I’m in the midst of upgrading an old Factory Floor 4.1 strategy to PAC Control Pro 9.6. I’m moving everything over from SNAP-BRS brains and a SNAP-LCSX-PLUS controller to newer SNAP-PAC-SB2 brains and a SNAP-PAC-S2 controller.
The old strategy relies very heavily on handling I/O units by their Serial Addresses (i.e., ‘Get address of I/O unit causing error’, etc.) and it looks like many of the newer commands in 9.6 rely on the I/O unit’s individual names (e.g., ‘Control Box 1’). We’ve been treating I/O unit serial addresses as table indices for things like error flags and such…it’s much harder to do any useful table manipulations with string names.
Is there any way to get and work with an I/O unit’s serial address in PAC-Control 9.6?
Again, all of our brains are SNAP-PAC-SB2s, so the only Ethernet involved is at the Controller - everything else is RS-485.