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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Ron Beaufort
that was the first thing that I thought of too -...

that was the first thing that I thought of too - but it sounds like he's got that angle covered, Mickey ...

would be nice if we could see a copy of his program files - but I've given up on asking...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Ron Beaufort
just a long shot GUESS - in case all else fails ...

this is just a GUESS based on what you've told/shown us so far ...

notice that the output bit addresses on the wire labels are numbered in OCTAL but the bit addresses on the module are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 20th, 2018, 10:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 914
Posted By Ron Beaufort
many, many years ago - while working at a...

many, many years ago - while working at a technical college - we were trying to come up with names for various new classes and programs ... I wrote a little BASIC program that we could enter ANY...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 787
Posted By Ron Beaufort
when you say "rewrite it" do you mean "translate...

when you say "rewrite it" do you mean "translate it" into some other platform? ... for example from RSLogix5 to RSLogix5000/Studio5000 ... if that's what you're planning, then WHO will be doing the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2018, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 327
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I couldn't open it with RSLogix 500 either ... ...

I couldn't open it with RSLogix 500 either ...

but I did open it up with Notepad - and compared it to a randomly selected unrelated RSS file ...

it's weird ...

and there's reference to a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 26th, 2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By Ron Beaufort
can't see your picture - so this is just a GUESS...

can't see your picture - so this is just a GUESS ...

instead of using an RES (Reset) instruction to reset the counter - try using a CLR (Clear) instruction to drive the counter's Accumulator to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 25th, 2018, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 692
Posted By Ron Beaufort
can't wait to see how Spectre and Meltdown play...

can't wait to see how Spectre and Meltdown play out ... retirement is looking better and better all the time ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 143
Posted By Ron Beaufort
post BOTH the original 500 program file - and...

post BOTH the original 500 program file - and your "best guess so far" 5000 file and we'll see what we can do ...

note that you'll have to zip the files first - forum rule ...

note that some...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 9th, 2018, 06:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Ron Beaufort
question from keshik: yes, and more...

question from keshik:



yes, and more specifically - with the RSLogix/Studio 5000 software ... for the (much) older Allen-Bradley PLC-5 systems using RSLogix 5 software, the "retentive"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Ron Beaufort
and while we're on the subject - here's a thought...

and while we're on the subject - here's a thought for those of you who prefer STX (Structured Text Programming) ...

you might want to consider the difference between

:=

(which is a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 504
Posted By Ron Beaufort
one size does not fit all ... here's some...

one size does not fit all ...

here's some light reading material from days gone by ...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?p=355827&postcount=1

quick summary:

sometimes you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 4th, 2018, 09:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Ron Beaufort
take a look at bits S:1/0 through S:1/4 - as...

take a look at bits S:1/0 through S:1/4 - as shown below ...

you should be able to come up with a specific combination of ONES and ZEROS to determine what mode the processor is in - and the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 191
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this thread might also be helpful to you ... ...

this thread might also be helpful to you ...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?p=376167&postcount=61

it gives some simple "test" programs that you can experiment with - so that you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 27th, 2017, 09:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By Ron Beaufort
you're not giving us much to go on - but the...

you're not giving us much to go on - but the following MIGHT help to get you started ...

start up RSNetworx for DeviceNet ... on the top menu, click "Network" - then "Online" ...

from the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 26th, 2017, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By Ron Beaufort
just a word of CAUTION! ... there is a port...

just a word of CAUTION! ...

there is a port on the front of your SLC-5/03 which certainly "looks like" an Ethernet port ...

it is NOT for Ethernet ...

it is for Data Highway 485 instead...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 26th, 2017, 07:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By Ron Beaufort
the code that you've posted is for an SLC-5/03...

the code that you've posted is for an SLC-5/03 system - which is programmed with RSLogix500 software ...

it's not for the PLC-5 system that you mentioned in your earlier post - which would be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 25th, 2017, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By Ron Beaufort
save the file (it will end with .RSP extension)...

save the file (it will end with .RSP extension) ... then ZIP the file (forum rule) ... click the "Attach Files" button near the end of the forum's "Reply" feature ...

it will end up as an...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 19th, 2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 280
Posted By Ron Beaufort
suggestion: take a look at the "Switches"...

suggestion:

take a look at the "Switches" tab of the processor's status feature and tell us what it says for the "Addressing Mode" setting ... that will help the forum nail down what...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 16th, 2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Ron Beaufort
another thought ... if you're just trying to "get...

another thought ... if you're just trying to "get started" with PLCs, you might come out cheaper (at least in the near term) by putting the 1400 aside for "later on" - and buying a used 1100 that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 16th, 2017, 06:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 713
Posted By Ron Beaufort
RSLogix 500 comes in various "levels" ... ...

RSLogix 500 comes in various "levels" ...

going by memory here - but I THINK that you should be able to get a package that will do what you want for about $500 ... the package that goes for about...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,331
Posted By Ron Beaufort
hackers getting closer to things we care about ...

Headline: "Hackers halt plant operations in 'watershed' cyberattack" ...

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/12/14/hackers-halt-plant-operations-in-watershed-cyber-attack.html

thought the forum...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 444
Posted By Ron Beaufort
do you really need that VALUE - or just the...

do you really need that VALUE - or just the corresponding bit pattern? ...

if it's just the bit pattern of ones and zeros - then you might experiment with using a COP (Copy) instruction - instead...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By Ron Beaufort
do a Right-Click on an EMPTY area of the old PLC...

do a Right-Click on an EMPTY area of the old PLC file - and try changing the settings shown below ...

basic idea: RSLogix5000 doesn't use COLONS or SLASHES in the "binary bit" addresses the way...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2017, 08:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 539
Posted By Ron Beaufort
here's a snapshot from the Help file that might...

here's a snapshot from the Help file that might be helpful ...

many (most?) people think that the old PLC-5 platform is "long gone" - but there are TONS of that stuff out there - still chugging...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 5th, 2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,883
Posted By Ron Beaufort
be sure to check your Private Message folder ...

be sure to check your Private Message folder ...
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