Tag Archive: machine monitoring

Should You Use Current or Voltage in Analog Transducer Readings?

Transducers for Equipment Monitoring and More
CHESTERLAND OH—August 23, 2012

Several instrumentation monitoring applications including equipment monitoring, quality assurance and others require you to choose among the different signal types for your analog measurement transducer. The most common of these are either voltage (0-5 volts DC, or 0-10 volts DC) or current (generally 4-20 milliamps). The Applications Specialists at CAS DataLoggers have written this brief article to explore the benefits and drawbacks of these two analog signals. Read more in our Technical Articles page.

Monitoring Machine Run Times

Using dataTaker Series 3 Intelligent Data Loggers
CHESTERLAND OH—June 19, 2012

Monitoring Machine Run Times CAS DataLoggersrecently provided the datalogging solution for a manufacturer of screw machine products who wanted to track the operating time of the different machines in his shop to see if there were particular machines and operators that were more productive than others. For this project, he wanted to accumulate both the run times and down times over a standard 8-hour work day. However, it was typical for these machines to be down several times during the day for normal operations such as while loading in additional raw material or changing tooling. Read more on our Equipment Monitoring Applications Notes page.

Remote Monitoring a Load Cell on a Crane Hoist

With the dataTaker DT82E Environmental Intelligent Data Logger

dataTaker DT82E Environmental Intelligent Data LoggerCAS DataLoggers recently provided the remote monitoring solution for a crane servicing company which needed to monitor a load cell located on the hoist of one of its cranes. The servicer also had a need for additional functionality–currently its personnel lacked a device to monitor its equipment, and only learned of problems when a motor or drive suddenly failed—an expensive way to find out about a problem! To meet these requirements, supervisors began looking for an all-in-one system which could continually monitor the load cell and also setup remote monitoring and alarming in the event of developing machine failures, and send all the data to a remote office PC as an accessible dashboard display. Read more on our Equipment Monitoring applications note page.

Intelligent Automated Solution for Machine Monitoring

The Smart Logger–dataTaker DT85
CHESTERLAND OH—April 23, 2012

dataTaker DT85In factories and manufacturing plants across the country, personnel continue to rely on error-prone manual measurements to protect and maintain their high-performance equipment. To save on labor and time costs wasted on unnecessary troubleshooting, industrial and manufacturing companies increasingly require automated monitoring devices capable of taking over this time-consuming duty with unmatched precision. Now CAS DataLoggers has partnered with bestselling manufacturer dataTaker to announce the new Series 3 dataTaker DT85 Intelligent Universal Input Data Logger for machine monitoring applications. Read more on our product announcement page.