The IntelliLogger™ Network Enabled Data Logging and Alarming System is a versatile stand-alone data acquisition, alarming and reporting instrument that incorporates a full suite of Network capabilities. With this added Network connectivity, not only can the IntelliLogger sample analog and digital inputs, process them and log them to memory… but it also can report and alarm in a powerful new variety of methods. Additionally, the IntelliLogger monitoring your connected equipment can now be accessed over the Internet to view current values, download logged data, acknowledge alarms and more.
The IntelliLogger IL-80 model consists of the standard IntelliLogger base (IL-20 model) bundled with an eight channel isolated analog input expansion module (ILIM-7) in a single rugged package. The resulting offering of I/O channels in the IL-80 meets many data acquisition task needs and is consistently one of our best selling instruments. Additional channels can be added to the IL-80 by connecting one or more analog (ILIM-7) or digital (ILIM-2) expansion modules to the IL-80 via the standard BBus interface.
All ILL models have Modbus RTU Master, Modbus RTU Slave and Modbus TCP Server as options. With the Modbus RTU Master option, the ILL can acquire register values from multiple Modbus RTU Slave devices. The Modbus register value is then processed within the ILL as other analog or digital inputs. With the Modbus Slave and Server options, the ILL can provide register values to other Modbus Master or Client devices.
All models of the IntelliLogger utilize the powerful and intuitive HyperWare-II software for programming. HyperWare-II facilitates a quick learning curve due to its graphic programming User Interface. Simply dragging icons onto the workspace then interconnecting the icons with your mouse defines program function. This program is then uploaded to the Intellilogger memory where it executes stand-alone.
Options for the IL-80 include Modbus data collection, cell modems, WiFi interconnect, weatherproof enclosures and more.
The IL-80 is identical to the IL-20 with the exception that it has an ILIM-7 analog expansion module integrated into the instrument enclosure. This provides an additional 8 high resolution, high-accuracy isolated analog inputs in a single housing instrument. These analog inputs can accept Vdc, mAdc and Thermocouple inputs directly. All channels are isolated simplifying the connection to existing control current loops, multiple power source instrumentation circuitry and minimizing issues relative to exceeding typical common mode input levels commonly seen in the process world. Channel capacity added in the IL-80 is shown below as well as displayed pictorially in the IL-80 Front View image.
The additional high resolution analog inputs provided in the IL-80 are identical in function to those provided in the ILIM-7 Interface Module. Additional ILIM-7 or ILIM-2 (digital I/O) Expansion Modules can be be added via an external BBus daisy-chain connection to expand the IntelliLogger system channel capacity even further.
Analog Inputs provided by the ILIM-7 Component in addition to the IL-20 Base Component (below)
|Isolated Analog Input (programmable range)
||Vdc Input ranges:
+/-7.5Vdc (on 4 chans only)
+/-15Vdc (on 4 chans only)
+/-30Vdc (on 4 chans only)
J, K, E, T, R, S and N types with both Full and Limited ranges available.
mAdc Input ranges:
|Channels can be field configured independently for bipolar Vdc input, Thermocouple input or mAdc input.
These channels utilize a high resolution ADC providing up to 20 bits of signal resolution (i.e. one PPM). The default is 16 bits (one part in ~64,000) and the setting is user programmable.
Channels are all isolated from each other as well as from the system base.
When channels are configured for thermocouple applications, the CJC temperature is automatically sensed and used in compensation. Four of the eight channels when configured as Vdc inputs can be programmed to accept 3 additional higher voltage ranges up to 30Vdc.
Contact Logic Beach for information about higher Vdc input ranges.
||25mA current limited and regulated 5Vdc output for sensor excitation
||Pulsed on under software control. Can be used for sensor excitation.
Hardware Features provided by the IL-20 Base Component of the IL-80
|Analog Input (programmable range)
||Vdc Input ranges:
-10 to 20mVdc
-35 to +60mVdc
-45 to +80mVdc
-60 to +100mVdc
-120 to +200mVdc
-300 to +500mVdc
-600mV to +1.0Vdc
-1.2 to +2.0Vdc
J, K, E, T, R, S and N types
mAdc Input ranges:
-100 to +200uAdc
-350 to +600 uAdc
-450 to +800uAdc
-600uA to +1mAdc
-1.2 to +2mAdc
-3 to +5mAdc
-6 to +10mAdc
-12 to +20mAdc
|Channels can be field configured for Vdc input, Thermocouple input or mAdc input. These channels utilize a 12 bit ADC providing approximately 1 part in 4000 resolution over the full scale.
NOTE: For higher resolution needs, the IL-80 and/or the ILIM-7 analog input expansion module can provide up to 20 bits (!) of resolution which equates to 1PPM.
