If you have a factory, there is a good chance that you have software installed in your machines that will detect if anything with them is wrong, such as if they need a fluid change, or if they need to be serviced. As a result, the machines are broadcasting a nearly constant stream of data. This data is only going to be useful if you are able to capture it. One option is to connect the machines to a separate computer that uploads the results that the machines put out to the cloud. Then, you can do whatever you need to do to analyze the data from the cloud. This allows you to store data long term and look for trends to improve your overall productivity. Here are some tips for installing the drivers that are required to hook up the computer to a data highway, usually through the USB port and using a cable like a 1784 u2dhp cord.
1. Plug the Cable Into the Computer
Your first step is to plug the cable into the computer. Locate the appropriate USB port and try to push the cord in. Because USB ports can only be inserted with a certain side facing up, if it doesn't seem to be going on, be sure that you turn your cable around.
Once you get the cable into the computer, the computer will automatically detect if there are any drivers that need to be downloaded. Unless you have used this cable in this particular computer before, you are going to need to install drivers.
2. Run Through the Wizard
Either a new hardware wizard will ask permission to be opened or will open automatically when the computer has fully detected and connected to the drivers. This will allow you to install the drivers to the computer. Run through the wizard by clicking the appropriate "Next" buttons and accepting the terms and conditions if such an action is necessary. The files necessary for the driver are going to be stored at a location that you can choose, so be sure that you check the path when you are installing the drivers to make sure that they're going to the correct location.
3. Finish and Check
Finally, click the "Finish" button and check to make sure that the driver files are where you specified. Then, run any software that you have installed on the computer that are designed to collect data from your equipment. See if that data is received. If it is, then the drivers have been installed correctly.
For more information, talk to a company that specializes in cables to connect computers to data highways.