What is data logging?

Data logging is a process of collecting and storing data through sensors over a period of time, to analyse trends and record data-based events. The data logging process is commonly used in scientific experiments and in the monitoring of systems where data is needed to be collected quickly and accurately.

As innovations in science and technology advance, the need for data collection has grown. Today, data collection is gathered in many different ways, most commonly using microprocessor-driven data loggers, to give you the accuracy you need.

Data loggers can store large amounts of memory, thanks to technology advancements. Today’s data loggers are compact, battery-powered devices equipped with an internal microprocessor, data storage, and one or more sensors, or sensor ports. The sensors usually communicate with the logger through a cable or wireless link to measure temperature, humidity, pressure, flow, wind speed, current, voltage, resistance and a host of other physical parameters that are important in monitoring and controlling processes or conducting research at regular intervals or in response to an event.

With the latest microprocessor technology, it’s easy to process, store and analyse electrical signals at high speed from a wide range of sensors, at regular intervals or in response to an event. The devices automatically monitor and record environmental parameters over time, allowing conditions to be measured, documented, analysed and validated. The data logger contains a sensor to receive the information and a computer chip to store it. Then the information is stored in the data logger and transferred to a computer for analysis and reporting.

The advantage of using a portable data logger compared to using a PC, is that the logger hardware and software is designed for stand-alone data logging applications. This means, that it’s easy to connect and set up sensors and the logging system is more rugged and less power hungry, making it capable of running on batteries for longer periods of time, often in hostile environments.

Data loggers are used in a wide range of indoor, outdoor, underwater and temperature-controlled environments. This lets you capture data on demand, anytime and anywhere.

We have a large range of the latest data loggers to record all of your required parameters and to suit all types of environments, so why not take a look and see what products best match your needs.