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Ash Neilson

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  1. Fully agreed Cara. Denis, my apologies you have felt mislead. Some features like the SD Card will take a lot of work to complete, which is why it has been left to the end. Floats should be fully supported - I'm wondering what trouble you were having with displaying floats? Also the Data Tables are partially completed, a few features like Clear Table and Clear Row are still to be implemented, but they aren't far off from being available. If I can point you to the VirtualPLC Forum: http://forum.virtualplc.co.nz that's the place to discuss this. It's great when I'm able to understand any
  2. Hi Lawry, The Online Store has only been introduced to a few countries before it is made available globally. I will be keeping the Facebook Page and Forum of VirtualPLC Updated with any progress.
  3. How is your value stored in the Memory Integer? For example if you are looking to display a value of "25.67" is your MI Value "2567"? If so, then you can make use of the Numeric Element on the HMI Display then select the number of Whole Number Digits and Decimal Place Digits from the two Number Boxes next to the "Text After" box. Let me know if it will help to attach a screenshot and I can post one here.
  4. Hi Guys, There is a Simulator available now! As of Monday the 14th of October the Simulator (VirtualPLC) has been available through the Unitronics Developer Market to a limited number of Countries. If you are interested in getting your copy of VirtualPLC - please contact me directly either as a Private Message on this forum or at: support@virtualplc.co.nz You can keep up to date with VirtualPLC on the Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/VirtualPLC
  5. While I can't shed any light on future development for VisiLogic and the like, I can share some news about the PLC Simulator. The Unitronics Developer Store was launched to a limited number of countries on Monday and marks the release date of VirtualPLC! If you would like to get your copy of VirtualPLC - please contact me directly either as a Private Message on this forum or at: support@virtualplc.co.nz Also do checkout the VirtualPLC Facebook Page at: http://www.facebook.com/VirtualPLC
  6. Hi Aaron, Are you wanting to retrieve the Unique PLC ID that is assigned to each Controller? I'm not 100% sure if the Unique PLC ID is related to the Hardware Serial Number.. To retrieve the Unique ID you need to perform a simple Operand Read Operation to read System Double-Word #9 (SDW9). If you need a code example on how to do this please let me know.
  7. You can find a Download for the Unitronics.ComDriver Source Code (C#) here: http://www.unitronics.com/Data/Uploads/software%20utilities/Unitronics.ComDrive.SourceCodes_Ver_1.0.0.47.zip This should allow you to support your platform.
  8. It's in Spanish. Here is the Post in English: Friends, I need an example of communication between a V350 and a pc. I want to forward information from one table to be plotted in real time with vb6. I appreciate your help. regards
  9. Hi Lionel, I haven't yet had the chance to sit down and finalize a MONO .NET Library for Unitronics. I do have something in progress, however, I need to complete it and bug test before releasing. I'll try and keep you informed by posting any updates here.
  10. Damian, With the current Hardware, downloading over Ethernet works out to be almost 2x as fast (not quite its more like 1.7x). The USB onboard the V1040 is really just a USB to Serial Adaptor built into the PLC so the Download Speeds are basically the same as downloading to a Standard PLC Serial Port.
  11. Hey Guys, I may not be 100% sure on this one, but as far as I remember the Operand Values are lost when the Battery is Removed. I've seen very few Backup Batteries fail. A Couple of 5+ year old Vision 280's have had their Backup Batteries replaced, but Vision 570's that have been installed since 2007 are still going strong. Remember you do have SB8 to help you out. When SB8 is '0' the Backup Battery will be just fine. When SB8 is '1' that indicates the Backup Battery is getting Low. You could have an HMI Display pop up that tells the Customer they need to call their Supplier / Integrator a
  12. Hi Jenkins, Just out of curiosity, what is the brand of the VFD? From what I've read on the Modbus Protocol Specification, the CRC should always be sent in MSB then LSB Order. The Data of a Modbus Message is reversed, so everything is sent in LSB then MSB order. Chances are the VFD Manufacturer has not kept to a Standard for CRC16. Still, I do see the use of this addition to VisiLogic as we cannot guarantee every manufacturer will stick to a "Standard".
