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Yokogawa adds SD card slot to μR10000/μR20000 Chart Recorders

October 162014
Yokogawa adds SD card slot to μR10000/μR20000 Chart Recorders

October 16, 2014 - Yokogawa Electric enhanced the μR10000/μR20000 series strip chart recorders with the addition of an SD card slot to these devices, giving them the ability to record data both electronically and on paper. This function offers the following advantages:

1. Backup
In the event of an interruption to the recording to paper due to a paper jam or the running out of ink, data can still be recorded electronically, ensuring data integrity.

2. Extended recording period
The recorders can accept SD cards with a storage capacity of up to 32 GB, ideal for recording data for long periods of time. Thus, customers have the choice of recording all data to paper or the SD card.

3. Saving configuration settings
Configuration settings for the recorder can be saved to the SD card, should it be necessary to load the recorder settings on another unit for replacement, etc.

Applications include collection, display, and recording of temperature, voltage, current, flow rate, pressure, etc.

Recorders are used in many different industrial and test & measurement applications in a large variety of industries to acquire, display, and record process data such as temperature, voltage, current, flow rate, and pressure. Although recorders today are shifting from paper to digital recording systems, there is still a strong demand for chart recorders that can record data on paper, especially in countries such as China, South Korea, and Japan.

In the 1950s, Yokogawa was the first company to release recorders in Japan, and it introduced the world’s first microprocessor-based multipoint recorder in the 1980s. Since then, the company has continued to release innovative new products, and is now one of the world’s largest suppliers in this market. This enhancement brings the convenience of electronic data recording to paper-based recording systems.

The recorder market, mainly paperless recorders, is expected to expand. In addition to enhancing its chart recorders, Yokogawa will upgrade its paperless recorders to improve both data processing and network connectivity. As a leading manufacturer of recorders, Yokogawa will continue to release innovative new products that meet its customers’ needs.

About Yokogawa Corporation of America
Yokogawa Corporation of America is a leading provider of Industrial Automation and Test and Measurement solutions.  Combining superior technology with engineering, system integration, project management, and maintenance services, Yokogawa delivers field-proven operational efficiency, safety, and reliability.  Yokogawa Corporation of America is headquartered in Sugar Land, TX, and is the North American Division of Yokogawa Electric Corporation's global network of 25 manufacturing facilities and 4 regional project engineering centers.