Measuring and Recording Temperature, Humidity, Pressure, CO2, Motion, Shock, Light and many other Parameters.
LogTag - Cold Chain Data Loggers
Flexible, cost-effective data loggers for monitoring temperature-sensitive goods mainly during transport and storage (cold chain)
DataTrace - Thermal Validation
Encapsulated stainless steel data loggers for recording temperature, humidity and pressure for validation of sterilization and manufacturing processes mainly in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
HOBO - Environmental Monitoring
The data logger range for every application in environmental, industrial and building monitoring.
SenseAnywhere - Universal Monitoring
Central monitoring system with alarming for temperature, humidity, CO2 or movement. Simple, intuitive and convenient - for all applications and industries.
Data Loggers are Available in Abundance!
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What are data loggers?Data loggers are stand-alone electronic measurement instruments that collect information about the status of their surroundings at configurable intervals. Typically, data loggers are compact, battery or solar-powered, and equipped with an internal microprocessor and one or more internal or external sensors. Recorded measurements are stored in internal memory with time and date stamps and -depending on the device- can be read out manually or in real-time via remote connection.
Depending on the data logger, one or more values can be recorded indoors, outdoors or underwater.
We offer data loggers for a variety of measurements such as:
Measurement parameters of data loggers
- AC/DC current and voltage
- Operating times (lights, motors, etc.)
- Light Intensity
- Water temperature
- Water level
- Dissolved oxygen
- Soil moisture
- Wind speed/direction
- Leaf wetness
- Pulse signals
- Room occupancy
- Light Level
- Analogue signals
- and many more...
Why is it so hard to find the right data logger?
The term “data” alone suggests that there is an infinite number of different parameters that can be measured and recorded. It is therefore not surprising that there are just as many areas of application for data loggers, each with different requirements for the recording device.
There are a number of properties that differ depending on the data logger: Material, size, environmental protection rating, data transmission, sensor makeup, accuracy, memory, alarm capabilities, display, compliance with guidelines, modularity, energy supply and many more.
Before buying a data logger, you should, therefore, be aware of important criteria.
What are your requirements for accuracy?
How often should measured values be recorded?
What level of calibration does the data logger have to meet?
Which properties (display, internal / external sensor (s)) are required?
What type of data access do you need?
What functions does the software have to offer?
What material and what size is required?
Please use our data logger selection chart!
Areas of application for data loggers
Data loggers are used in practically every industry for a variety of applications. When taking "Temperature", for example, it becomes evident quite quickly that it makes a significant difference whether you want to measure the temperature during a sterilization process, during a food delivery, or at the bottom of a 200m deep mountain lake.
From high-end precisions data loggers, low-cost transit data loggers, scientific weather stations to central, fail-safe monitoring systems:
At CiK you will find data loggers for almost every industry and application. Whether it is in pharmaceutical, food or chemical industries, for transport monitoring, room monitoring or warehouse monitoring, or for the environmental monitoring of glaciers, rivers, lakes, wetlands and much more.
You can find an overview of the applications and industry sectors here.
Data transmission from data loggers
Data loggers store recorded data in internal memory. There are many different ways to extract and process the data:
One often-used method is the manual method, which is to put the data logger in a computer-connected interface, cradle or docking station to gain access to the data.
USB Data Logger
Such a separate interface is not required if the data logger is equipped with a USB port. In this case, the recording device can either be inserted directly into the USB socket of the PC or connected with a USB cable.
Ethernet Data Logger
Compared to USB data loggers, Ethernet data loggers have the advantage that the recorded data does not have to be read out manually. The measured data is delivered directly to the PC via the internal LAN.
Wireless data loggers
Bluetooth data loggers, WLAN data loggers and wireless radio data logger transmit the measurement data without any cables. Depending on the system, the data loggers are connected to a web-based cloud platform, which enables remote access and alarms from any location.
Data logger materials
The bulk of available data loggers today are made of high-grade plastic, which is suitable for most applications.
Alternative materials are used for particularly demanding applications:
For extremely low temperatures down to -80 °C or strong shock loads, special and extremely robust plastics are used. Stainless steel is often used as the material of choice where data loggers have to withstand very high temperatures and pressures or must be food-safe or explosion-proof.
Video: What are data loggers?
The well-known journalist Wolfgang Rudolph seeks answers to this question and presents measuring devices from the MSR series for the collection of various parameters such as temperature, humidity and acceleration. The self-confessed technology fan briefly discusses special features of the MSR data logger types MSR145, MSR160, MSR165 and MSR255, present the MSR PC software and demonstrates a practical application. For this, the MSR165 data logger -equipped with a 3-axis accelerometer, temperature and air pressure sensors- is attached to a remote-controlled helicopter. Watch what happens...
Even these few selection criteria demonstrate how diverse the data logger landscape has to be to meet the needs of every application in every industry.
We will gladly help you to determine your ideal data logger or tailored data logger system.