Thermometer vs recorder

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The professional thermometers are particularly powerful tools when it comes to measuring the temperature on high measurement ranges and with great precision (in degrees celsius or fahrenheit). But not only, if the taking temperature is indeed the first use of a thermometer, today there are multifunction thermometers; USB or Bluetooth recording thermometers, for example, allow the  storage of various data (humidity, ambient temperature, atmospheric pressure, etc.) and their transcription on LCD screen. Measuring devices that delight scientists and other engineers. The temperature sensor experts at return with you to these highly technological measuring instruments that are recording thermometers, and give you all their secrets… 

What is a recording thermometer used for? 💡

The first answer to this question would obviously be "To save…"So, yes. But not only! Strategically speaking, the recording thermometer - whether we are talking about a barometer, a digital or digital thermometer or even a hygrometer - meets various major professional objectives in industry, in laboratories or in meteorological stations. Record data and allowing them to be consulted worldwide via the Internet means offering a strong capacity for analysis, reflection and decision-making to committees and other project managers. As you will have understood, some scientists, meteorologists or factory production managers will be able to plan major interventions, major investments or safety measures, based on the data collected using recording thermometers.

So yes, a recording thermometer used to record, but not only!

How does a recording thermometer work? 🔎

Recording thermometers allow you to control the temperature in an economical way. Indeed, they are battery-powered and remotely record the temperature of appliances and buildings, with or without a probe. Each recorder transmits the collected data to a WiFi router, itself connected to the Internet, accessible and viewable from a laptop, smartphone or tablet anywhere in the world.

They can be connected to a PC via USB wire, Bluetooth or Wi-Fi to display the data in different forms; chart, table or summary. The information can then be analyzed by zooming in, saving it as a file or exporting it to other software depending on your need and your use of the collected data.

The recorders, at programmable intervals, will performtemperature recording over different measurement ranges depending on their capabilities. Some software also offers a password-protected calibration adjustment feature that gives you the ability to check the calibration of the recorders and make minor adjustments if necessary.

The recording thermometers usually incorporate a red and green LED, flashing green LED indicates the logger is active/logging and flashing red LED indicates your custom alarms have been exceeded.

The recording thermometer without display

This recorder without display, if it does not offer you direct visual feedback of the temperatures recorded via an external LCD screen, measures the temperature, which is then stored in the microprocessor to be transferred for further analysis later.

The main advantages of this recording thermometer: its simplicity and its price!

The recording thermometer with display

This recorder with display integrated uses the latest electronic technologies. These data loggers are housed in waterproof and ergonomic cases specially designed to protect the LCD screen on which recorded data is visible automatically. It works in the same way as its cousin above, with the difference that you can consult in real time the temperatures collected.

The main advantages of this recording thermometer: immediate analysis of temperature readings!

Other types of thermometers 🌡

Of course, you will find on the market, different types of thermometers useful in many other fields of activity. Do not hesitate to look at the different types of thermometers on the Mag’:

  • thermometer with probe
  • Galileo's thermometer
  • Thermometer vs anemometer
  • Thermometer vs hygrometer
  • Thermometer vs pH meter
  • Thermometer vs Thermocouple
  • Thermometer vs Thermostat

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    For more information or if you wish to be guided in your search for a thermometer, call on one of the experts at Thermomè who will be able to advise you according to your use.