How it Works

SpikeWatcher™ PA detects rapid changes (spikes) in sensor signals. It records these spikes at a high rate, while steady-state background signals are recorded at a much lower rate. Rates are user selectable. Alternatively, it can record a summary of the spike rather the individual points.

SpikeWatcher™ PA can record up to 7 channels in addition to the one being monitored for spikes. A variety of sensors are available from Qameleon, including:

  • air, fluid and mechanical pressure
  • electric current and voltage
  • temperature
  • displacement
  • liquid current flow
  • GPS location, speed, and heading
  • wind speed
  • acceleration
  • altitude

The user can set parameters and retrieve data using a laptop near the SpikeWatcher™ PA unit, or from their home or office using the Internet.

SpikeWatcher™ PA generates output signals when a spike is detected or the sensor readings fall outside of the user-set limits. These are relay contacts that can be used to turn on an alarm, control a fan, send a signal to a PLC, or any number of uses.

SpikeWatcher™ PA also sends a notification email when the sensor readings fall outside of the user-set limits.

SpikeWatcher™ PA is designed to be integrated with other systems, such as SCADA and building management systems, using ModBus over serial and Ethernet.

The Main section of the screen shows the live readings of all the enabled sensors. In this example, sensors 4 and 6 are not enabled.

The History section of the screen shows the historical data of the enabled sensors. In particular, it shows the maximum and minimum values and when they occurred.