Record with PicoScope 6.

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Record with PicoScope 6.

Post by jpwevana2 » Tue Mar 18, 2014 6:54 pm

I'm trying to record the behavior of safety relays over the course several seconds, with various interruptions in between.

Basically, I'm doing this:

-On for 1s
-Off for 1s
-On for X time (adjusted)
-Off until 3 seconds has elapsed.

I have a PLC program to mimic this, amongst others.

Originally, in PicoLog, I had a trigger on CH5, in which the PLC would send a signal to start recording. Then it would record, reset, record another cycle, reset, etc. So I would get 20+ different files saved, incrimenting the X time for each file.

However, PicoLog struggled to keep up. I was told that PicoScope 6 was recommended instead, but I'm not sure how to "record" in a similar fashion, where I can trigger the recording, and where I can see a whole cycle start to finish without it continuing to record.

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Re: Record with PicoScope 6.

Post by Hitesh » Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:46 am

Hi jpwevana2,

I presume you are using a PicoLog 1012 or 1216.

You could use the Repeat trigger feature to capture a single waveform each time the device is triggered. This would mean that the timebase would be fixed across all captures unless you stop the captures and manually change the timebase.

The following video may be of interest:

I hope this helps.

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