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  1. YINGD

    UniLogic with EX-RC1

    I am working on a Unistream Project that will use an EX-RC1 module with an IO-AI4AO2. Does anybody happen to have a Visilogic example File for this configuration?
  2. Hi all, This is an open invitation for you to suggest new ideas and thoughts for Unilogic UDFB's. It is very important for us to keep track of our customers needs. As part of this agenda we want to create and develop useful tools for your benefit. These UDFB's will be attached to the next releases of Unilogic. Please feel free to suggest any idea that seems useful. Thank you
  3. i4 Automation

    2018 Training Schedule

    All new customers get a free place on one of our training course's. Plus we offer the option to "Fast Track" your project with focused training on your application. 2018 schedule is out now on our website. http://www.i4automation.co.uk/training.aspx
  4. We are pleased to present the Unitronics 2017 Roundup! Read on to learn about some of our proudest achievements in 2017. Awards 2017 was a year in which our tradition of excellence in innovation was recognized by: - Frost & Sullivan, a major market research and analysis firm. Frost & Sullivan conducted an in-depth review of Unitronics products, specifically our 3 major product series--Samba, Vision, and UniStream--in relation to the dynamic, competitive market that challenges PLC manufacturers. Unitronics was awarded their Best Practices Awards for product innovations. - Control Engineering, honoring our Samba 7" with an Control Engineers’ Choice Award in the category of Hardware – integrated HMI controllers. This was the 6th—yes SIXTH—year in a row that Unitronics' programmable controllers have received this prestigious industry award. Product Releases We welcomed two major additions to our UniStream line of PLC + HMI programmable controllers: - UniStream 5" – PLC + HMI + I/O built into one unit Compact, contemporary, and connected, these bring you bring you all of the power and functionality of UniStream, the same elegant, color-touch HMI panel, and a range of built-in I/O configurations. It is available in two versions: UniStream 5" (B5) and UniStream 5" Pro (B10). Both series support important fieldbus protocols such as MODBUS, Ethernet/IP and CANopen, as well as SNMP, VNC, FTP, SMS, email, and communications via GSM/GPRS modem. The Pro version also offers a built-in Webserver, audio jack, video support–and SQL, a plus for OEMs facing Industry 4.0. - Multi-touch HMI panel UniStream USP-104-M10 offered our first integrated Multi-Touch panel, enabling gestures such as swipe, double-tap, press & tap, and more, including Two-Hand operation – a recognized safety measure. - UniLogic The award-winning programming environment for UniStream received an all-new Hardware Configuration upgrade, and a number of added features, including CANopen EDS Import, View, Edit, and new EDS Ladder Functions, powerful MODBUS features: Aperiodic via Ladder, Add Aperiodic/ Periodic Operations per slave, singly or in batches. We also included support for MYSQL. Trade Shows This year, our team participated in major trade shows: • PPMA Processing & Packaging Machinery Association, in the UK • SPS IPC Drives in Germany and in Italy • ATX – the Automation Technology Expo, held in both New York and Toronto • OTC2017, the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, Texas Contribute to our Roadmap for 2018! Many of our finest products and feature addition have been jumpstarted by a suggestion from you, a member of the automation sector. Don't be shy—write to us with your suggestions and ideas! Follow us on Social Media Click on the icons below to keep updated with the latest and greatest from the Unitronics team! Thanks for reading—may you have a marvelous 2018, and may all your applications run bug-free!
