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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2020, 09:14 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 308
Posted By Ron Beaufort
just some friendly advice ... if this is...

just some friendly advice ...

if this is going to be for an incubator for baby chicks (or something else along those lines) I'd check with someone who breeds chickens for a living ... my family...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,762
Posted By Ron Beaufort
do you have a will - and is it all up to date?...

do you have a will - and is it all up to date? ...

reason I'm asking is that if you have a lawyer in mind who can help get your will in order - then maybe that same lawyer would be willing to send...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Ron Beaufort
+1

+1
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 16th, 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ron Beaufort
let's say that it's "common" - but I wouldn't...

let's say that it's "common" - but I wouldn't quite say that it's "standard" ...

quite a few old-school programmers still don't fully trust the new asynchronous scan cycle used by the "Logix"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ron Beaufort
yes - CompactLogix is different - and...

yes - CompactLogix is different - and ControlLogix is different again ... Specifcally, ControlLogix and CompactLogix have scan cycles that are different from each other ... and neither one of them...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ron Beaufort
for anyone who STILL hasn't seen the movie ...

here's a quick preview of the YouTube videos that I recommended way back in Post #2 ...

an XIC instruction ALWAYS does just one simple thing ... it ALWAYS tells the PLC processor to "Go Look for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2020, 03:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I've always had a question about something - but...

I've always had a question about something - but then I asked a couple of students from Chile (they said that they used the metric system down there) ...

when you go to Lowes or Home Depot (or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2020, 08:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,752
Posted By Ron Beaufort
glitches taken to a whole different level ...

I haven't had time to follow this thread step-by-step – so please excuse me if I'm needlessly rehashing anything ...

my personal reason for generating a SINE wave in the first place was to then...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ron Beaufort
check your Private Messages ...

check your Private Messages ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2020, 09:10 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,951
Posted By Ron Beaufort
watch these eleven YouTube videos IN NUMBER ORDER...

watch these eleven YouTube videos IN NUMBER ORDER ... it will take about 90 minutes ... all of the questions that you've asked will be answered and explained ...
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 955
Posted By Ron Beaufort
along those lines ... I've been noticing...

along those lines ...

I've been noticing that the "new post" icons (light bulbs) have lately been replaced with something like a "bulletin board" icon ... then things went back to "normal" (light...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2020, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 369
Posted By Ron Beaufort
it turns out that "forces" aren't nearly as...

it turns out that "forces" aren't nearly as simple as most people believe them to be ... the link below might be useful to you ... there are several figures at the beginning that have helped a lot of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 339
Posted By Ron Beaufort
if the module is already installed - and working...

if the module is already installed - and working - then you probably already have a tag available for each of the module's channels ... you should also be able to scale each of the channels ... try...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 28th, 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,738
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from his post #3 ... maybe the comms...

from his post #3 ...



maybe the comms were set up for some flavor of DH-485 and he lucked out and got connected to it ...

maybe the program that he downloaded had a default setting for DF1...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 17th, 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 222
Posted By Ron Beaufort
based on your questions, the screen shot below...

based on your questions, the screen shot below might be helpful - at least as a starting point for additional research ...

TIP: SFCs can be tricky when "unexpected" events take place ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 10,041
Posted By Ron Beaufort
here's a small project that might help get you...

here's a small project that might help get you started ...

if you still have your lab manual from the ControlLogix class, compare pages 13 and 44 side-by-side ... both of those are the same basic...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 369
Posted By Ron Beaufort
a straw at which to grasp ...

I'm betting that you have a copy of the program (RSS extension) on your laptop ...

if you can, open the file and check the settings shown in the screen shot below ... if any of those are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 30th, 2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,257
Posted By Ron Beaufort
welcome to the forum ... just a quick word...

welcome to the forum ...

just a quick word of advice ... don't change the default rack assignment ... you don't want to start out on your journey of discovery by putting yourself "out of step"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 996
Posted By Ron Beaufort
exactly ... and yes, it's so long that I had to...

exactly ... and yes, it's so long that I had to break it up into two sections - because some folks had their web connections timing out before they were able to download it all in one chunk ...
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 4th, 2019, 07:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 930
Posted By Ron Beaufort
keep a careful eye on the scaling too ... if the...

keep a careful eye on the scaling too ... if the original setup had the "timing/triggering" wrong - then there's a chance that the input and output scaling were also incorrect ...

good luck with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 2nd, 2019, 11:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 706
Posted By Ron Beaufort
besides the "timing/triggering" issue ...

everything that you and Okie have posted so far looks good (as near as I can tell without seeing the code) ...

but here's a potential "gotcha" that might pop up ...

the RS5000 software allows...
Forum: Practice Posting Here November 14th, 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,789
Posted By Ron Beaufort
welcome to the forum ... you've posted in...

welcome to the forum ...

you've posted in the "practice" area - so most folks aren't going to see your question ... you should use the Q and A board instead ...

the best way to get a DETAILED...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 30th, 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from PLCnovice61: thanks for the thought...

from PLCnovice61:


thanks for the thought ... I still check in on the forum every once in awhile - but I'm definitely not posting as often as I used to ... even being retired - there's still...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 27th, 2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this is just a GUESS - but if I'm wrong someone...

this is just a GUESS - but if I'm wrong someone will probably be along soon and correct me ... it's night time on our side of the world - so I'll make a suggestion to try and get you started ...
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 20th, 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 531
Posted By Ron Beaufort
instead of Ethernet/IP - try using the Ethernet...

instead of Ethernet/IP - try using the Ethernet Devices driver ... you'll have to add the IP address to the configuration list (inside the driver) but you might be able to get that one to work ...
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