This workshop provides several exercises that will illustrate the steps to add a new field device to a wireless network. In this workshop a new wireless device is added to the control system and the measurement it provides is added to a control module. It is assumed that the wireless gateway has been added to the control system LAN and assigned to the controller.
Step 1: Configure a new wireless device using a field communicator. Enable the burst mode to publish data. Power it on and let it join the wireless network.
Step 2: In the control system explorer view of field devices, open the Reconcile I/O dialog box, find the new device and, drag and drop it to an unused channel.
Step 3: Create a new control module and, assign it to the controller. Add an AI function block and assign its IO_IN to the tag of the channel assigned to the new device.
Step 4: Download the controller.
Step 5: Open the control module online and observe that the value of the AI block periodically updates. The updates come from the burst data of the new device.