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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2018, 10:47 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this isn't going to help you too much - but just...

this isn't going to help you too much - but just to let you know, my copy of v31.00.00 works fine ... I'm running on Windows 7 Pro - SP1 - on a VMWare virtual machine ...

just for giggles - I'd...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2018, 06:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 221
Posted By Ron Beaufort
make SURE that the chassis is PROPERLY grounded...

make SURE that the chassis is PROPERLY grounded ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 11th, 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 932
Posted By Ron Beaufort
sometimes you just can't get "there" from "here" ...

warning ... you're not going to like this answer ...

put the "math" aside for a second - and try this simple demonstration ...

just go to a "REAL" number location in the controller's memory -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 7th, 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this would be a good place to start ... ...

this would be a good place to start ...

http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/pm/1756-pm014_-en-p.pdf

welcome to the forum ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 4th, 2018, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 437
Posted By Ron Beaufort
try doing a File Save As operation - and save the...

try doing a File Save As operation - and save the file as an L5K format ... those are usually much smaller ... then maybe you can zip and post the results ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 22nd, 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Ron Beaufort
the fastest I've got in my lab gear is an L75 -...

the fastest I've got in my lab gear is an L75 - and I'm not at my lab this week ... maybe someone else can run an L8 model for us ...

I'm definitely interested in the results ... but then again -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 22nd, 2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I left all of the "time slice" settings at their...

I left all of the "time slice" settings at their defaults ...

I just made three runs of the "fastest" test again - this time while ONLINE through the AB_ENET-1 driver ...

123727 ... 123715...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 21st, 2018, 05:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 997
Posted By Ron Beaufort
comparing apples to apples ...

if you're really interested in "which arrangement runs faster" between the various programming styles, there's a simple test that you can run if you have a "spare" system available to experiment with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 12th, 2018, 06:35 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By Ron Beaufort
go through your ControlLogix code and find an MSG...

go through your ControlLogix code and find an MSG (Message) instruction which is set up as a BTW (Block Transfer Write) operation – which references the address of the specific IFE module that you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 1st, 2018, 05:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,154
Posted By Ron Beaufort
way back when - I used to work for an...

way back when - I used to work for an Allen-Bradley distributor - we kept a couple of the old "programming terminals" on the top shelf ... we'd lend them out once or twice a year to customers who had...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I'm swamped these days - so no time to explain in...

I'm swamped these days - so no time to explain in detail ... but the general idea is to have the CLX read the same PV signal that the PLC-5 is seeing - then run that through your "best guess" of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 593
Posted By Ron Beaufort
is the old PLC-5 system still in operation and...

is the old PLC-5 system still in operation and controlling the system - and is the new ControlLogix system capable of reading Messages from the PLC-5 ???
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well, then ... how about the Tag Data...

well, then ...

how about the Tag Data Monitor Tool? ... it's too big and clunky for my personal preference - but maybe??? ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By Ron Beaufort
have you tried using the "Watch" feature - but...

have you tried using the "Watch" feature - but set it for "Quick Watch" ... it's not perfect - but it might be helpful ... you can set it up for only the tags that you need - instead of for all of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 25th, 2018, 08:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Ron Beaufort
as it's been said before, you really need to tell...

as it's been said before, you really need to tell us what PLC you're using in order to get a detailed answer ...

but - just to move the discussion along, here's something else that MIGHT need to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2018, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I emailed the L5K file ... got an "Out of Office"...

I emailed the L5K file ... got an "Out of Office" auto-reply from your email account ... I'll assume (man I hate that word) that you've got what you need unless you CALL me ... I'll be away from...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2018, 06:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Ron Beaufort
email it to me, Bob ... I'll see what I can do...

email it to me, Bob ... I'll see what I can do this morning ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 382
Posted By Ron Beaufort
just a GUESS ... try using the Cross...

just a GUESS ...

try using the Cross Reference feature instead of a search ... in RSLogix5000 a bit/address can have multiple aliases/tagnames ... a Find All Search won't show all of these - but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2018, 07:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 361
Posted By Ron Beaufort
you didn't mention it - so just to be sure - do...

you didn't mention it - so just to be sure - do you already have the RSLogix500 software needed to program your processor? ... note that the FREE download version will not be sufficient ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 21st, 2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,612
Posted By Ron Beaufort
for customers who use milliamp signals and have...

for customers who use milliamp signals and have to check the calibration on these modules as part of their regular "maintenance plan" schedule, I recommend that they invest in a spare Removable...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2018, 09:17 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By Ron Beaufort
have you tried looking at the "Controller...

have you tried looking at the "Controller Properties" feature - on the "General" tab? ...

if "Memory Used" and "Memory Left" show up as * (asterisks) try doing a "Verify Project" step from the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2018, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 463
Posted By Ron Beaufort
yeah, I wondered about that too, Mickey ... but I...

yeah, I wondered about that too, Mickey ... but I was afraid to ask ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2018, 07:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,050
Posted By Ron Beaufort
post your RSS file and we'll be able to help with...

post your RSS file and we'll be able to help with more detail ... there's GOT to be more to this story than we can see ...

based on what you've posted so far, you should be able to just simply...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 19th, 2018, 01:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Ron Beaufort
thanks for letting us know ...

thanks for letting us know ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 19th, 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 895
Posted By Ron Beaufort
maybe inhibit/disable the analog card - and...

maybe inhibit/disable the analog card - and manually enter a non-changing value into its register ...

maybe do the same for the digital cards ...
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