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Keywords Grant Instruments, Ovens
Grant Instruments introduces a new oven logger which features a low profile - just 20mm - to suit a wider range of ovens and applications. It is said to be designed for ease of use, providing a maximum of information with a minimum of button pushing.
The compact Grant OQ606 (Plate 6) can be quick-started by pressing a single button, when it assumes a default setting which will meet most requirements. Programming other setups via PC is also thought to be simpler than ever before, using the friendly-features of Grant's software environment.
Plate 6 The compact Grant Squirrel OQ606 Oven Logger
Flexible triggering functions allow logging to be initiated by rate of rise of temperature, preset temperature thresholds, or duration of run. The logger is programmable with cure specs, performing cure calculations and enabling direct printout of cure levels.
The Grant OQ606 reportedly logs data from up to six K-type thermocouples, immediately indicating which channels are active on an easy to understand alphanumeric display to reassure the user that sensors are operating correctly to avoid wasted runs.
It is said to measure temperatures up to 2,000°C with up to ±1°C accuracy and 0.25°C resolution. Logging can be programmed in one-second increments from one second to 24 hours, or at a fast sampling rate of 0.1 second.
On completion of a run, temperature and cure information is reportedly downloaded in 30 seconds at the press of a button, to either a portable printer or PC. Flash memory supplies battery-fail protection for eight runs, typically one day's work.
The Grant OQ606 package includes logger, set up software, and Paintwise Lite basic analysis software. Paintwise Lite provides setup and download functions, storage of user settings, data in tabulated or graphical formats, basic report functions, cure specs and calculations, and export of data in ASCII format. Users can upgrade to the power of Grant's Paintwise Plus analysis software for advanced data analysis.
A portable printer can also be supplied as part of the package, and Grant has designed new ranges of clip-on and magnetic probes to accompany this logger, to provide a total solution for oven monitoring.
Grant considers that the broad range of its data loggers enables users to find solutions for a wide variety of paintshop applications, including emissions monitoring, humidity monitoring, etcetera.