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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,064
Posted By monkeyhead
Ron - Awesome post in that link! Thanks for info....

Ron - Awesome post in that link! Thanks for info.

Regarding FW/SW rev - tried the latest and greatest 20 and 21 FW. With the latest Logix/Studio5k available. negligable gains on V21/Studio
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 7th, 2014, 01:12 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,064
Posted By monkeyhead
Beware of the L33ER

I replaced a 1769-L35E with a 1769-L33ER. Bad, bad, bad, baaaaaaaaaaad, move!! After many (un-billable) hours trying to recover from that mistake, the 35E is back in place. I thnk we also just did...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 10th, 2013, 04:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By monkeyhead
Necromancing an old thread here. I was looking at...

Necromancing an old thread here. I was looking at some of the different ways that S-Curves get generated, and stumbled across this thread in my searches. Fantastic little gem here.

One thing I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 13th, 2011, 12:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By monkeyhead
Well that's disappointing... I used Mitsubishi's...

Well that's disappointing... I used Mitsubishi's online technical support request system and still haven't heard back 5 days later (3 business days). :huh:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 10th, 2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 957
Posted By monkeyhead
Unreliable behavior of absolute drum function (Mitsu FX2n)

Anyone ever seen anything like this?

We have a Mitsubishi FX2n-64MT-ESS/UL that uses the ABSD, absolute drum, function to control input and output timing based on the position of a 13 year old...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 20th, 2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 20,422
Posted By monkeyhead
This is becoming a bigger and bigger issue for me...

This is becoming a bigger and bigger issue for me because the corporate overlords have mandated windows 7 and have banned XP and technically we're not supposed to use XP mode or any virtualization...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2011, 08:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 6,702
Posted By monkeyhead
Can't see a reason there wouldn't be. The...

Can't see a reason there wouldn't be. The communication link between the PLC and PC should be a two way street.

You'll have to program or configure the PC to send the barcode data to the PLC when...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 11,662
Posted By monkeyhead
Stuxnet was all or nothing, and now that the...

Stuxnet was all or nothing, and now that the "cat's out of the bag," is completely neutered and useless.

It used 4 zero day exploits (rare and valuable) and targeted a specific type of system...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2011, 06:23 AM
Replies: 442
Views: 149,997
Posted By monkeyhead
Here's a tiny enclosure I built a few years ago...

Here's a tiny enclosure I built a few years ago out of used bits and pieces on a shoestring budget (note the obsolete 160SSC drives). In retrospect, I wish I had made it bigger. It looked so spacious...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,899
Posted By monkeyhead
We just purchased a "captive key" lock box for...

We just purchased a "captive key" lock box for this very concern. The Brady single pole breaker lockouts do just fine with only a single lock hanging from them. So it's a quick and easy solution as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2010, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,778
Posted By monkeyhead
Almost all of them are rated for either 208V or...

Almost all of them are rated for either 208V or 240V. It's not that uncommon for the appliance to be listed at 220V, but then in the installation guide it will explicitly state that the range will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 5th, 2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,166
Posted By monkeyhead
If you want to use copy to shift arrays of...

If you want to use copy to shift arrays of integers using copy, you really need to do it backwards. So if you have an array of 10 DINTS, Copy DINT[1] to DINT[0] and set the COPY instruction's length...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2010, 11:01 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,441
Posted By monkeyhead
NFPA 79 gives different meanings to the colors...

NFPA 79 gives different meanings to the colors based on what the purpose is.

For safety of persons or environment:
Red - Danger, Yellow/Amber - Warning/Caution, Green - Safe

For Condition of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By monkeyhead
I think the Digital Marquee line from Exor...

I think the Digital Marquee line from Exor Electronic R&D will fit your bill. It uses simple BCD coded digital inputs to select pre-configured messages.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 8th, 2010, 05:45 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 14,598
Posted By monkeyhead
Hahahaha! Yeah, I've found myself rolling my eyes...

Hahahaha! Yeah, I've found myself rolling my eyes a few times when I've seen this happen.



I agree on some level, but you've touched on something that's always bugged me.

This site is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,239
Posted By monkeyhead
Lockable field disconnects for each motor. We...

Lockable field disconnects for each motor. We favor the Hubbell HBL1389D for our little motors. Safely isolates the motor from the rest of the system.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2010, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,098
Posted By monkeyhead
Thanks Fred! I was specifying the data type in...

Thanks Fred! I was specifying the data type in RSView32, but had no luck. If the kepware driver isn't explicitly told that the data is a float it won't work no matter what I do on the client side.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2010, 11:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,934
Posted By monkeyhead
Here's two links. The first is to the search page...

Here's two links. The first is to the search page on Schneider's site for '984' and the second is the link to the technical manual (from 1991).
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2010, 02:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,098
Posted By monkeyhead
Well, don't know if anyone cares, but I found a...

Well, don't know if anyone cares, but I found a solution. Posting for the sake of posterity. Maybe it will help someone down the road.

I found that the only way I could make an OPC client see the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2010, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,098
Posted By monkeyhead
Thanks for the suggestion feniks. I'm curious to...

Thanks for the suggestion feniks. I'm curious to see what some of my test clients report. Unfortunately I won't get a chance for another few days...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2010, 09:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,098
Posted By monkeyhead
Mitsu FX Float via Kepware displays wrong in RSView32

I'm trying to display floating point values in RSView32 from a Mitsubishi FX2n controller using the Kepware Mitsubishi OPC server. It's displaying totally different numbers in RSView32 compared to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,062
Posted By monkeyhead
I don't have any 1500's so I don't know how easy...

I don't have any 1500's so I don't know how easy it will be to implement, but here's a generic solution for combining to 16 bit words into a 32 bit double or long word.

1. copy word1 to long word...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 12th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,912
Posted By monkeyhead
I'd stick with a brake resistor. Cheaper than an...

I'd stick with a brake resistor. Cheaper than an isolation transformer and it will take care of your regen issues so you can control your stops.

I have some 2HP Pflex4 drives making rapid speed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 11th, 2010, 09:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,901
Posted By monkeyhead
I've got the handheld IDXpert and it's alright....

I've got the handheld IDXpert and it's alright. The cartridges are definitely the weak point. They run about $50-$75 and if they get slightly messed up, they'll never be right again and will cause...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 10th, 2010, 08:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,912
Posted By monkeyhead
Unless you've got a big damn drive, I think the...

Unless you've got a big damn drive, I think the analogy would be better with a bucket or a glass of water.



I would have never thought of this strategy, but it makes a ton of sense now that I'm...
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