Senix ultrasonic sensors can be connected in multi-sensor data networks to retrieve measurements and/or adjust sensors using SenixVIEW software. An entire collection of data-networked sensors can be managed, stored and retrieved using a SenixVIEW feature called Group Control that permits the entire collection to be backed-up, restored or duplicated quickly. Multiple sensor can also be connected for synchronization (SYNC) to prevent cross-talk or assure simultaneous measurements. The data networking and SYNC functions are mutually exclusive, but generally serve different purposes.
Group Control is a SenixVIEW feature that permits a data network to be managed, backed-up, restored or duplicated quickly. Functions include:
Multiple sensor can be connected for synchronization to prevent cross-talk or assure simultaneous measurements. A typical application is to prevent two sensors in close proximity from interfering with one another, common on converting machinery and profiling applications. SYNC networks are created by wiring the yellow and gray communications wires of all sensors together (see diagram). Operating SYNC groups cannot simultaneously act as a data network.
SenixVIEW’s Group Control feature can be used if the Master sensor is deactivated by turning it into a Slave.