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Everything posted by Flex727

  1. Another option for you that's a bit more straightforward, if a bit more cumbersome: If you can group your 60 Program IDs into some logical grouping, say 6 groups (each on a separate HMI screen) of 10 program IDs, you could just have pushbuttons for each program ID. Label each pushbutton with the program ID instead of having the operator enter it each time on the HMI (which can be a pain). Pressing the button turns on a bit that activates the cycle associated with that program ID.
  2. Just to shortcut this a bit. I would enter the 60 Program IDs into a Data Table then use the "Find Row" function to compare the HMI entry to the Data Table column with the Program IDs. This function will return the row number which you can then use to key the 60 different cycles.
  3. What would be an example of a "Program ID" that would be entered into the text box?
  4. Strings are stored in a vector of MIs, two characters per MI. Not sure what you're trying to do here. Are you entering a string via HMI or are you storing already known string for use in the program?
  5. Link the numeric input to an ML instead of an MI. Use a string input instead of a numeric input.
  6. That driver is for use of the Mini-USB port on the newer PLCs. You will need a USB to serial converter (such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/Trendnet-TU-S9-USB-Serial-Converter/dp/B0007T27H8/) and the serial adapter that comes with the older PLCs. I don't have the part number handy for that old serial adapter, but Unitronics (support@unitronics.com) can help you. Found one laying around and it says MJ 10-22-CS25 on it.

    Agree that he's probably talking about the OS, but if you're not updating the software I see no reason to update the OS.
  8. This is a Godsend for those of us with large high-resolution monitors. +1 on @tmoulder's comment!

    Why do you want to update the firmware?
  10. Anthropomorphizing PLCs

    Don't anthropomorphize PLCs. They hate that!
  11. Change of my HMI status on screen

    What is the purpose of MB 0? If the toggle button for MB 40 is hidden, you will not be able to change the state. Also, Why is your pushbutton assigned to MB 40 and then MB 40 directly controlling MB 53? Why not just assign the toggle pushbutton to MB 53?
  12. The three most dangerous things in the world are: A programmer with a soldering iron. A hardware type with a program patch. A user with an idea.
  13. Why isn't 6 afraid of octal?

    Ha ha! You got it.
  14. Why isn't 6 afraid of octal?

    Because 7 10 11.
  15. How to reset "Store direct"

    Yes, all you have to do is insert a net before Net 1 and Store zero into MI 1. test_analog-out_BL.U90
  16. V 9.8.64

    I've frequently found that direct saving to virtual drives can be problematic, and not just with VisiLogic. Because of that, I always save locally then copy to the virtual drive later.
  17. V 9.8.64

    If you really have 16 hours invested in this project, then I recommend that you install Version Swapper then open your 9.8.64 project and export subroutines and displays, then swap to 9.8.31 and import them. I will say though that I don't think it's possible for a file save to only save up to 2 days ago if you're using a new filename. It seems like you have something else going on that you need to address.
  18. V 9.8.64

    I've been using 9.8.64 for a while now, and with several projects, and haven't had any problems. Can you be more specific about what happened and what operating system you're using, etc? I'd like to know what to watch out for.
  19. IO-R08 Relay Module - Output LEDs

  20. Warnings!

    A guy is standing on the corner of the street smoking one cigarette after another. A lady walking by notices him and says "Hey, don't you know that those things can kill you? I mean, didn't you see the giant warning on the box?!" "That's OK" says the guy, puffing casually "I'm a PLC programmer" "So? What's that got to do with anything?" "We don't care about warnings. We only care about errors."
  21. IO-R08 Relay Module - Output LEDs

    Looks interesting. Can you provide a link to the product?
  22. brightness and contrast setting

    No, there's not, but you can adjust SI9 directly through INFO Mode and it will retain that setting unless the PLC is initialized or the battery fails.
  23. Hmm, when I go to their web page, here: https://unitronicsplc.com/jazz-series-jazz/ I find it says 0-10V, but I see in the specifications pdf it says what you show above (+/- 10V). I've never encountered a +/- 10V analog output, but that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. You may have to email Unitronics Support (support@unitronics.com) for a definitive answer.
  24. The Jazz, like most PLCs with analog outputs will drive 0-10V, not +/-10V. It is possible to convert a 0-10V unipolar output to a +/-10v bipolar signal with something like this: http://www.ti.com/lit/ug/slau525/slau525.pdf
  25. Took me a while to remember that EVENTS FB. Glad it helped!