Novus FieldLogger RTU 8-channel Universal Input Data Logger
CHESTERLAND OH—November 8, 2011
CAS DataLoggers has partnered with Novus Automation to offer the new FieldLogger RTU 8-channel Universal Input Data Logger, a microprocessor-based data acquisition and recorder which can handle any analog input, operating either as an RTU linked to a PC for online recording and supervision or as a stand-alone data logger with real-time clock and graph capabilities. The new cost-effective logger sees common use as a Modbus RTU input device as part of a SCADA system to transmit channel data using Modbus protocol. This new datalogger is DIN rail compatible with a 35mm rail mounting in an ABS enclosure and features 8 universal channels accepting different input sensors simultaneously, with an option to be easily expanded to accommodate more channels. Configuration (retained on the logger in non-volatile memory) and data retrieval are achieved using a PC and the included configuration utility software. The Novus FieldLogger also features an RS485 interface which allows communication up to 1.6 miles (1 Km). In case users don’t have an RS485 port on their PC, Novus also manufactures an easy-to-use USB-RS485/RS422 converter, transforming an ordinary USB port into a fully functional RS485 interface.
The FieldLogger data logger features 8 universal analog inputs supporting several thermocouple types as well as Pt100, mA, mV and higher voltages by applying external resistor dividers. Additionally, the FieldLogger has one digital input for remote start/stop and 2 alarm relay channels which can be activated when any channel enters a programmed alarm condition; these relays can also be used as digital outputs. The logger also provides internal cold junction compensation for thermocouples, enabling high-accuracy measurements. Recording at a working temperature of 32 to 130°F (0 to 55°C), the new datalogger also features an internal resolution of 20000 counts, linearity of better than 0.05% of FS, and can scan 8 channels in 0.5s.
FieldChart configuration utility software is included FREE and is downloadable from the manufacturer website. FieldChart is a Windows compatible software which performs the communication and data treatment for the FieldLogger recorder and Novus controllers with RS485. This easy-to-use intuitive system saves users the hassle of previous training. The main module collects data to the PC, displays the data in both digital and graphic formats in batches or in real time, and provides trend and historical views. It can zoom in and out, superimpose or link graphs in one screen, print graphs or lists, and export to spreadsheets or word processors. The practical configurator module performs the setup of the FieldLogger parameters and also allows users to check general status. In addition to its standard use as a Modbus RTU, for online reading and recording (history), the included Microsoft Windows FieldChart software also reads and records a graph for a 10-minute period. Users needing more in-depth data analysis can upgrade to the full FieldChart analysis software to allow the Field Logger to form a complete data acquisition system.
For further information on the Novus FieldLogger RTU 8-channel Universal Input Data Logger, other Novus dataloggers, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at www.DataLoggerInc.com.
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12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026