The BradCommunications eNetMeter DN is a passive device that continuously monitors a DeviceNet network and sends the information over Ethernet to a PLC or PC monitoring system. The information can be read directly by an EtherNet/IP master. Optionally, data can be accessed through a DLL interface, an OPC server or the BradCommunications NetAlytix‚â„¢ software, a program that offers an easy-to-use graphical display of network data. Instant flagging of errors and marginal conditions along with pop-up tips provide guidance on possible causes of errors and potential corrective action.
eNetMeter DN uses high-speed sampling. By comparing acceptable base measurements of a ‚â€œgood‚â€ network, it can help predict imminent failures down to individual devices. Measurements can be used to help users take steps to repair the system prior to any downtime.
The device can be used to diagnose current faults on a non-functioning network. The data can also be stored to historian software for future analysis.
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