McElroy has released the new DataLogger® 6, an Android-powered tablet that makes collecting and analyzing data on fusible pipeline projects more efficient than ever before.
The DataLogger® 6 provides a modernized touchscreen interface and easy-to-navigate software system with on-screen instructions. Fusion operators are guided through every step of the fusion process to ensure that the pipe joint was fused with the correct pressure and heating time, according to the supported standards.
“Data collection is the future and we want to help the plastic pipe fusion industry be ready for it and comfortable with incorporating it into their operations,” said Chief Innovation Officer Jim Johnston. “By simplifying the data logging process, users will be able to validate joint integrity more easily before their pipelines go into the ground.”
The new DataLogger® 6 consists of a larger glove-friendly, HD touchscreen that offers excellent visibility even in direct sunlight and is water and dust resistant. A wired connection ensures the reliable transfer of information from the fusion machine to the DataLogger, which syncs wirelessly to the DataLogger Vault™, where joint records can be safely and quickly sorted, tagged and shared by machine, joint, operator, device or job.
Other new features include front and rear cameras to capture jobsite conditions, GPS joint location, a laser barcode scanner to input pipe and fitting information, a real-time fusion graph for visual interpretation, and contextual help including how-to videos and other media for easy reference.