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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By James Mcquade
what Mark said. our equation is pretty complex...

what Mark said.
our equation is pretty complex due to environmental regs and verification (we are inspected every 6 months).
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 858
Posted By James Mcquade
You never mentioned what model plc ( I did not...

You never mentioned what model plc ( I did not see it).

also, a habit that I have been using for years and put into our specs is to
specify an always on bit and always off bit for testing.
for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By James Mcquade
we use them to measure dust particulate in the...

we use them to measure dust particulate in the exhaust air for our environmental systems.

its not as simple as you may think.

a word of caution, taking on side work is risky.
Do you have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 17th, 2017, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 663
Posted By James Mcquade
Unless the rules have changed, you cannot do what...

Unless the rules have changed, you cannot do what you are suggestion.
the automatic stopping / starting of a machine based on the time of day is not allowed. My 2 cents on this.

if i'm wrong,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2017, 03:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By James Mcquade
trueninjalo, one system is windows 7, 64...

trueninjalo,

one system is windows 7, 64 bit, 8 gb ram, running vmplayer
another is windows 10, 64 bit, 64 gb ram vmworkstation pro

we have started using an activation server for logix 5000...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2017, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By James Mcquade
I cannot comment on our process, but here's what...

I cannot comment on our process, but here's what we did at another plant.

hard drive #1
open to all plc programmers and maintenance.
this is the working drive
It contains the working copies of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2017, 10:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 324
Posted By James Mcquade
We use VMware and run all programming software on...

We use VMware and run all programming software on a windows 7 vm.
some systems running windows 7 have the licenses on the hard drive.

our logix 5000 and 5000 studio licenses are on a server....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 15th, 2017, 12:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 154
Posted By James Mcquade
I would ask your engineering department. you...

I would ask your engineering department.
you could post this question on an electrical website www.mikeholt.com

it's been way to long for me to answer.

regards,
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 15th, 2017, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 238
Posted By James Mcquade
I can only think of the following reasons. ...

I can only think of the following reasons.

1. Someone else opened the file with a newer version of autocad and failed to save it as your version.

2. someone opened the file with another type of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 14th, 2017, 11:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 92
Posted By James Mcquade
Welcome to the forum. there is a starter kit...

Welcome to the forum.

there is a starter kit that is free, but it will only work on 1 or 2 units, can't remember which ones.

What is the plc model number you need to look at?

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 10th, 2017, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By James Mcquade
Thanks for the info. I forgot. james

Thanks for the info.

I forgot.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 10th, 2017, 01:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By James Mcquade
Do you have an unload statement associated with...

Do you have an unload statement associated with the FFL?
if so, does that also need to be changed?

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 10th, 2017, 11:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 354
Posted By James Mcquade
welcome to the forum. please explain what...

welcome to the forum.

please explain what you need in more detail.

what plc.
programming software?
cabling.

more details please.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 9th, 2017, 09:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By James Mcquade
What is the exact model of the processor? Do...

What is the exact model of the processor?

Do you have the programming software
and interface cables?
Do you have a backup of the plc program?



james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 9th, 2017, 09:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By James Mcquade
I would used managed switches, faster speed. ...

I would used managed switches, faster speed.

I would also give the plc's and hmi's a separate network away from the corporate side.

Keep programming software away from corporate people.
most...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 8th, 2017, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,934
Posted By James Mcquade
Alan, welcome to the forum and THANKS for...

Alan,

welcome to the forum and THANKS for the information.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 7th, 2017, 04:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By James Mcquade
I would suggest that you connect your pc with the...

I would suggest that you connect your pc with the programming software to the plc and see exactly what's in the N registers you are referring to.

the N file designation is for integers.

going...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 468
Posted By James Mcquade
the biggest thing you need to do is to find out...

the biggest thing you need to do is to find out your electrical procedures you go by.

if it is outdated as you say, they might be setting you up for a big overhaul.
in some countries, if you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2017, 02:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 193
Posted By James Mcquade
that's what I have been using for years. ...

that's what I have been using for years.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 3rd, 2017, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By James Mcquade
GaryS, the reason i mentioned it is because...

GaryS,

the reason i mentioned it is because of a job i did for a company.
the process required so many kw of heat for a specified time.
we had load monitors on the heater (1 heater per unit).
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 3rd, 2017, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 430
Posted By James Mcquade
if i understand you correctly, from the...

if i understand you correctly,

from the control panel
a. 3 phase fusing for the wire to the contactor / ssr control
rated for the load
b. 3 phase fusing to protect the wiring to both...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 3rd, 2017, 09:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 598
Posted By James Mcquade
We always use pairs on all our converters. we...

We always use pairs on all our converters.
we always have issues if their not.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 2nd, 2017, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By James Mcquade
Solm86, as already pointed out, it is against...

Solm86,
as already pointed out, it is against forum rules to discuss breaking passwords.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 2nd, 2017, 09:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 374
Posted By James Mcquade
A plc2 program can only be converted to a plc 5...

A plc2 program can only be converted to a plc 5 program using\the conversion software.

please remember that in the plc2, you can use outputs in the program as bits
even though there is no real...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 1st, 2017, 05:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By James Mcquade
the control logic to turn on the pump contactor...

the control logic to turn on the pump contactor has 2 functions.
#1 - turn on the pump contactor
#2 start a motor on timer (timer 1)

when timer 1 is done, turn off the oil pump contactor
timer...
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