Temposonics, company of the Amphenol Group, announces the release of the TempoGate® smart assistant for the R-Series V position sensors. The advanced features and smart functions of the new generation as well as TempoGate® make existing and new applications future-proof and ready for Industry 4.0.
The TempoGate® smart assistant supports all R-Series V sensors with intelligent diagnostics and operational statistics. One TempoGate® can be linked to as many as 24 R-Series V sensors with digital outputs EtherCAT®, EtherNet/IP™, POWERLINK, PROFINET and SSI or available soon for up to 12 R-Series V Analog sensors. Once connected via power supply, the devices are able to communicate bi-directionally.
TempoGate® provides status information and settings of the connected R-Series V sensors and transmits them via OPC UA during operation. Equipped with an OPC UA server, TempoGate® enables users to monitor additional sensor parameters and combine this information with other machine status data.
The smart assistant is designed for permanent installation in a control cabinet and transfers the following sensors’ current details via LAN or WIFI network to a graphical user interface:
- Current sensor status such as the total distance travelled by the position magnet, the total operational hours of the sensor and the current temperature inside the sensor electronics housing
- Current parameter settings such as the resolution and the measuring direction
- Sensor information such as the order code and the serial number