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Dataforth Corporation - Isolating sensors? Why?

Connecting a physical sensor to a data acquisition system is a serious undertaking. Overvoltage - Crosstalk - Common Mode Voltage - DC Common Mode Rejection - AC Common Mode Rejection (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Should you isolate sensors?

Connecting a physical sensor to a data acquisition system is a serious undertaking. Overvoltage - Crosstalk - Common Mode Voltage - DC Common Mode Rejection - AC Common Mode Rejection (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Is isolating a sensor improving performance?

Connecting a physical sensor to a data acquisition system is a serious undertaking. Overvoltage - Crosstalk - Common Mode Voltage - DC Common Mode Rejection - AC Common Mode Rejection (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Why isolating sensors?

Connecting a physical sensor to a data acquisition system is a serious undertaking. Overvoltage - Crosstalk - Common Mode Voltage - DC Common Mode Rejection - AC Common Mode Rejection (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Why Should Sensors be Isolated?

Connecting a physical sensor to a data acquisition system is a serious undertaking. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Custom Signal Conditioning For Your Sensor

Signal Conditioning Modules built to Customer Specifications. Contact Dataforth at sales@dataforth.com or +1-800-444-7644 to discuss design and commercial guidelines (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Thermocouple Cold Junction Compensation Method

As a result of the advanced method of Cold Junction Compensation (CJC) used in Dataforth Corporation's MAQ20 thermocouple modules, the accuracy of these modules is significantly better than that offered by competing models. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Application Note: Harmonics and Utility Costs

In this age of electronics, most modern electrical equipment has embedded microprocessors and electronic circuitry to increase functionality and efficiency. This type of equipment generally represents a nonlinear load resulting in nonsinusoidal line currents, which are rich in harmonics. Moreover, modern LED lighting generates line current harmonics. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation -  Industrial Signal Conditioning Handbook

Industrial Signal Conditioning: A handbook for anyone who needs to achieve good signal conditioning. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Dataforth's New, Updated 2019 Product Catalog

Since its beginnings in 1984, Dataforth’s commitment has been to successfully meet customer needs through ongoing design, development, and manufacture of top quality, affordable Industrial Electronics. The updated 319-page 2019 catalog provides the most up-to-date information and specifications for all Dataforth signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Robust, Reliable & Intelligent Data Acquisition

The MAQ®20 Industrial Data Acquisition and Control System encompasses more than 25 years of design excellence and quality in the industrial test and measurement and control industry. This powerful, high performance, highly flexible system offers the industry's lowest cost per channel, integral PID loop control, and ±0.035% system accuracy. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Isolated Analog Products for Data Acquisition

Designed to protect valuable measurement and control signals and equipment. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Dataforth's MAQ20-eagle.io Partnership

Dataforth Corporation has partnered with eagle.io to enable customers to use their MAQ20 system and eagle.io’s cloud-based software to build an IoT cloud-based remote monitoring system. In addition to remote monitoring, eagle.io supports the acquisition and storage of up to 20,000 records per data source per day. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - 35 years Instrument Class Innovation

In 1984, Lee Payne established Dataforth Corporation, an entrepreneurial spinoff from Burr-Brown Corporation, in his garage. Thirty-five years later, the company is a world leader in Instrument Class® Industrial Electronics with two Tucson, AZ, locations and over 2,000 made-in-the-USA products. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - SCM5B Isolated Analog Signal Conditioning Products

Designed for industrial plant environments, Dataforth's 5B modules protect user equipment from lightning and heavy equipment power line voltages and reduce electrical noise in measured signals. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - MAQ®20 System by Dataforth

The MAQ®20 system consists of a family of DIN rail mounted, programmable, multi-channel signal conditioning input and output modules and communications modules. “The MAQ20 is an exceptionally versatile, powerful system, and we have now a complete Data Acquistion Eco-system, ” says Georg Haubner, VP of Sales and Marketing at Dataforth. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - 3D CAD Model Library

