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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 9th, 2019, 06:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,272
Posted By boneless
I use several NodeMCU devices as well, for...

I use several NodeMCU devices as well, for sprinkler system and multisensor etc. I interface them with home assistant for visualization, but it is quite simple to make a web interface on them too.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 9th, 2019, 03:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,272
Posted By boneless
I think the main advantage is that it offers more...

I think the main advantage is that it offers more flexibility than just Alexa. I have a bunch of z-wave switches in my home. Home Assistant is compatible with the z-wave USB controllers, so that I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2019, 03:18 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,272
Posted By boneless
I’m running home assistant on Linux for my home...

I’m running home assistant on Linux for my home automation. Works great with Alexa, can use her to turn on/off all connected devices.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 17th, 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By boneless
I would look at the comfort panels instead, they...

I would look at the comfort panels instead, they are a fair bit more expensive, but have much better capabilities then the basic panels.


I see this one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2018, 11:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 597
Posted By boneless
You can find the IEC timers in the standard...

You can find the IEC timers in the standard library, under system function blocks, SFB4 would be one as shown in P#'s post.


ENO is pretty much the same as EN, so whenever a block is called, the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 7th, 2018, 02:15 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,499
Posted By boneless
I think we are already past this, but there is a...

I think we are already past this, but there is a disquisition to slowing down cycle.


Increase the time between two consecutive scans, or
Decrease the number of operations per second, ie...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 6th, 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By boneless
This is great when in a pinch, but very...

This is great when in a pinch, but very dangerous. Any port-scanning script kiddy can now access your PLC.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 6th, 2018, 05:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By boneless
No experience whatsoever with injection molding....

No experience whatsoever with injection molding. But in cases where we have two controllers, controlling the opposite effect, we usually use two controllers. The heating controller setpoint would be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 6th, 2018, 02:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,695
Posted By boneless
Well that sucks. OP, if you are a veteran, make...

Well that sucks. OP, if you are a veteran, make sure to contact Phil and hear him out.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 6th, 2018, 02:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By boneless
Try to force a complete recompile, right click...

Try to force a complete recompile, right click the HMI and recompile HARDWARE, after that SOFTWARE ALL.


If any errors come up, you can see them in the info tab on the bottom.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2018, 11:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,695
Posted By boneless
Not sure if this applies to you, but did you see...

Not sure if this applies to you, but did you see this great offer from Phil?


http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=118578
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By boneless
Just bought a couple of 10" PV Plus from Mark,...

Just bought a couple of 10" PV Plus from Mark, for the "old" price. Our price from AB was about 2.6k last year, went up to 5.2k this year.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 4th, 2018, 04:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,695
Posted By boneless
I would take PLC course at the local Vo-Tech, I...

I would take PLC course at the local Vo-Tech, I did one last year. About 90 hrs, $585. I am a Siemens guy, but want to learn some AB, this was the cheapest option to do that.

You end up with a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 7th, 2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,189
Posted By boneless
I work from home, and travel several trips a year...

I work from home, and travel several trips a year on-site. And I love it.


I used to live in Norway, first job after college. After 5 years, I met my wife and moved to the States, where I got a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 28th, 2018, 06:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,475
Posted By boneless
We use jig saw as well. It is quick and simple. ...

We use jig saw as well. It is quick and simple.



We have some die/punch for older equipment that works very well too.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 28th, 2018, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,778
Posted By boneless
As far as I know, it is not possible to download...

As far as I know, it is not possible to download editable files FROM the HMI.



PLC side, make sure you set password in the CPU as well as the know how protection.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2018, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By boneless
Thank you :)

Thank you :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2018, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By boneless
We use Siemens units, there work perfect: ...

We use Siemens units, there work perfect:
https://mall.industry.siemens.com/mall/en/WW/Catalog/Products/10205365?tree=CatalogTree


Okie, how much do those units run for?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2018, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By boneless
Hi, thank you. That is part of the...

Hi, thank you.


That is part of the problem, the manual is 334 pages long :). And the Scalance should be capable of routing.


I just wonder how that works with multiple IP ranges.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By boneless
Multiple IP on single Scalance

Hi all,


So... We are delivering a PLC system, with HMI and couple of PROFINET drives. PLC has a single Ethernet interface.



We added a Scalance XC206-2 (after costumer request), they want...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 5th, 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By boneless
Hello Zahid, It has been a while, but I...

Hello Zahid,


It has been a while, but I seem to remember those FM counters have a hardware gate, to enable/disable counting. Is that what you are looking for?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2018, 01:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 345
Posted By boneless
I had trouble with programming S7 300 in TIA,...

I had trouble with programming S7 300 in TIA, make sure you get one with newer firmware! :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 24th, 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,113
Posted By boneless
I think it is a great and cheap way to get...

I think it is a great and cheap way to get started. If you decide to come to the Siemens side (we've got cookies), you can always upgrade to a higher version.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 24th, 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By boneless
It was a general comment, just stating that...

It was a general comment, just stating that conforming to their regulations did not mean compliance elsewhere.


Yes, standards, sometimes English is hard :)


Thanks!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 23rd, 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By boneless
Hi, Would that mean that, if we believe...

Hi,


Would that mean that, if we believe we are in compliance, we could just issue a declaration of conformity? I do not actually have to submit anything for approval, just make sure I have all...
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