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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 08:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By sparkie
Your ground needs to be referenced to earth. If...

Your ground needs to be referenced to earth. If both grounds are earth, and you tie both grounds to earth, then both grounds are referenced to the same potential. They do not have to be tied directly...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2019, 09:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,136
Posted By sparkie
There is no ADT/UDT at the moment. I asked the...

There is no ADT/UDT at the moment. I asked the same when I was looking into them. You have to essentially make your own. If you can't live without them, though, this is a pretty great platform.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 19th, 2019, 10:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 8,854
Posted By sparkie
Virtual machines are really great at piping the...

Virtual machines are really great at piping the USB data directly to the guest OS. It is generally referred to as "USB passthrough". I've never had an issue. You install your drivers for the device...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 08:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By sparkie
This seems silly, but it may be the case. If they...

This seems silly, but it may be the case. If they are just giving an input to disable the PID, it *could* be that the drive wants to see the signal lost before it switches modes. I've seen this...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 87,686
Posted By sparkie
Prior to v12 or v13, I can't remember, it...

Prior to v12 or v13, I can't remember, it wouldn't run on windows 7 because of changes to the windows api. I don't know if that carried forward, hence me asking.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By sparkie
That is alright. The sensors (believe it or not)...

That is alright. The sensors (believe it or not) are completely irrelevant. They can be abstracted out. I can update a little bit with some more information:


Wheels are the same size.
Motors...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By sparkie
On a side note, productivity will auto sign...

On a side note, productivity will auto sign modbus as you go,so if feasible, it is best to wait until the end to assign them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 87,686
Posted By sparkie
Nice. I've been able to do the same on windows 8...

Nice. I've been able to do the same on windows 8 however what I've found is that RSLogix5k < 12 tends to crash. Has that issue been repaired, or do they still require a windows XP VM? I ended up...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 210
Posted By sparkie
You can use either an Ethernet/IP connection,...

You can use either an Ethernet/IP connection, which is what the panelview prefers. Here is a search with some videos from automationdirect. You will probably have to set up the memory map of the data...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 285
Posted By sparkie
This looks to be what is happening to me as well....

This looks to be what is happening to me as well. It is saying to move the contents of N106:58 into N106:100. Lots of reasons to do something like this. One example is to read and pack some values so...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By sparkie
https://katalog.we-online.com/led/datasheet/156120...

https://katalog.we-online.com/led/datasheet/156120YS75300.pdf

They are analog sensors. So they will be able to measure the variance in either direction. I would think that I would need to set up...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 236
Posted By sparkie
Line Follower - Need Help - Details Inside

Image of Line Follower
https://i.imgur.com/mlecZy5.png

Link to video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VF5w7Ct5s8Q

Meat and bones:
Full disclosure, this is a school project. I have, however,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 389
Posted By sparkie
The data is very likely being moved into local...

The data is very likely being moved into local memory as a block transfer. Use cross reference to trace that data back through the copies to see where it is coming from.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2019, 10:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By sparkie
That is awesome. It would have saved me a TON of...

That is awesome. It would have saved me a TON of time last summer.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2019, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,113
Posted By sparkie
You should start a new thread rather an resurrect...

You should start a new thread rather an resurrect an old one.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2019, 04:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By sparkie
Here is a good search for "Keyence IV-500CA...

Here is a good search for "Keyence IV-500CA manual" . This page gives you all the information you need about that sensor.

https://www.keyence.com/support/user/iv/manual/index.jsp
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2019, 04:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 901
Posted By sparkie
You won't be "importing tags" into the Weintek...

You won't be "importing tags" into the Weintek software. You will have to add each tag to the software manually based on the modbus address and function code. Are you using a productivity PLC?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2019, 04:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By sparkie
Here is a link to the manual: ...

Here is a link to the manual:
https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/1761-um006_-en-p.pdf

4-1 in the manual: There is a configuration utility that works over...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 322
Posted By sparkie
Can we get a part number for the relay? A lot of...

Can we get a part number for the relay? A lot of times you can find a product that is very similar but rated for that environment. We had some issues with an AB safety relay and swapped it out for an...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 19th, 2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,277
Posted By sparkie
I'm going to say that if you want to spend $300...

I'm going to say that if you want to spend $300 bucks, find something like a productivity 1000 setup from automation direct, and get on ebay. You can find boxes of old motor starters / switches / etc...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,122
Posted By sparkie
"I should have been a plumber."

"I should have been a plumber."
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 418
Posted By sparkie
AdvancedHMI is full-featured and free: ...

AdvancedHMI is full-featured and free:

https://www.advancedhmi.com/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By sparkie
I agree here. Based on the ratings, I suggested...

I agree here. Based on the ratings, I suggested an ice cube relay, as with that small amount of current it is no big deal.

Now, you really need to determine the temperature range of your process...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 643
Posted By sparkie
Use an 8-pin ice cube relay. It has two sets of...

Use an 8-pin ice cube relay. It has two sets of NO/NC contacts that should handle this just fine.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 3rd, 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 551
Posted By sparkie
Optimizing your tags to read and write this way...

Optimizing your tags to read and write this way is great, you just have to keep an eye on how much data you can practically transfer in that manner. I've worked on a lot of old RS232 PV+ with SLC500...
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