Posted 23 January 2003 - 10:51 PM
Posted 25 January 2003 - 07:54 PM
I am having great trouble with this post so I’ll write it elsewhere and copy and paste it.
I have worked with Square D for many years and have received assistance from Square D Technical office in South Bend. Here is their phone number and the tech’s name.
Sq. D technical Office
South Bend, Indiana
(574) 674 8876
Posted 26 January 2003 - 07:40 AM
There maybe some newer software that will work without the card, but your still going to need a RS232 to RS422 converter.
please let us know what you find.
Posted 28 January 2003 - 05:51 PM
I Had the same problem. I am still using the compaq running the SFW334 software. We also have the newer Symate software which works great with our 386- pentium 166 systems running Windows 95. You can talk to Symax through your RS232 comm port by adding a 232-422 converter and making the correct connections.
Our newer machines Running Windows 2000 and XP have a problem maintaining communications using the above method. Square D, AKA, Group Schnieder, AKA, Schnieder Electric Informs me that there is a "WINMATE" software comming out, Or may already be out, that should run on the newer operating systems. My guess is that it is going to be a pricy piece of software.
Posted 29 January 2003 - 10:16 PM
Posted 30 January 2003 - 08:39 PM
The SFW software doesn't like newer faster computers. Our solution has always been to keep an old Toshiba laptop (a really old one with ISA slots and a 386 CPU, more like a lap breaker than a laptop) and we only use it for the really old DOS programming software.
With the Modicon Quantum, you can actually hang existing racks of Symax IO from the remote IO head, and so you can leave all your IO modules in place (except comm modules) and put a new Quantum PLC in to control the IO modules. This works really well as long as you're using standard Symax IO modules. Just add a 8030CRM931 to each Symax rack, cable them with coax back to the 140CRP93100 on a Quantum rack, and you're ready to go. Of course you do still have to convert the program.
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