  13. Hi Tito, I created a MONO .NET version of the Unitronics Communication Driver back in 2008. It became out-dated and un-used so it was forgotten about. I am planning on creating a new version of the MONO .Net Communication Driver in the next month or two. When are you hoping you could use this Library?
  14. Hi Jim, What is the Baud Rate you have set on the PLC and in UniOPC Server? The Sample Rate can depend on the way your PLC is connected, but if you are using a Standard RS232 Cable for communicating with the PLC you should get faster Sample Rates. In UniOPC Server the Sample Rate setting should look like "00:00:00.00" if you set it to "00:00:00.01" then you should have a 100mSec Sample Rate. Hope that helps!
  15. Good points Simon! A few things I didn't think to mention Btw - Vision 560 basically has the same OS and everything as a Vision 570.
  16. Hi Marko, This could quite possibly be caused by the Vision 560 being shipped with a Newer O/S than VisiLogic. Best idea is to Open up VisiLogic and click on the "Help" Menu -> "Check for Updates" -> "Operating System". This will insure you have the Latest O/S ready for Downloading. Try to Update the PLC's O/S again. If it fails with the same error, then try the following: On the "Install Operating System" tab (Shown in your first screenshot), click the "Check Button". It should tell you that the O/S is up to date and there is nothing to Download. I haven't got any PLC's on hand at
  17. Hi mate, Have you recently installed a newer version of VisiLogic? Did you upgrade to Vision 8.6.3? Cheers.
  18. Since this is the "Off Topic" / Lounge Section... I thought I might just randomly wish everyone out there a Merry Christmas! (I may be a day early since New Zealand has Christmas First... I think )
  19. Blitz, Yes to the first and Yes to the second 1) In this case you would need to use the UniCAN Functionality. The EX-RC1 can send messages constantly to both Vision 570's. Remember with 16 MI's per UniCAN Send Function, you can send up to 512 Registers 16 MI's x 32 Messages in a single Program Scan. 2) Both Vision 570's can send UniCAN Messages to the EX-RC1 to control MI's for Analog Outputs and Output Operands for the Digital Outputs. If both Vision 570's were to change an Analog or Digital Output, the last Vision 570 to send a UniCAN Message would set the final Operand Values. UniCAN i
  20. Blitz - The Application Program is never lost when the Unit is Powered Down, but any Operand Values are lost. OSUstamm - Might I recommend some sort of 24vDC Battery Backed Power Supply? I've used a few in New Zealand that will basically run off Mains power all the time until the Mains is lost and then switch to the Batteries which on an EX-RC1 with a 12Ah 24v Battery you could expect over 12 hours of backup
  21. There can sometimes be a few issues Upgrading to a much newer version of VisiLogic and some older files are left behind. Best thing to do is fully uninstall any VisiLogic Software, then delete the C:\Program Files\Common Files\Unitronics folder and also delete the C:\Program Files\Unitronics\Unitronics VisiLogic_C folder. Now you can install VisiLogic 9.0.0 and no old files will be left behind causing you problems P.S. - If you have a 64-Bit OS, remember to go into the Program Files (x86) folder instead.
  22. Emil, What about the V1040? Will it support more than just 256 colors for the HMI Objects? Will it support USB for Programming / OS Updates? Thanks
  23. Ah Cara - You never fail to bring some good humor to the Forums
  24. Tim, I have to agree - its looking quite awesome! Just thought I'd throw something in on the HMI Display Jumps - I know most of the time we use Buttons to Jump between Displays, but at times we still use MB's or SB's on the HMI Jumps List Box that aren't hooked up to buttons and are either controlled by the OS or by us Users in Ladder. A couple of uses are things like the Entry of a Password using SB250 or SB251. And at times using SB16 to "Jump" out of a Screen Saver. I'm not 100% sure, but I believe it would take quite a lot of re-designing to use a Button without an MB to "Jump" an HMI
  25. No worries Damian! Yes you are correct - Windows XP Mode won't be required to run VisiLogic (I've never needed to run XP Mode yet)
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