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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By VAN
This is what I was thinking.

This is what I was thinking.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2018, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By VAN
ONS to the PLC and have the code to control the...

ONS to the PLC and have the code to control the toggle in the PLC.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2018, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By VAN
Better off figuring out how to use virtual...

Better off figuring out how to use virtual machines and create back ups of the VMs if your computer ever goes down pretty easy to move a working image to another computer.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2018, 09:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By VAN
I thought you only put in :: if you wanted to...

I thought you only put in :: if you wanted to direct ref. tags in the HMI to the PLC (not using the HMI tag database). It's been awhile though.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 154
Posted By VAN
You could try deleting the project and reload the...

You could try deleting the project and reload the APA file. (You'll lose whatever was changed.)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 2nd, 2018, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 339
Posted By VAN
Why? You could try moving a hard coded...

Why?

You could try moving a hard coded number when the bit is on and then another move when the bit is off.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 6th, 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By VAN
Might even try Balluff Distributed Modular I/O (I...

Might even try Balluff Distributed Modular I/O (I think AB has something similar but I haven't used it personally).

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2012/11/prweb10078623.htm
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 25th, 2018, 11:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,313
Posted By VAN
I think it comes to the troubleshooting. ...

I think it comes to the troubleshooting.

Some people struggle with ladder, and if you add AOIs or function blocks that makes them extremely uncomfortable.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 22nd, 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By VAN
What I generally do is make all the io cards...

What I generally do is make all the io cards inhibited and then I make a simulation routine using the input and outputs through the code/HMIs and make sure everything works as its suppose too (before...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 22nd, 2018, 01:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,080
Posted By VAN
I mean, is that worth the risk for a car wash...

I mean, is that worth the risk for a car wash that costs $15 - $5 dollars?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 12th, 2017, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By VAN
Does this project have an HMI? Can you build a...

Does this project have an HMI?
Can you build a quick HMI just as a proof of concept?
Can you inhibit the IO cards and build a simulation routine (this maps IO so that when an input comes on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2017, 06:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By VAN
Oh, the code should be fine I was thinking more...

Oh, the code should be fine I was thinking more along if you have an HMI that was referencing the inputs. (Although find and replace would fix it on the HMI.)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 488
Posted By VAN
What about having both/all pulled into the PLC...

What about having both/all pulled into the PLC and just call the routine needed to map to the correct produce/consumed tags?

OR are you actually removing IP addresses and putting on other IP...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2017, 09:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 771
Posted By VAN
This is why you have an input routine and an...

This is why you have an input routine and an output routine that maps to the IO.

NEVER use direct IO in code. If you have to I suppose... but make it a bit that turns on another bit in that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,051
Posted By VAN
I think a big problem is people don't trust AOIs....

I think a big problem is people don't trust AOIs.

I can make a standard AOI and use it thousands of times but everytime an issue comes up it's the code...

Like really, the only part of the code...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2017, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,526
Posted By VAN
The problem is that someone will find the stapler...

The problem is that someone will find the stapler and think it's funny, but then take and move the stapler and not update the comments.

#This is to make the value a constant 3
J = 5
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 23rd, 2017, 06:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By VAN
Fair point, but how I interpreted the OP is they...

Fair point, but how I interpreted the OP is they are now responsible for the extra task. I'll also assume management would expect installs to take the same amount of time as they did in the past....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 23rd, 2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,389
Posted By VAN
I think the problem comes when you have this...

I think the problem comes when you have this extra skill set but no increase in wage.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 10th, 2017, 01:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,649
Posted By VAN
What kind of pay? Is it hourly or salary? ...

What kind of pay?
Is it hourly or salary?
What kind of hours?
Would you pay for someone to move there?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By VAN
Do you have the USB driver configured (this...

Do you have the USB driver configured (this should be in RSLinx) for the USB? (I don't recall this being added automatically.)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2017, 03:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By VAN
Hmm, I don't have a PF523 that I can pull up. ...

Hmm, I don't have a PF523 that I can pull up.

How about opening RSLinx and see if you can access the device properties.

I could also be wrong but from Rockwell it looks like you should be able...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2017, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 330
Posted By VAN
If you can access the USB port you could set it...

If you can access the USB port you could set it up with CCW.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 24th, 2017, 08:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,366
Posted By VAN
Can you simulate it? (without hardware) I...

Can you simulate it? (without hardware)

I need you to take a valve fill a jug with water and then pump out the jug when the water is too high. This can all be simulated in code, and you can have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 20th, 2017, 10:02 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,929
Posted By VAN
Wasn't meaning to be offensive, just growing up I...

Wasn't meaning to be offensive, just growing up I never thought of people being engineers outside of schooling.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2017, 09:44 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 13,929
Posted By VAN
I'm not sure if I should be shocked anymore but...

I'm not sure if I should be shocked anymore but the amount of "engineers" I have met that have never been to college (maybe not even graduated high school) is higher than I imagined.
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