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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 10th, 2019, 05:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Paully's5.0
Another option, create a UDT and embed the...

Another option, create a UDT and embed the comments there. Of course this changes your PLC program quite a bit. Create a "DailyReportData" UDT, with a single "DATA" REAL[12] array. Put the comments...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 10th, 2019, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By Paully's5.0
I turn to Excel and VBA for something like this. ...

I turn to Excel and VBA for something like this.

On large projects, I keep much of my project design information in various Excel tables. If you are comfortable with VBA, you could easily put...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 5th, 2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By Paully's5.0
This adds zero value to this thread. If you have...

This adds zero value to this thread. If you have an issue man up and call it out, don't hide behind sarcasm and flawed character traits.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 5th, 2019, 07:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By Paully's5.0
I'm a huge proponent of the Ignition platform....

I'm a huge proponent of the Ignition platform. Sepasoft is doing some great things and I think the product is starting to really mature. The OEE 2.0 release has been a great change for end users, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,201
Posted By Paully's5.0
I've been involved with MES projects over the...

I've been involved with MES projects over the past two years now. From an integrator perspective, the challenge is figuring out what MES means to the client, and what they actually want it to do for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 30th, 2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By Paully's5.0
here ya go!...

here ya go! https://www.amazon.com/Nightstick-XPP-5458G-Intrinsically-Permissible-Multi-Function/dp/B00K6C4760/ref=sr_1_18?keywords=hard+hat+lamp&qid=1559231290&s=gateway&sr=8-18
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 30th, 2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,443
Posted By Paully's5.0
I have been using lamps more and more myself. I...

I have been using lamps more and more myself. I end up in too many dark places it seems. I have been using just a head lamp that you can find at the hardware store, however the nylon strap doesn't...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 29th, 2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 566
Posted By Paully's5.0
So he has spent a lot of time writing custom...

So he has spent a lot of time writing custom interfaces for things that are standard in the industrial control space, "ease of implementation".



Right, because his background is computer...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 24th, 2019, 03:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Paully's5.0
My go to is IFM Effector...

My go to is IFM Effector (https://www.ifm.com/us/en/category/050/050_010)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 24th, 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By Paully's5.0
Sounds like you were talking to me! Haha,...

Sounds like you were talking to me! Haha, probably not, I'm working on a project on the East Coast using ASi and ControlLogix.

Sounds like food & beverage and you are getting various valves...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 22nd, 2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Paully's5.0
Completely agree. If the safety team starts...

Completely agree.

If the safety team starts to read NFPA70E, and they read about shock hazards and PPE requirements above 50v and use that as a starting point for safety policies then you'll get...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 21st, 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 510
Posted By Paully's5.0
Arc Flash has been a hot topic for 10 years now,...

Arc Flash has been a hot topic for 10 years now, I personally think the risks should be mitigated through engineered solutions whenever possible. Isolation of high/low voltage and these types of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By Paully's5.0
Different languages represent logic differently...

Different languages represent logic differently so not all instructions need to be represented the same way.

MOV instruction is required in ladder because there isn't any other way to accomplish...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2019, 10:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 659
Posted By Paully's5.0
Nope, why not build your own given how much...

Nope, why not build your own given how much control you want? You might be more interested in a mobile controller that provides C functionality. Perhaps a step closer to what you're looking for but I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2019, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Paully's5.0
Bits are counted right to left (.31, .30, .29 ......

Bits are counted right to left (.31, .30, .29 ... .2, .1, .0)

Because DB1.MSKCtrlINOUTAggraf only has .9 set to true, AND .9 in ShiftSeamRegister[0] is set to true that is all the logic cares...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By Paully's5.0
Bitwise AND compares two DINT values and passes...

Bitwise AND compares two DINT values and passes on the result.

Basic explanation:

AND
Source A: 0010 0101
Source B: 0010 0000

RESULT: 0010 0000 (value of 32)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 11th, 2019, 01:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,210
Posted By Paully's5.0
Define "meaningful". 5 Client plus tag...

Define "meaningful".

5 Client plus tag history is $6100 (Vision, Tag History, AB Drivers) and meets OP's requirements. Bring the price down further if you only need a single client license.

You...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 7th, 2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By Paully's5.0
I think I did something like this ~ 10 years ago...

I think I did something like this ~ 10 years ago to setup a test environment for an RSView 32 application. I feel like all I had to do was setup the OPC Topic on the machine and point it to the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2019, 07:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,015
Posted By Paully's5.0
Focus on Studio 5000, RSLogix 500 will only teach...

Focus on Studio 5000, RSLogix 500 will only teach you habits that don't translate to Studio 5000. Primarily, RSLogix 500 provides memory structures that are already defined, which you conform too....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 02:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By Paully's5.0
I will probably give them a go on my next...

I will probably give them a go on my next project. They really should be useful when you use multiple programs, take a look at Rockwell's fundamentals of modular programming guide. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 13th, 2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Paully's5.0
Here is my Wonderware Rant...

Here is my Wonderware Rant (http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showpost.php?p=551913&postcount=1) from ~ 6 years go.

Switched to Ignition in 2014 and haven't looked back. It is a better platform in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2019, 03:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Paully's5.0
Probably not in that instance, possibly a NAT...

Probably not in that instance, possibly a NAT device if I had IP Address conflicts.



...cringe Wonderware (just not a fan)



Have not heard of them, all of the MES solutions we are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,059
Posted By Paully's5.0
Ideally a SCADA/MES network is separated from any...

Ideally a SCADA/MES network is separated from any type of IO network. Many systems will have multiple Ethernet cards, one for 192.168.x.y for an IO network and one for 17.16.x.y for a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2019, 09:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,154
Posted By Paully's5.0
You and me both! Fudge, 13 years ago...pretty...

You and me both! Fudge, 13 years ago...pretty sure our Smilies are still the same :huh::scratch::teacher::beerchug:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 2nd, 2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 371
Posted By Paully's5.0
All three serve different purposes. UDTs -...

All three serve different purposes.

UDTs - Just good practice to ensure your code maintains structure and you don't end up with tags like this because someone was lazy:


HeatingZone1...
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