When channels are configured for thermocouple applications, the CJC temperature is automatically sensed and used in compensation.
||Vdc Range: 0 to 3.2Vdc
mAdc range: 0 to 32mA
|Field configurable for a single range of mAdc or Vdc input. 12 bit resolution.
|Internal Temperature Sensor
||Used for CJC for System Base thermocouple measurements
||Sensor can also be used for monitoring or logging of IntelliLogger temperature per user’s Program Net.
10Hz to 20Khz with 100mVpp sine input.
0.04Hz to 120KHz with 1Vpp input signal.
Frequency measurement range expands further with increased input signal amplitude.
Count: 0/ 3V input (0/24Vdc max) signal, 0 to 25KHz input pulse frequency without missed counts
Event: 0/3Vdc minimum, 0/24Vdc max driven input
|Programmable as Event, High-speed counter or Frequency input per channel.
Channels are provided with debounce and pull-up under program control allowing for non-powered (contact closure, transistor or opto) inputs for Event, Frequency and Count functions.
||0 to 10Vdc (8 bit)
||Under IntelliLogger program control. 10Vdc output requires unit supply voltage to be >10.5Vdc.
|+5Vdc Fixed Output
||0/5Vdc output; current and short circuit protected at 25mA
||Control via IntelliLogger program
||Green LED output
||Control via IntelliLogger program
||Form C (NO, NC and Com)
||Control via IntelliLogger program
||0/5Vdc current limited outputs
||Control via IntelliLogger program
||Modbus TCP Server option is available for this port.
Cellular network modem uses this port.
||DB-9F for PC Communication
||Modbus RTU Slave option is available for this port.
||DB-9M for external comm device support (modems, radios, etc)
||For PC Communication
||4 line x 20 Characters
||Status messages as well as custom messages under program control
IntelliLogger instruments are extremely powerful and versatile data acquisition, reporting and alarming instruments due to their programmability via the HyperWare-II software. HyperWare-II implements an intuitive graphical programming technique that results in a very quick learning curve… without compromising flexibility or programming capabilities.
Programming consists of connecting Input, Output and Function icons together with a mouse to construct a “HyperNet” Program. Clicking on each of the icons displays a Configuration Dialog to enter desired settings. Once the HyperNet is built, it is then uploaded to the logger memory where it executes stand-alone… sampling inputs, performing math, logic, storage to memory, output alarming, reporting and more. Due to the graphic design method, HyperNet programs are intuitive to construct and easy to comprehend at a later date… an extremely valuable feature.
In addition to the programming capability included in HyperWare-II, remote control communications, data downloads and Real-Time trending features are provided. With the Real-Time Trending feature, custom dashboards can be built to display sampled inputs, calculated values and output states in a variety of graphical display objects such as thermometers, line plots, charts, gauges and much more.
Additional analog (thermocouple, voltage, current) and digital (Event, Frequency, Counter and output) channels can readily be added to IntelliLogger models with the connection of ILIM-7 or ILIM-2 Expansion Modules. Intelliloggers equipped with the BBus expansion port capability (IL-20, IL-80, IL-90) are expanded by simply daisy-chain connecting one or more Expansion Modules. A CAT-5 Ethernet cable is used (provided with the module) for the interconnection and up to 100’ can separate the IntelliLogger and a module. For applications with 5 or less modules, the IntelliLogger System Base can provide both the communication AND the power for the modules via this BBus interconnect. For systems utilizing more than 5 Expansion Modules or long interconnecting runs, a BPB-1 BBus Power Booster can be used to inject power into the BBus daisy-chain network.
Expansion Modules stacked on IntelliLogger Base
IL-20 with daisy-chained Expansion Modules
With the suite of new Modbus Options, the IntelliLogger can now be utilized in Modbus network applications. A Modbus RTU Master enabled IntelliLogger can read Modbus register parameters from a connected Modbus Slave device (e.g. a flow computer, transducer, etc) along with other conventional hardwired inputs (e.g. thermocouples, pressure transducers, etc). These Modbus garnered values can then be processed, reported, stored to memory, embedded into emails, FTP’d and/or served up in Web pages… all by the IntelliLogger.
Alternatively, the IntelliLogger can be configured as a Modbus RTU Slave (or Modbus TCP Server) and share its own internal Modbus registers for interrogation or update from other networked Modbus Master (Client) devices.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What is the difference between IntelliLogger models?
- The IL-10 is the most basic stand-alone model.
- The IL-20 is identical to the IL-10 with one exception.. its Input/Output channel count can be expanded with the connection of additional Expansion Modules such as the ILIM-2 and the ILIM-7 via the BBus port.
- The IL-80 is simply an IL-20 with one ILIM-7 Analog Expansion module housed in a single instrument package. The IL-80 can be expanded with even more channels with the addition of ILIM-2 and ILIM-7 modules.
- The IL-90 is simply an IL-20 with one ILIM-2 Digital Expansion module housed in a single instrument package. The IL-90 can be expanded with even more channels with the addition of ILIM-2 and ILIM-7 modules.
