EMBRACING THE INTERNET OF THINGS
The advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) has changed the way engineers look at integrated processes in manufacturing and logistics. No longer do system designers consider production lines and distribution centers to be made up of discrete components – conveyors, actuators, motors, sensors, controllers and other similar hardware – but instead they consider more complex Functional Units. Working with a functional unit, the need to identify individual components remains as important as ever; installing the wrong sensor could have far-reaching consequences. Contrinex Smart Sensors make it simple to get the right device in the right place, eliminating errors and avoiding costly interventions.
CUSTOMIZED SENSOR-DATA TAGS
Within each Smart Sensor, three read-write data tags are reserved for user-defined information. Designated the function tag, the location tag and the application-specific tag, respectively, they link individual sensors to specific applications or tasks, allowing process engineers to locate a discrete device quickly and easily. This simplifies installation and maintenance when more than one sensor is used in a single functional unit.