Mitsubishi Electric Automation’s iQ-R Series System Recorder Module is designed to assist programmers in determining a machine’s malfunction root cause by recording all program and mechanical state changes before and after an event or error takes place. The most difficult errors to troubleshoot can be those that are non-repeatable and/or occur at seemingly random times. These issues were often resolved by a programmer creating program traps that capture key process information at the time of the error, hoping it gave them enough information to track down the root cause. The system recorder is designed to eliminate the ambiguity in diagnosing issues by recording all changes in the programming code for several minutes before and after an event takes place. Users can review the changes that took place in the code leading up to and after the event. In addition, the system recorder allows users to record the data visually, in video format, directly to the module to note environmental conditions that the code cannot see. Users can resolve machine errors with a holistic view of the event in both recorded code and visual play-back.
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