Software for data acquisition and control system
Yokogawa’s GA10 data-logging software for the Smartdac+ data acquisition and control system has been updated. GA10 release 2.0 can collect, display, and record data from multiple data acquisition and recording devices and measuring instruments. GA10 release 2.0 is a PC based data-logging program that is used in the development and production processes in many different industries to collect, display, and record temperature, voltage, current, flow rate, pressure, and other types of data from instruments such as recorders, temperature controllers, and power meters. With this software, a system can be built to collect data from Yokogawa data acquisition and recording devices and measuring instruments as well as third-party devices that support the Modbus general-purpose industrial communications protocol, eliminating the need for advanced, but expensive system solutions such as SCADA software and DCSs. It is designed for users in the steel, petrochemical, chemical, pulp and paper, pharmaceutical, and other industries that utilize monitoring equipment.
GA10 release 2.0 has a function that can perform calculations using data from multiple channels and display the results in real time. It can also print reports that contain graphs, text, and images. This function allows users to customize their reports for purposes such as filing to government authorities and reporting on product evaluation tests for their customers. To output these reports automatically, users only need to set the report format and time, thus greatly improving efficiency. The software also supports the OPC-UA industrial communications protocol. As a result, a greater variety of host systems can now access data collected by plant facility monitoring systems that utilize data acquisition and recording devices.
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