Dataforth Continues to Grow MAQ®20 System

Encompassing more than 30 years of design excellence in the test and measurement and control industry, Dataforth Corporation’s MAQ20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System continues to grow as new modules and capabilities are added.

Dataforth Releases Updated Corporate Capabilities Brochure

Dataforth has just published a new Corporate Capabilities Brochure presenting an overview of the company’s full line of 1200+ data acquisition and control, signal conditioning, and data communication products.

Dataforth Publishes New Application Note: RMS Revisted

The 14-page document revisits the definition of RMS, shows RMS values for various time functions, and explores some RMS measurement issues including the frequency response and crest (or form) factor.

Updated MAQ®20 Brochure Now Available from Dataforth

Dataforth has just published a new, updated brochure describing the high performance MAQ20 industrial data acquisition and control system.

Dataforth Continues to Grow MAQ®20 Family with Strain Gage Input Module

Dataforth's latest addition to the MAQ®20 Data Acquisition & Control System family is the MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage input module. Each module provides 4 channels of strain gage input in a compact module that can interface to quarter, half, or full-bridge sensors using either a 4- or 6-wire connection.

Dataforth Adds High Voltage Discrete I/O Module to MAQ®20 Family

Dataforth's new MAQ20-DIOH discrete I/O module provides 4 isolated input channels and 4 isolated output channels in one compact 15mm wide module. It is designed to monitor high level AC and DC voltages and control equipment that uses high level AC voltage.

Dataforth Broadens MAQ®20 Usability with OPC Server

Dataforth's introduction of an OPC Server for the MAQ®20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System ensures data collection and analysis using the MAQ20 is now significantly broader-based and easier to use.

Updated MAQ®20 Brochure and Product Catalog

Dataforth has just published two revised and updated MAQ20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control documents: a 4-page brochure and the 32-page 2015 Product Catalog.

MAQ20 RTD/Potentiometer Module Ensures Exceptional Protection

Dataforth’s MAQ®20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System features an analog resistance input module designed to provide outstanding channel protection.

MAQ®20 Load Share Power Supply Module

Dataforth's MAQ®20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System offers an accessory Load Share Power Supply Module for expansion, standby and redundant power.

Advanced CJC Method Used in Dataforth Thermocouples Significantly Improves Accuracy

As a result of the advanced method of Cold Junction Compensation (CJC) used in Dataforth Corporation's MAQ20 thermocouple modules, the accuracy of these modules is significantly better than that offered by competing models.

All-Inclusive MAQ®20 Product Catalog Now Available from Dataforth

Dataforth has just published the MAQ®20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System 2014 Product Catalog. This 32-page document provides an overview of the system along with detailed descriptions, block diagrams, specifications, and ordering information for each of the module types.

Dataforth Now Offers IPEmotion Software with MAQ®20 Data Acquisition & Control System

Dataforth Corporation’s latest data acquisition and control system – the MAQ®20 – is now available with IPEmotion software. This advanced, powerful, intuitive, and user-friendly new generation data acquisition / test and measurement software comes in 7 languages and is designed specifically for industrial and R&D applications.

Dataforth Expands into Second Building

Dataforth Corporation of Tucson, AZ, has just expanded into a second building, adding 17,000 square feet to the 12,000 square feet at the company's headquarters location.

Dataforth Introduces 8B43 Isolated Analog Signal Conditioners

Dataforth Corporation introduces the 8B43 isolated analog signal conditioner. This input module interfaces to DC linear voltage displacement transducers (LVDT) which operate on a 10V excitation voltage and up to 20mA of excitation current.

Dataforth Committed to Ongoing Production of 5B Signal Conditioning Modules

Despite the decision by National Instruments to "obsolete" 5B modules in September 2012, Dataforth Corporation will continue to manufacture their entire 5B family of signal conditioning products in Tucson, AZ.

MAQ®20: Cutting-Edge Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System

The new MAQ®20 Industrial Data Acquisition and Control System now available from Dataforth Corporation of Tucson, Arizona, incorporates more than 25 years of the company’s design excellence and quality in the process control industry. This high performance, highly flexible system was developed for a wide range of applications including factory and process automation, machine automation, military and aerospace, power and energy, oil and gas, and environmental monitoring.

Dataforth Releases New, Updated 2011 Product Catalog

Dataforth's ongoing growth is reflected in the new 300-page Full-Line Product Catalog. The publication provides the most up-to-date information and specifications for all Dataforth signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products. It also introduces the new 6.2mm slim-line DSCP family of signal converters and ReDAQ® Shape software for the 8B isoLynx® SLX300 data acquisition system.

Dataforth's New DAQ System + Application Software

The 8B isoLynx® SLX300 - Dataforth's newly introduced data acquisition system - builds on the proven reliability and outstanding performance of the SCM5B isoLynx® SLX200 and the miniature-sized SensorLex® 8B isolated signal conditioning modules to provide a compact, low cost solution for wide ranging rugged industrial applications.

