EL / MEMS Data Recorder

EL / MEMS Data Recorder

Applications

The EL / MEMs Data Recorder is a recording readout for EL and MEMS sensors. Its main application is obtaining readings from tiltmeters. Simple to operate, the readout stores up to 6000 readings and can transfer the readings to a PC for processing.

Basic Operation

To take a reading, switch on the power, connect the sensor, and press the Enter key. The reading appears. Tilt readings are in Volts. Temperature readings are in degrees C. To record a reading, press the Enter key a second time. Each reading is identified by date, time, and an ID number.

To transfer readings to your PC, connect the serial interface cable between the recorder and the PC, and run the Data Recorder Manager program. Specify a file name and location for the data, and two mouse clicks later, the data is on your PC, ready for your spreadsheet program.

EL / MEMS Data Recorder

Advantages

Simple Operation: Learn how to use the recorder in just a few minutes. Most operations are performed by pressing a single key. Data retrieval is just as easy.

Reliable: Readings are stored in secure, non-volatile memory that keeps data even when batteries are fully discharged.

Spreadsheet Friendly: The Windows-based Manager program retrieves readings and stores them in ASCII file, ready to open and process with your spreadsheet program.

No Setup: The recorder is always ready to use. There are no sensor lists or calibration factors to load.

No Special Parts: The recorder uses standard cables and batteries. Built-in terminals eliminate the need for a jumper cable. The serial interface cable can be replaced at any computer store, and the standard D-cell batteries eliminate the need for a charger.

For more information

Please download the datasheet and manual for the EL/Data Recorder. These documents can be viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.

EL / MEMS Data Recorder Specifications

Operation
The Data Recorder has just three controls: an on/off switch, an Enter key, and a Change key.
To take a reading, switch on the power, connect the sensor, and press the Enter key. The reading appears.
To save a reading, press Enter twice more, once to confirm a sensor ID, and once to record the reading.
Settings Change settings with the Change key. You can set the display to show uniaxial or biaxial readings. You can also set the readout to show readings from multiplexed IPI sensors. The Change key also lets you set a sensor ID when you save a reading
Transferring Readings to a PC Connect the Recorder to your PC and start the Manager program. Specify a file name and location for the readings, and two mouse clicks later, the data is on your PC, ready for your spreadsheet program