So I'm an IT guy with no electrical experience trying to figure this out.
How do I set up a circuit that puts out a 24 V signal for a short time or puts out a continuous 24v signal that quickly turns off whenever the inbound circuit state changes? Like when the inbound turns on I need a signal and then when the inbound turns off I need a signal.
I have an incredibly stupid industrial molder that will put out a 24 V signal that changes states at the end of every cycle that did not trigger a tolerance alarm. A good part is made, it turns a 24 V signal on. When the next good part is made, it turns it off. If its on and a bad part is made, it remains on, and if it's off and a bad part is made it remains off.
We have a LED pace counter that increments the part count whenever it receives a 24 V signal. A continuous 24 V signal will increment it once until it is turned off and back on. I need to figure out how to get this hooked up.
I know how to handle this if I had to write a computer program but I have no idea where to even start with relays, circuits, and switches etc.
I've tried playing with the setting on the molder device and even contacted the manufacture and they are no help. When I use the settings they tell me to, I get a continuous 24 V out after one part is made. The only consistent cycle I can get that also uses the built in tolerance is by changing some settings and arriving at the above situation.
Simply doubling the count increment and having it increment every 2 cycles is not an answer either.
I currently have it wired into the circuit that gets triggered every time the safety door gets closes but when line workers get behind, they just open and close the door like 20 times and claim ignorance to what happened.
Also, I'm open to any solution, IDK if there's some other product out there that can add some logic to it. Budget is around $100 but as low as possible is best. The post tags may not be appropriate, I honestly have no idea what to tag it.