Dataforth has made available 3D CAD models, in STEP and STL format, for many of their product families: SCM5B, SCM7B, SensorLex® 8B, DSCA, SCMD, SCMVAS, MAQ®20, 5B isoLynx® SLX200, 8B isoLynx® SLX300, DSCT, DCP, and LDM (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Dataforth's New Quality Management Certification

Dataforth’s Quality Management System “has been assessed and found complying with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015,” states MCNA (Management Certification of North America). (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - MAQ20 Modular Data Acquisition & Control System

The MAQ20 is a high performance, highly flexible system developed for a wide range of applications including factory and process automation, machine automation, military and aerospace, power and energy, oil and gas, and environmental monitoring. The MAQ20 offers the industry’s lowest cost per channel data acquisition system. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - SLX200 Data Acquisition System

SCM5B Series from Dataforth - Specialist in data acquisition, signal conditioning and data communication. This fast, intelligent system is fully isolated and provides outstanding protection for your critical measurement systems. It is designed specifically for industrial factory automation, process control, test & measurement, machine control, and data acquisition application. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - What Is Signal Conditioning? Part 2

Signal conditioners are the vital link between analog input signals from sensors, and your process control equipment. Dataforth line of isolated analog signal conditioners includes two mechanical formats: plug-in-the-panel, and DIN rail mounted products. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Analog Signal Conditioning - Buy vs. Build

We created a "Top 10" listing of reasons why you should buy analog signal conditioners instead of building them into your next application. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - 8B Voltage and Bipolar Current Output Modules

Dataforth's 8B49 voltage output modules accept high-level voltage input, then isolate, filter, and convert the signal to a high-level isolated process voltage output. The 8B39-07 bipolar current output module accepts high-level voltage or process current input, then isolates, filters, and converts the signal to an analog process current output. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - What is Signal Conditioning? Part 1

The ability to effectively measure and control industrial processes is essential for reliable automation, data acquisition, and quality assurance in today's industrial environment. Signal conditioners are the vital link between analog input signals from sensors, and your process control equipment. (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - Real-time & Online: MAQ20 DAQ Demos

Experience the MAQ20 In Action! Real time! Online! (read more)

Dataforth Corporation - SCM5B DC LVDT Signal Conditioning Modules

The SCM5B43 general purpose input modules provide isolation and signal conditioning for precision linear DC displacement transducers in the popular "5B" configuration. They are part of the Dataforth family of 250+ high quality, cost-effective 5B I/O modules and accessories. (read more)

News articles and press releases for Dataforth Corporation:

07/17/2019

Dataforth Corporation has partnered with eagle.io to enable customers to use their MAQ20 system and eagle.io’s cloud-based software to build an IoT cloud-based remote monitoring system. The interface is extremely fast and works across multiple platforms.

05/20/2019

Dataforth’s Quality Management System “has been assessed and found complying with requirements of ISO 9001:2015,” states MCNA. Dataforth also declared conformity with RoHS 3, Directive (EU) 2015/863, regarding restrictions on certain hazardous substances.

05/01/2019

In 1984, Lee Payne started Dataforth Corporation in his garage. Thirty-five years later, the company is a world leader in Instrument Class® Industrial Electronics. An interactive timeline is now on the website; additions will be made through September.

10/18/2018

Dataforth Corporation has developed two online MAQ20 demonstrations that allow users to experience both real-time interaction with a MAQ20 and remote access to a MAQ20 system from anywhere.

02/22/2018

Dataforth’s MAQ20-DODC20SK module has been named the Honorable Mention in the Hardware - Data Acquisition category in Control Engineering’s 2018 Engineers’ Choice Awards program.

01/17/2018

Dataforth has added a Discrete Relay Output Module (the MAQ20-DORLY20) to the powerful MAQ20 system, significantly increasing system capabilities and flexibility for a wide range of industrial applications.

