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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 25th, 2021, 08:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,997
Posted By rdrast
First, your Group.Add item should be in braces: ...

First, your Group.Add item should be in braces:


Group.Add "{[IOTOPIC]TagName}"


Also, when reading an item, use Set:


Set MyTag = Group.Item("{[IOTOPIC]TagName}")
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2021, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 477
Posted By rdrast
For small applications, not requiring a...

For small applications, not requiring a Historian, many PanelPC's and other PC devices have version of Ignition onboard already.


If you need special capabilities, like historians, contact IA's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 26th, 2021, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By rdrast
In Active Directory, the network controller PC...

In Active Directory, the network controller PC has to actively identify and register every client computer that is to be connected to the directory for management purposes. An AD User **can** log on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 835
Posted By rdrast
Go online to the processor with a web browser...

Go online to the processor with a web browser (just type in the Ethernet modules IP). See how many connections are in use.

That sounds a lot like a connection issue to me, but the browser will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2021, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 740
Posted By rdrast
You had to give the Adapter module a name, that...

You had to give the Adapter module a name, that identifies the rack, then it is just type, slot, channel.


MyRack:I:Data[2].0 for Input bit 0 on the input card in slot 2,
MyRack:O:Data[3].4 ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 13th, 2021, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 809
Posted By rdrast
Have you set up the FTView Local Directory?...

Have you set up the FTView Local Directory? ("FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard")
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 26th, 2020, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 883
Posted By rdrast
SE or ME? ME can deal with older versions, SE...

SE or ME?
ME can deal with older versions, SE really cannot.
Also, you may be running into the problem with the Tag Database being the old Watcom 32 bit one, in which case you need to convert it to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 22nd, 2020, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,562
Posted By rdrast
That is probably the most ridiculous idea I've...

That is probably the most ridiculous idea I've heard in a long time.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 514
Posted By rdrast
Isn't 21.03 one of the releases with major...

Isn't 21.03 one of the releases with major problems due to 'security' issues?


Can you try with 21.04?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2020, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By rdrast
HMI's and Drives/IO all on the same network? ...

HMI's and Drives/IO all on the same network?
Start by looking at the Ethernet module directly, and check it's error rate and connection count. Just someone throwing in a MSG instruction will bump...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2020, 05:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,093
Posted By rdrast
Aye, but the screens people seem to be using as...

Aye, but the screens people seem to be using as 'standard'.. Hrm... My 'Standard' Plant floor screens are 17", 1280x1024 for the main HMI's, and all of the smaller, local ones are either 1024x768 or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 3rd, 2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,562
Posted By rdrast
Just to move farther away from Windows 7...

Just to move farther away from Windows 7 (corporate directive), just last weekend, I spun up a brand new, Windows 10 VM, for my Rockwell stuff. Logix and Networx only so far, but versions 16, 19,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2020, 11:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 539
Posted By rdrast
They are masks. 15 = 0000 0000 0000 1111 -16...

They are masks.
15 = 0000 0000 0000 1111
-16 = 1111 1111 1111 0000


In one case, looking at only the low 4 bits of the word, in the other case, looking at only the high 12 bits of the word.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 28th, 2020, 10:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 721
Posted By rdrast
Same version, and same service packs/updates.

Same version, and same service packs/updates.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 20th, 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 948
Posted By rdrast
Did you set up the datalinks physically in the...

Did you set up the datalinks physically in the drive?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 20th, 2020, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,510
Posted By rdrast
Command_Close + Not_Closed Start_Timer ...

Command_Close + Not_Closed Start_Timer


Timer_Timed_Out = Alarm.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 14th, 2020, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 729
Posted By rdrast
Is the HMI reading the tags from the proper...

Is the HMI reading the tags from the proper scope? Controller/program scope?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2020, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,376
Posted By rdrast
No, unless you are doing something fancy in high...

No, unless you are doing something fancy in high level switches. You have duplicate ip's hitting the upstream switch. That is why I use completely separate IO networks, including multiple Ethernet...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2020, 05:30 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,376
Posted By rdrast
I always install several networks per line. At...

I always install several networks per line. At the very least, I have a pure local 192.xxx.yyy.zzz/24 network for IO and drives, and a completely separate network for HMI's. If I have enough...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2020, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,595
Posted By rdrast
https://inductiveautomation.com Ignition....

https://inductiveautomation.com


Ignition.


You can play with the demo, or for small applications, look at Edge.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2020, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 544
Posted By rdrast
If you want an actual functional Numeric Input...

If you want an actual functional Numeric Input touchscreen keypad for FTView, look here: https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/answer_view/a_id/7186


You probably have to log in.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 4th, 2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 477
Posted By rdrast
Run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration...

Run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration wizard and point the PC to the server PC. (Set up a network directory)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,928
Posted By rdrast
I use some Ethernet/IP valve manifold...

I use some Ethernet/IP valve manifold controllers, I still have the PLC controlling them, they just look like an IO drop.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 593
Posted By rdrast
1) An analog input is good enough, voltage...

1) An analog input is good enough, voltage probably. Just make sure the Pot is restricted to the range of the analog input (normally 0-10 or -10 to +10 VDC).


2) Yes, as long as the HMI is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 5,207
Posted By rdrast
That is only true sometimes. Even in PLC's that...

That is only true sometimes. Even in PLC's that actually do have a synchronous Input - Program scan - Output cycle, there are instructions to immediately read a physical input, or immediately update...
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