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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 16th, 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 372
Posted By Aabeck
I would put in a few smart relays with LCD...

I would put in a few smart relays with LCD displays that show the IO status, that way each is showing where a problem is.

If there's a space problem in the enclosure, add a small enclosure on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 12th, 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Aabeck
My fear is not that a technician opening the ...

My fear is not that a technician opening the panel is not going to realize the danger of the control voltage, it is the operator that may be in danger if the control voltage gets to the surface of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 12th, 2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By Aabeck
Also, check to see that the driver is running,...

Also, check to see that the driver is running, and that Startup is set to Automatic.

This can happen if the driver is not started
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 06:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Aabeck
Jraef, I work on 400V machines that have...

Jraef,


I work on 400V machines that have a neutral, but the machines I am referring to are 230V, no neutral. Only one side of the 230 is controlled and the other terminal will get one zapped...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 309
Posted By Aabeck
Another trick to remember, especially on thicker...

Another trick to remember, especially on thicker gauge steel -

Drill the pilot hole with a good drill bit, then use the pilot bit on the hole saw.

Too many times when the pilot bit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Aabeck
The one thing I will say they do right over there...

The one thing I will say they do right over there - all the electrical outlets were at least 5 feet off the floor - way out of reach of kids with paper clips. Of course - I didn't come across one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Aabeck
I travelled to Europe a couple years ago and...

I travelled to Europe a couple years ago and rented an apartment for the month - a lot less than a hotel.

The circuit breaker box was a few Siemens DIN mounted single pole breakers - Line-2 went...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2018, 05:07 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,414
Posted By Aabeck
I was in a header shop a few years ago. The coil...

I was in a header shop a few years ago. The coil reel/straighteners were mostly 230V controls.

An operator a few machines away from me was holding the Jog PB and grabbed the end of the wire as it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 4th, 2018, 11:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By Aabeck
I have had the best luck, and lowest maintenance,...

I have had the best luck, and lowest maintenance, on Quincy air compressors.

Have been involved with a few Kaiser's and they do last, but I think they are high maintenance.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2018, 07:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Aabeck
Hawaii was only one - there was one in Oregon or...

Hawaii was only one - there was one in Oregon or Washington state, and I think one in Alaska.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2018, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By Aabeck
Remembering the news recently about fake false...

Remembering the news recently about fake false alerts for tsunami's I am guessing something there will go wrong.

They will probably leave off the "This is a test..." part, announce an incoming...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 30th, 2018, 06:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By Aabeck
The listing in your screen shot is what the...

The listing in your screen shot is what the RSLinx server is providing RSLogix.


Again, I would try deleting the Harmony files.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 29th, 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 645
Posted By Aabeck
If you can go online with the program in RSLogix,...

If you can go online with the program in RSLogix, do you mean that RSLinx shows the CPU's faulted in RSWho?


The Harmony files in RSLinx can get corrupted and need wiped if RSLinx shows faults in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Aabeck
I have tried this on both programs on 2 different...

I have tried this on both programs on 2 different computers and every time I tried to open a project in a OneDrive folder both programs closed without warning.

Then I created a project as a test...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Aabeck
Just wanted to let everyone know I found...

Just wanted to let everyone know I found something with LOGO!Soft Comfort software, also Idec WindLGC so it's not a Siemens mod.


If you try to open a project in, or save one to, a cloud storage...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By Aabeck
I would make one person the designated programmer...

I would make one person the designated programmer - and he is the only one that writes anything in Step7.

The other 2 can look at the project, but have to have a three person meeting and propose...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 23rd, 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By Aabeck
I have both LOGO!Soft and Idec WindLGC (which are...

I have both LOGO!Soft and Idec WindLGC (which are the exact same program from the same company that makes the PLC's for both companies)


LOGO!Soft will open Idec projects, but it does something...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2018, 06:35 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 36,623
Posted By Aabeck
The worst thing I recall doing was finding a...

The worst thing I recall doing was finding a loose wire by a relay that it fell out of. As I moved it back to it's terminal it touched another terminal just enough for a little spark.



Turned...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2018, 04:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Aabeck
The next time you have to cycle power - cycle the...

The next time you have to cycle power - cycle the switch not the PLC


If that also restores comm's then take the advice given and replace the switch.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 20th, 2018, 02:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 312
Posted By Aabeck
The only thing I can think of is have the PLC...

The only thing I can think of is have the PLC turn on a relay that interrupts the 120 power to the rack through a N.C. contact. When the PLC shuts down the power will come back on and restart the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 05:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By Aabeck
Another thing to consider with PLC 5's that...

Another thing to consider with PLC 5's that differ from SLC's, CL's, ML's and almost all other brands is when the status is written to RSLogix.



In a training class I was shown a rung in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 08:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By Aabeck
I have not found one. With so many choices of...

I have not found one. With so many choices of voltage and amps, fused, non-fused and circuit breakers that could go in every size panel it would be hard for an enclosure company to stock all the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 10th, 2018, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 764
Posted By Aabeck
It might be that the PLC sets an integer or...

It might be that the PLC sets an integer or counter.ACC that controls which screen is displayed on the HMI.

I still get to work on a PLC5 with a Quartech panel that the screen selection is by a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 503
Posted By Aabeck
I worked on a PLC 5/30 that was so full an online...

I worked on a PLC 5/30 that was so full an online edit terminated & went offline.


I did some experimenting and found out that if I wrote lines as your example is, instead of multiple branches...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 3rd, 2018, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By Aabeck
If this is an existing project is it possible...

If this is an existing project is it possible that in the PLC it is doing the AM/PM calculation after reading the clock with the GSV?

Do a Find All on the hour tag for the 12 hour time and see if...
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