Invensys’ New Data Recorder, Controller

Monday, September 20, 2010 @ 06:09 PM gHale

Invensys Operations Management introduced its Eurotherm nanodac recorder/controller.
At 92 millimeters high and wide and 90 millimeters deep, the nanodac recorder/controller combines powerful graphical recording capabilities with versatile control, communications and reporting to help achieve control and added productivity.
The Eurotherm nanodac can act as a stand-alone device or as a connected component of the company’s InFusion Enterprise Control System. The nanodac interfaces directly with the Wonderware Historian and System Platform software, thereby providing a combination of secure, hardware-based local data acquisition and storage, along with powerful information, analysis and reporting software. The nanodac recorder/controller provides 50 megabytes of flash memory for data storage, as well as an on-screen help system and remote viewing functionality, which allows plant-floor operators and supervisors to monitor and discuss the health of their process from virtually anywhere, using a smart phone.
In the event of any communications failures between the nanodac controller and the system software, data continues to store within the nanodac recorder, and store & forward software functionality ensures you can automatically recover all data.
The product itself and its remote viewer application support several languages, including English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. The Eurotherm nanodac recorder/controller also allows numerical and bar graph runtime views, monitors channel alarms and can browse the instrument’s historical data, which can be stored in either a comma-separated value (CSV) file or in a secure, check-summed format to protect data integrity.
Additional capabilities of the nanodac recorder/controller include:
• Meeting standards for measurement, including Nadcap for Aerospace compliance and 21CFR Part 11 for Pharmaceutical Electronic Records;
• Tamperproof files for retention in a long-term archive as the primary manufacturing record source for later recall;
• Multiple universal inputs coupled with high-density recording and dual PID control loops, making it affordable and cost effective.
The Eurotherm nanodac recorder/controller will be available for public demonstration for the first time during OpsManage’10, a series of international events focused on supporting customers’ Operations Excellence initiatives. OpsManage’10 begins in North America at the Peabody Orlando hotel in Orlando, Fla., October 18 to 22. Additional conferences will be held November 8 to 10 in Sydney, Australia; November 17 in Tokyo, Japan; November 24 in Seoul, Korea; December 2 in Taipei, Taiwan; November 16 and 17 in Paris, France; and December 1 and 2 in São Paulo, Brazil.
For more information about the nanodac controller, please visit the nanodac controller.

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