You can add your sensors to the project by configuring signals in the Channel
Specification. You configure signals by specifying the sensor settings and scaling options
for the corresponding channel(s).
Select one or more channels you wish to configure.
Hover over a channel row to see the Configure gear
. Click the gear for the
channel or channels you wish to configure.
The configure gear appears when selecting multiple channels of the same data
type (analog, digital, counter, calculated, and so on). If channels of
different data types are selected, the configure gear will not be
Set channel configuration options as needed.
Specify the channel name in the Name field, if
Select the Physical Measurement you wish to
acquire for this channel.
For information on
which physical measurement types are available for the sensor class
you are using, refer to the Supported
Sensor Class Types topic.
Select the Sensor Class that will be used to
take the physical measurement.
The Physical, Electrical, and
Scaling options that appear are specific to
the selected sensor, if applicable.
multiple channels, available configuration options may not be
available for channels with different requirements and
specifications. Available channel configuration options vary by
device measurement type.
If applicable, set the configuration options to the desired settings
for the corresponding sensor connected to the channel.
If applicable, record any sensor information or test procedures in the
Sensor Properties field. To edit the
Sensor Properties field, complete the following steps:
The information will populate the
Sensor Properties field of the channel configuration.
Sensor Properties edit icon at the top right of the box.
Fill in the information in the
Sensor Properties dialog that opens.
If necessary, apply any additional applicable configuration options to the
sensor. Refer to the Configuring I/O
Channels topic for more information on available options.
After a Sensor Class is selected, Raw value shows the raw electrical
value being measured from your sensor without any scaling applied to it.
Live value shows the sensor value with any scaling
configurations applied. Raw values are meant for validation of the sensor
configuration and are not logged to a data file.