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

Press Release

Release Date: Feb 6 2013
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.

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
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.

Dataforth was established in 1984 and is the world leader in data acquisition and control, signal conditioning, and data communication products for industrial applications. Worldwide, our products provide rugged signal and data integrity and wide spectrum accuracy. All Dataforth products are manufactured in the USA and have been RoHS Compliant since 2006. The Dataforth Quality Management System is ISO9001:2015 registered.

For additional information, call 800-444-7644 toll-free or email
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