10/26/2017

Dataforth’s MAQ20-DODC20SK module has been chosen as a Finalist in the Hardware - Data Acquisition category in Control Engineering’s 2018 Engineers’ Choice Awards program. Winners and Honorable Mentions will be announced online on February 8, 2018.

09/27/2017

Dataforth's Quality Management System “has been assessed and found complying with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.” The certification scope covers the “design and manufacture of signal conditioning, data acquisition and data communications devices.”

08/14/2017

The Python API employs an object-oriented approach for communicating with MAQ20 systems. As a result, users can focus on solving the measurement problems at hand and designing host software to best meet application needs.

06/26/2017

Dataforth’s updated 2017 Full-Line Product Catalog is now online. The 326-page document provides the most up-to-date information and specifications for all Dataforth signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products.

03/20/2017

Georg Haubner has joined Dataforth as Sales & Marketing Manager, reporting directly to the CEO. This new position was created by the recent retirement of Bob Smith, VP of Sales & Marketing since Dataforth’s earliest years.

03/01/2017

Dataforth has just added two High Density Voltage Discrete Input modules and a High Density Isolated Discrete Output Module to the powerful MAQ20 system, significantly increasing its capabilities and flexibility.

01/25/2017

Months in the making, Dataforth’s new, updated website is dynamic, informative, and user-friendly. From details and specs on the full product line to a rich library of Application Notes, videos, and product releases, see it all at www.dataforth.com.

01/03/2017

Dataforth maintains registration to the latest ISO9001 requirements. Currently preparations have begun for ISO9001:2015 which is required for 2018. Current registration is ISO9001:2008.

06/30/2016

Dataforth has added two new modules to the MAQ20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System: the MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage module and the MAQ20 frequency input module. All channels in both modules are individually configurable.

05/16/2016

Dataforth has just published Application Note 129, Harmonics and Utility Costs. The objective of the 10-page document is to show how different types of harmonics in a customer’s facility affect utility-measured quantities and costs.

03/30/2016

Dataforth has published a new 16-page Corporate Capabilities Brochure presenting an overview of the company’s full line of 1200+ data acquisition and control, signal conditioning, and data communication products including key features and specifications.

03/15/2016

Dataforth's RMS Revisited Application Note is a 14-page document that revisits the definition of RMS, shows RMS values for various time functions, and explores RMS measurement issues including the frequency response and crest (or form) factor.

02/24/2016

Dataforth has just published a new, updated brochure describing the high performance MAQ20 industrial data acquisition and control system. The 4-page document provides an overview of the system and all current MAQ20 modules.

06/23/2015

Dataforth’s new MAQ20-BRDG1 strain gage module provides 4 channels of input and can interface to quarter, half, or full-bridge sensors using either a 4- or 6-wire connection. It is a versatile, compact, feature-laden product.

06/17/2015

Dataforth’s MAQ20-DIOH discrete I/O module provides 4 isolated input channels and 4 isolated output channels in one compact 15mm wide module. It is designed to monitor high level AC and DC voltages and control equipment that uses high level AC voltage.

04/27/2015

Dataforth’s introduction of an OPC Server for the MAQ®20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System ensures data collection and analysis using the MAQ20 is now significantly broader-based and easier to use.

01/28/2015

Dataforth Corporation has just published two revised and updated MAQ20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control documents: a 4-page system overview brochure and the detailed 32-page 2015 MAQ20 Product Catalog.

12/19/2014

Dataforth’s MAQ20® Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System features an analog resistance input module that interfaces to 3 types of 3-wire sensors and is designed to provide outstanding channel protection.

08/07/2014

Dataforth's accessory MAQ20 Load Share Power Supply Module can provide the additional power when I/O modules in the MAQ20 System require power supplies that exceed the power output of the Communications module.

04/30/2014

As a result of the advanced method of Cold Junction Compensation (CJC) used in Dataforth Corporation’s MAQ20 thermocouple modules, the accuracy of these modules is significantly better than that offered by competing models.

