With new Memograph M, Endress+Hauser have elevated the data recorder to an altogether different plane, building in sophisticated functionality and advanced features not often seen in such economy instruments.
The compact Memograph M is currently the only panel-mounted recorder in the market with 20 universal inputs. Its high-resolution TFT LCD screen can display realtime and historic data from 20 different measuring devices or points.
The generous 7-inch (177 mm) screen can easily be viewed from a distance and enhances display formats such as curves, bar graphs, circular charts and instrument displays.
The powerful Memograph M also fulfils the stringent FDA requirements laid down in 21 CFR Part 11, using an audit trail to verify process sequences and ensuring that data is securely recorded.
The recorder also interfaces to Profibus DP and Modbus making it suitable for use with SCADA and PLC systems.
Endress Hauser engineers have focussed on reducing the sampling rate down to 100 milliseconds, and the Memograph M’s high scan rate holds true even with 20 channels being recorded simultaneously, resulting in much faster and more accurate data acquisition.
This will benefit users in the mining and power industries as previously unrecordable voltage spikes will now be recorded, allowing timely action to be taken.
The recorded data is stored in the secure 256 MB internal memory and can be retrieved via the front-mounted SD memory card or USB slots.
In fact, the Memograph M has three USB ports allowing the easy attachment of keyboard (allowing programming), printers and data extraction.
The Memograph M has a high level of intelligence and processing power built into it allowing raw data to be analysed and manipulated into more meaningful information and stored as day, week, month , annual analysis or counter values.
Up to 100 alarm set points can be monitored and retransmitted using the six relays. The 20 inputs can be actively powered up to a total of 200mA which translates into approximately eight continuous loop powered devices, or say, 20 temperature elements.
Additionally there are two 4…20mA retransmitted outputs.
Given its unique capabilities and rich features, the Memograph M has been aptly dubbed the “window to the process” and is well suited to waste water treatment facilities, food and pharmaceutical plants, and power and mining industries.