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External start button
« on: July 06, 2012, 08:42:37 PM »
I finally have my flame table running halfway decent, so it is time to start monkeying with it.   I am trying to add an external start button.   I have a switch wired up already, and it works.   I have it assigned to turn on an input #1 so I can watch the led turn on and off.

The problem is when I try to enter a number "1000" in the ports and pins for OEM trigger #1 .   I can't enter a number, it will only allow me to press a key and then the number is automatically entered.

What am I doing wrong?


Thanks for the help

Steve
Re: External start button
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2012, 09:42:08 PM »
Hey Steve,
  You have to set the OEM Trigger up under System Hotkeys Setup in Gen Config. There, it will accept 1000 for the OEM code.

Then you set up the input pin under Ports and Pins.
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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2012, 10:03:28 PM »
Thanks.  I will try that first thing in the morning.

Steve

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Re: External start button
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2012, 09:02:19 PM »
I have been thinking about doing the same thing.

On my set-up there will be (2) button  switches that have to be pressed at the same time.

Hopefully this will eliminate any accidental activation. ;)

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« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 10:58:58 AM »
Jackal-  I have no been able to get to the shop to try this out, but I am hoping to tonight. 

The two button idea is a good one.


Steve

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Re: External start button
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2012, 10:21:03 AM »
Let me know how it works out.

I have just been afraid  to set up  1 button, because accidents do happen.

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Re: External start button
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2012, 10:38:03 AM »
Never had an issue with a single button, all industrial controls I have seen only have a single button. If however you are worried then linking two buttons in series would work fine or alternatively get a button with a cover that you need to hinge up before you can press.
Hood
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« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2012, 11:36:18 AM »
Hood. They also make a large recessed button that has a ring that covers the button.  You have to push the button and only the button to get it to work. 

Steve

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Re: External start button
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2012, 11:41:42 AM »
Yes, the one on my mill is a rectangle but it does not sit proud of the housing so it is the same idea. The other machines have the stainless vandal proff buttons on them and again the sit flush with the outer face.
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Re: External start button
« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2012, 02:43:01 PM »
I was wanting to mount the button on my pendant. Sometimes I drop the pendant and it could hit the corner of something that might activate the switch.

The covered button suggested by Hood sounds really good. :)

Thanks,

Jackal
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