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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2018, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 856
Posted By Brandon_K
It would require a re-write of the HMI, but the...

It would require a re-write of the HMI, but the C-More EA9 HMI's have a built in web server that will deploy a executable on the PC, no configuration required.

I've done that with PC's, Amazon...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2018, 07:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By Brandon_K
Another option may be a hang an inexpensive PLC...

Another option may be a hang an inexpensive PLC near the sensor and have the other PLC read that via modbus or the like.

I've done exactly that with a Automation Direct Click with a thermocouple...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 894
Posted By Brandon_K
Morse Code?

Possibly a bit of an odd one for a PLC, but why not.

I need to display morse code messages on a indicator lamp, but I also need to be able to change them easily, so that rules out hard coded...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Brandon_K
Assuming you have no other analog devices...

Assuming you have no other analog devices connected;

You want to use diagram 3 on the ultrasonic sensor.

Brown +24v from power supply
Blue 0v from power supply
Black "I in 0+" on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 07:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Brandon_K
That's a great explanation and now I understand. ...

That's a great explanation and now I understand.

The issue cropped up when I had a program written to intercept modbus requests via a RS232 adapter and transform them into HTTP status messages (as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 05:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Brandon_K
I should clarify, when I say software in my...

I should clarify, when I say software in my previous post, I meant their ladder programming software. I have no experience with their HMI products, be it software or hardware.

I use a boat load...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 755
Posted By Brandon_K
I've played with them. It feels like a hybrid of...

I've played with them. It feels like a hybrid of a Arduino that runs ladder code. Hardware feels cheap. The inputs are only protected with pull down resistors, no opto isolation. For some...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2017, 05:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,008
Posted By Brandon_K
Easy to access pricing and stock availability is...

Easy to access pricing and stock availability is exactly why I started with AD PLC's. I've been using Productivity 2000 and Click exclusively for the last 2 years.

On the flip side of that coin,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 2nd, 2017, 01:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By Brandon_K
What are you trying to power downline that is...

What are you trying to power downline that is POE? All of the UniFi gear is 802.3af/at at this point. Of course if you're using a Rocket or something for PtP/PtMP that doesn't do you any good. You...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 30th, 2017, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Brandon_K
I guess that depends on the fan and what you want...

I guess that depends on the fan and what you want to monitor? Do you want to monitor motor shaft speed? If it's belt drive, do you want to measure driven shaft speed? Do you not really care, you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 29th, 2017, 02:17 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Brandon_K
That's pretty cool. Adjustable set point on the...

That's pretty cool. Adjustable set point on the CT then? Definitely seems overkill for the purpose at hand, but certainly something to keep in mind for future jobs.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 29th, 2017, 01:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,500
Posted By Brandon_K
I'm throwing in a simple vote for a magnetic or...

I'm throwing in a simple vote for a magnetic or inductive prox. Ultimately you want to know if the fan is turning. Have it detect the pulses over time, compare those. If it falls under, you know...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 27th, 2017, 10:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Brandon_K
Vehicle electronics and plant automation /...

Vehicle electronics and plant automation / engineering are two wildly different things.

Knowing anything about a proprietary protocol that there is little known about, outside of VW Group. It's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 26th, 2017, 09:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 812
Posted By Brandon_K
VAS is a proprietary interface for VW, similar to...

VAS is a proprietary interface for VW, similar to GM Tech2. What are you trying to do?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2017, 08:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 419
Posted By Brandon_K
Is transferring data via serial modbus not a...

Is transferring data via serial modbus not a possibility?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 9th, 2017, 01:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By Brandon_K
If you find a active 24v 802.3at/af splitter,...

If you find a active 24v 802.3at/af splitter, please post it. I've been looking and can't find a readily available unit. I've also found many that claim 24v in the listing, but never are, only...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 9th, 2017, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Brandon_K
To clarify, I wasn't saying managed switches are...

To clarify, I wasn't saying managed switches are bad. But if you improperly set one up because you don't understand 80% of what is in it, you'll be chasing random issues around constantly.

The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 9th, 2017, 01:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,170
Posted By Brandon_K
That's a fun little project. HMI is...

That's a fun little project.

HMI is definitely a C-More Micro EA1 from AD. I use a ton of them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 9th, 2017, 10:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Brandon_K
When you say "you got the antenna", what does...

When you say "you got the antenna", what does that mean exactly?

I would personally drop in a industrial VPN and be done with it. You get access to your gear on their network, even remotely, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 5th, 2017, 06:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 856
Posted By Brandon_K
Something else to add, if he's the tech, why do...

Something else to add, if he's the tech, why do you care what hardware gets used? Would you allow him to tell you what PLC to use for a project?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 5th, 2017, 06:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By Brandon_K
What Bernie said. Without knowing the sensor, we...

What Bernie said. Without knowing the sensor, we can only grasp at guesses.

You say it's a PNP device which implies it doesn't have a sinking output. If that's the case, is it possible that Out...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 5th, 2017, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Brandon_K
That can be done with practically any CAD...

That can be done with practically any CAD software.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 5th, 2017, 06:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Brandon_K
Thanks guys. I never gave thought to the...

Thanks guys. I never gave thought to the usability in a HMI or SCADA.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 4th, 2017, 01:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 537
Posted By Brandon_K
Why do "Switch in STOP" tags exist?

This has always eaten away at me ever since I started programming PLC's.

Simply, why do "Switch in STOP" tags exist? If the PLC is in stop, then it's not running any logic, as such it's silly...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 3rd, 2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By Brandon_K
How was his advanced class? I took the beginner...

How was his advanced class? I took the beginner course a few years ago. Some of it I already knew, a lot I didn't.

I do ok for myself on most things, but I'm still having trouble wrapping my...
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