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Which other PLC platforms would you like to see Do-more targeted for?

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franji1

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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #45 on: March 01, 2015, 06:48:04 PM »
(and that TI PC-based product I almost but can't quite remember the name of)
Take 2:
CVU5000 was an HMI product that ran on the TI PC.
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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #46 on: March 01, 2015, 08:13:39 PM »
I think you are thinking of Genesis.

Nope, remember that one too.  Used it in fact.  Was that originally an Iconics product or did it come from TI?  This other thing I'm thinking of may not have been a TI product, but it wasn't Genesis, at least not under that name.
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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #47 on: March 01, 2015, 08:14:25 PM »
(and that TI PC-based product I almost but can't quite remember the name of)
Take 2:
CVU5000 was an HMI product that ran on the TI PC.
Control Vision Unit 5000

Ding ding ding!  THAT was it -- CVU!
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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #48 on: November 30, 2015, 06:23:29 PM »
How about GE, AB, Schneider, etc... LOL! ;D

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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #49 on: November 20, 2016, 11:17:24 PM »
How about the P2000 or P3000.
I like the DO-More's Task and Program structure better. The ability to have control of the programs and task to end sooner then the end of code. The use of stages to skip code or execute code within a task or program. I just like the DO-more's overall program's control.

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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #50 on: November 24, 2016, 12:25:01 AM »
Or how about a Do-More app for your android cell-phone like the one Koyo came out for the DL series plcs.

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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #51 on: November 24, 2016, 09:07:07 AM »
Or how about a Do-More app for your android cell-phone like the one Koyo came out for the DL series plcs.


I'm not familiar with Koyo's app. We do have plans to add an integrated monitoring system with clients for Android and iOS.
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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2017, 10:25:31 PM »
BRX does a very nice job of taking over for DL06 applications as the shape and size is very similar and therefore can inhabit the same footprint. Great job guys!!  :D
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Re: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #53 on: April 08, 2021, 04:59:02 PM »
Soft logic engine for the PC.  Possibly to run on Linux.

I use Domore as a teaching aide, the simulator is awesome, students can download software for free, etc...
But, I agree a Soft Logic engine for the PC would be amazing.  Running on Linux and Raspberry PI would be awesome. Especially, If the pricing was right.
Look how successful CoDeSys has become doing just this.

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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #54 on: October 07, 2021, 07:04:35 PM »
I have two customers with relatively large 405 systems.  One of them is going to need some program changes very soon in order to add two more remote (radio based) RTU systems.  In order to do this and end up with a clean and organized result I am going to have to shuffle a bunch of things around in the code.  It would be awesome to be able to migrate the CPU to a Do-More and let the migration wizard handle a lot of that work for me.

Someone mentioned the SLC platform  We have dozens and dozens of SLC systems we support.  The I/O is getting expensive and the CPU pricing has become downright criminal.  Also, the full (Standard) version of RSLogix 500 required to program that series has jumped from $2380 to around $3500.  We frequently pick up new customers with SLCs and one thing we always offer is setting them up with their own software license (and we never mark up the costs of software). 

If there was a CPU we could plug into a SLC rack that could take over the existing extensive I/O and work with free software, you would probably need to double your manufacturing before you announced its availability.  Many of the old SLCs we come across are 5/04 CPUs with a DH+ port connected to an obsolete PanelView Standard.  When they want us to update the failing HMI it is almost always $5k just for parts to get started so we can swap to a refurb. 5/05 (Ethernet).  A brand new 1747-L551 SLC 5/05 CPU with 16K of memory lists at $9,839.21 right now from my supplier (who doesn't give us very good price breaks for Rockwell gear because we are a small fish in his big pond).

That is about 4 times what they cost a couple of years ago.

I am already pretty much convinced that your existing products will replace our go to controller: Micrologix 1400.  We use a lot of them on small systems with serial and ethernet radio modems.  If your firmware were updated to include a DF1 Radio Modem protocol for the serial port and/or Ethernet DF1/PCCC, I would switch right now because I could integrate them into existing systems and make the radio masters think they were talking to other SLCs or Micrologix.  This would save money and panel space as well as provide for a much more flexible and capable end product.

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Re: Poll: Other Do-more PLC Platforms
« Reply #55 on: October 07, 2021, 08:12:30 PM »
I recently had to reprogram an old waste water treatment plant SLC because we installed a new type of membrane filtration.  I gave up on reprogramming the panel view.  I just took it out and installed the 7" C-more from AD.  Better resolution, and way friendlier operation and a ton cheaper.  All the AB PLCs I did at my last job used C-mores.  Getting ready to replace the ML1400 in a grinder system because the vendor wants $6000 to make a program change that it should have been delivered with!  A BRX will cost less than $500 and this program is about as stupid simple as they come, which is why I want to change it!