Windmill Software

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Windmill 7 is included with all our hardware systems. We also offer a free copy for use with devices working over RS232, RS422, Modbus, Ethernet and Internet.

Charting data
Charting Data with Windmill 7

"Great Software!"
, Audio Systems Engineer using Audion Precision System Two Cascade.


Windmill 7 Data Acquisition and Control Software

  • 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 all flavours of Windows.

"Outstanding little tool! Best freebie I've ever seen! No problems, it worked perfectly."
, Industrial Control Engineer


Data Logging Options

  1. 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.
  2. Log to a new data file at regular intervals, every hour or every week for example. This is useful in continuous, long-term logging.

    "Excellent software...very helpful"

  3. 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.
  4. Log data for a fixed duration, for example during an alarm condition and for ten minutes afterwards.
  5. Use Excel to start and stop logging.
  6. Log from different channels at different rates.
  7. Log from different channels to the same or different files.
  8. Log data from RS232 instruments alongside Modbus and Ethernet devices.

data logging software
Setting the Logging Options

"Really useful tool. We have been using it to get familiar with quite a huge set of devices. "


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