- What components do I need to order to make a complete usable data acquisition instrument?
- Simply ordering the Part Number associated with the IntelliLogger on the Ordering Tab will provide a complete usable instrument.
- The unit is supplied with a wall adapter power supply, USB and Ethernet cable and a CD containing the HyperWare software and the complete user manuals in PDF format.
- If not ordered with the IntelliLogger, the customer will need to provide a PC computer with USB port and any sensors or signals to be sampled by the IntelliLogger.
- How can I get more Input/Output channels?
- The IL-20, IL-80 and IL-90 can have multi-channel Expansion Modules connected to increase the channel count. The modules are daisy-chain connected to the IntelliLogger with Ethernet cables via the integral BBus port.
- Will the IntelliLogger run stand-alone without a PC connected?
- Yes. Once the IntelliLogger is programmed, it can run stand-alone sampling inputs, performing calculations, driving outputs, etc. Options include various battery options to implement true stand-alone operation.
- Does the IntelliLogger provide power for sensors?
- It depends. There is one 5Vdc regulated output as well as two programmable analog voltage outputs on all IntelliLoggers. These can be used to provide excitation for many types of sensors. For transducers requiring higher voltages, we offer the PSM-2 Power Supply Module that can step up the nominal 9Vdc voltage provided by the optional D-cell Battery Pack or an external supply voltage to 10, 15 or 24Vdc. Those voltage levels will typically provide transducer power or loop excitation for 4-20mA transmitters.
- I am running the IntelliLogger from batteries.. how can I power transducers?
- Use the PSM-2 module (see above) to step up battery voltage to levels sufficient to power most transducers. Additionally, to conserve battery energy in slower sampling applications, the power to the transducers can be cycled on before a reading then off after the reading.. saving battery energy. This is commonly done with the Warm-Up Icon.. a standard feature in the HyperWare software.
- Is the IntelliLogger weatherproof?
- No, however we offer tamper/weatherproof enclosure options. Refer to the Enclosure Options in the Accessories Tab for details
- What can be viewed on the IntelliLogger front display?
- Front panel buttons allow users to step through liquid crystal display (LCD) menus to view:
- System Status (Enabled/Stopped, Memory usage, Supply voltage, IP address, etc)
- Real-time values associated with any Probe Points included in the Program Net.
- User defined messages displayed per the Program logic
- System Error messages (Memory Full, Low Supply Voltage, etc)
- and more….
- Can a cellular modem be used with the IntelliLogger?
- Yes, we offer cell modems compatible with the major cellular carriers.
- Can the IntelliLogger be connected to a local area network (LAN)?
- Yes, there is an included Ethernet port integral to the IntelliLogger. Once the LAN parameters (IP address, Gateway addresses, mail servers, etc) are configured via USB, the IntelliLogger can be directly connected to the LAN with a Cat 5/6 cable and accessed from anywhere on the LAN.
- Can the IntelliLogger connect to a WiFi network?
- Yes, we offer a WiFi bridge that connects to the IntelliLogger Ethernet port and allows wireless communication to a conventional Access Point on a LAN.
- Can I access a LAN connected IntelliLogger remotely from outside of the network?
- Yes, providing that a Port can be opened up in the network firewall to allow outside access to the IntelliLogger. Once this Port is open, communication with the IntelliLogger is possible from networks anywhere in the world. Passwording can be set on the IntelliLogger to limit access.
- What capabilities do I have via a remote connection to the IntelliLogger?
- All of the commands that can be performed via a USB connection can be performed remotely via a LAN, WiFi or Cell Modem connection. Assuming you have password rights this includes:
- View real-time values
- Data download
- Enable / Stop / Erase Memory
- Status view
- Change Program execution via Remote Control Switch Icons or Remote Constant Icons (if they are included in the executing Program Net)
- Can I prevent unauthorized access to the IntelliLogger?
- Yes. The IntelliLogger has a powerful Password authentication system. Multiple User accounts can be built with varying Permissions. For example, an Operator User could be set up to allow for viewing of real-time values but can’t reprogram the unit. A Power User might be able to Perform all functions but NOT reprogram the unit, etc.
- What happens if a power failure occurs?
- The IntelliLogger will shut down upon a power failure and save all current readings to non-volatile memory. When the power returns, the IntelliLogger will reboot and resume the operational mode which it was in prior to the power failure.
- Can I use a backup battery to power the IntelliLogger through utility outages?
- Yes, the IntelliLogger can be connected to both a low voltage utility source (eg the provided 120Vac to 12Vdc power adapter) and to a nominal 9Vdc Battery Pack option. If the utility power fails, the IntelliLogger will automatically switch to the backup battery and continue operation. When the utility power resumes, the IntelliLogger will commence operation from the utility source again. If running from a nominal 12Vdc source battery as backup, use of a 120Vac to 24Vdc adapter will ensure the IntelliLogger only draws current from the battery when the utility fails.
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