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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2021, 03:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Manglemender
Thanks for all the responses. I will...

Thanks for all the responses.

I will investigate further,

Nick
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Manglemender
Thanks for the response. Many of the machines we...

Thanks for the response. Many of the machines we build are in the $2M+ bracket and we are buying IPCs and SCADA licenses already so it may not be out of the question if it can offer an advantage.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2021, 09:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 468
Posted By Manglemender
Ignition SCADA - OEMs

Hello All,

I've not tried Ignition yet but it looks good.

It looks to be aimed at factory level automation so I was wondering if anyone is using it in an OEM type environment with PLCs from...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Manglemender
@Parky I was referring to multiple separate...

@Parky I was referring to multiple separate sequences within the same machine. As I said, it’s a matter of style and preference.

Have a great weekend all,

Nick
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2021, 08:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Manglemender
Attached is an example of a design translated...

Attached is an example of a design translated into an actual sequence. It was programmed in TIA Portal but the principles remain the same regardless of platform.

Nick
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Manglemender
If, for example, sequence A is waiting for...

If, for example, sequence A is waiting for sequence B to be at state 10 but sequence B skips from 8 to 11 in the same scan then sequence A waits forever. There are ways around this of course; it's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2021, 06:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,413
Posted By Manglemender
Not sure if it still the same but in Bavaria,...

Not sure if it still the same but in Bavaria, Beer was classified as food so was a basic human right and I remember visiting customers there that has beer in the vending machines. That would have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2021, 05:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Manglemender
If your sequence is looking too complicated, is...

If your sequence is looking too complicated, is there stuff in your sequence that actually belongs elsewhere? Break thinks down to smaller units if possible.

To handle faults and exceptions you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2021, 05:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,442
Posted By Manglemender
Your sequence is good but rather than just having...

Your sequence is good but rather than just having one state word I would recommend using and input state and an output state. Evaluate the Input state to determine state actions and then let your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2021, 03:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Manglemender
LOL Old habits of redundant process images...

LOL

Old habits of redundant process images die hard.

Nick
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2021, 03:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,294
Posted By Manglemender
Another application that has caught my attention...

Another application that has caught my attention this week is the Draw package included with LibreOffice. I've used it this week to open some old Visio drawings of software designs I did more than 10...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2021, 04:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,294
Posted By Manglemender
Check out draw.io Nick

Check out draw.io

Nick
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2021, 07:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 688
Posted By Manglemender
If you wish to code it yourself then: IF...

If you wish to code it yourself then:

IF Condition AND NOT Condition_Memory
Some Code
End IF

Condition_Memory = Condition
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2021, 03:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,251
Posted By Manglemender
@Peter, The best places for getting away from...

@Peter, The best places for getting away from things in the UK are in Scotland and it is quite well suited to truck campers to access the most out of the way places. My office is next to the Leeds to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 11th, 2021, 03:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,251
Posted By Manglemender
Good luck on your retirement Peter. I...

Good luck on your retirement Peter.

I visited Alaska with a rented truck camper a few years back and really loved it but I guess AK isn't to everyone's taste and Northern California sounds good...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 964
Posted By Manglemender
Here's a thought? Does the PLC have a spare...

Here's a thought? Does the PLC have a spare ethernet port that you could assign an address to on the other network?

Another alternative might be to change the subnet mask from class "C" to Class...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2020, 04:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,624
Posted By Manglemender
In addition to the "Quite Easy" solution above,...

In addition to the "Quite Easy" solution above, there is another alternative and that is to run stored procedures on the SQL server by calling them from VBA.

The VBA subroutine below opens an ODBC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 9th, 2020, 07:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,267
Posted By Manglemender
Hello, I guess it really depends on what you want...

Hello, I guess it really depends on what you want to achieve. I think many of us are on a similar journey of discovery. Edge computing might mean different things to different people e.g. Remote data...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 30th, 2020, 07:36 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 414
Posted By Manglemender
Could it be set up as an ODBC source? Open...

Could it be set up as an ODBC source?

Open the ODBC Data Source Administrator(32 bit) (Type ODBC on the search box) and check for a System DSN.

Nick

P.S. You may need the 64bit version if it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 30th, 2020, 07:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 739
Posted By Manglemender
We are just finalising the installation and...

We are just finalising the installation and commissioning of a 3M vacuum coater in the USA by remote control.

To facilitate this, we sent a laptop to site equipped with all the programming tools...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 24th, 2020, 09:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Manglemender
Thanks All, That Moxa unit looks like it...

Thanks All,

That Moxa unit looks like it will do the job. I've used other Moxa units in the past so I should have thought to look at them.

Nick
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 24th, 2020, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Manglemender
SLC503 Comms to Ethernet/IP or Modbus?

One of my customers is interested in extracting some data from a machine running on an SLC503 and they really don't want to change the PLC in any way so upgrading to a 505 would probably not be what...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 23rd, 2020, 11:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Manglemender
Reading the standard a bit more, every device now...

Reading the standard a bit more, every device now gets a 2 letter prefix so:

KF = information processing object for relaying electric signals. Example: electric signal relaying object coupler,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 23rd, 2020, 08:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By Manglemender
O/T Item designations on drawings

This is really a European question but all are free to chip in.

It has come to my attention that the item designations used for many years in electrical drawings have been superseded. I'm talking...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 23rd, 2020, 08:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,565
Posted By Manglemender
I've used Transaction manager in the past but the...

I've used Transaction manager in the past but the learning curve, and price, is steep! You also need to remember that put data in is the easy part and the real fun begins when you want to get...
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