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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 17th, 2018, 08:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By jstolaruk
Look in the called JSR routine for a RET...

Look in the called JSR routine for a RET instruction, the returned parameter is designated in that instruction.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 17th, 2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By jstolaruk
Not genuis but thanks anyways. Just something I...

Not genuis but thanks anyways. Just something I tripped on.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 15th, 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,102
Posted By jstolaruk
This is not true, I haven't found this true with...

This is not true, I haven't found this true with Siemens either.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By jstolaruk
yep, been there done that. Break it down into...

yep, been there done that. Break it down into small individual pieces and it gets easier; its very easy to feel overwhelmed.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 142
Posted By jstolaruk
The run macro feature is just for the development...

The run macro feature is just for the development software. Its not a language option in the ML1400. You'll have to translate it to ladder logic by hand (unless someone as done a basic-to-ladder...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By jstolaruk
The simplest method of bundling is to create a...

The simplest method of bundling is to create a "empty" AOI (call it MyLibrary) that has inOut parameters to all of the other AOIs or UDTs you wish to be in your library.

Then export MyLibrary and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2018, 01:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By jstolaruk
Siemens tech support is pretty good, a phone call...

Siemens tech support is pretty good, a phone call to them may help explain the "Maintenance demanded" message.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 12th, 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 168
Posted By jstolaruk
On my 2nd v31 project with 5069 safety...

On my 2nd v31 project with 5069 safety processors, had one fatal error early on but it seems to have settled in these last couple of weeks. I do keep up with the patch updates...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 12th, 2018, 12:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 133
Posted By jstolaruk
If anyone can help, you'll find them HERE...

If anyone can help, you'll find them HERE (http://www.robot-forum.com/robotforum/index.php)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 512
Posted By jstolaruk
I've used some of the small safety controllers to...

I've used some of the small safety controllers to do simple logic AND get the safety features. You'll have to carefully look at the instruction set to see if it satisfies your application. The last...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 4th, 2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By jstolaruk
One of my customers in Livonia is looking, send...

One of my customers in Livonia is looking, send me your resume and I'll hand carry it in.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2018, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By jstolaruk
I've used twice as long as the longest break...

I've used twice as long as the longest break (lunch, cigarette, shift change, etc).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,051
Posted By jstolaruk
I'm a contractor also based in Detroit and the...

I'm a contractor also based in Detroit and the flexibility of travel is a necessity. I don't have to travel often but I am expected to be able commission machines or robots that I've programmed on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 24th, 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By jstolaruk
Yes, tracking the product in any mode is...

Yes, tracking the product in any mode is essential, make your UDT moves/copies based on the physical components being satisfied so that that it doesn't matter if the mode is in_cycle or manual (#3...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 24th, 2018, 03:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By jstolaruk
CTRL-F will bring up the search dialog.

CTRL-F will bring up the search dialog.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 22nd, 2018, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By jstolaruk
Monitoring the FB as you've described will not...

Monitoring the FB as you've described will not allow you to monitor the specific instance of that FB call if its used multiple times. refer to this Siemen's webpage: How do you monitor a block with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By jstolaruk
send it to me, I'll do it for you

send it to me, I'll do it for you
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 261
Posted By jstolaruk
As pal called out, I've seen this with two...

As pal called out, I've seen this with two valves, some flow controls, and pressure regulator(s), pneumatic & hydraulic. Certainly worked better than a heavy product hitting a conveyor stop at full...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By jstolaruk
Sounds like what we do for material handling and...

Sounds like what we do for material handling and object tracking for years now. Siemen's Step 7 and RA's 5000 s/w allows data types to be created ( UDTs ) so objects instances can carry multiple...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2018, 07:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By jstolaruk
Dealing with both RA & Siemens daily, it a little...

Dealing with both RA & Siemens daily, it a little easier to get to view the running logic of a specific instance of an AOI than Siemen's with a FB but both are basically equivalent. I have to go...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 20th, 2018, 05:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 987
Posted By jstolaruk
Yes, but depending on who will be maintaining the...

Yes, but depending on who will be maintaining the code, there is no better way to mess with a sparkie's head then to put some looping code for him to follow. Impossible to debug. I stick with the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 20th, 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 506
Posted By jstolaruk
As long as its not a 5069 Guardlogix processor...

As long as its not a 5069 Guardlogix processor you shouldn't have any problem. The other method is to export and import from one version to another but it takes longer.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 19th, 2018, 03:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By jstolaruk
Harley, arrays can not be dynamically sized in...

Harley, arrays can not be dynamically sized in A-Bs 5000 series s/w, they are fixed in size. So you have to do tricks, specify a member in your UDT that indicates its a valid record, something along...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By jstolaruk
Problematic! Turn them off completely and see if...

Problematic! Turn them off completely and see if the inputs start working.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 337
Posted By jstolaruk
I found that the 5069-IB module inputs are very...

I found that the 5069-IB module inputs are very sensitivity to nearby electrical noise, like off a VFD. My customer had to isolate them more so than normal to get some inputs to act correctly, same...
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