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 Send a command every 5 seconds to retrieve a weight value

Problem

Hello, I have a Packital CheckWeigher, and need to send it a command every 5 seconds to retrieve a weight value and store it in a flat (Text or CSV) file with a timestamp per entry. The resulting flat file would look something like this:

YYYYMMDD HHMMSS Weight in Lbs
20110325 151000 100.37
20110325 151005 100.25
20110325 151010 100.29


Or as a CSV file:
20110325,151000,100.37
20110325,151005,100.25
20110325,151010,100.29


The flat file would then be imported to another system to report on the production line.


Solution

Yes, you need the Advanced Serial Data Logger software (Pro, Enterprise or trial version). Then you should activate the ASCII Data Query plugin and specify your command.

 
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Article ID: 34

Category: Data Loggers

Date added: 2011-04-27 04:12:42

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