20 April 2011
Grant`s new Squirrel SQ2020 data loggers improve user experience
Grant Instruments (www.grantinstruments.com), a world
renowned manufacturer and supplier of data acquisition products has
introduced an enhanced SQ2020 series of high performance, portable
data loggers with an improved fully configurable graphical LCD
display and updated design.
The SQ2020 data loggers now include an intuitive and easy to
read graphical LCD screen with clear and simple navigation system,
fully configurable via the integrated four button keypad. The
loggers can be remotely configured with no need to connect to a PC
or Laptop. Logger status, setup or real time graphical data (meter
mode) are easily viewed, giving accurate (better than 0.1%) and
reliable results within minutes of switching on.
The SQ2020 handheld data loggers are designed for mobile data
logging applications such as field research and external
engineering projects e.g. environmental projects, service or
commissioning systems or processes, in food manufacture and
research and in all general engineering and manufacturing
Nathan Neal, Sales and Marketing Director for Grant Instruments
says: "With the addition of this large new LCD screen, users can
access most of the Squirrel's core functionality without the need
for a PC connection. This makes data logging away from the office
much simpler and more convenient for the user. Being able to see
real-time data graphically plotted on the screen gives piece of
mind that the sensors are correctly connected and fully operational
- great for longer term unattended tests".
This highly flexible, multi-purpose loggers have eight
differential (or sixteen single ended) analogue input channels to
measure current, voltage, resistance and temperature, and eight
event inputs. All eight event inputs can either be logged or used
as triggers to automatically start or stop logging.
The onboard memory can store up to 14 million readings as well
as retain up to six separate logger configurations. Memory can be
extended by using removable MMC/SD cards. The unit is able to
fulfil many data logging needs, including more demanding
applications requiring up to 100 readings per second on two
channels (model SQ2020 2F8).
With multiple high specification 24-bit
analogue-to-digital converters to facilitate concurrent
sampling, four alarm/relay outputs the data loggers are an
out-of-the-box solution for a wide range of data logging
The new logger is powered from internal cells or an external
power supply connection.
The onboard RS232 communications can be connected to a GSM modem
and there is a choice between a wireless and an Ethernet port to
facilitate system networking and the remote transmission of data.
SquirrelView set-up and download software for a PC is provided as
part of the system to enable users to export stored data to a
chosen PC based application.
The Squirrel range is compatible with Grant's comprehensive
range of temperature probes and with commercially available sensors
for measuring a variety of physical parameters.
Each data logger within the Squirrel range comes with a 3-year
warranty. OEM versions of most products are available on
A high resolution photograph of the SQ2020 is available
For more information about Grant Instruments' wide range of data
acquisition products, please visit www.grant.co.uk. Alternatively,
telephone +44 (0) 1763 260811 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Grant Instruments' data acquisition products
Grant Instruments (Cambridge) Limited (www.grant.co.uk) is a
world renowned supplier of own-brand scientific, life sciences and
data acquisition products. The company has been designing,
manufacturing and distributing measurement and control systems for
nearly 60 and has established a worldwide reputation for high
quality, reliable and robust systems designed to satisfy the most
demanding data collection requirements across industrial,
scientific, R&D and environmental applications. Headquartered
at Shepreth on the outskirts of Cambridge, England, the company has
an extensive network of dealers and distributors servicing Europe,
the Americas, and the Asia Pacific region.
Sales and Marketing Director
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 260 811