Fuji Electric, PHA, 180mm, Inkjet, Strip Chart Recorders

Fuji Electric PHA 180mm Inkjet Strip Chart Recorders

The Fuji Electric PHA strip chart recorders are affordable inkjet recorders with an excellent rating for measuring range accuracy and analog trace accuracy as well as a three-year warranty.

The PHA 180mm strip chart recorder offers brilliant six color recording utilizing Fuji Electric’s patented inkjet mechanism. Tiny piezo elements electronically dispense small dots of 0.3mm diameter colored ink onto the chart paper. This non-contact printing advancement traces vibrant trend lines and prints sharp alphanumeric characters.

This technology, previously available on expensive printers only, now comes in a strip chart recorder at an affordable price — one that falls below the cost of most dot-matrix type printers. If you note the difference in print quality between the dot-matrix and the inkjet typefaces, you’ll conclude there’s simply no reason to use a dot-matrix type recorder anymore.

The inkjet cartridges can have a long life of up to 6 months of continuous operation. Each channel is assigned its own color, and reports generated in reference to that channel are printed in the corresponding color. As this method of printing requires only one mechanism, these recorders require fewer moving parts than conventional recorders — that means years of extremely reliable, trouble-free operation for you. With fewer moving parts comes a depth of less than 8”, making it ideal for installation in shallow panels.

Furthermore, these recorders are fully programmable from their easy-to-read, fluorescent front panels for a variety of parameters such as:

  • Pass Code
  • Main and Sub Chart Speeds
  • Record Mode — Trend/Logging
  • Recording Range
  • Input Signal
  • Tag Number
  • Communication Parameters
  • Ink Monitor Status
  • Language (English, French, or German)
  • List Print Request
  • Daily Report, Date and Time, and Alarm Settings
  • Illumination Status
  • And More…

Report Capabilities
One of the most powerful features of the PHA chart recorders is their ability to create a full complement of status reports — scheduled or on demand. You may specify daily and summation reports for any period of time from one to 24 hours. These reports are printed in crisp digital type and provide you with important information such as:

  • Periodic Data for Each Channel
  • Totalized Values for Each Channel
  • Maximum and Minimum Recorded Value for Each Channel and Time of Occurrence
  • Average Value for Each Channel

The 180mm PHA series of chart recorders comes in six or twelve channel versions. As each channel has its own 16-bit A/D converter, these instruments offer high speed sampling of the input signal. These inputs include most thermocouple and RTD types plus a wide range of DC currents/voltages; each input can be scaled for your particular application from the recorder’s front panel. With advanced math functions, these recorders provide filtering, square root extraction, subtraction, and scaling for each channel.

The PHAs are available in either continuous trace or dotting print versions. The continuous trace and dotting models are nearly identical in features except that the dotting recorder has a slower sample time and has limited scale print or periodic printout capabilities. Therefore, the dotting recorder carries a lower price. Use your Fuji Electric PHA for data logging, trend recording, and transmitting data via an RS-485 communications link.

  • Powerful Set of Printing and Recording Features: prints 7 different types of reports
  • Front Panel Programming: easy to program for more than 15 parameters
  • Advanced Math Functions provide subtraction, logarithm, and square root functions
  • Large Fluorescent, Multi-Language Display: easy-to-read in either English, French, or German; 20-digit, 2-line display; 6-channel simultaneous display possible
  • Non-Contact, Inkjet Printing traces trend lines and prints digital characters which are vibrant and sharp. Selectable ink color for each channel
  • One Mechanical Assembly for Printing: fewer moving parts for longer life and trouble-free operation
  • Side-by-Side Mounting: convenient placement in crowded panel environments
  • Logging Mode: print measured values at intervals ranging from 10 to 60 minutes
  • Daily Report provides measured values for every hour along with maximum, minimum, and average values
  • Totalization furnishes integrated values at intervals of one hour and the total value for one day
  • Zoom, Zone and Auto Range Trace provides special traces that match your unique programming
  • Additional Options: chart illumination, alarm relays, remote control and RS485 Communications
  • Three-Year Warranty protects against manufacturing defects
Fuji Electric PHA Spec Sheet PDF (246 KB)
Fuji Electric PHA Manual PDF (892 KB)

Instruction Manual for RS-485 Interface (359 KB)

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