This might be addressed in one of the Inductive University videos I haven’t gotten to yet, but I’m wondering what is meant by the polling rate of the project and how quickly a button press can update a tag and how quickly we can see feedback.
One of our machines has a decurl bar. I want the operator to be able to hit an UP or DOWN arrow and have the bar start moving basically immediately. We currently use Rexroth’s OCE protocol and the touch screen button may as well be a physical button; there’s maybe a quarter of a second delay. Is it possible to achieve a similar responsiveness with a Vision or Perspective program?
I see that you cannot reduce the project polling rate below 500 ms, and if I read a tag with a 500ms on/500 ms off toggle the display “misses” flashes. It also seems like I have to use a momentary button to update a tag and not a regular button, perhaps because of the update delay?
In essence, is it possible to send/receive data like position within a couple dozen or couple hundred milliseconds, rather than 500+?
I am using Version 8.1, I got it directly from the main download page. The project settings in Designer only let you set it as low as 500ms. Is there a different setting I can change so I can get more rapid response?