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  1. Sometimes I have issues with not accessing data tables correctly or "hanging" it's usually resolved by doing a fresh download. Not really sure why. But it usually happens after I have been messing around in the program or DT folder.
  2. Pretty sure the 7" will as well. The HMI houses 2 rj45, 2 usb host, 1 usb device, audio jack, micro sd card. The CPU has RS485 and CANBUS.
  3. Any recommendations on a good electrical schematic software? Schematics are my weak point and I'm doing more and more machine builds requiring complex schematics so it is time to learn a full featured schematic software. Thanks in advance for any recommendations. -Swervomotor
  4. I realize this is not an answer to your issue but have you considered writing the Unilogic program to handle all the scenarios and use data tables for storing/accessing process specific data? I have done this where you separate all the different sub-routines then CALL them in order of the "process step" table for whatever part it's running. Then all you would need to do is send it the part name and do all your data/process loading inside the PLC. -Swervomotor
  5. I've had 2 SD cards go bad this year. I think if you really need that 20 years of data you would find a redundant way to back it up. A cheap NAS can easily be configured as FTP server and mounted remotely or locally. The 32 limit is the default in Unilogic, you need to change that or it will start auto-deleting older files. I'm not sure but I believe it also has difficulties with subfolders.
  6. I would check the aspect ration of whatever "screen" (tablet with VNC viewer) and match that as close as possible to the screen. For instance I would go with the low cost Unistream 7" with a 16:9 aspect ratio and find a 10"ish tablet with that ratio. Scaling is done through the VNC viewer on the tablet. I use RealVNC as a VNC viewer and the scaling can be adjusted in the properties of the connection. On the Unitronics website I see: 7" 16:9 10.4" 4:3 15.6" 16:9 -Swervomotor
  7. You should be able to create a new file no problem, Do you need a new folder for each file? Or can you create a folder on the SD from a PC and store your files in that folder? Your method of backup you will need to change the SD file # limit from 32, but you might start getting issues with so many files on the SD card as time passes. We store them to the SD in a folder then use the FTP functions to send them to our local FTP server, then overwrite. SD cards go bad.
  8. To be honest this could be easily accomplished with a micro controller (like arduino, ESP8266 or ESP32, or even a raspberryPi), power supply, and a opto-isolated relay board. >$100 Unless you are trying to teach ladder logic or the unilogic environment it is quite overkill. IMO -Swervomotor
  9. I have not but am strongly considering a unistream 10.4 multi-touch for this purpose, or possibly a lower end model and VNC from a tablet. It has so many built in Coms I think they would be great. I would need these questions answered (through research) before I decided to pull the trigger. Possible to interface with Mqtt? For voice control through voice assistant, cell phone app, and PLC control of existing networked smart "things". Power/cost study to determine if I can make the distances I would need to my entire property with centralized I/O or do I need networked distribut
  10. When I have issues with the SD card I just replace the SD card, not saying that's your issue but a lot of SD cards now are crap out of the box or shortly after.
  11. I've had better luck (actually getting something done with IT) having IT setup an FTP Server on the network and giving me a client username and password. I then setup the client on the unistream and FTP send to send the CSV on my end. This way works better for me because then I can add a bunch of machines and don't have to have IT involved because I re-use the username and password.
  12. I just tried to install a later version on windows 10, checked the box to keep the old version and got this error box. If I pick "ok" it will un-install the previous version, If I hit "cancel" it exits out of the installer.
  13. I would look at: SD card present? SD card formatted correctly (fat32) Max number of files on SD card not exceeded (this is a set-able number in unilogic) Make sure you are not resetting the contact that starts the save in the same rung (I remember this was an issue for me for some reason) I would then email Support: support@unitronics.com
  14. I'm not sure if this is the answer but I remember the file name had to be of specific format, "yourfilename" leave off the csv.
  15. I routinely find myself bouncing between 3-4 different revisions of unilogic depending on what version the program on the controller was created on. I've only been able to do this by uninstall whatever version I have and re-install the version I need. Is there a quicker way to somehow keep multiple versions on the same box without having to go through the uninstall- install process?
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