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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 621
Posted By Steve Bailey
Like aabeck, I carried two business cards, one...

Like aabeck, I carried two business cards, one with the title, "Automation Specialist", the other with the title, "President". I used the Automation Specialist card most of the times I handed one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,362
Posted By Steve Bailey
Ron, The only flaw to that is the convention...

Ron,

The only flaw to that is the convention that stuff to the left of the function block is inputs and stuff to the right is outputs. Inputs to a function block are thongs necessary to perform...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 20th, 2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,882
Posted By Steve Bailey
Here you go.

Here you go.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 20th, 2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 784
Posted By Steve Bailey
https://www.omega.com/prodinfo/thermistor.html

https://www.omega.com/prodinfo/thermistor.html
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve Bailey
Start here: ...

Start here:

https://ge-ip.force.com/communities/CC_Community

You will have to set up a (free) account and then you can open a support case.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve Bailey
Is COM2 a real serial port or a USB/serial...

Is COM2 a real serial port or a USB/serial converter. If a converter, did you use the same hardware when you uploaded from the QP into Quick Designer?
It's possible your QP firmware is incompatible...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2019, 04:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By Steve Bailey
A couple of things. First, you said your flow...

A couple of things.
First, you said your flow sensor is in gallons per hour. Gallons per second is GPH/3600.
Second, is your one second pulse truly a one-shot pulse? Some PLCs have a built-in one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 319
Posted By Steve Bailey
Four proxes on the loader and a different...

Four proxes on the loader and a different combination of targets at each position so that for each position you get a different set of proxes in the on state. That gives you sixteen possible target...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2019, 12:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Steve Bailey
Why do you think they all have the same IP...

Why do you think they all have the same IP address? Have you confirmed that they do? If so, how did you confirm?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By Steve Bailey
If any rep for a vision system told me that...

If any rep for a vision system told me that lighting doesn't matter I'd show him the door and find a different supplier.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve Bailey
I suggested running the simulation as a test to...

I suggested running the simulation as a test to see whether the insufficient memory message referred to the Quick Panel or the PC. I'm still not sure about that message.
Have you tried to download...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve Bailey
Received this email from Ryan this morning I...

Received this email from Ryan this morning

I prefer to keep the discussion on the forum.
When I try to do a download from my Windows 7 computer running PME version 7 I sail through the backup...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2019, 07:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,040
Posted By Steve Bailey
The HSC is used to count pulses that happen...

The HSC is used to count pulses that happen faster than the PLC's scan rate. Bit zero of the accumulator will be true whenever the value in the accumulator is an even number. Thus your CTU...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,031
Posted By Steve Bailey
I think you're correct that they are out of luck...

I think you're correct that they are out of luck without ECLiPS software. If I remember correctly you also need a license dongle to be able to download.
Try contacting Cimtec automation. They are my...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Steve Bailey
The forum has restrictions on the types of files...

The forum has restrictions on the types of files you can attach. The simplest workaround is to change the file extension to one that's acceptable. If you do that be sure to tell us what the correct...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By Steve Bailey
Welcome to the forum. Post your files here...

Welcome to the forum.

Post your files here and some member who has the proper Rockwell software package will be willing to open them, create the pdf and post it for you. This happens all the time.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve Bailey
If you double click on any of the error or...

If you double click on any of the error or warning messages in the "Feedback Zone", Proficy will take you to the screen and object that generated the message.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2019, 09:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve Bailey
I got the files. If it's OK with you I'd rather...

I got the files. If it's OK with you I'd rather continue the discussion here in case anyone else is confronted with similar issues.
The error associated with the variable DINT1 is that it came...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve Bailey
Your problem has nothing to do with the cable....

Your problem has nothing to do with the cable. Proficy was not able to validate the project and create the compiled runtime file. Make a backup of the project and post it here or email it to me at...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,062
Posted By Steve Bailey
Here are the steps using PME version 7 which is...

Here are the steps using PME version 7 which is what I have installed on this computer. It might be a little different if you have a newer version.

Start a new PME project. Expand the "Target...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2019, 09:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By Steve Bailey
if MachineState = 1 then MachineStateMarker :=...

if MachineState = 1 then
MachineStateMarker := 1

if ((MachineState = 0) and (MachineStateMarker = 1)) then
DownCount := DownCount + 1
MachineStateMarker := 0;
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 160
Posted By Steve Bailey
The Sy/max PLC was a Square D product, not GE....

The Sy/max PLC was a Square D product, not GE. Several years ago I had to do some troubleshooting on one. I don't recall having to use a special cable.
Here's a link that may help....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By Steve Bailey
Absolutely. When expressing Boolean logic in a...

Absolutely. When expressing Boolean logic in a textual language execution speed will be significantly faster when using Boolean operators rather than if/then/else.
However,

If
You choose to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By Steve Bailey
Not quite. Typical ladder logic rungs are really...

Not quite. Typical ladder logic rungs are really "if/then/else".

This rung:

X Y
--] [----------------------( )-

Is really:
If X = True
Then Y = True
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,117
Posted By Steve Bailey
Can't get any more ambiguous than verbal specs....

Can't get any more ambiguous than verbal specs. They come with implied deniability. "I never said that".
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