Data acquisition (DAQ) collects and converts information such as vibration, pressure, voltage, current, temperature into organized data that allows decision-makers to forecast trends and gain a better understanding of their systems. Modern data acquisition systems are readily available but understanding how to acquire the data into meaningful information is not as straightforward. We consider several options when designing a data acquisition system such as scan rate, data resolution, noise, environment and storage. The elements within the DAQ are storage and database location, sensors, cabling and desired interface.
Hedgehog delivers meaningful and accessible data using the latest technologies from satellite uploading in remote locations to precision sensing on industrial machinery. Our clients benefit from having digitized information that is logged and stored so that they can make knowledge-based decisions.
Real-time data acquisition serves a critical function for maintaining industrial facilities by providing accurate feedback without delays that can feed a centralized SCADA. Collecting data creates more efficient, reliable, and safer environments while identifying problems that need to be corrected before they happen.