Wireless Data Collection

Real-time collection of data via wireless monitoring systems allows users to make quick and accurate decisions.

Wireless Data Collection Systems – An Overview

  • Current data collection systems allow users to collect data wirelessly, easily, reliably, and in a cost-effective manner.
  • Systems can be either fully automated (RSTAR) or semi-automated (DT Link).
  • Data collection systems can be configured to suit user preference, layout of the instrumentation, and access to the project site.

Accurate Data for Improved Asset Management

  • Wireless data collection systems can be programmed to warn engineers of changing parameters in real-time. As a result, employee safety is improved, and costly production disruptions are minimized.

The Path to Success – Core Data Collection Components

  • Typical wireless data collection systems are comprised of sensors (instruments) connected to data loggers (DT Series). These pairings are known as nodes.
  • RST’s “DT Series” Data Loggers accommodate the RSTAR and DT Link Wireless Systems and are powered by a single lithium cell which provides years of battery life.
  • Compatible sensor types include:
    • Vibrating Wire,
    • Thermistors,
    • Digitally Bussed Sensors,
    • 4-20 mA Sensors,
    • MEMS Tilt Sensors,
    • Potentiometers, and
    • Strain Gauge (full bridge) Sensors.

RSTAR

  • Fully automated collection.
  • Ideal for remote site locations or where frequent data collection is required.
  • Nodes use radio telemetry to connect to a central data logger (RSTAR Hub), which acts as the main access point.
  • Hub has its own data logger, antenna, and power.
  • Range from the node to Hub is up to 14 km.

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DT Link

  • Semi-automated collection.
  • Ideal for on-site data collection where the data logger is within line of sight of the user.
  • Nodes connect wirelessly to a hand-held portable hub with USB laptop connection and host software.
  • Ranges from node to portable hub can be up to 500 m and 800 m.

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RST’s “DT Series” Data Loggers accommodate the RSTAR and DT Link Wireless Systems and are powered by a single lithium ‘D’ cell which provides years of battery life.

Compatible sensor types include:

  • Vibrating Wire
  • Potentiometers
  • MEMS Tilt Sensors
  • Strain Gauge (full bridge) Sensors
  • Digitally Bussed Sensors
  • 4-20 mA Sensors
  • Thermistors

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