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Aucom Electronics Celebrates 40 Years

21 October 2018 - 05:03 AM



Forty years ago, on the 16th of October 1978, AuCom Electronics was formed by Ray Archer and Mark Empson.


AuCom is still designing and manufacturing premium soft starters with the current models being the EMX3, the EMX4 and the CSXi series in addition to the MV soft starters up to 11KV.


AuCom manufactured soft starters are sold under a number of big brand names through out the world.

Cscape 9.8 Sp3 Released

14 October 2018 - 08:37 AM



Horner have released CSCape 9.8 SP3.


Best regards,


Warning : Multiple Copies Of Cscape With 9.8 Sp2

04 May 2018 - 07:21 AM

In supporting Horner and CScape programs, I have always run multiple versions of CScape on my computer and provided you install each version into a different directory, there has been no conflict.

Recently, I installed CSCape 9.8SP2 into a new directory and all appeared well until I was required to edit a program written with CSCape 9.6 on a XL4. This program uses MODBUS TCP on the ethernet port and has worked well for a couple of years.

I uploaded the software from the XL4 using CSCape 9.6 and immediately got a warning that The device did no support that protocol.

I had to use another computer without 9.8 installed and all worked well.

We have subsequently had an issue working with an XLe on 9.6 after 9.8 was installed.

I have tried uninstalling 9.8, uninstalling 9.6, then reinstalling 9.6, all to no avail.

It appears that once you have 9.8 installed, you can only use 9.8 or later. A major departure from the status quo and a problem when supporting earlier versions of CSCape.

Pt100 Values On The Xl4-1E5

10 February 2018 - 10:46 PM

I have had difficulty finding the scaling factor for the temperature readings for the PT100 inputs on the XL4 105.


1. Set all the jumpers correctly. See the data sheet for the PT100 settings.


2. Connect the PT100 according to the diagram on the data sheet.


3. Read the value as an integer from either AI1 or AI2 depending on which input the PT100 is connected to.


4. Divide the number in AI1 or AI2 by 2 to read the temperature in tenths of a degree C, or by 20 to read the value in degrees C.

Using Ladder In Iec Udfbs

03 February 2018 - 01:26 AM



I have found that when creating UDFBs in CScape 9.7 and IEC61131, there appear to be greater limitations on the use of functions in ladder than in Scripted Text.

When using a scaling block in a UDFB using ladder, it would not work, but when using a scaling block in Scripted text in a UDFB, the scaling block does work.

This has also been found using other function blocks inside a UDFB.


Best regards,