  5. mzalbadri

    UniLogic Manuals

    I am new to Unitronics and Unilogic. I 've successfully installed Unilogic on my Windows 7 machine and I had a chance to play with it. I am new to PLC programming and I thought the most efficient way to answer most of my questions is to read the getting started manual first before I spent any more time with Unilogic. I did not find any manuals with the installed program and I did not find any manuals online. Its stupid questions; Is there any Unilogic Manuals? Getting Started manual? I found some for Visilogic but nothing for Unilogic I searched the web all what I found is the YouTube videos. I apologize in advance if i missed the link or if somebody asked this question before. I would appreciate your help. Thank you
  6. Hello I am using modbus RTU Reading two sensors. Modbus ID = 1 & 2 respectively. From each sensor i read two values, one 16bit and one 32bit float. Baudrate = 9600. When I activate communication using "Active periodic" bit any one of the sensors (only) I can set my update interval at 100ms without having failures. The "funny" things occur when when i activate both: If I set my update interval at 400ms: It updates values from both sensor for a few Seconds (at 400ms rate), then it stops completely updating the reading/values from ID2. But the "success" Counter continues to count. And the values from ID1 continues to at 400ms rate. If I set my update interval at 500ms: It updates values from both sensor for a few Seconds (at 500ms rate), After a few second the ID2 values are updated at 50% rate (1s). ID1 continues to update 500ms. If I set my update interval at 1000ms: It updates values from both sensor at 1000ms without any problem. Any tips on why this happens and how to solve it? In my Application I need as fast update rates and would have thougt that beeing able to read one sensor at 100ms, I should be able to read 2 sensors at 200-250ms. Thanks for a super Product! Meeg
  7. Hello, I have Unistream 7 and I have problem with configuration of high-speed output of module UIS-WCB2. The high speed output 0O should be able to be configured up to 250 kHz using PWM mode. According to help, I have configured in properties windows HS Block 1 to PWM - see screenshot. Then I have configured the struct B1 according to the screenshot, but it still does not work. The classical "slow" output using function PWM worked, however I can not get to work the high-speed 100 Khz+ output mode. Thank you very much for any tips. Best regards, Martin Sirovy.
  8. Eurotech had previously used Unitronics Vision series all-in-one PLCs to control their extrusion equipment, but had started using a competitor’s product. However, they switched back to Unitronics products following the launch of the UniStream line; these modular, all-in-one PLCs offer a flexible, easy to use control platform. Eurotech uses UniStream line, 7, 10, and 15" models . Read all about it here: https://unitronicsplc.com/testemonials-category-carrousel/?category=miscellaneous&tid=10406
  9. oobretenov

    Problem with analog output

    Hi everyone I have very strange problem We are trying to change the analog output like that in loop: 50milisec value1 and 50milisec value2 But we have not good result I have use USP-07-B10 and UIS-WCB1 I attach the picture of the code and the scope of result I got. Thank you for any Ideas pic_15_2.bmp code.bmp
  10. Intro A UniLogic application writer need to keep on some ground rules in order to get the best performance from his UniStream. That’s because a GIF size in is calculated in the next manner: "Size in memory" = Width * Height * Frames * Bit depth Meaning that using a GIF without considering it dimensions can affected badly on the UniStream. ?How do I manage my GIFs Let's move on any of the equation elements and see how we can reduce them. Our start point is the "Damper.GIF" which dimensions are: - By right clicking on the GIF and choosing "Properties" -> "Details" Width – 1000 Height – 1000 Bit depth – 8 :By entering this link (ezgif.com) and choosing the GIF with "Choose file" and then "Upload". In the page that opened you can use - To resize the GIF Width & Height. The values that you want to resize to them are the size of the widget linked to the GIF in UniLogic.Enter the values and press "Resize it!". When it's done in the frame below you can press on "Save" to download it to your PC :(Frames – You can use the same website to remove some unneeded frames (less animated GIFs). In the next tab (1 Pressing on "skip" (2 or 3) can remove the frame (first or fifth). After any change you can use "Animate it!" and see your editing result :If we edit the example GIF to, let's say 100x100 with 5 frames (the application user can hardly tell) we save Old 1000 * 1000 * 7 * 8 = 56,000,000 bits New 100 * 100 * 5 * 8 = 400,000 bits .That's 55,60,000 bits or 6.95M bytes of memory ?To what values do I need to aim A user needs to aim as lower as possible because the memory divides between his other application features and it depends on the number of images/GIFs on the current screen. As a rule always aim to a GIF that is size is no higher than 50k
  11. I recently came a cross with a UniLogic application that use large structs. For example, one struct was composed of 80 members, and most of the members type was INT16, like so: In memory the struct look like this: struct MyStruct //struct size is 80 * 4 = 320 bytes { INT32 ID; //size 4 INT16 Val_1; //size 2 CHAR[2] padding1; //size 2 INT16 Val_2; //size 2 CHAR[2] padding2; //size 2 //…. INT16 Val_79; //size 2 CHAR[2] padding79; //size 2 } notice the padding that added to the struct. That's common in software in order to align the memory so work will perform more effectively. This padding cause every 2 bytes in an INT16 type an extra "weight" of 2 bytes – so every INT16 is 4 bytes. One can think that the struct size is 4 + 2 * 79 = 162 bytes, when in fact it 320 bytes, almost two times bigger (!). Now, let's try the next approach: In memory: struct MyStruct_NEW //struct size is 4 + 2 * 79 = 162 bytes { INT32 ID; //size 4 INT16[79] Val_Arr; //size 158 } And we got a struct size 162 bytes, as intended. Just imagine we use struct "MyStruct" in a 3,000 line Data Table, we will waste almost 0.5M bytes (3,000 * 158), while "MyStruct_NEW" waste nothing. For conclusion, when creating structs in UniLogic consider the padding factor in order to reduce your PLC memory consumption.
