New Low-Cost Temperature Data Logger Excels in Surface Coating Applications
CHESTERLAND OH—December 12, 2011
CAS DataLoggers has partnered with Grant Instruments to jointly introduce the newest, most cost-effective solution designed specifically for through process and surface coating applications. The Grant OMK-610 Temperature Data Logger is a compact, 6-channel temperature datalogger accepting a wide range of Type-K thermocouple probes. This convenient kit offers many new features to reduce operating costs and assist in production quality control, including an enhanced stainless steel thermal barrier providing maximum insulation from paint and finishing ovens, shielding the logger against temperatures of up to 250°C (482°F) for up to 50 minutes. As an optional safeguard, the logger can be further protected with a unique phase change insert to absorb heat and extend operation to a full 100 minutes at 250°C. This single kit provides everything customers need for their paint oven temperature profiling and paint cure calculations in one user-friendly system. The kit sees broad use in many paint applications including automotive parts manufacturing, vehicle component finishing, household appliance manufacturing, paint supply, architectural finishing, oven manufacturing, and office furniture finishing.
The new data logger features up to 6 temperature channels and stores up to 250,000 readings. The logger directly prints out standard reports without requiring a PC for production, reporting on all functions of the curing process and giving customers proof of compliance of all their stoving requirements. This comprehensive oven temperature profiling system features sample rates of up to 8 samples/second and a USB interface to communicate with a PC for setup and download of stored data, ensuring consistent product quality and cheaper operating costs. The Grant profiling kit also provides powder coating finishers with the data needed to reach the optimal cure level more effectively during the start-up process. After the process has been programmed and entered into the temperature monitor, the logger supports ongoing data recording to maintain process consistency and integrity when duplicating projects.
The battery-operated data logger arrives packaged in a complete kit including its own carrying case, a quick-start guide, a set of batteries, and also offers an option for fast-response and high-accuracy probes in clip-on, magnetic and combination types with models for both surface and air temperature measurements.
Additionally, the new temperature profiling kit includes the latest version of the streamlined PaintView setup and data analysis software, a user-friendly spreadsheet-style software package exclusively for the paint and finishing industry– included FREE with every OMK-610 temperature logger. PaintView enables storage of preprogrammed cure data and display of calculated cure percentages at no additional costs to the user. PaintView also allows easy setup and automatic data download from the datalogger into a meaningful measure of paint cure, giving users their choice between Grant’s ‘classic’ cure or area integration cure analysis methods. PaintView also provides rapid interpretation of results even for more advanced paint cure calculations. Users can graphically analyze historical and on-line data with fully annotated curves, use zoom and cursor scrolling analysis, and create advanced reporting. The software’s tolerance curve feature gives users the ability to draw their ideal curve and check that their data fits. Users can easily view and control logger status from a single screen and save all settings for reuse, while a security function protects all data and setup configurations. PaintView also builds databases of different paint types from different paint manufacturers, and exports data into Excel™ or as a CSV file for customizable data analysis.
This universally popular temperature profiling kit not only beats the competition’s price but also outshines comparable products in ease of use. Now users can meet paint manufacturers’ specified cure parameters, maintain a specified level of cure to ensure repeatable quality, and maximize oven usage and throughput–all at a surprisingly low price.
Check out the Grant OMK-610 Oven Temperature Profile Data Logger product page here.
For further information on the Grant OMK-610 Oven Temperature Profile Data Logger, other temperature dataloggers in the highly successful Grant line, 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 www.DataLoggerInc.com.
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
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Chesterland, Ohio 44026