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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 5th, 2020, 06:40 PM
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Posted By ASF
Just to add to this - the reason those "set...

Just to add to this - the reason those "set default values at power-up" MOV's were included to begin with, is most probably to allow for the fact that some users might get all excited changing...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 28th, 2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By ASF
...this is a panelview plus 6, not a 7 or a...

...this is a panelview plus 6, not a 7 or a compact. Panelview Plus 6 didn't have the standard/performance models, or those restrictions.

I don't know off the top of my head what the limitation...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 28th, 2020, 07:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 515
Posted By ASF
Version 33 is reportedly going to include a...

Version 33 is reportedly going to include a tag-preserved download feature.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 28th, 2020, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By ASF
Many versions have the white square at bootup....

Many versions have the white square at bootup. I'm not sure which version first introduced it. Then there was one minor revision (somewhere around v6, IIRC) where they removed it, and following an...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 11th, 2020, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By ASF
A place I used to work had a system like this....

A place I used to work had a system like this. Their radio network was configured so that you could dial a phone number and use an ordinary phone as a radio, if you didn't have a radio. Start talking...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By ASF
I'm away from the office for a little while and...

I'm away from the office for a little while and don't have the sort of bandwidth to upload that much data, but when I'm back in the office I'll see what I can do. Although it's only partly AB stuff,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By ASF
Yes...

Yes (http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=123553)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 2nd, 2020, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,104
Posted By ASF
Depends who you ask. One of my major clients...

Depends who you ask.

One of my major clients gets each and every new or modified machine externally validated by a CMSE before they let production anywhere near it, and they use a variety of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 2nd, 2020, 06:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,077
Posted By ASF
I think my favourite AB cad files tricks are: ...

I think my favourite AB cad files tricks are:
1. Drawings that are scaled not in inches OR mm, but in 2 inches. That is, to scale it to mm, you have to multiply it not by 25.4, but by 12.7
2. When...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 1st, 2020, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,104
Posted By ASF
Or you could useDateTime_tag.Year MOD 100 which...

Or you could useDateTime_tag.Year MOD 100 which would cover you for the negative result and work indefinitely, instead of breaking in the year 2100 when I'm six feet under.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 27th, 2020, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By ASF
What, mechanical solutions for mechanical...

What, mechanical solutions for mechanical problems? Heresy! Burn him!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 24th, 2020, 07:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 724
Posted By ASF
You should be able to just check the box and it...

You should be able to just check the box and it will begin to function normally. Or, you can set the PID's .INI bit, which does the same thing.

If the PID scaling values are invalid, I believe...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 24th, 2020, 07:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,858
Posted By ASF
I did this on a project last year - here's the...

I did this on a project last year - here's the thread (http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=121426) I started on the topic.

Also this thread...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 20th, 2020, 06:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By ASF
That's generally what I do, and given what I've...

That's generally what I do, and given what I've now learned, that's what I'll do here too.

The Cabinet-Rack-Module-Point method works some of the time, but not all. Sometimes I'm not working with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2020, 11:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,417
Posted By ASF
You're thinking the right way, just keep...

You're thinking the right way, just keep thinking. Why do we have to generate the edge? And how does the instruction know we've generated it?

I won't spoil it for you, you're a smart cookie ;)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2020, 10:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 548
Posted By ASF
And a beer. Actually several beers. Documentation...

And a beer. Actually several beers. Documentation like that makes me feel all warm and fuzzy :dance:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2020, 10:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By ASF
Thanks. Just to clarify, I don't actually have to...

Thanks. Just to clarify, I don't actually have to program this, the customer is doing that in-house - I just have to design the remote I/O rack and build the panel.

In AB world it's similar...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 838
Posted By ASF
Schneider Advantys STB Remote I/O Addressing

Hi all,

TL;DR - what structure does an input/output address from an STB RIO rack have in Schneider programming software?


I'm designing a control panel for a customer who wants me to use...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 13th, 2020, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By ASF
Commas as decimal places are quite common in...

Commas as decimal places are quite common in Europe. Or more to the point (excuse the pun), the "," symbol is the decimal separator, and in some cases, the "." symbol is used to separate the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 13th, 2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By ASF
Glitch in the matrix. Have edited my post (twice,...

Glitch in the matrix. Have edited my post (twice, in fact :p)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 13th, 2020, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 749
Posted By ASF
The highest integer that can be represented...

The highest integer that can be represented exactly by an IEEE 754 float is 16,777,216....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 12th, 2020, 07:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,577
Posted By ASF
There's BACNet TCP (ethernet-based) and BACNet...

There's BACNet TCP (ethernet-based) and BACNet MS/TP (serial). If you're using the former, it'll need an IP address; if you're using the latter it'll need a node address. "Device ID" might be the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 12th, 2020, 07:14 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,981
Posted By ASF
It's Newton's fourth law of motion: a three phase...

It's Newton's fourth law of motion: a three phase motor connected to three phases will run backwards.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2020, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 719
Posted By ASF
For years I just used Auto/Manual in my AOI's,...

For years I just used Auto/Manual in my AOI's, but I did eventually come across an application that needed an Off mode. I had duty/standby motors, where the standby would become duty if the existing...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By ASF
I wonder if you could find a registry key (or...

I wonder if you could find a registry key (or anything else) that defines each instruction's default data type?
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