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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 8th, 2018, 06:15 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,236
Posted By mbartoli
We have a whole building (commissioned in the mid...

We have a whole building (commissioned in the mid 80s) with all the critical HVAC being controlled with TI-505 hardware (20 PLCs); the HMI is Intellution, running on a pair of NT4 boxes. We are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 25th, 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 486
Posted By mbartoli
Back in the day when I worked in a panel shop, we...

Back in the day when I worked in a panel shop, we used to buy them by the box. Look for Quencharc.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2018, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By mbartoli
You have to ask about the difference between want...

You have to ask about the difference between want to and need to. We have a portable support rig (about the size of a small semi-trailer) that is PLC controlled. Inside the unit there is a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By mbartoli
As far as I know, the blocks must be in the User...

As far as I know, the blocks must be in the User Documents/Function Blocks folder of the Application Workspace folder of your project to allow editing.


I would copy and save them under a new...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By mbartoli
You should be able to navigate to the function...

You should be able to navigate to the function blocks folder in the project tree left hand window. Select the function block and double click on it. Once you do that, however, to edit the block...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2018, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By mbartoli
I can't speak for everyone, but it is more...

I can't speak for everyone, but it is more reliable to use a momentary HMI bit to trigger an action and let the PLC do the latching to maintain. If your HMI is providing a maintained contact and you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By mbartoli
Probably overkill for the OP application, but we...

Probably overkill for the OP application, but we supply every PLC from an online UPS.

+1 Surge protection, suppressing coils and proper fusing are necessary for a quality stable control system....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 9th, 2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By mbartoli
Wow... never heard of this one. And it's free? ...

Wow... never heard of this one. And it's free? Anyone care to share any history?

I am using two different OPC servers now (have been for the last 5 years), and in the process of adding another,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 918
Posted By mbartoli
I will throw my hat in for fiber as well. We...

I will throw my hat in for fiber as well. We have large campuses where the concentration of PLC hardware is spread out over a large area simply out of the range of copper (>300 ft.), and a lot of it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,687
Posted By mbartoli
+1 on the 24VDC. If you are concerned about...

+1 on the 24VDC.

If you are concerned about a robust, redundant supply, look at Kepco:

http://www.kepcopower.com/hsf.htm

We feed these from separate UPS-fed circuits, generator-backed.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2018, 09:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 650
Posted By mbartoli
Yes, but do ye think that he is compensating for...

Yes, but do ye think that he is compensating for something? :rolleyes:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 24th, 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 677
Posted By mbartoli
Part of the issue with these labels may be due to...

Part of the issue with these labels may be due to temperature. If the panel is warm/hot inside, the adhesive is less permanent. Also, if they are handled a bit during application, same thing. When...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 7th, 2017, 03:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 407
Posted By mbartoli
Not familiar with the Click, but does it have two...

Not familiar with the Click, but does it have two or three terminals on the input card? If only two, it may be limited to sourcing the loop power; check your documentation. If that is the case, you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 20th, 2017, 10:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By mbartoli
Particle counters, because of the nature of the...

Particle counters, because of the nature of the process, may not have a continuous analog output. The unit of measure for particulates is usually expressed in ppcf (particles/cu.ft.) or its metric...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 18th, 2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,215
Posted By mbartoli
I also strive for zero warnings; in some...

I also strive for zero warnings; in some controllers, the code may not compile if you have them, As others have said here, if someone else troubleshoots the code and sees the warnings, they may edit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 9th, 2017, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,027
Posted By mbartoli
Never worked with the Siemens OPC software, but...

Never worked with the Siemens OPC software, but it can't be much different than other OPC server packages. Define what each client PLC is, then define the tags. If you already have that done for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 8th, 2017, 04:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 792
Posted By mbartoli
I agree that you picked a difficult one to start...

I agree that you picked a difficult one to start on. We use a lot of split heat/cool loops here, and one thing we did to simplify control is to only use one inner loop, with a split output. i.e. if...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,923
Posted By mbartoli
In my travels I have run into a good many of the...

In my travels I have run into a good many of the #2 types... I just try to make sure I am not full of it! :lolis:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By mbartoli
Have you looked at IceStation enclosures? ...

Have you looked at IceStation enclosures?

http://www.itsenclosures.com/IceStation
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,730
Posted By mbartoli
Note: This thread is seven years old!

Scenario 1 - RX3i is the Server (Slave)

In this scenario all you have to do is turn on Modbus in the 3i CPU. On the Settings Tab, set Modbus Address Space Mapping Type to: Standard Modbus Mapping...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 840
Posted By mbartoli
When I worked for a large integrator/supplier to...

When I worked for a large integrator/supplier to the auto industry, we used a lot of these for wiring our PLC enclosures; we called the half-clear. Most of the customers actually had these written...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,628
Posted By mbartoli
We were lucky to get out with minimal damage......

We were lucky to get out with minimal damage... not even as bad as Matthew. Power was out longer, and there was more power-induced damage to equipment where I work at CCAFS, with little of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 29th, 2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,150
Posted By mbartoli
I will add my +1 for the Klein. Never have any...

I will add my +1 for the Klein. Never have any regrets here. As a bonus, I believe you can even get them at Home Depot now!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 25th, 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By mbartoli
here is an old thread that may be helpful... ...

here is an old thread that may be helpful...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=15623

Also, if you have access to the installation disks, there are some good helpful things on them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 25th, 2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 780
Posted By mbartoli
FIX32 is a really old package from Intellution;...

FIX32 is a really old package from Intellution; became iFIX when GE bought out Intellution. The software came out in the 80s or 90s. We have it on a pair of NT4 machines, controlling some equally...
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