Field data collected and accumulated for “preventive maintenance” and “operation monitoring”.
An analysis of such field data requires high-level know-how and time, causing a burden to people responsible for the production site management.
The Self-Monitoring Sensor manufactured by Panasonic is capable of reporting sensor data and its own state to the host device through the I/O Link master.
With the Self-Monitoring Sensor, you can immediately judge the state of the sensor and easily identify the cause of failure. Thus, this sensor contributes to the reduction of the burden experienced by the client in collecting and analyzing data.
Problems are solved by the Self-monitoring function.
|Judgement of the state
|Operation is normal.
|Check the settings.
Detected state is faulty.
|* Recover to the normal state through checking installation and settings.
Reduction in the incident light intensity
|Getting close to the end of service life.
Reached the state where the device should be replaced.
|* Limitation in the writing frequency into the memory or in the operation hours, etc.
|Short-circuited or broken.
Reached the state where it is impossible to control as a device.
|* Short-circuited output, damaged EEPROM, etc.
|By creating a program with a PLC, etc., the "State" of the self-monitoring sensor can be grasped.
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Easy use of IoT
“Predictive maintenance” can be easily achieved through monitoring the state of the Self-Monitoring Sensor.
*Based on research conducted by our company as of July 2022
A new optical system with a built-in mirror
An aluminum die-cast casing protects from strain and heat
Normal sensing mode
Basic teaching method
Useful teaching method for when there is a very small object or background object.
Window comparator mode
With an object below the sensor, press the TEACH key to set the valid range for distances via threshold values. There are 3 methods for setting the valid range: 1-point, 2-point, and 3-point teaching.
Rising differential mode / Trailing differential mode
Use this mode to cancel gradual changes in the measured value and to detect only sudden changes. For the setting of threshold value, use the threshold value fine adjustment function.
The time mode options are “off-delay timer,” “on-delay timer,” “one-shot timer” and “no timer.” The counting time is fixed to 5 ms.
The peak hold function holds the maximum measured value which is output and displayed.
The bottom hold function holds the minimum measured value which is output and displayed.
* The peak hold function and the bottom hold function cannot be set at the same time.
* When the zero set function is executed while the peak hold function or the bottom hold function is valid, the held measurement value is reset.
Fine adjustment of threshold values can be performed while measurement is proceeding on the display, and even after teaching.
This function protects setting conditions from unintentional changes.
* For other functions and procedures for setting the functions, see“PRO Mode Setting”.
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