The new Delphin Data Center – High performance connectivity
The Delphin Data Center has been significantly expanded by Delphin Technology AG. The software system for measurement data acquisition and centralised measurement data management has undergone numerous upgrades and optimisations and now also supports new business models such as "condition monitoring as a service".
The Delphin Data Center is being used for the worldwide metrological connection of plants, machines and test stands, independent of age, location or the interfaces of highly diverse data sources. From a single supplier, the software performs all the tasks of centralised measurement data management ranging from distributed and source-independent data acquisition, loss-free data compression, encryption and storage through to instant worldwide access to real-time and historical measurement data.
Data storage in binary measurement databases is now much more powerful. The new 64-bit architecture means the Delphin Data Center can now process up to 100 million measurements per second.
In addition to the already established interfaces of OPC DA, Modbus TCP, ASCII-DLL, SQL and API, the Delphin Data Center now also includes an OPC UA client interface to significantly simplify communications with all company levels and to the cloud.
The Delphin Data Center is available not only for Windows but also for Linux systems enabling any set-up to be realised, e.g. the central data server as a NAS drive.
A special feature of the new Delphin Data Center is that it enables machine or plant manufacturers to expand their business model by providing customers access to operational and status data of the assets they have purchased. The new "user-selective access rights" function ensures that clients only get access to the assets that belong to them. SSL encrypted transmission ensures constant data security and integrity.
Individual and flexible – Measurement cases for mobile measurement
Delphin Technology AG is significantly expanding its range of measurement cases due to their great success. Measurement cases in cost-effective standard configuration are now available in addition to customised solutions from the 5-step system. Standard configured models are based on years of expertise and customer requests and have been developed for frequently occurring measurement requirements especially in the following: fault value recording, condition monitoring, energy data acquisition, multi-channel precision temperature measurement, vibration analysis, acceptance measurements, quality assurance, service and commissioning.
Measurement cases use precision measurement technology according to user requirements. Such technology might be the compact data loggers from the Loggito series, highly modular measurement technology from the Message series, the interface wonders of the Expert series, complex vibration measurement technology with Expert Vibro, or a combination of different systems.
Acquired measurement data is stored fail-safe in the measuring case and can be read out and analysed either when mobile or at a PC workstation. Any other components required for the application are also installed in the measurement cases, e.g. transducers, transmitters and other measurement components.
The sensors, actuators and signals are connected via detachable connectors that are integrated into the front panel. The connection type can be selected according to requirements (laboratory jacks, screw terminals, thermominiature jacks, etc.). This ensures maximum flexibility and avoids a clutter of cables.
Simply plug in - data acquisition on the systems and in laboratories with LoggitoLab
With LoggitoLab, Delphin Technology AG is extending its precision measurement technology for efficiently performing laboratory tasks as well as for ad hoc and frequently changing measurement tasks on machines and systems. The practical desktop device has a selection of laboratory and/or miniature thermal connectors for tool-free connection to any current/voltage and temperature signals. LoggitoLab is available as LoggitoLab Logger and LoggitoLab USB models.
LoggitoLab Logger is ideal when users require PC-independent operation with fail-safe internal data storage and smart analysis functions as well as interfaces such as OPC UA and Modbus TCP. LoggitoLab Logger's special feature is its ability to transmit measurement data instantly to a tablet, smartphone or PC via WLAN.
LoggitoLab USB is ideal when extra channels are required or PC-based data logging is planned. LoggitoLab USB delivers the same high-precision data acquisition and IOs as LoggitoLab Logger and at an affordable price.
LoggitoLab offers different connection variants, each with 8 analog input channels, tailored to individual applications. The variants have either 4 mm laboratory sockets for fast connection of any voltage, current and RTD signals in 2, 3 and 4-wire technology, or miniature thermal sockets for direct connection of any thermocouples. A combined variant is also available. All variants are also equipped with two software switchable digital inputs/outputs.
ProfiSignal 20 for platform-independent measurement data analysis and process control
With its ProfiSignal 20 package, Delphin Technology AG is launching ground-breaking software that for the first time combines measurement technology functions with full platform independence. Measurement data analyses and process visualisations created with ProfiSignal 20 can be accessed via smartphone, tablet, laptop and PC, optimally presented according to the operating set-up.
The "Go" version of the new ProfiSignal 20 measurement technology software is used for fast visualisation, monitoring, analysis and archiving of measurement data. In addition to versatile, configurable and, when required, multi-axis y(t) diagrams, new multi-track diagrams are now also available. These enable measurement data from multiple channels to be displayed synchronously for instant comparison. y(x) diagrams for analysing correlations between different measured variables are also available. ProfiSignal 20 uses hardware-related calculation routines to enable lightning-fast switching between live and historical measurement data as well as ultra smooth zoom functions. ProfiSignal 20 Go’s range of features are rounded off by powerful statistical functions for data analysis, a recorder function for carrying out series tests and measurement data export to various file formats.
