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Joe Tauser

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  1. I looked at your program and you should be able to talk to it, especially if you can ping it. It looks like you've been digging through the Help and have set it up properly. Can you post a screenshot of your Favorites table? I'd open a case with support. Joe T.
  2. Um... did you think I meant 40200 was an IP address? It is the reference for a Modbus holding register so another modbus master can read it. Its embedded in the modbus data frame. If you don't know how Modbus works, read this- http://www.modbus.org/docs/Modbus_Application_Protocol_V1_1b.pdf I'll look at your program a little later. You may also want to open a ticket with Unitronics by sending a request to support@unitronics.com. Joe T.
  3. @Cara Bereck Levy- I've posted a couple of times about migrating from Vision to UniStream and have been able to substitute missing functions so far after a bit of digging each time. My answers are usually found in the downloadable "UniLogic_Example_Projects". It just so happens that there's a directory in the extracted files called (of all things) "UDFBs". Where I found most of my answers. For those who haven't seen it's contents- So my question is this - why does the default UniLogic installation have a totally empty Library? These files aren't large. I humbly suggest that this collection be added to the UniLogic installation in the UniLogic/Library/Ladder install directory. Joe T.
  4. For starters, did you download the NI LabView modbus library? http://www.ni.com/example/29756/en/ I downloaded your application from your other post and see that you don't have Ethernet configured. Do you have an Ethernet module installed in the Jazz? If so, search the Help for "Ethernet" on how to do that. There is also Help on what you need to do in the SI registers to get Modbus working in that same search for Ethernet. The Modbus address for MI 19 is 40020, or Holding Register 20. Unitronics starts counting at zero, Modbus starts counting at 1 so you have to offset the address. As an aside, you're running into a lot of difficulty because of what I call the "Jazz Wall". Jazz controllers are hard to configure for communications - everything has been tacked on to the old M90 operating system after the fact. You have to really know what you're doing. The Vision and especially the new UniStream products are much better at PID and Modbus and easier to make work. If you do another project I would seriously recommend migrating to one of these. Your time is valuable. Joe T.
  5. Search the Help for "audio". Choose the bottom topic - Project-Level Actions. You can then define an Action with an Event Trigger (bit tag) to Play Sound. You will need to copy the mp3 file to the media directory of your project and it will be downloaded. Post your program after you give it a try if you need help. Joe T.
  6. Thank you for posting your program. When you make a statement like this, you MUST include specific details. What is the value of "the bits"? Do you mean the value in MI 22? If so, what is it? What is "not the correct voltage"? What does it do? What are you expecting? There are several instances where you're putting more than one logical statement in a net. Any time you start a rung, start it in a new network. You had three separate STORE blocks in net 24, which may have compiled in a way you aren't anticipating. I separated these, but you need to go through your program and separate the others in nets 4 and 20. I am very curious as to the purpose of net 22. This is why I asked you to comment your program - we can't read your mind. You also need to go back and read the Help on the Linear function - you're stuffing the registers MI80..84 but not calling the Linear function to activate with SB 80. You need to set this bit for every instance of the Linear function you use. Make some edits and let us know how it works. Joe T. PID_APPLICATION_JT.U90
  7. Where are you located? Have you done the electrical design yet? A bit vague. Have you put together a more detailed test description with examples? A test flowchart would be good. You may want to trade your SM70-J-R20 for a -T20 and use small external 24V relays. I've written this kind of program, and a couple of tests at 100,000 cycles each on an inductive load like a solenoid will destroy the teeny internal relays fairly quickly. Let us know. Joe T.
  8. This is mostly a volunteer forum. You'll have to hold your horses until the sun rises on our part of the world. It will be much easier to help if you comment your networks with questions and post your program. Joe T.
  9. It's not that simple. The analog output is controlled by a D/A converter in the PLC. Go back and look at the specifier's guide for the -UA24 under that analog outputs section. If you have the output configured for voltage then you need to pump a number from 0-4095 to the mapped MI. So a value of 2047 should give you 5 volts. This level of questioning indicates you need some basic instruction on how PLCs work. Can you work with the person you bought this from to get some help? Joe T.
  10. There's an example for Ping in the Help. The socket you use must be set to ICMP- If this doesn't work post your program. Joe T.
  11. I highly suspect the USB adapter. You need something for your PC that uses the Prolific PL2302 chipset. The USB adapter Unitronics sells is part number MJ10-22-CS35. I played with several lower cost adapters because of course I know better and I can most certainly find something cheaper online. Those Unitronics guys were trying to rip me off. They worked for programming but not for OS updates. Turns out not all serial modes are emulated in the driver by the lower cost adapter manufacturers. When the OS is updated, Visilogic shifts to ASCII mode and the cheap adapters go "Duhh ... what's that?" and cease to work. So get another adapter and let us know. Or do what I do and find an old Dell Latitude D630 with a real serial port. I have four of them (super cheap on eBay) and they are still my field computers. They run Win 7 just fine. Joe T.
  12. Need more information. Does your V130 have an RS232 and a USB mini port? If so, which one are you plugged into? How are you connecting to your PC? Directly to USB port or through a USB to serial adapter? If an adapter, what is the brand and part number? This is the question I was asking. Joe T.
  13. Exactly how are you physically connecting to the PLC? If USB is involved you probably have a driver issue. We need to know all the details. Joe T.
  14. Search the Help for "bootstrap". It will tell you how to get the PLC into a mode that you can reload everything. Make sure you are using COM 1 on the PLC. Joe T.
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