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Communication Error in a Foundation Controller (aka. The Barney Bug)

This bug can seen if you have a Foundation Control Station running software v1.20.9.90 or earlier and you lose all communication to the hoists on a single data run (either Com A or Com B). This is caused by a hoist name with more than 18 characters.

Example: Barney's Chili Hacienda.

The motor can only accept a name of 18 characters or less. If a name is more than 18 characters the communication between the motor and the controller overload the communication line and cause a data storm.

Reducing the name length to 18 characters or less should clear up the issue. 

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