Data Logger

Data loggers are extensively used in the water and wastewater treatment segment for various monitoring and control applications. These treatment facilities require continuous monitoring to ensure the effectiveness of water treatment. Thus, data loggers are used to monitoring parameters like turbidity, flow rates, pH levels, chlorine levels, pressure and temperature. The data is collected over a specific timeframe. This data is used by plant operators use to analyze trends, identify anomalies, address challenges, and informed decisions on process optimization as well as troubleshooting. These data loggers also help facility owners to meet guidelines and regulatory standards set by the state and environmental agencies.

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At Cannon Water Technology, we provide data loggers from Pyxis, which are used by water and wastewater treatment facilities for monitoring different parameters. All the models of data loggers displayed here are available for immediate shipment. We assure the fastest turnaround times in the industry.

How Does a Data Logger Work?

The data loggers record the conditions of assets connected to it over a period of time. These loggers generate data corresponding to the responses generated by the assets. This data is referred to analyze the working condition of software and hardware. These data loggers are connected to sensors or a probe, which detects, monitors, and records data of an asset. The working of a data logger depends on its connected parts. The following pointers will help you understand these parts and their functionalities better.

  • Display and interface: Data loggers available in our collection feature touch screen displays which serve as a key interface between the device and the user. Our data loggers feature programmable logic controller (PLC) displays, which render visual data such as graphs, data, and menus. Users can touch these digital displays to navigate menus, input commands, or choose different options.
  • Data Logging: Our data loggers feature data logging terminal that is usually connected to the sensors. The data logging functionality in data loggers is owing to a built-in memory, which helps the monitor record and store data. The data loggers are configured to measure certain parameters. So, data logging logs data based on this configuration. For instance, our pressure data loggers are designed to log pressure-related data. They can also be configured to log data of variables like temperature, humidity, flow rates, and so on. Our UC-100A series data loggers can store up to one million data entries or events.
  • Connectivity: Data loggers are connected to devices or assets through USB or Ethernet ports, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi. These connectivity features work in several ways such as facilitating data transfer, integration with other systems, and enabling firmware updates. Many data loggers in our collection feature the 1xUSB host, enabling data download or screen upgrade.
  • Physical Controls: Data loggers feature physical controls like knobs or physical buttons, allowing users to navigate easily or input additional commands. These controls are generally used for tasks requiring quick access to specific functions or require precise adjustments.
  • Software: All data loggers feature dedicated software that controls their operation. This software involves a user-friendly interface that allows users to configure settings, select parameters, manage data files, as well as perform different operations.

Tips to Choose the Right Data Logger for Your Water Treatment Applications

Buying the right data logger for your water or wastewater treatment applications involves several considerations. Here are some general steps to help you choose digital data loggers for your water or wastewater treatment facilities.

  • Parameters to be monitored: You need to analyze the critical parameters to be monitored in your facility. This could be pressure, temperature, dissolved oxygen, conductivity, or any other relevant parameter.
  • Accuracy of measurement: Some industries may demand accuracy, and water treatment is one of them. You need to determine the measurement range and accuracy required for each parameter. Once this is known, you must ensure the data logger selected can be set for the range and assures accuracy. You can request a demo or read the manufacturer’s documents, or check the videos online to learn more.
  • Operational considerations: This would involve the consideration of the environment where the data logger will be used. For instance, in water treatment plants, the data loggers may be exposed to chemicals, moisture, hot or cold temperatures, and so on. Ensure, the data logger you choose can withstand these conditions without compromising performance. With each data logger device, you can check the operation temperature, storage temperature, and humidity values. Many Pyxis data logger models available with us can withstand the operating temperature between 32 and 122oF and humidity between 10% and 90%. They possess a storage temperature range from 14 to 140oF. In addition, you must check the sturdiness or ruggedness of these models.
  • Data storage capacity: This would depend on the period of monitoring. For instance, if you wish to monitor the data for over a year or more, choose the device with excellent data storage features. Ensure the data logger stores the data effectively and requires no frequent resets or offloads.
  • Power options: Most data loggers have two types of power options – externally powered loggers or battery-powered loggers. The externally powered loggers can be operated continuously; however, they may not be suited for many locations. Battery-powered loggers are usually portable, but if operated for a long time, they may demand frequent battery replacements. So, you need to check what suits your business the best.
  • Cost considerations: This is one of the most important considerations for purchase. You can establish a budget for your purchase. You can compare the different options in the market and consider their performance characteristics, features, specifications, and so on. Always invest in a data logger that provides a good balance between affordability and functionality.
  • Sampling rate: You must determine your applications ogging interval or sampling rate required for your application. Always ensure to keep this sufficient enough to capture the parameter variations. Fast or slow sampling rates can be set according to the process conditions. For instance, slow sampling rates are ideal for stable conditions, while fast sampling rates are ideal for processes where rapid changes may be experienced.
  • Technical support: Operating a data logger in a water treatment or wastewater treatment facility comes with its challenges. Sometimes, these data loggers may not perform as required. In such cases, you need technical support. Ensure, the manufacturer or supplier you partner with offers you tech support services and have a track record of manufacturing the data loggers suited for your industry.

At Cannon Water Technology, we have always focused on providing data loggers and other water treatment devices that offer clients the best buck for their investment. Our curated inventory is built on recommendation and features devices, which have been sourced from the leading manufacturers. This combined with our competitive prices and world-class customer service, enables us to serve our clients successfully. Feel free to connect with our customer service executives if you any queries on the models of digital data loggers we offer. We will be happy to serve you.