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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 02:52 AM
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Posted By cardosocea
I think the training is fantastic and definitely...

I think the training is fantastic and definitely makes systems integrators wanting to use it and suggest it to clients.
On the other hand, the different licensing model is very attractive for those...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2019, 03:05 AM
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Views: 186
Posted By cardosocea
Do you have PlantPAx available? That should exist...

Do you have PlantPAx available? That should exist in the library, although it's really just a chain of XIC's and maybe a run signal in parallel.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 675
Posted By cardosocea
Ahhh, the good old engineering/management...

Ahhh, the good old engineering/management disconnect... "what can we do to avoid this happen that doesn't involve any investment whatsoever?"
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2019, 06:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By cardosocea
This is where computer programmers differ from...

This is where computer programmers differ from PLC programmers...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 2nd, 2019, 07:59 AM
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Views: 675
Posted By cardosocea
I can't speak about Rockwell code for this, but I...

I can't speak about Rockwell code for this, but I did before put something in place to detect when belts on belt driven pumps broke by looking at torque/current within a certain speed and pressure...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By cardosocea
In my experience, Siemens will have dedicated...

In my experience, Siemens will have dedicated PCS7 people to advise and not the usual factory automation types.

Back when I was working with it, you could use any 400 series CPU, but I was under...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 24th, 2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 869
Posted By cardosocea
Great advice all around, but number 1 has quite a...

Great advice all around, but number 1 has quite a few caveats that one needs to be aware of. On Rockwell, the cheapest kit is the micro800 series which uses CCW and not the RSLogix.

As far as I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 8th, 2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 353
Posted By cardosocea
I'm from Southern Europe and had a similar...

I'm from Southern Europe and had a similar question "Define what is a PLC." in an exam... which then made me realise it was essentially a way for the teacher to give brownie points to the students he...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 7th, 2019, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By cardosocea
I don't like to have that approach of putting...

I don't like to have that approach of putting structs as inputs because you'll have to map them into structs and if someone wants to see the valve state, they won't be able to online.

In your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,072
Posted By cardosocea
Do apply the same behavior when someone promises...

Do apply the same behavior when someone promises a salary increase or upgrade in title.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 4th, 2019, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By cardosocea
As others have said, download will only stop the...

As others have said, download will only stop the PLC if it's a big error and none of the fault OB's have been programmed.

However, S7-400's tend to have EEPROM cards on them... so whenever the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 4th, 2019, 06:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By cardosocea
Google points to this: Address: De Kleetlaan...

Google points to this:
Address: De Kleetlaan 12A/12b, 1831 Machelen
Hours:
Open now

Add full hours

Phone: 02 716 84 11

Looking for distributors I found this:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 4th, 2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By cardosocea
In which case load cells have a small range over...

In which case load cells have a small range over which they are better than other instruments in my opinion.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 4th, 2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,581
Posted By cardosocea
I don't think there is an European standard as...

I don't think there is an European standard as I've seen terminations labelled with wire numbers or where the wire is supposed to go.

Both have weaknesses and strengths. I'd personally like to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 4th, 2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By cardosocea
It seems you have experience in this. Tell me,...

It seems you have experience in this. Tell me, how would you justify the cost and upkeep of load cells (particularly if the tank is sitting outside) against a 2000 instrument?

Particularly as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 3rd, 2019, 09:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,072
Posted By cardosocea
I'm now looking to move and I'd say the things...

I'm now looking to move and I'd say the things that are making me leave are:

- Meet market rates and don't assume a yearly raise meets it...
- Offer flexibility in every way possible.
- Keep...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 1st, 2019, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,414
Posted By cardosocea
Does the oddly shaped tank's mechanical drawings...

Does the oddly shaped tank's mechanical drawings or documentation include a "sounding table"?

It's definitely not the same, but for quite a few of ballast tanks in ships, the manufacturer will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 24th, 2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By cardosocea
Hence the use of the word assumed... I am...

Hence the use of the word assumed... I am somewhat dyslexic at times and RS-485 with that particular choice of color (the usual profibus cable color) for the module lead me to think in Profibus.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 24th, 2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By cardosocea
What protocol are these sensors using? Are they...

What protocol are these sensors using? Are they responding via serial or is that RS-485 Profibus. I see now that I assumed it would be profibus and the values would just be ready to read.

If it's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 24th, 2019, 03:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 630
Posted By cardosocea
Are those Read and give output commands blocking?...

Are those Read and give output commands blocking? Or do you call them and wait for the function to tell you it completed successfully?

Since you're in Siemens, why not create an FC or FB that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 22nd, 2019, 04:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 471
Posted By cardosocea
Very basic question about serial ports in CLX

Hello,

I have an application where I will need to use the Serial port in a L55 CPU, and I can go about it in two ways, but both require me to make to make the following changes:

- Change the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 22nd, 2019, 04:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 999
Posted By cardosocea
While riskier, it's common in other languages to...

While riskier, it's common in other languages to include a timer in the While condition or inside it with the instruction to break the loop should it overrun.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 22nd, 2019, 03:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By cardosocea
Those are, most likely, reading and writing from...

Those are, most likely, reading and writing from memory locations (IO, mapped memory, drives, etc...).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 523
Posted By cardosocea
Are you sure the SCADA and the HMI are reading...

Are you sure the SCADA and the HMI are reading the same tag? I wouldn't say that it's common practice, but where I am at the moment, the developers were so poor at creating a SCADA system that it's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2019, 03:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 334
Posted By cardosocea
Now I feel like a right numpty. ...

Now I feel like a right numpty.

"Sub-Elements can hold various types of data, including Status, Bit, Timer, Counter and Integer. Mega_Link processes only Status and Integer file types, which...
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