Tag Archive: vehicle data loggers

GPS/GPRS Vehicle Data Logger Starts Recording in Minutes!

Influx Rebel xt is Compact and Flexible

CHESTERLAND OH—August 7, 2015

Do you need a device for recording vehicle data via CAN bus, OBD, GPS, etc.? Now CAS DataLoggers offers the high-speed Rebel xt vehicle data logger from Influx. The Rebel xt couples flexible communications with free analysis software supporting industry-standard protocols so you can start recording data in just minutes! Read more about these affordable devices on our Vehicle Data Logger Press Release page.

CAS Exhibiting at Upcoming Automotive Testing Expo 2011

October 25-27 at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan

CHESTERLAND OH—October 17, 2011

CAS DataLoggers is proud to announce its upcoming exhibit at the 9th annual Automotive Testing Expo 2011 held at the Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, Michigan. A long-running exhibitor of North America’s only automotive test, evaluation and quality engineering tradeshow since 2004, CAS is ready to provide attendees with powerful yet cost-effective solutions for their automotive applications. With increasing emphasis on electric vehicle development and alternative energy sources, the state of the art requires equally cutting-edge testing technologies. This year’s show promises to be even more extensive, featuring more exhibitors and more new technologies for the automotive industry, and everyone is encouraged to stop by and see the CAS display at Booth #10000.

CAS comes well-prepared for the rush of attendees this year by offering the latest technologies for the full automotive production process. This year’s new products include the Influx Rebel xt CAN-based vehicle data logger, a high-speed vehicle data logger which can collect a wide range of signals including OBD, CAN, analog and GPS. This unique low-cost solution offers flexible and powerful data logging with user-friendly software supporting industry standard protocols to allow users to start recording data in minutes. The Rebel xt can collect real-time data from several sources including temperatures, RPM, brake and throttle settings, latitude, longitude, speed, etc. for extended periods without requiring any user interaction. With free analysis software and remote data accessibility, the Rebel xt vehicle data logger is the ideal solution for vehicle and engine monitoring applications, including vehicle field tests, engineering data acquisition, and CAN bus data recording.

Also slated for display is the Squirrel2020 WiFi portable wireless datalogger from Grant Instruments, a handheld data logger combining high performance and universal inputs with the simplicity of Wi-Fi networking, all in a compact and easy-to-use instrument. Using high accuracy, 24-bit analog to digital converters, removable memory and Wi-Fi wireless Ethernet networking, the SQ2020 Wi-Fi data logger has been developed for industrial testing and quality assurance applications. Together with its comprehensive SquirrelView suite of software, the SQ2020 provides standalone data acquisition, simple Wi-Fi Ethernet networking, real-time metering and data analysis straight out of the box. Additionally, this wireless 8/16 Channel data logger features 100Hz sampling at a high precision.

CAS is also arriving with a strong selection of sophisticated data acquisition solutions from ADwin, which support parallel, individually-controlled, real-time processes while running independently of a PC’s operating system. ADwin systems provide deterministic operation with response times of 1 usecond or less and also feature tightly coupled analog and digital inputs along with counters that provide extremely low latency operation. CAS will also display data acquisition devices from Delphin Technologies which solve a variety of measurement and control problems in industrial applications such as test engineering and process technology and monitoring. They feature different analog and digital input and output modules that can be used with a wide range of signal types including voltage, 4-20 mA current, thermocouples, RTD, and resistance. Furthermore, powerful alarm and programming capabilities allow these instruments to process measurements and initiate actions on their own.

Bing Brown, Data Acquisition Product Manager for CAS DataLoggers, is enthusiastic about the upcoming expo, stating that “As always, CAS is excited about this year’s expo, and we’re really looking forward to presenting our high-speed ADwin and Delphin systems as well as the powerful Rebel vehicle data loggers and the Squirrel Wifi solutions. This year we’re ready to prove that CAS has everything you need for your automotive applications.”

