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  1. On 7/13/2019 at 8:18 PM, stressed.dave said:

    I have used the message box function to confirm/cancel a button action and this works well.

    I think that a useful feature would be the ability to trigger a similar looking pop-up  message box to be displayed on the current HMI screen from the PLC ladder code in order to ask an operator to confirm/cancel an action or answer a yes/no question thereby setting bits for the ladder code to act on as part of the machine control process sequence.

    We have added your request to the list.

    For now, we suggest that you can prepare "your own message box" using Custom controls,  or a rectangle with a text and 2 buttons; then assign a visibility bit to these elements and when you wish to pop up the message, you can set the visibility bit on.

  2. Hello from Unitronics headquarters :)
    Many of you probably know that Unitronics invented the OPLC: the Operating Panel + Programmable Logic Controller - which today, we call the PLC + HMI, or All-in-One controller.  

    Recently, I've noticed that there seems to be a shift in terminology--the HMI controller.

    Is this, in your experience, the more common term in use today?

  3. On 2/5/2019 at 6:40 PM, cmarcus said:

    Not sure this is the proper location for my question, but will there be a .NET driver or communications protocol for the UniStream as there is for the Vision? 

    I've used literally dozens of Vision PLC's simply because I can tie together PLC operations and production control operations with several other peripheral devices (bar code scanners, RFID readers, measurement gauges, keyboard wedge devices, etc.) into a single PC based application, then integrate it into my customer's production systems or warehouse systems (SAP,  SAGE, MFG Pro, and custom SQL databases).  I've hesitated migrating to the Unistream models because I haven't seen a method as clean as the Vision .NET driver to read and write to specific memory locations in the PLC.



    Sorry--I missed this when it was posted--apologies!
    I've submitted your question to the team, and I will update you when I receive a reply :)

  4. 20 hours ago, chrishavenga said:

    I have a mqtt project with 40 identical machines all using the exact same application program. I am currently using Get and Set topic to add machine identifier for each plc. What would be a great feature is to have a tickbox to automatically add the unit id to the topic instead of doing Get and set in ladder. It would also save alot of work if the publish and subscribe lists could be exported and imported to a csv. 

    Hello there :)
    I just submitted your requests to the team leaders--I will let you k now what they reply.

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  5. On 3/20/2019 at 2:14 AM, Ausman said:

    In case you all haven't noticed, the download site has been changed recently.  So thanks @Cara Bereck Levy, for persuading the powers that be.  I'd still be not showing the beta at all, as it seems that Youngies ALWAYS have to have the latest and greatest!  But this is much better than the previous situation.

    Took a little time--but yes :)

  6. 2 hours ago, Ausman said:

    @Cara Bereck Levy

    OK Cara, time's up.  You have to tell us what it means.   Really truly from the company's founders.

    cheers, Aus

    Heh. The designer who made it is looong gone. I'll see if I can jog the memories of people who have been here longer than my 21 years...

  7. On 3/11/2019 at 5:12 AM, hotwires said:

    I ran into a bug that was a show stopper a few years back. Here’s the good news: a fix was released. It took a few weeks, keep in mind (someone correct me if I’m wrong) software fixes come out of Isreal. If anyone gets a fix released in less than a week please let me know how it was done. 

    heh--@hotwires, I remember that!

    And you're right. R&D is in Israel,  my  buddies here stomp  bugs! 

    Generally, bug fixes are released along with versions. Service packs are usually to address Windoze versions--they change stuff, we have to update to support it, and we include any fixes that we have made along the way. as far as the timeline--less than a week isn't gonna happen.

  8. On 3/9/2019 at 1:58 AM, Flex727 said:

    I totally agree with Ausman and NEVER upgrade the firmware of a working system. However, it's not likely to hose things, but my motto is the same as the engineer's creed: "if it ain't broke, don't fix it".

    Why I disable automatic updates to Windoze...


    On 3/10/2019 at 7:40 PM, Flex727 said:

    @Joe Tauser, did you get that from my video file or from your own TV?

    I thought the camera lingered a bit on the V570 and gave a momentary thought that this might be "product placement", but I seriously doubt it.

    But very cool--thanks for reporting it!
    This happens every so often. Now I'm thinking of doing a blog post called Accidental Sightings, or Unitronics in the Wild :-)

  10. 10 hours ago, Ausman said:

    I often use AliExpress and they always have funny/curious/way off English translations in reviews. But this one, whilst looking for a new set of wire terminal crimpers, took the cake!    "Perfect, I will ask for another for grimparme the testicles".

    As the only native English speaker in our R&D department, I've heard some doozies--but that is definitely one for the annals!
    For a number of years, the head of Support here was a guy who spoke 6 languages. English was his 5th, followed by Hebrew. Some of the constructions he would come up with in English would have me ROTFLMAO--the meaning would be clear, though, I must say. I'd see a thread of his that was clearly started by an Asian language speaker using a translation tool - but the beauty of it was that as engineers, they understood each other .


  11. 13 hours ago, Ausman said:

    Joe, I really do think there is a bit of a nostalgic character wanting to jump out of your body, along with a healthy dose of sci-fi related stuff.  Going to see the latest Star Wars episode must be an exciting time for your family!


      cheers, Aus

    I just put together 5 boxes of bound books to donate--I read e-books almost exclusively,  I need space...but I haven't gotten rid of anything near and dear to my heart.
    Which means that you will NOT find any of my SF titles in those boxes!!!!

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