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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 280
Posted By Steve Bailey
How do you know that auto mode is not working? Is...

How do you know that auto mode is not working? Is it as simple as a lamp on the control console labeled "Auto Mode" not lit? If so, make sure the bulb isn't burned out and the fuse protecting that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 641
Posted By Steve Bailey
Since every individual has his own definition of...

Since every individual has his own definition of "stressful", it's hard to say.
How will you react to the production manager asking you, "do you know how much downtime costs on this line"? How good...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2018, 08:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 101
Posted By Steve Bailey
I have no actual experience running PME under a...

I have no actual experience running PME under a non-supported OS.
Try installing. It may abort the install if it detects a non-supported OS. If it installs, it should run, but since it isn't...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2018, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By Steve Bailey
Logicmaster has been obsolete for fifteen years....

Logicmaster has been obsolete for fifteen years. You get to it through one of the F keys that you don't use very often. It might even be in the configuration half of the software. I don't start up my...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 66
Posted By Steve Bailey
I'm not going to argue over which way is...

I'm not going to argue over which way is "better".
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,716
Posted By Steve Bailey
Go online with the PLC. Under the "Target" menu,...

Go online with the PLC. Under the "Target" menu, select "Online Commands" and then "Show Status". Select the "Sweep" tab.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 66
Posted By Steve Bailey
I would create two subroutines or function blocks...

I would create two subroutines or function blocks called "Byte_to_Word" and "Word_to_Byte". Use the first to assemble your message as I described above after having created the message using a WORD...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 66
Posted By Steve Bailey
Would it not be easier to set up a WORD array for...

Would it not be easier to set up a WORD array for the message string? Using the same values as your BYTE array but using a WORD array you can combine the six words into your three WORD message by:...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Steve Bailey
I expect "High side" means the module will report...

I expect "High side" means the module will report maximum value in the event of an open circuit, but it would be one of the first things I would verify once I had the actual hardware in hand.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Steve Bailey
Strange wording, but could it be about the...

Strange wording, but could it be about the behavior in response to an open circuit? If you are using the thermocouple as the feedback in a heating application, you typically want an open circuit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Steve Bailey
Everyone who posts here trying to find a way to...

Everyone who posts here trying to find a way to get around password protection has some variation of that same story. The burden is on you to prove a legitimate need. You'll have to go to either the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 121
Posted By Steve Bailey
The legitimate way to learn a password is to get...

The legitimate way to learn a password is to get it from the person who set it up. Discussion of methods to circumvent passwords is not permitted here.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 10th, 2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By Steve Bailey
The advice from the two previous posts is...

The advice from the two previous posts is accurate. Any decent commercial insurance broker should be able to steer you in the right direction and find an underwriter for you.
There are three types...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 9th, 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 92
Posted By Steve Bailey
It has been a long time since I used the...

It has been a long time since I used the handheld, although I still have one. As long as the firmware version is compatible the handheld should work OK. Unfortunately, I don't know what (if any)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By Steve Bailey
When my business was open I also had a 4-hour...

When my business was open I also had a 4-hour minimum for any job. The customer always knew that before I went in. In the case of new customers who had heard about me through a referral from someone...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 4th, 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 145
Posted By Steve Bailey
I can transfer a pretty wide range of numeric...

I can transfer a pretty wide range of numeric data with 4 bytes. In that same 4 bytes I can transfer four characters of string data. If the string is supposed to be a number, 8 bytes limits me to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 3rd, 2018, 07:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By Steve Bailey
I used the PanelMate PowerPro software. There is...

I used the PanelMate PowerPro software. There is a "Print" option under the "Files" menu. I select all pages and all options.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,054
Posted By Steve Bailey
Here it is. Split into two files due to site...

Here it is. Split into two files due to site limits.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By Steve Bailey
Is it trying to use COM1? A USB mouse will most...

Is it trying to use COM1? A USB mouse will most often be a higher COM port number. If you have RSLogix and RSLinx installed on the same computer, check to make sure RSLinx has relinquished the port....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 31st, 2017, 01:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By Steve Bailey
For those cases where the hardware you need to...

For those cases where the hardware you need to connect to was current when an RS232 serial COM port was the state of the art, you may need to maintain a computer that was state of the art at the same...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 31st, 2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 525
Posted By Steve Bailey
What do you expect anyone here to do for you?...

What do you expect anyone here to do for you? Either you are qualified for the position or you aren't. Answer the questions they put to you as best you can. Admit it when you don't know the answer,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 29th, 2017, 03:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,571
Posted By Steve Bailey
As Hemingway said, "Isn't it pretty to think so",...

As Hemingway said, "Isn't it pretty to think so", but I think its a pipe dream.
My client base was not huge and a significant percentage of it was GE gear. Even so, I was never able to consolidate...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 28th, 2017, 05:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 255
Posted By Steve Bailey
They call it a "Solution Provider License". You...

They call it a "Solution Provider License". You get access to all of their software. Talk to your local distributor. The request has to start with them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 27th, 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 211
Posted By Steve Bailey
You should consider everything you learn in the...

You should consider everything you learn in the week-long training as use it or lose it. If you aren't going to be working with the equipment you're getting trained on you'll forget most of what you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 26th, 2017, 12:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 607
Posted By Steve Bailey
Only if both the Start and Stop buttons were...

Only if both the Start and Stop buttons were wired to the PLC input through normally open contacts. It is not unusual to find that all contacts on Stop buttons are normally closed.
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