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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Steve Bailey
No, the argument of the inverse function changes...

No, the argument of the inverse function changes with the level of fluid in the tank.
Here is a link to the formula. My mistake, you need the inverse cosine, not the inverse tangent....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2018, 11:15 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By Steve Bailey
From the dimensions you have given, the tank...

From the dimensions you have given, the tank volume is 5275 liters, assuming that you provided the inside dimensions of the tank. 5000 liters would mean that the vertical tank was filled to about...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By Steve Bailey
The customer is always right, but can you...

The customer is always right, but can you convince them to start with one simple project to prove the concept?

Your question raises many questions about the relationship between your company and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2018, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 567
Posted By Steve Bailey
Time to get in touch with the local Kollmorgen...

Time to get in touch with the local Kollmorgen representative and distributor of the product line to see what kind of local support is available.
My only experience with that product is as a user....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2018, 09:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 47
Posted By Steve Bailey
What is the name of the program? When the PLC...

What is the name of the program? When the PLC loses its memory it reverts to the default name of "HHP".
If someone removed the CPU module from the base plate for more than a few minutes that would...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 20th, 2018, 02:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Steve Bailey
Is there no way to reset the Ethernet port...

Is there no way to reset the Ethernet port without cycling power?
One way to do the power cycle would be to wire a relay to a PLC output and wire the PLC power across a normally closed contact of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 122
Posted By Steve Bailey
Check the documentation for the communications...

Check the documentation for the communications driver that Citect uses to see if it gives you a communications status property.
In Proficy View there is a "Status" property intrinsic to the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By Steve Bailey
What resolution do you need? If you can live with...

What resolution do you need? If you can live with 1.5 second resolution, create a TON that resets itself every 1.5 seconds and use it's .DN bit to increment a counter. In twelve hours the counter...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Steve Bailey
Automation Direct sells some Eaton products. Also...

Automation Direct sells some Eaton products. Also contact your local Cutler Hammer distributor.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By Steve Bailey
The outputs don't supply current. That's what the...

The outputs don't supply current. That's what the power supply does. The outputs are just switches that allow current to flow when they are turned on. The voltage level in the circuit and the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2018, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 104
Posted By Steve Bailey
No picture attached. Extract the program and...

No picture attached.
Extract the program and configuration from the CPU, make a backup, and post it here.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 538
Posted By Steve Bailey
Compressed air is the most expensive utility in...

Compressed air is the most expensive utility in just about every shop. When you're looking for ways to reduce your energy costs, you get the most bang for your buck by plugging leaks in your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By Steve Bailey
The battery on the 90-30 is located on the power...

The battery on the 90-30 is located on the power supply module as is the "BAT" LED. Given that and the fact that you're losing RAM memory I suspect a bad connection between the base plate and either...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 16th, 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Steve Bailey
The only reason I'd expect a version mismatch...

The only reason I'd expect a version mismatch between the two targets would be if the EBI target contained a module that didn't exist in the Proficy version used to program the HMI/control target.
I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2018, 08:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Steve Bailey
Are you sure you successfully downloaded the...

Are you sure you successfully downloaded the firmware? Did you get confirmation on the Panel Mate's transfer screen that the download was complete?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2018, 08:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Steve Bailey
Why do you feel the need to uninstall a driver?...

Why do you feel the need to uninstall a driver? If you need to install a different driver, I believe you can overwrite one that's already there. Does it do any harm to leave a driver installed if the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2018, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Steve Bailey
Upon pondering my earlier response, I'm not sure...

Upon pondering my earlier response, I'm not sure whether all Panel Mate maodels are limited to one driver at a time. If there is a way to delete a driver from a unit without overwriting it with a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Steve Bailey
Do you know what PME SIM you were running when...

Do you know what PME SIM you were running when you created the QPEBI project?
When I first opened it I was at PME version 9.5, SIM3. When I made the PANEL the active target and performed a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2018, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By Steve Bailey
I think you download a different driver. The...

I think you download a different driver. The Panel Mate only holds one driver at a time.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Steve Bailey
In the spirit of the Sundance Kid asking Butch...

In the spirit of the Sundance Kid asking Butch Cassidy if he used enough dynamite (or was it the other way around?), did you use a big enough font there, nutcase?
The Rx3i is the successor to the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Steve Bailey
I'd say that anything that was installed new in...

I'd say that anything that was installed new in the last dozen years give or take was programmed with Proficy Machine Edition. Version 9.5 is the current version. The newer versions of PME will be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Steve Bailey
Can you post the project you were referring to in...

Can you post the project you were referring to in posts #14 and #15 with the ten screen captures. The project I posted followed the same steps as you described plus I downloaded the I/O target to the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 10th, 2018, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By Steve Bailey
It looks like you are trying to enter variables...

It looks like you are trying to enter variables wherever the software is calling for IP addresses. You need to enter actual IP addresses. The same applies to produced EGD exchange IDs.
At some...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 10th, 2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 158
Posted By Steve Bailey
If the HMI won't let you link a tag to a system...

If the HMI won't let you link a tag to a system variable, then in the PLC program copy the system variable to a variable that the HMI can access.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 10th, 2018, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By Steve Bailey
The encoder has a current limit. Adding a...

The encoder has a current limit. Adding a parallel device increases the required current. You could be OK as long as the current draw does not exceed the rating of the encoder. Add up the current...
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