By selecting "Saving"
enters the sub-area in which you can configure the file you want to save the
All logical channels enabled are
available; in general, in the program is always valid the rule that a logical
channel is identified by name, sensitive to uppercase and lowercase characters.
The file can be managed in “Overwrite" mode, i.e. empty recreated each time losing any previous content, or in "append" mode by adding new lines to save to any other already existing; the structure of the data file is:
Saving can be done at event, i.e. single asynchronous, with or without average for accumulation (in the past as a moving average or in the future as an integral); saving can also be continuous, with temporal step definable up to a maximum frequency of 10 lines per second.
Saving can be performed by manual control by the operator or by automation.
This picture shows fields where you
can place the save file, the step of writing "Continuous", build up
time in the past ("Immediate": moving average valid for the logical
channels that require it) and in future ("Manual": integral of all channels
to save), the list of channels and their location in the file.
It should be noted that the channels with the moving average activated (properties definable in "Scaling") become always and only available as the dynamic result of this average, i.e. every 100 ms have a new value that is the result of the moving average of previous samples acquired during the "immediate" time.
The time of moving average is
unique for all the channels that require it and cannot be changed to
"Manual" is instead the
time of default, adjustable during activities (in "Run"), to store
the channels’ values, average them and thus generate an integral result.
This picture shows the
"Black Box" and "Post-mortem" times, i.e. the durations
before and after a saving event (configurable) for channels in a dedicated
It should be noted that the event
generates two files of binary data, one "Pre" and one
"Post", that are unified and converted (button "BB PM -> ASCII”); all channels
in saving are considered and it’s used the maximum frequency of saving.
Alternatively, there is the Save
to Event (configurable) in a dedicated file by "History" which is
characterized by the possibility to define which channels to save and with what
frequency, in addition of course to the durations of the times “Pre” and “Post".
Double clicking with the mouse on
a channel in the list of saving the skill is the property of being considered
for the event of "History".
In this picture you can see the option to store and average, during the "Manual" save (i.e. integral in the future), only the channels with moving average enabled:
In this picture you can see the list of channels constants save and their position in the file; these values are only written during file creation, in the beginning lines, otherwise they can be modified with a system command (advanced function).