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  1. If not for that "accent", one would surely believe it originally was done in the U.S. Perfectly logical concepts so far as I am concerned....🤪
  2. I have a truck with that "feature"... there is a whole myriad of things that inhibit the auto-stop function engine not up to temp low fuel off road/sport driving mode uphill/downhill stops taking foot off brake and re-applying a couple times with in several seconds steering wheel turned more than X degrees trailer or dummy plug connected to trailer light socket and others........ I personally find the function annoying.... and maybe it works good when the vehicle is new, but what happens with age and it gets hard to start? you can press the button to turn it off, but it is not a persistent setting, every time you start the vehicle it turns on. I have a friend who is a dealer mechanic, he tried to connect to it with the OEM service computer, but could not disable it. I did some research and found a site called Forscan, that has software, I purchased a USB to OBD-II adapter and was able to make a change where at least Auto-Stop OFF is the default mode.
  3. I'm using Firefox 89.0.2 64 bit with no issues.... other than the Rocket icon....
  4. yeah, yeah yeah.... And when you were a kid, you walked to school in 4 feet of snow, 5-miles, uphill both ways, in just your knickers and a short sleeve shirt...😂 Is it still winter "down-under"?? I'm surprised Joe hasn't chimed in, but I suppose he is ticked at me for retiring, and he has to go over to my old plant and figure out my ridiculous coding... JohnR
  5. Oh yeah... it's a healthy little fan, been sitting around my shop for years, don't remember where it came from. and yes, it is loud..... I had built a little enclosure out of foil faced foam-board to keep the sun off my swimming pool pump, and have this fan blowing through the enclosure when it gets hot out, else the pump motor thermals out. last week our temps hit 100F (yes, us americanos like to use the F word instead of the C word). 😳 Like I said, loud, you can hear it over the pool pump, so I wanted to see what happened if I slowed it down a bit. And I do have smaller/quieter fans that I could use, but as I said, I'm experimenting... Since I've retired from the working world I find myself wasting all kinds of time doing stuff "just because".
  6. Aus... Sorry for the confusion, we Americanos also call them "muffin"fans... I'm pretty sure this would be a shaded pole motor.. I've also done the tranny thing in the past, just thought as an experiment I'd try this as it seems I already have the hardware in place. John
  7. Hey All, I'm playing with one of my home projects where I have a 6" "boxer" fan (120vac 85W) cooling some components. The fan is currently controlled from my PLC with a PNP output turning on a random crossing SS relay (AD-SSR810-DC-48R). I would like to slow down the speed of the fan, and seems it should be just a matter of adding HSO/PWM to the output? But I've not done this before, so before I let the smoke out of things here, I figured I'd ask for opinions... What do you'all think??
  8. this is how I deal with a 1-per rev "z" pulse. using the compare function eliminates the zero error you might try something like this, but use a count of three instead of one??
  9. The best way I have used involves setting up a DT (Data Table) to hold your records, then an interval timer that is used to increment a counter which sets the row you are writing to in the DT, as well as implements the save command. The DT can then be retrieved to your PC using the DataXport utility and can be saved as a CVS or Excel file. Look at Help/Examples/Version900/Project Examples/Data Table/V570_data_log.vlp We are all happy to help, but you gotta work for it.... Work with this example and show us what you come up with, then we can all give you pointers after you figure out where you are going
  10. I can remember a time in the "way-back", when I had set up a control for a small machine. just a PLC with switches and lamps for the User Interface, then they decided they needed to be able to adjust the time of a certain function, so I added some small red lion display that showed the timer preset with up/down buttons to change the value. For some reason I couldn't define the decimal position on the display, and the operator was confused by the term Implied Decimal. I'd point to the spot and say "just pretend there is a decimal point here", he still didn't get it... Finally, I grabbed a bottle of White-Out, and made a "dot" on the display.... Oh, now I get it....
  11. I remember seeing a memory device similar to this at my first mentors workshop back in the mid '70's It was an archaic thing at that point, but I seem to remember that the memory bank included inductor/cap/resistor circuits that "remembered" their last logic state, and transferred that with some sort of FIFO logic. Crazy thinking back in those days, but we wouldn't be where we are without it.... 😵 Now, what happens when you throw one of these in front of a young'un? I still have my first TI-35 scientific calculator that I bought in the '70's....
  12. I thought about trying car wax, but was afraid that it would dry pinkish/white in the scratches and look even worse... But that gets me thinking about some magic "as seen on TV" scratch remover for car clear coat finishes, perhaps something like that would work well....
  13. Well, once again Joe, you are correct But the bizarre thing is that in all my years using Remote Access "back at the plant", I've never had to do that??? JohnR ⛄
  14. alright Fellas, riddle me this.......... I have a V570 out in my workshop, one of its duties is control of the heaters in two different rooms. On the Heat Control display I have a couple of indicators (binary images linked to outputs) that turn green when the output to the heater relay is on. Which works as it should when in debug from Vision (and on the V570 itself); But when I go to Remote Access to look at the same display (from the same PC), my indicators do not work; I first thought it was because I had an older version of Remote Access install, so I replaced it with the newest version, same results. Anyone have any ideas why it does this? JohnR
  15. Hey All, I'm wondering if anyone has some good tip/tricks for dealing with scratches and scuffs on touchscreens. At this point I'm working on a PV+1000, that someone had cleaned with a scotchbrite pad, but of course this would apply to any brand... I keep visualizing some sort of "polymer" substance that would flow into the abrasions, and buffed when dry, thereby hiding the scratches, but I've not yet found that magic product.... Seems like that would be some sort of "headlight scratch remover" or some similar product? Ideas anyone? 🤔 Regards, JohnR
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