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    Default Using code with Siemens PLC

    Can anyone provide information on how I can use the sequence I get from Vixen 3 and convert it into something my PLC and use. I.E. SCL

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    Default Re: Using code with Siemens PLC

    I don't think the scan rate will be fast enough to drive pixel data unless your going to use a serial port. To control props..motors, fans, etc...that might work. Just not really a good application for ladder logic.

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    Default Re: Using code with Siemens PLC

    I am pretty sure you would need to write something yourself. You can export to an FSEQ file which is a time bounded representation of your sequence. Then write a converter from fseq to whatever you will need. As mentioned, pixels, dimming and controlling renards are all time critical actions that are based on time events (no other triggers are available and no cascading actions will work in this situation).

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    Default Re: Using code with Siemens PLC

    Definitely not a good job for a PLC. Even if you could convert the code what IO would you use? The controllers, like falcon and sandevices are much better at this stuff.

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