Configuration of sensors (I/O)

Click the 'Cogwheel' in the top left menu.

Select 'DIAPs' in the menu.

Find and select the DIAP for which you want to add/edit a PLC - click the icon 

Expand the 'Standalone sensors' tab.

Click the button 'Add new sensor'.

A pop-up will appear. Fill in the required information.

Field explanation:

  1. Sensor Type:  Select sensor information (what type of data is collected). E.g. voltage, temperature, acceleration etc.
  2. Digital/Analog: Select whether the sensor is digital or analog. Selecting analog will remove the field 'Datatype'.
  3. Name: Enter a name for the sensor.
  4. Comment: Enter a comment for the sensor. The text entered here will only be displayed in the column 'Comment' in the table.
  5. Type: Select sensor type. You can create a new type using the plus sign (+). This is a sensor category. 
  6. Datatype (the field is only shown if digital sensor is selected in step 2): Select if the sensor is a binary tag.
  7. I/O Number: Enter the I/O port used in the DIAP breakout box. Please find an overview of I/O connections at the bottom of this page.
    For example: If you use I/O 32, the analog I/O number = 0.
    Digital I/O numbers range from 0 - 7
    Analog I/O numbers range from 0 - 3
  8. Refresh rate (ms): Define the frequency of data collection from the sensor.
  9. Multiplier: You have the option of entering a multiplier to get the correct value from the sensor.
  10. Offset: You have the option of entering an offset to get the correct value from the sensor. 
  11. Only send changes: When enabled, the sensor will only send new data when the value changes. When disabled, data will be collected each 1000 ms (if 1000 ms is entered in Refresh rate). 
  12. OEE tag: When enabled, the sensor can be used for OEE configuration. Always enable the toggle if you wish to use the tag for OEE measurings.
  13. Is Active: When enabled, the sensor is active and will appear. When disabled, the sensor will be hidden. 

Relation to convert to 4-20 mA in the software
Multiplier has to be set to 0.006 on analog signals.

Please see an example:

Remember to 'Save changes' when finished.

DIAP will now collect data from the sensor.

I/O Connections:

Remember power for the I/O break-out box (L+ / L-)