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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 277
Posted By OkiePC
This is one of those many cases where a picture...

This is one of those many cases where a picture would be worth a thousand words.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, that is safe to assume. I do believe...

Yes, that is safe to assume.

I do believe that you can power down with no battery for a short period of time and retain memory, but if you lose any of it, you will lose it all. The SLC has a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By OkiePC
All data in a Micrologix is retentive. If you...

All data in a Micrologix is retentive. If you want the PLC data to change on power up or at any other time, you must explicitly program it to do so. That is how all PLCs should behave IMHO.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 09:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 125
Posted By OkiePC
My advice is to put the PLC into program mode,...

My advice is to put the PLC into program mode, power down, add the cards, power up, read I/O config (you must be offline to do this), then download, go online, go to run mode, save as...

Then you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 357
Posted By OkiePC
Soft starters can take less space when you get...

Soft starters can take less space when you get above a certain size. They can cost quite a bit less, and they will generate much less heat (when up to speed and bypass contacts are closed).

Soft...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 22nd, 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By OkiePC
+1 for the Nanostations, as long as it is not I/O...

+1 for the Nanostations, as long as it is not I/O data. We have quite a few Nanostations at various places for inter-PLC messaging and have almost zero trouble out of them. A side benefit is being...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By OkiePC
I almost bought one (1100) and designed a panel...

I almost bought one (1100) and designed a panel around it to save $500 assuming it could do Modbus TCP. I am glad I don't trust myself that much and went ahead and did a program conversion first and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 162
Posted By OkiePC
If you can use RS-485, the ML1400 channel 0 could...

If you can use RS-485, the ML1400 channel 0 could support it, but we really need to know more about your barcode readers and the communication protocol you plan to use.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By OkiePC
Yes there's an app for that. It's actually a...

Yes there's an app for that. It's actually a little easier to use than the e-w on mobile app.

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stride-sitelink/id1276487779?mt=8
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By OkiePC
I don't know about the GS1 but most drives can...

I don't know about the GS1 but most drives can have a sensor wired directly and use a PID algorithm to deliver constant pressure (no PLC required). They usually have settings to let you configure...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, it will shorten its life. But I might do it...

Yes, it will shorten its life. But I might do it anyway in a residential situation. VFDs are noisy little fokkers, much more noticeable when not surrounded by a bunch of other noisy machinery. So...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2018, 08:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By OkiePC
Just a new name for the later versions, same...

Just a new name for the later versions, same license will support older RSLogix 5000 and newer Studio 5000 versions.

Each installs separately, so I normally install all versions from 13 up to 19,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 09:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By OkiePC
And once you are in Device Manager, you can force...

And once you are in Device Manager, you can force the device to a specific comm number and it will always use the one you specify each time you plug it in. Going from memory, you have to locate the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By OkiePC
We have 3 of the Stridelinx VPN routers...

We have 3 of the Stridelinx VPN routers (https://www.automationdirect.com/stride) from A/D. They're simpler to set up than even the famous e-w-o n. $450 for the wired version, and no need for a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By OkiePC
The ML1100 won't do Modbus TCP. The ML1400 can...

The ML1100 won't do Modbus TCP. The ML1400 can do it though. (Both can do Modbus RTU on their serial ports).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By OkiePC
I agree with all of that. I get an occasional...

I agree with all of that. I get an occasional email from my sales rep, like once a quarter, and he is not pushy at all, only offers help. When we have talked on the phone, they are very...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 05:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 591
Posted By OkiePC
My understanding is that the historian is very...

My understanding is that the historian is very limited with Edge and that is the main reason we have not used it. Many of our projects are single client and under 500 tags, but we need long term...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By OkiePC
A Click would suit this application. They just...

A Click would suit this application. They just released firmware for the Ethernet models that allows high speed counting up to 100kHz.

https://www.automationdirect.com/clickplcs/index
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 15th, 2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By OkiePC
Is this intended to work with a quadrature...

Is this intended to work with a quadrature encoder signal to detect zero speed and/or encoder signal errors?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 15th, 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By OkiePC
The P2000 series can work with 12 or 24 vdc.

The P2000 series can work with 12 or 24 vdc.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 15th, 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,842
Posted By OkiePC
I've seen multiple PLC-5 submerged in rainwater...

I've seen multiple PLC-5 submerged in rainwater and survive. The obsolete servo amplifiers in those panels didn't fare nearly as well.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 15th, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,140
Posted By OkiePC
If you like your RSLogix 500, you can keep your...

If you like your RSLogix 500, you can keep your RSlogix 500:

1763-L16DWD...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 352
Posted By OkiePC
All of the above and: 1. After you triple...

All of the above and:
1. After you triple check the port settings in the new VFD power cycle it (make sure it is all the way dead when off). Most VFDs do not apply changes to serial port settings...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 314
Posted By OkiePC
If it's not too thick, use a knockout punch. I...

If it's not too thick, use a knockout punch. I have a Westward set that has been really good. Pick up at Grainger:
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2018, 05:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,440
Posted By OkiePC
If I build it, I will use 24vdc where possible,...

If I build it, I will use 24vdc where possible, and compromise at 120vac if I have to, but I won't put any higher voltage on a push button or selector switch than that.

If someone else builds it...
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