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The data acquisition process, or DAQ, involves converting physical data into a unified form, which has digital numeric values. The conversion is necessary so that the data can be manipulated by a computer and used for applications such as research and processing. DAQ can be performed through either DAQ devices such as temperature recorders or data loggers, or it can be performed as part of an entire DAQ system, which is typically abbreviated DAS. Read More…

DAQ DAQ is an abbreviation for data acquisition, which is the process of sampling actual physical conditions such as property or phenomena, including such elements as gas pressure, light intensity, fluid flow, force and temperature. Once the data from the physical conditions is collected, it must then be altered or converted for practical applications.
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Owosso, MI  |  989-720-2700

Since our inception, SAKOR has led the market in the development of data acquisition and controls technology. For over 29 years, we have been providing quality products and superior customer service to a variety of markets including marine, automotive, aerospace, military, applicances, and more.

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SAKOR Technologies, Inc. $$$

Rush, NY  |  585-321-2300

We have an experienced group of highly proficient instrumentation engineers. The industries served include chemical, life science/pharmaceutical, oil and gas, glass, utilities and much more. Working together with our other engineering disciplines, our instrumentation engineers ensure the system, including the electronic and mechanical devices operate efficiently and are safe through researching control technologies and coming up with ways to improve your system.

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Optimation $$$

Kennesaw, GA  |  800-278-2119

Emprise delivers exceptional customer service, engineering expertise, and technical support to reduce development risks, improve the understanding of design issues, and quickly identify the right solutions. Decades of application engineering experience provides the perspective and knowledge to quickly prototype, build, and deliver components, sub-assemblies, or systems exactly to a customer’s critical requirements. Look us over and please contact us if you have any questions.

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Emprise Corporation $$$

Logan, UT  |  435-753-2342

We are a leading designer and manufacturer of data loggers, data acquisition systems, and measurement and control products. Our solutions are used worldwide in research and industry applications. Our products are known for versatility, precision, and dependability, even in harsh, remote environments. We are proud to be internationally recognized for producing instruments that are durable, accurate, and dependable.

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Campbell Scientific, Inc. $$$

Farmington Hills, MI  |  248-477-5215

Comptek has delivered innovative, custom solutions in industrial automation since 1983 for plant assembly and test systems. Our systems involve industrial automation software development integrated with custom hardware, engineering services, and manufacturing assembly. Comptek System Solutions will improve the quality of your products, increase productivity and reduce costs. In fact, you can read our case studies to see how we have helped automation customers achieve these results in the past.

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Comptek, Inc. $$$
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Performed either by a device or whole system, DAQ processes are critical to a broad spectrum of industries including: medical, for the acquisition of clinical trial data by means such as central web based systems and local electronic data capture systems; agriculture, useful for determining optimum planting conditions such as the soil moisture level; aerospace, for the acquisition of data by means including flight data acquisition units and structural dynamics test systems; and automotive, for use in vehicle data acquisition systems for applications such as vehicle testing and performance monitoring.

A variety of components, devices and types of DAQ devices and systems are available to suit many diverse applications. Some of the more common DAQ devices include data loggers, temperature recorders and DAQ hardware. Data loggers are defined as being any device with the ability of storing data, with examples including plug-in boards and serial communication systems. As a more specific type of data logger, temperature recorders are utilized for the measurement of the physical phenomena of temperature, or the degree of hot or cold of an environment.

Lastly, DAQ hardware refers to electronic hardware that must be physically plugged into a computer system. In addition to many different DAQ devices and systems, there are various methods in which DAQ can be achieved. The most common method is PC DAQ, which includes the vast majority of DAS and DAQ devices that require a connection to a host computer in order to function.

In fact, there are many types of DAQ devices that plug directly into the host computer. One example of this type of DAQ method is USB DAQ. A USB device is a serial bus that has become standard for connecting and establishing communication between DAQ devices and a computer. USB DAQ offers several advantages for DAS including the ability to provide power to peripheral devices as well as offering a higher bandwidth which the capability of reaching 12 Mbits/s.