Dataforth Introduces Compact 6.2mm Signal Converters

The new family of compact DSCP signal converters just introduced by Dataforth Corporation includes seven different models, each housed in an ultra-slim 6.2mm case.

Dataforth Introduces DIN Rail Mount Carrier for SensorLex® 8B Signal Conditioners

Dataforth Corporation of Tucson, Arizona, has introduced a new DIN rail mounting accessory for its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioning modules. The 8BP01 single channel DIN rail mount carrier is offered in two versions: the 5VDC powered 8BP01-X05 and the 7 to 34VDC powered 8BP01-X24; the carrier is suitable for any 8B signal conditioner.

Dataforth's 8B33 SCM for Measuring True RMS Now Available

The Miniature SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners, the 8B33,is designed for measuring True RMS values of input signals and provides a single channel of AC input which is converted to its True RMS DC value, then filtered, isolated, amplified, and converted to a standard process voltage or current output.

Dataforth Offers Enhanced ReDAQ™ Remote Data Acquisition System for SCM5B isoLynx®

Dataforth Corporation has developed ReDAQ™ software to complement the company's isoLynx® SLX200 data acquisition hardware system. Combined with one or more isoLynx® SLX200 systems, ReDAQ™ software provides a supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) solution for factory automation, process monitoring and control, and many test and measurement applications.

Dataforth Adds 2-Wire Transmitter Interface Modules to 8B Family

Designed specifically to provide isolation for non-isolated 2-wire transmitters, each 8B42 module supplies power to a current transmitter, then isolates, filters, and amplifies the resulting process current input signal and provides an analog voltage output. To ensure high accuracy, current to voltage conversion takes place internally in the module.

Dataforth's isoLynx® SLX200-30 Provides Redundant Data Acquisition

The SLX200-30 is the dual-Ethernet model of Dataforth's isoLynx® SLX200 family. It offers two independent, 10Base-T Ethernet ports, each of which implements the industry standard Modbus TCP protocol. Simultaneous communication with both Ethernet ports is supported, and each Ethernet port supports up to four socket connections at TCP port 502.

World's Smallest Fully Functional Isolated Analog Signal Conditioner Family Continues to Grow

In the 2+ years since Dataforth Corporation of Tucson, Arizona, introduced its miniature SensorLex 8B isolated analog signal conditioners, the line has expanded to 17 family groups with a total of 102 different models. Originally developed in response to customer requests worldwide for a smaller, lower cost isolated signal conditioner, the SensorLex® 8B provides Instrument Class® performance in a miniature 1.11" x 1.65" x 0.4" (28.1mm x 41.9mm x 10.2mm) module.

Dataforth Introduces Enhanced SCM5B48 Accelerometer Input Module

Dataforth Corporation of Tucson, Arizona, has introduced an enhanced version of the SCM5B48 isolated and field-configurable accelerometer input signal conditioning module. The SCM5B48 provides excitation to piezoelectric sensors with built-in microelectronic amplifiers, commonly known as ICP®*, IEPE*, or LIVM* sensors.

Dataforth isoLynx® SLX200 Data Acquisition System Supports Modbus Protocols

... the isoLynx® SLX200 data acquisition system, which implements industry standard Modbus RTU and TCP protocols, thereby enabling communication with a wide variety of existing third-party software drivers and HMI/SCADA packages.

Ongoing Dataforth Expansion Results from Record 2006 Growth

Dataforth Corporation of Tucson, Arizona, announces ongoing expansion efforts resulting from record growth in 2006. "We've seen a 30 percent increase in our business, in both domestic and international markets, over 2005," said Bill McGovern, National Sales Manager.

Dataforth Adds Frequency Input Modules to 8B Family of Isolated Analog Signal Conditioner

… the 8B45 series of frequency input modules … accept a zero-crossing or TTL level sensor output signal, then isolate, convert, and filter the signal, providing a high-level analog voltage output. Available models provide measurement of a wide range of frequency signals, up to 100kHz; signal amplitudes range from 100mVp-p to 350Vp-p.

Dataforth Adds Accelerometer Input Module to 5B Family

The SCM5B48 Accelerometer Input Module provides excitation to piezoelectric sensors with built-in microelectronic amplifiers, commonly known as ICP®* or IEPE* sensors. The module provides a constant current excitation to the sensor, then isolates, filters, and amplifies the sensor output, yielding a high-level analog voltage output. The excitation current, signal gain, and filter high-pass and low-pass cutoff frequencies are field-configurable through a set of slide switches.

Dataforth Adds Voltage and Bipolar Current Output Modules to 8B Family

... the latest additions to its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners: 8B49 voltage output modules and the 8B39-07 bipolar current output module.

