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« on: May 18, 2023, 07:57:00 AM »
Hi Tech
           Thanks for your response on this, although I had tried the link on a pc and a laptop with no real joy. I then tried it on yet another PC with excel 2016 and as you say it works fine and quickly. For whatever reason it seemed peculiar that it did connect to nano's without a problem so I did not think to try other versions. I think there could be some issue between my excel 2010 version and my operating systems. My Laptop is on Win 10 but my PC is on Win 7. So many legacy software issues I have not got around to the upgrades yet.

Anyway this excel link is a fantastic feature and I would recommend it to anyone for data logging etc.

Thanks for your Help


« on: May 16, 2023, 07:17:32 AM »
Hi Tech
          Seem to be having a little trouble with importing data from a wx100 using the hostlink commands. I have a spreadsheet setup which can happily connect to nano plcs on our network. When I tried to connect to my wx100 using the following web data link -* - all works well and good at
the web page level. However, when I try to import the data to an excel cell the machine just keeps on trying and eventually comes up with a message that the data cannot be connected. This is strange because when I just simply use a web browser the expected data appears correctly in the web browser window. I them went and tried the same exercise on another pc and whilst I can again happily connect to nano plcs on the site and access data from the same integer location within the plc, then all is well and good, but then when I try it on the wx100, it seems to lock up just after clicking the import option. It seems as though there is some conflict at the excel
import stage??
Regards Nanoman

Technical support / Re: Input[1] to Input[5] Operation
« on: January 10, 2023, 01:31:55 AM »
   Thank you support and Gary for looking into this for me. Just before I got this reply I had tried the setsystem 16,1  and yes it made no difference. So as it stands I will keep the remote input data at inputs 81 onwards which seems to work fine.
Regards Peter

Hi Support
                Yes thanks for the firmware upgrade, it certainly did stop the erratic behaviour of monitoring, In fact I kept the monitor going for well over an hour without any problems at all. Many thanks
Regards Peter

Technical support / Re: Input[1] to Input[5] Operation
« on: January 06, 2023, 07:00:29 PM »
Hi Gary
          Thanks for this response. On the face of what you are explaining it would appear that the wx100 must default to set system 16,5 because inputs 81 onwards seem to retain a forced state via the monitor I/o control or as I have found out by using input[6]=dm[10]. In these cases it seems not to be overwritten with a 0. So with your suggestion in mind I will try a set system 16,1 and see how it responds when I get back to work next week. You may be wondering at my thought process regarding storing of (data) at input points. It is simply that because the (data) is data related to physical inputs from a remote i/o block via modbus, I prefer to map them into into an input area of the plc for the clarity of inputs being inputs and subsequently being prefixed with an (i) eg i81 when looking at a ladder diagram. As you have rightly perceived data is after all data whether it is I/O or other my problem is that I can get a bit picky sometimes about how I want that data to appear in the context of the program. Thanks for your input into this post much appreciated, I will let you know how I get on.
Regards Peter

Technical support / Input[1] to Input[5] Operation
« on: January 06, 2023, 07:57:41 AM »
Hi Support.
                In my application I am getting data from a remote i/o block via modbus and placing it into a register say dm[10].
I then used Input[2] = DM[10] to place the remote input data into the wx100 plc inputs area starting at input 17. However I have found that this area keeps clearing the data back to zero. I am using a WX TERM 8 with my WX100 so this only uses 8 inputs so I assumed that I should avoid at least the 1st 16 inputs and place the data in Input[2] area. I then used the i/o monitor to force various inputs on /off and noticed that I could only correctly set / reset inputs starting at input 81 which relates to input[6] which seems to indicate that you have reserved the first 80 inputs for remote tri-plc input useage?. Anyway its not a massive problem as I can simply place my input data by using input[6] = dm[10].
the only problem with this is that I cannot monitor on the screen, inputs 1 - 8 at the same time as monitoring inputs 81 onwards. So I was wondering if there is a system switch somewhere that can be set according to the number of input points used. In this way I can bunch my inputs on the monitor screen and see them all at the same time.
Regards Peter     

Technical support / Re: WX100 WIFI Connection Status
« on: January 04, 2023, 12:39:47 PM »
Hi Support
               Thanks for the prompt response. I notice that the online manual for the WX100 doesn’t seem to document this. Is it documented elsewhere?

