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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 07:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 437
Posted By OkiePC
During the October ice storm when I had no power...

During the October ice storm when I had no power for a week at the house, I ran my 22" TV from a cheap inverter I carry in my work truck. The inverter has a power meter LED display and it claimed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 660
Posted By OkiePC
I would change this part. Make a new tag...

I would change this part. Make a new tag something like "HMI_SP_Valve_X". If the analog output is not scaled at the card, put the HMI tag into human readable engineering units (perhaps based on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2021, 03:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 660
Posted By OkiePC
Why not leave the setpoint alone, and just use...

Why not leave the setpoint alone, and just use the high level condition in the part of the logic that writes the command to the output point?

If not high, then write the setpoint, else write 0 to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 07:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, I have seen some similar things. I am...

Yes, I have seen some similar things. I am unfamiliar with your PLC, so I suppose there could be some property of it that allows this to happen.

Once long ago I had a situation where the PLC was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 259
Posted By OkiePC
By saying "I1" is deactivated, do you mean that...

By saying "I1" is deactivated, do you mean that the input has power and the first branch of your rung should be false? Because you show an instruction that would be true if that input was off...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 05:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, Modbus is all function codes and Modbus...

Yes, Modbus is all function codes and Modbus addresses. There are no tags in Modbus. I think tags first appeared in PLCs a year later in 1980 ;)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 268
Posted By OkiePC
I keep a small handful of mini gender changers...

I keep a small handful of mini gender changers and null modem adapters in the ziplock back with my USB to serial converter just for such cases as these. Just the other day, I needed to upload from...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 04:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By OkiePC
You would just need to configure the gateway for...

You would just need to configure the gateway for the SLC and have them both on the same ethernet network. I have not used the Spectrum controls device, but have worked on systems with similar...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2021, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 367
Posted By OkiePC
The 1763-NC01 is right. It has a pin named TERM...

The 1763-NC01 is right. It has a pin named TERM that allows you to add proper termination by connecting it to pin A.

You can get a slightly less expensive aftermarket 1763-NC01 from a forum...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 06:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By OkiePC
I bet that is similar to what is under the hood...

I bet that is similar to what is under the hood of their CharToASCII function. I'll run a trial.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 06:51 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By OkiePC
I have moved laptops since I last stashed that...

I have moved laptops since I last stashed that sample code and the internet is not helping me find it today. I will come back to this later if I can dig up the details. Looking at the list of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 06:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By OkiePC
It sounds like what you need to do is convert an...

It sounds like what you need to do is convert an alphabetic character to its ASCII numeric code. There is another related question fresh on the forum that has prompted me to look for the Red Lion...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 06:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By OkiePC
That video is 7 years old, so there might be...

That video is 7 years old, so there might be newer functions available that can simplify this for you. The magic in the Crimson side of his demo shows up around the 3:10 mark where he shows the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By OkiePC
The only time I have run into weirdness with a...

The only time I have run into weirdness with a firmware upgraded SLC was a case where the old 5/05 still had the original Ethernet daughter card that only supported 10Mb half duplex and we were...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By OkiePC
If the PC has the right license and isn't locked...

If the PC has the right license and isn't locked down, pressing CTRL + P will bring up a box which lets you edit the application.



Neither. There is a "set" command or something like that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 04:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By OkiePC
I think the RSView32 app has an extension "rvs"...

I think the RSView32 app has an extension "rvs" but those memories are old and dusty.

When you copy the whole directory, you are likely to get a lot of data that isn't necessary depending on how...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 03:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 283
Posted By OkiePC
I think the 5/05 (Ethernet) can be upgraded with...

I think the 5/05 (Ethernet) can be upgraded with ControlFlash, but the other SLC models use a ROM piggyback chip like you describe.

If the firmware is not 100% successful, I seriously doubt the OP...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 814
Posted By OkiePC
What are the details of the flow meter? Most...

What are the details of the flow meter? Most magmeters have a setting to adjust how they cope with zero or low flow and some have settings that can be fine tuned for when there is air in the pipe...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2021, 10:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 739
Posted By OkiePC
When you set up the SLC channel for Modbus...

When you set up the SLC channel for Modbus Master, you will write MSG instructions and pick Modbus function codes as the choice for what type of message. Then the MSG dialog box will offer a place...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 1st, 2021, 08:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By OkiePC
It has been a few years ago when I had to...

It has been a few years ago when I had to commission a new VFD on Ethernet IP and it took me several hours to get the right AOP for the new firmware and then I had to take the whole water plant down...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 1st, 2021, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 507
Posted By OkiePC
What are the contents of the Data[0] through...

What are the contents of the Data[0] through Data[7] elements in decimal format?

According the the Crimson 3.1 help topic, if the DataToText instructions encounter a null character, it will stop....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 31st, 2021, 10:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By OkiePC
Good feedback! Don't you wish everything...

Good feedback!

Don't you wish everything worked as well as Crimson? Every time I see a bunch of obscure FactoryBalk problems posted on this forum, a refrain runs through my head which I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 30th, 2021, 10:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By OkiePC
You might get better results if you have one...

You might get better results if you have one delay between each message. I typically poll radios with logic that waits for a DN or ER bit after each message, then an "inter-message delay" then fires...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 30th, 2021, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,116
Posted By OkiePC
If I had a nickel for every pushbutton and...

If I had a nickel for every pushbutton and selector switch I have run across with 480vac on the contacts ... Yeah, I get rid of those every time it is possible.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 30th, 2021, 09:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By OkiePC
That CBLAB003 should work with the CR series. If...

That CBLAB003 should work with the CR series. If you make your own cable, be sure that you DON'T have anything connected to pin 3 on the SLC side which has 24VDC present!

The one that Red Lion...
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