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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 16th, 2018, 12:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By ASF
It'll definitely be possible, but it'll be...

It'll definitely be possible, but it'll be painful. You will have to use the activeX. You may have to do the development on an XP machine, potentially in an older version, so that the runtime file is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 11:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 79
Posted By ASF
Welcome to the forum! You obviously have the...

Welcome to the forum!

You obviously have the ActiveX control installed on your development laptop, but to deploy it to the HMI you will need to install it on there also.

You might run into a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 04:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 276
Posted By ASF
Me personally: I wouldn't. If it's a safety...

Me personally: I wouldn't.

If it's a safety application (even if it just smells like one) then I wouldn't trust just dropping the supply to a transistor output card to perform the safety function....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,595
Posted By ASF
*creates and validates forum login to post vague...

*creates and validates forum login to post vague two word response on a 5-6 year old thread contributing nothing to the discussion*

"You're all crazy"

:wait:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By ASF
Damn, that thing was built well before my parents...

Damn, that thing was built well before my parents even met! My dad was still a teenager!


I had a similar conversation with an operator about the Siemens S5 platform once. He was bemoaning the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By ASF
I don't think I've ever changed a Point IO module...

I don't think I've ever changed a Point IO module revision from whatever it defaults to when you create it.

I mean, there may well be perfectly good reasons to do so, but I've not found one yet.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 11,834
Posted By ASF
Do you call the PLC the FAT Controller?

Do you call the PLC the FAT Controller?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2018, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By ASF
I had a similar problem with a SCADA micro PC...

I had a similar problem with a SCADA micro PC where I had it set up with a wired connection to the PLC, and a wireless connection to the internet for remote access. Problem was, as soon as I plugged...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2018, 05:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 689
Posted By ASF
I'd vote for Advanced HMI too. I have it running...

I'd vote for Advanced HMI too. I have it running my ridiculously over-engineered balcony watering system (http://plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?p=727741) on a PC about the size of a large USB...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By ASF
You're welcome! One other thing that I just...

You're welcome! One other thing that I just remembered - on display animation stop (i.e. at client shutdown), make sure to release the tags. I can't remember the exact syntax offhand but you should...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2018, 04:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,588
Posted By ASF
I hope so! ...

I hope so!
https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/russells_teapot.png
(credit to xkcd)



If you're interested in reading about what Elon Musk is doing in the biology sphere, have a read of this...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2018, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By ASF
Yes, you can set it online. There's a button on...

Yes, you can set it online. There's a button on that same tab "Set Date and Time from Workstation" or something similar. As long as your PC time is correct, just click that button and you're away. Or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By ASF
Just to clarify - you'll still need a 24VDC...

Just to clarify - you'll still need a 24VDC supply for this, it's not POE.

Although, if I understand correctly - you currently have two wires up there which power an existing siren, and you want...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,140
Posted By ASF
The code I used is in amongst a whole mass of VBA...

The code I used is in amongst a whole mass of VBA code that I'm not at liberty to share, and I don't have the time at the moment to go through and extract all the relevant bits. But in short:

1....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 195
Posted By ASF
Welcome to the forum! To use a third-party...

Welcome to the forum!

To use a third-party controller with a Panelview Plus, you need to use the included Kepware OPC server.

You will need to flash the firmware on the HMI, and when you do,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By ASF
I believe that flex I/O is being phased out, but...

I believe that flex I/O is being phased out, but point I/O is still very current. I still buy and install hundreds of point I/O cards a year.

The I/O count is well within the range of a point I/O...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2018, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By ASF
One other possibility... Perhaps for the...

One other possibility...

Perhaps for the last however many years, the drive has been set to display the commanded frequency. So all day it sat there saying "39Hz".

Maybe someone recently...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2018, 05:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 364
Posted By ASF
http://2w6kxc22rrr9mabqt1mglgait6.wpengine.netdna-...

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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 759
Posted By ASF
I vehemently disagree. That title surely belongs...

I vehemently disagree. That title surely belongs to Windows Vista.

Everything else Ken said, I wholeheartedly endorse :nodi:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 388
Posted By ASF
Can you post a picture of the back of the screen?...

Can you post a picture of the back of the screen? Perhaps it has a label on it that we can use to identify it
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,169
Posted By ASF
Welcome to the light side, Peter :beerchug:

Welcome to the light side, Peter :beerchug:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2018, 04:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 753
Posted By ASF
I've seen a 4,000kW (5,333hp) motor started DOL....

I've seen a 4,000kW (5,333hp) motor started DOL. It didn't stop the plant.

Of course, that's not to say that you don't need to consider that - only that the assessment needs to be around the DOL...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2018, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 178
Posted By ASF
If you have data coming in on a communications...

If you have data coming in on a communications link of some sort, the scaling of that data will be determined by whatever device is sending it across the network.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2018, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 133
Posted By ASF
I wouldn't worry about a shutdown task so much....

I wouldn't worry about a shutdown task so much. You'd do it in a startup task. All CLX memory is retentive, so if you've got your date/time in a tag somewhere, when the PLC starts up, the date/time...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By ASF
I've not used ladsim, but here's a thought. ...

I've not used ladsim, but here's a thought.

I'd be guessing that you've set your counter preset to 6, and when the counter is done, the carpark is full, yes?

Maybe the counter won't count any...
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