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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 07:51 PM
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Posted By defcon.klaxon
First thing I would do is do a cross reference to...

First thing I would do is do a cross reference to make sure nothing else is controlling the coil that is assigned to these outputs. Even if it looks like it is energized, if something is stepping on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By defcon.klaxon
I will take a look, thanks!

I will take a look, thanks!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 02:12 PM
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Views: 226
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Awesome, thanks for all the info!

Awesome, thanks for all the info!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 01:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By defcon.klaxon
That's what I'm having trouble figuring out; I...

That's what I'm having trouble figuring out; I understand you can set your sample rate, but what if you're looking for transient issues that might fly under the radar of even one minute intervals? ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 01:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Looks like a solid option. How long can it log...

Looks like a solid option. How long can it log data before needing to be attended?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 226
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Suggestions for data logging power quality analyzer?

Hi all,

Client had some power quality issues and we suggested putting a power quality analyzer on the line; PG&E did for three days, said it looked fine but they have no long term analyzer...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 24th, 2018, 08:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By defcon.klaxon
That makes sense, since two-wire is half duplex. ...

That makes sense, since two-wire is half duplex. I can now understand why that wouldn't work.




A bit confused about what you're suggesting. Right now I have a USB to rs232 converter, and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 24th, 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By defcon.klaxon
possible to do loopback test on two-wire RS-485?

Hello all,

I am working on getting a Hach particle counter set up over a serial to ethernet adapter. We need to move the counter to another building so that the sample point is before...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Thank you Steve!

Thank you Steve!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 331
Posted By defcon.klaxon
GE Series One - Procedure for loading code from cassette tape?

Hi guys, I have a client that has a GE Series One PLC that apparently needs the code re-loaded onto it; they mention that when they lose power, they sometimes need to reload the code onto the PLC.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By defcon.klaxon
I think you're spot on in your assessment. The...

I think you're spot on in your assessment. The RPD ends up feeding into the Timer that determines how long the pulses are allowed to energize. The code has three value checks; if the RPD is less...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Thanks for the response. The values for min, max...

Thanks for the response. The values for min, max and period are hard coded in the PLC, they're not operator adjustable. I've been thinking about it for awhile and I'm thinking that the MODULATOR...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,185
Posted By defcon.klaxon
You're spot on about needing to ensure that all...

You're spot on about needing to ensure that all inputs to the ONS need to reset before the ONS will fire again, so it's good that you're taking care of that. What I would do in this situation is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Pulse Width Modulation for CL2 dosing; nearly figured out, just need a little help

Hey guys, I have a client that has a v-notch chlorinator that doesn't run off a 4-20mA loop, it instead has two discrete inputs that drive the actuator up (closing the v-notch) or down (opening the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 22nd, 2018, 07:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Will do, thanks Steve!

Will do, thanks Steve!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 22nd, 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Thanks for the replies, guys. Will check these...

Thanks for the replies, guys. Will check these units out and see what the client thinks.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 21st, 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 641
Posted By defcon.klaxon
suggestions for paperless recorder

Hey guys, I've been asked to spec a paperless recorder for a small rural system. Really basic, all they want to be able to do is record influent flow and be able to open the data is Excel.

I'm...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 695
Posted By defcon.klaxon
This is enormously important. I had this exact...

This is enormously important. I had this exact issue come up once, the IP address in the ARP table didn't match the MAC address of the controller. If you find that the IP address doesn't match the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Update to those asking about flow control:...

Update to those asking about flow control: project in question is a SCADAPack and a Teledesign TR4000 radio. SCADAPack is set for Half Duplex, 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, one stop bit, Rx...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Hi Gary, is there a change you have your voltages...

Hi Gary, is there a change you have your voltages to protocols swapped? I thought RS-232 was +3 to +15 V for a 0, and -3 to -15V for a 1. I happened to be looking into RS-232 last week for an...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By defcon.klaxon
RS-232 adapter wired incorreclty, trying to figure out why it worked intermittently

Hey guys, I've been working on a couple of systems that were originally programmed and integrated by another programmer at a different business. At one site, radio problems have been occurring for a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 5th, 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Thanks for all the info guys. I do indeed have...

Thanks for all the info guys. I do indeed have TechConnect so what I'll do is use RSLinx to figure out firmware version, and then obtain appropriate version of Logix.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 5th, 2018, 03:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By defcon.klaxon
interfacing with an older CompactLogix controller; Logix5K ok?

Quick question for y'all. Went by a new client's plant today, and they have an older CompactLogix controller; it's an L32E. From what I have gathered, they're discontinued and the 5370 series...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2018, 07:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Thanks for the procedure, it totally makes sense...

Thanks for the procedure, it totally makes sense and I'll definitely use this!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2018, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 452
Posted By defcon.klaxon
Hi Geospark, Interesting note on that...

Hi Geospark,

Interesting note on that update, so at this point I'm pretty lost on why it's not working.
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