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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By RonJohn
Thanks for following up with us. Glad to hear...

Thanks for following up with us. Glad to hear it's been resolved.

Believe me, most of us have been members of "wrong cable" club at one time or another. Some of us have even received a Lifetime...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By RonJohn
I believe that all 5380 hardware components have...

I believe that all 5380 hardware components have a part number that begins with 5069. I'm not aware of any 5069 processor, but I've been confused before as well.

FYI: Rockwell put out a manual...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 12:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By RonJohn
UPDATE: In the end, we purchased a 3-button...

UPDATE: In the end, we purchased a 3-button MICRO system remote (http://kar-tech.com/shop-kartech/off-the-shelf/micro-systems/2-output-micro.html) along with a charging pad from Kar-Tech.

We...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 8th, 2018, 07:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By RonJohn
I believe you want to make it transparent with...

I believe you want to make it transparent with the size slightly smaller than the multi-state indicator. Making it invisible would likely disable the button.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 5th, 2018, 03:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By RonJohn
I did something like this a few years back at a...

I did something like this a few years back at a different company. If I recall correctly, I used a multi-state indicator on top of a pushbutton object.

For the indicator states, I used an...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 5th, 2018, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By RonJohn
Welcome to the forum, Rompot. It's been a...

Welcome to the forum, Rompot.

It's been a very long time since I've worked with a PV1200 and I do recall there were some quirks with communicating to old terminals with newer computers. The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By RonJohn
thanks!!!

thanks!!!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By RonJohn
We have a remote solar panel using Prosoft...

We have a remote solar panel using Prosoft RLX2-IHG Radiolinx radios. Found out, the hard way, that those radios don't restart automatically if they didn't power down gracefully. IOW if the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2018, 08:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By RonJohn
I haven't worked with them myself, but some OEM...

I haven't worked with them myself, but some OEM equipment we have at our facility created a string for each field (date, batch, etc.) and used a series of CONCAT instructions to combine them into the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By RonJohn
From Knowledgebase ID44873:...

From Knowledgebase ID44873: (https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/44873/page/2)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By RonJohn
That pic may be worth 1000 words. I'm pretty...

That pic may be worth 1000 words. I'm pretty certain that having a 0 in your tieback register forces a value into your feed forward register to provide bumpless transfer when switching from manual...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 337
Posted By RonJohn
I seem to recall that under certain...

I seem to recall that under certain circumstances, the PLC automatically puts a value into the Feed Forward value when transitioning from Manual to Auto mode to create a bumpless transfer. This...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2018, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 639
Posted By RonJohn
In lieu of vortex coolers, we've used air-to-air...

In lieu of vortex coolers, we've used air-to-air heat exchangers from Thermal Edge Inc. (https://thermal-edge.com/products/air-to-air-heat-exchangers/) in a few applications. They won't cool the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 11th, 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By RonJohn
I've not worked with GuardLogix but am not aware...

I've not worked with GuardLogix but am not aware of any differences from that and a regular L73 that would affect the COP instruction.

I'd suggest you do a cross reference on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 11th, 2018, 01:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By RonJohn
NOW the pic is visible. Putting the COP...

NOW the pic is visible. Putting the COP instructions in parallel is totally acceptable the way you've shown.

My question is are you absolutely sure that TR_OP100L_OP170L_CELL[10].SD is actually...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 11th, 2018, 01:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 269
Posted By RonJohn
JackM, Sorry but your picture didn't come...

JackM,

Sorry but your picture didn't come through. When you try posting it again, also mention what software package & version you're working with as this may provide vital clues.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 7th, 2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 388
Posted By RonJohn
Ricardo, Is this a new install, something...

Ricardo,

Is this a new install, something you're fixing/modifying or simply a learning opportunity? I've not used a 1771-SDN before, and I have no Modbus experience but have plenty of block...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 5th, 2018, 10:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By RonJohn
Yes, that's the typical way to do things. If...

Yes, that's the typical way to do things. If you're starting from scratch, I'd highly recommend you look into Ethernet IP communications as it is current, powerful and components are readily...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 4th, 2018, 02:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 594
Posted By RonJohn
I'm not up to date on using Kepware so take this...

I'm not up to date on using Kepware so take this for what it's worth...

I'd think you'd want to grab the data from the PLC, if possible. I wouldn't want anything talking to my IO devices except...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 30th, 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By RonJohn
"Phinneas J. Whoopee, you're the greatest!" - Tennessee Tuxedo

Ken, I think you found the issue! You (and others on this forum) have taken me off the hook numerous times and I am extremely thankful.:thumb: :congrats:

After Rack 21, we have rack 22, 23 & 24...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 30th, 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 406
Posted By RonJohn
I've inherited Allen-Bradley & Sick absolute...

I've inherited Allen-Bradley & Sick absolute encoders over the years - no qualms with either.

I don't presently use AD but in a prior job I had good results with their stuff.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 30th, 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By RonJohn
One other thought... this new ASB is assigned to...

One other thought... this new ASB is assigned to racks 13 & 14. (This chassis is and always was set up for 1-slot addressing, so that isn't new)

Years ago, racks 13 & 14 were on channel 1B...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 30th, 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By RonJohn
Agreed. That network has been in use for years,...

Agreed. That network has been in use for years, so I'm told they are 82ohm resistors. I'll go check but (of course) three other crises have reared up today during this migration.

This isn't our...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 30th, 2018, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By RonJohn
I understand - been there/done that. The dip...

I understand - been there/done that. The dip switches were double checked by an engineer & an experienced tech. They even verified none of them were in limbo.


The first two we tried were...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 30th, 2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By RonJohn
Replacing PLC5 w/ 1771-ASB - no Active light @ 230.4 kbaud

In preparation to migrate from PLC5 to ControlLogix, we are moving our PLC into a separate chassis, using a 1771-ASB in its place in the former rack 0&1 chassis. The ASB has been assigned to new...
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