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    Ok I have in my plc program a rung to send an ascii message "machine ready" for example I want to send this out to a file to be read on our plant network so the manager can see. I`m also thinking I can send other messages like motor 4 over heated machine down. That way they could see how long it was down due to the motor situation. Or machine out of stock. maybe have a time and date stamp. Sounds great but how to make it happen beyond me. Thanks any help greatly appreiciated.


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    Looking back I had a similar post but never got the pc and user side complete I think I`m set up to send the message but need advice on the pc side of it what type equipment do I need and software to be able to use the ascii message

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    • #3
      Hi Reel-Break,
      What hardware are you using? PLC / HMI
      Normally if you are sending out information, an email or text (SMS) message is used.
      Here are a couple of posts for sending an email out of the PLC using a P1000 and Do-More
      https://accautomation.ca/productivit...communication/
      https://accautomation.ca/brx-plc-ema...ssaging-gmail/

      Regards,
      Garry

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      • #4
        Sorry I have a click plc with rs 485 port 3 for the ascii. Thanks I will read the above as I have some productivity 2000 programs

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        • #5
          Your other option would be to use a headless C-More to communicate to the Click and send Email.
          https://www.automationdirect.com/c-more/headless-hmi

          The other option would be to use AdvancedHMI software on a windows computer to communicate to the Click PLC and Email or Save information on a server.
          https://accautomation.ca/click-plc-a...communication/
          https://www.tutorialspoint.com/vb.ne...send_email.htm

          Just some thoughts for you.
          Regards,
          Garry

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Reel-Break View Post
            Sorry I have a click plc with rs 485 port 3 for the ascii. Thanks I will read the above as I have some productivity 2000 programs
            Does the CLICK have Ethernet?
            Do you have hardware that can receive ASCII over RS-485?

            Garry posted a link to a nice tutorial for datalogging on a CMore. There is a section about FTP. Maybe that can help you.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Reel-Break View Post
              Ok I have in my plc program a rung to send an ascii message "machine ready" for example I want to send this out to a file to be read on our plant network so the manager can see. I`m also thinking I can send other messages like motor 4 over heated machine down. That way they could see how long it was down due to the motor situation. Or machine out of stock. maybe have a time and date stamp. Sounds great but how to make it happen beyond me. Thanks any help greatly appreiciated.
              This is easily done with a Do-more BRX PLC. It has a built-in serial port that can do RS-485 and utilize "ASCII" communication by using STREAMIN & STREAMOUT instructions. Also, string manipulation is fairly simple to use in BRX as well. Just an idea.
              Greg Kiser
              Hos Engineering, Inc.
              support@hosteng.com
              http://forum.hosteng.com
              This isn't all true.

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