Press release from 05.07.2016
Shock sensor ASPION G-Log in new version 1.5 for transport monitoring
Sensor for shock monitoring with additional position visualization of a transport good
During the transport of sensitive goods, damage occurs again and again. The digital shock sensor ASPION G-Log, which was introduced in January 2016, records vibrations or critical temperature events with high accuracy. In the new version 1.5, the Karlsruhe-based manufacturer ASPION presents a series of new functions such as the location visualization or the creation of a clear PDF report. The customers receive the new version as well as further valuable information immediately over the again opened ASPION customer portal, attainable over the enterprise web page www.aspion.de
Position visualization over gravity of earth
In addition to recording shock and temperature events, the new version 1.5 of the PC software for the first time visualizes the position of a load in the six main directions. For this purpose, the data from the so-called activity events are used and the earth's gravitational force recorded is interpreted: The PC software displays the position in the main direction at the specified interval of the activity event during the evaluations. In this way, a changed position of the transported goods can be traced for longer sections.
Evaluations as PDF report and more ease of use
Evaluations can now be exported as clear PDF reports including graphics for shock and temperature events. In this way, business partners or service providers can be informed quickly and directly about recorded critical transport or temperature events. For time-saving work, the user can use the new multi-list to process several evaluations at the same time, such as exporting or deleting.
Switching off temperature events and longer storage time
Another new feature is the deactivation for recording temperature events: If the recording of critical temperature limits for a transport is not required, this saves storage space. With the new firmware, the shock sensor requires less energy in its as-delivered state until it is actually used: this is now 5 percent of the annual battery capacity instead of 25 percent.
Opening of the ASPION customer portal
With the new version 1.5 of its shock sensor ASPION G-Log the sensor manufacturer launches at the same time its new customer portal, accessible via the company website www.aspion.de. After a one-time registration ASPION customers can download the latest software with manual and drivers as well as product details such as technical data and movies. In the FAQ area, tips & tricks on shock sensors as well as interesting information about shipping complete the information offer.
Background information: About the shock sensor ASPION G-Log
The digital shock sensor ASPION G-Log acts according to the event principle: it records shocks with accelerations of up to ± 16 g across all three axes as well as temperature values with date and time. The sensor therefore only supplies data if the defined threshold values are exceeded or not reached. The sensor, which weighs only 35 grams, has a small, robust ABS housing with protection class IP 50 and can be easily fixed to the transported goods by screw mounting.
Depending on the data rate between 25 and 400 Hertz, the shock sensor with a button cell can run for up to one and a half years from activation. During this period, it can be put into operation again and again for various transports. The sensor stores 286 events per operation, including the very first and a further eight highest shock events with a detailed course on the millisecond level. Freely definable activity events, which are generated and logged by the sensor itself, are used for control purposes. These events are also used for position visualization.
The user-friendly PC software ASPION G-Log Manager is used for commissioning and displaying the evaluations of the shock sensor. The data transfer to and from the sensor is wireless via NFC (Near Field Communication). The sensor is activated, stopped or read using an NFC card reader connected to the PC via a USB port. With the ASPION G-Log app for smartphones (for Android from version 4.1) the data can alternatively be read out via NFC and sent by e-mail for analysis and processing.
The ASPION G-Log shock sensor, available in German and English, is developed and produced in Germany by ASPION GmbH itself. It is available for 69 Euro net including PC software and smartphone app from the manufacturer and ASPION partners. A test package as complete set with two sensors, NFC card reader and software is available for 199 Euro net.
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About ASPION GmbH
ASPION GmbH develops and markets energy-optimized, smart sensors with wireless communication for industrial 4.0 applications. The hardware and software solutions are designed to support industrial companies in their logistical tasks: Logistical processes and procedures can be intelligently networked, digitized and efficiently organized by ASPION's smart sensors. Sensor solutions are an essential building block in the digitization of industrial 4.0 applications, with which industrial and trading companies can save valuable time and costs.
The Karlsruhe-based company was founded in 2011 by Managing Director Michael Wöhr. The shock sensor ASPION G-Log was developed from a customer project and is the sensor manufacturer's first standard product. Engineering services in the area of hardware-related development with solution integration round off the company's range of services.