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Starrett Makes Giant Leap in Data Collection With Launch of DataSure 4.0

An advanced wireless data collection system for acquiring precision measurement data

Published: Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 12:00

(L.S. Starrett Co.: Athol, MA) -- The L.S. Starrett Co., a leading global manufacturer of precision measuring tools and gages, metrology systems and more, has announced the introduction of DataSure 4.0, an advanced wireless data collection system for acquiring precision measurement data. With unprecedented range and data security, multiple gateways, compact size, and high speed, Starrett, a forerunner in the development of data collection solutions for quality control manufacturing applications, claims the system has taken data acquisition to a new level. “Using the very latest technology, our new DataSure 4.0 system enables manufacturers to leverage digital manufacturing for Industry 4.0 by reliably utilizing measurement data to the fullest extent,” says Emerson Leme, vice president, Industrial Products, North America at Starrett.

The new Starrett DataSure 4.0 System operates on the latest wireless networking technology that uses short-wave radio frequencies to interconnect cell phones, computers, and wireless electronic devices, enabling much faster speed, greater bandwidth, and longer range for higher data throughput. The range of DataSure 4.0 is 10 to 20 times that of any data collection system on the market. “With DataSure 4.0, data can be transmitted literally hundreds of yards, which is ideal in larger manufacturing operations or multiple facilities,” notes Jeffrey Wilkinson, director of research and development at Starrett.

Starrett DataSure 4.0 System

DataSure 4.0 features higher bit rates and a very high-speed connection of less than 50 ms of data travel time, and has an ultralow latency network that enables high data volumes to be processed without delay, even at full capacity. Users of DataSure 4.0 can versatilely utilize multiple gateways which serve as central or distributed points for data collection, vs. conventional systems that have only one gateway. The compact new gateways and repeaters can easily fit in the palm of a hand.

Starrett DataSure 4.0 is built on a highly secure proprietary wireless platform. Transported data is encrypted using a multilayered approach that absolutely prevents any outside access to the data, whether passive or active.

With DataSure 4.0, a new network topology can be configured to many simple or complex situations and distributed remote gateways can also be utilized. Data is transmitted from gages that have either built-in radio transmitters or externally mounted end nodes to gateways, and is operable on Android or IOS mobile platforms and Windows-based computers including laptops, desktop PCs, thin client PCs, and servers. DataSure 4.0 repeater and bridge components can also connect directly to PLCs and other high-speed serial automation equipment for real-time data collection or remote machine operation.

Starrett DataSure is compatible with all Starrett electronic digital gages, as well as electronic gages of other tool manufacturers. DataSure 4.0 works with gages that have built-in wireless capability, such as the all-new Starrett W798 Calipers, W733.1 Micrometers and W2900 Indicators, or via Starrett and other tool manufacturers’ electronic gages by externally mounting Starrett DataSure End Nodes on the gages. The new Starrett Wireless Tools as well as the DataSure 4.0 End Nodes include an IP67 level of protection for use in harsh shop environments. In addition, DataSure 4.0 End Nodes are rechargeable, eliminating battery replacement and associated costs.

For more information on Starrett DataSure 4.0, visit https://www.starrett.com/datasure4.

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The L.S. Starrett Co., founded in 1880, manufactures more than 5,000 variations of precision tools, gauges, measuring instruments, and saw blades for industrial, professional, and consumer markets worldwide. Starrett, a company that has set the standard for fine precision tools in industry for more than 123 years, has rightfully earned the title “World’s Greatest Toolmakers.”