Introduction

The following article explains the purpose of each available step type in the most recent release of the Pivotware Process Control Suite as well as explaining redundant steps and their replacements


Contents

1  Current Step Types

2  Redundant Step Types


Current Step Types  


If I want to...

...then I should use...

It was introduced in...

...take a picture of the part being producedAction Camera6.20
...get an OK/NOK feedback from the Infinity Client user or connected I/OAction Confirmation6.0
...retrieve some data to use in the process from a peripheral or third-partyAction Data In6.0
...send some data from the process to a peripheral or third-partyAction Data Out6.3
...retrieve some data from an available databaseAction Database Query6.5
...wait for a required condition on a connected I/O Module's inputsAction Digital In6.0
...activate a defined state for connected I/O Module's outputsAction Digital Out6.0
...activate a defined state for connected I/O Module's outputs and optionally, wait for a required condition on a connected I/O Module's inputs and/or wait for a data from a peripheral or third-partyAction Digital Picking6.3
...monitor for a required condition on a connected I/O Module's inputs but continue the processAction Monitoring6.17
...print somethingAction Printer6.0
...get feedback from the Infinity Client user from a multiple choiceAction Selection6.13
...send some data from the process to a peripheral or third-party using a TCP/IP connection and optionally wait for a response before continuingAction TCP/IP6.23
...execute some tighteningsAction Tool6.0
...compare two numerical valuesLogic Comparison6.3
...compare numerical/text data against multiple flexible casesLogic Decision6.13
...end the cycleLogic End6.13
...write/search for specific value(s) inside a file or move a file from one location to another...Logic File Function7.1
...jump to specific step in the processLogic Jump6.13
...calculate or count somethingLogic Number Function6.17
...manipulate some text value(s)Logic Text Function6.14
...get an e-ticket from the builder queueModule Builder6.3
...update/check the status of a part with Infinity Module (Tracker)Module Tracker6.5
...use custom functionality in a loaded pluginPlugin Custom6.0


Redundant Step Types  


Redundant Step Type

...because

...made redundant in...


The logic decision step was introduced. When evaluating a previous step's status, Logic decision allow action based on all step outcomes and not just fail.

Logic On NOK step were migrating to logic Decision steps with a step status evaluation.
6.13
Logic File SearchThe Logic File Function step was introduced. Searching a file as made into a mode of Logic File Function because it could also do other tasks relating to file manipulation.

Logic File Search step configurations were migrated to Logic File Function steps with "Search File" mode configured.
7.1



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