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Technical support / Windows Vista 64 Bit and Tri Software
« on: January 31, 2009, 01:59:08 PM »
I have done a search here and read a lot of discussion  concerning Vista and Tri-logi et al. I unfortunately came away a bit more confused besides being a little more educated on the matter.

A laptop failure a few months back forced a purcahse of a new laptop that has Vista 64 bit Home Premuim. A phone call the other day from a customer that I have installed and programmed some Tri-PLCs has me thinking I better get this new laptop up to snuff!

I would like to know what is the bottom line of what I need to do to get this laptop going and if anything needs to be done to the existing PLCs in the field.

I have seen a few new versions discussed and I assume 6.2 is the latest? Can I download the latest version or is a purchase required?



Opinions & Feedback / New Forum Area?
« on: December 11, 2006, 07:07:44 PM »
Would you guys consider placing a classified area here for strictly your products, related accy's, and programming / panel service offerings from us users?

Posting by members only of course, no guests?

Of course to keep it spam free might be a total headache and I could fully understand a big no.

Anybody else here interested in selling or swapping PLC items and or services related to Tri-PLC?

Technical support / TLServer Disappears
« on: December 11, 2006, 06:51:20 PM »
(I did a search, but did not find any other posts about this problem. Yet for some reason it seems so familiar to me. Maybe it has happened before.)

When I try to run TLSERVER 2.0 or 2.1 on my WINXP laptop it appears for less then a second on the screen and then it disappears.

The last Tri-PLC project I did was last May and it worked fine, now it does not.

What changed? Not much, but perhaps a major impact. I just upgraded to IE 7.0 and Quickbooks 2007 Pro. Just about everything else has remained unchanged. I have noticed many java errors from websites with IE 7.0. Yet my Trilogi runs fine, or so I think... ha ha

I also saw some posts about a 3.0 version and a 6.0 Tri-logi. What am I missing? Anything good or significant? Should I upgrade?

Jim C.

Technical support / Number of I/O and HMI
« on: April 22, 2006, 09:05:01 AM »
I have a T100MD888 PLC left over from a job that was cancelled. I have another job here that will require almost 50 relay outputs, just a handful of inputs, and a HMI. So I thought I would add 3 EXP1616R boards.

I just want to make sure that I have figured this out correctly. Am I exceeding some I/O limits if I add that many EXP1616Rs to that PLC along with the HMI? Also will the HMI work (be addressable) plugged into that long daisy chain of I/O?

If I recall when adding I/O to the ...888+ PlC the addressing for the additional I/O is shifted. If I recall the first expansion I/O point is not at #9, but somwhere in the 20's. Is this correct?

I have already started pasting down ladder ideas in your software. I also have added all of the I/O points I think I need in one continuous run, but I realize as I install the extra I/O I might have to shift the points. What I want to know is if I have already referenced that I/O point (name) in a ladder can I still shift that I/O name up or down the I/O point list without causing any trouble?

Technical support / TBasic Formatting
« on: May 04, 2004, 12:05:53 PM »
I wrote a bunch of custom functions using the tab key to indent the code so the program was easy to follow.

Kind of like this....

  if testio(no_weld) and testio(no_pick) then
        setlcd 1,1,"WELD & PICK BYPASSED"
                if testio(no_weld) then
                setlcd 1,1,"  WELDER BYPASSED  "
                        if testio(no_pick) then
                        setlcd 1,1,"  PICKER BYPASSED  "
                                setlcd 1,1,"   RING WELD-BOT   "


It looked great on the screen, but the printout only displayed square boxes for each tab. This made it even harder to follow on the printout.

So I had to replace all of my tabs with spaces so the printout could be followed by those lesser experienced can tell me how to :)

So is it me or is it the software?

WinXP printing to a HP Laserjet 8000 via lan.

Technical support / Can the Manuals be Downloaded?
« on: April 20, 2004, 08:09:51 PM »
I am currently on the road near Omaha and the 2 manuals are sitting in my suitcase. Another engineer back at the office in Chicago needs to use them to modify some code.

Do you have the manuals available in .pdf or other format for download so he can get them ASAP? (Oh maybe they are on the install disk, just thought of this)

Do you wonder why are they in my suitcase? It is because this is the coolest PLC around!!!! When in Connecticut I was writing software and uploading from the hotel to the new machine in Chicago.

I was wireless using the laptop during lunch in Detroit testing and monitoring. So the manuals sit in my suitcas for reference! ha ha

Technical support / I/O numbering question
« on: March 19, 2004, 10:16:38 PM »
I finally have a job where I can use one of your plcs. Been wanting to use one for more then an year now.

Anyway I have the MD888 plc and a 16r expander.

I thought the IO on the expander would start at number 9, but it starts at 17. I would expect that if I used the MD16 product.

Am I missing a jumper or something to make my IO numbering follow the MD888, or am I stuck with a hole from 9-16?

I am also going to add the HMI to the end of the expansion board, what numbers can I expect for those buttons?

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