  12. Hi, I have Unistream 10 as a master and multiple slaves (8) over Modbus RS485. What device do I need to connect all the slaves into one master?
  13. This major release of UniLogic, the programming software for UniStream programmable controllers, introduces Multi-Touch HMI screen technology, familiar to us all from the world of cell phones and tablets. Our new UniStream model, the USP-104M10-PLC, supports a range of gestures such as “Swipe” Navigation, Press, Press & Hold, Double-Tap, Press & Tap and more. Use these to boost your client’s user experience, as well as Two-Hand Operation to increase the operational safety of your end-users. Other important features in this release: CANopen: EDS Import, View, Edit, & Ladder Functions UDFB Online: view running values in UDFBs, including local tags MODBUS: Aperiodic/ Periodic Operations per slave, singly or in batches Receive SMS: new Ladder Element, plus Authorized Numbers option SQL: supports MySQL Server and an option to communicate via Port or Instance Name *Cyber-Security Update for FTP & VNC All applications using FTP or VNC must now use passwords of 6 to 8 characters that contain upper and lower-case letters and digits. Upgrading older applications with passwords that do not meet these criteria will result in a compilation error. Hardware Configuration New UniStream: Multi-Touch panel Hardware Configuration now offers the USP-104-M10. This multi-touch model offers gestures such as Swipe navigation, and enables you to trigger actions via Press, Long Press, Press & Tap, double-tap and more, including Two-Hand operation – a recognized safety measure. A single screen can contain elements configured to different triggers. This enables you to add a layer of safety to your screens. For example, you can implement a 2-point press (two-handed operation) that requires the user to press the screen in two distinct locations to activate a task. Communications CANopen EDS Import, View, Edit You can now easily import, view, and edit EDS files for CANopen devices, as well as automatically create PDO structs. New EDS Ladder functions EDS functions enable you to initialize the device with values currently in the EDS file, including values that you edit/enter via UniLogic's EDS utility. In your program, use the In Progress bits to condition the functions. Init Node EDS: Initialize a specific node with values edited/entered via the EDS utility. Init All Nodes EDS: Initialize all of the CANopen nodes in your project Restore Node Defaults: If your CANopen device enables this function, which refers to object 1011 in the node's dictionary, you can use this to reset all of the node's addresses to the manufacturer's default values. Heartbeat CANopen Properties now include Enable Heartbeat. Select this to send a heartbeat from the PLC, according to the time interval specified in the parameter Heartbeat time. The time range is 100 (default) to 100000ms (10 seconds). CANopen CPU Stop Mode Switching to Stop Mode will automatically send a reset command to all nodes. MODBUS New: Aperiodic via Ladder, Operation Batches This version offers the ability to create both Periodic and Aperiodic operations, either one at a time or in batches. Most application requirements are met by Periodic operations, which run according to the time intervals you set. However, you now have greater flexibility to: Use simple Periodic Operations to read/write data from/to many sensors, Use an Aperiodic Operation to write a single setpoint as the result of a run-time condition, Use an Aperiodic Operation to turn a group of outputs ON as the result of a run-time condition. Note that you can prevent an individual operation from running via a bit in the operation's Active parameter. Two new MODBUS Ladder Elements, Aperiodic InDirect and Aperiodic InDirect Group to enable you to trigger a single operation, or a group of operations, via your application. Troubleshooting MODBUS You now have new MODBUS troubleshooting options: A new parameter in the Remote Slave's struct, Drops can help you to troubleshoot projects with a large number of sensors, where the entire queue of operations may not be able to run during the scan. A Status field has been added to the MODBUS operation Parameters. This will hold the error codes from the MODBUS protocol itself. Note that it must be reset in your application. Other Communications SMS: Receive SMS + Authorize Numbers Use this new Ladder element to receive an SMS message and store it along with its metadata. You can also block