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  1. I wonder how he goes when he's only surrounded by Sawgrass? 🔪 🥺
  2. 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
  3. 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 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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!" 🤑
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Bootlace pins! Carefully done and inspected each time. Bottom smacking of poor assembly offenders! 💩 cheers, Aus
  14. This file says it is not a valid U90 file after doing the name change. Perhaps send it directly to support. cheers, Aus
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. Why? Use SB13 directly. If you are using the variable numeric for the display, you have likely selected Hex instead of Decimal in the Base Format. Essentially you are creating a counter that is based on a 1 sec pulse, which allows the easy manipulation you want. I often say on the forum that counters can do some jobs much better than timers. Learning the abilities of the controller and how to do it is part of the PLC learning curve, which often means focussing on one simple concept to learn it completely and then progress to the next, finally combining them all successfully into y
  18. To add to Joe's comments, there are numerous references on the forum where users have different older laptops that have been retained to enable work on a variety of older devices that don't play well with "modern" (sometimes less than 5 years difference!) stuff. As Joe says, the trick is to do a puter that does the job correctly and have that as your standalone system that doesn't update, isn't net vulnerable etc. Any transferring of files is done via removable media, and I rely on the A/V of my main systems to take care of that side of things. A side note, as an experiment I recent
  19. Please get a 250 Ω pot and place that in your circuit instead of the PT100, and see what happens with varying it.
  20. note.... Kratmel has replied just as I was finishing this. Associated with what Flex is saying, I note that you are using the SAME MI series in both (all?) plcs. When using structs I never reference them as the same numbers in other plcs, as it gets too confusing and can lead to a world of hurt, including accidentally writing over the top of a vector through this confusion. 1). Excel is your friend to identify locations of ALL vectors of MIs that are being collected and extracted. I wrote a little topic about this here: http://forum.unitronics.com/topic/6527-with-vectors-why-di
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