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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 23rd, 2022, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,126
Posted By James42005
So we use x60/65s... No experience with 45s. But...

So we use x60/65s... No experience with 45s. But we use Ethernet connection to their CoLos software running on our server to send jobs. We just use hardwire signals for print commands and printer...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2022, 10:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 818
Posted By James42005
Monitor AB PowerFlex heatsink temp.

Is there a way to pull the heatsink temp from parameters to the PLC? I've had a couple critical drives fault recently for failed heatsink fans. We have them on a PM now, and I know you can set alarms...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 7th, 2020, 08:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,166
Posted By James42005
Logix Clock Synch Tool

Its that silly time of year again I am tasked with making sure all important PLC clocks get updated for Daylight Savings Time. For the most part its no big deal with the Clock Update Tool, However......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 2nd, 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,927
Posted By James42005
Should be really easy to setup a message read in...

Should be really easy to setup a message read in the CLX.

FYI: if at all possible, always do MSG reads as opposed to to write. Especially when working with older processors like a SLC.

If you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2020, 02:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,393
Posted By James42005
True, but then you will get 25 emails a week from...

True, but then you will get 25 emails a week from them saying "Hey, im in your area next week, could we set up a time to meet"
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2020, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,306
Posted By James42005
Then I most certainly stand by my comment about...

Then I most certainly stand by my comment about firing the first "example".
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,001
Posted By James42005
So I've never worked with Parameter files but i...

So I've never worked with Parameter files but i have just recently set up just what you are trying to do except I did based off a min max of current setpoint. So for instance operators could only...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2020, 06:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,306
Posted By James42005
This kinda stuff is hilarious. How can we...

This kinda stuff is hilarious. How can we engineer equipment so idiots cant F it up?

Unfortunately I spend lots of time dummy proofing.

Ive got myself in a bit a trouble before for this...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,876
Posted By James42005
This is a fairly complex conveyor system. Logic...

This is a fairly complex conveyor system. Logic is place to handle start/stop/jams of all individual conveyors.

Yes there is something feeding the merge table. There are product PEs and jam...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,876
Posted By James42005
I originally had planned it that way... But since...

I originally had planned it that way... But since the sequence requires a 3 second hold as well I decided to go for continuity. Tested this morning with OPs, they're happy. Case closed.

Thanks for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2020, 11:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,876
Posted By James42005
Yes just looking for advice, or rather just an...

Yes just looking for advice, or rather just an open conversation about best practices. Which is why we are all here right?

Thanks for for playing along.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2020, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,996
Posted By James42005
This but i would use torque.

This but i would use torque.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,876
Posted By James42005
Start/Stop Station control

I have been asked to make some changes to a start/stop station control logic. We have several sets of conveyors feeding one another. The first conveyor in the set, a merge table, occasionally has to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2020, 11:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By James42005
So... I am an idiot. Or maybe iFix sucks. Maybe a...

So... I am an idiot. Or maybe iFix sucks. Maybe a little bit of both. So I was able to do it with tag based security. I am not sure why I couldn't get it to work yesterday. I was really proud of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,285
Posted By James42005
Any iFix Gurus out there?

I have hit a wall on a request I received for a change to iFix. Operations want security added to a button which resets a counter. The way it works currently is there is an object with script, when...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 20th, 2020, 11:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,523
Posted By James42005
Any iFix Gurus out there?

I have hit a wall on a request I received for a change to iFix. Operations want security added to a button which resets a counter. The way it works currently is there is an object with script, when...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2020, 02:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,453
Posted By James42005
Could you use a current switch? Say maybe...

Could you use a current switch?

Say maybe 24v up to a lighting j-box big enough to mount the switch?

Or the opposite; drop leg of the lighting circuit down to a j-box near the control panel?
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 15th, 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 23,545
Posted By James42005
Oh my, I feel triggered. I want to reply and...

Oh my, I feel triggered. I want to reply and comment on almost every reply on this thread.
My two cents on the programming subject: From what i have noticed there is a big difference between machine...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 6th, 2019, 04:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By James42005
+1 for StrongArm

+1 for StrongArm
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 7th, 2019, 05:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,700
Posted By James42005
PowerFlex 525 Logic Status Word

Hello, I hoping someone can provide clarification on PF525 Status word, namely the .AtReference and .Active bits. I cannot find anything from Rockwell about conditions that set these bits in the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 28th, 2019, 09:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,710
Posted By James42005
Anytime you modify a safety system it would have...

Anytime you modify a safety system it would have to be re-certified to ensure it still meets its original safety standard. I believe even when replacing failed parts in a safety system, they need to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,795
Posted By James42005
Studio 5000 toolbar

I am having a silly problem with Studio 5000 ladder element toolbar. I cannot see the individual elements inside the the toolbar. I can scroll thru the element group tabs, I.E. Favorites, Add On,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,387
Posted By James42005
FactoryTalk View ME version compatibility?

Hello, I know this has been discussed before but i couldn't find exactly what i was looking for in older posts, here is what i got...

I have a FTV ME project that was created in a 32bit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 1st, 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By James42005
That's the next step. Just thought I'd throw a...

That's the next step. Just thought I'd throw a dart here and see what happens. Didnt find anything on knowledge base. Thanks.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 1st, 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,822
Posted By James42005
PowerFlex 753s programming question

Question/Issue: I have PF753 running a 150hp motor (piston pump). For years the techs/operators have had an issue starting this motor. It appeared as if it was single phasing. The rotor would turn a...
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