Gathering production data with Smart Counter

Smart Counters were designed to obtain production data from manufacturing machines under tough factory conditions and to transfer them to the center using Wi-Fi or Ethernet connection by using IoT technology.

They don’t include a user interface as opposed to KeyPDTs. They are used with an Industrial PC interface.

Smart Counters continue to collect data even if the central connection line gets severed and send the collected data to the center automatically when a connection is established.

Advantages

Technical Features

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Advantages of gathering data with Smart Counter

• With either Ethernet or a Wi-Fi line, devices in a factory are able to connect to the center wirelessly or through Ethernet without the necessity to establish a RS485 data gathering network.

• Data, such as the number of production, meters and weight, can be automatically gathered in an absolutely loss-free and appropriate way via the application of different motion combinations, signal filters and flows and can instantly be transferred to the center.

• Stoppage durations are collected automatically.

• The device’s digital outputs can be activated by various notices and status information can locally be shared with the peripherals through the actuators connected to these digital outputs.

• Thanks to its data collection structure that was uniformly set up independent of the machinery’s brand and models in the production area, the opportunity to gather production data from all kinds of machines in the same way is provided.

Offline FunctioningIncluded. In cases that cables are severed, servers are down, network connection is lost and etc. it can hold data (10,000 data) for as long as a week on average within its memory and can send past data to the system when it becomes online again.
Screen/Indicator12 LEDs, instant working status, communication status, notifications on input-output status
Operator InterfaceNot included. Necessitates Industrial PC use.
Method of Communicating with ServiceCommunication through either an Ethernet cable (100 Mbit, magnetic isolation, DHCP or manual IP assignment) or wirelessly with Wi-Fi (802, 11 b/g, signal level monitoring, changeable and extendable antenna)
Digital Input FeaturesFour digital inputs (25 kHz)
Digital Input Voltage12-24 VDC
Digital Output FeaturesTwo digital outputs (with transistors)
Digital Output Voltage12-24 VDC
Supply Voltage12-36 VDC
Power4 W
Operating Temperature0-60 °C
Operating HumidityMaximum of 95 percent (non-condensed)

DIN rail montage

Smart Counter is suitable for DIN rail montage. In cases that the Smart Counter is mounted on the rail inside a board, it is suggested for the antenna to be taken outside the board if Wi-Fi communication will be used.

Surface montage

Dock station accessory is used for the Smart Counter to be mounted on a flat surface. The board can be mounted on places like on top of a machine this way. The passage of cables can be ensured via opening a hole on the surface underneath the Smart Counter. It’s important that the warning LEDs on Smart Counters are visible. Thus, emphasis must be placed on the angle of LEDs when positioning is made.

 

Industrial PC

Since the Industrial PCs need to be used by machine operators, they need to be situated in the spots that operators spend most of their time at. While an Industrial PC can be used for a single machine, a common Industrial PC can also be used for multiple machines. Using the touch-operated Industrial PC at times that the operators will enter inputs to the computer with greasy hands while wearing or not wearing gloves can create disadvantages. Using a mouse and a keyboard in these types of factories would be more productive.

 

• Its configuration must be done correctly.

• It needs to communicate with NetPC (Allow necessary ports).

• Installation and connections should be made according to the connection diagram in the manual.

• Device-machine matching is made with the MAC address. Therefore, the MAC addresses of all Smart Counter devices should be noted.

1-Communication is Ethernet and Dynamic IP;

• There must be enough free IPs on the network for the IP addresses to be received by the Smart Counter. Ping the Smart Counter device from NetPC to make sure it gets the correct ip.

• The ethernet cable between the SmartCounter and the switch should not exceed 90 meters.

• Rj-45 sockets are recommended to be plastic.

2-If Communication is Ethernet and Static IP;

• IP addresses to be given to the SmartCounter are loaded manually one by one on your request and on the devices. If any error occurs, the process is repeated. Ping the Smart Counter device from NetPC to make sure it gets the correct ip.

• The ethernet cable between the SmartCounter and the switch should not exceed 90 meters.

• Rj-45 sockets are recommended to be plastic.

3-Communication is Wi-Fi;

• Since ip cannot be given to the device manually in Wi-Fi communication, it should be reserved by giving ip via dhcp. Ping the Smart Counter device from NetPC to make sure it gets the correct ip.

• The Smart Counter must be located in a region close to the Accsess Point. Metal curtain, wall etc. between the device and the Access point. should not be.

• In the Smart Counter electrical panel, its antenna should be taken out with an external antenna cable.

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