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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 31st, 2019, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By sparkie
Hah, I should get one of these sheets, because I...

Hah, I should get one of these sheets, because I totally make my own up as I go.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 26th, 2019, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By sparkie
The sad thing about this is that in my...

The sad thing about this is that in my experience, just doing quality work gets you more business than you can shake a stick at.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 26th, 2019, 07:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,297
Posted By sparkie
Has anyone tried some exorbitant late fee, like...

Has anyone tried some exorbitant late fee, like 10% of balance due per month, compounding?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 26th, 2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,879
Posted By sparkie
The 20-somethings I work with sure don't have any...

The 20-somethings I work with sure don't have any problem staying busy and keeping the work done. Or paying attention when it is time to work. Our 18 year old high-school graduate is probably the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 25th, 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By sparkie
Look in the program files\rockwell software....

Look in the program files\rockwell software. There may be some change notes in there. Version 9 and rslinx 3.4.x is what you want iirc.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2019, 08:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By sparkie
Dude, unless the IO was required to be...

Dude, unless the IO was required to be deterministic, I would totally pack all of the data for periodic transmit with a heartbeat and fault state.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By sparkie
Racks are connected via a ribbon cable. I don't...

Racks are connected via a ribbon cable. I don't know the right part number. There is also a limit on IO points and how many racks/modules can be daisy-chained this way.


The other way this is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 22nd, 2019, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By sparkie
Start smacking parts with the handle of your...

Start smacking parts with the handle of your screwdriver and see if you can make it do it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 22nd, 2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,294
Posted By sparkie
I have encountered equally both a bad chasis and...

I have encountered equally both a bad chasis and a bad power supply. If possible, I would stick another PSU on and see if it solves the problem. If not, then try the chasis. perhaps the same person...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 22nd, 2019, 10:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 23,113
Posted By sparkie
With the price point, I was looking at these as...

With the price point, I was looking at these as well. I had one experience in the 800 line, and I just didn't care for it. It was clunky and inefficient. Others has said it has gotten better.

...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 22nd, 2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,590
Posted By sparkie
XP mode isn't a thing in Windows 10. XP mode is...

XP mode isn't a thing in Windows 10. XP mode is actually just a virtual machine anyway. If you are trying to work with older software, you should really get a laptop with at least 16GB of RAM and a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 22nd, 2019, 12:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By sparkie
One thing I do is sections. !+ PUMP LOGIC...

One thing I do is sections.


!+ PUMP LOGIC +!
The following rungs are for pump logic control. The result of this section is to provide the proper run permissives so that the right pump gets...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 22nd, 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 409
Posted By sparkie
Put a table of contents in your program and index...

Put a table of contents in your program and index it. If I'm doing something that is more than a couple hundred lines, I will make that table of contents in the comments and put a specific, indexed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2019, 10:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By sparkie
Holy moly. The old man that trained me told me...

Holy moly. The old man that trained me told me about setting up a blow molding machine with one of these and using a pendant to program it. I want to play with one of these PLC systems.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2019, 10:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 977
Posted By sparkie
I do the manual separately. I use Libre Office...

I do the manual separately. I use Libre Office 6.2 for spread sheets and word documents, then export them to PDF. I also export my schematics to PDF and make a little booklet out of it. I should add,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 969
Posted By sparkie
Pretty hot in KS. I had to build a pretty good...

Pretty hot in KS. I had to build a pretty good sized network (24 terminations) for a residential customer today. I scheduled it for a Friday so we could be in the air conditioning and have an easy...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2019, 10:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,590
Posted By sparkie
I have LTSB running in VMWare workstation pro....

I have LTSB running in VMWare workstation pro. You can use gpedit to disable the anti-virus (which you shouldn't need because you shouldn't be doing any downloading/browsing on the guest) and gpedit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 593
Posted By sparkie
Each indicator needs a bit in the PLC to...

Each indicator needs a bit in the PLC to determine if it is visible. Then, when something is acknowledged on one, it will become hidden on the rest. I'm not sure what kind of object would handle...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 632
Posted By sparkie
I've had others tell me this site looks like it...

I've had others tell me this site looks like it is from the 90's, but there is some knowledge floating around here.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By sparkie
It means "read the freaking manual". That was a...

It means "read the freaking manual". That was a joke, though. VMs have very difficult and cryptic manuals. The process is nothing to be intimidated about, though.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2019, 02:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 306
Posted By sparkie
https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/grou...

https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/in/1756-in603_-en-p.pdf

Page 20:
OK Red LED blinking - recoverable fault - configuration (likely because of the firmware...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2019, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By sparkie
You are going to need to read the data via some...

You are going to need to read the data via some kind of data-link if you want to use an off-the-shelf system. Without some real $$$ are probably aren't going to find exactly what you are looking for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2019, 02:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 441
Posted By sparkie
First thought: You can make one. If your PLC is...

First thought: You can make one. If your PLC is connected and you have an HMI, you can go with an ambient temperature sensor and automation direct has cheap PID controllers for like $40 now.

Here...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,337
Posted By sparkie
Sure, google is good, but have you heard of our...

Sure, google is good, but have you heard of our lord and savior, RTFM?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By sparkie
Okay, otherwise you will need a TCP to serial...

Okay, otherwise you will need a TCP to serial adapter. The startech ones are pricier, but they are really tough.
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