CAS Introduces New Paperless Chart Recorder

Brainchild VR-06 Paperless Recorder Featuring 6 Analog Input Channels

CHESTERLAND OH—November 22, 2011

For years, many companies have continued to use outdated technology such as paper chart recorders for measuring and recording temperatures and other data, which made locating this information on hard copy both tedious and difficult to organize. Now CAS DataLoggers has partnered with high-quality manufacturer Brainchild to announce the Brainchild VR-06 Paperless Chart Recorder, a low-cost recording device ideal for replacing old paper chart recorders and streamlining process data and archiving. These paperless chart recorders feature an LCD display, up to 6 analog inputs, digital I/O and Ethernet, removable flash memory data storage, a plug & play I/O card, and user-friendly setup and operation. Users can save data via Flash ROM, compact Flash card or PC, as well as configure the recorder’s programmable alarms and messages to get instant notification of critical events. The Brainchild is commonly used to monitor, record, and evaluate plant processes across several industries including chemical, food and beverage, automotive, environmental monitoring, and laboratory applications, but its flexibility makes it suited to any number of projects.

The Brainchild’s built-in display allows for clear review of the measured data on the 6.4” VGA Color LCD display featuring high resolution (true VGA, 640×480 pixels) with flexible screen configuration. Data can be viewed in in multiple display formats. The recorder offers a fast sampling rate within 200msec for all channels at high accuracy. The recorder offers up to 6 isolated analog input channels for voltage, current, thermocouple or RTD, and 6 user-configurable plug and play I/O card slots are also standard. The Brainchild VR-06 also features mathematical and programmable capabilities including statistics with instant, average, and min/max values.

The VR-06 paperless chart recorder serves as a user-friendly, stand-alone solution with its interactive dialogue simplifying setup and operation procedures. Easily accessible and soft function keys allow the user to scroll backward to review historical trends. Users have the ability to monitor the live data and store the information on the Brainchild itself or on any connected PC. From there, they can insure that their process is completed at the correct parameters and program alarms and messages to be sent out if the data goes out of specification.

The Brainchild’s data retention is specified at a minimum of 10 years with zero power data retention. The historical data can be stored in Flash ROM, on the removable Compact Flash memory card’s 128MB standard storage space, or collected in a remote host PC for data evaluation and print-out. Additionally, the Brainchild’s standard Ethernet and optional RS-232/RS-422/RS485 communication enable operators to access data on the screen as well as onsite from a remote location via the RS serial interface or Ethernet networking.

The device’s expandable modular architecture offers high flexibility, and panel mount and bench top/portable configurations with included assembly kits are also available. The Brainchild paperless recorder entirely eliminates the need to search through large amounts of hard copy records to find earlier data, while integrating newer technology featuring the same functionality into users’ existing systems to improve both accuracy and data accessibility.

Check out the Brainchild VR-06 Paperless Chart Recorder product page here.

For further information on the Brainchild VR-06 Paperless Chart Recorder, the VR-18 Paperless Chart Recorder with up to 18 channels, or to find the ideal solution for your application-specific needs, contact a CAS Data Logger Applications Specialist at (800) 956-4437 or visit the website at

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437


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