Dataforth Adds Strain Gage Modules to 8B Family of Isolated Analog Signal Conditioners

... the latest additions to its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners: 8B38 strain gage input modules with a choice of 3Hz or 8kHz signal bandwidth. These modules provide excitation to strain element-based sensors, then isolate, filter, and amplify the resulting sensor output and provide high-level analog voltage output. Available models provide excitation voltage choices of 3.333V or 10.000V, allowing connection to sensors with nominal impedance from 100ohms to 10k-ohms.

Dataforth Continues to Expand 8B Family of Isolated Analog Signal Conditioning Modules

... the newest additions to its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners: the 8B34 linearized 2- or 3-wire RTD (Resistive Temperature Device) input modules, the 8B35 linearized 4-wire RTD input modules, and the 8B36 potentiometer input modules. All have 3Hz signal bandwidth.

Dataforth Broadens 8B Family of SCMs with 20kHz Bandwidth Modules

... the latest addition to its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners: the 20kHz filter bandwidth 8B50/51 analog voltage input modules. These modules provide a much wider bandwidth than the recently introduced 1kHz bandwidth 8B40/41 modules and a significant increase over the 3Hz bandwidth 8B30/31 modules introduced in January 2005.

Dataforth Expands Newest 8B Family of Isolated Analog Signal Conditioning Module

.. the availability of the newest additions to its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners. The 8B40/41 analog voltage input modules provide 1kHz bandwidth, a significant increase over the 3Hz bandwidth input modules introduced in January 2005; the 8B39 current output modules provide 100Hz bandwidth and are the first ouptut modules to be offered.

World’s Smallest Fully Functional Isolated Analog Signal Conditioner

... new SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners. Developed in response to customer requests worldwide for a smaller, lower cost isolated signal conditioner, the SensorLex® 8B more than meets the need, providing Instrument Class® performance in a package 20% the size of competing modular products.

isoLynx® Device Driver

Dataforth Introduces the isoLynx® Device Driver for KEPServerEX OPC Server... Data collection and analysis just got much easier, with Dataforth Corporation’s introduction of a Device Driver for Kepware Technologies’ KEPServerEX OPC (OLE for Process Control) Server for its isoLynx® SLX100 Data Acquisition System ...

All-in-one to 1000VDC/100mA/with Alarm...

Introducing the new DSCP81 isolated and software configurable voltage/current input signal conditioner.

2-Wire Transmitters

"Best of Breed" Accuracy, Linearity, Stability, Noise specifications. Outstanding Protection and Isolation performance for Input, Output and Power connections ...

Voltage Attenuation

Dataforth's Voltage Attenuation System (VAS) is a safe, convenient and inexpensive way to monitor high voltages...

NEW 2-wire transmitters

Introducing the DSCP20 along with other models in a family of low-cost, isolated and non-isolated, 2-wire transmitters...

New Instrument Class™ DSCT DIN Rail Two-Wire Transmitter Family

… new DSCT series of loop powered two-wire transmitters. Seven family groups provide 49 transmitter models that interface to a wide variety of voltage, current, temperature and position measuring devices. The DSCT is the latest introduction of Instrument Class™ products available from Dataforth, which provide superior specifications such as ±0.03% accuracy, five or six poles of filtering, 1500Vrms continuous isolation, low output noise, and much more.

Complete Family of DSCP and SCTP Software Configurable Tempature Transmitters

... new DSCP and SCTP series of external powered and loop powered configurable temperature transmitters. Three model families of transmitters, the DSCP20, DSCP80, and SCTP20, are designed around an ASIC chip specifically engineered for thermocouple and RTD sensor interface.

DCP35 Low Cost DIN Rail Dual Port Signal Powered RS-232 Line Driver

… new, high performance DCP35 DIN-rail signal-powered RS-232 line driver. The new device offers customers a unique combination of protection, speed, and versatility for DIN-rail mount industrial data communication applications.

SCMVAS Voltage Attenuator System using SCM5B Modules

...new SCMVAS (Signal Conditioning Modular Voltage Attenuator System), an analog signal conditioning system which is designed to safely monitor and accurately measure voltage potentials up to 1200V peak-to-peak.

Complete Family of DSCL, Loop Isolators

... new DSCL series of external powered and loop powered isolators. These isolators provide a simple low-cost solution for providing protection for analog voltage and current signals.

New Multi-Channel DIN Rail and Panel Mount Isolators Offer Configurability

... new DSCL24 DIN railnmount series of configurable multi-channel isolators. These isolators provide a simple low-cost solution for providing 2300Vrms-transformer isolation protection for analog signals. They are designed for preventing the transfer of interference voltages or currents and for breaking signal distorting ground loops. The DSCL24 can be ordered as a single channel, dual channel, or a one input and two output “splitter” in one package.