For further information on the Influx Rebel xt vehicle dataloggers, the Grant Squirrel 2020 Wifi data loggers, sophisticated data acquisition devices from ADwin and Delphin Technologies, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Analyst at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com

Calibrating Emissions Dynamometer Equipment

Influx Rebel XT Vehicle Data Logger

CHESTERLAND OH—August 31, 2011

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the data logging solution for a large and well-known original equipment manufacturer using a standard production diesel vehicle to calibrate the emissions dynamometer equipment at their plant. The test vehicle was locked in place with its wheels parked on pairs of large metal rollers. Using weights along with electronic coordination, these rollers matched the test car’s inertia and driving resistance. The vehicle was driven over a preset speed profile to make so its engine would experience typical road conditions and achieve a given speed and/or acceleration. An emissions analyzer was connected to the vehicle’s exhaust, which recorded the amounts of each pollutant (HC, CO, NOx, CO2) emitted by the test vehicle. Every day this vehicle would be driven through the same test drive cycle under these easily repeatable conditions, and the diagnostic results would indicate if the emissions equipment was suitably calibrated. During these test cycles, the engine was started and driven at many different speeds for about 7-11 miles (10-15 km). However, during certain tests, the vehicle would unexpectedly regenerate its emissions reduction system, potentially causing major damage by overheating the emissions analyser that was connected to the exhaust. The customer needed a way to help prevent this by warning when the regeneration process would take place so that the vehicle could be taken off-line or the emissions analyser could be disconnected.

The manufacturer installed an Influx Rebel xt Vehicle Data Logger onto the vehicle diagnostic bus of the test car. The Rebel allowed plant engineers to directly access the engine parameter data and to record all the test data. The Rebel xt is a high-speed vehicle data logger designed for vehicle test and OEM engineering data acquisition. It supports CAN and high-speed CCP and xCP protocols to acquire internal ECU parameters. CAN signals could be recorded in a ‘listen only’ mode for CAN bus data logging applications. Data collected during each test was automatically uploaded via an optional integrated GPRS cellular modem with EDGE technology to a central server so that the lead engineer could monitor key parameters from his desk daily. From this data the engineer was able to prevent the regeneration occurring during testing, saving the plant’s emissions analyser from potential damage. In addition, the data logger indicated to the driver via a LED if a regeneration process was due.

The Rebel xt offered flexible and powerful data logging and was able to collect a wide range of signals including OBD, CAN, analog and GPS. It could also capture other real-time data from several sources including temperatures, RPM, brake and throttle settings, latitude, longitude, speed, etc. for extended periods without requiring any user interaction. A flexible, affordable communications interface was featured for in-vehicle electronic modules; using multiple high-speed microprocessors, they could simultaneously capture data from 3 different CAN sources with additional sensor options available. The plant engineer found the Rebel xt easy to setup with no need to write any complex scripts. Using the 3 opto-isolated CAN communications channels, the Rebel xt allowed data to be collected from the OBD port using ISO14229 and ISO15765 protocols. It also features support for K-line and LIN 1.2 protocols allowing data collection from many different types of vehicles. Safely contained in a rugged dust- and splashproof enclosure, the Rebel xt data logger also featured an LCD Display, keypad and 8 LED’s, internal and external SD memory storage of 2GB each, and multiple trigger sources. Powerful communications technologies included Bluetooth wireless for local data monitoring and upload.

The plant engineer in charge of the test project found the Rebel xt a useful tool, as the data logger acquired most of the additional data itself without the need for additional instrumentation. The Rebel xt vehicle data logger gave the added benefit of recording each drive cycle so that the emissions results could be closely analyzed for any abnormalities.

Additionally, the Rebel xt datalogger included free DiaLog software for configuring the data acquisition and analyzing data in one intuitive package. DiaLog offered configuration via Bluetooth or USB and imported industry standard ASAM A2L files, ODX and CAN dbc formats. The plant engineer constructed complex data logging configurations using the simple graphical interface, which also allowed retrieval of test data by direct and remote connections. The vehicle data logger could also be configured to acquire, store and export files for distribution. DiaLog also enabled in-field firmware upgrades and featured DataVue, an integrated professional data analysis tool allowing for advanced visual data analysis with the use of sophisticated graphing tools; DataVue allowed data export in standard formats including MDF, Matlab, and CSV.

