A series of three new training videos provides guidance on how to use message steps in sequences. Message steps enable dialog between the sequence and either the operator or external devices. These fall into 3 categories, each with a short instructional video.
Part 1 - Operator Message steps – messages between the sequence and operator, for example to advise the operator to do something, or to request the operator input a value or yes/no input.
Part 2 - External control messages – messages that enable communication with external hardware such as DIOs and RS232 devices.
Part 3 - Listen Hardware Control messages - messages that enable control over Listen and Portland Tool & Die hardware.