New Low Cost DIN-Rail Dual Port Signal-Powered RS-232 Line Driver

Dataforth Corporation, Tucson, Arizona announces the introduction of its new, high performance DCP35 DIN-rail signal-powered RS-232 line driver. The new device offers customers a unique combination of protection, speed, and versatility for DIN-rail mount industrial data communication applications.

New Voltage Attenuator System for Interfacing High-Voltage Signals to A/D Systems

… new SCMVAS (Signal Conditioning Modular Voltage Attenuator System), an analog signal conditioning system which is designed to safely monitor and accurately measure voltage potentials up to 1200V peak-to-peak. These high-level voltages are typically found in industrial applications such as induction heaters or electric-motor drive controllers. The system reduces the input signal to a level suitable for interface to data acquisition systems, while at the same time providing various filter characteristics and 1500Vrms isolation.

New Multi-Channel DIN Rail and Panel Mount Loop Powered Isolators Offer Low Cost per Channel

... new DSCL22 and DSCL23 DIN rail mount series of multi-channel loop powered isolators. These isolators provide a simple low-cost solution for providing up to 4000Vrms isolation protection for analog signals in the range of 0(4) to 20mA. They are designed for preventing the transfer of interference voltages or currents and for breaking signal distorting ground loops.

New Family of Isolators Offer Wide-Range Power and Mounting Options at Low Cost

... new DSCL series of external powered and loop powered isolators. These isolators provide a simple low-cost solution for providing protection for analog voltage and current signals. They are designed to protect valuable measurement and control signals as well as connected equipment from the dangerous and degrading effects of noise, transient power surges, internal ground loops, and other hazards present in industrial environments.

Industry's first "5B" Isolated Signal Conditioning Modules for Measuring True RMS

… new SCM5B33, the industry's first isolated analog signal conditioning module in the popular "5B" package configuration for measuring True RMS values of input signals.

DSCA33 DIN Rail Isolated Analog Signal Conditioning Modules for measuring true RMS.

… new DSCA33, a DIN rail mounted isolated signal conditioning module for measuring True RMS values of input signals. Each DSCA33 True RMS input module provides a single channel of AC input which is converted to its True RMS DC value, filtered, isolated, amplified, and converted to a standard process voltage or current output.

DCP485 DIN Rail Short Haul Data Modem features automatic line switching with 7KVDC isolation.

… new, high performance DCP485 Limited Distance Modem/RS-232/RS-485 Converter. The new device offers customers a unique combination of protection, speed, and versatility for DIN-rail mount industrial data communications applications.

DIN Rail Frequency Input Modules accepts DC-to-100Khz signal and provide 1500 Vrms Isolations.

... new family of DIN rail mounted DSCA45 frequency-to-voltage /current modules. These modules provide a simple, low cost method for interfacing magnetic-pickups and tachometers from flow meters, engine test stands, rotating equipment, and other pulse or "zero-crossing" signals to data acquisition and control systems for the plant, process, or laboratory.

New DIN Rail Frequency Input Modules Accept DC-To-100kHz Signals, and Provide 1500Vrms Isolation

... new family of DIN rail mounted DSCA45 frequency-to-voltage/current modules. These modules provide a simple, low cost method for interfacing magnetic-pickups and tachometers from flow meters, engine test stands, rotating equipment, and other pulse or “zero-crossing” signals to data acquisition and control systems for the plant, process, or laboratory.

New DIN-Rail Isolated Signal Conditioning Module for Measuring True RMS

... new DSCA33, a DIN rail mounted isolated signal conditioning module for measuring True RMS values of input signals. Each DSCA33 True RMS input module provides a single channel of AC input which is converted to its True RMS dc value, filtered, isolated, amplified, and converted to a standard process voltage or current output.

Universal AC Input PWR-PS5R switching Power Supplies

Introducing Dataforth's new PWR-PS5R Series, the new standard in switching power supply technology. Combining rugged, compact enclosures, incorporating all international saftey standards and approvals, and offering customers a broad selection of inputs and outputs, the PWR-PS5R series simplifies the customer's supply choice.

Compact Signal Powered RS-232/485 Converters with data rates to 115, 2000 BPS

Dataforth's new LDM2485A/B Series of high speed, RS-232 to RS-485 interface converters turn PCs, terminals, and other RS-232 devices into powerful RS-485 workstations. Both models conform to the EIA RS-485 standard.

DSCA DIN Rail Isolated Signal Conditioning Modules offer high performance at low cost.

… new DSCA signal conditioning modules for DIN rail mount applications. These isolated analog signal conditioning modules bring a new standard of performance to the data acquisition market at a price lower than most competitors. Combining the best features of the Company's "5B" and "7B" signal conditioning products, and adding additional capability, the DSCA signal conditioners offer electrical specifications that are usually found only in much higher cost "instrument class" devices.