The customer gained multiple benefits from installing the Influx Rebel xt Vehicle Data Logger to calibrate their emissions equipment, foremost of which was the ability to prevent the test vehicle regenerating in the middle of the project and damaging the heat-sensitive equipment. This alone saved the plant a good deal of time and money. Direct access to test data and automatic uploads via GPRS modem enabled constant project supervision. The Rebel xt CAN-based vehicle logger also provided the plant with a cost-effective means of recording the data without requiring extra instrumentation and could capture a wide variety of other real-time data, ensuring its use in subsequent vehicle tests applications. Easy configuration and intensive analysis was provided via DiaLog software, increasing data accessibility using standard formats. Add-on optional functions for the Rebel xt included an integrated GPS module for location tracking, and an additional mini SD card. An instrumentation module and extension box was also made available, providing electrically isolated analog instrumentation and temperature measurement via K-type thermocouple inputs. The project engineer could also utilize complex triggering capability, enabling up to 30 conditions and triggers, multiple logic commands and an external manual trigger option. Check out the Rebel XT product page here.

For further information on the Influx Rebel xt vehicle data logger, other data logging devices, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Analyst at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com

CAS Announces New Influx Rebel xt Vehicle Data Logger

Innovative Data Logger Designed For Vehicle Test Applications

CHESTERLAND OH—August 17, 2011

CAS DataLoggers has partnered with Influx Technology to announce the new Rebel xt, a high-speed vehicle data logger which can collect a wide range of signals including OBD, CAN, analog and GPS. The Rebel xt offers flexible and powerful data logging with user-friendly software supporting industry standard protocols to allow users to start recording data in just minutes. With free analysis software and remote data accessibility, the Rebel xt vehicle data logger is the ideal solution for vehicle and engine monitoring applications, including vehicle field tests, engineering data acquisition, and CAN bus data recording. CAS has recently been appointed as the North American master distributor for Influx and offers local inventory along with support and service to meet the needs of demanding vehicle engineering projects.

The Influx Rebel xt can collect real-time data from several sources including temperatures, RPM, brake and throttle settings, latitude, longitude, speed, etc. for extended periods without requiring any user interaction. The data logger features a flexible, affordable communications interface for in-vehicle electronic modules; using multiple high-speed microprocessors, they can simultaneously capture data from 3 different CAN sources with additional sensor options available. The data logger setup is equally simple with no need for users to write complex scripts. Using the opto-isolated CAN communications channels, the Rebel xt allows data to be collected from the OBD port using ISO14229 and ISO15765 protocols and also features support for K-line and LIN 1.2 protocols. The Rebel xt also features an LCD Display, keypad and 8 LED’s, internal and external SD memory storage of 2GB each, and multiple trigger sources. The Rebel xt’s powerful communications technologies include Bluetooth and an option for remote connectivity via a GPRS cellular modem and optional GPS module for location tracking, all safely contained in a dust- and splashproof enclosure.

Users running vehicle tests and needing additional engine data alongside their instrumentation will find the Rebel xt a useful tool, as the data logger can acquire most of the additional data itself without the need for additional instrumentation. For OEM engineering data acquisition using CCP and xCP protocols, the Rebel xt supports high-speed sampling rates to acquire internal ECU parameters. CAN signals can be recorded in a ‘listen only’ mode for CAN bus data logging applications.

The Rebel xt data logger comes supplied with free DiaLog software for configuring the data acquisition and analyzing data, all in one intuitive package. DiaLog offers configuration via Bluetooth or USB and imports industry standard ASAM A2L files, ODX and CAN dbc formats. Users can construct complex data logging configurations using the simple graphical interface, which also allows retrieval of data by direct and remote connections. The vehicle data logger can also be configured to acquire, store and export files for distribution. This easy to use software also enables in-field firmware upgrades and features DataVue, an integrated professional data analysis tool allowing for advanced visual data analysis with the use of sophisticated graphing tools. DataVue allows data to be exported in standard formats including MDF, Matlab, and CSV.

Add-on optional functions for the Rebel xt include an integrated GPS, an additional mini SD card, and integrated GPRS modem with EDGE technology to allow remote access. Also available is an instrumentation module and extension box providing electrically isolated analog instrumentation and temperature measurement via K-type thermocouple inputs. Users can also utilize complex triggering capability, enabling up to 30 conditions and triggers, multiple logic commands and an external manual trigger option.

CAS Sales Manager Pete Martin explains, “The Rebel xt CAN-based vehicle logger is a unique low-cost solution from an exciting new manufacturer. CAS is pleased to offer customers these sophisticated loggers.” Check out the Influx Rebel xt product page here.

For further information on the Influx Rebel xt data logger, additional data loggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Analyst at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com