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Networked Data Acquisition Using WinDaq Software

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq Using WinDaq software and the client networking capabilities built into all Windows Operating Systems, you can monitor acquired data remotely in virtual real time via the WinDaq Waveform Browser (free download!). You can monitor a single data acquisition device or several simultaneously from the comfort and safety of your Read More

Bandwidth and DI-8B/DI-5B Series Signal Conditioning Modules

Data Acquisition > Mixed Measurements Suppose you’re browsing the DATAQ web site looking for a DI-8B series, analog voltage module to acquire a 10V peak-to-peak, 100Hz waveform. You come across the DI-8B31-02. It’s an analog voltage module; it has a full scale measurement range of ±5V, perfect. Not so fast! The DI-8B31-02 has a bandwidth Read More

How to Store Data using WINDAQ MySQL

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq/SQL A MySQL database can store 30,000 times more data than a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet. Used in combination with WinDaq/Lite, Pro or Pro+, WinDaq/MySQL is a convenient solution for those needing to store and easily retrieve large quantities of data. The WinDaq/MySQL application acts as a bridge, linking WinDaq to Read More

Pressure and Flow Data Acquisition Measurements in Hydraulic Systems

Data Acquisition > Mixed Measurements Think about the places hydraulics are used: cranes, backhoes, earthmoving equipment, lift gates and lifts of all kinds, amusement rides, your automobile. The list is almost endless. Behind the scenes of every hydraulic system are a host of pumps, motors, valves, seals, and other hardware that work as a system Read More

Pressure, Temperature, and Flow Data Acquisition Measurements in Injection Molding Machines

Data Acquisition > Mixed Measurements The operation of an injection molding machine is fairly simple in concept: Put plastic pellets in one end and force them with a worm gear through a tube under high pressure. The pressure creates heat that melts the pellets. The molten plastic is sucked into a mold. The plastic cools Read More

DAQ Helps Determine Satellite Radio Up Time

Data Acquisition > Voltage > DI-720 Who Stopped the Music? You hear it all the time. It’s called background music, those ubiquitous melodies that soothe your subconscious as you browse your way through a department store. The store pays a service provider to transmit the music via radio link to a store-maintained receiver where it’s Read More

WinDaq Monitors Power Quality for an Electric Utility

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq WinDaq Data Acquisition Software and the DI-400 Monitor Power Quality for an Electric Utility Power utilities need to continuously monitor the quality of the electric power they generate. For one utility, this activity was performed by an array of strip chart recorders. Technology had moved on, however, and the Read More

Convert GBD Files to WDH Format

Data Logger > Graphtec Our new GBD to WDH converter gives you the ability to convert GBD files, created using GL220, or  GL820 series instruments, to WDH format. Resulting WDH files can be opened in the WinDaq Waveform Browser for observation and analysis. For convenience, and to maintain 16-bit resolution, a high-res version of the WinDaq Read More

Slow Sample Rates Explained

Data Acquisition > Software > WinDaq If you’re new to WinDaq and attempting to acquire data at rates less than 1 sample per second, it’s easy to get confused. This is especially true using multiplexed data acquisition systems. Choosing a sample rate above 1 sample per second is pretty straight forward. Say you want to Read More

Data Acquisition Products Test Hydraulic Actuators

Data Acquisition > Mixed Measurements Note: The DI-740 mentioned below is now obsolete, replaced by the DI-808 or DI-2008. Both the DI-808 and DI-2008 include a 15VDC excitation supply and feature eight differential and isolated analog input channels, with programmable measurement ranges up to ±50V full scale.  It’s a critical constraint that demands a critical measurement: Your control signal says Read More