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Please rate your experience with Do-more

Outstanding - the only PLC I would ever use...would you please put it on new platforms
38 (48.1%)
Very nice - I plan to add this to the systems I currently use
38 (48.1%)
OK - I might use it again
3 (3.8%)
Not impressed - I would only use it if none of the other controllers would do the job
0 (0%)
Um...no - won't ever use it again
0 (0%)

Total Members Voted: 79

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willpoll

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #420 on: September 26, 2017, 11:59:32 PM »
Loving the new 'Copy' command!!  :D

How about a column chooser for the opening 'select project' screen?? 

'Last Opened' is not near as useful to me as 'Last Modified'.

Keep up the good work!

Will

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #421 on: September 27, 2017, 09:19:07 AM »
How about a column chooser for the opening 'select project' screen??  'Last Opened' is not near as useful to me as 'Last Modified'.
It would actually be easier to just add "Last Saved" as another column (the column headers are clickable to sort on other columns, and it remembers your last "column sort" setting).

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #422 on: September 27, 2017, 06:19:55 PM »
I think your poll question about using Do-More needs another answer choice: "Already gave my left nut to AB and might not get it back."

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #423 on: September 27, 2017, 06:45:05 PM »
I think your poll question about using Do-More needs another answer choice: "Already gave my left nut to AB and might not get it back."

Eh, only takes one, and now they are only half as likely to get you in trouble. ;)
"It has recently come to our attention that users spend 95% of their time using 5% of the available features. That might be relevant." -BobO

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #424 on: May 06, 2021, 05:02:32 PM »
Thermforming systems upgrade success :)


I successfully upgraded a http://tslusa.biz/en thermformer bought at auction and thrown in my lap and then the machine helped save lives!




I started out learning with the Click product line with a corrugated paper winder

Then I went to a strawberry basket stacker stepper 3 axis servo stepper

Then they gave me a project to run servos generating 380,000 pounds of force that form the plastic clam shells that hold fruit in grocery stores

When Covid-19 hit America they starting producing respirator masks on the production line


Its cool when you can directly help people stay alive


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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #425 on: March 15, 2024, 07:35:53 AM »
Great!

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #426 on: March 15, 2024, 09:11:15 AM »
Great!
What was great?

What was "not so great"?

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #427 on: April 01, 2024, 10:09:51 AM »
My first PLC Project used a Unitronics All-In-One HMI PLC for controlling six chemical metering pumps with open-loop-vector VFDs/motors.  Positive displacement pumps had to range from about 30mL/min up to 20L/min and had to follow a master pump/flow for proportion and mixing.  Also had to record and save the data to a memory card in a CSF format and be able to export it into a spreadsheet for later viewing.

Second project was using multiple Click PLCs in a LAN for controlling various chemical blending/pumping/transfer functions via ModBus TCP.

Third project was to build and control an XY positioning system with sixteen (16) axes. Thought I was going to use a Click PLC, but there was no motion control available for it. Also, I had started reading about Stage Programming and really liked it, so I used a BRX PLC with the native HSIO4 Motion Control Cards.  Ended up networking two (2) BRX with four (4) HSIO4 Cards each, with a CMore Touchscreen for input of positions and saving "Jobs".  All this was controlling sixteen (16) Tecknic ClearPath SDSK Step-and-Direction Servo Motors running precision lead screws.

Forth project was the build and control a twelve (12) axes XY positioning system.  I used the same BRX and CMore as the previous job, but used the Teknic ClearLink Step-and-Direction Motion Control Modules, instead of the HSIO4 Cards.  Much less wiring.  Mostly all Ethernet Cables.  ClearLink also provided remote I/O.  Communication was through Ethernet IP and Explicit Messaging. THAT was very challenging for me, but I learned it and got it to work... but it was VERY tedious.

Current Project is to build and control two (2) YZ Pick-N-Place Robots for a case packing operation.  Again, we will be using the ClearPath SDSK Servo Motors and ClearLink Step/Direction Controllers, Ethernet IP LAN and CMore Touchscreen.  Will also be controlling conveyors and other material/product handling operations in the Robot Work Cell.  Later, we will build/add an XYZ PNP Gantry Robot to do palletizing of the final, finished cases.  All I will have to do is to add another ClearLink Unit to the Network for the XYZ ClearPath SDSK Servos and another Program in the BRX!  :D  Being able to have multiple programs that I can turn on and turn off, along with Sub-Routines (mainly for Math Functions) and Stage Programming is AWESOME and POWERFUL! (I still haven't quite figured out "Tasks", but we'll see. :) )  However, in addition to all of the above, I am extremely excited about the upcoming IMPLICIT ETHERNET IP MESSAGING SCANNER capability. If not for this, I would have to go with the Productivity Series of PLC.  No way am I going to attempt Explicit Messaging for this project. Also, ClearLink already has an EDS File for the Productivity Series, that BobO is looking at for the BRX and may use it for testing the BRX Implicit Messaging.

To summarize, I love the Do-More Programming Language/Structure/Layout, Stage Programming Capability, Do-More Protocol for the CMore HMI, FREE Software and Support from Automation Direct and Host Engineering, Cost-Effectiveness, Soon-To-Be-Released IMPLICIT MESSAGING SCANNER function and the Speed of the BRX PLCs.

Thank you Host Engineering and God Bless!

SOWEGATS

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #428 on: April 01, 2024, 03:16:02 PM »
...(I still haven't quite figured out "Tasks", but we'll see. :) )...

There are some animated PowerPoint slides I used to train the AutomationDirect techs on Do-more PLCs. You can download them and watch them. One is on Programs versus Tasks. To access:
  • Goto https://www.hosteng.com
  • In the left pane, underneath Training Slides, click on All Do-more PLCs
  • Scroll down until you see #7, which is Programs VS Tasks
These are animated slides, so do a slide-show because they will not print very well.
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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #429 on: April 01, 2024, 03:20:42 PM »
There are also SUBROUTINEs that can be CALLed in-line (think MATH on steriods).  You can pass "parameters" in and out, great for simple ladder logic that is re-used.

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #430 on: April 01, 2024, 07:36:58 PM »
There are also SUBROUTINEs that can be CALLed in-line (think MATH on steriods).  You can pass "parameters" in and out, great for simple ladder logic that is re-used.

Yes.  I mentioned this above, unless I am misunderstanding you.  I wrote subroutines to do positioning/step conversion and readout/display math.  I called them only as needed, when an axis was moving.

Thanks and God bless!

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Re: Please tell us what your experience has been with Do-more...
« Reply #431 on: April 01, 2024, 07:38:38 PM »
...(I still haven't quite figured out "Tasks", but we'll see. :) )...

There are some animated PowerPoint slides I used to train the AutomationDirect techs on Do-more PLCs. You can download them and watch them. One is on Programs versus Tasks. To access:
  • Goto https://www.hosteng.com
  • In the left pane, underneath Training Slides, click on All Do-more PLCs
  • Scroll down until you see #7, which is Programs VS Tasks
These are animated slides, so do a slide-show because they will not print very well.

Thank you, Greg!

I will definitely take a look.

Best Regards and God bless!

SOWEGATS