ProfiMessage D Data Acquisition System – Network Compatible and Modular
The Delphin ProfiMessage D Data Acquisition System is the next generation, Industry 4.0 modular data acquisition, monitoring and control system. A master/slave design makes ProfiMessage D suitable for both small and large applications that require the processing of up to hundreds of channels. The ProfiMessage D incorporates a new OPC UA software interface which allows open data exchange to facilitate integration with other equipment and systems. It also features several other enhancements over the previous generation of ProfiMessage systems:
- Built-in display for monitoring and network configuration
- Two PROFIBUS interfaces (single or redundant)
- Optional WLAN interface
- Optional PROFINET interface
The ProfiMessage D has a modular master/slave design. Both the master and slave devices can each accommodate two I/O modules. A single master can control up to 20 slaves allowing up to 660 I/O channels in a single system. There is a range of analog and digital I/O modules which allow the system to meet the requirements of all types of industrial DAQ applications . A network interface enables ProfiMessage devices to be integrated into a TCP network or to be directly connected to a PC workstation or laptop computer. Online measurement data can be transmitted, saved and processed. The data can be stored simultaneously within the ProfiMessage D device itself.
- Data acquisition and automation
- Data transmission via LAN (internet/intranet)
- Data storage capability for independent operation
- Modular and scalable
- Full potential isolation
- Universal inputs and outputs
- Control and automation functions
- Signal conditioning within the device
- Connection to external equipment and PLC control
- Configuration via PC
ProfiMessage D’s universal inputs enable the connection of signals of any type including non-isolated signals. This means costly measurement transducers are usually not necessary. Potential isolation between channels as well as differential inputs saves both time and money.
Universal inputs enable any unit of measurement to be acquired (e.g. temperature, pressure flow, vibration etc.). Data then undergoes direct scaling and linearization. Conversions from mA to bar or ml/min take place directly within the ProfiMessage D data acquisition system. High measurement precision is achieved through the use of 24-bit resolution Sigma-Delta converters and enables the connection of the smallest of signals (e.g. thermocouples).
- Multi-channel data acquisition
- Monitoring and alarm management
- Test stand automation
- Product testing
- Quality assurance
- Monitoring of buildings
Easy to configure
The configuration of the ProfiMessage D is done using a PC with the user-friendly DataService Configurator software. Configuration data is processed online and permanently within the devices. Optional integrated data memory up to 32 GB can locally store billions measurement values.
The ProfiMessage D has an intelligent local controller which allows it to operate as a stand-alone device. This controller also provides many functions such as limits/alarms, calculations, logic and other functions through software channels. This allows the system to be configured to meet the needs of many different types of applications without having to learn a complicated programming language.
The optional ProfiSignal software package is a Windows based application available in three versions which provides a full range of capabilities from visualization and data archiving to fully automated test systems with report generation. Optional modules provide additional capabilities such as connecting to SQL databases, vibration analysis or FDA CFR21 Part 11 compliance. The new ProfiSignal Web is a client/server application that allows platform-independent access to (remote) measurement projects from any standard web browser.