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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 24th, 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,600
Posted By boneless
I think it is a great and cheap way to get...

I think it is a great and cheap way to get started. If you decide to come to the Siemens side (we've got cookies), you can always upgrade to a higher version.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 24th, 2018, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By boneless
It was a general comment, just stating that...

It was a general comment, just stating that conforming to their regulations did not mean compliance elsewhere.


Yes, standards, sometimes English is hard :)


Thanks!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 23rd, 2018, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By boneless
Hi, Would that mean that, if we believe...

Hi,


Would that mean that, if we believe we are in compliance, we could just issue a declaration of conformity? I do not actually have to submit anything for approval, just make sure I have all...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 21st, 2018, 08:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By boneless
The Siemens SIPLUS range is able to operate at...

The Siemens SIPLUS range is able to operate at some pretty high temperatures. It is going to cost you a pretty penny more than the standard range....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 21st, 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By boneless
IEC 61508 & IEC 61511 Compliance

Hi all,


We are working on an offshore installation, to be deployed in UK waters. We had the system surveyed during a FAT by DnVGL and thought all was good, but they just found a pending comment....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,246
Posted By boneless
Keep in mind that the efficiency of the...

Keep in mind that the efficiency of the transformer is 90-something percent. For a 500 VA transformer (which is pretty standard for us in smaller cabinets), that is a considerable heat source.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,111
Posted By boneless
This is how we draw ours. Terminals are shown as...

This is how we draw ours. Terminals are shown as circles with a diagonal, connection points in devices as circles with a leg.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 218
Posted By boneless
Are you using Siemens OPC or something else?...

Are you using Siemens OPC or something else? Since you mention some suppliers use other brands.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 8th, 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By boneless
Hi all, Thank you all so much! ...

Hi all,


Thank you all so much!


@Bullzi, I have one screen grab but it is very low res. All I see is two relays connected to the module mentioned, which are connected to my system.

...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 7th, 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,598
Posted By boneless
Me too! Picked it up at a military surplus store....

Me too! Picked it up at a military surplus store. Works great!

https://kk.org/cooltools/files/2017/04/71fvBaePi-L._SL1200_-1.jpg
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 7th, 2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 290
Posted By boneless
Periodic trip of safety relay

Hi all!

Very strange issue, I have a customer that reports a trip of our safety relay (Schneider Preventa) and subsequently main breaker trip (cause by safety relay).

The failure comes...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2018, 07:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 275
Posted By boneless
If you have TIA you can simulate the screen on...

If you have TIA you can simulate the screen on your desktop. You will get a frequent pop up. If you want this without the popups, you will need the RT Advanced license.


If your PLC is 1200/1500,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 31st, 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By boneless
You use I when you want to read an ("physical")...

You use I when you want to read an ("physical") input. I0.0 for bit, IW0 for word, etc.

You use Q when you want to write to an output.


These in and outputs can also be remote IO or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 31st, 2018, 08:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 453
Posted By boneless
Hi Wisam, Shot in the dark here, but can...

Hi Wisam,


Shot in the dark here, but can you import the V5.5 stations as device proxy in TIA?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 31st, 2018, 08:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 238
Posted By boneless
What software? For Siemens, I is input, M...

What software?


For Siemens, I is input, M is memory. So M is not an input, but an internal memory address.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,553
Posted By boneless
Might this be a Weishaupt or Siemens Combustion...

Might this be a Weishaupt or Siemens Combustion Manager?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2018, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By boneless
I think he means that a compact CPU will take up...

I think he means that a compact CPU will take up two hardware slots.



The HSP can be found through the Automation Software Update tool, or here...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 23rd, 2018, 08:45 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By boneless
If your TIA supports the model you are wanting to...

If your TIA supports the model you are wanting to add, you can install the HSP support packages...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 20th, 2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By boneless
MODBUS is a standardized protocol, that is the...

MODBUS is a standardized protocol, that is the beauty of it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 20th, 2018, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By boneless
Not familiar with that device, sorry!

Not familiar with that device, sorry!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 20th, 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By boneless
For the Siemens device, if it is a 300 or 400...

For the Siemens device, if it is a 300 or 400 series, modbus rtu is going to be a nightmare.


I would look at each device you have and find the protocol that is the easiest to use. Then buy...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By boneless
Hello Einstein, Welcome to the forum! ...

Hello Einstein,


Welcome to the forum!


Yes, I believe you will need the software to change the IP address of the device.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By boneless
Those are generally used for connecting the...

Those are generally used for connecting the purple profibus cable. Often with built in termination resistor.



These are the ones from Siemens...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2018, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By boneless
Hi Pwrmac, Welcome to the forum! ...

Hi Pwrmac,


Welcome to the forum!



I have been looking for something similar, just a slave simulator. And have been unsuccessful so far.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2018, 09:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 328
Posted By boneless
Hi! Modbus on the 1200 series is...

Hi!


Modbus on the 1200 series is surprisingly simple.



Here is the manual (https://cache.industry.siemens.com/dl/files/340/102020340/att_118119/v3/net_modbus_tcp_s7-1500_s7-1200_en.pdf),...
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