messages from unauthorized numbers by creating an Authorized Numbers list in Modem Configuration. SQL Server Now supports MYSQL, and the option to use either Instance Name, or Port. Message Composer Float values are now supported. EthernetIP The Scanner Node struct now contains the parameter Connection status. This contains the response status of the connection attempt. HMI & Web HMI: FTP Image Widget Use this widget to stream files from an IP camera that uploads images to an FTP server. The images are cached in a folder on the SD card. Buttons the user to display images, clear the image cache, or to save the images currently being displayed. Data Table Widget This version brings added widget features. You can now: Assign Column Width/Visibility to each individual widget Move the focus and highlight a specific row in a data table by writing a value to the property Tag: Selected Row Index When a data table is displayed, touch anywhere within a row to select that row If you assign a Float value to a column, you can determine the location of the decimal point via by right-clicking the column and assigning it HMI and Webpage Editor Redesign Both editors have been redesigned for faster, smoother function, and load screens - even screens with many elements -faster than before. Other added features include "Snap" behavior: Rotation: While rotating, elements will now automatically snap to angles of 90-180° when approaching these angles. To rotate without snapping, first hold down the Alt button on your keypad, then click and begin the rotation. Alignment: Now, the active element is marked by handles. When moving elements, a snap to middle line is displayed. HMI: Live Trend Widget New Live Trend displays a running variable integer value as a curve on a Trend graph. You may define up to 4 curves. Unlike Trends derived from Data Sampling: Live Trend values are not drawn from a Data Sampler. Live Trends do not store any values, log any data, or create any files. They are convenient for tasks such as representing temperature values, where only monitoring is needed and logging is not required. Web: State Machine Button State Machine Button is now available for Web pages as well as HMI display; use the value of a register to display variable text within a button, and to drive multiple Actions via the button. HMI Element: Password A new attribute, Password Length, allows you to enter a number to limit the number of characters, 1-32, that the user can type into the field. Asian Language Support UniStream now supports the WenQuanYi Zen Hei font which supports Chinese, simplified/traditional, and also Korean. HMI Elements: Digital Schedule & Digital Time When checked, a new attribute, Retain AM/PM Space, retains the Placeholder space for AM/PM when H24 (24-hour format) is selected. Usability Boosters UDFBs: Online Values View online/debug values within UDFBs, including local tags, along with a counter 'since last update': simply right-click the Call UDFB function in the Ladder, and select Monitor. Drag Tags: Assign Tags via CTRL + Drag & Drop A new, easy way to assign tags is via CTRL + Drag & Drop. Press and hold down the CTRL keyboard key, click a tag, and then drag and drop it to assign a ladder parameter or an HMI option. You can drag tags from the tag database window, or a tag assigned as a ladder parameter or HMI option. Formula: Drag from Ladder You can now drag any Formula directly from the Solution Explorer, instead of placing a Formula Ladder element via the Ladder Toolbox and linking it to a Formula. Start Online after Download If you download the same project into UniStream, and are connected to the unit, Online mode now begins automatically. You can cancel this behavior via the UniLogic Project tab, by clicking Options and deselecting Start Online after Download. Handy "Find" ptions The Ladder ribbon tab contains two new icons: that enable you to find rungs that are disabled, as well as rungs marked "ToDo:". To mark a rung, enter the text "ToDo:" including the colon. (the text itself is not case-sensitive) The complete list of features, as well as Bug Fixes may be found at https://unitronicsplc.com/Download/Support/UniLogic/UniLogic_Example_Projects.zip
  14. We invite you to take part in our webinar: SQL - Adding a Piece to the Industry 4.0 / Smart Factory Puzzle. UniStream PLC + HMI controllers support MS SQL and My SQL, server and can connect to SQL databases. This enables you to set up UniLogic to communicate SQL data ERP/MRP servers - sign up to learn how!