03/06/2014

Dataforth’s new 308-page 2014 Full-Line Product Catalog provides the most up-to-date information for all Dataforth signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products, including specifications, block diagrams, and ordering information.

01/13/2014

The new 32-page MAQ®20 Industrial Data Acquisition & Control System 2014 Product Catalog provides an overview of the system along with detailed descriptions, block diagrams, specifications, and ordering information for each of the module types.

06/10/2013

Dataforth's new 16-page Corporate Capabilities Brochure presents an overview of the company’s full line of 1200+ data acquisition and control, signal conditioning, and data communication products. It also includes their key features and specifications.

02/21/2013

The brochure provides specifications for all current and in-development modules for Dataforth's MAQ®20 data acquisition and control system. It also describes the PID loop controller and the IPEmotion and ReDAQ® Shape software offered with the system.

02/04/2013

The advanced, powerful, intuitive, and user-friendly IPEmotion data acquisition/test and measurement software provides synchronized data acquisition, comes in 7 languages, and is designed specifically for rugged industrial and R&D applications.

01/14/2013
Dataforth Expands 01/14/2013

Dataforth has just expanded into a second building, adding 17,000 square feet to the 12,000 square feet at its headquarters location. The new facility houses all manufacturing and test operations, as well as the warehouse, shipping and receiving.

08/07/2012

The 8B43 input module interfaces to DC linear voltage displacement transducers (LVDT) and is the latest addition to Dataforth's extensive line of miniature 8B signal conditioners. The 8B43 family includes 10 different modules.

07/23/2012

Despite the decision by National Instruments to "obsolete" 5B modules in September 2012, Dataforth will continue to manufacture their entire 5B family of 250+ different signal conditioning modules in Tucson, AZ.

05/14/2012

Dataforth's MAQ20 is a high performance, flexible system that offers the lowest cost per channel and is ideal for factory, process, and machine automation; military and aerospace, power and energy, oil and gas, and environmental monitoring applications.

11/03/2011

Dataforth’s new, updated website is dynamic, informative, and user-friendly. From details and specs on the full product line to a rich library of Application Notes and the latest enewsletters and product releases, it’s all available at www.dataforth.com.

01/21/2011

Dataforth’s ongoing growth is reflected in their new 300-page catalog which both introduces new products and provides the most up-to-date information and specifications for all signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products.

10/21/2010

The 8B isoLynx® SLX300 builds on the proven reliability and outstanding performance of the SCM5B isoLynx® SLX200 and miniature-sized SensorLex® 8B isolated SCMs to provide a compact, low cost solution for wide ranging rugged industrial applications.

06/28/2010

The new family of compact DSCP signal converters includes seven different models, each housed in an ultra-slim 6.2mm case. Their compact size makes them ideal for test/measurement, data acquisition, and control system applications where space is limited.

08/10/2009

Enhancements to the SCM5B48 isolated, field-configurable accelerometer include accuracy of 0.2% across all gain and excitation settings and output noise of only 200µVrms. It is ideal for aircraft/aerospace R&D and automotive noise reduction applications.

08/10/2009

Designed for measuring True RMS values of input signals, each 8B33 module accepts a single channel of AC input which is converted to its True RMS DC value, then filtered, isolated, amplified, and converted to standard process voltage or current output.

05/01/2009

Celebrating 25 years of excellence in the design and manufacture of Instrument Class® Industrial Electronics, Dataforth Corporation has released a new catalog on its full line of signal conditioning, data acquisition, and data communication products.

04/01/2009

The new 8BP01 single channel DIN rail mounting accessory, designed for SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners, is offered in 5VDC and 7-34VDC versions. It can be mounted on any standard DIN rail and is ideal for high-density installations.

02/18/2009

The enhanced ReDAQ™ software package provides an integrated solution for test and measurement and data acquisition applications when combined with one or more SCM5B isoLynx® SLX200 data acquisition hardware systems.

