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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,597
Posted By JaxGTO
I do a lot of SQO for cleaning cycles where...

I do a lot of SQO for cleaning cycles where valves go through a certain sequence. I have one or two words of bits and one of timer presets. With AB SQO you can have all of them use the same control...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,594
Posted By JaxGTO
I hear a lot of good things about Ignition but I...

I hear a lot of good things about Ignition but I have never used or priced it. If I did that AB tattoo on my back side would burst in to flames.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 25th, 2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By JaxGTO
Also check the switch controlling the ring if you...

Also check the switch controlling the ring if you didn't put it in. Some of the Stratix switches can do positional DHCP which you may have to add to that scheme to properly add a new device.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By JaxGTO
I have several XP Virtual machines using VMWare...

I have several XP Virtual machines using VMWare Workstation. The difficult part can sometimes be the serial ports but not impossible. Basically have to make sure your USB-serial is plugged into you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 15th, 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 11,708
Posted By JaxGTO
Here is a 2.6 PBA

Here is a 2.6 PBA
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 15th, 2020, 04:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,988
Posted By JaxGTO
When I was younger it bothered me and I'd get...

When I was younger it bothered me and I'd get mad. But now that I am almost 60 noting like that bothers me. I can easily tune people out, especially idiots. Or I'll just say 'that sound good thanks'...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 05:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By JaxGTO
If you have Office installed on the HMI you...

If you have Office installed on the HMI you should be able to drop in a Excel or Word document. If you can search it I don't know. In FTView it might be easier to do some kind of SQL table lookup...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 05:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By JaxGTO
The Egyptians back in the pyramid days used a...

The Egyptians back in the pyramid days used a base 64 system to be able to get a high accuracy still using whole numbers. And I thought hex was crazy!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2020, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 993
Posted By JaxGTO
Don't forget NAF (Non Acronym Format, military). ...

Don't forget NAF (Non Acronym Format, military).


Just put this one on a PanelView SP5R (Second Per 5 Rotations) for big can cooker barrels.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 6,606
Posted By JaxGTO
I leased a Model S for 3 years and loved it so...

I leased a Model S for 3 years and loved it so much we bought a used one after the lease ran out. I will always drive a Tesla. And this is from an old muscle car guy who has two GTOs, but I have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 21st, 2019, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 563
Posted By JaxGTO
The serial port does not have any limitations....

The serial port does not have any limitations. The Ethernet modules do have a CIP connections limit. It should be able to talk to as many as it wants. But it might just be getting overloaded with to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 21st, 2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 689
Posted By JaxGTO
I work at a plant where a woman got killed by a...

I work at a plant where a woman got killed by a palletizing robot. Yes she pushed her way past the safety gate, but it seems to me if a robot is told to make a move and doesn't get there, it should...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By JaxGTO
OMG an Alvey palletizer! You have my sympathies....

OMG an Alvey palletizer! You have my sympathies. I have inherited a few of those machines. I usually just delete everything except the patters and write my own code. I don't know what kind of drugs...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 12th, 2019, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,314
Posted By JaxGTO
Here is a PDF.

Here is a PDF.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 470
Posted By JaxGTO
I simply convert the logic to mnemonics and...

I simply convert the logic to mnemonics and import into Excel with columns separated by spaces. Then I replace each address with a place holder. Then use another sheet to list all of the addresses...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,438
Posted By JaxGTO
I just create a BOOL tag called AlwaysOn. Edit...

I just create a BOOL tag called AlwaysOn. Edit the Properties and make it Read only and a Constant. No logic needed.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 327
Posted By JaxGTO
Pointing left means whatever tag you put in that...

Pointing left means whatever tag you put in that field will get written to the active X. Right arrow means the active X will write to whatever tag you put in the field. Both means just that, it reads...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 6th, 2019, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,314
Posted By JaxGTO
I do work in a plant that has over 1000 PLCs all...

I do work in a plant that has over 1000 PLCs all on the same Ethernet. So we use code that on first scan gets the IP address from the Ethernet module and if it doesn't match what the program has as a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 987
Posted By JaxGTO
Just remember before you use anything with the...

Just remember before you use anything with the divide to error check so you don't divide by zero. That will fault all AB PLCs.
I know the AB SCP instruction does that fault checking first and also...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 30th, 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By JaxGTO
Lets say you have an input module at something...

Lets say you have an input module at something like Rack021 slot 3 (where 21 is the 192.168.1.21 IP address) then I would create a tag for the HMI called Rack021Slot03 of the same type (INT, DINT...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 30th, 2019, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 774
Posted By JaxGTO
Not really a good practice to have an HMI reading...

Not really a good practice to have an HMI reading IO directly. Because if IO happens to change the HMI wont work anymore. Its best to copy the IO to a regular tag or even a structured tag.
And the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 27th, 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 247
Posted By JaxGTO
Just use a PV and PLC String type. If you have to...

Just use a PV and PLC String type. If you have to use what the operator entered into a Integer String (2 characters per word) then search this site, there are several examples of how to do that. But...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2019, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By JaxGTO
Rockwell has a free program called Time Sync (or...

Rockwell has a free program called Time Sync (or something like that) that can use the lite version of RSLinx (both free) that will sync the clock at what ever rate you want. I use it at a couple of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 660
Posted By JaxGTO
The SLC 500 can load from a EEPROM memory...

The SLC 500 can load from a EEPROM memory cartridge like 1747-M13. But somebody has to save the program to it first and then you have to pull the battery and short the lead for 30 minutes, then it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2019, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,770
Posted By JaxGTO
We are on our second Tesla S and love it. I drive...

We are on our second Tesla S and love it. I drive all over southern California going to different customer sites. Because we bought the latest one used from Tesla (16K miles for about $58K) I can go...
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