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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 01:48 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Ken Roach
The only thing that makes sense is that the...

The only thing that makes sense is that the SLC-5/03 program that was Zipped and attached, which is clearly set as DH485 Node 7, is actually installed as DH485 Node 1.

The only reference I see to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By Ken Roach
OK, so we've verified that the devices are...

OK, so we've verified that the devices are definitely using DF1 Radio Modem.

Does NetDecoder have a DF1 Radio Modem analyzer option, or just DF1 Half Duplex or DF1 Full Duplex ?

Where are you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 84
Posted By Ken Roach
Steve, welcome to the PLC Talk forum community. ...

Steve, welcome to the PLC Talk forum community. You've brought diagrams and program files to your first thread, which is awesome.

My first take is that the program file you have that shows the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By Ken Roach
Wow, thanks for posting that ! The machines on...

Wow, thanks for posting that ! The machines on which I had that challenge were built several years ago, so that ActiveX did not exist. I thought I had done a very thorough research on the topic,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 07:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By Ken Roach
I have researched this extensively, and have not...

I have researched this extensively, and have not found a method.

My solution was not to use the Windows CE screensaver feature, and instead control the screen brightness and navigation from the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,092
Posted By Ken Roach
I'm scratching my head about why you see "DLE...

I'm scratching my head about why you see "DLE ENQ" = 10 05, described in the NetDecoder as "master enquiry", by itself.

DLE ENQ is in fact a "master enquiry" more commonly called a "Poll".

In...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By Ken Roach
I tell my wife that my girlfriend is younger,...

I tell my wife that my girlfriend is younger, better looking, and laughs at my jokes. Somehow she doesn't take it as incentive to improve.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2020, 04:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Ken Roach
A thing that just occurred to me: in general,...

A thing that just occurred to me: in general, Siemens and Rockwell use a different byte order. At some point that logic in the ControlLogix will have to swap the bytes of the data.

It is a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2020, 04:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 116
Posted By Ken Roach
Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community ! ...

Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community !

Where did you get the AOI that you are using to communicate between the controllers ?

What you are describing sounds like an issue related to data...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By Ken Roach
I use the "Submit a Question" feature of my...

I use the "Submit a Question" feature of my TechConnect service contract. It allows me to submit a support question in a trackable way with sufficient details to make it actionable.

If you don't...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2020, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Ken Roach
Thanks for the followup ! If you can, figure...

Thanks for the followup !

If you can, figure out how exactly that RSView field connects to the PLC controller or the drives.

PowerFlex 40's are often set up in "multi drive mode" where one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 715
Posted By Ken Roach
Is the chain on the sprocket fully clear of the...

Is the chain on the sprocket fully clear of the prox switch; could it be drooping toward the switch in one direction only ?

Is the conveyor under a greater load in the direction where the prox...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2020, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 347
Posted By Ken Roach
Follow that 2-wire cable to wherever it leads. ...

Follow that 2-wire cable to wherever it leads.

In general, you only want to select "Comm Port" if there's something periodically writing the Control word and the Reference word to the drive, more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Ken Roach
Managed switch with SFP ports that support VDSL

I have an interesting machine project with a rotating assembly for which the builder is providing a slipring that claims to support "up to 50 Mb/s network signals". I need to run EtherNet/IP...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 602
Posted By Ken Roach
I understand what you would like to do: you want...

I understand what you would like to do: you want to use VLANs and other switch features to emulate physical network changes, so you can test or demonstrate how the connected equipment will behave...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,164
Posted By Ken Roach
Good morning, "qiucs", and welcome to the PLCTalk...

Good morning, "qiucs", and welcome to the PLCTalk forum community !

This forum software doesn't have a good method for archiving posts or threads or preventing them from being resurrected and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 23rd, 2020, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 145
Posted By Ken Roach
Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community ! The...

Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community !

The older "PanelView Standard" terminals like yours need to be switched from the Runtime screen displays to the Configuration mode menus in order to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2020, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 271
Posted By Ken Roach
Yes, an SLC-5/0x controller should keep the user...

Yes, an SLC-5/0x controller should keep the user memory in RAM for as long as the battery is good. The modular controllers like SLC-5/01,02,03,04,05 also have a capacitor that can hold the RAM...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2020, 03:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 825
Posted By Ken Roach
Unfortunately, your set of licenses is for...

Unfortunately, your set of licenses is for CompactLogix controllers only, and lacks GuardLogix support. And since you don't have a support contract, you can't download new revisions.

This is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2020, 05:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Ken Roach
It's the other way around: The Kinetix 300...

It's the other way around:

The Kinetix 300 is a standalone indexing drive with built-in browser-launched Java configuration software, I think nominally called MotionView.

The Kinetix 350 is a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2020, 04:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 606
Posted By Ken Roach
The "04" meaning "everything is OK" is inherited...

The "04" meaning "everything is OK" is inherited from SERCOS initialization phase numbers.

The Kinetix 350's get virtually all of their configuration from the ControlLogix, because they're CIP...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2020, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Ken Roach
Thanks for posting that link ! It's really neat...

Thanks for posting that link ! It's really neat to see that kind of detail about the hardware and how the Compute Module is connected to other parts.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 16th, 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By Ken Roach
Why wouldn't you be able to use the A065 Analog...

Why wouldn't you be able to use the A065 Analog Output ? That physical analog signal channel is designed to send out a signal proportional to the drive's output frequency, current, voltage, or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By Ken Roach
The cost is so low, there's little risk in...

The cost is so low, there's little risk in trying.

In my shop, we've got a project that used a few dozen Raspberry Pi 3B+ units. Most are in their factory clear plastic cases, some on DIN-rail...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2020, 05:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By Ken Roach
For very small I/O counts, consider Turck's FEN20...

For very small I/O counts, consider Turck's FEN20 (https://www.turck.us/en/product/000000300001288b0002003a) blocks, which have 4 in/4 out.

You do have to specify the mounting type (screw holes or...
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