DATASINK acquisition software

datasink 100 software for data acquisition and statistical analysis

DATASINK 100©

Single-channel data acquisition software for acquisition
by individual measuring instruments

Data acquisition from: gauges, micrometers, position transducers, thermometers, encoders, bore gauges, altimeters, distance meters, scales, torque transducers, load cells or any other measuring instrument equipped with data output 

Time-based acquisition, with the push of a button or with an external signal

Trend generation and statistical distribution of sampled values

Ability to generate both visual and physical alarms

Notification of alarms to remote devices (SMS, e-mail)

More info….

DATASINK X©

Multi-channel software for data acquisition from measuring instruments 

Data acquisition from: micrometers, position transducers, thermometers, encoders, bore gauges, altimeters, distance meters, scales, torque transducers, load cells or any other measuring instrument equipped with data output where it is necessary to acquire more physical quantities simultaneously. 

Time-based acquisition, with the push of a button or with an external signal

Trend generation and statistical distribution of sampled values

Ability to generate both visual and physical alarms

Notification of alarms to remote devices (SMS, e-mail)

More info….

DATASINK BATCH©

Multi-channel data acquisition software for production control with sequential procedures

Data acquisition from: gauges, micrometers, position transducers, thermometers, encoders, bore gauges, altimeters, distance meters, scales, torque transducers, load cells or any other measuring instrument equipped with data output where it is necessary to acquire a series of measurements with a procedure sequentially.

Acquisition with the push of a button or with an external signal

Trend generation and statistical distribution of sampled values

Ability to generate both visual and physical alarms

Notification of alarms to remote devices (SMS, e-mail)

More info….

What are the differences between

DATASINK 100, DATASINK X and DATASINK BATCH?

DATASINK 100 it was designed to solve simple data acquisition applications executed on a single instrument. The instrument data can be acquired on a programmable time basis (it could be once per second, once every 15 minutes or once a day, based on the programming made) or it can be acquired at the request of the operator (by pressing a key on the keyboard or pedal) or through an external signal (relay ', button, PLC).

Whatever the acquisition method, the data is introduced into a list of progressive values ​​and compared with the predetermined tolerance thresholds.

If the value is within the tolerance range, the system stores it in the local database.

If the value is outside the tolerance range or if it is in the pre-alarm range, the system can be programmed to generate notifications (warnings) or physical alarms (visual, acoustic or on external relays).

It is possible to monitor in real time the number of acquired values, the minimum-maximum-average value acquired, the dispersion value (sigma) and the statistical process coefficients (Cp and Cpk).

All values ​​stored in the database can be viewed both in trend format (process trend) and in terms of distribution of acquired values ​​(Gaussian distribution).

The database can be exported in Excel or CSV format for use by third-party software.

DATASINK X It is the natural evolution of the DATASINK 100 software oriented towards multichannel acquisition (i.e. using multiple measuring instruments, sensors and transducers simultaneously).

The DATASINK X software has no limits neither in terms of the number of acquisition channels, nor of measuring instruments that can be connected, nor of physical distances between the various measuring points.

Another important feature of DATASINK X is the ability to perform mathematical operations on the acquired data by generating "virtual acquisition channels" resulting from the mathematical calculation of the physical acquisition channels (in practice it is possible to calculate the average value of the physical channels acquired and perform on it statistical control).

DATASINK BATCH it was designed to exploit the full potential of DATASINK X (multi-channel acquisition with the possibility of calculating the acquired channels) but oriented towards the control of the production of discrete objects. In fact, while DATASINK X acquires all the active channels at the same time (creating a sort of photograph of the state of the process in a given instant), DATASINK BATCH acquires a series of physical grades by carrying out a succession of predetermined operations.

The typical case is the control of objects with manual instruments: a gauge can first be used to determine the width and length of the detail, then a micrometer to determine the diameter, then a balance to determine its weight. All the collected data represent a "set" of measures that must be compared with certain tolerance thresholds and if all of them fall within the production specifications it is possible to validate the control.

Also in this case it is possible to perform calculations on the physical grades previously determined (psi can therefore perform calculations of average values, peak-peak or trigonometric calculations).

Comparison of versions

 DATASINK 100DATASINK XDATASINK BATCH
Number of connectable instruments1no limitno limit
Time-based acquisition management  not available
Acquisition management with precedencenot availablenot available 
Acquisition from EDAC modules   
Database in RDR format   
Database in Excel format   
CSV database  
Possibility to notify remote alarms