Low cost data acquisition system

Eurotherm has launched a low cost data acquisition and display instrument delivering advanced I/O quality with built-in communications facilities.

Eurotherm, part of the Automation Division of Invensys, has launched the 5100e Data Management System (DMS), a low cost data acquisition and display instrument delivering advanced I/O quality with built-in communications facilities.

The new instrument incorporates Ethernet communications facilities as standard, allowing it to function remotely or within a networked environment. The communications function provides an FTP server and client for data archiving over the Internet. When used with the company’s Bridge 5000 software, real time process data may be viewed remotely on a PC or workstation.

The 5100e uses an STN touch sensitive screen for clear and simple user control and high visibility display of current and historical process values in bar graph, digital or chart format.

Inputs may be in several user-specified forms, including DC V, mV and mA, TCs, RTD or contact closure, with two settable alarms per channel. Sample rate is 125ms as standard. High noise rejection and isolation on all channels results in measurement integrity in the harshest environments.

The allocation of one A/D converter per channel negates the need for relays or solid state switching, and provides constant measurement and parallel sampling on each input.

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