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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2019, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,383
Posted By kvogel
For me (and I'm sure many will agree) graphical...

For me (and I'm sure many will agree) graphical languages are much easier to follow than textual ones. I write in both and the choice is made by what is the strength and weakness of a language for a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2019, 08:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By kvogel
You would need a controller (PLC or Web...

You would need a controller (PLC or Web controller) to process the signal from the dancer and send an analog speed signal to the drive.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 2nd, 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By kvogel
You don't say why you think the current drive is...

You don't say why you think the current drive is not capable.

You do mention that it struggles keeping tension as the spool is used or tension is low. What is the symptom or problem? Drive not...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 2nd, 2019, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By kvogel
We have 30 small de-spoolers unwinding wire from...

We have 30 small de-spoolers unwinding wire from (36" dia) spools, I am now in the process of converting from the control scheme that you are currently using to one that's based on a PID loop.

The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2019, 09:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,671
Posted By kvogel
Hilti, Tools designed to be used. 22v battery and...

Hilti, Tools designed to be used. 22v battery and nice sculpted grips (no chunky "transformer" design) + great warrantee.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 15th, 2019, 09:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By kvogel
Monitoring the amount of change at each pot and...

Monitoring the amount of change at each pot and adding or subtracting the change from the setpoint would have worked and not had the limitation of the 10% threshold. ie: Don't use the actual position...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 5th, 2019, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By kvogel
I think the problem is with the DWORD_TO...

I think the problem is with the DWORD_TO conversion as the data type for a pointer is technically a dword but isn't explicitly defined as one. Try the TO conversion for instances where the input data...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 23rd, 2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,999
Posted By kvogel
Read the manual Expect the unexpected and...

Read the manual

Expect the unexpected and handle errors elegantly

Use timers wisely



Cheers
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By kvogel
Unused pins

I admit this is an OCD question but it I'm curious. Should the unused locations in a connector be filled with unwired pins or left unfilled. Particularly, I'm building a encoder cable which uses a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By kvogel
Be careful when converting! Real to dint...

Be careful when converting! Real to dint 1234.56 becomes 1235. The multiplication need to come first real_to_dint(1234.56 * 100) then divide into a real on the other end
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By kvogel
Let's backup a bit, You say you need to...

Let's backup a bit,

You say you need to convert a IEEE754 real to 2 integers and need to write a Real via Modbus is the reason for all this.

A real is a number that is two words long (32 bits)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By kvogel
Brute force might be needed if there truly isn't...

Brute force might be needed if there truly isn't a function to separate a 2 word variable into it's component words. A real is already 2 words. You will need to use the appropriate means for your PLC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2019, 10:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,100
Posted By kvogel
If you're using the real on both ends (receiving...

If you're using the real on both ends (receiving and transmitting) just send the real as two words. A real is just a double word, send the low word and high word of the real in sequential Modbus...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 23rd, 2019, 08:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 943
Posted By kvogel
Speed is the same as velocity and it looks like...

Speed is the same as velocity and it looks like you have this from the drive. You would need to calculate the speed/velocity from the laser. Speed is the distance traveled for a unit of time....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 1st, 2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By kvogel
5618, Having a coating done may be my only...

5618,

Having a coating done may be my only available option, thanks for the idea. I'm afraid that these rolled steel shell motors are so open that I'll still have issues with corrosion but it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 29th, 2019, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By kvogel
James, Thanks We've tried all of that, was...

James, Thanks

We've tried all of that, was hopefully looking to find a vendor that I missed that offers an epoxy paint / extra seal option. There is no pressure requirement as we don't actually...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 29th, 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 512
Posted By kvogel
Washdown motor

Have an usual application where I need a 24VDC sub-fractional gearmotor in a wash-down or corrosion resistant finish but can't seem to come up with any options.

Current motor is a 1/8hp 215.6:1...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2019, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By kvogel
My point was that the concept of putting the...

My point was that the concept of putting the machine into a zero energy state isn't the same as the safety functions which verify the safe condition of the machine. In common usage the e-stop is a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2019, 04:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,199
Posted By kvogel
To me emergency stop is just the act of removing...

To me emergency stop is just the act of removing the potential energy from the machine systems. It doesn't necessarily mean that the devices controlling these actions are trustworthy and designed to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2019, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,085
Posted By kvogel
Idec's light tower has, as an option, a volume...

Idec's light tower has, as an option, a volume adjustable alarm with 2 different tones.

http://us.idec.com/Catalog/ProductSeries.aspx?SeriesName=LD6A_Series&FamilyName=Light_Towers
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2019, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,367
Posted By kvogel
I don't believe that Wireshark can cause that...

I don't believe that Wireshark can cause that kind of issue on a network. It only reports what your network card "sees"

From Symantec

Cheers
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2019, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By kvogel
Thanks IFE, That makes perfect sense

Thanks IFE, That makes perfect sense
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2019, 12:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By kvogel
Thanks everyone I guess I have been lucky...

Thanks everyone

I guess I have been lucky enough to never have had outputs not function due to the load being less than the minimum switching current of the device.

Ken
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2019, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,013
Posted By kvogel
From Wikipedia I can and do...

From Wikipedia





I can and do write a function block and call it only once in one place in a program. The function is enabled true all of the time so it s being run sequentially. The main...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2019, 09:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,238
Posted By kvogel
In the example above, is the 10ma current...

In the example above, is the 10ma current something that was measured? I don't recall ever seeing this as a specification in the PLC documentation.

Thanks for the assistance
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