Balluff smart light
Depending on what is going on in your application, you can select one of three modes
for the Smart Light. You can program to change from one mode to another.
- Stack Light Mode:
Depending on which model you have (the 3-segment model or the 5-segment model), you can configure the Smart Light segments to be whatever color you wish. The standard colors are green, red, yellow, blue, and white; but you can create your own custom colors by adjusting the brightness attributes. You can configure a 5-segment Smart Light to have 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 segments. The 3-segment Smart Light can have 1, 2, or 3 segments.
Typically stack light mode is used to depict faults or conditions of a machine: different colors and combinations of colors mean the machine is in a specific faulted state or a specific condition.
- Level Mode:
In applications where an analog value is critical to the process, the level mode allows you to depict this value visually for operators and technicians. In level mode, you can configure limits within the entire legal range so that when the value is approaching a high limit, it will change from green to yellow, and when it has reached a high limit, it will change from yellow to red, for instance.
Typically, this mode is used for customers who want to display time remaining for a machine process, or the level of material remaining in a tank or container, or the percentage complete for a process, etc.
Run light Mode:
The run light mode allows you to configure one color for a group of LEDs that will move up the Smart Light at a speed which you configure. The background is also configurable. You could have a red band of LEDs moving up the Smart Light with a blue background as shown in the picture at left, or you can configure the colors for the band and the background to be whatever colors work for your application.
Typically, this mode is used to depict the current mode of a machine (run or idle, for instance) or to draw attention to something that needs to be resolved.