  15. Our customer is seeking an experienced PLC and HMI programmer, training can be organised for the Unitronics range of both Vision and Unistream products. Must also have experience in project management. Please contact us with your CV and we will pass it on to our customer, no agencies and please only apply if you have suitable UK work permit or
  16. I want GSM modem CINTERION-EHS6T connect to Unistream PLC via USB panel port. Will this allow me to send SMS, send email and acces via VNC, webserver, UNILOGIC etc...? What is the difference betweenBGS2T and EHS6T??? What type of cable do i need for this connection? Thank you
  17. If you haven't checked out the Unitronics Youtube for awhile, you may want to check out our UniLogic Tech Tidbits Playlist. The most recent Tidbit shows you how to create your own, reusable HMI Custom Controls. After you create a control, you can drag and drop it from the Solution Explorer, export/import it between projects as .uluce files, or add it to the Library. You can also define tags that are local to a specific Custom Control, these tags will be exported/imported along with the control. It's all in the link below!
  18. Hello - welcome back! The holidays are over, the New Year is here. Here at Unitronics headquarters, we are at work, setting up our development Road Map for 2017. As Unitronics users, you know that we pride ourselves on listening to our user community. And so, we ask you: What would you like Unitronics to develop in 2017? You can post suggestions to this blog, PM me, or email me at cara.levy@unitronics.com. Here is a summary of Unitronics major developments in 2016, many of which were the results of user requests – so, without further ado, I hereby present: The 2016 Unitronics Roundup! First, Hardware: New Samba models Samba now offers the TA22 configuration in 3.5", 4.3", and 7" screen sizes. · SM35/SM43/SM70 J-TA22 comprise 12 digital inputs, configurable as 1 hsc/shaft-encoder, 2 analog/digital, 2 thermocouple / pt100 inputs, and 8 pnp plus 2 analog outputs. · SM70-J-RA22 offers a 7" screen and the same inputs as the TA22; the outputs comprise 4 relay and 4 npn outputs. New Jazz models · JZ20-T20HS offers 6 digital, 2 analog/digital, 2 analog, 3 high-speed inputs, and 8 transistor, plus 5 high-speed outputs supporting PWM via hardware configuration. · JZ20-R16HS offers the same inputs, plus 6 Relay Outputs. UniStream additions UniStream welcomed new I/O Modules: · UIS-WCB2 Wide I/O comprises two temperature and 2 analog inputs, 2 analog outputs, and 10 digital inputs, 10 digital pnp outputs including 2 high-speed outputs. · Slim temp module UIS-4PTKN Comprising 4 RTD inputs that support PT1000/NI1000. KNX connector UniStream supports a KNX to MODBUS Gateway device, available as GW-KNX1. Our Remote Operator mobile app for the Vision™ and Samba™ series, a major user request, was released in 2016—here are links for Apple and Android: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unitronics-remote-operator/id1063107386?mt=8 https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unitronics.remoteoperator&hl=en Here are some of the features we added to UniLogic in 2016: User Access Control (UAC) Security UAC enables you to require users to log in via the HMI application, and restrict access to HMI elements, including whether an element is visible or enabled. SQL Connectivity · Access SQL databases via IP address or Hostname · Build SQL Queries and execute them via Ladder functions · Connect Data Tables to SQL databases and transfer data HMI Screen to Web Page Click to convert existing HMI Screens to Web Pages. Reusable HMI Custom Controls Create your reusable HMI Custom Control, drag and drop it from the Solution Explorer, export/import it between projects, and add it to the Library. Hardware Interrupt: UID-0808THS A new Scenario, Measure Length, supported by the UID-0808THS module, allows you to implement length measurement via hardware-based interrupt. HMI File Selector Browser Enable your operator to select files from an SD/DOK/memory stick, store the Path and Name of the selected file in a Data Tag. Video Streaming Widget: RSTP Allows you