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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 27th, 2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By mikeexplorer
That is the idea of what I am looking at to...

That is the idea of what I am looking at to build. I used to work in the plastics industry and the connectors and cables that his tester is designed for is common.



Mike
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2020, 08:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By mikeexplorer
Connectors vary depending on what the cable is...

Connectors vary depending on what the cable is used for. I can't go into details about these cables because of security reasons.



I was figuring that the concept of bank switching was used for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2020, 08:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By mikeexplorer
Thanks for the link, that might also be a...

Thanks for the link, that might also be a solution.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2020, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By mikeexplorer
The reason why I am looking at a "bank switching"...

The reason why I am looking at a "bank switching" method is I could be looking at the possibility of testing a cable with 100 conductors or more. These cables are custom built for a customer for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By mikeexplorer
A way to detect that is for example, select bank...

A way to detect that is for example, select bank 0 of outputs and energize output 1 (pin 1 for the cable) then on the input side, select bank 0 of inputs (pins 1-16) and scan them. Then select bank 2...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By mikeexplorer
That is an option other then a PLC, thank you for...

That is an option other then a PLC, thank you for posting that
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2020, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By mikeexplorer
The cable I am looking at first has 24...

The cable I am looking at first has 24 conductors, so that one would not need "bank switching" however there are some cables I have seen built that have up to 100 or more conductors.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2020, 04:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By mikeexplorer
"Bank Switching" inputs and outputs

I am not sure if that is the right term, but I am looking at an idea to be able to test cables that are in production to insure they are assembled correctly. Say for example one cable has 24...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 4th, 2020, 04:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 670
Posted By mikeexplorer
The recipe function might work for your needs. It...

The recipe function might work for your needs. It has the ability to change multiple data variables with one button.


Mike
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2020, 06:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,769
Posted By mikeexplorer
I like the old school format of this site, clean,...

I like the old school format of this site, clean, simple, and functional.


Mike
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 735
Posted By mikeexplorer
You can still download RSlogix Micro Starter lite...

You can still download RSlogix Micro Starter lite for free which works with the 1000 and 1100 series.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2020, 07:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mikeexplorer
I can open it now, Thank you! Mike

I can open it now, Thank you!


Mike
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2020, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mikeexplorer
This is a video I made of the interchange program...

This is a video I made of the interchange program I wrote with my old setup (Micrologix 1000) It shows some of the routines being used. They have all been re-written from scratch.

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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mikeexplorer
I am not yet sure if I want this routine...

I am not yet sure if I want this routine selection in the main (Ladder 2) or make it a subroutine. It is not that many rungs of code so I might just integrate it into Ladder 2. Right now I have this...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2020, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mikeexplorer
I am using RSlogix Micro so I can't open it....

I am using RSlogix Micro so I can't open it. Could you post it as a PDF?


Mike
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2020, 07:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 699
Posted By mikeexplorer
Feedback request - Routine selection program

I would like some feedback on this program I wrote. As some of may know, I am developing a model railroad layout using a Micrologix 1400 PLC to control the trains as a means of learning how to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2020, 05:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 968
Posted By mikeexplorer
About a year ago, I downloaded it and installed...

About a year ago, I downloaded it and installed it to "kick the tires" I was looking at upgrading the PLC I was using for my model train project and was looking at several options. I could not get...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2020, 05:37 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,337
Posted By mikeexplorer
I am using a CW80 transformer and I was able to...

I am using a CW80 transformer and I was able to find a schematic of it online that someone drew up. The throttle control for the transformer is a 0 to 3.3v DC input via a Potentiometer so If I take...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,337
Posted By mikeexplorer
No, this is a pure conventional layout. DCC I...

No, this is a pure conventional layout. DCC I think is for HO scale anyway. All my locomotives I own are conventional only, some do have the fancier railsounds.


I wanted to design the programs...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 17th, 2020, 05:31 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,337
Posted By mikeexplorer
True, I can see once I think I am "done" I will...

True, I can see once I think I am "done" I will think of another routine to program for train operations. :nodi:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,088
Posted By mikeexplorer
This may help ...

This may help


https://m.littelfuse.com/~/media/electronics/application_notes/reed_switches/littelfuse_magnetic_sensors_and_reed_switches_inductive_load_arc_suppression_application_note.pdf.pdf
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 07:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,337
Posted By mikeexplorer
I have been posting my progress with the project,...

I have been posting my progress with the project, eventually when this is "done" I will be transferring it. I have an "around the wall" railway layout in my living room and the project will be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 07:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,337
Posted By mikeexplorer
Most of the time I just read some of the posts...

Most of the time I just read some of the posts and now and then I get an idea about something I may need for something. What I am doing is no doubt unusual, you could say its somewhat a homework...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2020, 08:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,337
Posted By mikeexplorer
I didn't post the whole code because I was only...

I didn't post the whole code because I was only asking about the 4 bit check. I probably should have explained the code in more detail, but I thought the comments in the rungs would explain it. N7:49...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2020, 07:38 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,337
Posted By mikeexplorer
I looked this over and this seems to be the best...

I looked this over and this seems to be the best solution. The example I posted is actual code from my train project and there are two subroutines that need this check. I have 4 areas of track that...
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