Configuring Knick transmitters such as those in the Stratos or Protos product lines is a simple affair thanks to the devices’ intuitive menu navigation and clear displays. Nevertheless, sometimes it’s more convenient if configuration can be carried out offline on a PC in the office. For such cases, Knick now offers the new ProgaLog 4000 PC configuration tool. The software supports the Stratos Multi Transmitter and the Protos II 4400.
Just one software application is required for all device configurations of the two flexibly configurable transmitters. The user selects the transmitter, the installed firmware, and the modules in the configuration tool and is presented on their PC with the same menu structure as displayed on the device. If a new firmware version is available for one of the devices, it can be selected in the current version of Progalog 4000 after an update. The transmitter can be fully configured in the configuration tool; each menu item is clearly displayed, making the user’s work as easy as possible. You can also select from a range of languages – German, English, Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and Korean are currently available.
Correct, Quick Configuration
All inputs are actively checked for plausibility, with any errors or gaps in the configuration displayed during use with a direct reference to the source of the error. When configuration is complete, it is stored on a data card via a USB interface. The card can then be simply inserted into the transmitter. This removes the need to use a PC on site. In addition, the configuration can be exported and saved in a range of file formats, e.g., .txt, .pdf., or .xlsx. For documentation purposes, these are important in many applications, e.g., when specified in audit requirements. Whether the transmitters are located in harsh ambient conditions, or even in hazardous locations, or whether they need to be configured together for different parts of a system: The configuration can be saved to a wide range of data cards in just a few clicks. On site, the configuration only needs to be uploaded and the transmitter is then ready for use. Once several transmitters have been set up, especially in multichannel mode, commissioning is a very efficient and cost-saving process thanks to convenient offline configuration.