The SCORPION® 2 Data Logger is the ‘brain’ of the measurement system, capturing and storing profile data from the Smart Sensors for subsequent downloading to a computer for display and analysis. It can capture data from up to 32 sensor/input channels as fast as 10 times per second. The captured profiles are saved in non-volatile memory until the user chooses to delete them. The Data Logger contains a rechargeable battery which is maintained by the SCORPION® 2 Smart Charger.
SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGY™ is employed on all SCORPION® 2 Smart Sensors. Smart Sensors simplify the data collection process, enabling line workers without specialized training to handle test runs. Data from each run is stored in the data logger and can be downloaded for analysis, in a convenient office location, at a later time. SMART SENSOR TECHNOLOGY™ allows the Data Logger to automatically recognize the attached sensor and perform a self-test. Each Smart Sensor™ contains embedded memory which is programmed during manufacturing. The embedded memory contains calibration data, date of calibration, sensor type, sensor serial number and date of manufacture.
Smart sensors are attached to the data logger via two 32-pin D-Sub connectors and an easily-aligned self-latching mechanism. Multiple profiles can be collected with the same or different sensor without returning to a computer and downloading data between runs. When ready to download and analyze data the user simply starts the SCORPION® Software (SV8) and connects the data logger to the computer via a USB cable.
The SCORPION® 2 Data Logger contains an onboard User Interface which enables data collection without the need of a computer on the factory floor. Immediately upon connecting a Smart Sensor, a communication link is established between the data logger and sensor and a self-test is initiated. The result of this test is indicated by a Ready Light, allowing the user to confidently proceed with data collection knowing that all data logger and sensor parameters are within operational limits. Pressing the TEST button displays the Memory and Battery capacity, cautioning the user as the minimum amount of time remaining drops below two hours. The TEST button is also used to select a Scan Rate of 0.1, 0.5, 1, 2, or 4 seconds.
A Thermal Barrier is used to protect the SCORPION® 2 Data Logger from extreme hot and cold conditions found in commercial ovens and freezers. By sliding the data logger inside the thermal barrier, thermal migration is delayed from damaging the sensitive electronic circuitry.