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  1. I have a pencil that used to be owned by Shakespeare, but he chewed it a lot whilst pondering his next saga. I can't tell if it's 2B or not 2B.
  2. Further to Kratmel's good advice, it is worth saying that many modbus things will not communicate to Visions at greater than 9600. It is always worth starting slowly and trying bigger baud rates after getting things working ok in the first place. I also note you have 2 stop bits. ?? I'd also make your timeout bigger, along the lines of the previous baud rate comment but in this case it is start big and reduce. Why, and how, are you working MB107? cheers, Aus
  3. Controls...please don't post twice on the same topic. ALL submissions on this forum are subject to prior moderation. Sometimes this can take time as we are mostly volunteers. I deleted your repeated post. cheers, Aus
  4. I wonder how he goes when he's only surrounded by Sawgrass? 🔪 🥺
  5. Out of curiosity I worked on this a bit. The attached vlp is nowhere near perfect, it was just banged together to show the concept I was talking about. I'd be putting in various other compares to limit the flash rates, both min and max Hz. Along the way I changed my thinking a little, this works on a simple method of using scan rate, but this basis could easily be changed to something else more "fixed". It was done on a 130, but should transfer to anything else with a bit of minor tweaking. It flashes the screen backlighting impersonating an indicator. This might need changing for y
  6. Interesting this came up again. A little while ago I had to do something away from my normal methods of conversion, and thus had some converting to do. The formula that works for me that converts the raw UTC correctly is: =(A1/86400)+DATE(1900,1,1) with the result then formatted as dd/mm/yyyy hh:mm:ss where A1 is the raw UTC. cheers, Aus ps. Please also note the Aussie date formatting. The sensible one......not the silly USA and others style!! 🙂 Damn yankees...change everything 'cause they can....steering wheel side, cutlery use, blah blah. I mean, who would want to d
  7. At present I can't spare time to do this. Someone else may. The initial point was for you to try, the forum isn't necessarily about providing ready made answers, it's about learning as well. If you step through the words, relating them to ladder elements, you'll likely figure it out. cheers, Aus
  8. OK. I think your best bet here is to contact support. Either create a ticket using the support link at the top of the page, or support@unitronics.com Good luck and please return with the solution that worked. cheers, Aus
  9. Are you sure the program is able to be uploaded? It may not have been initially programmed to allow this. What messages are you getting during your attempts? cheers, Aus
  10. Kratmel, I think the need is for the blink speed to increase as the timer runs. So as the timer nears finishing it is blinking quickly. Alighz, I would be doing this using a toggle coil whose input is controlled by a self-resetting count that reduces the reset number as a direct inverted linearization of the total timer time, as the time elapses. Also be aware that ideally you can't use a relay output for this, transistor output would be preferable. Plug away at that concept and see how it goes. cheers, Aus
  11. I guess you are meaning the first 3 or 4 scans of the cameras? Not the plc? (which would be a pretty quick production line!) Without looking too closely, you have a lot of different stuff going on in some rungs/nets. I would be splitting things up a whole lot more and only doing a particular type of action in one rung. By the sound of it actions are needing to occur before it all settles....... have you tried the old chestnut of things slightly out of order, such that rearranging the same elements in the sequence can fix the issue? Humans are very good at missing this bit, but the pl
  12. A number of lawyers were sitting around the office playing poker. "I win!" said Harold. George threw down his cards. "That's it, I've had it with your cheating, Harold!" Roger chimed in with "That's a terrible accusation George. What evidence have you got to support that slanderous claim?" "Because they're not the cards I dealt him!" 🤑
  13. Others may disagree with my following observations. I'm not being negative, but this sounds like you have purchased a device that needs partial assembly by the end user. As such, if there are problems, you really should be talking with the manufacturer/supplier. This forum is mostly volunteers and there is a fine line here which to my mind is being crossed, in that our time should not be helping to solve some maker's issue. They should be offering the needed support. cheers, Aus
  14. Swervo, there are so many different styles of schematics you'll have to decide in the first place which way you want to go. To me it is personal preference. There are different names world wide for different style types. I actually hate modern style "line diagrams", "riser style" as I find them counter-intuitive and hard to understand at a glance, as you need to constantly reference descriptions. I much prefer older style where the entire layout and connections are visualised. Sometimes these are called pictorial, maintenance, schematic. This link https://www.nrc.gov/docs/ML1025/ML1
  15. I've simplified what I use for the sake of displaying it. My real one goes into much more detail, but the basic layout is like this. The operand numbering method shown allows easy cross-checking for duplicates through data copy/paste/manipulation on a saved file. cheers, Aus
  16. Bootlace pins! Carefully done and inspected each time. Bottom smacking of poor assembly offenders! 💩 cheers, Aus
  17. This file says it is not a valid U90 file after doing the name change. Perhaps send it directly to support. cheers, Aus
  18. Bearing in mind Joe's perfectly valid points, just out of curiosity what file type is this being saved in? xls or xlsx? Or perhaps another variation of the later file types? If it is done in any of the later file types, and you change the initial save to earlier types, does it then work? If it is done in the later version and you simply drop the later file type appendage, like x or b etc off the file name, what happens then? You will likely get a requester saying it is a bit sus, but it might then open. cheers, Aus
  19. Oleh, if you use a simple trick in the Enhanced Vision range, you can get down to a minimum of 1.25ms using an Interrupt Routine. It is not a timer as such, but you can use it very easily to build your own. Have a look at this post, and note the comment about 2.5ms for older models. cheers, Aus
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