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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 17th, 2019, 12:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 569
Posted By rdrast
I do what sparkie suggests. I may even use more...

I do what sparkie suggests.
I may even use more than one IO map for inputs, and more than one for outputs, if I have that many.


For bits, I just make a rung for each module (*), with branches...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2019, 04:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By rdrast
How about keeping it simple, and using one rung...

How about keeping it simple, and using one rung with 7 branches.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 23rd, 2019, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,211
Posted By rdrast
Well, feel free to disagree. I had a quote to my...

Well, feel free to disagree. I had a quote to my distributor for about $200k. He returned with $170k. Identical quote to another supplier came back at 120k. I'm not even going to let the guy that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 22nd, 2019, 03:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By rdrast
I think I actually check my LinkedIn account...

I think I actually check my LinkedIn account about once every two or three years. Mostly, I just have the emails from there moved automagically to my trash folder.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 22nd, 2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,211
Posted By rdrast
Just buy it at the cheaper price. The whole "AB...

Just buy it at the cheaper price.
The whole "AB Distributor System" exists only to charge a high price for very little benefit.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 15th, 2019, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By rdrast
If you are directly starting them at full...

If you are directly starting them at full voltage, I'd say inrush current is the issue.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 5th, 2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By rdrast
Why do you want to update the firmware in a PLC5?

Why do you want to update the firmware in a PLC5?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 3rd, 2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 637
Posted By rdrast
COP or CPS instructions. CPS executes always in...

COP or CPS instructions.
CPS executes always in one scan, COP can be multiple scans.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 1st, 2019, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By rdrast
Easiest solution? Ditch FactoryTrashView, and...

Easiest solution?
Ditch FactoryTrashView, and use Ignition.
One alias. Done.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 30th, 2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 621
Posted By rdrast
If you are stuck with small 120V single phase,...

If you are stuck with small 120V single phase, the best solution I have found is to just use a DC motor and a small drive.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2019, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By rdrast
Of course that all assumes that you start up at...

Of course that all assumes that you start up at that exact "Time[]".
Really, this is pointless.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 24th, 2019, 03:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,065
Posted By rdrast
If you have a grounded outlet, it MUST be tied to...

If you have a grounded outlet, it MUST be tied to ground.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2019, 12:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By rdrast
Seriously, the AB Modbus code is horrendous. It...

Seriously, the AB Modbus code is horrendous. It is also HUGE. Using a dedicated gateway probably ends up being much cheaper then upgrading an AB CPU for more memory.


Use a gateway. Spectrum's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2019, 11:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,436
Posted By rdrast
I've got 8 or 10 2000's scattered around, that...

I've got 8 or 10 2000's scattered around, that have been running for a couple of years almost flawlessly. One system had some issues where the CPU would fault and stop, but that ended up being just...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2019, 11:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 775
Posted By rdrast
A true historian is generally something that...

A true historian is generally something that handles data from all over the plant, not just one line.


It also allows for historical tags to be added, scan times modified, and deleted without...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2019, 02:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,402
Posted By rdrast
What are you problems, and how do you think an...

What are you problems, and how do you think an AOI will help?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 14th, 2019, 09:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 776
Posted By rdrast
Best I've found, is a blower like one of these...

Best I've found, is a blower like one of these...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 424
Posted By rdrast
You don't work with Rockwell Software much, do...

You don't work with Rockwell Software much, do you?


And hard drive space is insanely cheap anyway.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2019, 03:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By rdrast
Basics, same subnet?

Basics, same subnet?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By rdrast
One DINT. GSV | Module | EntryStatus. If it...

One DINT.
GSV | Module | EntryStatus.
If it equals 16384 (0x4000, 0100 0000 0000 0000b), the module is running.

If it isn't running, you can get more information from:
GSV | Module | FaultInfo
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2019, 03:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 775
Posted By rdrast
Personally, I would stock it with some...

Personally, I would stock it with some inexpensive signal conditioners, and ISOLATORS.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2019, 03:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 409
Posted By rdrast
If you are just telling it to start and stop,...

If you are just telling it to start and stop, sure.
If you are trying to do actual motion control, YOU need to do more research.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2019, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 393
Posted By rdrast
You also can't subnet MAC addresses.

You also can't subnet MAC addresses.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2019, 03:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 277
Posted By rdrast
Sure. Take a look at the WirelessHart devices...

Sure. Take a look at the WirelessHart devices from Pepperl+Fuchs (https://www.pepperl-fuchs.com/global/en/10028.htm).
You need one master interface, for up to 255 devices, but the field devices can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2019, 05:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 461
Posted By rdrast
Obligatory remark: <cough> ...

Obligatory remark:


<cough> Ignition.
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