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2016-01-18 00:58:00.0 Products

Small, Flexible Instrument Supports American & Japanese Standards

TOKYO, Japan - January 18, 2016 - Leading semiconductor test equipment supplier Advantest Corporation (TSE: 6857, NYSE: ATE) has announced the new "AirLogger™ WM1000", the widely-anticipated commercial model of the company's AirLogger wireless data logger. Compliant with FCC rules and certified under the Technical Regulations Conformity System of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications of Japan, the WM1000 is ideal for measuring temperatures for diverse applications in the automobile industry and beyond, from R&D to the production floor.

The AirLogger's sensor unit, which incorporates a thermocouple data processor, wirelessly sends temperature data to a PC for display and saving. It can measure temperatures at 100 points, and can also measure the temperatures of moving and rotating objects, such as wheels, which are difficult to measure with existing temperature loggers. These capabilities give the AirLogger a wide range of applications in diverse sectors. Initially announced in the autumn of 2014, the AirLogger has been praised by early customers as a revolutionary instrument that cuts thermocouple setting time by 80%, and enables previously impossible temperature measurements of moving wheels and brakes.

In the automotive industry, and many other manufacturing and R&D fields, temperature measurement and evaluation are normally performed with data loggers whose measurement units and data processing units are connected by cables. Set-up, measurement, and breakdown take a considerable length of time, impacting process efficiency. Additionally, in recent years, measurement targets have become smaller, creating a need for smaller sensor units and simultaneous multiple point measurement functionality. Advantest's AirLogger series addresses all of these challenges with its revolutionary wireless solution for temperature logging.

The newly launched AirLogger WM1000 brings the AirLogger's advantages to users in the United States as well as Japan. Customers adopting the AirLogger have seen dramatic productivity gains as they are freed from the constraints of working with data cables. The WM1000 is available from 150,000 yen (basic configuration).

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Features

  • Compact, Fully Wireless Design Dramatically Boosts Efficiency
    The AirLogger's sensor units use button batteries for their power supplies, and transmit temperature measurements wirelessly. The fully cable-free configuration enables dramatic productivity gains, and enables easy temperature measurement for formerly difficult-to-measure targets such as revolving tires and other moving objects.
  • Real-Time Simultaneous Measurement of Temperatures at Multiple Points
    Temperatures at up to 100 separate points can be measured simultaneously and measurements are processed in real time.

Key Specifications

Temperature Measurement Range K: -200°C to +1300°C (-328°F to +2372°F)
Temperature Measurement Interval 100 msec to 10 min
Sensor Unit  
  Operating environment Range -15°C to +70°C (+5°F to +158°F)
Outer dimensions 35 (W) × 35 (D) × 14.5 (H) mm
Maximum number of connected 100 / system
Power supply Button battery (CR2032)
Resistance against vibration Equivalent to JIS_D1601_Type 1_Type C
Dust proof/waterproof Performance Equivalent to IP54
Resistance against vibration Windows PC (Windows7, Windows8/8.1)
Supported thermocouples K, T, J
Communication Frequency 2.4GHz wireless communication

Further Inquiries

New Concept Product Initiative
E-mail: info_wm@advantest.com
Tel: +81-480-72-6300

Note: All information supplied in this release is correct at the time of publication, but may be subject to change without warning.