Here's my dream:
Three Sartorius digital scales (which have a RS232 interface) supplying data at around a reading per second and having those data plotted as a function of time along with a couple other analog signals.
The issue I'm having is that the data from the Sartorius scales is intended to be sent to a printer. It's a full duplex RS232 full serial interface with a range of transmission rates and adjustable parity. The character format is 1 start bit, 7 bit ASCII, and 1 or 2 stop bits. The output per communication is 16 characters. The communications can be set to occur at a user defined interval within the balance.
It looks like all the pieces are there to get this to work but this is well out of my wheel house of competence. Any tips on where to direct my incompetence?
I'd like to think I won't be doomed to countless hours of manually logging scale measurements.
Thanks in advance for any help.