Powerful Task Manager
Have you ever had to write custom ladder logic to get a section of code to only execute periodically and not every scan? Or what about ladder code that only needs to run on the first scan?
With the Productivity Suite Task Manager you simply break up your ladder logic into separate tasks and then drag them into the appropriate categories. In the diagram below the task (or ladder logic routine) Setup and Initialization has been placed in the "Run First Scan Only" category, and will only execute once at start-up.
Combined with the ability to make run-time edits , the Task Manager is a powerful coding and debugging tool. Keep a task in the "disabled" category while you are developing it, and then drag it into the "Run Every Scan" to test it. Place data collection and other periodic tasks in the "Run Every Second" category and improve the scan time of your main routine.
Give it a try - we think you'll agree - the Task Manager offers true productivity enhancement.
Mouse over the Task Management window tasks below: