Accumulators track incremental runtime data, such as motor run hours, power consumption, and downtime. You set a trigger (for example, motor on) to increment three counters:
The accumulated data is stored as variable tags in an I/O Device. Variable tags are read at startup and updated regularly while the trigger is active. You can monitor and display accumulated data by animating, trending, or logging the variable tags.
Note: You can control (re-read or reset)
any accumulator at runtime by using the
AccControl() Cicode function.
To configure an accumulator:
You use the Accumulator Properties dialog box to configure your accumulators.