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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By AustralIan
Hmmm, I guess it prevents someone from hacking...

Hmmm, I guess it prevents someone from hacking the machine. "just flick this switch and put whatever you want in place."
It might be you have to call your omron dealer and ask them how much to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,181
Posted By AustralIan
Which locations? I would honestly stare blankly...

Which locations? I would honestly stare blankly for a minute, while thinking "but you don't have any screwdrivers for me to give you "negative" one screwdriver" if someone asked for a negative...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,181
Posted By AustralIan
Why have a flathead and a Phillips screwdriver,...

Why have a flathead and a Phillips screwdriver, when you can just use Allen keys for everything?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 19th, 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 243
Posted By AustralIan
-| |--( )- gives you a view of the output in your...

-| |--( )- gives you a view of the output in your code. So you could right click it and hit toggle, for example.
If I saw that I would be 95% confident that "nothing writes to the output."...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 347
Posted By AustralIan
According to this...

According to this (https://knowledge.ni.com/KnowledgeArticleDetails?id=kA00Z0000019SX5SAM&l=en-GB), you can't setup cyclic IO to an SEW Eurodrive, ie LabVIEW as implicit scanner.

Explicit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 953
Posted By AustralIan
My initial thoughts were "wow, 6x 250HP sounds...

My initial thoughts were "wow, 6x 250HP sounds expensive."
Then I'm like, wait, what's the lead time on 6x 350HP drives?
Is the room that was purpose built for 6x 250HP drives big enough to fit 6x...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 10th, 2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By AustralIan
Haikus seem popular. List what inputs do ...

Haikus seem popular.

List what inputs do
List Outputs and what they do.
State or time di'gram.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 10th, 2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By AustralIan
Asset Guardian is a controls asset management...

Asset Guardian is a controls asset management software. It grew out of a Scottish Systems Integrator, who still uses it themselves for their SI projects. Worth a look, as it has a more 'Automation...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By AustralIan
As someone bit by daylight savings in the past,...

As someone bit by daylight savings in the past, the answer is always:
Controller should always use UTC.
Convert to and from a local time only when you want to interact with an operator (who can't...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 7th, 2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,635
Posted By AustralIan
24V needs 5x the mm˛ for same watts. For the...

24V needs 5x the mm˛ for same watts.
For the same watts and same %voltage drop it needs 25x the mm˛. (As 120V)

If you have wet skin, your resistance is maybe 2300 Ohms (1000 per hand + 300...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 706
Posted By AustralIan
For CODESYS controllers you can get the mail...

For CODESYS controllers you can get the mail service library from their online store. Has send and receive.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By AustralIan
If you use an IO-Link RTD, you can access it's...

If you use an IO-Link RTD, you can access it's calibration from a central database, and have your PLC automatically adjust based on which serial number RTD you grabbed off the shelf and plugged in.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By AustralIan
Hmm, I think the term 'calibrate' cause confusion...

Hmm, I think the term 'calibrate' cause confusion because it has more than one meaning.

Calibrate means to check or adjust to a standard. Many see it as strictly check AND adjust.

So if I was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By AustralIan
If the UK stops accepting CE marked equipment as...

If the UK stops accepting CE marked equipment as of 2020 DEC 31, I will personally shave half my beard so I look like an idiot.

If this were to happen, I still won't look as much as an idiot as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 29th, 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 816
Posted By AustralIan
Beckhoff have a 0-30V AI card in 12 or 24bit. ...

Beckhoff have a 0-30V AI card in 12 or 24bit.
Wago the same in 14 bit.
https://www.wago.com/gb/io-systems/2-channel-analog-input/p/750-483
You could couple it to a modbus adapter, or direct to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 26th, 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By AustralIan
Yes, although broken could mean shorted, and...

Yes, although broken could mean shorted, and broken could mean you lose the terminating resistor. so consider using a 485 repeater or some other means to cater for this failure mode.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 26th, 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 407
Posted By AustralIan
The upstream feature you want is: ...

The upstream feature you want is:
https://www.codesys.com/products/codesys-runtime/redundancy-toolkit.html
You could ask beckhoff how much to implement this feature specially for you..
Maybe your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 25th, 2020, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,851
Posted By AustralIan
Could be some firewall rules or gateway configs...

Could be some firewall rules or gateway configs at play, it being a 10.x.x.x address and all
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 25th, 2020, 02:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,851
Posted By AustralIan
Then: LocalENB, 2, 10.40.1.147 Assuming...

Then:
LocalENB, 2, 10.40.1.147

Assuming 10.40.1.147 is the IP of the micrologix
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 25th, 2020, 01:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,851
Posted By AustralIan
Nah, we all have off days. If you're messaging...

Nah, we all have off days.
If you're messaging to the L32E, you need
ENT_1, 2, 10.40.1.147, 1, 0
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 552
Posted By AustralIan
Well, it does exactly as you have programmed. But...

Well, it does exactly as you have programmed. But what should it do?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2020, 05:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 625
Posted By AustralIan
I am not a C200HX user, but have worked with...

I am not a C200HX user, but have worked with systems that use the carry.


Basically a math instruction ADD is really:
C := A + B + Carry
This would be useful say for adding a 64bit number with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By AustralIan
How many cable meters are we talking: * office...

How many cable meters are we talking:
* office to furthest machine
* Longest distance between any two machines

I apologise and revoke my earlier very poor attempt at humour.

I also forget...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2020, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By AustralIan
Get a PC with "about 15" com ports, and run an...

Get a PC with "about 15" com ports, and run an rs232 cable to each machine. Plug into the spare com port of the panel view, or where not available, the spare comm port of the slc5/04 and enable...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2020, 03:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 992
Posted By AustralIan
I think even at full speed, the system won't draw...

I think even at full speed, the system won't draw near enough to nominal torque for the DOL-run to give more efficient operating than a VFD that is designed for reducing volt/Hz ratio automatically...
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