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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By cardosocea
A State Machine may make debugging harder for...

A State Machine may make debugging harder for people that did not create it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 09:05 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,704
Posted By cardosocea
I didn't say it did... but it should make the...

I didn't say it did... but it should make the diver look a little bit worse than it did.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 02:27 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,704
Posted By cardosocea
I think Elon failed at calling someone a pedo......

I think Elon failed at calling someone a pedo... however, the diver was quite rude telling him to shove it where it hurts.

I get it... Elon going over there distracted people or brought about...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 02:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By cardosocea
Didn't see his code, so I'm not trying to defend...

Didn't see his code, so I'm not trying to defend him... but a lot of times companies want something but fail to specify it. If I have an ST or IL function that does exactly what I want and has been...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By cardosocea
Don't know the amount of time you've worked with...

Don't know the amount of time you've worked with or around offshore drilling, but in general you simply can't trust anything they say.
I don't know the people you're working with but after 9 years...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 03:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By cardosocea
Not trying to be funny... but who installed the...

Not trying to be funny... but who installed the calibrated torque test tube? Because the fact it is calibrated means nothing if the installation isn't correct and a slight angle can make a difference...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 02:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By cardosocea
How did you measure actual torque?

How did you measure actual torque?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 02:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,026
Posted By cardosocea
Mostly visualisation. A bunch of Boolean...

Mostly visualisation. A bunch of Boolean conditions tied with And's and Or's looks easier to pick up as electrical schematic (for electrically minded people), than a chain of if's or a single if.
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 02:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By cardosocea
The value is actually shown as 30.0, not 30....

The value is actually shown as 30.0, not 30. Therefore it is in floating point format. The e representation only appears if the value is higher than a certain number (can't remember which right now)....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By cardosocea
I've used one model in the past that converted a...

I've used one model in the past that converted a 4-20mA onto a voltage to be "eaten" by the heating resistor, but can't for the life of me find it now. :(
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 730
Posted By cardosocea
Wow... this is a first for me. A piece of...

Wow... this is a first for me.

A piece of code shows up on PLCtalk that I am 99% sure I know the author of.

Is the system called SoftSpeed or SoftTorque? I recognize the DB numbers and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By cardosocea
This is quite interesting as I've "moved" VM's by...

This is quite interesting as I've "moved" VM's by copying the virtual hard drive, creating a VM and pointing it to the virtual hard disk without issues. This was both on VMware and VirtualBox,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By cardosocea
Isn't there a way to block the Ethernet card to...

Isn't there a way to block the Ethernet card to only allow certain functions and therefore disable programming through it?
I was going to say that other brands can protect the PLC with a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By cardosocea
Not that I know of. I've heard and seen issues...

Not that I know of. I've heard and seen issues when changing the processor to something newer where the cycle time is too fast for some of the logic (this is a logic problem and nothing else)....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2018, 02:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By cardosocea
The PLC can also "ping" the Profibus address by...

The PLC can also "ping" the Profibus address by using SFC51, it's not as straightforward as plugging the Serial cable and checking the available nodes, but can be done.

If it is a firmware issue,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By cardosocea
Not really worth as a solution for OP, but my...

Not really worth as a solution for OP, but my brand new Siemens PG has a 25 pin Serial Port and 25 to 9 pin adapter. Other than that, Toughbooks are the way to go.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By cardosocea
Unless required by legislation, there is no way a...

Unless required by legislation, there is no way a company is installing a control panel with a padlock on the door in any plant I'm in charge of... unless of course they pay us for loss of production...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2018, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By cardosocea
Cool. I guess I'll go down this route and...

Cool.

I guess I'll go down this route and buy a few touch pens to avoid having to replace these on a daily basis too.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2018, 05:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By cardosocea
Cling film over HMI displays

Hello,

My manager showed me an old style MPxxx HMI from Siemens where the operators cover it with cling film to ensure they don't mess it up.

I'm now considering using one of their new...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 10:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By cardosocea
Other brands implement three access levels with...

Other brands implement three access levels with password. None, Read, Read-Write. It's up to the OEM to define what it should be.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By cardosocea
Unless the software distribution is managed...

Unless the software distribution is managed instead of passed on to the maintenance guys on a USB stick.

This being said, doesn't Rockwell, the best PLC brand in the world have the capability of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By cardosocea
I had a colleague of mine discover one offshore...

I had a colleague of mine discover one offshore Australia back in 2011. The software he was looking into had been a standard format for years and when he plugged in his laptop (which was not...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2018, 06:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 215
Posted By cardosocea
Some brands let you run C/C++ code in their...

Some brands let you run C/C++ code in their special processors so you can put that code alongside the normal code. I think Siemens is 1518-ODK... and previously (like ages ago) they had their M7...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By cardosocea
This isn't really feasible... companies aren't...

This isn't really feasible... companies aren't going to issue a "personal" laptop for use of their employees. And if they did it would be so shitty, that employees would likely use theirs either way....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2018, 02:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 947
Posted By cardosocea
I think it's established that Stuxnet made its...

I think it's established that Stuxnet made its way in via the engineers working at the plant.

Now, if you look at the number of engineers familiar with nuclear power that could travel in and out...
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