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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2019, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
Even relay outputs typically employ surge...

Even relay outputs typically employ surge suppression across the output contacts, thereby allowing a very small amount of leakage current.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2019, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I think they're asking for load resistors on...

I think they're asking for load resistors on discrete inputs to pull down leakage current through certain sensors that might otherwise cause a false "on" state at the input.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2019, 01:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I see. That's why I warned against doing a...

I see. That's why I warned against doing a calibration.

You may only calibrate IF-8 and IF-16 modules with a voltage source.

Connect the positive of your voltage source to "IN-x" and the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,500
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I agree. Slowing scan time won't fix bad logic....

I agree. Slowing scan time won't fix bad logic. Latch functions are useful, and I'm not one to say that latches should never be employed, but many people are opposed to the use of latches simply...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2019, 12:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
You don't need to "calibrate" the channels. You...

You don't need to "calibrate" the channels. You only need to "configure" them. There is a difference.

If you're using the single ended configuration for access to 16 channels at 4-20 mA, then you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2019, 11:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
0 to 359, or 1 to 360. Depends upon whether...

0 to 359, or 1 to 360.

Depends upon whether you prefer to call the zero point "0" or "360".
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,237
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
Pop rivets are more than adequate for DIN rail...

Pop rivets are more than adequate for DIN rail and wire duct, but I certainly wouldn't use them for mounting other components.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 9th, 2019, 09:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I have encountered scripts that rely upon the...

I have encountered scripts that rely upon the Windows time format using underscores ( _ ) rather than slashes ( / ).

I personally don't like to have an application rely upon a non-standard Windows...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 8th, 2019, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
The first thing I'd do is look at the conditions...

The first thing I'd do is look at the conditions that trigger the various scripts. I would assume that the scripts that stopped running had a different trigger condition from the others and that the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 5th, 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,251
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
You've obviously confused several posters here...

You've obviously confused several posters here with your description of the situation, but yes, it has long been standard practice to terminate panel wiring (from PLC IO points, pushbuttons or relay...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 1st, 2019, 01:43 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,294
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
Heh! I was pretty sure I'd seen it here on...

Heh!

I was pretty sure I'd seen it here on the forum. ;)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 29th, 2018, 05:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,294
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
Q: Why do programmers confuse Halloween with...

Q: Why do programmers confuse Halloween with Christmas?

A: Because OCT31 == DEC25.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 22nd, 2018, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
IF Tag == 0 would probably also work. I'm...

IF Tag == 0 would probably also work.

I'm not accustomed to seeing "false" as a scripting keyword.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 21st, 2018, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
You could simply power your HMI through an on...

You could simply power your HMI through an on delay timer.
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 21st, 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 453
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
Create a Memory Discrete tag called "CON_A_Done"...

Create a Memory Discrete tag called "CON_A_Done" and set it at the end of the CON_A script, then trigger the CON_B script when the CON_A_Done tag is true.

Reset the CON_A_Done tag at the end of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 8th, 2018, 09:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 265
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 4th, 2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I'm not familiar with this particular PLC, but if...

I'm not familiar with this particular PLC, but if it has a status bit or word that changes states on a regular basis, such as internal clock references, or if it has a flasher timer programmed, then...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 4th, 2018, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
In all honesty, my best recommendation would be...

In all honesty, my best recommendation would be to abandon these IO Server status monitors altogether and write a heartbeat routine instead to verify communications between the HMI and PLC.

There...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 4th, 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
View.exe is the name of the WindowViewer program....

View.exe is the name of the WindowViewer program. Rather than wondering whether it will work, why not simply try it and resolve your problem?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I would say that the time delay should be...

I would say that the time delay should be determined by what the normal idle time while running is for the equipment in question. I doubt there's a "one size fits all" value for this function.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2018, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 278
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I haven't with the TI500 server, but I have...

I haven't with the TI500 server, but I have encountered this issue with upgrades of older versions of InTouch.

What you need to do is to create a new Access Name for the WindowViewer runtime...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 29th, 2018, 04:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,049
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
When I first began to implement ACVS drives back...

When I first began to implement ACVS drives back in the early 1980s, motor lead length was not an issue of particular concern any more than with any other motor installation. Those early technology...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 29th, 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,022
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I was working on a project in Wyoming some years...

I was working on a project in Wyoming some years ago and a local electrician told me that I shouldn't knock it until I've tried it -- it ain't baaaaaaad. ;)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 23rd, 2018, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 478
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
I don't recall whether this is the same module,...

I don't recall whether this is the same module, but I remember encountering a clamp setting on a 1769 AO module configuration dialog and the default settings for the upper and lower clamps allowed no...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 13th, 2018, 03:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,772
Posted By Bit_Bucket_07
It's not necessary to kill the input power, so...

It's not necessary to kill the input power, so you should still be able to detect which E-Stop PB was activated.
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