Data recorders, also known as data logging devices, electronically record data over time or in relation to a location. Data logging used to be done painstakingly by a human, but now it can be collected by a data recorder device.
These data recorder devices can be used to automatically collect data on a 24 hour basis. Typically, they are set up and left unattended to measure and record information for the duration of the monitoring period. A business uses data recording to improve efficiency, performance, accuracy, reliability, energy consumption and quality assurance. You can use data recorders for a number of different applications:
- Monitor your drivers' speed and driving trends with data recorders for better efficiency and energy consumption.
- Log temperatures and humidity during shipping with data recorders to ensure quality.
- Take temperature readings of various machine parts with data recorders and compare the readings to manufacturer specifications to predict equipment failure.
Find a data recorder by measurement or application typeDetermine the type of data you need to record to help narrow the type of data logging device appropriate for your business. There are numerous suppliers and manufacturers willing to help, but they need to know the way you will use the device to help you choose the correct one.
Locate a hand-held data recorder for portabilityOccasionally, you need a way of recording data while on the move. These portable units allow you the capability of sampling, processing and displaying measurements without the use of a computer.
Rent, purchase or lease used data recorders to save moneySome data logging devices can be expensive, but purchasing a used one or leasing a new one can save you money. Leasing could be a good option if you don't want to invest in keeping equipment long-term or you need a cheaper alternative to buying.
- Compare the features and ease of use of any data recorder you select. Many can perform the same tasks and some units can perform more tasks than others allowing you the best performance for your business needs.