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How to configure a signal tower?
« on: February 04, 2012, 02:45:48 PM »
Hi,
I would like to connect a signal tower to some output relais to indicate the machine state like the program button "Cycle Start"  Feed hold;  Stop.
How to configure this?

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Philipp

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Re: How to configure a signal tower?
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 02:57:09 PM »
Easiest would be to have a brain look at the various LEDs (cycle start, FeedHold etc) and turn on/off and output.
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Re: How to configure a signal tower?
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2012, 04:46:08 AM »
Hi Hood,
Does I have to program something in Visual Basisc?
How I have to start with VB? It's new for me. Is somewhere a doku about this?

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Philipp

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Re: How to configure a signal tower?
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2012, 05:28:04 AM »
You could use VB but a Brain would be easier, there is a video showing the basics of Brains, you will find it here http://www.machsupport.com/videos/

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Re: How to configure a signal tower?
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2012, 02:21:23 PM »
Hi
I checked the Tutorial Videos and treyed some exampe, but it's didn't work well. How I now wat LED is for wat funktion?

Attached is my exampe. But it's didnt work what I would like.  ???

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Re: How to configure a signal tower?
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2012, 02:34:38 PM »
Outputs will not work when in E-Stop as they are all switched off. It depends what you actually want for the E-Stop signal, for example if you want the Light to be on when code is not running then you could just invert the Run signal in the Brain for that output. If you are actually wanting it to show the E-Stop then you would have to have a relay that is powered from maybe an enable output and so when powered, ie Mach not in E-Stop the Light will be on.
For the others what you want is No Operation Pass Signal  option rather than a compare imediate.
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Re: How to configure a signal tower?
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2012, 01:43:05 PM »
Hello Hood

Thanks, now I understood and it works!

I'm surrprised what all we can do with Brains!

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Re: How to configure a signal tower?
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2012, 02:05:03 PM »
They are versatile, they do sometimes not work the way you think but usually you can find a way to make them do so :)
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