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abeachy_HG24abeachy_HG24 Posts: 79 Handy
edited August 2016 in Integration
 In our application, we will have at least two different options per station because we build a left hand and right hand unit. At several stations we will have around 12 combinations of parts that can be assembled for the various configurations of models. I was originally thinking about creating one program and then just tweaking it for each of the different options at that particular station. And then I would have a main program with calls to different subprograms and the PLC would select the correct subprogram to run for the particular model we are running. That becomes a hassle when we start to get to the point where we have 12 or more different options for one station because that is at least 12 programs that must be created, and if a tweak is made and that tweak is something that is common to each option, then we would have to go through all 12 programs and make that tweak. Any ideas on what the best way would be to go about doing this?

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  • Etienne_SamsonEtienne_Samson Beta Tester Beetle, Wrist Camera URCap 1.3.0, Vacuum Beta tester Posts: 419 Handy
    @abeachy_HG24 I have seen an application from @Enric where his customer was using a PLC to handle an electronic testing application where they had multiple possible operation with variables time. They had a single program and where using multiple case. @Enric do you have anything to share for this ? @abeachy_HG24 have you thought about using cases ?
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  • abeachy_HG24abeachy_HG24 Posts: 79 Handy
    I have thought about using cases but I have not quite been able to wrap my mind around how well that would work or if that would be the best way since there are stations with so many different options.
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