Chart recorders have long been essential tools for data collection at top industrial facilities in Rochester. Despite this, many professionals still don't understand how they function or why strategic selection, maintenance, and repairs are so important.

In this chart recorder FAQ, we answer common questions — and highlight the need for expert repairs when your chart recorders malfunction.

What are chart recorders?

Meant to record electrical or mechanical signals, chart recorders track trends in real time. They are capable of monitoring relevant conditions, such as temperature or humidity.

What are the main types of chart recorders?

Chart recorders take many forms, such as:

  • Circular chart recorders. One of the most cost-effective recording solutions available, circular systems rely on uniformly rotating charts to accurately capture data. The paper may need to be replaced frequently, but these compact recorders are ideal for small spaces.
  • Strip chart recorders. Featuring long strips of paper that rotate beneath stylus pens, strip chart recorders move at a constant speed and are capable of recording numerous inputs.
  • Paperless chart recorders. A modern alternative to the recorders mentioned above, paperless models rely on liquid crystal displays to demonstrate the time history of signals without relying on paper or cartridges.

Our team at Rochester Industrial Services boasts a wealth of experience with repairing many types of equipment, including the various chart recorders highlighted above. Contact us today to learn more about our chart recorder repair division.