We have a machine with a Keyence LR-W70 full spectrum sensor. Configuring this sensor with it’s onboard controls for each production job is problematic and time consuming. I talked to my Keyence rep and he told we could
Use a network communication module and then send configuration settings from your controller (PAC-R2)
It looks like I would need to add a Keyence NU Series module. It supports the following protocols:
OK, so this all sounds great! There is one big gap in my understanding though: How does my strategy actually communicate with this NU model? For example, if I had a button on my HMI that would send a “recipe” of settings (mode, calibration values, etc) to the NU for it to pass along to the sensor, what would the strategy actions look like? Do I need to write custom code? Is there native support? Do the 4 communication protocols listed previously mean anything to my PAC-R2?
I hope this isn’t too broad of a question. I’m missing this one piece and I’m sure once I have it everything else will fall into place.