Integrating all service functions necessary for a machine or system, B&R’s latest version of the System Diagnostics Manager (SDM) allows the user to access information about system hardware and software from anywhere in the world, as well as from ready-made diagnostic applets that can be easily integrated directly into applications, with only requirement being a conventional Web browser. The appearance can also be individually customized to match the look and feel according to the user’s requirements. In addition to being able to quickly access current drive values such as speed, position, enable status or the status of onboard inputs, the axis error list also provides tabular information about errors that are still outstanding as well as those that have already been acknowledged. SDM can also be used to easily access and operate oscilloscopes that are integrated in drives. Being able to check the current status of I/O channels on every bit of hardware with an integrated I/O viewer means that machine and system commissioning can be accomplished easily. The time-consuming process of testing I/O points using electrical wiring is eliminated. During servicing, all data in the SDM can be loaded from the controller and saved to a file at a click of the mouse. This makes it possible for difficult service cases to be analyzed offline by a 2nd level support team. For machine manufacturers, this opens up a totally new dimension for fulfilling maintenance and service claims.
Edited by: Teoman Tugsuz