Product Review: NOVUS LogBox BLE data logger
The article reviews the working principle of Novus LogBox BLE.
A wide range of applications don’t need much in the way of control. In this type of application, a monitoring system is enough to collect all the process or device data. You can find a long list of standalone solutions to collect this information, such as the NOVUS LogBox BLE data logger. Let’s understand how it works, how and where to apply it, and the upsides and downsides of using it.
NOVUS LogBox BLE data logger specifications
This Bluetooth data logger from NOVUS can support up to three different types of analog sensors and one digital input. With this range, it gives you the ability to monitor different types of signals in various applications. The vendor provides a list of applications where you can apply the BLE to provide critical data, such as temperature monitoring in a calibration lab or data center.
On top of that, the logging interval is configurable. You can have access to all this data and all the functions using a USB interface and the NXperience software. You can also use an Android or IOS smartphone or tablet to access the configuration using Bluetooth communication and the NXperience BLE app.
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NOVUS LogBox BLE data logger features
The analog input on the LogBox BLE data logger accepts a long list of signals, such as different types of thermocouples, Pt100, volts, and milliamps.
For instance, if you need a temperature monitoring system, the LogBox BLE can collect data from various temperature sensors using the analog input. Or you could monitor any kind of analog sensors that use the industry standard of 4-20 mA.
Plus, you have a digital input to offer the possibilities of pulse counting, event recording, or even a logger start. One very interesting application mentioned by NOVUS: using the digital input to monitor security. If you have an area that needs limited access or safety restrictions, you can monitor the opening of the door to that area.
On top of that, you have one PNP digital output. This output can connect to an alarm or even control something. It also comes with an internal alarm buzzer. However, if you need a device that you can integrate into your control system, you’ll have to take a look at other NOVUS solutions. This one won’t do that.
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NOVUS LogBox BLE data logger applications
If you want a straightforward solution to monitor different types of application without integrating into the control system, then the LogBox BLE data logger from NOVUS is one of the best options on the market. Its Bluetooth and USB connections are outstanding features.
It has a local LCD display where you can see all the data, and you can navigate and change some of the configurations using the operation keys. On top of that, it works with four AA alkaline batteries to give you two years of autonomy or a power supply from 10 to 30 volts of direct current.
More technical information about the LogBox BLE data logger from NOVUS:
- 3 analog inputs: thermocouples J, K, T, E, N, R, S, B; Pt100; 0-5 V; 0-10 V; 0-50 mV; 0-20 mA; 4-20 mA
- 1 digital input: pulse counting, event recording, or logger start
- 1 PNP digital output: electronic switch for control or alarm
- Alarms: up to 8, low and high, per channel
- Internal alarm buzzer
- Accuracy: Pt100 = 0.12% of range; thermocouples, mV, V, mA = 0.15%
- Communication interfaces: USB, Bluetooth 4.1 (BLE)
- Interface with SCADA systems: no
- Memory for records: 140,000 with time stamps
- Power supply: 10 to 30 VDC or 4 AA batteries (included) for 2-year autonomy
- Enclosure: ABS + PC; IP40; 120 (W) x 100 (H) x 40 (D) mm
- Mount: cradle fixed on wall by screws or magnets
- Configuration software: NXperience (for USB PC) or NXperience BLE (Bluetooth app for smartphone)
- 3-line display with 4 ½ digits
- Record interval: 1 second to 18 hours
The LogBox BLE data logger is a Bluetooth data logger with a wide range of possibilities. If you have a monitoring system that doesn’t need integration, then you have to take a look at this device from NOVUS.
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