The ProfiSignal 20 "Basic" version enables users to create individualised diagrams for visualisation and process control. A wide range of control and monitoring elements are therefore provided, which can be combined to create user-defined dashboards. An object designer greatly simplifies the creation of complex projects as well as multiple projects with similar visualisations. All functions in ProfiSignal 20 Go, with its range of diagram types and analysis and export functions, are also fully included in ProfiSignal 20 Basic.
A further ProfiSignal 20 feature is its innovative SCACH function. Simply scanning QR codes via a smartphone or tablet gives access via the mobile device’s display to selected machine data as well as full system visualisations. Measurement data analysis and process control have never been easier.
Centralised measurement data management using the Delphin Data Center
With its Delphin Data Center, Delphin Technology AG is launching onto the market an innovative, forward-looking full software solution that enables systems, machines and test stands to be networked for measurement purposes, regardless of the age, location or interfaces of the wide variety of data sources. The Delphin Data Center reliably meets all the requirements of centralised measurement data management: from distributed and source-independent data acquisition and loss-free data compression through to pre-processing, and instant, global access to current and historical measurement data. The Delphin Data Center makes the networking problems in measurement technology a thing of the past!
The Delphin Data Center merges, synchronises, intelligently pre-processes and jointly analyses, measurement and process data from any source. Interfaces such as OPC UA, OPC DA, Modbus TCP, ASCII-DLL, API as well as serial interfaces are available as standard and allow combining of different data formats. By using calculation routines that are closely aligned to hardware, the Delphin Data Center can process up to 10 million data records per second! The Delphin Data Center also uses data compression to optimise storage and performance, and software channels to provide extensive online functions for calculating and analysing measurement data. It also has cross-system user and alarm management. Automated export of measurement data, e.g. into an ASCII or CSV format, is also possible. Configuring the Delphin Data Center requires no programming knowledge. A particularly high degree of data security can be achieved when Delphin data loggers located close to the processes are used to store data, with the data then being accessed and centrally archived via a scheduler integrated into the Delphin Data Center.
ProfiSignal, as a proven software package, is available to visualise and analyse the data. It can be extended with the browser-based add-on ProfiSignal Web to provide worldwide mobile access. For both software systems, the Delphin Data Center provides current and historical measurement data instantly and continuously. Permanent data storage, e.g. on a NAS drive, can also be initiated by the Delphin Data Center. Alerts can be forwarded to a control centre and, in the event of an alarm, automatic emails and textmessages sent.
New versions for vibration monitoring and analysis with Expert Vibro
After the success of Expert Vibro with 8 or 16 vibration inputs, Delphin Technology AG now offers two new versions of the universal vibration measuring device. 4 or 12 inputs are now also available to enable you to perform, with even greater flexibly and with no channel overheads, a wide range of tasks in the field of vibration measurement technology.
Expert Vibro is the measuring device to acquire a wide variety of vibration types.
State-of-the-art processor technology in a compact design enables 4, 8, 12 or 16 synchronous vibration measurement channels with sampling rates up to 50 kHz per channel. 24 bit A/D converters guarantee extremely high precision. Flexible switching is possible between measuring voltages, currents, IEPE or shaft vibration sensors. Integrated comparators and digital inputs enable flexible triggering. Measurement values are monitored online and digital outputs can be switched within milliseconds when limit values are exceeded. In addition to 4 analog outputs for monitoring purposes, two PROFIBUS-DP slave interfaces as well as one Modbus TCP, one Modbus RTU and one freely configurable CAN interface are available for fieldbus connection. All signal analysis functions are configured and executed online in the hardware. This includes individually parameterizable filters, differentiators, integrators and FFT calculation. An internal data memory of up to 14 GB enables Expert Vibro devices to operate fully independently.
The Vibro option in the ProfiSignal software offers a wide range of analysis options for the acquired data. In addition to a basic spectrum representation based on FFT analysis, the option also offers many special diagrams for vibration analysis, such as envelope spectrum, spectrograms and orbit diagrams.
Industrial data acquisition and analysis with ProfiMessage D
With the ProfiMessage D, Delphin Technology AG has now added a new master device to its tried and tested Message series. Over many years, the Message series has stood for reliability and flexibility in industrial data acquisition and analysis. The ProfiMessage D now enables use of a PROFINET interface and communication with third-party systems via an OPC UA Server/Client. An optional WLAN interface is also available.
The ProfiMessage D device can acquire and analyse any measurement data and automatically transmit it to a cloud database. The device is equipped with extensive signal processing functions and interfaces and uses the latest measurement technology to make it an ideal IoT device. In this way, users gain an optimal environment to process and transmit data from their machines, systems and test stands. A display is available to read out important configuration data and measurement values on-site and without requiring PC support.
Powerful processor technology gives the ProfiMessage D device the resources needed for "industrial analytics". Analysis functions are highly intuitive to set up and use and simplify the computation, analysis and monitoring of data.
