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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 22nd, 2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 217
Posted By OkiePC
Never reset the counter... okay, maybe rarely...

Never reset the counter... okay, maybe rarely reset the counter for things like out of the box startup or when mechanical service has been performed, but not for normal operations. Use an offset...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2018, 03:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By OkiePC
There is some overhead that you can't count. I...

There is some overhead that you can't count. I have a 32k SLC 5/05 and when I add up the "Instruction words used" "Data Table" and "Instruction Words Left" I get 29920.

I don't think there is a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2018, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 430
Posted By OkiePC
My advice is to contact Rockwell with your serial...

My advice is to contact Rockwell with your serial numbers and get them converted to Factory Talk activations.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2018, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By OkiePC
If they pull the plug on Windows 7, I'm going...

If they pull the plug on Windows 7, I'm going back to DOS
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2018, 10:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 266
Posted By OkiePC
Have you tried looking at the A/D forum? I did a...

Have you tried looking at the A/D forum? I did a quick search over there and kept getting an error saying: "Your criteria is not restrictive enough and might return too many results. Please restrict...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2018, 06:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By OkiePC
Do all your recipes exist in the PLC? I can...

Do all your recipes exist in the PLC?

I can envision a method that would not need programs at all, simply array tags for each recipe element.

See attached example for Crimson 3.0
In my...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2018, 12:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 441
Posted By OkiePC
I see some trees, but having a hard time...

I see some trees, but having a hard time identifying the forest.

What do your recipes look like?

Do you need them in csv format on the memory card for some specific reason?

Have you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 16th, 2018, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 80
Posted By OkiePC
Swap out the counter instructions with oneshots...

Swap out the counter instructions with oneshots and ADD, then use a FLL on consecutive tags in an array. You will have to use GEQ instead of done bits.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By OkiePC
If the speed limit of the serial connection won't...

If the speed limit of the serial connection won't harm your application, and channel 0 is free on the CPU, you could go that route. You do then want to ensure that you have a good quality serial...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 174
Posted By OkiePC
Is the HMI within serial port distance of the SLC...

Is the HMI within serial port distance of the SLC (~50 feet of wire)?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 10:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 783
Posted By OkiePC
My suggestion would be to borrow or rent someone...

My suggestion would be to borrow or rent someone with the tools...should be much less expensive.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By OkiePC
For a one-time or infrequent operation, the...

For a one-time or infrequent operation, the RSLogix 5 partial download feature would work but I am pretty sure you have to put the PLC in program mode which might be a show stopper. It allows you to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2018, 11:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By OkiePC
Sometimes the mounting is more important than the...

Sometimes the mounting is more important than the choice of sensor...especially when hose monkeys...er I mean sanitation associates are involved.

Maybe you can recess a reflector in the UHMW side...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 109
Posted By OkiePC
Could the windows display options be affecting...

Could the windows display options be affecting this? I had a different program with similar symptoms that were alleviated by setting the option in Control Panel > Display to "Smaller".
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By OkiePC
RSLinx Classic Lite will not work with DDE/OPC. ...

RSLinx Classic Lite will not work with DDE/OPC. You will need RSLinx Classic OEM, Professional, or Gateway version to do it. Open RSLinx, click Help, then search for "Microsoft Excel". There are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2018, 12:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By OkiePC
With the ML1000, I have seen unexplained errors...

With the ML1000, I have seen unexplained errors as a result of power quality problems, poor grounding and spikes on the output relays. In one case, we corrected it by using a line filter on the AC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 205
Posted By OkiePC
In all the cases I work with using radio...

In all the cases I work with using radio telemetry, it is necessary to read and write at least one or two values on every pass. It also takes very little extra time and effort to just read and write...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By OkiePC
Which direction are you going when you say...

Which direction are you going when you say import? TO the PLC or FROM the PLC?

Do you have a licensed version of RSLinx (not Lite)?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, that would work, but would probably require...

Yes, that would work, but would probably require more time to set up than a generic gateway and would be more application specific. Changes to the addressing used would require changes in the Click...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 03:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By OkiePC
It just clears all the state bits before setting...

It just clears all the state bits before setting the next one.



My poll timer gets reset on the rising edge of the last state, but first I capture the accumulator by moving it to an HMI tag and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 01:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By OkiePC
All the data in all Allen Bradley PLCs is...

All the data in all Allen Bradley PLCs is retentive. Nothing will be lost.

For comms checking...normally, the first element of my MSG is a "Heartbeat". It is just a number that increments or a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By OkiePC
I use a state engine to drive the polling. I use...

I use a state engine to drive the polling. I use a timer to insert a minimum delay between each message. I use the DN and ER bits from each message to advance to the next state.

I use "config...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 415
Posted By OkiePC
Not really, because you would need a way to...

Not really, because you would need a way to retransmit messages between Click ports.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 01:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 279
Posted By OkiePC
For your remote sites ... how are they connected...

For your remote sites ... how are they connected to the master?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 10th, 2018, 02:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 491
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, that part of his example is redundant. The...

Yes, that part of his example is redundant. The RES would be necessary if the timer was retentive. His description of when and why to use a FIFO is spot on though.
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