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March 1st, 2011, 07:10 AM
I would like to send a simple ASCII string from a PanelView 550 Printer port with a button press.
March 1st, 2011, 12:15 PM
The PanelView 550 printer port is usually used to send a "copy" of an alarm message out the port to a hardcopy printer.
But there is also a "Print Only Object" you can configure in PanelBuilder32.
It works like an alarm, where it monitors a trigger value in the PLC and sends the configured alarm string when the trigger changes state.
I haven't used them in a while, but that's the basic direction to investigate.
March 2nd, 2011, 07:21 AM
Ken, Thanks for the info, I will give it a try today.
March 2nd, 2011, 07:43 AM
You can also check the "Print" option checkbox in the property page of a Message Display Object , this will echo the message out of the printer port