My overall goal is to build a series of recipes that can be activated sequentially like steps. Once certain set points have been reached and after a defined length of time the next recipe "step" with new set points is downloaded and executed without interruption. Another way to look at it is a recipe collection of recipe steps. The total amount of steps is up to 30. Each step will have about 20 set points.
The first milestone for me is to create a HMI that allows a user to enter all the set points for each step. Each screen will contain 5 steps for a total of 6 screens and the final screen will contain "cool down " steps which can be jumped to from any previous step, skipping 1 or more intermediate steps.
I am trying to avoid having to create 600 set point variables by making a float table for each step. Then I would create a chart where I would convert the float table to a string table and then build the recipe text file, line by line, using a series of string transmit commands.
Since I can't seem to transmit a float table to a comm handle it appears I must convert it first to string but I don't see a command to do that either.
Is the only way to do this?
1. create 600 float variables
2. then convert each to string
3. and then transmit to comm handle to build the 30 step recipe files.
OR is my above description possible in any way
Some more challenges
I need to be able to change the recipe step set points real time, while the recipe chart is running.