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  1. Your right. I am just over thinking it. Even more I like the idea of using a weight transmitter as opposed to the LC1. I was just spoiled I guess with with only needing to communicate between 2 unitronics PLC's as opposed to any other hardware. Thank you for the input.
  2. The majority of my current applications involve Load Cells. I currently use V350 and/or V560 with an EX-A2X expansion adapter to an LC1/LC3. I originally used EX-RC1 but deviated from it and use exclusively EX-A2X because I can email and explain to any customer how to upload clones for any specialized changes I make to the V350 and V560. Since you need to be physically plugged into the EX-RC1 to do any upgrades its usefulness has its limits. So My question is what is the easiest way to utilize load cells if we do make the jump to Unistream line of PLCs? I'm really hoping my options are not limited to CanBus to EX-RC1. At least it is an option, but I would likely add more Analog I/O to the same location, which goes back to making changes a bit more difficult. I know there are other ways to upload a program to the EX-RC1 but Internet connection is not readily available at all machine locations, and having a guy on the other end of the phone with any amount of programming knowledge never happens, so the less I need to walk someone through how to use a computer the better. Plus the machinery moves and most plants don't want to take the time to plug the system into their router, let alone properly set up a network.
  3. I just bought a new computer. I tried everything to install the newest version of Visilogics ( 9.8.65 build 0 at the time of this post ). This includes temporary turn off and eventual removal of pre-installed anti-virus software ( which I would have done sooner or later any how ). The hardware in my laptop is upgraded but I went from a 4 year old MSI laptop to a brand new MSI laptop both running windows 10 home edition and I had zero issues on my previous laptop. Final Solve is an old cure all. Install in windows safe mode. Hold Shift while you click reset in Windows 10. I never gave the program the opportunity to run standard. I use Windows 7 compatibility mode and Run as Admin. I know from previous experience this was the most stable way to run it on my old Windows 10 laptop so why deviate now. My original problem seemed to start the install but once past the initial unpacking screen the install window seemed to be non-existent. When looking through task manager it was visibly taking up memory but at zero CPU usage. I gave it just over 5 min before I killed it the first time, some may think that isn't enough time, but I promise you it is with the PC specs i'm running. Something in windows 10 was preventing the install from progressing and I was not sent a error message in any form. Even so I am willing to bet using safe mode will bypass the majority of, but not all issues listed in this forum string. Lastly: I did mess with user permissions in the install file prior to trying this, but safe mode without internet is very pliable. If need be you can change permissions once your in safe mode, but if you don't have to I wouldn't.
  4. I have more than 20 units out in the field and producing more every day. They have been floating around for 1-2 years all with nearly identical programming. I recently had to swap out a unit for a customer because they turned on the V560 and saw nothing but red. Its the factory boot screen, only it looks broken. In an effort to keep things the same for over the phone troubleshooting I had only updated my visilogic program once and that was to 9.5.0. Due to the model number on this unit I know that 9.5.0 was used when the program and O/S were downloaded into the PLC. In an attempt to fix I first tried Boot Strap. Every combination of doing so has failed. ( Touch the screen then turn on or press and hold i and turn on ) It does nothing with exception of on occasion look more messed up. I did this with the CanBus removed and I also removed the snap-in I/O board ( V200-18-E2XB but I doubt this has any role in the problem ) I was hoping to find a way without connecting to a PC so in the event it ever happened again I would know what to tell a customer over the phone. After a frustrating 20 Min and another 2 hrs looking for a solution online here I am. I can see the PLC I can get the O/S information: O/S : 3.8(02) BOOT: 2.2(09) BinLib: 1-1.10(01) Factory Boot: 1.3 (07) Every which way I try it the O/S update fails. I even did update Visilogic to 9.7.9 with no change. I attempted to update the O/S at this point but failed. I then did them one at a time starting with Bin Lib then Boot then O/S. Again Fail at the O/S installation. The unit is currently sitting at : O/S : 3.8(02) BOOT: 2.2(19) BinLib: 1-1.10(01) Factory Boot: 1.3 (07) Running Win8 with a prolific USB-Serial ( my preferred way ) However I have also tried with Vista Pro Downgraded to XP with an integrated serial port with no change. ( I did not however update visilogic on it ) I will be more than happy to supply any information I may have left out ( its me so likely a lot ) Please help. Thank you.
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