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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 07:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 294
Posted By Aabeck
I feel your pain. I have a customer with an...

I feel your pain.

I have a customer with an unloader on a conveyor line that is programmed with set/reset for everything. Except the programmer never took the power cycle or E-stop, or even a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By Aabeck
For an overhead hoist I converted a problem...

For an overhead hoist I converted a problem encoder system with a Banner laser rangefinder.

It is 10 times the resolution of the encoder and gets the hoist within 1/2mm over the 35 foot travel...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Aabeck
If the analog sensor is sensing something that...

If the analog sensor is sensing something that would be off, or 0, when the right PLC output is off [say a pressure transducer that gives 0-20mA that is giving 0mA when the pump or solenoid valve is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 01:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Aabeck
I do not ever use the 24 volts coming off the...

I do not ever use the 24 volts coming off the power supply to power anything - even a single proxy. One short or wiring problem on the line and the PLC shuts down. Exactly as you are having happen. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2018, 05:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 297
Posted By Aabeck
It could be an intermittent short in the rack,...

It could be an intermittent short in the rack, either the backplane itself or one of the cards shorting out. I have had problems with analog cards causing shorts.

I would start swapping one IO...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By Aabeck
And I just got an email that Siemen's now has a...

And I just got an email that Siemen's now has a PC/PLC combo unit - so now it can be attacked in stereo.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 944
Posted By Aabeck
Like the scientists at the nuclear plant in...

Like the scientists at the nuclear plant in Russia (if I remember right) a couple months ago that connected the secured, isolated computer network in the plant to the internet so they could mine...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,103
Posted By Aabeck
I have had problems trying to post JPG's that...

I have had problems trying to post JPG's that were under the limit - everything looked & worked normal until I hit the submit button - then no picture. Even tried renaming it.

Another issue I have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2018, 11:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 285
Posted By Aabeck
If you can get a network switch or CAT5 crossover...

If you can get a network switch or CAT5 crossover cable and connect to the ML with nothing else connected, then use Wireshark to watch for the BootP request (not sure about ML's but on SLC's it only...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 03:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Aabeck
I worked on a PLC that the original programmers...

I worked on a PLC that the original programmers made an I-Fix HMI for that they said could only show one alarm. So they programmed the SLC 5/05 to look for a fault out of 45 fault conditions, but if...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By Aabeck
Sick and Keyence have color sensing sensors ...

Sick and Keyence have color sensing sensors
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Aabeck
I have talked to Microsoft support about this -...

I have talked to Microsoft support about this - especially since an installation of Windows 7 can no longer go online to buy a license, even though the Resolve Online popup keeps popping up. I asked...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2018, 11:21 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 142
Posted By Aabeck
While off-line there are 2 ways to copy: 1....

While off-line there are 2 ways to copy:

1. Right click on the object, click COPY, then on the rung you want it placed right click and click Paste. Control-C and Control-V do the same.

2. Click...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2018, 07:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 781
Posted By Aabeck
Since I am my own IT department all of my...

Since I am my own IT department all of my desktops have a 1Terra primary hard drive, and either a 1 or 2 Terra second hard drive. My primary laptop has a 750GIG hard drive and I carry a USB 2 Terra....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 10:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,071
Posted By Aabeck
Whether Tesla continues to thrive as a brand or...

Whether Tesla continues to thrive as a brand or not, it is innovating the field.

Think back to the first popular PDA, the Apple Newton, that did nothing really - long gone and forgotten but it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By Aabeck
I would not want to be around any machine that...

I would not want to be around any machine that someone not standing at it could start from their office, or across the ocean.

I was at a stamping plant years back that had a monitoring system in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 10:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,071
Posted By Aabeck
I wouldn't say automation failed - his...

I wouldn't say automation failed - his application of the automation failed.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 10:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Aabeck
Another thing to consider about relay outputs - ...

Another thing to consider about relay outputs -

If you are using a PLC for home automation or Christmas lights, relays make noise in a quiet environment like a home or office. The first time I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Aabeck
Check to see if the power going into the relay...

Check to see if the power going into the relay output card is dropping, otherwise for some reason the card probably has something going on with it's circuit board.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Aabeck
Is the program turning off the group of relay...

Is the program turning off the group of relay outputs, or are they failing?

If they are being turned off there may be something in the program writing a 0 to the output card, which will turn them...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2018, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Aabeck
That scares me.

That scares me.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2018, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 469
Posted By Aabeck
My first thought is... Would you want to do...

My first thought is...

Would you want to do anything to that machine, or control it in any way. without physically being at the machine and seeing if there are any humans in any danger zone,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2018, 03:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Aabeck
Firejo - this?

Firejo - this?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 28th, 2018, 05:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 646
Posted By Aabeck
Yes, you are moving the minimum value AFTER the...

Yes, you are moving the minimum value AFTER the scaling.

Move the scaling to the last branch.

As it is the scaling is scaling the lower value from the input, then changing it to the minimum...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 688
Posted By Aabeck
My $0.02 on periodic tasks: I don't program...

My $0.02 on periodic tasks:

I don't program tasks periodically, to have to see if they are being called.

I call all tasks every scan, then if it only needs to run occasionally I have the start...
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