02/01/2009

Designed to measure True RMS values of input signals, each 8B33 provides a single channel of AC input that is converted to True RMS DC value. Standard operation is with frequencies of 45-1000Hz (extended range to 10kHz); performance is Instrument Class®.

07/28/2008

ReDAQ™ software complements Dataforth’s isoLynx® SLX200 data acquisition hardware system. Combined with the SLX200, ReDAQ™ provides a SCADA solution for factory automation, process monitoring and control, and many test and measurement applications.

07/01/2008

Designed specifically to provide isolation for non-isolated 2-wire transmitters, the SensorLex® 8B42 2-wire transmitter interface modules are the latest addition to Dataforth's wide-ranging family of miniature 8B isolated analog signal conditioners.

05/01/2008

Applicable across virtually all redundant configurations, Dataforth’s SLX200-30 dual-Ethernet model provides two independent, 10Base-T Ethernet ports. Each port implements Modbus TCP protocol. Simultaneous communication with both ports is supported.

09/01/2007

In the 2+ years since Dataforth introduced its miniature SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners, the line has expanded to 17 family groups with a total of 102 different models. Their small size is ideal for embedded or portable applications.

06/01/2007

Marking 23 years of excellence in the design and manufacture of Instrument Class® Industrial Electronics, Dataforth has released a new, expanded Full-Line Product Catalog. Reflecting the company's growth, the publication has grown by 40 pages since 2004.

05/01/2007

Dataforth has introduced an enhanced version of the SCM5B48 isolated and field-configurable accelerometer input signal conditioning module. Enhancements include accuracy of 0.2% across all gain and excitation settings and output noise of only 200µVrms.

03/13/2007

“We’ve seen a 30 percent increase in our business, in both domestic and international markets, over 2005,” said Bill McGovern, National Sales Manager. To keep pace with this success, Dataforth has increased production capacity by 50 percent.

07/01/2006

Dataforth's new SensorLex® 8B45 isolated analog signal conditioners are frequency input modules that accept a zero-crossing or TTL level sensor output signal and provide a high-level analog voltage output.

04/01/2006

Dataforth's newest SCM5B module - the SCM5B48 - is an isolated and field-configurable accelerometer input module that provides excitation to piezoelectric sensors with built-in microelectronic amplifiers, commonly known as ICP® or IEPE sensors.

03/09/2006

Dataforth has introduced 8B49 voltage output modules and the 8B39-07 bipolar current output module to its SensorLex® 8B SCM family. 8B49 models can source or sink up to 20mA into or out of an isolated load; the 8B39-07 accepts up to ±10V input signals.

12/01/2005

Dataforth has added 8B38 strain gage input modules with a choice of 3Hz or 8kHz signal bandwidth to its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners. Available models provide excitation voltage choices of 3.333V or 10.000V.

10/01/2005

Dataforth has introduced the isoLynx® SLX718 data logger/data acquisition system. Composed of compact SLX718 units and miniature SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners, the versatile SLX718 family offers stand-alone or PC-tethered data logging.

08/31/2005

Dataforth announces the newest additions to its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners: the 8B34 linearized 2- or 3-wire RTD input modules, 8B35 linearized 4-wire RTD input modules, and 8B36 potentiometer input modules.

06/01/2005

Dataforth's new isoLynx® SLX200 data acquisition system implements industry standard Modbus RTU and TCP protocols, thereby enabling communication with a wide variety of existing third-party software drivers and HMI/SCADA packages.

06/01/2005

Dataforth has just introduced the 20kHz filter bandwidth 8B50/51 analog voltage input modules to its SensorLex® 8B family of isolated analog signal conditioners. The wide bandwidth of the 8B50/51 series is essential for a number of specific applications.

05/01/2005

Dataforth's newest additions to its family of SensorLex® 8B isolated analog signal conditioners include 8B40/41 analog voltage input modules, which provide 1kHz bandwidth, and 8B39 current output modules, which provide 100Hz bandwidth.