- November 03, 2010
- CAS DataLoggers
November 3, 2010 - CAS introduces Expert Key Series 100. The Expert Key incorporates data acquisition hardware and software in a complete package. It enables data acquisition, test automation or experiment monitoring from a PC. The Expert Key includes analog and digital inputs and outputs in a compact unit. It is available in two versions, the model 100L (portable desktop case) or the model 100C (panel mount enclosure). A USB Interface allows data to be captured on a local PC and a 100-BaseT Ethernet Interface allows for remote monitoring across a LAN.The Expert Key 100 Series has 14 Analog Inputs that can be attached to RTD Sensors, Thermocouples, Voltage or 4-20 mA signals enabling any physical value to be acquired (e.g. temperature, pressure, flow-rate). The measurement data is saved as scaled and linearized to the device (e.g. PSI, ft/s, GPM, etd.). Preconfigured scaling is provided for standard thermocouple and RTD sensor types. The Expert Key supports sample rates up to 100 kHz with 18 bit measurement resolution. It also provides 8 digital inputs, 2 counters, 4 digital outputs, 4 PWM outputs and 4 additional bidirectional digital channels.The Expert Key 100 is supplied with ProfiSignal Go software for set-up and monitoring measured data. ProfiSignal Go allows trend and x-y plots of live or historical data with integrated alarm functions. The system also includes drivers for 3rd party applications including LabView and Diadem. Data can be exchanged with other systems using an OPC server or Modbus TCP. An OCX interface is provided for compatibility with custom programs. ProfiSignal Go is upgradeable to the Basic Version, which adds further analysis tools, data logging and reporting, or the Klicks Version that allows for full test automation with recipe generation.