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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 17th, 2018, 10:20 PM
Replies: 2
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FT View ME, Versus Red Lion Crimson

Ok, whoever it was who told me I'd find FT View limiting... you are SOOO right!

I put a Panelview in this project because I wanted the software on my PC, and this would be a good job for an Allen...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Beautiful! That's what I wanted to know. Thanks!

Beautiful! That's what I wanted to know. Thanks!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2018, 11:53 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Safe-guarding my Allen Bradley software investment.

I've scored a project to upgrade an existing wind/unwind machine, and along with it the full version of Studio 5000, and FTView for Machine Edition.

I think of the money invested on this laptop (I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 353
61131-3: Uses of Arrays

I'm working on some 61131-3 training, and while I understand how to insert arrays into the data types, I have a hard time visualizing uses for them.... versus just adding bits to the program. It's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 1st, 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
I'm taking all of the comments in. Thanks! ...

I'm taking all of the comments in. Thanks!

I've spent a lot of drive time thinking about using SFC since posting this. It seems perfect for a couple of projects coming up. I went looking for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 31st, 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 753
61131-3, Sequential Function Chart... Anyone using it?

I'm working on my 61131-3 knowledge for some up-coming projects, and there is an automated saw on the list that would probably be the perfect project to use Sequential Function Chart instead of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 29th, 2018, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
BTW... First and foremost, I'm a tech. This...

BTW... First and foremost, I'm a tech. This tidbit is important to me, and a primary reason I got asked to quote this project. The customer has had some issues with the current machine, and he knows...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 29th, 2018, 02:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Thank all of you for your input!! I've had a busy...

Thank all of you for your input!! I've had a busy couple of days, so all I've been able to do is read what all of you wrote. As it stands right now, I'm going with:

Allen Bradley, 1769-L18ER
-No...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 26th, 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
I really appreciate the responses. I'm watching...

I really appreciate the responses. I'm watching the board today! I still hope to get more thoughts about the network.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2018, 10:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,792
Deterministic network choices...

I'm working on a project where I get to update the controls of a wind/unwinder machine, and I'm trying to decide different components of it. I'd like to chat a little about the network choice.

The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 24th, 2018, 07:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Just FYI... We isolated the problem today....

Just FYI...

We isolated the problem today. It was the signal from the load cell, before it reached the amplifier.

Got some good experience troubleshooting load cells with intermittent issues.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 24th, 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Wind-Unwind Troubleshooting (with graphic)

I was working at a customer's location yesterday and I came across an intermittent issue on their wind/unwind machine. I'm still trying to figure out what is causing it, but I thought I'd share a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 29th, 2018, 08:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
I'm using the 4-day trial period on a Windows 7...

I'm using the 4-day trial period on a Windows 7 virtual machine. I was hoping to print some of the ladders out, but the print function is grayed out. I suspect it's because it's in trial mode. That...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Thanks! I connected and uploaded the program to...

Thanks! I connected and uploaded the program to my PC. I'm having a cup of coffee and exploring the software and file this morning. I'm finding it harder to visualize what is going on... must be the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 654
Profacy- Machine Edition, Uploading controller logic to PC

I'm trying to connect for the first time to a Rx3I via Ethernet for the purpose of looking at the ladder logic and inputs/outputs while the machine is running. I do not have the original program...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Yes, I do have an issue. I wanted more than a bit...

Yes, I do have an issue. I wanted more than a bit set and reset. If the machine is off during the time shift, it gets screwed up. I put a little thought into it last night and wrote a little ladder...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 08:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Nevermind, I figured it out. The trick is to...

Nevermind, I figured it out.

The trick is to do it so the PLC knows whether or not it's in DST, even if it has been powered down during the change.

It boils down to one week in March, and one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Setting a "daylight savings" bit in Do-More PLC

Finishing up my first project with a Do-More PLC to install tomorrow morning. I'm working on small details.... like automatically adjusting for daylight savings time. I'm thinking the problem through...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Well.... I got this back from my...

Well....

I got this back from my distributor:

The unit you have is a PanelView Plus 600 terminal. This unit doesn’t have a replaceable backlight see below:

The following...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2018, 07:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Thanks! ....I wonder if there is any difference...

Thanks! ....I wonder if there is any difference between the Series C and Series D models.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2018, 04:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 653
Changing the backlight on a Panelview Plus 600

A customer just asked me if I can replace the backlight on this Panelview Plus 600 without affecting the memory.

Well.... I've programmed a Panelview about 10 years ago, but I've never tried to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 26th, 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
By the way.... I ended up quoting a package with...

By the way.... I ended up quoting a package with the C-More, 7" HMI. I'm looking forward to working with that and a DoMore PLC for bringing in the analog signal.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
(lightbulb turns on) Ah, yes.... of course. I'll...

(lightbulb turns on) Ah, yes.... of course. I'll download the Click software and see what they have for timers... and their tags. I only get to program once in a while, so I have to think about it a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Creating a visual "stopwatch" in C-More EA9

I have a possible project that I'm trying to land, and to keep the thing affordable to this particular customer, I'm checking out the C-More HMIs for the first time (vs. Red Lion). I've down-loaded...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Thanks for all of the replies. I think the Click...

Thanks for all of the replies. I think the Click PLC makes a lot of sense. I'll just use one with the integrated analog inputs... it's only $125. I'm looking at the DEMO software for the C-More EA9...
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