I have used the Dataq products for brief data studies to troubleshoot equipment on a manufacturing environment. I am now considering a project to watch pressures, signals and other data collected from processes and issue warnings or alarms if certain conditions happen.
For instance, we are currently logging 5 channels at 100 times/second. These are pressures from pressure sensors on a pump system. We want to start issuing warnings if a pressure spikes over a certain level for more than 0.1 seconds. There are other conditions as well.
My question is what company do you have experience with when it comes to hardware and software? It seems like I could spend 100 hours creating software to do a task like a moving box standard deviation or average, rate of change or other functions to avoid spending 1k or 2k on some nice prewritten tools. I am proficient in C#.
I'd rather not:
- reinvent the wheel.
- buy into a lousy system because it has slick website
- pay an arm and a leg.