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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:37 PM
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Posted By sparkie
You are the man :)

You are the man :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 11:44 AM
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Posted By sparkie
You are the man :)

You are the man :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 08:41 AM
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Views: 66
Posted By sparkie
Thanks Bullzi. I appreciate it, I'll check their...

Thanks Bullzi. I appreciate it, I'll check their videos. One more quick question: how do you get the task number for your task. I have them named, but am not sure where the number is. I'm trying to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 08:23 AM
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Views: 66
Posted By sparkie
Change bit status AD P-2000

I have a P-2000 and I'm trying to test out some sequencer logic. I was wondering how to change the state of a bit in a boolean array of values, but I can't seem to find out how.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2018, 01:07 PM
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Views: 2,702
Posted By sparkie
I just did my first project with productivity...

I just did my first project with productivity 2000 from automation direct. I spent a couple hours getting used to the software and spent about 30 minutes on the phone with their support and I was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,977
Posted By sparkie
Cost and safety are an issue. Lithium is...

Cost and safety are an issue. Lithium is incredibly unstable as an element. Currently, the plates sit on a carbon frame network to prevent small tree like structures from shorting the plates. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By sparkie
What I want to know is: Are you a contractor...

What I want to know is:

Are you a contractor for these "other company" ? If so, do YOU own the equipment, or do THEY own the equipment, or are they renting it?

OR

Are you working for a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2018, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By sparkie
This is quite possible on a panelview, and is my...

This is quite possible on a panelview, and is my preferred method for doing this kind of task. If it needs to be momentary, it needs to be a physical button, period. Otherwise, you have a large...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By sparkie
I have not seen the enclosed ones before, but...

I have not seen the enclosed ones before, but they are SUPER nice. They save a lot of time when you are testing or troubleshooting. That being said, I had to leave all of mine at my old job, so the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 11:40 AM
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Views: 115
Posted By sparkie
Thank you. 2.5.1 says there is an online...

Thank you. 2.5.1 says there is an online simulation mode, but it has a 10 minute simulation limit. No perfect, but I understand why and 10 minutes is plenty of time to test a specific function. Now...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 115
Posted By sparkie
Weintek HMI and Simulation with EasyBuilder

So I just purchased a Weintek MT8103iE and I'm wondering if easybuilder has a way to simulate the HMI so that I can connect to my actual PLC for testing purposes while I'm waiting on the HMI to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By sparkie
Copying tags in Productivity 2000

I'm working in AD Productivity 2000. I have several identical stations I wish to copy the tags for and just change the station number. Now, there is no way to do this within the program, and I see...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2018, 06:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 207
Posted By sparkie
If you are bound and determined to use C/C++ then...

If you are bound and determined to use C/C++ then you would probably want to go with an actual MCU board. I think developing the hardware to interface with the industrial sensor standards would be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2018, 03:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By sparkie
There are other brands, but just to give you an...

There are other brands, but just to give you an idea:

https://ab.rockwellautomation.com/IO/On-Machine-Block-IO/1732-ArmorBlock-IO

You can put these on your machine and just run data back to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2018, 12:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 204
Posted By sparkie
Have repairs been performed on any other drives...

Have repairs been performed on any other drives on the network prior to this fault showing? Perhaps the problem isn't wit this drive, but another drive on the network is causing issues with this...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By sparkie
That is an issue with the hardware you will need...

That is an issue with the hardware you will need to work out to do it properly in my opinion. If the eye doesn't go off with every cycle it isn't in a position to reliably control the process.

You...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By sparkie
Set yourself up two timers. Perhaps your...

Set yourself up two timers. Perhaps your controller has a "flasher" instruction that you can utilize. It works something like this:

If "BitB" is 0, set CommsEnableRead flasher
If "BitA" is 0, set...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 5th, 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By sparkie
I have been very fortunate in this regard. I told...

I have been very fortunate in this regard. I told the IT Director of the risks we faced. He gave me what was needed to get the problem resolved (including access to the switches that were the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 5th, 2018, 01:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By sparkie
The issue I have with Maple has nothing to do...

The issue I have with Maple has nothing to do with their hardware. It's more of misinformation, miscommunication regarding product capabilities, and the return process that followed. That being said,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 5th, 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By sparkie
Kep displays

Having a rather bad experience with Maple systems, I was looking at similar products. I found this display from kep: MT8103iE. I was wondering if anyone here has experience with easybuild,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 04:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By sparkie
I thought you guys were only matching the tariffs...

I thought you guys were only matching the tariffs in kind! Now we are putting 20% on automation direct as well.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By sparkie
We have to make the Canadians pay. They are...

We have to make the Canadians pay. They are invading our country. Stealing our jobs. Because of them I can't get health care...oh....wait...:shock:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By sparkie
Well, since no one has answered, it seems like...

Well, since no one has answered, it seems like you did nothing to troubleshoot the problem, and also threw parts at the machine (possibly making the problem even worse). Now there is a load cell and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 402
Posted By sparkie
New tariffs on Canadian questions on this forum.

New tariffs on Canadian questions on this forum.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By sparkie
Not to be a party pooper here, but with just that...

Not to be a party pooper here, but with just that one sentence you are scaring the **** out of me. Perhaps start with a fully-complete safety evaluation of the system.
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