Ok OptoMary, thanks for the reply. I had read those before and I was looking for more clearity and examples.
Does the IDC5 Q simply store counts? Or do I need to store the counts someother way?
From what I can tell the total is read by the “Get Counter” which would be the total since the last “clear counter”. Is this right? If for example if I wanted my rate (RPM) I would compare the change in counts over a specific time slice and then adjust for PPR. This is a coating applications were rate is a process variable. I also want total length coated which would be zeroed as each spool is complete (variable lenght package)
Would it be better to do this in an Optoscript or would this be a good candidate for a subrutine?