Author: Jacob Youngblood

Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing

Predictive Maintenance in Manufacturing First we want to define what we mean by “Predictive Maintenance”. In the manufacturing industry Predictive Maintenance is used to detect faults in production machines before they can cause catastrophic failure and bring down or bottleneck your entire line. Predictive Maintenance accomplishes this by constantly monitoring sensors connected to your machinery and reporting this to a database or a cloud based system. Predictive Maintenance has proven to have a high ROI based on increased up time, the ability to plan downtime, and the increased efficiency of maintenance operations. It is a key component in the Industry

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NCD5500 Ethernet Module Web Interface User Guide

About the Web Interface The NCD5500 allows you to easily change from a simple TCP socket or UDP datagram communication architecture over to a web interface based control and monitoring system. This interface is usable out of the box or completely customizable using HTML, CSS, and JS. Compatibility Currently the Web Interface configuration of the NCD5500 Ethernet module is only compatible with ProXR Lite. Getting Started Step 1: Hardware Setup Connect your Ethernet module to your network via Ethernet. If you’re using a headless network to configure the page you can use the Static IP jumper on the board as

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WiFi Micro Gateway Setup - Losant

WiFi Micro Gateway Setup for LOSANT

WiFi Micro Gateway for LOSANT® Setup Instructions Introduction The NCD WiFi Micro Gateway allows the complete line of NCD sensors to communicate over the internet to Losant using a WiFi connection.  The NCD Micro Gateway is very easy to use, as it only requires network connection credentials and a Losant Connection String.  All sensors are fully encrypted using 128-bit AES encryption.  WiFi communications is also fully encrypted for your security.  To get started using the WiFi Micro Gateway, follow the steps outlined below. Losant Account Setup If you have not yet created a Losant account then proceed to https://losant.com and

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WiFi Micro Gateway Setup for Microsoft Azure

WiFi Micro Gateway for Microsoft® Azure® Setup Instructions Introduction The NCD WiFi Micro Gateway allows the complete line of NCD sensors to communicate over the internet to Microsoft Azure using a WiFi connection.  The NCD Micro Gateway is very easy to use, as it only requires network connection credentials and an Azure Connection String.  All sensors are fully encrypted using 128-bit AES encryption.  WiFi communications is also fully encrypted for your security.  To get started using the WiFi Micro Gateway, follow the steps outlined below.   Azure Account Setup If you do no already have one you will need to

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How to update Micro Gateway Firmware

Install Python 3 Visit https://www.python.org/downloads/ for instructions Install PySerial Visit https://pythonhosted.org/pyserial/pyserial.html#installation for instructions Download Silicon Labs Driver Visit https://www.silabs.com/products/development-tools/software/usb-to-uart-bridge-vcp-drivers for instructions Download the Python Script Visit https://github.com/telliottosceola/Flash_Script Select “Clone or download” button Select “Download ZIP” Unzip the file Run the script Windows Double click run.bat Linux Run ncd_flasher.py through the terminal Select the COM Port of your Gateway Select the Firmware for the Modem Troubleshooting If the script fails to connect to the device during the flashing process run the script again.  Once the script is attempting to connect to the sensor it will print ……_____………_____ repeatedly.  Press and hold

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Ethernet Push Notification Quick Start Guide

Introduction What is the Push Notification Series? The push notification series was designed for customers requiring contact closure input monitoring via push notification rather than a query based method. This means your application is free to process other tasks while listening for input status change. This opens the door to many new and exciting applications such as email/text message notification, data logging, security monitoring, and much more. These controllers can be configured to send information to a specific server via internet connection when their input status changes, or alternatively they can broadcast their input status change across all devices a

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Industrial wireless sensors

Long Range IoT Wireless Sensor FAQ

Wireless Sensor FAQ General Frequently asked questions How do I know if this Wireless sensor is working if there is no power light on it? We didn’t add a power led to save power, you can hit the reset button on the sensor and it will send two data packets. First data packet will indicate that the sensor is in run mode and the second data packet will contain all the sensor info, device info and sensor readings. You can find more about this in the product manual. What is the Zigmo/Wireless Router and why do I need it? Zigmo

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MXNET Quick Start Guide

IntroductionWho Is Qualified to Use the MirX Series?How do the MirX Series Controllers Work?Order of OperationsLearning CycleUsage CycleGetting StartedNOTICE:Hardware ReferencePower RequirementsTemperature RequirementsBreak-Away TabsUnderstanding InputsWarningBeacon/Smart Mode JumperBeacon ModeSmart ModeBeacon vs. Smart Mode ComparisonUnderstanding RelaysControlling RelaysWiring RelaysRelay LogicUsing Relays to Create Logical ConditionsMirX EthernetHow Ethernet Mirror Modules WorkJumper SettingsSmart Mode SettingConnection Options—Default SettingsOption 1 – Connect DirectlyOption 2 – Connection through Internet with NCD Mirror ServerQuick Setup for Direct Connection (no Internet required)Quick Setup for Internet ConnectionMirX Ethernet ConfigurationNCD Base Station SoftwareMirror Server SetupSetting up your own Mirror ServerSuggestion:Advanced ConfigurationAdvanced SetupElectrical SpecificationsTroubleshootingBusy LED does not FlashController is Running HOTRelays Turn Off Unexpectedly

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KFX Key Fob Communications Module Quick Start Guide

Key Fob Communications ModuleGetting StartedStep 1: Configuring ButtonsStep 2: Connecting to a ComputerStep 3:  Pairing Key Fob with KFX ReceiverStep 4: Module SetupKey Fob RangeCommon CommandsRelay GroupingRelay FlashingRelay TimersTroubleshootingKey Fob Communications Module Our new generation of Key Fob control; the KFX Series, allows users to control any device from a hand-held remote.  The KFX receiver module can be added to any board with a communications module socket to add key fob functionality.  The KFX Series opens up numerous possibilities, including relay control, time delays, toggle functions, relay flashing on/off, and much more.  Key Fobs may be used to trigger complex

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Scratchpad Memory Quick Start Guide

Store and Retrieve Non-Volatile Memory Introduction Scratchpad Memory allows you to store and retrieve up to 8 bytes of data in a non-volatile EEPROM memory within the NCD device.  Scratchpad Memory may be used for anything.  The memory contents have no effect of the controller.  You can use scratchpad memory to store important variables or use this memory to test for the existence of a particular controller. NCD Base Station Software Use NCD Base Station Software to store and retrieve non-volatile EEPROM memory within your device. After connecting your device to the computer, run Base Station software.  Choose the COM or IP

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