When we have our sensors in production, we sometimes need to move these to other machines or production sites. At that time we change the PAN id. However one always needs to open the device and go to config mode. This is not flexible and for our helpdesk staff always difficult.
Is there a method to change the PAN id for devices staying in production mode?
yes indeed. In our setup we have chosen per production machine one wireless to usb modem that is connected to an embedded device that also is connected to the machine PLC. To the USB modem we connect 5 to 8 wireless sensors via PAN id. This is configured at set up. When however our production dept. chooses to move a certain sensor from one machine to another, the PAN id needs to be changed to the new machine which is quit some handling that we rather not have in the production dept…