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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 05:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By Aardwizz
I've gotten rusty on my PanelView software, and...

I've gotten rusty on my PanelView software, and I've learned so many HMI packages over the years that I get confused over which software has which feature.

It's not clear as to whether you are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Aardwizz
My best advice is to separate your STATE engine...

My best advice is to separate your STATE engine from what they control -- i.e, the outputs.

Think in terms of STATES and TRANSITIONS. If you are in State X, what state(s) can you transition to,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2018, 05:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 159
Posted By Aardwizz
In ControlLogix, there are two independent...

In ControlLogix, there are two independent processors -- a logic solver and an I/O scanner. With I/O scanning running independent of logic, it is possible that the same input address will solve...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2018, 05:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Aardwizz
Yes, you can. The only stipulation is that the...

Yes, you can. The only stipulation is that the processor be in the same slot in the rack as the program calls for.

For best results, go into each I/O module's configuration, and on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Aardwizz
Here's my code as a one-rung. It is probably...

Here's my code as a one-rung.

It is probably less efficient than either the JMP/LBL or FOR+subroutine methods, although could be more efficient if the FLL & FAL branches are on different rungs...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2018, 02:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Aardwizz
There are two different methods here, with two...

There are two different methods here, with two different approaches.

#1 - Daba's FOR instruction, which calls a routine which preforms a RES on each timer.

#2 - My COP DINT[3x] Timer[x] one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 720
Posted By Aardwizz
The problem you face is that you have for an...

The problem you face is that you have for an array of TIMER[x], in essence, is an array of DINT[3x]. While the TIMER[x].ACC and .PRE are addressable by word using an FAL, the word the contains the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 5,163
Posted By Aardwizz
Remember that you can only automate what you know...

Remember that you can only automate what you know how to do. If (sections of) Teslas are being built by hand, it may be that the process isn't well characterized, and they need constant human...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 01:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Aardwizz
There's a difference between data and information.

Assuming that Bubba isn't sitting around waiting for the next thing to break for the next 4.5 hours.

Does it really take him 4+ hours to find a problem, and only 0.5 to fix it? Can you so the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 474
Posted By Aardwizz
Not in my lifetime; probably not in yours

Consider how much effort it takes to get a machine working, with some sort of operator interface attached.

Now double that, and you'll have the effort needed to get some sort of AR functional (not...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2018, 10:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 193
Posted By Aardwizz
I'm not sure what you mean by "gain rungs". ...

I'm not sure what you mean by "gain rungs".

The typical way to handle setpoint changes in a PID is not to 'stairstep' the setpoint (i.e., go directly from 140 to 30, or even from 140 to 130, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 744
Posted By Aardwizz
Engineers tend to be "solution-oriented" : ...

Engineers tend to be "solution-oriented" : there's a problem; here's the solution.

Managers tend to be "resource-oriented": there's a problem; how much will it cost to fix it, who will do it,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Aardwizz
You could try right-clicking on the routine that...

You could try right-clicking on the routine that contains the PID block in your original program and select "Export Routine"

Then in your v.20 file, right click on the Program you want that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2018, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 302
Posted By Aardwizz
Check your Factory Talk Activation Manager. ...

Check your Factory Talk Activation Manager.
The license for Studio 5000 Pro is RS5K_700.EXE
The license for the Emulator is WED32.EXE
(Note: these ".EXE" are not executable programs that you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 25th, 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Aardwizz
Simulation is for inputs

You generally wouldn't use a PID / PIDE block to to simulate, especially if the response that you're looking for is the result of a PID. Not saying that it's impossible, just not how I would...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By Aardwizz
Don't worry about your English -- your English is...

Don't worry about your English -- your English is probably better than my trying to speak whatever your native language is.

You are so deep in your logic that you're telling us your symptoms, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 6th, 2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By Aardwizz
There's one other limitation that you should be...

There's one other limitation that you should be aware of:

The page size can only be changed off-line, not online. Give yourself plenty of extra space when you create your FBDs, or you'll have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 6th, 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 137
Posted By Aardwizz
Welcome to the Forum! You seem to be asking...

Welcome to the Forum!

You seem to be asking several questions at once. The title of the question is "Word / Bit level addressing", but your question is a simple ladder diagram:

DI +----...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 6th, 2018, 12:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 241
Posted By Aardwizz
You'd be better off, as AutoMax said, using the...

You'd be better off, as AutoMax said, using the ladder-only FSC instruction. Because if it finds a non-zero register, the .POS tells you the first register that was non-zero, and you could move that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 5th, 2018, 03:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By Aardwizz
I'm pretty sure I've seen Auto Rung Verification...

I'm pretty sure I've seen Auto Rung Verification glitch. Not often, and I'm not sure what the root cause was (adding a rung in online, then going offline to finish the edit? having some online...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 5th, 2018, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 558
Posted By Aardwizz
Swag

And you're sure the code is complied? There's not a bunch of little 'i's making up the left-hand power rail of the rungs? I've seen it happen where even making off-line changes, Logix inserts them...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 29th, 2018, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 450
Posted By Aardwizz
More details

I'm working with the OP on this project, and want to provide some more information.

Back in the DOS/PC era, a KVM had a mechanical selector switch to toggle between two PCs. What we had hoped to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 20th, 2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Aardwizz
Welcome to the Forum! Do be aware that you...

Welcome to the Forum!

Do be aware that you should not be "looking for" solutions but "creating" solutions to this homework problem. If you happen to "find" something, you will learn nothing but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 5th, 2018, 04:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 631
Posted By Aardwizz
Not for the faint of heart

What could theoretically be done (not that I recommend it) is to create UDTs that have the same data structure(-ish) as the ALMD and ALMA tags, and COP the ALMD into the UDT, manipulate its string...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 1st, 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 614
Posted By Aardwizz
No, it's that the scripting capabilities of ME...

No, it's that the scripting capabilities of ME are limited. And access to configuring ODBC is going to depend on the platform that is running ME.

If you're trying to run a "skinny" batch system,...
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