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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2019, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Aabeck
I just checked the IDEC program for how it...

I just checked the IDEC program for how it controls a stepper motor.


In the attached screenshot the rate of the output is controlled by the DWord in the S1 register. Writing a different number...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2019, 09:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 896
Posted By Aabeck
What about using a stepper motor control output?...

What about using a stepper motor control output? They are independant of the PLC scan times.



The SLC line has a stepper card, and I work on some small automation machines with IDEC PLC's that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2019, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By Aabeck
What I would do to troubleshoot is XIC the...

What I would do to troubleshoot is XIC the PE_Cleared bit and count up a counter or ADD 1 to a DINT. That way you could see if it is going high once in a while.

Do this with the other OneShots as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 1st, 2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Aabeck
A similar way forced on or off outputs can be...

A similar way forced on or off outputs can be handled.


If a physical output is forced OFF, but that output is turned 'ON' in the program, any checks of that output will see it ON, even though...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 1st, 2019, 08:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Aabeck
The only thing I see wrong with that would be...

The only thing I see wrong with that would be someone looking at the IO cards to see what is on/off to see why something isn't running.

Having a compare turn on the bit in the input image file...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2019, 12:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Aabeck
Are the multiple sessions on one server more than...

Are the multiple sessions on one server more than one user on the same virtual desktop?

I was presuming multiple VM's on the same computer.

Maybe try installing RSLinx in each VM session as I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2019, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By Aabeck
The only reasonable thing I can think of is that...

The only reasonable thing I can think of is that the compares are used to shut off the inputs in the right conditions, not really turn them on. Are these rungs in a constantly scanned routine, or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2019, 12:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Aabeck
I have RSLinx Lite V4.00.01. That's what is...

I have RSLinx Lite V4.00.01.

That's what is on all my installations, and I just had 3 copies running.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,478
Posted By Aabeck
I bought this one ...

I bought this one (https://www.amazon.com/JIRVY-Headlight-Waterproof-Rechargeable-Batteries/dp/B072V44RKF/ref=sr_1_1_sspa?keywords=joovy+headlamp&qid=1559323482&s=gateway&sr=8-1-spons&psc=1)

3...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2019, 12:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 819
Posted By Aabeck
RSLinx is installed independently on each VM or...

RSLinx is installed independently on each VM or the main computer.

Are you saying if RSLinx is open in one VM that it will not open in another? Or the second VM runs, but can't communicate?
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 26th, 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,868
Posted By Aabeck
Just keep in mind it all boils down to: ...

Just keep in mind it all boils down to:


$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$


Everytime Rockwell can create a new version everyone that can't afford their T.C contract will have to buy...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 25th, 2019, 05:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,204
Posted By Aabeck
I would follow your gut feeling. If you want your...

I would follow your gut feeling. If you want your machines safer than the industry norm, do it.



On the side, for the reason to put in a proper E-stop circuit that removes the power to the line...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 21st, 2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
BachPhi, You mean the legality of...

BachPhi,


You mean the legality of installing Studio5K on more than one machine?


That is the purpose behind the ($175.00 US)USB dongle from Rockwell. It can be installed on as many PC's as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2019, 03:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
Phrog. That would have to be a very small...

Phrog.


That would have to be a very small project where the HMI could display all the DINT's, reals, timer presets, timer accumulators, then might as well add counter presets and accumulators as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2019, 09:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
I don't remember the brands I have, I just see...

I don't remember the brands I have, I just see what's the best deal at Staples. And, once the desktop is fully open I can have RS5K, CAD, FTView, Visual Studio, Excel, and be online working on full a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2019, 08:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
Actually my 2 primary laptops both have SSD's...

Actually my 2 primary laptops both have SSD's that have made a noticeable impact on booting, plus I have the BIOS set to quick boot. The Windows 10 laptop I would use for this PLC had a quad...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 18th, 2019, 02:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
Phrog, All of my laptops run Windows, the...

Phrog,
All of my laptops run Windows, the fastest open and boot I can do on any of them would be about 5 minutes before I could open a program - after I bring it in the shop.
The PC on the machine...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 18th, 2019, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
I find it easier & faster to open it on the...

I find it easier & faster to open it on the computer already connected and online. I can leave the laptop(s) in the car.



Plus I prefer a regular keyboard and mouse over the laptop.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 18th, 2019, 11:07 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
I do know the date thing works from installing a...

I do know the date thing works from installing a 30 day trial of Norton anti-virus. Installed, had to reboot, and as soon as it came back on it popped up the 30 day trial was over - the computer...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 18th, 2019, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
I have had bad results setting up passwords in...

I have had bad results setting up passwords in Factory Talk services.


And there are so many DINTs, reals, timers and counters, and some of them are not set constant values, that longing their...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 18th, 2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
Ron, That sounds like a great idea. Just one...

Ron,

That sounds like a great idea. Just one little improvement -

Copy the executable to the dongle G:\Real\ folder, but in a G:\Backup\ folder on the dongle make a copy of RSLogix5.exe and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 18th, 2019, 08:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,330
Posted By Aabeck
Studio 5K Disabling Grace Period License

I haven't found this on a search of the forum or Rockwells KB.

Is there a way to disable RSL/Studio5K from creating a grace period license?

I keep my licenses on a USB dongle I carry with me. I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 16th, 2019, 08:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 518
Posted By Aabeck
Sounds like a machine I had to upload the PV1000...

Sounds like a machine I had to upload the PV1000 [not Plus] project. It was a complicated machine with many screens and tags.



The upload took 35 minutes. Thinking something was wrong mid-way...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 16th, 2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By Aabeck
Another thing to take into consideration is...

Another thing to take into consideration is induced eddy currents through the frame or rollers that could create a magnetic field.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 15th, 2019, 01:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 746
Posted By Aabeck
I have found, even from big machinery builders,...

I have found, even from big machinery builders, that frequently what is put on a machine being built is heavily dependent on what they have left over from previous builds.


Using 240V heaters on...
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