The data logger: an overview
We at Testo bring you a wide range of data loggers / solutions which have varied application in many different arenas.
Used in industries such as food, health, pharmaceutical and laboratories as well as in HVAC -R (heating, ventilation, air-conditioning & refrigeration), production, storage and transport of goods, our devices are designed and built with the utmost expertise and attention to detail.
This is to ensure that the needs of every diverse user are met. Cultivated to the most advanced point in order to provide temperature, humidity, Co2 & light/Lux readings and information to the minutest detail, Testo data loggers are used globally.
All our data logging devices are built in accordance to ISO 9001 quality standards and offer the most reliable measurements. These devices provide simple operations and the flexibility to be easily used by just about any individual, to meet the need of their niche function.
Prior to choosing any data logger here are some questions you should ask yourself when looking for such instruments.
- What type of data logger do I need?
- How accurate are the readings?
- What's the memory capcity on the device?
- How long can the battery last?
- Is there an onging costs?
- How expensive is the software?
To the product comparison
All products for data monitoring and documentation
Environmental monitoring systems
Uninterrupted monitoring – with a single system.
- Automated, uninterrupted and integrated documentation of your environmental parameters through redundant backup mechanisms
- Reduces human error sources along the value chain through a high degree of automation
- Enables timely intervention in the event of deviations – before they have any far-reaching consequences
- Software validated according to GAMP5 including audit trail and ERES principle based on the regulatory requirements of 21 CFR Part 11 and the EU Annex of the GMP Guideline
WiFi data loggers
Allowing access to your data from anywhere in the Globe using Testo Cloud.
USB data logger
Comprehensive and reliable data acquisition.
Temperature data loggers
Compact solutions for temperature monitoring.
Humidity data loggers
2 in 1 Temperature & Humidity monitoring solutions.
Pressure data logger
Detailed monitoring of pressure and other values.
CO₂ data logger
The all in one IAQ logger for Temperature, Humidity, Pressure & Co2
UV data logger
Effective monitoring and documentation of exposure to light and UV radiation.
Shock data logger
Recording of vibration ideally suited sensitive freight.
Find the perfect Datalogger for your applications and requirements.
Application guide: Food quality assurance and adherence to HACCP regulations in gastronomy.
Application knowledge, measurement technology recommendations, important limit values.
Ideal data loggers for every application
Data loggers - the reasons why they are so important
The question of whether data loggers should be integrated into a system or rooms depends on what the rooms are used for. Many people are active in schools, nursery schools and also in office areas on a daily basis. The rooms are often only very small in size. A high concentration of CO₂, incorrect humidity or temperatures that are too high or too low may have a strong influence on well-being. However, if it is possible for you to check these values, you can respond quickly. A temperature and humidity data logger therefore offers you the option of detecting when the humidity is particularly high or low. You get an alarm if the temperature rises too high. This means you can create an effective ventilation plan.
Particularly in industry, the data logger takes pressure off the constant checking of temperature and gas exposure in day-to-day work. You have the possibility of providing the data recorder with limit values. When buying the instrument, make sure that it gives you an acoustic warning when the limit values are exceeded. That may for instance be particularly important for a cold chain.
The accuracy of the measurements has a role to play for the instrument when you only have small margins in terms of the values. When goods are easily perishable or very sensitive, instruments must measure considerably more accurately than when controlling office areas. The service life of the rechargeable battery is also an important aspect. Data storage should also still be ensured even when the instrument no longer has a power supply. A complete data monitoring system is a particularly practical option. It is designed so that the data are transmitted directly to a terminal device. That gives it various advantages:
- precise checking of values
- time and cost savings
- transmission of data by radio or also via Ethernet
- acoustic alarm if the values are exceeded
Data recorder: the different versions
There are different data logger designs. Use of the data logger for temperature measurements is particularly well-known and frequent. However, there are also other versions which it may make sense to use. One of these is the CO₂ data logger. It is able to measure the gas concentration in the air. The CO₂ data logger can be of particular interest in areas where many people work, or also learn, in a small space. It indicates when it is sensible to ventilate the rooms.
UV intensity can have an influence on quality, in particular when storing goods, for example in logistics. Measurement is possible using a UV data logger which can be fitted in the rooms. Just like UV intensity, impacts and vibrations can also lead to damage, for instance during transport. The shock data logger can provide information about these activities in this area.
- It may make sense to use multiple dataloggers
- Measurements of temperature, CO₂ concentration or shocks are possible
- Detailed measurement results
The data logger's data transmission
You will find different data loggers at Testo, which means you can ensure the areas where you want to carry out measurements are equipped in the best possible way. The focus here should be on accurate measurement results, which are important for data analysis. The question of how the data can be transmitted for analysis is also an interesting one. The security of the data and the repeatability of the measurements are an important factor too. There are two different versions when it comes to data transmission and using the instruments:
The USB datalogger is very popular to use, because in most cases it can be quickly recharged and it provides optimum measurement data security. This form of data logger also already has a calibration certificate and a configuration file. This makes it possible to generate the data directly on a terminal device in a PDF file and then to print this out. The analysis can then be done straight away. The advantages of the data logger are particularly practical
- generation of PDFs on the terminal device
- very flexible operating time
- easy to use
- already includes a configuration file
The radio data logger is another possible version. It may make sense to work with wireless LAN, particularly when you want to use data measurement to check either several areas or larger ones too. The data are transmitted to a chosen terminal device and you can keep an eye on all the areas. This means you save both time and costs.