Error minimization and new features of the myDatalogEASY V3

The myDatalogEASY V3 is a universal data logger with which you record, process and transmit signals to a central web platform. For the recording of the signals there are different interfaces (universal inputs, RS232, RS485). Via the isolated switch contact, the direct control of an actuator is possible.

The myDatalogEASY V3 is the logical development of the myDatalogEASY family. A large number of potential sources of error due to installation and operation, as well as bulky hardware designs that lead the user to errors were eliminated.

Error reduction with Poka Yoke

The usability and the robust assembling of the individual components were in the focus at the hardware design of the myDatalogEASY V3. According to the “Poka Yoke” principle, sources of error can be eliminated in advance with a sophisticated hardware design.

Poka Yoke is a concept that avoids errors through technical facilities. A few millimetres of plastic are often already sufficient for a plug to be plugged into the socket in only one way. For example, think of an RS232, RS485 or USB socket, which the myDatalogEASY V3 provides. Also the PSU (Power Supply Unit) of the myDatalogEASY V3 can only be plug into the device in one correct way. All other possibilities are already excluded by the design.

The PSU is inserted into the provided mounting of the myDatalogEASY V3. The PSU is now firmly anchored and cannot wobble or slip. The removal of the PSU is simply possible with holding straps. The fixation with a hook and loop fastener is a thing of the past.

Which PSU is the right one?

When choosing the PSU, it is important to exactly know the requirements of the application the existing infrastructure. Do you have a power connection? Is direct current or alternating current applied? Do you need a buffer battery for a power outage or does your system already have an emergency power supply? If there is no power connection at the measuring site, you have to consider whether you want to operate the device with a battery or rechargeable battery? Is it an alternative to supply the battery via a solar panel and thus operate your application autonomously? Microtronics will be pleased to help you choosing the right Power Supply Unit for you!

If you decide for the PSU AC, a 230V power supply must be connected directly to the myDatalogEASY V3. In addition to the PSU AC, you will also receive a special cover that has a connection for the 230V power supply.

PSU (Power Supply Unit) myDatalogEASY V3

The myDatalogEASY V3 has been trained. While it was necessary to set the supply type at the server of previous versions of the myDatalogEASY device family, this is now no longer needed. The myDatalogEASY V3 automatically recognizes how it is supplied and displays this in the backend or on the server interface.

More space for the cable screw connections

If you know the predecessors of the myDatalogEASY device family, you may notice that the pressure compensation is now at the bottom of the case. This has created more space for the cable screw connections which are now larger. This makes it easier to connect your sensors to the myDatalogEASY V3.

The view inside

With the transparent cover you can see the blinking codes without opening the lid. This is an enormous simplification especially with regard to error handling. With the help of a magnet, you can wake-up the myDatalogEASY V3 without opening the lid and identify the error according to the LED flashing.

Accurate positioning

The positioning of the myDatalogEASY V3 works via GSM cell location. At least three antenna masts are used for triangulation. This always works only to a limited extent and can mean an inaccuracy of several kilometres depending on the distance of the masts. Therefore, the position is represented by a red circle (radius).

For many applications, this degree of accuracy in positioning is adequate. Sometimes an exact determination is necessary for a few metres. Therefore, the myDatalogEASY V3 offers an additional, optional feature. With a GPS extensions module which is installed in the device, the myDatalogEASY V3 can precisely determine the position.

Take advantage of the benefits

The myDatalogEASY V3 is freely programmable and can be adapted exactly to your application. You can even program the script for the myDatalogEASY V3 by yourself or define your requirements with the Microtronics team. Afterwards the Microtronics developers create the script exactly adapted to your needs.

With the 4-Channel Data Logger you get the proven myDatalogEASY V3 hardware. In addition, the 4-Channel Data Logger already contains a finished script. The script is suitable for applications where you want to collect data on up to 4 universal inputs. These data can be used for monitoring, reporting and alarming purposes. Via a potential-free switching contact, you can also directly control an actuator.

You are not sure if your application can be implemented with the 4-Channel Data Logger? Do you have more questions about myDatalogEASY V3? So do not hesitate and call us or write an e-mail!

Telephone: +43 2756 77180
E-mail: office@microtronics.at

Sabrina

Marketing Manager at Microtronics Engineering GmbH
Sabrina speaks the language of both technicians and business. With her MSc in Digital Business Management at the JKU Linz and the FH Steyr has consolidated her knowledge. She reports on topics that currently move the IoT and M2M industry. She explains technically complex things in a way that is easy to understand. On and offline she is responsible for the appearance and the communication.
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