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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 27th, 2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Christoff84
I 2nd the trebuchet with an automatic re-loader...

I 2nd the trebuchet with an automatic re-loader and maybe a vision targeting system?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 23rd, 2018, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Christoff84
Just be sure that your IT network doesn't use...

Just be sure that your IT network doesn't use those IP addresses anywhere. We are a rather large company and we have 10.x.x.x, 172.x.x.x and 192.168.x.x on our office network, and they are all...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 07:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 222
Posted By Christoff84
If its a keypad style, you can use the Right+Left...

If its a keypad style, you can use the Right+Left arrows together to get into configuration.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By Christoff84
Is it a 24 volt power supply? Could there be an...

Is it a 24 volt power supply? Could there be an issue with the circuit, where the 24V drops low on energising some output and then clears when the slc loses power?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 05:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
Posted By Christoff84
You can use indirect addressing, just make sure...

You can use indirect addressing, just make sure all the data files exist or you may cause unintended issues. This example uses a micrologix real time clock, but if you have a SLC, you can use the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2018, 04:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Christoff84
That doesn't mean you can't set it up to function...

That doesn't mean you can't set it up to function like an alarm. It sounds like you want the functionality of an alarm display, using a multi-state indicator.

You need to have the program go...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Christoff84
You leave us no choice but to retaliate. 20% on...

You leave us no choice but to retaliate.
20% on Siemens and 15% on ignition!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Christoff84
That depends on how you track the faults in your...

That depends on how you track the faults in your program. Personally I would have the fault load an array of bits, and if a fault is present, search the array using a pointer, whenever the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By Christoff84
You'd probably be best setting up a timer in the...

You'd probably be best setting up a timer in the PLC and have it move whatever integer/bit values you want to display after a few seconds. That way the multistate indicator is used as intended and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Christoff84
Happy 4th to our American friends down south!! ...

Happy 4th to our American friends down south!!
- From the national security threats up north :D
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 12th, 2018, 05:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 283
Posted By Christoff84
This is normal. You should be reading 240VAC...

This is normal.

You should be reading 240VAC between the input terminal and the base plate. The base plate is grounded and I'm guessing the 240V service is grounded (earthed) at the source, so...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 12th, 2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By Christoff84
Just out of curiosity, what size is this VFD? It...

Just out of curiosity, what size is this VFD? It might be cost effective to replace it with a unit that has STO. The powerflex 525's aren't overly expensive and come with STO.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 11th, 2018, 05:21 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,139
Posted By Christoff84
These days, unless you're talking a very simple...

These days, unless you're talking a very simple safety circuit, I usually go for a programmable safety controller over a hard wired controller, that way when someone wants to change something, it's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 11th, 2018, 05:17 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,211
Posted By Christoff84
After being forced into Omron for a project I...

After being forced into Omron for a project I agree. Their NX platform is pretty powerful and the software function is comparable to RSLogix 5000. The support is FREE, when you buy a processor you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 23rd, 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Christoff84
You should not be using the same bit in an output...

You should not be using the same bit in an output instruction AND a modbus command as one will generally overwrite the other and you will get unpredictable erratic behaviour. You can try something...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 989
Posted By Christoff84
In this case, the way the logic is written, it...

In this case, the way the logic is written, it will completely depend on WHERE in the ladder file those unlatch instructions are. If they are AFTER the "turn on" runs, they will function that way,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 19th, 2018, 07:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By Christoff84
Thanks for all the suggestions! I like the...

Thanks for all the suggestions! I like the tabletote idea, but I spend more time standing/moving around the equipment then I do sitting. I'm thinking the DJ stand sounds like a really good idea,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2018, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By Christoff84
Portable Desk/Table

Hey folks, I'm looking for a portable desk/table that can be lugged around a plant for programming needs.

Ideally it would be lighter, and be able to be easily carried up/down stairs or be a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 13th, 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By Christoff84
You might look at just adding a switch in the...

You might look at just adding a switch in the middle of your long runs. Might be cheaper then fiber in the long run, and would give you flexibility to add cabling at a later date that would be a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 775
Posted By Christoff84
Have you looked at IFM, cheaper then keyence, 5...

Have you looked at IFM, cheaper then keyence, 5 year warranty and IP67 rated, can configure outputs based on distance the sensor sees.
https://www.ifm.com/products/us/ds/O1D100.htm
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Christoff84
I'm under the assumption that even when doing...

I'm under the assumption that even when doing this, you'd need to maintain 2 channels to the safety controller to stay at the appropriate CAT level.

I think at the end of the day I'm just going...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2018, 07:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By Christoff84
Safety circuit inputs

Hey everyone,

I have a safety controller (Omron G9SP) for 2 robotic cells that I need to add safety mats to. The device has only 1 free input so that's not going to work as is.

I'm looking...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 26th, 2018, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,099
Posted By Christoff84
I had this with KB4056891 yesterday. Until RA...

I had this with KB4056891 yesterday.
Until RA releases an update to RSlinx this will continue to happen with every set of windows patches.

Info is here:...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 24th, 2017, 10:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,180
Posted By Christoff84
Merry Christmas to all and bonne année!

Merry Christmas to all and bonne année!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 22nd, 2017, 05:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,032
Posted By Christoff84
I've used Beckhoff bus terminals before. Very...

I've used Beckhoff bus terminals before. Very similar to Wago, cost is pretty good and the support available is excellent.
Profibus coupler:...
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