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PLC Scan Time (Enhanced Family)

A lot of my time is spent explaining/verifying/demonstrating. The attached program shows the scan time for a V1040/V1210 and also demonstrates the logic required to do the same for any of the Enhanced family of PLCs. ScanTime Tester.vlp

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Simon

 

Updated Demo box with V1040

After a lovely chat with our friendly Unitronics Desk Manager about promoting the new V1040, I sat down the next day to prepare our demo box for a trade display and realised it only has the V570 fitted! This is the Unitronics factory demo with the V570, V350 and Jazz. After some quick action to find a piece of panel material, the afternoon was spent cutting and soldering to migrate the existing V350, Jazz and peripherals to a new panel that also accomodates the V1040. The modem was moved insi

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The term HART is great for bad puns

I was offered an unused ABB pressure transducer with HART interface (see http://www.hartcomm.org/). HART stands for Highway Addressable Remote Transducer. Showing the ability to read all values from such a device using Unitronics is an advantage for applications in the mining and resources sectors in particular.Using the Turck BL20-E-GW-EN and BL20-2AIH-I a simple ModbusTCP gateway module was possible. Whilst all HART values are accessible as Modbus registers, the conventional 4..20mA input v

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Simon

 

Clearing the Decks

It has been a couple of months for cleaning up unfinished business. Old repairs have been completed, non-working demos restored to life, papers filed, notebooks purged and so on. My desk is now a streamlined surface of effiicient productivity. Just the perfect time to start a new forum and blog.I am looking forward to new level of interaction and a place to ramble about stuff without getting in anyone's way. Hopefully some of my ramblings might even be useful.

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