Regards Peter

Technical support / WX100 WIFI Connection Status
« on: January 04, 2023, 10:38:01 AM »
Hi Support
               In my current application I would like to know the status of the WIFI Connection, is there a specific bit I can test that gives me the connection state of the WIFI so that I can make decisions based on whether it has connected to a WIFi network or not? I did have a look at the STATUS(14) bit 6 command but I am not sure if this distinguishes between the fact that the WX100 is connected to a wireless network or that a client (remote user) is connected through that network? My end game here is to only allow my application main code to run if the wx100 has connected to the local WIFI network and if not, then display a message to indicate the fact. Some extra clarification would be appreciated.
Regards Peter     

Hi Tech Support
                       Here's an attached screen shot of the problem when just after the failure occurs. In this case the monitoring lasted for about 10 secs before locking. The time period before locking does appear to be variable. The dos window contains everything from a clean restart of the iTrilogI so it seems to include the initial connection data log.

Regards Peter

Technical support / Re: Erratic Online Monitoring of I/O Tables with WX100
« on: December 22, 2022, 04:30:58 PM »
Hi Support
               Thanks for this response, I will have a look in the new year and report back.
Regards Peter

Technical support / Erratic Online Monitoring of I/O Tables with WX100
« on: December 22, 2022, 03:52:18 AM »
Hi Tech
Since using the Wx100 I have been having erratic problems with the online monitoring facility where it simply locks up when monitoring the i/o tables. When this situation occurs it seems only to freeze the I/O table connectivity but not the optional view variables window which still shows variables data activity. I have noticed that the situation never occurs when using the inbuilt simulator which shows the same screens albeit not monitoring via WIFI ethernet. I also get occasional  message saying program corrupt and lost connection whereby I have to reconnect to the Wx100. All in all it seems that it only occurs when connected via Wifi Ethernet. Just so you know my setup I am using The Wx100 connected via a Mango Mini Router which then gives me a local ethernet port as well as a wifi connection. The problem occurs whether I use the LAN port or WIFI connection, obviously as its a Wx100 it all comes via WIFI anyway. I have supplied a link to the product below. I have never experienced any monitoring problems before on other versions of TriLogic which I use for Nano's and FMD's 

The version number I am using is 7.5 Build 14
Mango / GL-MT300N-V2 - GL.iNet › products
mango mini smart router from   

Technical support / Re: goto command
« on: December 22, 2022, 03:27:19 AM »
Hi Gary
          Thanks for the response and the offer of help. The system I am working on at the moment is perhaps more busy than complex. And yes I am using the SeqNo as you described and I
am using CF's within which, the last operation of the CF is to update the SeqNo to point to the next appropriate CF, which would be the next operation of the control system. The upshot of all
of this is that I have CFs simply named as Step_01 ~ Step_40 which allows me to quickly locate the Tbasic within that step.  As you rightly mentioned about the inbuilt sequencers, I have used them before on an older version of the same control system using a nano+external HMI. However with this new project I am using a WX100 and because I am introducing new functionality and controlling the inbuilt display at the same time it seemed prudent to incorporate display and control within each CF. So far it is working ok but i did not know that Ladder Logic is faster than Tbasic in making decisions! I shall keep this in mind for future projects where speed is essential. FYI The Current project is a Cement Silo Filling control system, As I said before I have 4 of these working already and this is a sort of replacement / update version for hardware as well as software. The system strictly regulates the filling procedure and tracks the operators procedure doing prechecks and testing of system functionality before during and after the filling. It uses modbus to communicate with a weigh system for silo contents and a remote i/o block at the top of the silo for interfacing to analogue and digital sensors. The system logs events into an event log and sends e-mails on our LAN. One thing I missed on the WX100 is the ethernet port and so I have used a Cheap MANGO wireless Router( less than £20.00) to give me back that facility, so now I have the best of both worlds so that the unit is physically connected by ethernet cable to our LAN for e-mails, spreadsheet interfacing, and remote programming from the office, but for onsite local mods (at the control system) I now don't have to plug my laptop in anymore as I connect by the WIFI.  When I finish the new project unit I will probably upload it to this site as a customer project for viewing the superb capabilities of the TRiPlc products.
Anyway I appreciate you interest and offer of help so I may come to you at some future point or feel free to comment on any of my future posts.
All the Best Peter             

Hi Support
               Thanks for that, I have just tested it and it works fine.
Thanks for the fast response.

Cheers Pete

Technical support / WX100 Ip address appears as ethernet instead of wifi?
« on: December 21, 2022, 05:03:49 AM »
Hi Tech
          I have a wx100 unit and went to display the ip address and it returns 255,255,255,255 so does the subnet mask.
I am using the Get_ipAddr  command and the Get_Subnet command but it appears to be returning the data which is
held for the ethernet port which of course is not available on the WX100 plcs. Is there a different command or variation
so that it reports the correct ip address number for the wifi port

Regards Pete

Technical support / Re: goto command
« on: December 21, 2022, 12:07:14 AM »
Hi support
               Thanks for the clarification, I was typing to Gary whilst this came in so I appreciate the detail so I will now proceed as guided by Gary and the info you have now supplied. My response to Gary includes one new way I shall try.
Many thanks to all

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