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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 109
Posted By Ron Beaufort
the easy way = post your ENTIRE project file...

the easy way = post your ENTIRE project file (.RSP extension) ... then tell us what type of sensors you want to add (4 to 20 mA ... range ... etc.) ... we should be able to give you much more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By Ron Beaufort
are you confused with how to write the...

are you confused with how to write the Expression? ... or what? ...

if it's the Expression that's causing you problems, try something like this ...

suppose that your Control entry is MUTT ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 6th, 2018, 06:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By Ron Beaufort
another straw at which to grasp ...

DISCLAIMER: I have ZERO experience with this type of software ...



just a wild guess - but I'd suggest that you install the language packs too ... see if that does it - and please post the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 25th, 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Ron Beaufort
so - did you find your problem? ... TIP: in...

so - did you find your problem? ...

TIP: in the future, be careful with using "Counter" instructions for this type of troubleshooting ... the CTU instruction has a CU (Count Up) bit which can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 25th, 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I think if you'll give the "ADD" approach a try...

I think if you'll give the "ADD" approach a try you'll like it better ...

yes, the OTL will tell you that the code has been executed "at least once" with TRUE logic - but the ADD has the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By Ron Beaufort
it's PROBABLY too fast/quick to see on any...

it's PROBABLY too fast/quick to see on any "waveform" that you're using ...

TIP: put a simple ADD instruction in place of the OTE ...

use a new DINT tag (example: X) for Source A ...

use...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 21st, 2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Ron Beaufort
more about this subject ... ...

more about this subject ...

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/07/05/when-mostly-made-in-america-is-not-good-enough.html

note: this article is about a California law - and you know how nutty...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 21st, 2018, 05:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Ron Beaufort
here are some other ideas that might be helpful -...

here are some other ideas that might be helpful - once you get up around version 24 or so ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 20th, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 291
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this isn't exactly what you asked for - but maybe...

this isn't exactly what you asked for - but maybe it will help ...

are you aware of the Right-Click (on an empty area) method to "Collapse All" of the categories? ... that's available from...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 20th, 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,434
Posted By Ron Beaufort
yes ... precisely ... no debate whatsoever ... ...

yes ... precisely ... no debate whatsoever ...

but personally, I have a hard time imagining how an "automatically" driven car or even a car driven by a professionally trained and perfectly...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 20th, 2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,434
Posted By Ron Beaufort
the problem with cars which are designed to...

the problem with cars which are designed to automatically be "safe" is that they won't go fast enough to satisfy today's people ...

during a period of gasoline shortages (about 1972 if I recall)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I'm an old dog - ready to learn a new trick ... ...

I'm an old dog - ready to learn a new trick ...

assuming that we're still discussing Allen-Bradley systems - could you please give an example or two of a better way? ...

for one example -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 750
Posted By Ron Beaufort
for most PLCs (including Allen-Bradley) you...

for most PLCs (including Allen-Bradley) you should also consider the question:



in other words - are there some "states" or "conditions" that you want the PLC to remember after a "go to run"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2018, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I will gladly run the test that you suggested –...

I will gladly run the test that you suggested – but I am literally SWAMPED with work these days ... so - it might be quite awhile before I get a chance to experiment ...

here's a suggestion that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By Ron Beaufort
welcome to the forum ... take a look at the...

welcome to the forum ...

take a look at the following thread and see if you still feel the same way about the PIDE having an Integral action "windup" issue ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By Ron Beaufort
something else to think about ... are you...

something else to think about ...

are you keeping the PLC-5 platform's I/O (1771 style) - or replacing it all with new ControlLogix style hardware? ...

if you're keeping the older hardware -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 252
Posted By Ron Beaufort
go to an existing rung ... go into the edit mode...

go to an existing rung ... go into the edit mode (usually just a double-click on the rung number) ... now double-click the rung number again ... you should see some text such as "XIC Local:1:I.Data.0...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By Ron Beaufort
welcome to the forum ... if you'll attach...

welcome to the forum ...

if you'll attach your ENTIRE project file (.RSS extension) to this thread, then maybe one of the forum members will be able to do the "File Save As" operation for you ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 402
Posted By Ron Beaufort
since you're asking about the CompactLogix...

since you're asking about the CompactLogix platform, it would be a good idea to read up on this system's dedicated I/O Task - which has a task priority of 6 ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,434
Posted By Ron Beaufort
DISCLAIMER: I have NOT done any training work for...

DISCLAIMER: I have NOT done any training work for Tesla – and I don't know ANYTHING about what's "going on" with their automation (or lack thereof) – beyond what I have read in this particular thread...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Ron Beaufort
Greetings Scubasteve2365 ... regarding your...

Greetings Scubasteve2365 ...

regarding your question:



the simple answer is that the Integral action of Allen-Bradley's PIDE instruction does not "windup" (i.e. continue accumulating) once...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 374
Posted By Ron Beaufort
yes, 0.100 (PID) would convert to 6.000 (PIDE)...

yes, 0.100 (PID) would convert to 6.000 (PIDE) ...

if that doesn't work out for you, you might consider attaching your ENTIRE .ACD file to this thread (you'll have to zip it first - forum rule)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 97,738
Posted By Ron Beaufort
see if this helps ... .

see if this helps ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 255
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this isn't going to help you too much - but just...

this isn't going to help you too much - but just to let you know, my copy of v31.00.00 works fine ... I'm running on Windows 7 Pro - SP1 - on a VMWare virtual machine ...

just for giggles - I'd...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 731
Posted By Ron Beaufort
make SURE that the chassis is PROPERLY grounded...

make SURE that the chassis is PROPERLY grounded ...
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