Shaker controller – connection via Ethernet

Question

Is it possible to connect the Shaker controller via Ethernet?

Answer 

Most of our products have a hardware option of connecting to a PC via Ethernet – ZET 017 system has this option as well. In order to establish such connection, the Shaker controller should have a software option of Ethernet connection. This option is enabled upon order placement, so you should specify that you need this option when placing the order.

First of all, it is necessary to set the Shaker controller network address and subnet mask. In order to do this, connect the Shaker controller (VCS) via USB, open program “Device manager“. Shaker controller properties should have”Ethernet” tab (in the case if the corresponding option has previously been enabled) – in this tab you should set the address and subnet mask.

As the settings are saved, switch off the Shaker controller (VCS), disconnect it from the PC, connect Ethernet cable and switch it on again. The PC is unable to automatically find the analyzer – it has to be selected in manual mode. Start the program “Device connection via Ethernet” from the “Network programs” tab, set the number of the devices connected and the network address, click “Check” and then “Enable“. When the indicator becomes green and there appears the name of the device, you can close the Software “Connection via Ethernet” and start device operation.