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Service software for automation products
PACTware is a vendor and field bus neutral software solution for the operation of devices in the field, which is also used by KSB as a standard service tool for automation products.
Drivers (or DTMs = Device Type Managers) for field devices from different manufacturers can be loaded into the service tool and are then available for selection in an electronic hardware catalogue.
Parameters can be set using a laptop, for example, which is connected to the field device via the RS232 interface. PACTware requires at least 100 Mbytes of hard disk space and 50 Mbytes of main memory. We recommend using a computer equipped with a Pentium III 400 MHz processor or higher, XGA graphics and a Microsoft-compatible mouse or equivalent pointing device.
For laptops not equipped with an RS232 interface, a USB to RS 232 converter can be used. When connected to a USB2.0 interface, this converter provides an RS232 connection once the relevant driver has been installed.
Recommendation for data converter USB to RS232:
Option 1: Manufacturer spectra, www.spectra.de
Type: USB 2.0 to RS-232 converter, Art. No. 112315
Option 2: Manufacturer Digitus, www.digitus.info
Type: USB 2.0 to serial converter, Art. No. DA – 70146
The authorisation to allow parameters to be changed at the "Service" access level can be provided with the aid of an optional dongle. To prevent untrained personnel from altering the parameter settings on the devices, KSB uses dongles supplied by Wibu-Key, which are connected to the USB interface.
Service software package for automation
Software Release 1.8 contains a range of features including the current setup, DTM and PACTware software for PumpDrive Version 1.8.1, LevelControl Advanced Version 1.2, LevelControl Basic 2 Version 1.0, LevelControl for lifting unit Version 1.0 and BoosterControl Basic + Advanced Version 1.2. Up-to-date DTMs are always available on this page for downloading.
Service software package for automation for use by service partners and customer service engineers, comprising a CD with instructions, parameterisation cable (RS232 – MiniUSB) and dongle for authorisation
Identification number: 47121210
Service software package for automation, customer version comprising a CD with instructions and parameterisation cable (RS232 - MiniUSB)
Identification number: 47121211
Dongle for authorisation (as accessory without software)
Identification number: 47121256
Parameterisation cable (RS232)
Identification number: 47117698
USB2.0 to RS 232 converter
Identification number: 01111255