An overview of our web site will give the reader a good idea of our company policy. We hope our readers will find a company committed to diversity, innovation, and consistently customer-driven focus.
A large number of solutions adapted to various industrial applications have been developed throughout the years, and new readers may be confused by our complex world of loggers, transceivers, software, accessories and thermal shields.
That’s why we would like to shed a different light on our expertise with this editorial which will grow over time.
What's a VACQ?
Did you know that VACQ is the acronym for Véhicule Autonome de Contrôle de la Qualité, which is French for Autonomous Vehicle for Quality Monitoring? A very precise definition of our products, which could also be defined by the words « embedded systems for physical measurement ». This implies that they contain their own power source managed by many microcode innovations, which they are placed inside processes or products such as ovens, autoclaves, containers…and why not drones, underwater vehicles…, that they are resistant to harsh environments and can be protected by thermal shields if necessary.
Let’s start the journey through our products with the VACQ family. You must have noticed the prefixes Pico, Nano, and Mini. This is related to the size of the loggers, meaning that the VACQ without prefixes are generally larger and are used in processes where the size of the logger is not an issue. The VACQs are equipped with thermocouple channels for temperature measurement in high temperature industrial processes.
Watertight VACQ vs non-watertight VACQ
To address a large number of industrial applications we offer both watertight and non-watertight VACQs. The watertight VACQs have a cylindrical shape, whereas others are flat and rectangular which can fit into very small openings.
The VACQ III is the most common among the watertight family. It is used in the Ceramics industry. It has 8 or 16 measurement channels. Placed in a thermal shield, it allows measurements up to 250°C during 60 hours or so. But of course it can be used in other processes, as the thermal shield can be customized for specific applications.
The non-watertight family presents a larger number of models which vary by the number of measurement channels and the type of thermocouples. These are the VACQ xFlats that can adapt to customized thermal shields depending on the applications, and VACQ uFlat which is an ultra-flat logger with three thermocouple channels for processes where size requirements and autonomy are critical.