A chart recorder is a device that records electrical or mechanical input on a piece of paper. Chart recorders can record several inputs by using different color pens and may record on circular or strip charts.
Chart recorders might be entirely mechanical with a clockwork mechanism, electro-mechanical with an electrical clockwork mechanism, and entirely electronic with no additional components required.
Chart recorders mainly have three formats. The strip chart recorder has a long strip of paper that comes out of the recorder. Roll chart recorders are very much similar to strip chart recorders except for the fact that the recorded data is stored in a round roll and the unit is completely enclosed.
Circular chart recorders have a rotating disc of paper that has to be replaced frequently but is compact and amenable to being enclosed behind the glass. Electronic data joggers have replaced chart recorders in many ways but still, the use of chart recorders is evident everywhere.
Many applications are suitable and require the installation of a chart recorder. Before choosing a chart recorder, one has to keep in mind the following questions :
- How many inputs are required to be recorded?
- What types of inputs should be recorded?
- Different input types are required to be recorded in the same unit.
- Availability of color differentiation for trend lines?
- The recorder should have a panel mounting or bench style.
At G-Tek, there is an availability of strip chart recorders which can be helpful in boosting your business to a great extent.