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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 13th, 2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well, at this point of the game we're not even...

well, at this point of the game we're not even sure whether those L73 processors even exist or not ...

TIP:

what you're looking at in RSLogix/Studio 5000 (your screen shot) is a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By Ron Beaufort
here's a GUESS based on what you've posted so far...

here's a GUESS based on what you've posted so far ...

IF (big IF) this is correct, then the question becomes "who inhibited the Ethernet modules - and why?" ...

good luck with your project...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2019, 09:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Ron Beaufort
there are some ideas shown in the PDF attached to...

there are some ideas shown in the PDF attached to the post below which might be helpful to you ...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?p=538924&postcount=5
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2019, 10:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By Ron Beaufort
not sure whether or not this will be helpful –...

not sure whether or not this will be helpful – but here's a trick using RSLinx (as long as it is NOT the RSLinx "LITE" version) ...

first highlight the processor in RSLinx ... then from the top...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2019, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By Ron Beaufort
in most cases, values which are "wired" to an...

in most cases, values which are "wired" to an instruction's "pins" will overwrite any values that you type into the internal parameters ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 29th, 2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 628
Posted By Ron Beaufort
take a look at the FAL (File Arithmetic Logical)...

take a look at the FAL (File Arithmetic Logical) instruction - and pay particular attention to the MODE setting ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 452
Posted By Ron Beaufort
+1 ... the only way to go ...

+1 ... the only way to go ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 28th, 2019, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 577
Posted By Ron Beaufort
maybe this will help the rest of the members...

maybe this will help the rest of the members troubleshoot ... here's what's in the ZIP file - just a screen shot ... I'm swamped tonight ...

QUESTION: can you post the entire project file? ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By Ron Beaufort
Greetings Steve ... thank you – and I...

Greetings Steve ...

thank you – and I appreciate your comments ...

but - the point that I apparently failed to make clear is this ...

I only bring up this particular way of explaining what...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 20th, 2019, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I know full well that this isn't going to change...

I know full well that this isn't going to change anyone's mind about anything - especially about how convenient it would be for the software to allow us to "connect" to the [so called] "bits" on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By Ron Beaufort
that would "make sense" - but it's incorrect ... ...

that would "make sense" - but it's incorrect ...

if the "rung condition" coming INTO a TON instruction is TRUE – then the "rung condition" going OUT of the TON instruction would also be TRUE ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2019, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from your signature: well, if you're...

from your signature:



well, if you're going to try to make a PLC work like a "conventional" computer, Shakespeare said it best:

"That way madness lies." ...

if you keep at it long...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Ron Beaufort
try Double-Clicking the column name for DataType...

try Double-Clicking the column name for DataType ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2019, 10:48 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 822
Posted By Ron Beaufort
maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're asking -...

maybe I'm misunderstanding what you're asking - but see if the screenshot below helps ...

so - unless I'm misunderstanding the question - the answer is "yes - you CAN assign an alias to a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2019, 10:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,071
Posted By Ron Beaufort
trust me - I'm not trying to make this any harder...

trust me - I'm not trying to make this any harder than it needs to be ... but ...

in your statement quoted above, the rest of the rung WILL indeed execute ... it's just that the rest of the rung...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2019, 08:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 248
Posted By Ron Beaufort
see if this helps ... and welcome to the...

see if this helps ...

and welcome to the forum ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 10th, 2019, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By Ron Beaufort
personally I think that Structured Text is more...

personally I think that Structured Text is more trouble than it's worth in this situation - but the following ideas might prove useful to you - assuming that you're interesting in something along the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2019, 11:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Ron Beaufort
just a guess ... in your screenshot you've...

just a guess ... in your screenshot you've highlighted (blue) the entire timer ... try highlighting just the Done bit/box instead ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Ron Beaufort
a little experimentation will probably relieve...

a little experimentation will probably relieve your misgivings ...

if you've got a DC milliammeter handy - just wire that up as a "temporary" output device - and get the module's configuration...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2019, 11:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 273
Posted By Ron Beaufort
in simple terms - the power comes through the...

in simple terms - the power comes through the backplane/chassis ... you don't use a separate power supply for this type module ...

make sure that you have the proper wiring diagram - and follow...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 3rd, 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,664
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I made it up (originally) while I was taking PLCs...

I made it up (originally) while I was taking PLCs in tech school - back about 1989 ... you're free to use it if you like it ...

someone made (and was selling) a t-shirt of it once upon a time ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2019, 07:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,664
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well ... "never" is a tricky word - but in theory...

well ... "never" is a tricky word - but in theory at least, your statement is correct ...

(I can't believe that it's been 12 years since I wrote all of that up ... time flies when you're having...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By Ron Beaufort
looks like you hit the old proverbial jackpot ......

looks like you hit the old proverbial jackpot ...

good work ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I haven't had time to dig into the HMI files for...

I haven't had time to dig into the HMI files for you - but here's just a thought ... maybe there really is no "OEM set-up page" in the HMI - and maybe the OEM just manually typed the appropriate...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 903
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I've got a hunch that the information stored in...

I've got a hunch that the information stored in those CSV files might be helpful ... something like the purposes of the "settings" that you just mentioned seem to be listed there - but that type of...
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