In some systems, under Windows 7, occasionally the USB connection drops in which case Windmill will show Error 22 – transmission timeout error. You can fill in a form at the bottom of this to request our assistance. When entering a Parse String, you should extract a Record Number as the final instruction of the parse. Details of installing USB and other data acquisition hardware under Windows 7. You need to make sure that your converter’s serial settings match those of Windmill or vice versa. By default these will be in the data directory, wherever you installed Windmill.

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You enter all your serial communications settings with a program called comDebug. More details at http: Here are serjal example parsing settings for a number of serial instruments.

With a flexible approach to building command strings, and parsing the received data strings to extract data values, the majority instruments are supported. The Ignore Until Character command tells Windmill to ignore characters in the data string until one of the specified characters arrives. Sampling interval is also known as logging interval or reading rate. This “SigGen” driver shows 7 channels of data called such things as pulse, co,iml and triangle.


As the software is designed to acquire data from measurement instruments it needs sole control of the serial device.

Free Data Logging Software. We also have example settings for specific instrumentsxerial those from Sartorius, Garmin, Mettler Toledo, Ohaus and Sylvac. You can now edit this file manually. COMIML can control both those devices that continuously output data values as though to a printer, and those that require a command message each time data values are needed.

You will later enter instructions for extracting this data and allocating it to the channel. See the Serial Port Driver Settings page for more details. To do this click the Parse button in the Message screen. Save your Settings Save your settings.

Create Channels to hold your data. Are there any funny characters in it? Some instruments do not like being xomiml at too high a rate. Can log samples per second from 40 or more channels For instruments sending messages in ASCII, binary or hexadecimal Troubleshoot serial communications: Includes Windmill data acquisition software for logging, charting, output control and direct data ocmiml to Excel.

Monitor 16 strain gaugesbalanced bridges like pressure transducers or voltage signals. More tips on using USB-to-Serial converters You can fill in a form at the bottom of this to request our assistance.

In the Main Menu select Edit the data channel details.


Modbus Organization

Your choice will become the default directory for this session. Some instruments send data only once when an event occurs comim as pressing a key on the instrument or when data changes.

The only thing you can do is unplug the cable and then plug it back in again, which re-initialises the Windows USB drivers. Troubleshoot Serial Communications Also included is the ComDebug software which lets you troubleshoot serial communications.

Serial Driver to Connect Datataker data logger to PC or Excel – Windmill Software

See above for quick answers, and these pages for more detailed articles. The Help appears as normal. If you have a question the first places to look are in our Help files and in our FAQ. You can control both those serial devices that continuously output messages, and those that require commands before supplying data.

Free Data Logging Software. However, Windows security features may prevent the text of the Help file being shown. More information is in our Excel seriwl.