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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 10:20 AM
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Views: 676
Posted By cardosocea
The only thing to be mindful of are the...

The only thing to be mindful of are the languages... installing everything from scratch was pretty painless but using these and a different language with PlantPAX threw me off.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By cardosocea
When looking at deviation, be mindful of the...

When looking at deviation, be mindful of the position in the line and the delay in getting to flow. If you know the rate of rise/drop in flow you should be able to account for it in the deviation...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By cardosocea
Is the jumper in the right place? It's not the...

Is the jumper in the right place? It's not the first time that people change the jumper because someone mentioned changing rather than looking at what they wanted and setting it accordingly. From the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 05:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By cardosocea
Wouldn't the fan have the inverse control...

Wouldn't the fan have the inverse control variable of the mixer paddle?

" The fan has to run at a minimum of 10hz to keep the motor happy, but I would like the mixer paddle to control through its...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 05:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By cardosocea
I don't think anyone will be able to create this...

I don't think anyone will be able to create this without an understanding of what the system really is and situations you want to simulate for logic testing.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2021, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 30,013
Posted By cardosocea
Since you're used to Rockwell, do you know about...

Since you're used to Rockwell, do you know about the system timer byte in Siemens PLCs?
I don't know which processor you're using, but generally byte MB0 has pulse bits that can be used without...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2021, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 416
Posted By cardosocea
Silly question, but what platform is this? This...

Silly question, but what platform is this? This reminds me of the OMRON (20 odd years ago) that needed an instruction to tell them to cycle the program at the end of the program. Perhaps your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 31st, 2021, 02:48 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By cardosocea
The Totaliser instruction doesn't care about...

The Totaliser instruction doesn't care about HART. In fact, I'd say your challenge is actually finding a Rockwell card for CompactLogix that is HART enabled, unless you look at more expensive or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2021, 09:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 629
Posted By cardosocea
Not sure if Rockwell sells it, but the PI builder...

Not sure if Rockwell sells it, but the PI builder add on for Excel is worth its cost.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 24th, 2021, 04:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,779
Posted By cardosocea
I have that role now in a chemical plant... I'd...

I have that role now in a chemical plant... I'd add:

7. catalogue every part used in these control systems and create a spare parts list.
8. manage the lifecycle obsolescence of the parts on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 23rd, 2021, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,831
Posted By cardosocea
I think it's a strategy that works and does open...

I think it's a strategy that works and does open doors for some companies. I'm sure that when you spend millions integrating for them, they will want to see a reasonable number of licenses purchased....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 22nd, 2021, 03:44 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,694
Posted By cardosocea
The issue I have with them is they all receive...

The issue I have with them is they all receive the same outdated training of "remain silent and let the customer fill the void with info" and meetings with them are a lot of silence and can be very...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 22nd, 2021, 03:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,831
Posted By cardosocea
It's a lot simpler to "create" those Siemens...

It's a lot simpler to "create" those Siemens licenses out of "thin air" than it is for Rockwell's software. I won't advertise it, but it's very common and surprisingly updated like clockwork once new...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 21st, 2021, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,694
Posted By cardosocea
Except they seem to not visit what is actually...

Except they seem to not visit what is actually dangerous... or even do surprise visits.

I worked in a top tier COMAH company that shared its site with a non COMAH company. HSE were present in the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 17th, 2021, 09:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,719
Posted By cardosocea
It's the age old debate of OPEX versus CAPEX......

It's the age old debate of OPEX versus CAPEX... It's easier to hide things in OPEX than in CAPEX, but failing at CAPEX can severely reduce the ability of getting more investment. I agree that it's a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 17th, 2021, 08:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By cardosocea
I thought you didn't need the == for a comparison...

I thought you didn't need the == for a comparison in SCL... Is that the same function as =?

Reading point 11.2 on this manual...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2021, 09:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 172
Posted By cardosocea
FactoryTalkView Alarm Class

Hello,

I'm looking at a FactoryTalk View installation and am a bit confused as to what is the purpose of the Alarm Class field. Looking at the documentation it isn't quite clear what the purpose...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By cardosocea
Why do you use the Exit inside the if? ...

Why do you use the Exit inside the if?

Where is temps_all_ok used in the other subroutine?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2021, 05:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,621
Posted By cardosocea
It would be a bit bittersweet for offshore...

It would be a bit bittersweet for offshore workers... less pay as it's no more dangerous than working in some plant somewhere, but get to see the family daily.

However, this is the one technology...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 15th, 2021, 06:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 780
Posted By cardosocea
I think with the development in processing power...

I think with the development in processing power on the 1500's moves a fair bit of applications from the 400 onto it and the 400 body is to be kept for PCS7 (which is a very different beast...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2021, 10:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 997
Posted By cardosocea
I'm embarking on a replacement of a system...

I'm embarking on a replacement of a system controlling 4 reactors and 2 mixers. The documentation I have is from the previous PLC (not the existing one, the previous Toshiba Ex500). The existing code...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2021, 03:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By cardosocea
Doesn't that card have a filter in the hardware...

Doesn't that card have a filter in the hardware config?



A compute instruction for a weighed average or simple average, perhaps?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,719
Posted By cardosocea
And it's always the F file too...

And it's always the F file too...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2021, 10:41 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,071
Posted By cardosocea
When you say "looks", have you measured it in any...

When you say "looks", have you measured it in any way?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 6th, 2021, 09:25 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 8,719
Posted By cardosocea
Sure... let me know when the cross reference...

Sure... let me know when the cross reference takes parameters and connections in account and I'll consider it.
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