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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 11th, 2022, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By TheWaterboy
The P/C data, being an agreed upon structure and...

The P/C data, being an agreed upon structure and destination that is not easily changed, Could be considered more secure because each separate company knows what should be there and populates the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2022, 04:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By TheWaterboy
DrBit I have no identical code on a PLC5 to...

DrBit
I have no identical code on a PLC5 to compare - I just recall how it worked
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2022, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By TheWaterboy
Okie Yep, that's what I'm thinking too. ...

Okie
Yep, that's what I'm thinking too.

DrBit
That's just what I'm thinking is occurring. I've been beaten by this last-change-wins scenario before. In this case it could be it was taken...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2022, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By TheWaterboy
Hence my confusion. I wont be looking at it...

Hence my confusion.
I wont be looking at it again till tomorrow but the Call bits clearing a scan ahead of the JSR call makes the most sense. And sounds a little bit to fragile to depend on.

I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2022, 04:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By TheWaterboy
Alan_505 I agree but once pressure is satisfied...

Alan_505
I agree but once pressure is satisfied none of the routines are called any longer yet the bit still clears.

Perhaps it's just good timing - perhaps the call bit clears one scan before...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2022, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By TheWaterboy
that makes sense but not the case here. There are...

that makes sense but not the case here. There are 3 simple JSRs that are used to change the sequencing for 3 pumps so that first pump that is called to run alternates.

i.e.
JSR 1
XIC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2022, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By TheWaterboy
OK good, that's what I thought as well. I'll...

OK good, that's what I thought as well. I'll start hunting tomorrow.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2022, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 618
Posted By TheWaterboy
what happens to the state of bits outside of a JSR

Is there a difference of behavior between the PLC5 and the Logix series when it comes to JSR behavior?

Assuming I do nothing to this bit elsewhere, If I set a bit in a rung that is called by a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 5th, 2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By TheWaterboy
Hey there Ken This location has been going...

Hey there Ken

This location has been going through cybersecurity reconfiguration so yet another problem in that area was all I was able to think about. After that was investigated and dismissed I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 5th, 2022, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By TheWaterboy
OK we can ignore this one. Gotta have the...

OK we can ignore this one.

Gotta have the words Ethernet IP printed on the label to talk to Logix PLC over ethernet regardless of the firmware version. I knew that years ago and somehow forgot...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 5th, 2022, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 482
Posted By TheWaterboy
L81 MSG to PLC5 over cell modem error 0204

While I'm waiting for the IT dept to wake up and examine the FW logs...

I have a MSG configured to read an N12 register from a PLC5 over a cell modem. This is the first of this particular...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2022, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,899
Posted By TheWaterboy
type "iFix Digital Register" into google, their...

type "iFix Digital Register" into google, their help docs should be a result
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2022, 09:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 12,899
Posted By TheWaterboy
I don't use DRs but from the help file it would...

I don't use DRs but from the help file it would appear you are correct

Digital Register Block Example
You can display multiple I/O points with a Digital Register block by adding Data links to a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2022, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,391
Posted By TheWaterboy
Well now, that's an interesting widget. I'll take...

Well now, that's an interesting widget. I'll take a look.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2022, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,391
Posted By TheWaterboy
Yea, I get all that, Modbus and I have been...

Yea, I get all that, Modbus and I have been dancing quite a bit over the last year. - just thinking out loud in case someone has created a widget for such things. With such a small use case its...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,391
Posted By TheWaterboy
Yes its an old post but relevant so no need to...

Yes its an old post but relevant so no need to start a new one...

I just came into a situation where this slave to slave, or multiple master would be helpful. I would like to interrogate a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2022, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By TheWaterboy
Whack is such a strong word . . . :) Just...

Whack is such a strong word . . . :)
Just persuade it in a percussive manner .
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2022, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 843
Posted By TheWaterboy
I have always used a flat jawed vice or an arbor...

I have always used a flat jawed vice or an arbor press.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2022, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By TheWaterboy
There is a device from Anybus I am going to...

There is a device from Anybus I am going to experiment with that claims to be able to speak plain ascii from an ETH I/P device. Its not available till october so I'm not certain it will be ascii...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2022, 09:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,221
Posted By TheWaterboy
I think have worked with that very instrument...

I think have worked with that very instrument (but PCX2200 sounds more familiar) quite a bit and because it is pure Ascii I wound up using UCON plugin for Kepware to get it done through a USB to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,020
Posted By TheWaterboy
Its always DNS :)

Its always DNS :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 23rd, 2022, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By TheWaterboy
There are battery solutions as well. I built a...

There are battery solutions as well. I built a 'powerwall' from a SOL-ARK inverter and batteries to ride through California PSPS programs. Outback makes another one.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 23rd, 2022, 07:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By TheWaterboy
We are all going to need generators to charge our...

We are all going to need generators to charge our electric cars during the summer power outages.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 23rd, 2022, 07:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,775
Posted By TheWaterboy
We have a stack of the Honda suitcase generators,...

We have a stack of the Honda suitcase generators, they are pull start and you can get extension gas tanks for them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 21st, 2022, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 949
Posted By TheWaterboy
I'm sure you looked to see if Constant is...

I'm sure you looked to see if Constant is checked?
Those UDT's may need a lookin at.
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