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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By OkiePC
Bit of word addressing is done using the colon...

Bit of word addressing is done using the colon ":". I think bit of word indirection is not even possible.

So your machine will have a bit set for each day of the week it needs to run...
That's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2020, 11:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By OkiePC
You can actually test it pretty thoroughly with...

You can actually test it pretty thoroughly with the built in simulator and probably test out your communications to a real Click PLC. I believe the simulator will default to the PC main Ethernet...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By OkiePC
From what I interpret from this thread, I don't...

From what I interpret from this thread, I don't think it's logging data so much as just acting as a data buffer and serial to Ethernet converter between the Compactlogix and the serial radio network.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By OkiePC
Pretty sure that should work. They share Modbus...

Pretty sure that should work. They share Modbus TCP protocol support. The Click only supports a handful of simultaneous Modbus TCP clients (4 iirc). So as long as each Click doesn't need to talk...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By OkiePC
You're welcome Bob!

You're welcome Bob!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By OkiePC
What little experiences I have had with RV...

What little experiences I have had with RV wiring, boats, and one fiberglass car, the grounding is often done with wires connecting various metal parts together through the chassis. I'd suspect the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2020, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By OkiePC
In the L81E, I believe that SINTs and DINTs will...

In the L81E, I believe that SINTs and DINTs will be treated as signed integers. I am not sure at the protocol level whether that makes a difference, but you might try changing the panelview data...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By OkiePC
I don't deal with PanelViews much, but that...

I don't deal with PanelViews much, but that sounds like it could be the case. In our conversions, the N files and B files were converted into arrays of SINTs. I ended up editing the tag names of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2020, 04:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 172
Posted By OkiePC
In the Studio 5000 tag properties check the...

In the Studio 5000 tag properties check the external access settings for those tags and make sure they're "Read/Write".

I think this is the default, but who knows what the project migrator tool...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2020, 11:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 430
Posted By OkiePC
I've only used the migration tool a couple of...

I've only used the migration tool a couple of times, and it was with newer version of Studio 5000. I followed the manual I have saved as "Converting PLC5 or CLS to Logix 1756-rm085_-en-p.pdf" and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 685
Posted By OkiePC
Back in the olden days when I was a skinny...

Back in the olden days when I was a skinny teenager, I spent many hours upside down under the dash of vehicles installing audio equipment and got pretty good at it. In that era, ignition noise was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By OkiePC
I have been running the latest version of PB32 on...

I have been running the latest version of PB32 on Windows 7 and Windows 10 using the workaround referenced above. I used to always recommend using a memory card for program transfers (because it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 169
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, you must message at least whole integers. ...

Yes, you must message at least whole integers. If I need to exchange two bits, I will block off ten integers for the message. You will need spares and you can't online edit the rung with the MSG...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 01:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 389
Posted By OkiePC
Spend the $650. That is about right. ...

Spend the $650. That is about right. Surprisingly, that price has actually gone down slightly in the past few years. I say spend it because you will gather info from the uploads of the HMIs that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 01:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By OkiePC
The CPW is right for a ML1400. It is a bit for...

The CPW is right for a ML1400. It is a bit for bit copy. The Length for CPW is the number of 16 bit "words" to copy. This is different than the COP which bases the length on the number of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2020, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By OkiePC
What is the Ethernet Link Speed? Some of the...

What is the Ethernet Link Speed? Some of the older 5/05s only support 10mb half duplex and that can create havoc for devices on the network set up for auto-configure.

Also how many addresses are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By OkiePC
When I worked in the food industry, I found out...

When I worked in the food industry, I found out that cardboard is highly reflective. I used to have a table listing generic materials and the relative reflectivity. Black rubber materials also can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2020, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 872
Posted By OkiePC
If you use retro-reflective, you want polarized...

If you use retro-reflective, you want polarized so it only senses the polarized reflector. If your sensor is pointed straight at (in line with) the travel path of the target, but you only want it to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2020, 05:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,485
Posted By OkiePC
There have been multiple revisions since that...

There have been multiple revisions since that build and a lot of fixes with very little documentation about the details of what they fixed.

I would recommend updating to the latest build...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2020, 09:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 626
Posted By OkiePC
It looks like they have a 1761-CBL-PM02 plugged...

It looks like they have a 1761-CBL-PM02 plugged into a null modem adapter connected to the RS-232 port on the HMI. So if you have a good serial port on your laptop, you could use that cable to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2020, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,318
Posted By OkiePC
We used some LS drives. Pretty easy to deal with...

We used some LS drives. Pretty easy to deal with and set up. We were using the H100 series. We found out that by default they do not enable input phase loss detection. We found that out after a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2020, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By OkiePC
I almost threw that out at a WAG. I found that...

I almost threw that out at a WAG. I found that you can't successfully make changes to the source values of those Data Limits at runtime without causing Crimson to puke down its leg. I have tried to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 617
Posted By OkiePC
I doubt you need to downgrade firmware, although...

I doubt you need to downgrade firmware, although that might help temporarily. It is likely that the database got corrupted. Load a known valid database image on a the root of a memory card and name...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2020, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By OkiePC
There might be a convoluted way to do it with a...

There might be a convoluted way to do it with a loop and indirect addressing, but the long winded brute force method will be cleaner in my opinion. It will be easy for future readers to understand...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By OkiePC
XIC Array[0].Bit OTE MyDINT.0 XIC Array[1].Bit...

XIC Array[0].Bit OTE MyDINT.0
XIC Array[1].Bit OTE MyDINT.1
XIC Array[2].Bit OTE MyDINT.2

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