8xDigimatic uses heuristic protection, allowing the user to set limits, for example. If the measured size of the product is outside the preset limits, the operator will have to measure the dimension again.
Measuring system with the 8xDigimatic is divided into several steps. First, the 8xDigimatic is placed in the distribution box, to which peripherals are connected with protection rating IP65. During normal operation, the operator comes into contact only with peripherals. The peripherals include control panel, LED beacon, measuring device with an RS232 or Digimatic interface and a measuring station for measuring non-standard values, etc.
The firmware can be modified or extended by agreement according to the customer's wishes.
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0. Selects the appropriate measuring instrument to measure the dimension of the product
1. On the control panel operator selects the measurement Dimension 1 and measures it
2. On the control panel operator selects the measurement Dimension 2 and measures it
3. The measured values are automatically sent to the server
+ Intuitive control
+ Reduced measurement time
+ Automatic measurement requests
+ Heuristic protections against incorrect measurements
+ Indications for exceeding the limits
+ Control panel and measuring instrument are located in the visual field of the operator
8xDigimatic is primarily designed for connecting measuring instruments with Digimatic interface. Allows up to 8 gauges with this interface. Each port is equipped with a two-color LED indicating proper function of the connected gauge.
The RS232 is other commonly used interface with measuring instruments. The data concentrator is equipped for connection of one measuring instrument with RS232 interface.
These interfaces can be connected to measurement devices from different manufacturers such as Mitutoyo (calipers, indicators, etc.), Mahr (calipers, indicators, etc.), Kern (table scales, etc.), Sencon (coating thickness etc.) and more.
Most commonly produced multiplexers for measuring devices with Digimatic interface have only one button per device. This means that they are able to measure only one parameter and more physical devices are required to measure more parameters.
In contrast, the 8xDigimatic control panel, that is connected to 8 measuring devices, has 8 buttons, allowing it to measure up to 8 parameters with a single physical device. You simply press the corresponding button to select the measured parameter.
Individual buttons are backlit RGB LEDs. This allows the operator to view the different measurement states.
The RS485 interface can be used to connect the PLC, allowing it to:
Communication with the superior system is via interface RS232 which is able to read data from 8x Digimatic.
There exist 2 versions of firmware that differ by communication protocol with superior system:
In addition to communication interface, the 8x digimatic has a data concentrator available with 6 general purpose digital inputs and 4 digital outputs. Near each input is a jumper, which allows you to change the compatibility between TTL and 24 V logic. These outputs are galvanically separated. Activity inputs and outputs are signaled by the LED. Analog values are determined by the analog input range of 0 to 10 V.
If more interfaces are needed, it is possible to do so by connecting 8xDigimatic in a cascade. You can thus connect up to 4 modules. Each package includes:
8xDigimatic can supply voltage of 8 V - 30 V. For installation in a distribution box, it is equipped with a 35 mm DIN rail for mounting.
|Operating Temperature||0°C to 50°C|
|Mounting||DIN rail 35 mm|
|Dimension (WxHxD)||144x121x75 mm|