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10.20 ExternalSensorType ToC Previous Next

ExternalSensor is an optional component from DeviceZoneType and includes variables for the operation with an external temperature sensor. The temperature sensor is connected at the TCD directly or the value can come from the connected machine.

Table 10 – ExternalSensorType Definition

Attribute Value        
BrowseName ExternalSensorType        
IsAbstract False        
References Node Class BrowseName DataType TypeDefinition Other
Subtype of 0:aseObjectType defined in OPC UA Part 5          
0:HasComponent Variable ActualValue 0:Double 0:AnalogItemType M, RW
0:HasProperty Variable Used 0:Boolean 0:PropertyType M, RO
0:HasComponent Method ExternalSensorModeOn     M
0:HasComponent Method ExternalSensorModeOff     M
0:HasComponent Variable ThermocoupleType 0:UInt16 0:MultiStateValueDiscreteType M, RW
0:HasComponent Variable CommunicationProtocolType 0:UInt16 0:MultiStateValueDiscreteType M, RW
0: HasProperty Variable AutomaticModeSwitch 0:Boolean 0:PropertyType O, RW
0:HasComponent Object ClosedLoopControl   3:ClosedLoopControlType O

10.20.1 ActualValue ToC Previous Next

Description: Actual value of external temperature sensor

Unit: °C or °F

Example: 41.0

The value is only writeable if the CommunicationProtocolType is OPC_UA (value 3).

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