The ProfiMessage D devices feature universal sensor inputs, a high level of data security, and a diverse range of interfaces. Their modular design is based on master and slave devices which can be equipped with one or two I/O modules. Slave devices can be decentrally located and managed from a single master device. A large number of I/O modules make the devices adaptable to different types of sensor and different channel numbers. The I/O modules are equipped with 8–24 analog or digital inputs and outputs. Depending on the I/O module being used, each input can be individually configured for mV, mA, RTDs and thermocouples.
Loggito and ProfiSignal Web – a duo revolutionising measurement technology
Loggito is a new decentralised and highly scalable data acquisition system. In combination with the web-based measurement technology software ProfiSignal Web, Delphin Technology AG provide a pioneering complete package to link decentralised data acquisition with global data visualisation wherever you are.
As the central coordinator of a measurement network, the Loggito Logger provides internal data storage capabilities, preprocessing options for the acquired data, as well as connectivity to PCs and the cloud. With the pioneering “cloud at the edge” measurement technology, the Loggito is also capable of utilising the full functionality of the cloud. The measurement network can be extended by using either the wired Loggito USB module or the wireless Loggito Wireless module.
Devices from the Loggito series offer universal data acquisition in a compact pocket format. Depending on the selected I/O interface, up to 8 universal analog inputs are available in combination with 1 analog output and 2 combined digital inputs/outputs or up to 6 digital inputs or outputs. A 24-bit A/D converter guarantees precision measurement at a high sampling rate of 1 kHz.
Perfect interplay is provided with the browser-based client/server software ProfiSignal Web which enables measurement data to be visualised anywhere in the world on any device in individually adaptable dashboards. In addition to a range of analog and digital displays, it also uses LEDs and geometric drawing objects as well as objects to enable process interaction.
A particular strength of ProfiSignal Web is its fast and smooth portrayal of trends in y(t) diagrams for current and historical measurement data. Switching from millisecond to monthly overviews takes place within seconds.
As a special feature, the Loggito Logger can be supplied with ProfiSignal Web pre-installed. This then provides an immediate complete measurement chain from decentralised acquisition through to visualisation anywhere in the world without requiring any configuration effort.
Energy monitoring and fault analysis – Measurement case with OPC UA and cloud interface
Delphin Technology AG now offer a new measurement case based on the high-speed Expert Logger series with an integrated OPC UA interface. The measurement case combines two important applications to make it a highly practical device for many manufacturing operations. On the one hand, the measurement case is able to acquire energy consumption data, perform accounting tasks and store data; on the other, it can be used to analyse faults in machines and process signals. The mobile measurement case is available in a range of different configurations.
For energy monitoring applications, the case can be equipped with up to 3 independent measurement circuits to measure power. This enables the energy consumption of several machines to undergo simultaneous accounting. Depending on customer requirements, power measurement units can be used to record real, reactive, and apparent power, as well as voltages, currents and power factors (cos phi). Current/voltage converters can also be used to acquire peak values or to analyse networks for diagnosis purposes. The case has eight synchronous digital/frequency inputs for acquiring energy-meter or flow readings. Electrical connection is via pluggable screw terminals or special connectors according to specific customer requirements.
The case also offers up to 46 analogue inputs and 48 digital inputs for fault analysis. Sampling rates range from 20 µsec up to hours – or daily average rates.
All measurement data and energy consumption information can be independently stored within the measurement case. An internal data storage capability offers space for up to approximately 500 million measurement values including high-precision time stamping. The case is also equipped with an OPC UA interface and can transfer measurement data directly to the cloud. The extensive ProfiSignal Go software is included in delivery. This software enables evaluation using a range of different diagrams portraying data from a µsec resolution up to annual overviews.
Expert Logger 400 – Data acquisition and test stand automation using an OPC UA interface
Delphin Technology AG has extended its Expert Logger range with the new type 400 model equipped with an OPC UA Client/Server interface. This enhancement to the independently functioning data logger system ideally equips it for the universal exchange of measurement data at field level and for the requirements of Industry 4.0. The Expert Logger device is also equipped with ProfiBus, ModBus, CAN-Bus and serial interfaces. PCs are connected via USB, LAN, WLAN and LTE.
The new type 400 is equipped with 16 universally usable, differential analog inputs for measuring mV and mA signals or any type of thermocouple. 24-bit precision and a maximum rate of 1000 measurements per second meets the highest demands required from a data logger. The new Expert Logger also has the option of measuring Pt100(0) sensors using 2, 3 or 4 wire technology or DMS. The device has a total of 24 switchable digital inputs/outputs which can record edge and fault events at microsecond precision as well as output alerts. A total of six analog outputs enable the operation of regulating and control elements.
The Expert Logger series offer a range of model types with 16 to 46 analog inputs which are ideal for independent data acquisition and test stand automation. Monitoring functions can also be performed independently within the device. Measurement data and limit value violations can be immediately transmitted to subsystems via OPC UA. The OPC UA interface also offers data exchange to PLC systems and connecting to PLT systems.
Furthermore, the ProfiSignal Go software – for portraying and analysing measurement data online and offline – remains a fixed element of every Expert Logger device.