The MSR165, introduced by MSR Electronics GmbH, is a mini-datalogger with high resolution 3-axis digital accelerometer, is capable of making 1000 acceleration (shock, vibrations) measurements per second in all three axes, for a duration of up to 6 months. At the same time temperature, humidity, pressure and light can be measured. The memory capacity of the datalogger is over 2 000 000 measurements.
Shock monitoring is possible up to ÷15 g. During a g-analysis for instance, it is often also necessary to investigate the events precursing the actual shock itself. Therefore the MSR165 already records measurement parameters 32 milliseconds before the main event, allowing to investigate the exact time-history of the shock.
In addition to shock, four analog input voltages can be recorded (temperature, humidity, pressure, light). Using a microSD card (>4 GB) the memory capacity can be significantly increased which is particularly useful for recording vibration measurements. All saved measurements can be quickly transferred to a PC or laptop via the USB interface.
The unit measures 39 x 23 x 72 mm, and weighs approx. 69g.
The five different measurement variables and its long-term measurement capability make the MSR165 highly suitable for a wide range of applications. The logger has a anodised aluminium case and is waterproof. Industrial applications deserve particular mention because between manufacture and delivery of the product to the user there is virtually no way of avoiding datalogging. In today’s climate of international ISO quality assurance standards, manufacturers have to demonstrate that they have done everything within their power to guarantee the quality and functionality of their products.
Dataloggers from MSR Electronics ensure that manufacturing stages are efficiently recorded and that evaluation of the data is fully documented and can be tracked. In order to ensure that expensive production machinery is put to optimum use the MSR 165 can for instance be used to measure vibrations in servo-axles or oscillations at a tool carousel of a manufacturing machine. These measurements allow the user to draw conclusions as to whether a tool is defective, if a machine is overloaded, if the drive is not running optimally, if a service is necessary or whether the machine can withstand the vibrations. This last point is of great relevance to industrial machines because eliminating untoward vibrations is a sure method of increasing the machines’ service life.
In monitoring the transport goods too, seamless datalogging is often unavoidable. If for example, a manufacturer has to transport machinery that is worth several hundred thousand Dollars, then he can fasten the MSR165 to the machines with three screws or a tension band and make shock, temperature, humidity and pressure measurements during the journey. In this way, possible transport damage can be identified at an early stage and events can be fully reconstructed even questions of liability can be evaluated objectively in this manner. The light sensors even allow the user to determine whether or not the packaging was opened during the journey. Using the small datalogger can therefore save the user time, problems and of course money!
Conclusion: Currently there are no other comparable dataloggers on the market capable of recording as many measurement parameters (temperature, humidity, pressure, light and position/acceleration simultaneously) from within such a small case and which allows such meaningful long-term measurements to be carried out as can the MSR165.
About MSR Electronics GmbH
MSR Electronics GmbH, based in Henggart, Switzerland, was established in 2006 following a management buyout of prospective concepts ag (Zurich, Switzerland). MSR Electronics GmbH took over and broadened all activities of the MSR department (MSR = Modular Signal Recorder) including development, production and marketing, together with sales and support for the MSR products.
The firm’s core competencies lie in the development and sale of standard and application-specific dataloggers for a broad range of uses. MSR Electronics’ customers include well known firms such as Alstom, Novartis, W.L. Gore & Associates, EMPA, Rega (the Swiss air rescue service), Oerlikon Balzers and many more.
MSR Electronics GmbH
Wendelin Egli, Managing Director
Oberwilerstrasse 16, CH-8444 Henggart (Switzerland)
Phone +41 52 316 25 55
Fax +41 52 316 35 21
Note: The above text is the public part of the press release obtained from the manufacturer (with minor modifications). EETimes Europe cannot be held responsible for the claims and statements made by the manufacturer. The text is intended as a supplement to the new product presentations in EETimes Europe magazine.