Traditional measurement systems acquire electronic sensor signals with the help of A/D converters. In the era of digital control systems, most measurement values that are of interest are already present in the automation system. This is why iba offers various methods for accessing the internal values of control systems directly.
Broad Connectivity to Automation Systems
A main characteristic of the iba system is the broad connectivity to automation systems. Via field bus connections, Ethernet protocols or system interfaces, an iba system can be connected to almost every automation system independently of manufacturer and device generation.
Requesting Measurement Data during running Operation
For many systems, Xplorer interfaces and request method are available. This method allows you to optionally request internal variables of the PLC. Thus, you can newly select measurement values without having to stop the PLC and adapt these to the respective requirement.
The measurement values are addressed with their symbolic name. Sending data is done by a software request block in the PLC which has to be integrated once. Data transmission is done via UDP or field buses.
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