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Eight-Channel Temperature Recorder

Sept. 17, 2012
8-channel, battery-powered, stand-alone thermocouple data logger Convenient connection flexibility via USB and/or serial interfaces 4-MB memory lets users log for extended periods

Workers and technicians in every field always have a demand for reliable yet low-cost temperature monitoring solutions. With their needs in mind, CAS DATALOGGERS has partnered with Microedge Instruments to introduce the Site-Log LPTM-1 temperature data logger. These temperature recorders are economical compared to the cost of an external probe and feature high resolution and accuracy, large memory capacity, and over 10 years of battery life.Featuring a 16-bit ADC and a programmable input range, these new data loggers are well suited to any project where precise and accurate measurements are critical, such as science and laboratory applications. Now, users can create their own customizable temperature monitoring systems with these economical new devices.

The new Site-Log temperature recorder is an eight-channel, battery-powered, stand-alone thermocouple data logger. Its seven external input channels accommodate all types of external thermocouple probes, and the datalogger also records ambient temperature using an internal temperature sensor. The device can also be used as a small voltage data logger with the input voltage range as small as -8 mV to +8 mV. A high-accuracy version is also available to tackle especially demanding applications. Site-Log loggers are small and lightweight, shipping in a compact carrying case. Featuring a rugged aluminum enclosure and conformal coating PCB, the Site-Log stands up to even the harshest industrial environment.

These new temperature recorders offer users a convenient connection flexibility, featuring both USB and serial interfaces with auto baud rate of up to 115 kbps. The dataloggers can be powered easily and also be quickly hooked up to a PC via USB. Users also may use multiple Site-Logs for a comprehensive temperature monitoring solution with a large number of channels.

Users store data in non-volatile flash memory for easy retrieval. An internal battery is standard with the logger with a life of about 10 years. The data logger’s large 4-MB memory lets users log for extended periods with the choice to stop or overwrite logging when the memory is full. Wide-sampling interval selections range from every 20 milliseconds to every 12 hours.

Using the included software, users can program the dataloggers ahead of time and have them start logging whenever needed. Two editable alarm thresholds are available per channel, and the ALARM1 & A2/EXT terminal strips can be configured as alarm outputs so users can stay on top of sudden changes in their data. With purchase of the SiteView software, the Site-Log reports its alarm status to a host PC via USB, modem or Ethernet device server, and its onboard LED lights in red when in alarm condition. Alarm delay is programmable at 0-10 minutes delay with 1-minute increments.

Additionally, powerful software is available for configuration, downloading, plotting, analysis and alarm reporting. SiteView is a user-friendly Windows-based application with an easy-to-use graphic interface and supports USB, serial port and Ethernet connections for easy local and remote access. Fast communication speed up to 115,200 bps enables quick downloads, and users can view data in real-time via chart recording. Versatile custom equations and custom-line equations handle complicated measurement requirements such as scientific and laboratory algorithm difficulties. Users can zoom in and out and also add comments to graphs to provide a detailed view of results.