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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 94
Posted By rdrast
EventOn <name> EventOff <name>

EventOn <name>
EventOff <name>
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2018, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By rdrast
I can't see a reason MSI's can't work, even if...

I can't see a reason MSI's can't work, even if you have to put a few up with the same index number, BUT....
Rather than SE, if you are going to be messing around with VB anyway, why not AdvancedHMI?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By rdrast
Don't make things hard on yourself. Can't you...

Don't make things hard on yourself.
Can't you just use a "Multi-State Indicator" and have it switch based on an integer?
MSI's can have tag data in the messages, and are fully formatable based on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By rdrast
VFD's adjust their output to control the motor. ...

VFD's adjust their output to control the motor. The incoming line voltage doesn't really matter at all, as long as it is within tolerance.

The best way to look at it, is even inexpensive low...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 29th, 2018, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By rdrast
I've switched to using the C-More's from...

I've switched to using the C-More's from Automation Direct for most of my smaller things. Very easy to duplicate, and enhance, an older PanelView or PV+, and inexpensive.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 27th, 2017, 03:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,253
Posted By rdrast
Exactly how do you back that up? I'll go the...

Exactly how do you back that up?
I'll go the other way. If you deliver a system to me, with raw IO addresses scattered throughout the program, you can take it back and forget getting paid.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 21st, 2017, 07:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By rdrast
Just right click, add an animation, select touch,...

Just right click, add an animation, select touch, and enter your commands. Of course, this being FTView, Only SOME objects support touch animations, just your basic, run-of the mill shapes.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 19th, 2017, 03:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By rdrast
Sorry, you are simply wrong. MOV does NOT copy...

Sorry, you are simply wrong. MOV does NOT copy the bit pattern. Only the COP / CPS instructions do.

As far as a conversation with some techconnect flunky, take that with a grain of salt. They...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2017, 06:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By rdrast
Start by fixing that problem. Both actually.

Start by fixing that problem. Both actually.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2017, 05:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By rdrast
Use an INT, but first move N10:56 to another int...

Use an INT, but first move N10:56 to another int in the PLC, masked with 0x03.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 8th, 2017, 02:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By rdrast
#1: SQL can be set up to use Windows...

#1: SQL can be set up to use Windows Authentication, and it can also use dedicated logins created under Security in SQL server.
#2: Windows authentication should really only be used on either a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 7th, 2017, 05:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 361
Posted By rdrast
Try NOT using direct addressed tags. Use HMI...

Try NOT using direct addressed tags. Use HMI tags instead.
FTView (Trash) has issues with direct tags in the datalogs (and issues with, well, everything else as well), in that it doesn't...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 7th, 2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 303
Posted By rdrast
Is the user actually in the database? Does that...

Is the user actually in the database?
Does that user actually have permissions on the target database?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 4th, 2017, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By rdrast
I really don't see any need for cascaded loops...

I really don't see any need for cascaded loops there.
Run one PID for the oil temp, and one for the wax temp. Done.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2017, 04:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 632
Posted By rdrast
I'm not seeing where you need cascaded loops...

I'm not seeing where you need cascaded loops here...Honestly, I'm not seeing where you even need two, perhaps a diagram?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2017, 04:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 319
Posted By rdrast
/sigh. Dragging information out... #1: How...

/sigh. Dragging information out...

#1: How are you trying to control the tension, actually? Is there a speed controlled element? Capstan? Surface wind/unwind drum?

#2: What are you trying to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2017, 04:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 961
Posted By rdrast
Many a year ago, things became a lot easier for...

Many a year ago, things became a lot easier for me when I started creating User Data Types (UDT's) for all machine functions. Mostly built up of smaller UDT blocks.

That certainly helps in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 28th, 2017, 04:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By rdrast
If you have the SLC program, open it, and...

If you have the SLC program, open it, and RIGHT-CLICK in the Ladder display window. Select "Properties", then the "Address Display", and set "Binary Bit Display Mode" to "/Bit". That will make them...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 27th, 2017, 06:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By rdrast
I think communications jitter will make that,...

I think communications jitter will make that, well, not such a good idea. If the Logix Controller is a time master, it is a downright bad idea.

If you want to keep the PLC clock synced, it would...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 27th, 2017, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 995
Posted By rdrast
@JordanCClark - Regarding your solutions above,...

@JordanCClark -
Regarding your solutions above, I would go one step beyond, and CLR the target string before using the CONCAT method, otherwise, it is possible to overrun the destination string...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2017, 10:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By rdrast
Why not fix the comms failures?

Why not fix the comms failures?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By rdrast
Most HMI's can't read the I/O tables of a SLC, so...

Most HMI's can't read the I/O tables of a SLC, so there is no reason to import them into HMI software.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2017, 08:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 788
Posted By rdrast
Why do you want to do such a thing? I can't see...

Why do you want to do such a thing?
I can't see any real reason to do that with a PLC.
If your program is so slow you need to execute some faster, use a periodic task (and take another slowdown...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 427
Posted By rdrast
No ASF, there is no rotational based fill. This...

No ASF, there is no rotational based fill. This is FTView after all, the worst platform in existence. You can probably go ahead though and use the Microsoft Chart ActiveX control. It might work, or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2017, 08:18 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,566
Posted By rdrast
Don't do this. Just go ahead and get any of the...

Don't do this.
Just go ahead and get any of the hundreds available from just about every industrial electrical supplier.

IFM, PhoenixContact, Automation Direct all have signal conditioners, and...
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