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This article is about the driver "EtherCATRemoteIO" of the ToolScope firmware. It offers the option to connect analog and digital signals via the Beckhoff terminals by an EtherCAT connection. Information about the wiring scheme and the hardware can be found here (catalog) or here (generic information).

When adjusting the driver, it is possible to activate the installed terminals by means of an input field.

When using the analog and digital outputs, a user interface opens and makes it possible to adjust each channel separately.

 

 

 

Name of function

Description

Number of evaluated signals

(Analog)

Determines the number of analog inputs that are read

Number of evaluated signals

(Digital)

Determines the number of digital inputs that are read

Number of evaluated signals

(Analog)

Determines the number of analog outputs that are read

Number of evaluated signals

(Digital)

Determines the number of digital outputs that are read

Interfaces

 

Analog outputs

Determines which port is required for transferring the interfaces/standard ETH0

 

Dwell time for alarm bits [ms]

Determines how long the alarm bits are to be on the digital outputs (standard: 1000)

Output breakage bit for missing alarms too

This option results in the digital outputs also being activated for a breakage alarm in the event of missing tools

Signal name for acknowledging alarms [0/1]

Name of the signal to which the alarm acknowledgment responds

Analog output "…."

Selects the signal/source channel; channel axis "…"; ……

Amplifier (multiplier))

Amplifies the signal so that it can be visualized

Offset correction

Enables adaptation to the output voltage

Digital outputs

 

Dwell time for alarm bits [ms]

Determines how long the alarm bits are to be on the digital outputs (standard: 1000)

Output breakage bit for missing alarms too

This option results in the digital outputs also being activated for a breakage alarm in the event of missing tools

Signal name for acknowledging alarms [0/1]

Name of the signal to which the alarm acknowledgment responds

Use D "…" as alarm output

Transmits 24 V in the event of an alarm

Use D "…" as signal output

Provides the option to activate the output via settings in ToolScope

Invert output

Inverts the output voltage to -24 V

Lower threshold

Settings above which bit 0 is set

Upper threshold

 

Settings above which bit 1 is set