Chart recorders are in the past.
Data loggers are the new best thing, and they’re environmentally friendly!
First thing’s first, everybody wants to know about cost and how they can save money. Data loggers and chart recorders have similar start up costs, but then you factor in maintenance. Chart recorders are made from mechanical components which require a lot of care. The charts and pens need to be replaced often, their power supply needs to be checked and replaced, and chart recorders need to be calibrated every year. Data loggers need to be calibrated every two years. Data loggers save time, money, and resources.
Data loggers archive numerous readings to generate long-term trend analysis. All of the data is digital which makes it easy for storage and organization. Some facilities require data to be stored for a few years, using chart recorders would end up generating thousands of papers and an organization catastrophe.
Data loggers are small electronic devices that are used to measure and monitor conditions. They collect a wide range of information including humidity, temperature, ph level, voltage, water level, pressure, carbon dioxide levels, and more. Their resolution, accuracy and response rate is much better than chart recorders, and you can still quickly view the data on the display.
Data loggers have a circuit board that includes memory storage, sensors, and a battery. Data loggers are supplemented with a software which allows users to view and present the data in a variety of different formats. Users can set reading rates, alarm thresholds, delayed start and stop functionalities, create reports, and download data from the software.
Any industry that requires regulatory compliance or depends on a tight process, needs to implement data loggers into their facility. A few of the top users include scientists, equipment engineers, quality assurance technicians, and facilities managers. Automated data collection prevents product loss, provides quality control, and demonstrates regulatory compliance.
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