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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 19th, 2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 863
Posted By mendonsy
Mice .... here's one example that fried an...

Mice .... here's one example that fried an electromechanical timer.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By mendonsy
The output waveform of VFDs can damage the...

The output waveform of VFDs can damage the winding of motors which are not deigned for inverter use. That is mostly older motors but can include new ones also. Adding a reactor between the VFD and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2019, 08:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By mendonsy
It seems like you should be able to look at what...

It seems like you should be able to look at what parts you have used for service calls over the past year and create a master list of parts to stock your van.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By mendonsy
Check out technotes 5057 and 5059 on the Maple...

Check out technotes 5057 and 5059 on the Maple Systems website. They describe the upload procedures for USB and direct connections.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2019, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By mendonsy
I have the Rhino 5200 also. It seems to work fine...

I have the Rhino 5200 also. It seems to work fine other than wasting more label stock than I think it should, but I guess that "feature" is common to almost all of them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 1st, 2019, 12:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,249
Posted By mendonsy
According to most customers it is always the...

According to most customers it is always the program. The damaged wiring, missing sensors, and broken mechanical parts are never the problem.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 28th, 2018, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,041
Posted By mendonsy
The Omron E2E2 series is stainless and rated IP67...

The Omron E2E2 series is stainless and rated IP67 and 1200 psi washdown.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 26th, 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 506
Posted By mendonsy
The CP1L-EL20DR-D is correct, but for two analog...

The CP1L-EL20DR-D is correct, but for two analog inputs and outputs you would need a CP1W-MAB221 option module.
The CP1L-M30DR-A will support analog expansion units, but it would require two units...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,025
Posted By mendonsy
Retrofits can certainly be interesting,...

Retrofits can certainly be interesting, particularly the ones that have to be done without shutting the system down. They can also be long and tedious for the same reason. After 35 years of doing...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 12th, 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 830
Posted By mendonsy
Eldon enclosures are a Rittal clone but are less...

Eldon enclosures are a Rittal clone but are less expensive. I also use Saginaw for NEMA 4 and 12. I haven't had any quality issues with either brand. Factorymation sells both of them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2018, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 738
Posted By mendonsy
I have always used a cleverly hidden toggle...

I have always used a cleverly hidden toggle switch object to toggle LB9062 on/off. If you just want to directly set the date and time, you can use numeric entry objects to set the values in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 28th, 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By mendonsy
Those are both made by Datcon. The oil sender is...

Those are both made by Datcon. The oil sender is a variable resistor. The temp sensor doesn't say what it is, but it appears that both connect to ground. They suggest that you contact a dealer....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 23rd, 2018, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By mendonsy
Another approach is to have a scheduled task that...

Another approach is to have a scheduled task that runs once every second (or minute) based on the internal clock bits P_1s or P_1min. With a task of this type you can do whatever is needed at a fixed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 22nd, 2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 418
Posted By mendonsy
The TIML(553) instruction is supported for the...

The TIML(553) instruction is supported for the CP1E using CX-Programmer v9.6. Not sure why you would be having a problem using it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,219
Posted By mendonsy
Here's a similar but less expensive alternative...

Here's a similar but less expensive alternative to the Omron.
https://www.factorymation.com/SG2-10HR-A
I have had good luck with using them for small projects.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 19th, 2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By mendonsy
You will either need a crossover cable if...

You will either need a crossover cable if connecting directly to a PC or a switch if connecting through a network. You will also need to be sure that the IP address of the PC and HMI are in the same...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 8th, 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By mendonsy
I don't know of a supplier, but I have made my...

I don't know of a supplier, but I have made my own version of this by using a small 12 volt DC power supply with a DC relay wired in series to the probe. When the probe makes continuity it closes the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 7th, 2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 321
Posted By mendonsy
It appears that T23 will only be on for one scan....

It appears that T23 will only be on for one scan. If the first line of rung 13 is true during that scan then T21 will remain on.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 1st, 2018, 06:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By mendonsy
Converting floating point (REAL) to BCD requires...

Converting floating point (REAL) to BCD requires two steps. You must first use the FIX instruction to convert the floating point value to binary (INT) then use the BCD instruction to convert the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 31st, 2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 930
Posted By mendonsy
Would pressure sensitive safety mats work???

Would pressure sensitive safety mats work???
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 29th, 2018, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,674
Posted By mendonsy
I made some guides for my jigsaw to get straight...

I made some guides for my jigsaw to get straight cuts without scratches. They are two pieces of 1/4" plate with a 1/8" gap between them. I added some key stock guides to keep the saw centered and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 22nd, 2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 833
Posted By mendonsy
I have two different versions made by T&B. Both...

I have two different versions made by T&B. Both work well.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 4th, 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By mendonsy
If there is any possibility of stray voltage on a...

If there is any possibility of stray voltage on a digital signal line it is best to install an interposing relay between the wire and the PLC. It is much better to toast a $10 relay than to damage a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,117
Posted By mendonsy
I suspect that the problem is probably in the...

I suspect that the problem is probably in the device driver that EZwarePlus loads for your PLC. There have occasionally been similar problems with the Omron drivers.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 10th, 2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,206
Posted By mendonsy
I suspect you will also need to be concerned...

I suspect you will also need to be concerned about the amount of heat that the motor will generate with all the starting and stopping. It will probably at least need a constant running cooling fan.
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