Data collection is becoming one of the most important functions of a control system and with the BRX PLC family, data logging is included free of charge. The BRX CPUs come standard with 1MB of internal RAM for data logging plus up to 32GB of data storage on an optional, removable microSD card. The BRX platform also integrates many data-centric instructions for custom data logging and file handling operations.
Data logging with the Do-more! BRX platform couldn't be easier. The integrated data handling instructions configure your data logs in three easy steps:
1) Name your file
2) Select how often to record the data
3) Add your data elements
....and that's it! The data is stored and available to aid in troubleshooting efforts or to be transferred via FTP for additional analysis.
If simple data logging isn't enough and you need to create a custom data file or you want more control over the data, the BRX platform also offers a file browser and many file handling instructions you can use to manage your files. File Open, Read, Write, Query and other data-centric instructions are available to help you get the most out of your data.
1) Let the BRX PLC keep you informed daily of metrics like production run rates or down-time statistics with the improved Email instruction. Attach data log files to, or include data in the body of, any outgoing email.
2) Transfer your valuable plant-floor data to high-level data analysis systems using the BRX PLCs FTP protocol.
3) Use the integrated web server (BRX Ethernet-capable PLCs) to access system data from anywhere. The on-board Rest API will automatically build web pages that can be displayed in any web browser.
Just a few more ways BRX delivers your data, your way.