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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 23rd, 2020, 04:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By rdrast
If it is just to show a display, make a macro to...

If it is just to show a display, make a macro to open the display, and use a tag driven event to call the macro.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,306
Posted By rdrast
Is your routine in an actual scheduled (and...

Is your routine in an actual scheduled (and enabled) task?
What kind of task? Cyclic or periodic?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 651
Posted By rdrast
You can look at some of the Phoenix DIN SSR's...

You can look at some of the Phoenix DIN SSR's (https://www.phoenixcontact.com/online/portal/us/?uri=pxc-oc-itemdetail:pid=2900364&library=usen&pcck=P-16-06-01-01&tab=1&selectedCategory=ALL), The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2020, 04:20 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,860
Posted By rdrast
I always use Mike Lamond's method, and have for...

I always use Mike Lamond's method, and have for years.
Every program I write, I start by dropping in a Utility Routine to generate a global, base one second pulse off of the WallClockTime. In each...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 13th, 2020, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 956
Posted By rdrast
I run Ignition on some of the Zotac Pico PC's, no...

I run Ignition on some of the Zotac Pico PC's, no issues at all.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By rdrast
My "Cleaning Screens" just have a large button in...

My "Cleaning Screens" just have a large button in the middle... hold it down for 5 seconds, and the cleaning screen closes.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2020, 04:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 316
Posted By rdrast
It has been a long, long time, but I seem to...

It has been a long, long time, but I seem to recall that it is not possible to directly read the physical I and O tables from the HMI's.
Just stick with B3:1/0, B3:1/1, and put your output in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2020, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,279
Posted By rdrast
You need Station. If you use Client, you will...

You need Station.
If you use Client, you will also have to purchase and install the Server/license.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 6th, 2020, 04:33 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 27,861
Posted By rdrast
Johns Hopkins Covid-19 tracking...

Johns Hopkins Covid-19 tracking (https://www.arcgis.com/apps/opsdashboard/index.html#/bda7594740fd40299423467b48e9ecf6).


Note, that as of Last Friday, there were only 60 cases in the US, and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 28th, 2020, 04:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,021
Posted By rdrast
How is the polling set up on the tags (In 'Tag...

How is the polling set up on the tags (In 'Tag Groups')?
That is where you set up the tag polling rates in Ignition, not on the screens themselves. I have a bunch of tag groups, but for most of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2020, 11:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 596
Posted By rdrast
Can you not just issue a MSG Read instruction in...

Can you not just issue a MSG Read instruction in the non-validated PLC?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2020, 04:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,360
Posted By rdrast
Put a normal pot in a lockable box.

Put a normal pot in a lockable box.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 20th, 2020, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By rdrast
You can configure up to 100 Historical tags per...

You can configure up to 100 Historical tags per trend, with units, descriptions, ranges, etc, and then toggle them on or off as needed.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 20th, 2020, 03:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 778
Posted By rdrast
Then you copy your script to every display. ...

Then you copy your script to every display.


Of course, that won't work, since then every open display will run the same code, multiple times if you have multiple displays open, and nothing will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 3rd, 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By rdrast
Moisture/water in compressed air sensor

Happy New Year All!


Does anybody know of a decent sensor for monitoring humidity or water in compressed air lines? I'm sort of looking at the IFM LDH100 to give it a shot, but looking for any...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 27th, 2019, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By rdrast
Yes, but Info will give additional information if...

Yes, but Info will give additional information if it is provided by the card.

My IO monitor routine checks the EntryStatus first, and then, if there is a fault flagged, it goes and grabs the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 27th, 2019, 04:01 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 10,040
Posted By rdrast
I've been moving lines over to the L8x...

I've been moving lines over to the L8x processors; when I do that, I get rid of the continuous task entirely, and use only periodic tasks.
Those processors are so stupid fast that I don't see any...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 26th, 2019, 06:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,103
Posted By rdrast
You can monitor the individual status of each IO...

You can monitor the individual status of each IO card with a GSV instruction, and retrieve any error codes if they exist. GSV | MODULE | EntryStatus will give the overall condition, and attribute...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,743
Posted By rdrast
Wow... I use a LOT of Remote IO, but have always...

Wow... I use a LOT of Remote IO, but have always used Point in the past... I think this is going to be my new solution where I don't need actual Safety IO. Heck, even if I do, it might be better...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2019, 04:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,026
Posted By rdrast
I'm not really sure what you are asking... The...

I'm not really sure what you are asking...
The pen names for each tag are editable in the chart styles table.


Maybe you should check out Better Graphs:...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,012
Posted By rdrast
If the communications resources get used up (too...

If the communications resources get used up (too many "Connected" or "Cached" connections, too many MSG instructions not completing or running concurrently) can cause exactly what you describe. Even...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,121
Posted By rdrast
Honestly, the best thing you an do, is give a...

Honestly, the best thing you an do, is give a call to Inductive Automation and talk to sales there. My sales person has been extremely helpful to me, and only prices out what I need when I call for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2019, 04:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,736
Posted By rdrast
AustralIan has the correct answer if you need an...

AustralIan has the correct answer if you need an actual always on bit... Create a boolean constant set to one, and set external access to None or Read Only. You cannot write to it in logic, BUT you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 943
Posted By rdrast
The training is nice, but I didn't actually go...

The training is nice, but I didn't actually go through it. Mainly, if I have a question, and a video answers it, I'll watch it. Mostly though, I just keep the manual open, and refer to that at...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 6th, 2019, 04:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 798
Posted By rdrast
I have some of the StrongArm "Terminal Mount"...

I have some of the StrongArm "Terminal Mount" types, over hot-boxes, and I run small chill-water coolers on the bottoms of them.


For less harsh environments, just an air/air heat exchanger works...
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