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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 01:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 54
Posted By Saffa
I don't use PF drives much so no idea what...

I don't use PF drives much so no idea what parameter it would be, but what is your minimum speed set to? If min is at 60hz then the drive will run up to that.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 01:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 70
Posted By Saffa
Agree with this. Use quick functions to keep...

Agree with this. Use quick functions to keep things tidy. I prefix the quick function name with Min_ so i they are super easy to identify
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 04:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 219
Posted By Saffa
http://polis.iupui.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/...

http://polis.iupui.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Phil4-300x198.png

If you have a boat, here's an option...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 13th, 2018, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Saffa
http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=9813...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=98133

Check out the last post. I haven't used this myself though, we very rarely do full downloads.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 04:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,398
Posted By Saffa
Another thing us crazies with 230V use is RCDs....

Another thing us crazies with 230V use is RCDs. At least for lights and sockets where Joe Public generally comes into contact with the zappy bits.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 02:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,398
Posted By Saffa
I think its a problem with a lot of smaller water...

I think its a problem with a lot of smaller water utilities. Here too. They pay peanuts so they get monkeys for engineers. Or worse, there's no electrical engineer on staff to make sure things get...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,398
Posted By Saffa
Here, where our phase to neutral voltage is 230V,...

Here, where our phase to neutral voltage is 230V, that is certainly quite common to have through a pushbutton or selector switch on a cabinet door. Yes, a lot of control stuff is now 24V and that's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 5th, 2018, 12:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By Saffa
If you have many IO to connect that cover such a...

If you have many IO to connect that cover such a distance, it would be worth considering remote IO of some form if the IO is grouped in the same physical location.

Pulling 3km of cable isn't fun....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 30th, 2018, 02:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,559
Posted By Saffa
The company I work for has global purchasing...

The company I work for has global purchasing agreements with a handful of big companies. We buy millions of dollars of gear annually. So naturally we get good pricing due to bulk purchasing.

Had...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2018, 05:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,094
Posted By Saffa
Ok a bit more digging... looks like you're right...

Ok a bit more digging... looks like you're right for SoMachine. As soon as you locate a variable to a %MW its no longer retained? That's bizarre.

I'm sure it doesn't work like that for the M221,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,094
Posted By Saffa
Look in the help file for persistent variables....

Look in the help file for persistent variables. You just need to define them. A bit like the "save" tick box in unity.

I only use soMachine basic and the procedure is a little different. The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2018, 02:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Saffa
I used these once but we only installed them. Not...

I used these once but we only installed them. Not sure how well they worked.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By Saffa
Moxa have some options. I would personally pick a...

Moxa have some options. I would personally pick a model that has VPN capability so you can secure it. Ideally your client would have a fixed IP at their head office and the cell modem vpn is set up...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By Saffa
If the program you have doesn't match, then when...

If the program you have doesn't match, then when you try and Go Online it'll say no file found and search for a .RSS file in your projects folder that matches the processor name and type.

You can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By Saffa
Is this a Rogue IT department, or some other...

Is this a Rogue IT department, or some other group of "Higher ups" with just enough knowledge to be dangerous?

If they so tightly control addressing etc to the LAN it sounds like they should be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 06:09 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Saffa
Since they stopped making the MagMaster, ABB...

Since they stopped making the MagMaster, ABB haven't made a new flowmeter that wasn't ****. So that's your first problem...

Is it metal pipe? If not, do you have grounding rings installed?

Is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 05:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By Saffa
We have an internal policy based on that doc....

We have an internal policy based on that doc. None of our client owned sites meet all criteria. i think only a few sites of ours in Aus comply... supposedly.

However what I did in some places...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 10th, 2018, 05:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By Saffa
As keithkyll said, use screened VFD cable for the...

As keithkyll said, use screened VFD cable for the motor leads and be sure to connect the screens as per the manufacturer manual for the drives.

Cable routing is important too. Cross power cables...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 5th, 2018, 02:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Saffa
Check the gas tank, someone might have put a...

Check the gas tank, someone might have put a sugar plant in it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 4th, 2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,058
Posted By Saffa
All this forum can suggest is methodology. We...

All this forum can suggest is methodology. We really can't give any specifics, as the others have mentioned.

Prior to the site visit I'd ask for:

Electrical drawings
Process P&ID
Functional...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 3rd, 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Saffa
I clearly need to do some more Studio5000 work!...

I clearly need to do some more Studio5000 work! Thanks for the very useful information Geospark.

Yes, I did mean upload.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 3rd, 2018, 01:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Saffa
I'm sure it has been around for a while. I've...

I'm sure it has been around for a while. I've never worked on anything older than 17.x though so maybe older stuff didn't have this feature? Surely tagnames would be though?

Regardless, I'd...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 2nd, 2018, 04:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By Saffa
Comments & tagnames are stored in the controller....

Comments & tagnames are stored in the controller.

Don't open the offline file. Just connect to the controller and upload, then save as a new file.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 30th, 2018, 02:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By Saffa
The Google suite is a paid service for us. All...

The Google suite is a paid service for us. All corporate email is via Gmail, and we are actively encouraged to use drive storage, Google sheets etc. Access requires 2 factor authentication and daily...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 30th, 2018, 05:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,178
Posted By Saffa
I'm pretty sure the secret mantra for all IT...

I'm pretty sure the secret mantra for all IT departments is "impeding efficient and effective business operations using all means possible. ".

When the new Google Drive app came out that would let...
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