Dataforth Corporation has developed ReDAQ® Freedom software to complement the company’s isoLynx® SLX200 data acquisition system.
Combined with one or more isoLynx® SLX200 systems, ReDAQ® Freedom software provides a total solution for factory automation, process control, test and measurement, machine control, and data acquisition applications.
Establishing a complete automation or test system with ReDAQ® Freedom is exceptionally simple. The core software runs under Windows. This sets up the central server, which can connect to many isoLynx® SLX200 units via one or more networks. The networks can be RS-485 or dedicated Ethernets, or a combination of the two. Users then access the system via an Intranet or the Internet. No application software is required because the HMI is delivered via Web browsers. Dynamic real-time graphical displays are generated on the Web pages by the ReDAQ® Freedom-Designer, which generates Java applets.
Being browser-based means that remote control and monitoring are readily achieved. The administrator easily creates an I/O Website using the ReDAQ® Freedom-Designer. The ReDAQ® Freedom-Designer allows dynamic real-time graphical objects such as pie charts, histograms, graphs, and mimics to be created using a graphical user interface. When viewed in the users’ browsers, these graphical displays respond in real-time to external signals. The input data to the graphics comes from the Dataforth SCM5B isolated analog signal conditioning modules that are inserted in the isoLynx® SLX200 units.
A lossless data historian is built into ReDAQ® Freedom. The historian runs automatically and continuously captures data at regular intervals.
This historized data then can be used to generate history tables or graphs.
ReDAQ® Freedom also provides for the exchange of current and historical data with other applications via XML. In addition, users can create Excel spreadsheets using current and historical data.
Key ReDAQ® Freedom Features
- ReDAQ® Freedom-Server
- Generates data tables
- Generates Excel spreadsheets
- Integrated XML data exchange
- Dynamic calculations including mean, median, maximum, minimum, variance and standard deviation Built-in real-time, lossless historian No user application software required – access entirely browser-based Streams real-time data to ReDAQ® Freedom-Designer for graphical displays
Generates real-time and history graphics, including:
- Live tables
- Pie charts
- Evaluates math expressions