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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 16th, 2018, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By TheWaterboy
Just wondering if you can put the string length...

Just wondering if you can put the string length in the AOI as an out tag.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 15th, 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By TheWaterboy
I have seen it when there was a motor overload...

I have seen it when there was a motor overload heater set still in the line.

This was in a config where there was an ATL motor starter parallel with the VFD drive, In case the VFD died, but the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By TheWaterboy
I have no colleagues... sniff. But I agree...

I have no colleagues... sniff.
But I agree with you about Linx
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 650
Posted By TheWaterboy
I noticed something yesterday on RSLinx ...

I noticed something yesterday on RSLinx

Using the Ethernet devices driver a SLC 5/05 1747-L552 C/8 DC 2.59 says its faulted.

Looking at the same device using Eth I/P driver says its OK.

A...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 09:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By TheWaterboy
Radios are MDS Orbit. Was more tricky to config...

Radios are MDS Orbit. Was more tricky to config than necessary because we have a couple locations where Store and Forward is needed. This was further complicated by having both the docs and the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 202
Posted By TheWaterboy
You are fingerprinting. That's a tough nut to...

You are fingerprinting. That's a tough nut to crack. Sounds like you need to watch Ramp (or decay) Rate or 2 parameters and match that to your known "fingerprint" of a bad condition.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 02:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 221
Posted By TheWaterboy
Did you do a timing test between FSC and FOR ? I...

Did you do a timing test between FSC and FOR ? I need to check an array of bools for a updates in the number of set (an alarm annunciator) I have working code from a year ago using FSC, but now it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By TheWaterboy
All good, no such thing as too much info here. ...

All good, no such thing as too much info here.
The reason for using Modbus was just that, timing. If it passed timing then the link is as solid as possible. The radio itself might not be happy...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By TheWaterboy
Modbus Exactly, we didn't want forgiving, we...

Modbus Exactly, we didn't want forgiving, we wanted solid.

We wound up clearing the radio, re-setting all the configs, set the Mcast Address from 254.100.0.5 to 254.0.0.0 (on request from...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By TheWaterboy
Update - Have GE Support on the phone with a...

Update - Have GE Support on the phone with a sniffer in the traffic and a modbus simulator on both sides - appears that these radios are dropping part of message for no good reason.

Possibly...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2018, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By TheWaterboy
I'm using Cradlepoint over Verizon and loving it.

I'm using Cradlepoint over Verizon and loving it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 27th, 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By TheWaterboy
I have a contractor and 2 tech employees - I...

I have a contractor and 2 tech employees - I rotate them through duties each month, one calibrates or verifies equipment in plant and field sites each week - the other 2 work on new installs or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 04:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By TheWaterboy
Well now, is this interesting. My MSG is set up...

Well now, is this interesting. My MSG is set up with Local node address of 35, and it is actually communicating with address 80... Time to start sniffing traffic I think.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By TheWaterboy
Not an option here, got more than that to hook...

Not an option here, got more than that to hook up.

I've probably got just under 200 feet. I know I have run 1000 feet for other serial applications, but they were slower.




I may in fact...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 10:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By TheWaterboy
CLX MSG to PLC5 over serial - octal or decimal and more :)

Partial disclaimer: I'm not the one programming the radios so everything is suspect. But I need to get the CLX eliminated as a problem.

I will be looking through the CLX docs on this more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 329
Posted By TheWaterboy
Use an EVENT object in iFix, either in the...

Use an EVENT object in iFix, either in the scheduler or in a pic that is always open, like a menu bar. Does just what you want.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By TheWaterboy
Bear in mind it doesn't have to be another OTE....

Bear in mind it doesn't have to be another OTE. If the OTE address is just an internal bit, anything can modify it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 09:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By TheWaterboy
I have seen that when there is a MSG on that same...

I have seen that when there is a MSG on that same rung and you aren't allowed to edit rungs that contain a select few commands while online. MSG is one , I can't recall the others atm.
You have to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By TheWaterboy
The output you are looking at will only go to...

The output you are looking at will only go to 32767 thats the upper limit of the AD conversion in the module

The scaled output is 0-500 and N7:3 should equal 0 at 4ma and 500 at 20ma Thats what...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 08:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By TheWaterboy
you are not considering 0-3.999 Ma in your...

you are not considering 0-3.999 Ma in your scaling but the module still does.

So, if you are only concerned with 4-20 ma then your SCP should then use 6394 as its "zero" point i.e. Input Min =...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 161
Posted By TheWaterboy
Platt Electric I think Eaton was were absorbed...

Platt Electric
I think Eaton was were absorbed by Cutler Hammer... or Vice versa.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 06:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By TheWaterboy
Look for duplicate destructive bits, Last one...

Look for duplicate destructive bits, Last one scanned wins.

ICOM ! . . . holy cow, I still have that laptop terminal around here somewhere. That's some vintage stuff.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By TheWaterboy
Stopping the driver and slowing myself down might...

Stopping the driver and slowing myself down might just make the difference... Maybe. I'm still gonna look for evidence of witchcraft, but I'll be watching . . .
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 04:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By TheWaterboy
Have you tried different scaling for the analog...

Have you tried different scaling for the analog channel?
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 258
Posted By TheWaterboy
It does that. if your sample rate is one minute,...

It does that. if your sample rate is one minute, it monitors the signal for that one minute then logs the High, Low, Avg and any "Events" that you have it looking for. Sags, transients, spikes etc....
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