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This tool reads position and buttons state from a common PC joystick connected to your PC and send the relevant data to a datablock in your PLC via MPI link..
With S7joystick you can use an inexpensive PC joystick to control a device, to ease your commissioning, to test machinery. Basic joysticks have two X-Y axis and four buttons, advanced joysticks may provide hat (or point-of-view) button, additional axis and more buttons.
Current version of S7joystick manages four analog axis (X,Y,Z,R), hat button and up to 8 joystick buttons.
A sign-of-life variable is also provided in order to implement a safe communication check on PLC side.
MPI/DP communication is based on Siemens Prodave S7, you must own Prodave S7 to run this software
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Joystick interface area is mapped to a data block, button state and axis value can be easily accessed.
SignOfLife INT value incremented by 1 at every data update
JoysticktButton1 BOOL joystick buttons
HatButton_NORTH BOOL hat button position
reserved0 BOOL reserved (unused) flags
PositionX INT range: -32767 ... +32767 (centered on zero)
PositionY INT range: -32767 ... +32767 (centered on zero)
PositionZ INT range: 0 ... +32767
PositionR INT range: 0 ... +32767
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