and Sensors
CHESTERLAND OH—September 8, 2014

SDI-12
has become the environmental standard of choice for environmental monitoring applications. At CAS DataLoggers we’ve put together this brief introduction to the SDI-12 standard highlighting the advantages your business or organization can realize from using SDI-12 data loggers and sensors. Read more about this flexible technology in our latest White Paper.

Basic Techniques for Accurate Resistance Measurement

Reduce Measurement Errors in your Application

CHESTERLAND OH—January 20, 2014

At CAS DataLoggers we often receive calls from users working in resistance measurement applications, for example using string pots to measure movement, measuring thermistors/RTDs for temperature, measuring the resistance on test samples, and many more applications. In this white paper, we’ll cover a few simple ways you can reduce error and improve accuracy at the low, mid- and high resistance ranges. Learn more on our White Paper page.

What is The Internet of Things?

Wireless Data Collection is the Future

Wireless Data Collection is the Future

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a popular phrase for the increasing development and market saturation of Internet-capable physical objects such as appliances and control systems. In this brief overview the Application Specialists at CAS DataLoggers cover several industry opportunities presented by today’s wireless dataloggers including models with new mobile apps which let users monitor temperatures and control processes from any location. Read more on our White Papers page.

What is a Data Logger?

Data Logging 101

Data Logging 101

What is a datalogger? These products are widely-used measurement and data storage tools that monitor your product or process 24/7. Using a data logger you can keep an eye on temperature, humidity, current/voltage or just about any kind of data. In this article the Application Specialists at CAS DataLoggers walk you through the basics of data loggers and what they can do for your business or organization. Read more in our newest White Paper.

Data Logging in Diesel Engine Emissions Control Applications

Single solution for diesel engine monitoring applications

Single solution for diesel engine monitoring applications

Recent local, state and federal mandates such as RICE NESHAP require the reduction of harmful emissions (both particulate and NOx) from diesel engines used in off-road equipment, generators and more. After the emissions reduction equipment has been installed, it’s also necessary to monitor engine performance. Authored by CAS DataLoggers, this paper will review the datalogging requirements for this application, the sensors required, and sensor mounting considerations. Read more on our White Papers page.

Turning Point Analysis with dataTaker Data Loggers

Flexible dataTaker Systems Let You Monitor Almost Any Value
CHESTERLAND OH—September 13, 2012

Turning Point Analysis is a method of data compression for arbitrary waveforms. The incoming waveform is sampled at speed and analyzed in real time to identify the turning points (Maxima and Minima) of the waveform, and the value and time of the turning point are also logged to memory for later recovery. Using series 3 dataTaker dataloggers, the Applications Specialists at CAS DataLoggers have assembled this tutorial to examine this subject, including a simple method of noise rejection (dead banding) for dataTaker DT800 and DT500 data loggers. Read more on our White Papers page.

The Basics of Signal Attenuation

Maximize Signal Range and Wireless Monitoring Capability
CHESTERLAND OH—July 12, 2012

Wireless monitoringAttenuation is a reduction of signal strength during transmission, such as when sending data collected through automated monitoring. Attenuation is represented in decibels (dB), which is ten times the logarithm of the signal power at a particular input divided by the signal power at an output of a specified medium. Read more on our White Papers page.