Tutorials

Video Shows Bakers How to Use a Datalogger for Food Safety

Free Downloadable Baking Process Kill Step Calculator from AIB

CHESTERLAND, OH—March 11, 2016

A helpful tutorial from the American Institute of Bakers (AIB) website shows how bakers can use a datalogger to generate oven temperature profiles. Now the AIB offers their free downloadable Baking Process Kill Step Calculator. At CAS DataLoggers we can provide you with oven temperature dataloggers–Call us today at (800) 956-4437! Read more about temperature profiling on our Grant Technical Articles page.

Using a Data Logger to Record Humidity

Protect your Products and Collect Environmental Data

CHESTERLAND OH—May 6, 2015

Do you need a device to monitor humidity in an environmental or cold chain application, but don’t know where to start? At CAS DataLoggers, many of our callers are looking for the right model to record soil moisture, conditions in a storage room, or in another area of concern. In this brief tutorial we outline several common humidity monitoring applications and which data logger features are best suited to them. Read more in our Humidity Monitoring Tutorial page.

Environmental Monitoring in Pharma Labs: FAQ

Data Loggers Monitor Temperature, Humidity and More

CHESTERLAND OH—February 23, 2015

Do you need a device to monitor temperature and/or humidity in a pharmaceutical laboratory? Data loggers are an ideal way to automate environmental measurement. Our Pharma Environmental Monitoring FAQ can help you find the right datalogger.

What Every Hospital Should Know About Temperature Monitoring

How to Best Protect Your Vaccines and Products

CHESTERLAND OH—May 19, 2014

Accurate monitoring and alarming is vital for product safety in children’s vaccine storage, blood and tissue storage, and other pharmaceutical needs. We at CAS DataLoggers conducted our own temperature buffer test to see which kind is most effective in fridges and freezers. With this in mind, don’t wait until losing a fridge full of vaccine to find out if you’re using best practices–read our latest Tutorial page to know what every hospital and clinic should know about temperature monitoring!

Emerging Trends in Data Logging—A Look at RFID Technology

Product-Tracking Technology Revolutionizes Data Collection
CHESTERLAND OH—February 11, 2013

smart_labelsEvery day, CAS DataLoggers offers customers our temperature monitoring and alarming solutions for use in a wide range of industries. With this in mind, let’s take a look at Radio Frequency Identification (also known as RFID, smart labels, or smart tags) and its increasing use in temperature monitoring, asset tracking and even biometrics. We’ll analyze this emerging DAQ trend and how it’s already challenging more conventional products over a wide variety of monitoring applications. Read more on our Data Logging Tutorials page.

Troubleshooting Thermocouple Wiring

Thermocouple Basics for Your Temperature Monitoring Application
CHESTERLAND OH—June 14, 2012

CAS DataloggersWhen it comes to temperature probes, users have many sensor types to choose from, including thermistors, RTDs and thermocouples. Thermocouples come in many different types and tend to be the most commonly used probe due to their low cost, high durability, and wide temperature range. A thermocouple works by using 2 different metals to create a reaction producing a small voltage which alters depending on the temperature. Read more about troubleshooting thermocouple wiring on our data logging tutorials page.

4-Step Guide to Choosing the Right Temperature Sensor

CAS DataLoggers Offers Expert Suggestions
CHESTERLAND OH—May 29, 2012

Datalogging ProductsTemperature measurements are among the most common data logging applications found across a broad variety of industries including medical monitoring, cold chain integrity, machine monitoring, and many more. There are 4 main types of temperature sensors that are used with data loggers, and it can seem like a lengthy decision to find the right type. The Applications Specialists at CAS DataLoggers have put together this quick guide to outline each sensor type and help you choose which one is best suited for your specific application. Read more about choosing the right temperature sensor on our Datalogging Tutorials page.

How To Choose the Ideal Oven Temperature Data Logger

Read on Before You Decide on a Temperature Datalogger!

CHESTERLAND OH—January 19, 2012

Solutions providers regularly speak with customers to address the key question: “Which of your products is best for my oven temperature application?” Whether you are an engineer planning for your next furnace temperature profiling project or a paint shop filling a requisition intended for paint testing as part of quality assurance, the number of available options when choosing your oven datalogger can initially overwhelm you. Read the entire guide on our how-to section.

