The latest version of the System Diagnostics Manager (SDM) adds a range of new diagnostic functions to B&R’s portfolio. It is available through DAANET .
Users can access information about system hardware and software from anywhere in the world and also access ready-made diagnostic applets that can be integrated directly into applications.
All service functions necessary for a machine or systems are already integrated in the System Diagnostics Manager, so it can be launched from any PC without any installation required. The only requirement is a conventional Web browser. The appearance of the System Diagnostics Manager can be individually customised by the user.
The axis error list can access current drive values (e.g. speed, position, enable status or the status of onboard inputs). And it also provides information in table form 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.
During servicing, all data in the System Diagnostics Manager can be loaded from the controller and saved to a file with a mouse click. This makes it possible for difficult service cases to be analyzed offline by a second level support team.
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 is simple. The time-consuming process of testing I/O points using electrical wiring is unnecessary.