Basically, BK Mikro offers three types for a system network, depending on machine coupling and programming technique.
Operation via fieldbus: The monitoring is performed according to the parameters (angle / tolerance etc.) from PROFIBUS resp. DeviceNet master (PLC). An unlimited number of tools can be scanned. With this model the full functional range is available.
Parameterization via PC: The parameterization of the tool and object data is performed at the PC, transmitted to the control unit via USB and digitally controlled via I/O channels by the PLC during operation. In connection with an extension module up to 512 objects/tools can be programmed and monitored via the selection inputs.
Parameterization without PC: For a simple handling without PC the major functions (right / left rotation of the wand, object resp. free space monitoring, definition of scanning intensity) can be set via toggle switch at the I/O extension module. During operation programming by the PLC is also performed via digital I/Os.