Rules for successfull integration
- I/O Modules
- I/O bus
- Process stations
- Connecting the process station to network
- Design step by step
- System topology
- Management station
- Other network and communication components
- Third party system integration
When integrating a 3rd party device, the required data volume and character must be considered.
For several analogue / binary data points it is mostly good enough to use hardware connection with I/O modules.
Applications with dozens or hundreds datapoints and special signal types, such as discrete and cumulative values (error numbers, energy metering) it is better to use data integration. However, the 3rd party data protocol must be available, together with a list of values and their addresses and meaning. If planning to use already implemented drivers, check the version or variant of the protocol, such as Modbus ASCII / RTU, master / slave role, etc).
Before final design, a consultation with a Domat Control System representative is advisable. A properly designed project and clear tasks for all parties prevent unwanted extra costs and time delays during commissioning.