WinWedge

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Can multiple instances of WinWedge write data to a single log file?
A It is possible to run multiple instances of WinWedge in the "Log To Disk" mode where each instance is writing its data to the same log file. The results of this will depend on how the devices output their data. Normally there is no problem with doing this however if the devices send their data in ....

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Can WinWedge send data to an instrument?
E This can be done using a macro in Excel or Visual Basic. One of the DDE Commands supported by WinWedge is "SendFile". Thus the following Excel macro would send the file data.txt out the serial port COM 2: Sub SendMyFile() Chan = DDEInitiate("WinWedge", "Com2") DDEExecute Chan, "[SENDFILE('c:\dat....

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Can you send a command from WinWedge to the instrument to switch baud rate & then start receiving data in the new baud rate?
I have an instrument that can transmit at two different baud rates 9600 & 56000. Can you send a command from WinWedge to the instrument to switch baud rate & then start receiving data in the new baud rate? Yes you can send commands from the wedge to your instrument. Changing the baud rate can be do....

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Can you run both version the Std & Pro versions of WinWedge on the same PC?
You can install both versions of the Wedge on the same PC however if you try to run both at the same time, what will happen is that Windows will run two instances of the same version that you run first. This is because they both have the same executable file name and Windows always checks before la....

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Can WinWedge handle output from a RS485 serial device?
Typically you would need to convert from RS485 to RS232 before you would be able to plug the device into a serial port on your PC. RS485 to RS232 converters can be purchased for under 70. (There are two types of RS485 to RS232 converters - ones that turn the RTS line around automatically and ones t....

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Will WinWedge work with instruments that use the modbus protocol rather than ASCII?
WinWedge does not support the Modbus protocol. Modbus is a high level protocol that defines the communications process between (usually) industrial controllers. Modbus uses ASCII data however it also uses check digits, timeouts and special framing characters that make the protocol a little more dif....

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WinWedge & Modems
WinWedge can be used to send and receive data over a modem. It can also be used to automate electronic dialling and transmitting signal tones as it supports full 2-way communications. Hence it is perfect for collecting and transmitting data over modems from Access, Excel and other Windows applicati....

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Can WinWedge be used with an instrument which uses checksums
I need to collect some data, calculate a checksum on the data, then send the data & the result of the checksum to the instrument to see if the instrument gets the same result. Could WinWedge be used in this example? The Wedge by itself does not have the ability to calculate checksums however if you....

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Do I need to use a duplex or a simplex adapter to connect a Bowyers or a Sylvac dial counter to the PC?
The Bowers/Sylvac devices support 2 way I/O even with the simplex cable. In other words, you can set up the Wedge to prompt the indicator at a specific time interval no matter if you use a simplex or a duplex adapter. WinWedge - en....

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Modems
Can WinWedge be used for getting data from a remote site via a modem? Would I need to use TCP/IP wedge for this? Does it make a difference if it is an internal modem? Could you use WinWedge to activate the modem through dial up networking? You could use WinWedge to control a modem, either by associ....

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