Day: March 1, 2018

Predictive Maintenance and Machine Health Monitoring

Predictive Maintenance and Machine Health Monitoring

Predictive Maintenance and Machine Health Monitoring Using Losant and ncd.io Current Monitor Predictive Maintenance and Machine health monitoring is one of the most critical and important parts of the automation industry. In an automation or production factory these machines work on an average 20 hours per day.  In modern automation, all these machines work together and stay in sync, so its very important that every single machine is healthy.  In the old days, the usual ways to monitor machine health was manual inspection and occasional temperature readings.  With modern day technology, we can monitor these machines 24-7 and analyze the

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Send Email/Text Message with Push Notification Board and N-Button

Here will show you how to use Push Notification board send Email or text message with N-Button Lite software. 1. Connect Push Notification board with your computer. 2. Download, install and run N-Button Lite to show N-Button Lite Manager. 3. Add the connected Push Notification board to Devices Manager. 4. Add a Scan Channel widget to show the status of input channel of Push Notification board on your desktop. 5. Change the input channel status, you will see the color of Scan Channel widget changed also to make sure the board works with N-Button Lite. 6. Right-click the Scan Channel widget to open N-Button Lite Manager again. Click Automation

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Control 16-channel ProXR Relay Board with Relay Timer R16X

Relay Timer R16X software allows you to control 16-channel ProXR relay board manually and automatically according to timing schedule setting. Here will show you how to control 16-channel ProXR relay board with Relay Timer R16X software. 1. Plug-in power for 16-channel ProXR relay board, and connect it to your computer through Serial Port, USB or Ethernet interface. 2. Download, install and run Relay Timer R16X. 3. Click Configure button to open Configuration panel. Select Manufacturer – National Control Devices Select Device Type – ProXR Select connection interface  Serial Port/USB for RS-232 and USB interface, select the right Port Name and Baud Rate 115200 for ProXR

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Control 4-channel ProXR Relay Board with Relay Timer R4X

Relay Timer R4X software allows you to control 4-channel ProXR relay board manually and automatically according to timing schedule setting. Here will show you how to control 4-channel ProXR relay board with Relay Timer R4X software. 1. Plug-in power for 4-channel ProXR relay board, and connect it to your computer through Serial Port, USB or Ethernet interface. 2. Download, install and run Relay Timer R4X. 3. Click Configure button to open Configuration panel. Select Manufacturer – National Control Devices Select Device Type – ProXR Select connection interface  Serial Port/USB for RS-232 and USB interface, select the right Port Name and Baud Rate 115200 for ProXR

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How to Create Relay Status Widget with N-Button

With a few clicks in N-Button software, you can not only create a button to control relay channels, but also create Relay Status widgets to display the status of each relay channel. Here are the steps for how to create Relay Status widget with N-Button Lite software. 1.Be sure you have connected the relay board to your computer with serial port, USB, or Ethernet interface. 2. Download, install and launch N-Button Lite software. N-Button Lite Manager will be shown on your desktop. 3. Click Devices Manager – New to add a device. Input the name for the device – Relay Board Select Manufacturer – National Control

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How to Export and Import Configuration File for N-Button

N-Button software allows you to export and import devices configuration and buttons or widgets’ setting. It will be much easier to save or switch the settings. Once N-Button Lite or Pro is launched, N-Button icon will be shown on Windows task bar. It’s at the lower right corner of your screen. When you want to save your configuration for devices and created Buttons or widgets, just right-click the N-Button icon to show the Pop-up Menu. Click Export Config File to show Save As dialog. Input the file name (Here is MyButtons). After clicking Save button, all configuration will be saved to

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Set up USB Push Notification Board with N-Button

This blog will show you how to set up USB push notification contact closure input board to work with N-Button Pro. Plug in power and connect USB push notification board to your computer. Download, install and run the latest N-Button Pro software to show N-Button Pro Manager panel. Click Device Manager –> New to add USB push notification board . Input Name – USB Push Notification Board Select Manufacturer – National Control Devices Select Board Type –  Push Notification Select Com Port – Port Name(Your USB Serial Port #) Select Baud Rate – 115200 Keep the default for other options

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Set up Ethernet Push Notification Board with N-Button

This blog will show you how to set up Ethernet push notification contact closure input board to work with N-Button Pro. Plug in power and connect the Ethernet push notification board to the SAME network with you computer. Download, install and run the latest N-Button Pro software to show N-Button Pro Manager panel. Click Device Manager –> New to add Ethernet push notification board . Input Name – Ethernet Push Notification Select Manufacturer – National Control Devices Select Board Type –  Push Notification Select Network IP Address –  it should be shown on the Discovered Network Devices list automatically. Double click the

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