Windmill 7 Software
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- Data logging from one instrument connected to the PC's COM port over RS232, RS422, RS485, Modbus or TCP/IP.
- Data saved in text files which can later be imported into Excel or other software.
- Handles ASCII, binary and hexadecimal data.
- COM port trouble-shooting:
- Control the state of the PC's serial port output lines;
- See the state of the serial port input lines;
- Quickly identify and correct communication errors;
- See all bytes sent and received, even non-printing characters like carriage returns;
- Send ASCII values, twos complement integers, 4-byte integers, double-words, unsigned integers, single bits, floating point, CRCs etc.
"Outstanding little tool! Best freebie I've ever seen! No problems, it worked perfectly."
J Franks, Industrial Control Engineer
- Data logging with the Windmill Logger program.
- Trend charting with the Windmill Chart program.
- Data display and DDE server with the Windmill DDE Panel program.
- Output control with the AnalogOut and DigitalOut programs.
- Connect up to 10 RS232, RS422, RS485, Modbus and TCP/IP networks and cables with the COMIML driver. (So you might have up to 10 RS232 devices, 100 RS422, 320 RS485 or many Modbus and TCP/IP devices.) Also works with the Microlink USB, Ethernet and Internet data acquisition hardware units.
- Data saved in text files and can be sent in real-time to other programs like Excel.
- Runs under Windows 10, 8, 7 (64- and 32-bit), Vista, XP, 2000, 98 and 95.
"Excellent software...very helpful"
- Log only when new data is available from your instrument: when a weight changes on a balance for instance. Even if two items weigh the same, Windmill knows that a change has occurred, so no readings are missed.
- Log to a new data file at regular intervals, every hour or every week for example. This is useful in continuous, long-term logging.
- Log data only when channels are in an alarm state, for example when a temperature reading rises above a set point for five minutes. The temperature is regularly logged throughout this time.
- Log data for a fixed duration, for example during an alarm condition and for ten minutes afterwards.
- Use Excel to start and stop logging.
- Log from different channels at different rates.
- Log from different channels to the same or different files.
- Log data from RS232 instruments alongside Modbus and Ethernet devices.
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