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  1. 32767 is an open circuit. You have a wiring problem, the jumpers are set wrong, or the PLC is bad. In that order. Joe T.
  2. The asterisks mean the data value is larger than the digits configured on the HMI. If you go online with the PLC, what is the value in the MI register assigned to that input? Joe T.
  3. I have talked to an M90 via RS232 from a PC, so you can certainly do it with a Pi. Code has to be added to the M90's program to receive serial data as you describe. You will need the M90 program for this - do you have it? An M90 is not an expensive piece of hardware - I would recommend you get another one for testing and then you'll have a spare. You'll also need a serial cable - part number RS232-CBL. You should be able to upload the program from the M90 - there wasn't a lot of copy protection in place when these were made. Joe T.
  4. It's probably not going to work. All the Unitronics Visilogic code and drivers are written in VB6, which doesn't play well with 64 bit applications. I've had the same problem at one of my customers with Office, and I pretty much put my foot down that they had to stay with the 32 bit version. I'm sure their IT department thinks I'm a Neanderthal and why can't I just get with the times. Send a request to Official Unitronics Support at support@unitronics.com and let us know what they come back with. Joe T.
  5. You do know you can set a data table column as a string type, don't you? Then it's just a matter of specifying MI 350 in your Data Table write row block. The block will take care of the vector length. I've done a very similar application, but I put the employee IDs in one table and then had them log in at the beginning of the shift and searching the table for their user level. I copied that to a buffer and stamped that ID along with other pertinent data on the into production table. Upload your program so we can have a look, or PM me if you don't want to share. Joe T.
  6. I took a quick look at that particular video and it is unfortunately a less than stellar example of a tutorial. @PeterT -I would still encourage you to check out the videos to get yourself more up to speed on how Visilogic works, but what you're looking for is a binary text object. The color on these can be externally controlled and I often use them in place of buttons for this kind of function. Control the color itself with your alarm bit or a copy of it and then assign another bit to the touch property to acknowledge the alarm and turn the color controlling bit back off. I
  7. On a V350 it's either Ethernet OR COM 2. Not both. Joe T.
  8. Is this Win 10? Did you install the latest version of Remote Access or a previous one? Joe T.
  9. I don't know the mechanics of why, but often when one of the Unitronics programs starts throwing up errors I run the Visilogic Version Swapper for the same version I'm using and it fixes things. Give it a try. Joe T.
  10. Flex and I are both known to snap at people for asking for "example code". There's a fine line between "point me in the right direction" and "do it for me so I can implement it and call it my own to my boss". It's an old programmer's attitude that's acquired, like the taste for Scotch. Anyway, what you need to become familiar with is the concept of implied decimal places. You can do amazing things with integers but you need to track your powers of 10 and know in your calculations that a number is 10 or 100 times bigger to "imply" 0.0 or 0.00 precision. When you're doing your calcu
  11. I spoke to Norm on the phone and determined that he is trying to update the firmware on his USC-B10-B1. You need to create an additional file called an "Action file" on the USB drive to do this. There is a detailed procedure in UniLogic Help. Here's where to find it: Search "PLC firmware" Select Rank number 3 - "UniStream PLC (PLC without HMI Panel). The directions to create Action files are here. Joe T.
  12. 😄 He obviously didn't see the Pole Warning Cone put there for his protection. Joe T.
  13. This is actually a Visilogic topic but we'll leave it here because it's already rolling. Do NOT use the same socket for Remote Operator and Modbus communications. You have four sockets available. Set up socket 3 for 20257 and socket 2 for 502 and leave them be. Using the new Ethernet I/O with Vision was added to Visilogic 9.8.90 and higher. It's a bit of a complicated dance over Modbus TCP in the Vision, and there are some additional tools added to the Visilogic Tools menu, specifically "URB Remote I/O Configurator". This creates some special xml files with the .urli extension th
  14. You should be able to do that. Have you given it a try? You can post your program as well so we can have a better look at what you're doing. Joe T.
  15. What USB converter are you using? If you open Device Manager on your computer does the virtual COM port appear when you connect your converter? Joe T.
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