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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
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Posted By ASF
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By ASF
You keep the timer coil energised at all times....

You keep the timer coil energised at all times. As long as you keep power on it, it will keep "flashing" on and off at whatever interval you set.


If you need to restart during the off cycle, you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By ASF
"a very short distance" is pretty arbitrary. If...

"a very short distance" is pretty arbitrary. If you're assembling wheels on a model train, "a very short distance" might mean 1-2mm. If you're assembling wheels on mining equipment, "a very short...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 601
Posted By ASF
I feel your pain. I had to work on a program once...

I feel your pain. I had to work on a program once that had almost no coils, but thousands of latch bits. There were, however, no unlatch bits at all. Zero. Instead, they used a masked move...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2018, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 223
Posted By ASF
The simplest way of implementing a watchdog using...

The simplest way of implementing a watchdog using P/C is just to have the P/C tag be a UDT where the first element is of type CONNECTION_STATUS. This creates two BOOL tags: ConnectionFaulted and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2018, 06:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By ASF
Schneider RE17RLMU...

Schneider RE17RLMU (https://www.schneider-electric.com/en/product/RE17RLMU/asymmetrical-flashing-relay---1-s..100-h---24..240-v-ac---1-oc/).
Assymetrical flash timer, power it on and it "flashes"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2018, 06:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By ASF
The PanelView Plus that you currently have and...

The PanelView Plus that you currently have and the PanelView Plus 6 consist of two separate components: the display module and the logic module. The display module is the physical touchscreen that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2018, 12:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By ASF
I think you're looking at this the wrong way. ...

I think you're looking at this the wrong way.


The entry fields on the page will just be regular entry fields, except that the connection won't be hard coded to a PLC address, it'll be assigned...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2018, 05:47 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 266
Posted By ASF
First question: kinda-sorta-not really. ...

First question: kinda-sorta-not really.


Studio 5000 is *almost* like TIA portal in that it has Logix Designer (the PLC programming software) and View Designer (HMI programming software for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By ASF
When you copy a global object to a display, it...

When you copy a global object to a display, it creates it with the default parameters as they existed at the time you copied it. If you change a global object default, it does not update any...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 809
Posted By ASF
There's a Link Size parameter that you have to...

There's a Link Size parameter that you have to uncheck. When you define the global object, you can define whether the Link Size parameter is true or false by default - by default, the default is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 122
Posted By ASF
SE does not create runtime applications. ...

SE does not create runtime applications.


SE is not a neat "package". It's a server-client relationship. You install the server on a machine, and then one or more clients interrogates the server...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2018, 06:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By ASF
Welcome to the forum! You will need to...

Welcome to the forum!


You will need to use VBA. In SE, events happen at the server level, but the VBA runs at the client level. The server has no idea what display is currently being displayed -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2018, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By ASF
There are a few reasons why your PLC may not have...

There are a few reasons why your PLC may not have shown up in BOOTP. First step is to make sure you disable any wi-fi adaptors (or any network adaptors except the one you're connected to the PLC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By ASF
If AustralIan has got the requirement correct,...

If AustralIan has got the requirement correct, look into the copy instruction. It's about your only option for moving data around, and it has a lot of different options. I'm pretty sure one of them...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 12:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 255
Posted By ASF
Just configure the producer as a 1756-L61S. I'm...

Just configure the producer as a 1756-L61S. I'm pretty sure that I've done similar in the past - as long as you substitute a controller that's got the same effective communications path, it should...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,797
Posted By ASF
The safety requirements of ISO13849 specify that...

The safety requirements of ISO13849 specify that you must protect against "foreseeable misuse". Not "all possible misuse". You're not expected to be a fortune teller, only to assess the machine and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2018, 10:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 783
Posted By ASF
I use a macbook pro with a 1TB SSD. Expensive?...

I use a macbook pro with a 1TB SSD. Expensive? Yes. Worth the cost? 100%.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,797
Posted By ASF
The issue at play is "fault masking". ...

The issue at play is "fault masking".


Let's forget e/stops for a moment, and talk about dual-channel guard switches.


You put two guard switches in series, Guard 1 and Guard 2. Guard 2...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2018, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 438
Posted By ASF
I haven't used that software either, so can't...

I haven't used that software either, so can't help you with the analog side of it, but consider doing this with one timer and no counters.


Each time the timer completes it would perform some...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2018, 05:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 308
Posted By ASF
It won't be your ethernet dropping out that...

It won't be your ethernet dropping out that causes it. If you lose your ethernet connection to a drive, all the input data stays in the last known state. The drive is turning off it's AtReference tag...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2018, 05:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By ASF
That can have it's drawbacks as well - if the...

That can have it's drawbacks as well - if the "master" PLC goes offline for any reason, you lose data from all PLC's. Depending on the application that may be fine - but there are plenty of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 12th, 2018, 05:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By ASF
FTView does it a couple of ways, parameter files...

FTView does it a couple of ways, parameter files (ME or SE) and direct tag calling (SE only).


Parameter files works like this...


I have a popup that controls a motor. So it has a start...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 11th, 2018, 08:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By ASF
The ability to pass parameters to a display would...

The ability to pass parameters to a display would be a massive help also. The inability to do that easily is kind of a dealbreaker for me at the moment.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 6th, 2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,116
Posted By ASF
Thanks Okie, I'll have a look into widgets. If...

Thanks Okie, I'll have a look into widgets. If you do get around to making that video, that'd be awesome!
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