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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 386
Posted By OkiePC
One limitation with Studio 5000 is that you can...

One limitation with Studio 5000 is that you can only have one indirect reference per element, so N[N7:0]:[N7:1] would throw an error after conversion requiring you to perform the indirect references...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2021, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 384
Posted By OkiePC
There are two OUT instructions. One of them is...

There are two OUT instructions. One of them is for "coils" or boolean addresses (same as OTE in A/B lingo) and the other is to spit the accumulator to an address (same as MOV in A/B lingo ... more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2021, 03:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 567
Posted By OkiePC
+1 for Carolina Laser...

+1 for Carolina Laser (https://www.legend-plates.com/). I have only ordered plastic from them but their web portal is excellent as is the quality of their work.

Here is a link to their stainless...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 581
Posted By OkiePC
This little PLC would probably be the easiest and...

This little PLC would probably be the easiest and least expensive way that I know of:
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2021, 08:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By OkiePC
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2021, 08:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,458
Posted By OkiePC
I agree with this. It can be very helpful to the...

I agree with this. It can be very helpful to the programmer. This is especially true if there are details I might not fully understand about the machinery or process. I can sit with experienced...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 663
Posted By OkiePC
It's still useful if you want to incorporate it...

It's still useful if you want to incorporate it into the RSLogix 500 Emulate file. You could even use debug files in such a way that it masks the existence of the external code to fill in the hole...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2021, 11:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By OkiePC
I have seen some PLC-5 programs that will utilize...

I have seen some PLC-5 programs that will utilize the status of remote racks for control purposes. I would definitely search out the code for any such logic before proceeding. I specifically recall...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 405
Posted By OkiePC
First order filter can do a lot to help out and...

First order filter can do a lot to help out and it's easy math. Load cells are ideal, but can be costly to implement on existing equipment. Emery Winslow makes great load cell system for all sorts...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2021, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By OkiePC
Click PLC with Ethernet has a RTC. If you need...

Click PLC with Ethernet has a RTC. If you need an HMI to go with it, my preference is Red Lion but for cheaper there are C-Mores that work well with a Click....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By OkiePC
Yep, and in "real life" there will be things like...

Yep, and in "real life" there will be things like minimum run and stop times (maybe) which can serve as anti-short cycle timers and probably fail-overs to switch up the selected pattern in the event...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By OkiePC
There are a variety of ways. If you use the...

There are a variety of ways. If you use the Global Actions On Tick field, the action will occur "approximately once per second". My experience with that is it is exactly once per second. I think...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By OkiePC
Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the...

Correct me if I am wrong, but I think the misunderstanding might be that we are really talking about 3 modules. The faulty module, the working module and the new one that needs to have the program...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By OkiePC
Nice work!

Nice work!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 529
Posted By OkiePC
This thread has links to two other threads and a...

This thread has links to two other threads and a manual that appear to contain all the answers you will need. Pay extra close attention to anything the guru Ken Roach says. He is the master of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 02:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By OkiePC
You're welcome; it was really easier than I...

You're welcome; it was really easier than I thought it was going to be.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 02:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 381
Posted By OkiePC
I took a WAG your laptop end was PCMCIA and...

I took a WAG your laptop end was PCMCIA and google came up with this. It looks like it has a 15 pin D connector:

https://www.amazon.com/Schneider-467NHP81100-Profibus-DP-Card-PCMCIA/dp/B00RZXNT76...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 194
Posted By OkiePC
You can pick a numeric tag as the data source for...

You can pick a numeric tag as the data source for another (flag) tag and then treat it as Bit array (usually little endian) and select the bit number. Or you can pick a tag as the data source and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By OkiePC
It will probably boil down to a wiring/polarity...

It will probably boil down to a wiring/polarity issue. Connect your Fluke process meter in series with the flowmeter while it is wired to the PLC and measure the mA and test the flowmeter output...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2021, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 295
Posted By OkiePC
I have seen this done with a DP transmitter where...

I have seen this done with a DP transmitter where the two ports are top and bottom (or high and low) on the tank. I have only had my hands on the wiring, and not gotten into the details of how to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2021, 07:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By OkiePC
You could probably take the data from the...

You could probably take the data from the strapping chart into Excel or Notepad++ and convert that to a Crimson program that populates an array tag with the values quite easily and with little...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By OkiePC
A full blown bit sequencer with input mapping and...

A full blown bit sequencer with input mapping and diagnostics is severe overkill for this job.

I have designed some sequencers with a column for "skip this step" so that I can have, for example,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2021, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,431
Posted By OkiePC
SQO has one flaw when paired with SQI, there must...

SQO has one flaw when paired with SQI, there must be a false to true transition of the input pattern before it will advance. It also needs to be very well thought out and designed and documented to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 6th, 2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 744
Posted By OkiePC
I concur. In a Micrologix with easy access to 32...

I concur. In a Micrologix with easy access to 32 bit "L" integers, that is what I do. In a 5/04, 32 bit integer math is a little more convoluted, so I tend to cascade 16 bit integers (or counters)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 4th, 2021, 11:51 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,512
Posted By OkiePC
Congratulations Peter! I hope you enjoy it!

Congratulations Peter! I hope you enjoy it!
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