When you purchase a laser displacement sensor, it will likely not be set up for your specific application out of the box. Programming instructions are included, but can be confusing to a first-time user. Let‘s take a look at programming one of the more popular series.
The IP address is a critical part of the network for industrial Ethernet devices
This may sound ridiculous. Most of us have experience with commercial Ethernet devices such as PCs, DSL modems, network printers, etc. All of these devices set their IP addresses automatically using a network DHCP server. The PC or printer name is all that is important.
The MNI40 magnetic incremental rotary encoder is the most compact encoder in the Pepperl+Fuchs product line. Even with its small size, this incremental encoder is extremely durable and is not affected by environmental conditions. It has an IP67 protection rating, so you can expect reliable performance in dirty, dusty, or even wet conditions. It also has a large temperature range from -40 °C to 100 °C and has proven itself with a long service life at these extreme temperatures as well as operating at high speeds.
Use PACTware software to program Wireless HART devices
Are you having trouble making the connection between Pepperl+Fuchs’ WirelessHART adapter and gateway? This post will take you step by step through the process of programming a Pepperl+Fuchs WHA-ADP (ADP) battery-powered adapter to connect to our WirelessHART gateway WHA-GW (GW) and PACTware 4.x (PW).
Replacing an actuator sensor interface K30 Series safety monitor
If you have been following this blog you probably read about our How-To video on replacing an AS-Interface (actuator sensor interface) safe input module.
Configuring the Wireless PSCAN-M and Base Station PSCAN-B
Configuring an industrial barcode reader doesn’t have to be complicated. The following steps will help you to configure our PSCAN-M barcode readers.
After a recent altercation with an older, legacy light grid, perhaps the better question is: How intelligent are you?
Replacing a consortium monitor is fairly easy...
Recently we put together a how-to video showing you the simple steps necessary when replacing an AS-Interface safe input module. Recall that any AS-Interface safe input module can be replaced quickly and without the need for additional tools. A maintenance person performing this operation only needs an identical, new, out of stock replacement module; no specific knowledge of the operation of the safety system is necessary.
Monitor lead breakage and detect short circuits with IS barriers
Discrete input signals send an "on" or "off" signal from devices such as a pushbutton, switch, or contact. When the application requires an intrinsically safe circuit, the typical circuit consists of a field device, an intrinsic safety barrier, and a controller (DCS or PLC).