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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 29th, 2018, 07:09 PM
Replies: 5
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I'm using the 4-day trial period on a Windows 7...

I'm using the 4-day trial period on a Windows 7 virtual machine. I was hoping to print some of the ladders out, but the print function is grayed out. I suspect it's because it's in trial mode. That...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Thanks! I connected and uploaded the program to...

Thanks! I connected and uploaded the program to my PC. I'm having a cup of coffee and exploring the software and file this morning. I'm finding it harder to visualize what is going on... must be the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 560
Profacy- Machine Edition, Uploading controller logic to PC

I'm trying to connect for the first time to a Rx3I via Ethernet for the purpose of looking at the ladder logic and inputs/outputs while the machine is running. I do not have the original program...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2018, 08:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Yes, I do have an issue. I wanted more than a bit...

Yes, I do have an issue. I wanted more than a bit set and reset. If the machine is off during the time shift, it gets screwed up. I put a little thought into it last night and wrote a little ladder...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Nevermind, I figured it out. The trick is to...

Nevermind, I figured it out.

The trick is to do it so the PLC knows whether or not it's in DST, even if it has been powered down during the change.

It boils down to one week in March, and one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 455
Setting a "daylight savings" bit in Do-More PLC

Finishing up my first project with a Do-More PLC to install tomorrow morning. I'm working on small details.... like automatically adjusting for daylight savings time. I'm thinking the problem through...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Well.... I got this back from my...

Well....

I got this back from my distributor:

The unit you have is a PanelView Plus 600 terminal. This unit doesn’t have a replaceable backlight see below:

The following...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Thanks! ....I wonder if there is any difference...

Thanks! ....I wonder if there is any difference between the Series C and Series D models.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 525
Changing the backlight on a Panelview Plus 600

A customer just asked me if I can replace the backlight on this Panelview Plus 600 without affecting the memory.

Well.... I've programmed a Panelview about 10 years ago, but I've never tried to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 26th, 2018, 04:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
By the way.... I ended up quoting a package with...

By the way.... I ended up quoting a package with the C-More, 7" HMI. I'm looking forward to working with that and a DoMore PLC for bringing in the analog signal.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
(lightbulb turns on) Ah, yes.... of course. I'll...

(lightbulb turns on) Ah, yes.... of course. I'll download the Click software and see what they have for timers... and their tags. I only get to program once in a while, so I have to think about it a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Creating a visual "stopwatch" in C-More EA9

I have a possible project that I'm trying to land, and to keep the thing affordable to this particular customer, I'm checking out the C-More HMIs for the first time (vs. Red Lion). I've down-loaded...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Thanks for all of the replies. I think the Click...

Thanks for all of the replies. I think the Click PLC makes a lot of sense. I'll just use one with the integrated analog inputs... it's only $125. I'm looking at the DEMO software for the C-More EA9...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Yeah, I got excited about the analog card for the...

Yeah, I got excited about the analog card for the Graphite HMIs until I clicked on the Buy Now button... $618. Um, cool, but not for this project.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 939
Cheapest way to get a 4-20mA input value into a Red Lion HMI

I've been talking to a customer about creating an HMI screen that tracks machine productivity. The only external input would be one 4-20mA analog signal. Cost is a little bit of a challenge in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
That's an excellent idea! I've got to keep it...

That's an excellent idea! I've got to keep it simple or I'll loose the project. Thanks for the direction.

I'll be posting another question about hardware selection soon.

Brian
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Red Lion HMI, Data Logging Question... Average Daily Value

I'm thinking about how to help a customer tonight and I've got an idea, but I don't know if it's possible.

I've used the Data Logger on a Red Lion HMI project to make trend graphs for temperature...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2017, 07:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 929
Do you favor using a virtual machine for AB Software?

I regularly use VMWare for legacy software that need Windows XP. I use a Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit laptop for my tech work. It's a Lenovo T530 with an i7, 2.90 GHZ processor, 16 GB of RAM, with a SSHD...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2017, 10:09 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,190
For my customers, I mainly recommend ABB,...

For my customers, I mainly recommend ABB, Danfoss, and Yaskawa, but I rarely work with drives that small. Cow is right about the $$..... Small fish. I have opinions about some of the other brands I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 31st, 2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 652
My first Modbus project... AB Micro850 to 2 Yaskawa A1000s.

I finally get to play around with connecting a PLC to a Drive via Modbus TCP. The frustrating part of the process is finding good tutorials or examples of the coding to make it work. I'm working on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2017, 08:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Thanks! That's what I needed. :)

Thanks! That's what I needed. :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2017, 04:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 402
Upgrading to SP4 on Siemens Step 7, v5.5. Is there a cost?

Such a basic Siemens question, but I don't know who to ask. I have a customer who needs help with a Siemens S7-300. They have a tech in Italy dialing into their machine, but need someone on-site to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 23rd, 2017, 12:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,950
Sorry, it's been almost two years... I don't...

Sorry, it's been almost two years... I don't remember the specifics, and the program is not accessible. All I know is the last post I made had the solution to the problem, so that I, and others, can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2015, 07:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 488
Red Lion HMI to SLC5/05, values stop writing to PLC

I'm gradually replacing a Windows 2000 PC running Wonderware with a 15" Red Lion HMI. The application is a large plastic extruder. Right now, the PC screen and the RL touch-screen are mounted on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 7th, 2015, 09:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 675
Recommend multi-zone temp controller... plastic extruder

I work on a plastic extruder that uses the following components:

SLC 5/05 PLC
Eurotherm T940 Process Supervisor
-Eurotherm 2500 modules
Wonderware running on Windows 2000 PC
New Red Lion 15"...
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