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  1. I'm assuming you're reading the same tag from UniCloud as you have mapped to the the display that the VNC client is showing. If so, send this one to support@unitronics.com. Joe T.
  2. The current version of UniLogic is 1.31.146. Download that and update the OS on your PLC. You should be getting a free trial UniCloud account. It should work after your PLC is updated. Joe T.
  3. If you've already started on a program upload it to your post and we can see how you've done the I/O mapping and what model numbers you are working with. Joe T.
  4. 😄 Programming is the only place where being a zero means you're #1! Joe T.
  5. +1 on what Aus says on the Filter limitation. I've had jumpy analog inputs I've had to filter up to 100 values. I wrote a routine that stuffed a small data table that added the incoming value to a total and then stuffed it into the top of a data table after pushing all the other ones down and incrementing a pointer. The pointer was the divisor of the total until it reached the total number of samples that I wanted, and then I used it to point to the row of the data table that had the oldest value and subtract it from the total before dividing it. Overkill? Yes. But very precise
  6. Ancient Chinese Secret - if you set SB 501 it will retain Forced Inputs through a power cycle. This was probably set and your battery is probably still good. Joe T.
  7. I checked it and you are right - Array is not an option for for the String tag type. I would do it the hard way and make a large Buffer array and manually track my string locations. I realize this is a PITA, but you have to work with the tools you have. Joe T.
  8. I'd still like to see your program. I set up the PING block in a remote control application and it wasn't the easiest block to use in the Unitronics FB library. There are little things you have to set in the Ethernet configuration blocks that I would want to compare to what I did to see where you went wrong. Joe T.
  9. I have a Unitronics router I've been playing with. It interfaces with Vision series PLCs with a built-in PCOM to UniCloud gateway. You set up the configuration in the router with register tables on its local network and then you configure UniCloud to come down and scoop up the data. It can sit as a device inside an existing network. We set it up to run under our Spectrum cable modem. Joe T.
  10. +1 to what DanT says on the probability Unitronics will add triacs to their built-in IO units. We always use transistor outputs driving a product like this: https://cdn.findernet.com/app/uploads/2020/09/28100454/S39EN-2.pdf It adds a bit of cost to the project but- Definitely. Especially during startup when you find improperly wired loads. Joe T.
  11. Troubleshooting a question like this with sentences is very difficult. We need to see how you have everything configured. If you only have your PLC and your PC connected together, you have to hard code the IP address on your laptop. I'm guessing you've done this. Upload your program. Joe T.
  12. Aus brings up a good point. Look at the physical connection path between the device running Kepware and the PLCs themselves. The PLCs are running as Slaves, so there's not much that can go wrong on that end. I have a customer that is harvesting data from some V130s using PCOM and they kept losing the connection. Of course this was my fault. I finally went out with a maintenance guy and a manlift and we went up to the ceiling where the Ethernet switch was installed by a collaboration between their IT people and an electrical contractor. I found an office-grade switch secured to the
  13. The firmware update operation involves the serial connection "shifting gears" between different baud rates and frame types (think ASCII vs RTU) and often the developers of the USB to serial drivers leave out some of the connection modes they deem unnecessary. This is why some USB adapters don't work with Unitronics. I've experienced Windows 10 updates that have rendered the USB driver inoperative. The version of the driver that is bundled with Visilogic is whatever was current at the time of the build. Go into your Device Manager and determine the manufacturer of the USB converter.
  14. Not all USB to RS232 converters work with Unitronics - you need one that uses the Prolific PL2303 chip. Unitronics offers a converter with part number MJ10-22-CS35. What kind of converter do you have? Joe T.
  15. Those were the exact thoughts I had. I am not familiar with BGA reballing so I Googled that up. Wow - that is not a skill I have. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EjAdz8jQL4k Joe T.
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