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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 17th, 2019, 05:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By mp91
There could be literally hundreds of other...

There could be literally hundreds of other reasons. Sounds like you are looking at closed vs open or vice versa. Could be as simple as subtracting it from 1.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 14th, 2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By mp91
The printers (videojet 1580's) can be sent a...

The printers (videojet 1580's) can be sent a trigger to print from the PLC and then they use a fixed speed to work out how long the message is. Alternatively, you can give the printer an encoder...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 13th, 2019, 08:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By mp91
Thanks all. The encoder outputs can handle...

Thanks all.

The encoder outputs can handle 40ma. Looks like the HSC on the uL is only looking at A. So I will try to string the two printers of B and see how I go.

The printing guys somehow...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 13th, 2019, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By mp91
Connect incremental encoder output to three devices

Hi all,

I have an incremental encoder that is currently feeding into a high speed counter on a micrologix 1500. We have two new ink jet printers which originally the plan was that I would send a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mp91
How are you running the code? Best way is to get...

How are you running the code? Best way is to get back to a very simple test page with just a button and a label. Make the button run your function and the label display your tag.

If it's not...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2019, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 233
Posted By mp91
What have you tried so far? There are plenty...

What have you tried so far?

There are plenty of ways you can do this if you search around. I would create an alarm where the condition your meter exceed what ever value you care about.

I would...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2019, 07:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mp91
Couple of things: In your Bed1Trend() your...

Couple of things:

In your Bed1Trend() your missing your parameters in the StrToTime call

Time() is a function and should be called as a function rather than a variable so add some brackets in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2019, 06:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By mp91
Open up the Citect Kernel and check the statuses...

Open up the Citect Kernel and check the statuses when you are receiving the #BAD tag. Are all tags going bad?

Some info on the kernel:...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mp91
Good to hear. With regards to the date...

Good to hear.

With regards to the date manipulation Citect stores dates as seconds. So you can store the end time and start time, subtract the two which gives you the interval. Then you can just...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2019, 01:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mp91
Hmm if it is the AN check the ordering of the...

Hmm if it is the AN check the ordering of the arguments
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2019, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mp91
Can you create an integer and assign it the error...

Can you create an integer and assign it the error code like:
INT iError;

iError = TrnPlot(blah blah);

Then check the value of iError.

Also it looks like maybe you have an extra argument in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 29th, 2019, 06:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mp91
Thinking back to a previous factory i worked at.....

Thinking back to a previous factory i worked at.. I think that they never ran Citect as a service. And so the event would run on the server instance, navigate to a trend page and then use TrnPrint....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mp91
What happens at the end of a production run? Do...

What happens at the end of a production run? Do they do anything in Citect that stops the run?

If you have a tag that transitions when production is finished you can trigger an event based on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 809
Posted By mp91
As a once off adhoc type thing or frequently? ...

As a once off adhoc type thing or frequently?

You can download a dbf viewer or a dbf plugin for excel and then print from excel. Easiest way if you only want to do it once or twice
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2019, 08:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 249
Posted By mp91
If I am understanding you, you should be able to...

If I am understanding you, you should be able to ping from cmd to the public IP, if you are on the same network. I can ping some of my NAT'd devices using their public IP.

Can you see the devices...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 1st, 2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 950
Posted By mp91
Yep - no pre canned selectors. I have just done...

Yep - no pre canned selectors. I have just done something similar to what Ken is mentioned. SLC 5/05 + old screen to a CmLX with pv 5510.

I ended up making a bunch of add on graphics to do that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 7th, 2019, 10:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By mp91
Rockwell TechEd Australia

Never been to one. Worth going?? Anyone here heading along? Seems like a good excuse to leave Melbourne winter for a few days
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2019, 09:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By mp91
Lot's of ways to do this. An easy way is to...

Lot's of ways to do this.

An easy way is to have a variable called functionRunning which can be either 0 or 1. When you push the button the first time - check the value of functionRunning. If it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 21st, 2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By mp91
Panelview 5510 load tag value from USB

Hi all,

I have a new panelview 5510. I would like to be able to read in data from an excel file on a usb/sd card and then update tags in the connected controller.

Can't see any information...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 598
Posted By mp91
Try avoiding a variable length bar code if you...

Try avoiding a variable length bar code if you can. Easy way around it is have your field length longer (20 characters) and left pad it with zero's. That way you can add more characters to product...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 28th, 2019, 01:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By mp91
A good trick would be to write to it, and write a...

A good trick would be to write to it, and write a different value. Then wait and see if it changes back sometime. If it does, there's something in your project doing that
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 28th, 2019, 01:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By mp91
As was said before - the only way that the...

As was said before - the only way that the internal variable tags are written to is via a page in the graphical interface, or some cicode. You won't see any reference to s200 outside of the tag...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By mp91
The actual file is somewhere in the...

The actual file is somewhere in the c:\ProgramData folder typically a few layers deep. Sometimes that folder is hidden so you might need to set hidden folders to visible.

However even if you find...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2019, 06:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By mp91
I always try to do this in any new program I am...

I always try to do this in any new program I am making. What I do is create a UDT called stateStep or something. In that UDT I have a few flags that might be 'started', 'inCycle', 'done', 'overrun',...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2019, 01:14 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By mp91
I don't think there is a huge difference in...

I don't think there is a huge difference in Cicode from 7.20 to 7.5 and the reference for 7.20 is easily downloadable if you google it. Any reason you need 7.5 specifically?
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