Using Grant’s Scheduled Downloader With SQ Series Loggers

Ruggged and Portable Grant Squirrel DataLoggers
CHESTERLAND OH—January 12, 2012

Grant’s Squirrelview Plus software offers users a unique function that utilizes Windows Scheduling Service to allow for automated downloading of data. This tool is located in the ‘Tools’ menu of the Squirrelview Assistant. This short, basic tutorial will guide you through this convenient function.

First launch Squirrelview Plus (Note: If using Vista or Windows 7, you must either launch Squirrelview Plus as an administrator, or disable User Access Control in order to have the correct options available in the program).

Click on the ‘Tools’ menu in the Squirrelview Assistant and choose ‘Launch Grant Downloader’. At this point, you need to create a new profile. This is done by clicking the green ‘+’ and then entering a name in the dialog box that appears.

When you highlight the profile name, double-click on ‘Communication type’ and select how the PC is connected to the data logger. If this connection is USB, it will then prompt you to select the correct USB device from a dropdown menu. If the connection is a network connection of some type (Serial to Ethernet, or native built in Ethernet) it will then ask for the IP address of the logger.
Other settings can be changed in the same way, so the download path can be customized as can command line parameters. (For a full list of command line parameters, see the help section of the Downloader Control Panel.)

To set up the schedule, right-click on the profile name and choose ‘Create/Edit Task (Microsoft Scheduled Tasks)’. (Note: In Vista and Windows 7, this option will be grayed out if you have not run the program as an administrator or turned off user access control). Click on the ‘Schedule’ tab and click ‘New’. From here you can set the parameters for the schedule such as what time it will run and whether it will run daily, weekly, etc.

After you have chosen and set all your parameters, you can simply click ‘OK’ then close the Grant Downloader Control Panel, and the job will run at the times and days that you chose automatically and also create time- and date-stamped data files in the directory you specified.

For more information on the bestselling Grant Squirrel series dataloggers, SquirrelView Plus, 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.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com

Power and Internet Connection Alarms for T&D Data Loggers

Real-Time Alarm Monitoring With T&D Temperature/Humidity Systems

CHESTERLAND OH—December 8, 2011

T&D’s compact, high accuracy dataloggers measure temperature, humidity, and voltage/current and are available in wireless, USB and Ethernet models for industrial manufacturing and processing, environmental, and life science applications. T&D network-enabled devices also offer quality alarming functions for temperatures. However, if you are looking for an alarm based on network connection or power state, you’ll require a small application that T&D provides free on its website.

First follow this link for the program: http://tandd.com/support/download/software/app_nccuw.html.The program does not include an installer, so you will need to unzip it to a folder where you can readily find it. The e-mail settings which you will use in this program will be the same as the e-mail settings which are used for sending alarm e-mails from the T&D RTR data logger itself.

When you initially launch the Network Connection Check Utility, you’re presented with a blank screen with ‘File’, ‘Edit’, ‘Mail’, and ‘View’ across the top. Click on the ‘Mail’ menu and choose ‘Settings’. In here, you will see fields to enter all the e-mail server information that you entered into the RTR base unit for e-mail alarming–please enter this now.

When you’ve gotten all the e-mail server information entered, you can then click on the ‘Recipient List’ tab and fill in all the e-mails of the people whom you want to be informed of the connection loss. After the addresses are added, click ‘Close’ and go back to the main window of the NCCU.

In the main window, you can then click on the ‘Edit’ menu and choose ‘Add’ to begin adding the network addresses of your network-connected RTR base units. Be sure to click the ‘Send E-Mail’ check box while adding the device. The program will check the connectivity of the base units at the speed specified in the ‘Add’ window and will then send out an e-mail to the people on the recipient list if any of the dataloggers are found to be offline.

This program should be added to the ‘Startup’ folder on your PC so that the program will begin monitoring every time the PC reboots. When minimized, the program will minimize to the system tray and will be out of the way of your other programs. The program should also be installed on a PC that is battery backed up, and has a backed-up network connection since, in the event of a power failure, it will not send out e-mails.

Check out the T&D product overview page here.

For further information on the bestselling T&D line of wireless temperature and humidity data loggers, other USB and Ethernet dataloggers from T&D, 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.

Contact Information:
CAS DataLoggers, Inc.
12628 Chillicothe Road
Chesterland, Ohio 44026
(440) 729-2570
(800) 956-4437
sales@dataloggerinc.com
http://www.dataloggerinc.com