to provide the RSTP url in the format required by your particular application and device. HMI Indirect Images Display indirect images hosted on the SD card or DOK. HMI Trends: FIFO Display a Trend as Standard or FIFO. HMI email Configuration Widget Your users can add recipients in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of an e-mail via the HMI keyboard. Web Server – new features · Trends: view Trend graphs via web browser. · mailto fields, and a new widget enable your users to add recipients in the To, Cc, and Bcc fields of an e-mail via the HMI keyboard. · A new Web Data Tables Widget allows a user to view, edit, and enter data via web browser. Print to pdf The Tools tab on the UniLogic ribbon offers Print Project, enabling you to print your Hardware Configuration and Ladder Modules. Data Tables · New Functions: Convert .CSV to UDTF, UDTF Count counts number of columns and rows · email .csv files as attachments. MODBUS You can now run Modbus via Serial COM Module/USB ports Ethernet/IP · Explicit Messages support for both Scanner and Adapter in addition to I/O (Implicit) messaging. · Scanner Node support doubled, from 16 to 32. DNS Resolver Ladder Function: resolves a server IP address from its host name. UID-0808T Advanced Functions New functions for counters, Immediate Reset + new Scenarios UniLogic Advanced Layout Pin/unpin, undock and float pane options. If you use two monitors, float panes onto different monitor screens. USB keyboard support Just plug a keyboard into the UniStream USB port. Alarms - Additions · Language Localization for French, Russian, Polish, Finnish and Czech. · Alarm History Widget
  19. This was an excellent year - a year of growth - for the Unitronics community. We now number over 20,000 members! I can back this up with hard statistics for 2016: We welcomed over 3,000 new members to our user forum… …who made 2,100 posts … in 526 new topic! We all benefit from forum members who devote big blocks of time to helping others. These people put a lot of effort into writing detailed answers to questions and aiding others in trouble-shooting their applications. This year, three of our top posters from 2016 were again top contributors to the Unitronics community. Our top UniGuru MVPs for 2016 are: Joe Tauser Barry Lanier (forum name: Flex727) Ausman In recognition of their fine work, the profiles of our MVPs will be marked with a new icon for 2016: In recognition of their fine work, the profiles of our MVPs will be marked with a new icon for 2016: Our most valuable commodity is, always, time—to volunteer that time to help other people using your expertise is truly worthy of respect--thanks to you all! Youtube Channel The official Unitronics Youtube channel, https://www.youtube.com/user/UnitronicsWebinars is growing. In 2016, our top video clips were the: Webinar: HMI Tricks and Tips for VisiLogic, with over 8,000 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1MwhQkdbC6s PLC Training: Introduction to UniLogic, HMI + PLC Application Software, with over 6,000 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV30MkDQYPk WEBINAR: Unitronics Vision - CANOpen, also with over 6,000 views: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iIkBJ4NheCc Media - We're in the NEWS! Unitronics was featured in a number of trade magazines in 2016—if you missed these articles, check 'em out now! IEN, Industry Interview feature: How Will Industry 4.0 Influence the Future of PLCs? IEN feature article. Hardware Division Benny Magrafta, Unitronics R&D Manager, Software Division, was extensively quoted: HMI checklist: What to consider when shopping for an HMI solution IEN - Industrial Products in Spotlight IEN featured an application based on the UniStream PLC + HMI, 10.4, a project done for Djurdjevic is a meat production company based in Serbia Is it possible for an automated system to run so efficiently you forget it’s there? We are proud to continue to bring you Unitronics true All-in-One value: our complete range of automation products and software from the pioneers of the PLC + HMI controller, backed by Unitronics unparalleled sales and tech support. Enjoy them in 2017!!
