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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By willxfmr
I use the DeviceNet Detective, and it is...

I use the DeviceNet Detective, and it is sometimes helpful, but usually not.
For reference, I work at the "Bubba" level, so I don't have to deal with installs or commissioning. Ninety nine times...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By willxfmr
I'm going to take a stab at this, but for full...

I'm going to take a stab at this, but for full disclosure, I'm not that smart, and have often been proven wrong. On the plus side, if I'm wrong, the resident sharks will smell the blood in the water...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 28th, 2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,894
Posted By willxfmr
I can't get YouTube at work, but this may be what...

I can't get YouTube at work, but this may be what you are seeing. It can be done but there is a lot of debate on if it should be done. I prefer the old fashioned message myself, but I'm getting old,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 28th, 2020, 02:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 594
Posted By willxfmr
+1 for this. Routing things through the...

+1 for this.


Routing things through the HMI server will not make you any friends on the night shift. Or day shift for that matter. :rolleyes:

Bubba.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2020, 09:49 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,606
Posted By willxfmr
The multi-billion dollar, global company I work...

The multi-billion dollar, global company I work for has NET 120 days plus 7 working days as their standard. It was implemented as a "cost savings", but our suppliers found a clever work around. The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2020, 10:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 896
Posted By willxfmr
I'll just toss my two cents in here. You...

I'll just toss my two cents in here.

You are exactly correct that I (we) should be smarter. Sadly, the days of bean counters believing that hourly peons are worth investing dollar number one in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2020, 01:03 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,895
Posted By willxfmr
I prefer the screw clamps for this very reason. I...

I prefer the screw clamps for this very reason. I worked 3 years with a guy on the shift ahead of me that couldn't figure out how to get a wire in a spring clamp without it either falling out, or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2020, 01:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By willxfmr
I just try to help out when I can. Wish you...

I just try to help out when I can.
Wish you smooth sailing, and don't be a stranger.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2020, 12:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By willxfmr
Sent you a PM that you might want to take a...

Sent you a PM that you might want to take a gander at......
The short answer is that all indications are that you have to go online with the controller to clear the fault.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By willxfmr
Being a "non-recoverable fault" I'm guessing that...

Being a "non-recoverable fault" I'm guessing that it will need to be reset in the program, but hopefully somebody smarter than me will not be able to sleep and have a better answer for you soon.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2020, 11:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 504
Posted By willxfmr
This was the best I could come up with. ...

This was the best I could come up with.

https://www.pcb.com/Contentstore/mktgcontent/IMI_Downloads/IMI-App-Pumps_LowRes.pdf


Bubba.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2020, 11:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By willxfmr
Have you tried disconnecting the cables that go...

Have you tried disconnecting the cables that go to that module, then doing the keyswitch thing?

Have you checked the pins on all the connections for the modules? I got burnt once when the fault...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2020, 11:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By willxfmr
Good to see you again! According to...

Good to see you again!


According to TechNote
450490 Access Level: Everyone

You have a non-recoverable problem in module 3, and you need to refer to the I/O status file
If you have tried...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2020, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 362
Posted By willxfmr
You might want to take a look at what Bimba has...

You might want to take a look at what Bimba has to offer, and see if maybe something like this will work for you.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2020, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 864
Posted By willxfmr
I seem to recall a thread that warned of problems...

I seem to recall a thread that warned of problems when upgrading to an L8x controller. A quick search didn't find it for me, but maybe someone can confirm or deny if upgrading to the L8x series has...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2020, 10:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,772
Posted By willxfmr
You just need to break things down in to bite...

You just need to break things down in to bite sized pieces.

1) What instruction would you use for timing the 20 seconds from the button being pressed to the output turning on?

2) What...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 24th, 2020, 02:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 401
Posted By willxfmr
The way I handle problems like this is to make a...

The way I handle problems like this is to make a copy of the AOI, rename the copy so you end up with a new instance of the AOI. Then make any edits needed in the new instance (your copy) of the AOI...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 10th, 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,781
Posted By willxfmr
Many places I have worked simply require a degree...

Many places I have worked simply require a degree in something to get a management type position. In one case company the I was working for hired a maintenance manager with a 2 year degree in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2020, 09:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,616
Posted By willxfmr
For a maintenance position, you should understand...

For a maintenance position, you should understand this sort of thing on day one. Every company has their own expectations and requirements, but this is actually a pretty simple exercise to complete....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 22nd, 2019, 10:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,078
Posted By willxfmr
I've got a few minutes until the next pot of...

I've got a few minutes until the next pot of coffee is done, so I'll take a poke at this one.

This answer is based on the assumption that somewhere in the question there is a freq drive of some...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 22nd, 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,189
Posted By willxfmr
Merry, Happy, Joyus, Winter holiday of your...

Merry, Happy, Joyus, Winter holiday of your choice Everyone.





Congratulations! I definitely don't want one of those for Christmas, but I'm very happy for you and the missus.


Bubba.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 12th, 2019, 10:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 11,586
Posted By willxfmr
Just because I'm a 3rd shift, knuckle dragging,...

Just because I'm a 3rd shift, knuckle dragging, coffee swilling Bubba does not give me the right to be ignorant. But please remember, there zero training dollars available, and YouTube can only take...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 938
Posted By willxfmr
I can't comment on how well it will work, but the...

I can't comment on how well it will work, but the program seems to be laid out well. I like the tag naming structure, and the descriptions, and don't think additional rung comments would be needed. I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2019, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,775
Posted By willxfmr
There are so many ways to skin this cat, it...

There are so many ways to skin this cat, it boggles the mind. Have seen seen most of the permutations and in each case the person implementing the idea was sure that how they did it was the only...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,969
Posted By willxfmr
This should not be too hard to sort out, but it...

This should not be too hard to sort out, but it would help greatly if you could add comments or descriptions to your ladder logic so we don't have to scroll back and forth to see what bit is for what...
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