Chromalox Electronic Chart Recorder allows precise trending and recording, letting users monitor up to 18 process sensors for recording, storing and analyzing process critical data. The ECR1 is a paperless recorder that requires little set up.
Data is recorded on a standard 16MB compact Flash card, giving it 10 times more capacity than competitive systems. The removable cards make it easy to transfer information to a computer for permanent storage and analysis. Data can also be downloaded directly to a PC via the unit's Ethernet port. Many combinations of digital inputs and outputs can be programmed for triggering events or alarms. The ECR1 is configured through a series of six slots, each accepting a card with three sensor inputs, six digital inputs or outputs. When all six slots are filled with sensor input cards, the recorder will capture 18 process variables per second. Data can be displayed with charts or bar graphs. Pittsburgh, PA www.chromalox.com
An Electronic Chart Recorder lets users monitor up to 18 process sensors.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.