  20. Hey all, Can someone point me in the right direction how to make a Unistream PLC send/receive more than 64 bytes in one scan cycle from/to a Vision Standard PLC (eg. V120-22-T2C)? Setup: - V120 equipped with 24 Analog In & 12 Analog OUT - 7" Unistream PLC without I/O - Both connected through UniCAN I know a Vision PLC is able to send/receive up to 512 MI's in one PLC scan cycle through UniCAN. And has no problem sending/receiving multiple messages to/from the same Node ID or multiple Node ID's. In my setup, I want to receive the status of the I/O of the V120 along with some other variables into the Unistream PLC. 24 analog inputs & 12 analog outputs already sums to a total of 36 MI's or 72 bytes to pass to the Unistream. But the Unilogic software gives me only the possibility to create just 1 configuration per Node ID and the tags for receiving/sending can only be as large as 64 bytes. Otherwise, a compile error will occur.. What is the preferred, correct way to accomplish this in the Unistream without having to use a EX-RC1? Grtz, SRO
  21. Working with a new but older Unistream 10. Had to update firmware to be able to download a sample project. Successfully did one go around, apparently had to do it again according to the error message. Was using USB stick to do it. Worked fine the first time, but the second, after reboot, screen is blank and can't communicate via Ethernet or USB. Can't get into the back screen utility either. Suggestions? TIA
  22. Hey guys, I have a UniStream 7" PLC connected with EX-RC1 expansion module via CANBUS. The CANBUS is connected according to the info in the datasheet with 120 ohm resistors and everything. The complete configuration that the PLC communicates with from left to right is as follows: EX-RC1, 3 x IO_D16A3_RO16, 2 x IO_ATC8/AI8, IO_D16_A3_RO16. The PLC and the EX-RC1 is grounded and connected as it should. EX-RC1 is programmed (initialized UniCAN) and the LEDS are all working propperly (PWR ON, I/O COMM ON, BUS COMM ON). Accordingly I am able to read/write all the inputs/outputs. So, the whole system and configuration is working propperly. A few (2-3) months later EX-RC1 dies (only PWR LED is ON). I can't read/write any of the inputs/outputs and the IO modules I mentioned earlier all blink ( no communication established). I tried restarting the whole configuration by turning the power supply OFF and then ON. Tried to reprogram the EX-RC1 but when the download starts it shows an error that the device is not available (not sure what the error said). So I thought to myself what the heck. It died, it happens and I replaced the module with a brand new one and installed a separate power supply used only for the EX-RC1. The whole configuration started working again, the comm was up and the PLC software was fully functional (able to read/write and execute). However a few months later ... surprise ... EX-RC1 dies again. The exact same circumstances. Is this a compatibility issue or? Thanks in advance for your help. Any suggestions/ideas are really appreciated.
  23. I need to interface a Unistream with an Omron PLC. Specifically, the OMRON SYSMAC CJ2M CPU31. Omron requires an EDS file for all Ethernet/IP connections and a generic EDS file we found does not seem to work. The Unistream is configured as an adapter and the Omron is configured as the scanner. During testing, I did attempt to switch roles and have the Unistream as the Scanner and the Omron as the adapter, but neither configuration seemed to work. The error message in the Omron indicates a byte count issue; however, with the assistance of an Omron integrator, we confirmed that the number of bytes in and out of the Omron is correct.
  24. I have problem with output. Life expectancy for UID - 0016R is 100k. How many times can I switch the relay output in this unit? Thanks Martin UID 0016R
  25. Hey all, The PLC I'm using is an Unistream 7". I'm writing an application where the PLC needs to communicate with a server through a TCP connection. Communication is established through a Restfull API; - PLC asks the server when needed for a list of all the configured items on the server. This list is JSON-formatted, will be parsed by the PLC and then loaded into a DTI for further use.. - PLC sends updates to server when an item has changed state. - Server sends commands to the PLC when an item needs to change state. Setting up the TCP client Rx was a breeze! Communicating with the server works like a charm if the received messages are smaller than the receiving buffertag of the TCP client Rx FB! (e.g. commands from server to PLC) If larger then the buffertag, the message will be truncated. (e.g. List of items send by server to PLC) => According the help-file: due to insufficient buffer size (user buffer) I noticed that a buffertag can be defined as a maximum of around 1600 bytes. I was wondering why this limit? And then again, if I could enlarge the buffer to say 3500 bytes and my list grows eventually beyond this limit.. So.. How do I receive a message that's larger then my predefined receivebuffer? What am I missing? Tnx in advance, SRO
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