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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I'm an old dog - ready to learn a new trick ... ...

I'm an old dog - ready to learn a new trick ...

assuming that we're still discussing Allen-Bradley systems - could you please give an example or two of a better way? ...

for one example -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 04:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By Ron Beaufort
for most PLCs (including Allen-Bradley) you...

for most PLCs (including Allen-Bradley) you should also consider the question:



in other words - are there some "states" or "conditions" that you want the PLC to remember after a "go to run"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I will gladly run the test that you suggested –...

I will gladly run the test that you suggested – but I am literally SWAMPED with work these days ... so - it might be quite awhile before I get a chance to experiment ...

here's a suggestion that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By Ron Beaufort
welcome to the forum ... take a look at the...

welcome to the forum ...

take a look at the following thread and see if you still feel the same way about the PIDE having an Integral action "windup" issue ...
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Ron Beaufort
something else to think about ... are you...

something else to think about ...

are you keeping the PLC-5 platform's I/O (1771 style) - or replacing it all with new ControlLogix style hardware? ...

if you're keeping the older hardware -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Ron Beaufort
go to an existing rung ... go into the edit mode...

go to an existing rung ... go into the edit mode (usually just a double-click on the rung number) ... now double-click the rung number again ... you should see some text such as "XIC Local:1:I.Data.0...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 276
Posted By Ron Beaufort
welcome to the forum ... if you'll attach...

welcome to the forum ...

if you'll attach your ENTIRE project file (.RSS extension) to this thread, then maybe one of the forum members will be able to do the "File Save As" operation for you ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By Ron Beaufort
since you're asking about the CompactLogix...

since you're asking about the CompactLogix platform, it would be a good idea to read up on this system's dedicated I/O Task - which has a task priority of 6 ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,025
Posted By Ron Beaufort
DISCLAIMER: I have NOT done any training work for...

DISCLAIMER: I have NOT done any training work for Tesla – and I don't know ANYTHING about what's "going on" with their automation (or lack thereof) – beyond what I have read in this particular thread...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Ron Beaufort
Greetings Scubasteve2365 ... regarding your...

Greetings Scubasteve2365 ...

regarding your question:



the simple answer is that the Integral action of Allen-Bradley's PIDE instruction does not "windup" (i.e. continue accumulating) once...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2018, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By Ron Beaufort
yes, 0.100 (PID) would convert to 6.000 (PIDE)...

yes, 0.100 (PID) would convert to 6.000 (PIDE) ...

if that doesn't work out for you, you might consider attaching your ENTIRE .ACD file to this thread (you'll have to zip it first - forum rule)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2018, 11:38 AM
Replies: 242
Views: 96,429
Posted By Ron Beaufort
see if this helps ... .

see if this helps ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 177
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this isn't going to help you too much - but just...

this isn't going to help you too much - but just to let you know, my copy of v31.00.00 works fine ... I'm running on Windows 7 Pro - SP1 - on a VMWare virtual machine ...

just for giggles - I'd...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By Ron Beaufort
make SURE that the chassis is PROPERLY grounded...

make SURE that the chassis is PROPERLY grounded ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 11th, 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,713
Posted By Ron Beaufort
sometimes you just can't get "there" from "here" ...

warning ... you're not going to like this answer ...

put the "math" aside for a second - and try this simple demonstration ...

just go to a "REAL" number location in the controller's memory -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 7th, 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this would be a good place to start ... ...

this would be a good place to start ...

http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/pm/1756-pm014_-en-p.pdf

welcome to the forum ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 555
Posted By Ron Beaufort
try doing a File Save As operation - and save the...

try doing a File Save As operation - and save the file as an L5K format ... those are usually much smaller ... then maybe you can zip and post the results ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 22nd, 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By Ron Beaufort
the fastest I've got in my lab gear is an L75 -...

the fastest I've got in my lab gear is an L75 - and I'm not at my lab this week ... maybe someone else can run an L8 model for us ...

I'm definitely interested in the results ... but then again -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 22nd, 2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I left all of the "time slice" settings at their...

I left all of the "time slice" settings at their defaults ...

I just made three runs of the "fastest" test again - this time while ONLINE through the AB_ENET-1 driver ...

123727 ... 123715...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 21st, 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,317
Posted By Ron Beaufort
comparing apples to apples ...

if you're really interested in "which arrangement runs faster" between the various programming styles, there's a simple test that you can run if you have a "spare" system available to experiment with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 12th, 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By Ron Beaufort
go through your ControlLogix code and find an MSG...

go through your ControlLogix code and find an MSG (Message) instruction which is set up as a BTW (Block Transfer Write) operation – which references the address of the specific IFE module that you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 1st, 2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,375
Posted By Ron Beaufort
way back when - I used to work for an...

way back when - I used to work for an Allen-Bradley distributor - we kept a couple of the old "programming terminals" on the top shelf ... we'd lend them out once or twice a year to customers who had...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I'm swamped these days - so no time to explain in...

I'm swamped these days - so no time to explain in detail ... but the general idea is to have the CLX read the same PV signal that the PLC-5 is seeing - then run that through your "best guess" of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 762
Posted By Ron Beaufort
is the old PLC-5 system still in operation and...

is the old PLC-5 system still in operation and controlling the system - and is the new ControlLogix system capable of reading Messages from the PLC-5 ???
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 568
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well, then ... how about the Tag Data...

well, then ...

how about the Tag Data Monitor Tool? ... it's too big and clunky for my personal preference - but maybe??? ...
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