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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 17th, 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By jdbrandt
The first place to start, with ANY unknown AS-I...

The first place to start, with ANY unknown AS-I device, is to determine its network address...01A 31B. For this you will need a AS-I programmer.
Then, determine which AS-I master it is connected...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 15th, 2019, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,184
Posted By jdbrandt
Either hire a lawyer, or google "Contra...

Either hire a lawyer, or google "Contra proferentem"
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By jdbrandt
This is a REAL application, in a REAL place. ...

This is a REAL application, in a REAL place.

NETWORK: Ethernet/IP
Engineering Limit: none
Design Limit : 300 connections - 1756-L85 processor
Actually implemented and working in a real world...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 7th, 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,062
Posted By jdbrandt
Yep. The good ones bring a lot to the field. ...

Yep. The good ones bring a lot to the field. Males tend to get the tools, and tear stuff up when something breaks. Females tend to discuss the details and formulate a plan, and execute it.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 7th, 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 176
Posted By jdbrandt
1756-L55 (V16), I/O blink, no splats.

I have a client who has a 1756-L55Mxx running V16.xx, in a 4-slot chassis.
The chassis has:
-DNB devicenet scanner
-M04SE motion module
-L55 processor
-ENBT Ethernet card. (connected devices...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2019, 06:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,062
Posted By jdbrandt
Or , make your own future. Read "Acres of...

Or , make your own future. Read "Acres of Diamonds".
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2019, 06:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,062
Posted By jdbrandt
:doh2:

:doh2:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 5th, 2019, 09:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,062
Posted By jdbrandt
I guess I think too simply on this topic. When...

I guess I think too simply on this topic. When labor is a commodity, and when the employer treats labor like a commodity, labor ends up acting like a commodity - and goes where its treated best. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,151
Posted By jdbrandt
+1 pdf995 is really robust, and I've used it for...

+1 pdf995 is really robust, and I've used it for years.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,283
Posted By jdbrandt
To this point, if the choice is to have the field...

To this point, if the choice is to have the field installers run the field wiring to the output terminals of the VFD, there should be provision made (i.e. physical space) for the large and typically...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By jdbrandt
...another big gotcha is to make sure you turn...

...another big gotcha is to make sure you turn off your wireless adapter...that can cause headaches....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 571
Posted By jdbrandt
I have seen it do such things, based on the PATH...

I have seen it do such things, based on the PATH and if you saved the path to the project file,,,,or not. Weird, but, yeah, if you have the project on your lappy, it should have just uploaded the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 12th, 2019, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 610
Posted By jdbrandt
If you have a number of these, it would make...

If you have a number of these, it would make sense to use a dedicated RTD input module, as other replies have suggested.
If, on the other hand, this is the ONLY and singular use of an RTD in your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 12th, 2019, 10:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 548
Posted By jdbrandt
Have you considered Line Reactors on the supply...

Have you considered Line Reactors on the supply side?
Have you considered Dynamic Braking?
IF the drive ever trips, while not running, just sitting there powered up, on Over Voltage, this is most...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 12th, 2019, 10:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 438
Posted By jdbrandt
If you hook up WIRESHARK directly to the ethernet...

If you hook up WIRESHARK directly to the ethernet port, and power cycle the PLC, it will broadcast its IP address in GARP {Gratituious Address Resolution} protocol.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2019, 08:19 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By jdbrandt
MARKETING can be as difficult as engineering,...

MARKETING can be as difficult as engineering, sometimes.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 945
Posted By jdbrandt
+1

+1
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 8th, 2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By jdbrandt
Typically, bin activators (the technical name for...

Typically, bin activators (the technical name for what you describe) are only operated at the time the outlet valve of the bin is not closed (i.e opening, open, or closing). And, even then, they...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 9th, 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 380
Posted By jdbrandt
Field-bus network MAX-OUT challenge

OK, for fun (only), I've had a recent curiosity as to any fieldbus network MAX-OUTs that people on here might have actually made work.

Replies should be:
NETWORK: (example: Data Highway Plus)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 25th, 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 536
Posted By jdbrandt
The way we did it in the early 80's was to use a...

The way we did it in the early 80's was to use a T3 terminal, and a serial printer.
Then, when the IBM-PC came out, we used Crosstalk to connect a PC to the serial port on a T3 terminal, and capture...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 23rd, 2019, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 284
Posted By jdbrandt
RSL 5000 PIDE AutoTune assignment <poof>

When I do an online edit of a FBD with a PIDE in it, sometimes, after an online edit, the Autotune tag assignment simply disappears...and returns to '?'.

I'm in version 27, and cannot find any...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 23rd, 2019, 01:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 691
Posted By jdbrandt
+1...that's how its done.

+1...that's how its done.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 23rd, 2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 599
Posted By jdbrandt
Actually, I'd use POE (Profitrace Over...

Actually, I'd use POE (Profitrace Over Ethernet), built inside ProCenTech's COMBricks product.
Very awesome, and it remains online all the time, and doesn't need a laptop or dongle.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,630
Posted By jdbrandt
+1 ..and it clips onto a standard 35mm DIN...

+1

..and it clips onto a standard 35mm DIN rail(!)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 3rd, 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 890
Posted By jdbrandt
Ken is 100% right...the speed should always be...

Ken is 100% right...the speed should always be set to Auto, not fixed. The internet is ripe with uber-Geek discussions about where all this came from, and the AB technotes are full of...
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