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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By kolyur
Yes, because it zeros out bits 14 and 15. If bit...

Yes, because it zeros out bits 14 and 15. If bit 15 (sign bit) is high when you do the divide, it will shift a '1' in from the left side and corrupt your result. Alternatively you could AND with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 176
Posted By kolyur
When you say "last 14 bits" I assume you mean the...

When you say "last 14 bits" I assume you mean the leftmost 14 bits. Dividing the word by 2^n will shift it 'n' places to the right. So just divide it by 4 and put the result in a different register....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2020, 01:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 380
Posted By kolyur
When I filled out the enrollment page with my...

When I filled out the enrollment page with my information, they sent me a confirmation email that had the access code in it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 28th, 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 34,852
Posted By kolyur
It's a toy because it runs Windows? The Beckhoff...

It's a toy because it runs Windows? The Beckhoff controllers I have used over the past 5+ years run Windows 7 Embedded. This is not the home version that people associate with blue-screen-of-death...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 12th, 2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 730
Posted By kolyur
Another option for the receipt-style printer is...

Another option for the receipt-style printer is the Epson dot matrix TM-U220B series. We have a dozen of these in service and have found them to be bulletproof. We've controlled them from a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 30th, 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By kolyur
As was already mentioned, a risk assessment is...

As was already mentioned, a risk assessment is necessary to do this properly. But here are my observations based on the information you provided:
1. The gate switch needs to be safety rated with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 18th, 2020, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 472
Posted By kolyur
From your pic I assume there is another rung...

From your pic I assume there is another rung somewhere with SYSTEM.On on a normally open contact driving RPTActive on a latching coil. In that case the given rung would work as a falling edge...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By kolyur
I had the same thought but if you look closer it...

I had the same thought but if you look closer it appears they aren't actually getting dunked--they just get squirted in the face by some unseen device hidden in the fog. I suspect that dunking was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 10th, 2020, 03:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,188
Posted By kolyur
Robots on TV

My kids really like this show:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoUguN38nmA
(fast forward to 1:50 for the action)

While I'm watching with them, I'm thinking, how on earth are they getting away...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 433
Posted By kolyur
I'm not well versed on Rockwell's structured...

I'm not well versed on Rockwell's structured text, but if it follows IEC61131 then you need to use := as the assignment operator.

OSR_EnableACC.InputBit := EnableACC;
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 585
Posted By kolyur
I'm not familiar with the DL205 but you should be...

I'm not familiar with the DL205 but you should be aware that there are some limitations to the retentive memory on the G3 units. Setting a tag to retentive will make it save through power...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 6th, 2020, 03:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 661
Posted By kolyur
I'm working on this right now at our facility,...

I'm working on this right now at our facility, i.e. using employee access cards to activate certain functions on machinery. Your best bet is to get a reader that supports standard serial like...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2020, 08:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 596
Posted By kolyur
Using the built-in BCD unpacking functions in...

Using the built-in BCD unpacking functions in Crimson would probably be the best method as Paul mentioned. But you could also do it the hard way with some code.

Determine the value of each digit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 2nd, 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,556
Posted By kolyur
I like how the knockoff FerrulesDirect crimper...

I like how the knockoff FerrulesDirect crimper even duplicates the Knipex handle colors. Shameless... :rolleyes:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 1st, 2020, 09:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,556
Posted By kolyur
I use this crimper...

I use this crimper (https://www.ferrulesdirect.com/collections/hand-crimping-tools/products/fd2810sq) from Ferrules Direct and we use their ferrules too. I haven't had any issues crimping even the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 26th, 2020, 11:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By kolyur
Just to be clear, the problem that some people...

Just to be clear, the problem that some people are having is not with the display of read/unread threads, but rather the fact that all threads are not marked as "read" at the end of the browser...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 26th, 2020, 10:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,213
Posted By kolyur
The read/unread problem was never fixed on my end...

The read/unread problem was never fixed on my end as it was for some others. I also have an issue where extra blank lines get inserted between paragraphs when I am posting. I believe this issue is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 25th, 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By kolyur
Lower bit numbers = faster flash rate At the...

Lower bit numbers = faster flash rate

At the lowest bit numbers, the flashing is probably imperceptible (too fast).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 25th, 2020, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By kolyur
Yes, this is done quite often. Just change the...

Yes, this is done quite often. Just change the bit number to get the flash rate you need.

One reason I don't like this method, however, is that when you activate the logic to enable the device...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2020, 10:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,282
Posted By kolyur
I've sold to Radwell in the past: ...

I've sold to Radwell in the past:
https://www.radwell.com/en-US/Services/SellYours

It's easy, send them a list of what you have and they'll give you an offer. Sometimes it's pennies on the dollar...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2020, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By kolyur
How do you figure? I know there are smart relays...

How do you figure? I know there are smart relays available with built-in clocks, but wouldn't you have to modify the program logic to change the on/off times? I'm not aware of any with an interface...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 20th, 2020, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By kolyur
Suggestions for easy-to-program time switch

We have a cooling system that has to be flushed on some as-yet-unknown schedule. Flushing consists of just opening a solenoid valve for two minutes. It could be several times a day, or just once a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 531
Posted By kolyur
If you only need a keypad (no display), I've had...

If you only need a keypad (no display), I've had good luck with Storm products. They have units rated for outdoor use.

http://www.storm-interface.com/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2020, 08:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 453
Posted By kolyur
Sounds like an issue with your connection...

Sounds like an issue with your connection hardware. Are you connecting direct from your PC to the controller? Did you try a different Ethernet cable?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2020, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 871
Posted By kolyur
The OSHA inspector must have called in sick that...

The OSHA inspector must have called in sick that day.
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