Data Acquisition / Test & Measurement Software

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.

It provides synchronized data acquisition and is easily adaptable to all customer specific requirements, including device configuration, data acquisition measurement, visualization, and analysis. To meet these requirements, IPEmotion provides automatic recognition of connected devices, automatic configuration of all channels, automatic start of measuring, and instant visualization of all measurement values.

"With the addition of IPEmotion, which competes successfully with the best test and measurement and process software available, the MAQ®20 is now classed with the best data acquisition and control systems on the market," says Robert Smith, VP of Sales and Marketing.

MAQ®20 / IPEmotion measurements include temperature, current and voltage, strain, pressure, frequencies and rotational speeds, and logging and diagnostic data.

To enhance ease of use and increase productivity, the versatile, IPEmotion is available in English, German, French, Italian, Chinese (traditional and simplified), Korean, and Japanese. Russian and other languages will be available in the near future.

Well designed for long-term measurements, IPEmotion allows measurement analysis and verification during data acquisition. Storage can be on a local hard drive or a remote drive, including a mapped Internet or network drive.

IPEmotion communicates with the MAQ®20 via a PlugIn driver. The software also enables many functions to be integrated by linking external .dll and Visual Basic Script (.VBS) files to the application. This is a powerful tool, as Script enables users to automate the measurement process and to change menus, settings, analyzing procedures, and other aspects of the software.

The MAQ®20 industrial data acquisition and control system is a high performance, highly flexible system that was developed for a wide range of applications including test and measurement, factory and process automation, machine automation, military and aerospace, power and energy, oil and gas, and environmental monitoring.

The system consists of a family of DIN rail mounted, programmable, multi-channel, industrially rugged signal conditioning input and output modules and communication modules. It offers the lowest cost per channel, as well as ±0.035% accuracy, 1500Vrms channel-to-bus isolation, 240Vrms continuous input protection, and operating temperature range from -40°C to +85°C.

In addition to IPEmotion, the MAQ®20 is supported by Dataforth’s ReDAQ® Shape software for MAQ®20. This out-of-the-box software enables users to create, save, and open graphical user interface projects for test, process, data collection and data analysis applications. ReDAQ® Shape for MAQ®20 enables users to interact with the Dataforth PID loop controller. In addition, the software provides an effective way to configure and customize MAQ®20 functions for specific application requirements. Just three easy steps are required to create data acquisition and control projects, and toolbox tools are easily moved, re-sized, cut, copied, pasted, and deleted.
IPEmotion Data Acquisition Software

Key MAQ®20 / IPEmotion Features Include

  • Live Data Display, Recording, Online and Offline Math and Logic Functions
  • One-Click Acquisition
    • Direct hardware detection, data display and recording
  • Live Adjustment
    • Analyze and verify measurements during active data acquisition
    • GUI adaptation during active measurement and storage
  • Data Analysis
  • Post Processing and Report Generation
  • Easy Drag and Drop
  • High Speed Recording
  • PlugIn Synchronization
  • Import and Export Recorded Data to Standard File Formats
  • Scripting Option
  • Configurable Gauges for Wide Ranging Applications
  • Multilingual

IPEMotion for MAQ20 Software

Part Number Description Purchase License Free Trial User Manual Version* File Type Download Size
MAQ20-951 IPEmotion for MAQ20 (1 COM module and up to 4 I/O Modules)  Order Now
2017 R1.2 ZIP 272MB
MAQ20-951 Plug-In IPEmotion for MAQ20 - Dataforth Plug-In  
V01.02.09.0001 ZIP 1.6 MB
MAQ20-952 License extension for IPEmotion Software for MAQ20 (Each Additional 4 I/O modules)  Order Now
2017 R1.2
MAQ20-953 IPEmotion Professional Edition Software, Unlimited I/O or COM modules  Order Now
2017 R1.2
MAQ20-954 IPEmotion Developer Edition Software, Unlimited I/O or COM modules  Order Now
2017 R1.2
MAQ20-955 IPEmotion PID Control Module Software for MAQ20-953 and/or -954  Order Now
2017 R1.2
* Dataforth Edition licenses for IPEmotion are backwards compatible. This means a Dataforth Edition 2017 license will work on both IPEmotion 2017 and 2016. However, a Dataforth Edition 2016 license will not work on IPEmotion 2017, or any newer versions of IPEmotion. Dataforth Edition licenses are only compatible with Dataforth Editions of IPEmotion software, which are the software versions offered on Dataforth’s website. Software downloaded directly from IPEtronik’s website will not be compatible with Dataforth Edition licenses.

Frequently Asked Questions


Can I disconnect my MAQ20 from my PC and have the system to continue to log data?
If you start a standard logging process (i.e. clicking "run" in ReDAQ Shape or "store" in IPEmotion), disconnecting your MAQ20 system from the PC will terminate the log.

However, if you use the MAQ20s SD Card Logger, you can start a data log and disconnect the MAQ20 and it will continue to log data until it reaches the end of the log based on the parameters you have specified (number of samples, time interval, etc.)
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