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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2008, 02:03 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,479
Posted By elevmike
Wirepuller, My father returned from Europe...

Wirepuller,

My father returned from Europe in July 1945 with all sorts of items (combat trophys) that would today, put him in the headlines & land him in prison for a long long time. My how things...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2008, 10:40 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 16,479
Posted By elevmike
Back to reality.....

The constitutional protections from unreasonable search & seizure do NOT apply to border crossings, and historically were never meant to.. Hence there is no law that was voted upon by your senators...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2008, 06:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,181
Posted By elevmike
I purchased a Dell D520 for the real serial port....

I purchased a Dell D520 for the real serial port. The port didnt work, so the replaced the laptop. Same problem with the replacement. Really couldnt get anywhere with the people in India, so bought a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 10th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,119
Posted By elevmike
I agree with OkiePC, If your using remote...

I agree with OkiePC,

If your using remote I/O to report to the main panel, comm lag might be a problem. With proper sheilding you should be able to run your encoder cable hundreds of feet.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 9th, 2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,944
Posted By elevmike
What's really best about AutomationDirect (aka...

What's really best about AutomationDirect (aka Koyo) is their tech support, and not the cost of the hardware. AutomationDirect PLCs are compartively inexpensive, however with a quanity deal from most...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 8th, 2008, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,678
Posted By elevmike
I missed the "existing door" part. I'm at a...

I missed the "existing door" part.

I'm at a loss as to why to separate doors would need to be kept in sync. So based on our past experiences with rather large doors, I made the presumption that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 8th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,678
Posted By elevmike
Volts, Trying to read between the lines... ...

Volts,

Trying to read between the lines...

Iím getting the picture that these doors are wide vertical panels (2-3 panels maybe?) related to each other so when they are retracted, (open), the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 29th, 2008, 08:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,138
Posted By elevmike
PLCs are not very good dataloggers.

We use the AutomationDirect DL-06. It has about 7000+ 8 bit words of user memory.

However what type of data you need to log greatly effects how much you can log. For example if you want to log...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2007, 01:39 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 39,993
Posted By elevmike
Two or three times in my life I was foolish...

Two or three times in my life I was foolish enough to place myself in the precarious position of having to stare death directly in the face. During these episodes, the exact same thoughts and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 29th, 2007, 10:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,605
Posted By elevmike
For a one time diagnostic issue, I'd go for cheap...

For a one time diagnostic issue, I'd go for cheap and setup a standard video camera with an endless security type tape. Presumably when the unit faults, there will be some type of an alarm to call...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 29th, 2007, 10:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,605
Posted By elevmike
That's the way I understand it.

That's the way I understand it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2007, 01:10 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,835
Posted By elevmike
Directsoft does not have a simulator, as of...

Directsoft does not have a simulator, as of yet...

I'm a big fan of the DL06 and now use them almost exclusively. For a $200.00 investment you can buy a bare-bones DL06 and download the Demo...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 15th, 2007, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,697
Posted By elevmike
I'm not sure your addressing a legitimate...

I'm not sure your addressing a legitimate concern. Have you tested PLC to PC comm recovery in the event of a PC re-boot?

I agree with Ron and some others here that you would not need to reboot...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2007, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,936
Posted By elevmike
If you want my opinion.... This project...

If you want my opinion....

This project should have been done with an encoder-less vector AC Drive.

The drive can do all your looking to do without encountering all the kinds of problems your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 21st, 2007, 08:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,761
Posted By elevmike
Jimmy, Adding to Mark's answer, with a...

Jimmy,

Adding to Mark's answer, with a good battery bank and the proper drive my 5 HP electric motor might produce the equivelent of 40 peak HP as compaired to a gas engine. My suspicion is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 21st, 2007, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,761
Posted By elevmike
I notice there appears to be a tape deck in the...

I notice there appears to be a tape deck in the Highlander?? But not in my Dodge ;( ...

Thoes are great shots Mark. The display seems to be designed to peak intrest so-as to challange the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2007, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,348
Posted By elevmike
Considering the size of the system, (15 GPM &...

Considering the size of the system, (15 GPM & 3/4" line). I would tend to go with 4 small pumps like the ones used in the under-floor heating systems. 4 pumps = 16 different rates of flow. If each...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2007, 05:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,761
Posted By elevmike
Ok so what happens if the buss voltage dos Not...

Ok so what happens if the buss voltage dos Not exceed the battery voltage? For instance on a heavy decell with near fully charged batteries? I dont want to take out the school kid at the 1st...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,183
Posted By elevmike
Mike, There's more then a few companies out...

Mike,

There's more then a few companies out there who make conveying system components like small interlocking pallets drives & tracks etc.. Basicly it's like building a model railroad, with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2007, 11:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,224
Posted By elevmike
I've dabbled in instruction and actually found it...

I've dabbled in instruction and actually found it quite a challange. This fall I'm going to a Robotics Team coach for about 9 kids. I've got 10 weeks to prepair and am already daunted by everything...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2007, 11:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,761
Posted By elevmike
That's what I figured, but the way you presented...

That's what I figured, but the way you presented it thew me off.. Thanks.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2007, 10:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,761
Posted By elevmike
Keith, "four-quadrant AC drive" As I...

Keith,

"four-quadrant AC drive" As I personally dont normally spec the drives, I have to ask what's the differance here?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2007, 10:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,761
Posted By elevmike
Knowing nothing about battery charging circuits,...

Knowing nothing about battery charging circuits, it was my thought to charge them with 240vdc. However considering Keiths note that 240 will only give me ~170vac on the motor, I'll need more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,761
Posted By elevmike
OT. EV project. Choosing an AC Drive.

Ok so some of the PLCs.net vetrens may remember we/I started an electric go-cart project, but for various reasons it died on the vine. However, it's about to be re-born in a bigger and more elaborate...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2007, 04:38 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,851
Posted By elevmike
The problem with this is when you come to 4, it...

The problem with this is when you come to 4, it usually results in an argument with others in the room.
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