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  2. One of the app note http://apps.geindustrial.com/publibrary/checkout/AN18-001?TNR=Application and Technical|AN18-001|PDF&filename=AN18_001_Connecting power supplies in parallel.pdf Sample https://www.power-supplies-australia.com.au/blog/connecting-mean-well-power-supplies-parallel
  3. Maybe a little off-topic, but I need to have redundant power supplies (24V for the PLC) in a system. What is the best approach to this? Two power supplies running all the time in parallel or a relay that switches when a power supply fails? I'm not sure the relay would be fast enough to prevent the PLC and other related 24V hardware from going down. Any education in this area would be greatly appreciated. @Joe Tauser, do you have relevant experience with this?
  4. Can someone explain the issue to me real slow with real simple words...? Seriously, I understand that a note should be added to the specs for clarification, but I'm not sure what that should be...
  5. But at any rate, nobody seems to remember what the logo originally stood for!
  6. Oy vey. This is as geeky as it gets!!!
  7. You are NOT--but I had to look up LCARS. I never made it to the Next Generation!
  8. It's smooth. It's simple. Our R&D department has created a complete Motion Solution that includes all the hardware you need - AC Drives, Motors, Cables both standard and robotic – all seamlessly supported by Unitronics’ PLCs, HMIs, & VFDs. You can enjoy the simplicity of obtaining all components from a single supplier, plus our efficient Ready-Made Motion code - read on to learn more! New Motion Solution: Servo Made Simple - Easy to Set Up, Painless to Program Unitronics new line of AC Servo drives and motors changes the traditional and complicated approach to Motion Control. Unitronics launches a complete line of AC Servo drives and motors – along with a surprisingly simple approach that enables users to implement Motion Control easily. Ready-Made Motion code, Embedded Diagnostic tools, Automatic communication setup, are just some of the easy-to-use features embedded in this new line. The offering includes 1 and 3-phase drives and motors, operating at a wide power range of 50W to 5,000W (0.06-6.7 HP) to suit any machine size, with robust, high-resolution built-in serial encoders (absolute: 23-bit, incremental: 20-bit), IP65. Simplicity translates into solid profit Unitronics, recognized for industry leadership by the prestigious Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Award, applies an innovative approach that brings time-saving benefits to motion control: · No coding needed: Ready-Made Motion code, provided with every purchase, enables Unitronics’ customers to test their completed system; this code can be opened and adapted to other applications via PLCopen standard functions · One software for all project needs: set up and program PLC, HMI, Servo, VFD, and I/O—no need to struggle with multiple software tools to build an application with up to 8 axes · Automatic communication setup: absolutely seamless · Minimal room for error: UniLogic software automatically analyzes mechanical properties and recommends safe values for the user application · Diagnostics: UniLogic includes a built-in powerful, high-speed scope to view servo run-time performance · Tune the system: using only one single parameter · Embedded Diagnostic tools: no PC needed. Use Via an HMI panel – or a virtual HMI screen on their mobile device – users can: - Set motion parameters - Monitor Axis behavior and I/Os - Execute movements, such as Point-to-Point, Jog, and Homing One Integrated Solution for Control & Automation The company’s Motion Control solution includes all the elements required for precise motion control: award-winning PLCs, HMIs panel, VFDs, I/Os, along with broad communication support, including Industry 4.0, and now Servo drives and motors. All products are programmed in the same, easy to use software studio, giving users a complete solution for control and automation from one supplier.
  9. Hi JohnR, Please check next Forum Topic: It explains side effects of last Microsoft updates for applications, using VB. May be this will help you to solve problem. B.R.
  10. Second one is universal Bluetooth access point with standard classic 2.1 and 4.0 mode.
  11. Dear Samith Chathuranga , Open a ticket on Unitronics "Help center" at https://support.unitronics.com/index.php the Support team will assist.
  12. Dear Samith Chathuranga, From the PLC POV you need to configure the mosquitto broker connection parameter in UniLogic. From the Help section:
  13. I've compiled a new version of the Data Converters Suite, and it should solve the problem.
  14. Kratmel, those things appear to be needing to be a pair, which I don't think is the aim for Flex. My impression is the client wants to scoot around picking up bits of info via a bluetooth connection on the roaming device. cheers, Aus
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  16. I Googled that error and it pops up all over as a database connection error coming from VB, which is what DataXport is written in. It's probably intermittently having an error connecting to it's own internal database, which is almost Access but not quite. Maybe one of the Creators can chime in. Joe T.
  17. this is maybe industrial https://www.anybus.com/docs/librariesprovider7/default-document-library/brochures-datasheets/anybus-wireless-bridge-serial---datasheet.pdf?sfvrsn=2 or https://www.anybus.com/docs/librariesprovider7/default-document-library/brochures-datasheets/Anybus-Wireless-Bridge-II.pdf
  18. This is all SOOO entertaining (seriously)! Unraveling one of the great mysteries of our professional lives.
  19. No problem with the wait. Many thanks for the help! Yeah, that's the $64,000 question I don't have an answer to yet. The request is from my customer's customer and I haven't got the details yet. But I heard Bluetooth and thought I should at least get educated on it so I can respond realistically.
  20. You may be new, but I spent half an hour last night trying to figure out why my new Brick (what I and others call the PLC product) kept telling me it wanted an SD card on the VNC client when I just put a new one in. Then I tried reading it with an adapter on my computer and it made the Windows "ching - happy bell" noise but wouldn't read. Then I tried re-inserting it in the adapter. Four times. Then I got another new micro SD card and put it in. The problem went away. The moral of the story is you are not the first to get bit by defective removable media. Nor will you be the last. It's something we all need to keep in mind. Joe T.
  21. Very nice, Joe. Am I right in assuming the enclosure is on a moving arm for ease of use? But gees, when are you going to paint those walls?! I guess it was a time issue and it looks like it's a bit late now. 😉 cheers, Aus
  22. FWIW Flex, I once had a special 232 2.4GHz wifi link fail and tried to replace it with 232-bluetooth modules on a different brand of plc. The theory was that I could use the same type of bluetooth sender on a series of identical, hard to access plcs in the business, and would be able to simply hook into each of them using the onboard bluetooth in the laptop by being near them. Perhaps things have improved, and perhaps it was a quirk of the plc brand, but I could never get it to work properly. I spent a lot of time trying. The nearest I got to a reliable link was in using 2 of the units as a matched pair, with one attached to the PC, which sort of defeated the purpose. But it wasn't reliable anyway, it would connect and then drop out and repeat etc. It might have been ok for an occasional data transfer, but I needed to change programs regularly and be able to do precise manual manipulation, and it simply wouldn't get anyway near capable of doing this. So I had to go back to the original method which turned out to be another problem as they didn't make them anymore! I have the modules stashed away somewhere and will try to find time to give them a go on a 130 serial. This might take a week if you can wait that long. The other relevant question is how are they wanting to do this? What will they be reading it with? cheers, Aus
  23. Thanks, @kratmel. The person in the Forum post I mentioned was French, so this makes some sense. Apparently Unitronics was able to obtain radio electronics approval in France but didn't pursue anywhere else.
  24. Good thought, @viscoelastic, though it looks like I'd have to obtain 5V.
  25. OK Visco, WHAT were you doing in finding that theorem. Bored? Too many cups of coffee? But it's a possible, except for the dates. Maybe it DID all start from controlling a pizza oven! cheers, Aus
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