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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By Gene Bond
You should still be able to check the diodes...

You should still be able to check the diodes between the L1,2,3 terminals and the terminals on the bus capacitors... If there's a choke, the resistance is low enough when in diode check mode to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2020, 07:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Gene Bond
We still use a lot of them on Crushers, Shredders...

We still use a lot of them on Crushers, Shredders and Grinders of >100HP.

As far as the big, long conveyors, there are still some out there on soft starters, but VFD's do most of it now, where one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Gene Bond
Soft Start means just that! You normally set...

Soft Start means just that!

You normally set the initial current/torque/voltage (depending on mode or model), then the max current/torque/voltage, and it ramps it up.

IF the starter is sized...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2020, 06:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Gene Bond
Yes, I didn't know there were still some of the...

Yes, I didn't know there were still some of the offered, or I would have mentioned it. Back a couple decades ago, they were cheaper than VFD's. Not so much anymore I imagine.




This would...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2020, 10:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 948
Posted By Gene Bond
There are a few out there that can Jog reverse....

There are a few out there that can Jog reverse. They pulse the 1/2 waves in the reverse sequence :)

Emotron is one that comes to mind: https://www.emotron.com/products/softstarters/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2020, 09:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,146
Posted By Gene Bond
+1, again assuming the outputs are not processed...

+1, again assuming the outputs are not processed until after the I/O scan and logic is solved...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 765
Posted By Gene Bond
Along the same lines (Ladder), here's a Doc I...

Along the same lines (Ladder), here's a Doc I picked up on this group a while back which shows multiple ways to 'skin that cat' (in Ladder).

It may show some different thought processes to convert...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By Gene Bond
Old School & Cheaper. The Servo Motor likely has...

Old School & Cheaper. The Servo Motor likely has a 24vdc brake. A small transformer and bridge should be cheaper than a full power supply. BUT, in today's market, with 1000's of cheap little power...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2020, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,355
Posted By Gene Bond
Typically, I've used 1 volt drop per (controlled)...

Typically, I've used 1 volt drop per (controlled) phase, so 1 watt per phase per amp... This is on much larger loads, like solid state starters w/o bypass contactors.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 810
Posted By Gene Bond
Overload Relays and Motor Circuit Protectors...

Overload Relays and Motor Circuit Protectors accelerate the trip time based on current imbalance.

Why is the transformer on the secondary of the starter?

If it's to save an auxiliary contact...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 24th, 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By Gene Bond
While I realize the time difference is...

While I realize the time difference is significant, have you tried the factory tech support guys? They are very good and responsive... 1, 317-916-4274, https://hornerautomation.com/contact-us/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2020, 10:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By Gene Bond
+ on transmitter to 24V (Term 10) - on...

+ on transmitter to 24V (Term 10)
- on transmitter to either AI1 or AI2 (Term 2 or 5) Depending on how you're using it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2020, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 609
Posted By Gene Bond
Control Techniques drives have an internal PLC....

Control Techniques drives have an internal PLC. On the M700 series, a co-processor can be added as well to implement a 'full blown PLC' with remote I/O etc.

They have NEMA-1 enclosure options.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,645
Posted By Gene Bond
That does hit a raw nerve... Just got a dud from...

That does hit a raw nerve... Just got a dud from what appeared to be a good seller. I asked how they would like to handle it (before contacting Ebay), and they wanted to low-ball me (3 offers) so I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 15th, 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By Gene Bond
I'm not doubting at all that a valve control...

I'm not doubting at all that a valve control would be faster and probably more accurate for an application such as spray heads. No way a VFD could react fast enough to maintain a tight pressure...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Gene Bond
CT uses an addressing scheme of Menu#.Parameter#,...

CT uses an addressing scheme of Menu#.Parameter#, so 3.27 is Menu 3. Parameter 27.

The Modbus address is 327 or 326, depending on the Master device's offset. Thus a Modbus address for the holding...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Gene Bond
Maybe they foresaw the Floating Point / Real...

Maybe they foresaw the Floating Point / Real number bug and only believed in Integers!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,179
Posted By Gene Bond
The application sounds like a normal HVAC hot or...

The application sounds like a normal HVAC hot or chilled water loop pump. A simple PID setup for differential pressure is very common here, given that there are typically several zones which open or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 09:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Gene Bond
I always wondered if the 12 hour / 12 inch base...

I always wondered if the 12 hour / 12 inch base was due to the early British Royals all having 6 fingers instead of the conventional 5 :D
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,193
Posted By Gene Bond
+1 I've lost cards here and there due to...

+1

I've lost cards here and there due to wiring errors when machines are moved or lightning strikes, etc., but no reliability issues with the hardware.

I just hate going back and dealing with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 09:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Gene Bond
Sorry, I have not worked with Kinco, but have...

Sorry, I have not worked with Kinco, but have wondered about them. Just have not tried them yet. They seem to be the cheapest HMI I've seen around here in the USA. For that reason, I have wanted to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 06:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By Gene Bond
Do you have slave address set to 1? CT RJ45:...

Do you have slave address set to 1?

CT RJ45:
Pin Function
1 120Ω Termination resistor
2 RX TX
3 Isolated 0V
4 +24V (100mA)
5 Isolated 0V
6 TX enable
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 06:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By Gene Bond
If the US had just gone Metric back in 1976 (I...

If the US had just gone Metric back in 1976 (I believe was the deadline) when we were supposed to... life would have been easier today.

The more I have to do Metric/SAE conversions, the more I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 656
Posted By Gene Bond
I agree, but that's what most guys use the RIB's...

I agree, but that's what most guys use the RIB's for... Isolation. Most I see are in HVAC (commercial) work, which is about as close to Lighting as I know, so what's the issue? The RIB has an LED to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 828
Posted By Gene Bond
https://accautomation.ca/productivity-1000-series-...

https://accautomation.ca/productivity-1000-series-plc-email-and-text-communication/
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