Easy mounting/dismounting of modules and Bluetooth support for improved efficiency
Yokogawa Electric Corporation announces the release of the SMARTDAC+(R) GM data acquisition system.
The SMARTDAC+ GM data acquisition system improves operational efficiency due to its modular design, which facilitates the mounting and removal of modules. In addition, the SMARTDAC+ GM system supports Bluetooth wireless communications for use with handheld mobile devices.
The SMARTDAC+ GM system is expected to comply with 21 CFR Part 11 regulations in 2015.
Data acquisition systems are widely used in many industrial and test & measurement applications in a large variety of industries to acquire and record process data such as temperature, voltage, current, flow rate, and pressure. In 1951 Yokogawa became the first company in Japan to bring an electronic self-balancing recorder to market, and in 1986 introduced a multipoint data acquisition and recording system. Yokogawa currently offers a wide variety of data acquisition systems.
Depending on the application, most data acquisition systems utilise a variety of modules to acquire a wide range of data. Historically, many of these systems were equipped with a base plate for the mounting of modules. Base plates are now less common, as users prefer designs that allow the easy mounting and removal of modules. The data acquisition systems in use today can be classified into two types: those that are equipped with a monitor, and those that are not. In the latter case, the systems must be hooked up to a PC and operated using its screen and keyboard. To better accommodate the needs of its customers, Yokogawa developed the SMARTDAC+ GM modular data acquisition system. With modular I/O, users can scale their data acquisition system based on their process requirement, with the ability to upgrade as their needs evolve. In addition, wireless Bluetooth connection allows wireless communication with mobile devices.