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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 362
Posted By OkiePC
Back in the olden days when I was a skinny...

Back in the olden days when I was a skinny teenager, I spent many hours upside down under the dash of vehicles installing audio equipment and got pretty good at it. In that era, ignition noise was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By OkiePC
I have been running the latest version of PB32 on...

I have been running the latest version of PB32 on Windows 7 and Windows 10 using the workaround referenced above. I used to always recommend using a memory card for program transfers (because it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 135
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, you must message at least whole integers. ...

Yes, you must message at least whole integers. If I need to exchange two bits, I will block off ten integers for the message. You will need spares and you can't online edit the rung with the MSG...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By OkiePC
Spend the $650. That is about right. ...

Spend the $650. That is about right. Surprisingly, that price has actually gone down slightly in the past few years. I say spend it because you will gather info from the uploads of the HMIs that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By OkiePC
The CPW is right for a ML1400. It is a bit for...

The CPW is right for a ML1400. It is a bit for bit copy. The Length for CPW is the number of 16 bit "words" to copy. This is different than the COP which bases the length on the number of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By OkiePC
What is the Ethernet Link Speed? Some of the...

What is the Ethernet Link Speed? Some of the older 5/05s only support 10mb half duplex and that can create havoc for devices on the network set up for auto-configure.

Also how many addresses are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By OkiePC
When I worked in the food industry, I found out...

When I worked in the food industry, I found out that cardboard is highly reflective. I used to have a table listing generic materials and the relative reflectivity. Black rubber materials also can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By OkiePC
If you use retro-reflective, you want polarized...

If you use retro-reflective, you want polarized so it only senses the polarized reflector. If your sensor is pointed straight at (in line with) the travel path of the target, but you only want it to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,462
Posted By OkiePC
There have been multiple revisions since that...

There have been multiple revisions since that build and a lot of fixes with very little documentation about the details of what they fixed.

I would recommend updating to the latest build...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By OkiePC
It looks like they have a 1761-CBL-PM02 plugged...

It looks like they have a 1761-CBL-PM02 plugged into a null modem adapter connected to the RS-232 port on the HMI. So if you have a good serial port on your laptop, you could use that cable to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,230
Posted By OkiePC
We used some LS drives. Pretty easy to deal with...

We used some LS drives. Pretty easy to deal with and set up. We were using the H100 series. We found out that by default they do not enable input phase loss detection. We found that out after a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By OkiePC
I almost threw that out at a WAG. I found that...

I almost threw that out at a WAG. I found that you can't successfully make changes to the source values of those Data Limits at runtime without causing Crimson to puke down its leg. I have tried to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 586
Posted By OkiePC
I doubt you need to downgrade firmware, although...

I doubt you need to downgrade firmware, although that might help temporarily. It is likely that the database got corrupted. Load a known valid database image on a the root of a memory card and name...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By OkiePC
There might be a convoluted way to do it with a...

There might be a convoluted way to do it with a loop and indirect addressing, but the long winded brute force method will be cleaner in my opinion. It will be easy for future readers to understand...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By OkiePC
XIC Array[0].Bit OTE MyDINT.0 XIC Array[1].Bit...

XIC Array[0].Bit OTE MyDINT.0
XIC Array[1].Bit OTE MyDINT.1
XIC Array[2].Bit OTE MyDINT.2

repeat 29 more times...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 496
Posted By OkiePC
Instead of using MSG instructions, I would lean...

Instead of using MSG instructions, I would lean toward have a produced/consumed tag in both machines. Then the data from one will appear in the other without extra logic to control it.

Another...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 25th, 2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 591
Posted By OkiePC
For license support, I have had fantastic service...

For license support, I have had fantastic service from the Rockwell support Chat window. Last week I had to use that support for a customer who had a license dongle, and the little U$B thingy grew...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 25th, 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 185
Posted By OkiePC
I use AuthSMTP and Stridelinx VPN routers for...

I use AuthSMTP and Stridelinx VPN routers for secure remote access and email alerts for a variety of Red Lion HMIs. There is a version of the Stridelinx router that uses a cellular data plan that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2020, 04:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 570
Posted By OkiePC
simple dc motor symbol in dwg format. I...

simple dc motor symbol in dwg format.

I think I got this symbol from the MrPLC forum years ago and I rarely use it, but for a simple motor like a panel fan, not necessarily just a dc motor, it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 828
Posted By OkiePC
You should only need the pva file in order to...

You should only need the pva file in order to restore to new hardware of the identical part number. If you needed to modify the file to work on different hardware, then converting to pba would be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2020, 11:34 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By OkiePC
The Ethernet/IP driver depends on a broadcast to...

The Ethernet/IP driver depends on a broadcast to the chosen network adapter (usually local) and responses from the PLCs to populate its "Who Active" list. The Ethernet Devices driver uses specific...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By OkiePC
If you are going to use the sample point to close...

If you are going to use the sample point to close a control loop, you want the lag time as short as possible. You also want it far enough downstream to ensure that any chemical feed points have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By OkiePC
I may have misread it, and you may have that part...

I may have misread it, and you may have that part right to ensure you don't overflow buffers and connection counts.



Yeah, wait til you have 40 messages. You can't even loop through the MTO...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 23rd, 2020, 12:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By OkiePC
The proximity switches won't consume 1A, they...

The proximity switches won't consume 1A, they might be rated to switch up to 1A. The relay at the end of the circuit will determine the bulk of the current load that the switches need to handle. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 23rd, 2020, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By OkiePC
I have to do this a lot with Micrologix...

I have to do this a lot with Micrologix messaging. I write a ladder file that controls the message trigger bits and put the messages in another file by themselves. Still messy, but if you sweep...
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