Data Acquisition

Data Acquisition October 1, 1998

Ethernet data acquisition system

Tucson, Ariz. —Industrially hardened in a NEMA 12 enclosure, the EDAS-1027E offers 16 channels of remote digital I/O, programmable as inputs or outputs in two 8-bit ports. All digital inputs can be configured for state detection, latching, or general-purpose counting up to 100 Hz. Eight of the digital output channels can be individually configured for predetermined output states at power...

By Staff
Data Acquisition August 1, 1998

Latest WinWedge software

Philadelphia, Pa.— Winwedge has added serial data acquisition and instrument control to Excel, Access, VB, math and statistical software, Microsoft Windows, Windows 95, or NT applications. Automatically collects data from gages, scales, sensors, flowmeters, densitometers, bar-code scanners, PLCs, data loggers, modems, measuring devices, and laboratory instruments, or serial device.

By Staff
Data Acquisition July 1, 1998

Software simulates automation on world’s largest dredger

The biggest applications—like the biggest shows—need the best rehearsals. Building the largest dredger on earth is a titanic event, but automating the vessel until it needs only a 40-person crew compounds the challenge. Using software to simulate and test crucial control systems can help such enormous projects succeed and cut costs.

By Staff
Data Acquisition June 1, 1998

Intelligent I/O subsystem

San Diego, Calif. —Software addressing, optical isolation, RS-485 communications over twisted pairs, and 1.2 to 28.2 kb/sec rates are a few of the features of the remote intelligent data acquisition and control system (RDICS) I/O pods. Each RDICS pod uses ASCII string functions and is remotely programmed from applications such as Basic, C[++], or TurboPascal.

By Staff
Data Acquisition May 1, 1998

OPC Solves the I/O Driver Problem

In factory automation there are many different devices, protocols, and industrial network standards. As a result, each software vendor is responsible for connectivity from automation applications to other vendors' hardware products. An additional complication is that these devices and protocols are always evolving.

By Al Chisholm, OPC Foundation
Data Acquisition May 1, 1998

PC-based control software moves to VBA, NT, OPC

PC-based control software demonstrated its migration toward Microsoft Windows NT, OPC (OLE for Process Control), and Visual Basic, during NMW.Microsoft (Redmond, Wa.) representatives explain more industrial automation software is using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) scripting, with about 30 companies shipping applications and about 100 companies signed on.

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Data Acquisition February 1, 1998

Graphical User Interface for Web

Northampton, Mass. — DataViews 9.8 now includes a new web-enabled version of its dynamic data visualization development tool. The new version features WebDataViews, an add-on component which allows developers to animate and display real-time graphical applications on a web browser using Netscape Navigator or Microsoft Internet Explorer.

By Staff
Data Acquisition February 1, 1998

Entry-Level Data Acquisition System

Miamisburg, O. —Model 10KU-EL is a low-cost, preconfigured system solution for high-speed front-end data acquisition and logging of relatively small numbers of analog inputs in applications where optimum portability is desired. The system can accept up to 24 inputs from virtually any type of transducer.

By Staff