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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 07:45 AM
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Posted By cardosocea
Important thing to add to this is that the...

Important thing to add to this is that the communication load on the PLC side will double and some PLC's may not like it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 93
Posted By cardosocea
I haven't used iFix 3.5... so I may be way off. ...

I haven't used iFix 3.5... so I may be way off.

However, in later versions if you have more than one server you can configure the server under network with the node name that the images reference...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 06:05 AM
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Views: 96
Posted By cardosocea
I believe you can set the Timezone on your HMI....

I believe you can set the Timezone on your HMI. They tend to have some sort of Windows running in the background and generally you can access the time settings.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 06:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By cardosocea
Why would they not work on the same network? ...

Why would they not work on the same network?

What you may find is that potentially they won't work as well as if being isolated from the network, but I would say that will be due to traffic.
I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 02:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 165
Posted By cardosocea
I haven't configured a connection for an OPC in...

I haven't configured a connection for an OPC in the past...

As for the PLC comms through GET and PUT, isn't there an example where the blocks are reset on startup to overcome the comms freezing? ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 13th, 2018, 02:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By cardosocea
Wouldn't it be I_VfdStatus.2? In S7-300/400? How...

Wouldn't it be I_VfdStatus.2? In S7-300/400? How is that trickier?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 13th, 2018, 02:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By cardosocea
Why use the Norm_X when your value is already a...

Why use the Norm_X when your value is already a percentage? Why not divide by 100.0?

Have you cross referenced those limit variables?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 8th, 2018, 02:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 194
Posted By cardosocea
Part of duplicating the tag is also to be sure of...

Part of duplicating the tag is also to be sure of the address and channel you are trying to communicate over.

Is it possible that you linked an address of another unit?
Are you sure you have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 8th, 2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 197
Posted By cardosocea
Depends on what you used in your project. ...

Depends on what you used in your project.

Also, backward compatible would be for V5.5 to open a V5.4 project, not the other way around like you want. If anything it would be forward compatible...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 7th, 2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By cardosocea
I learned something new today. Never saw that...

I learned something new today. Never saw that before.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 7th, 2018, 01:58 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 111
Posted By cardosocea
In my understanding the commissioning tool is to...

In my understanding the commissioning tool is to set up the parameters of the controller with your physical process.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 6th, 2018, 09:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By cardosocea
Do you start PLCSim, then open your S7-1500...

Do you start PLCSim, then open your S7-1500 project, test it, then open your S7-1200 project and try to download to PLCSim?

This means that PLCSim, is already configured as a 1500 and won't reply...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 6th, 2018, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By cardosocea
Do these servers have dual power supplies? ...

Do these servers have dual power supplies?

I've had this in the past where if one supply failed it would beep until fixed.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 6th, 2018, 09:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By cardosocea
Is that memory word used elsewhere? What is...

Is that memory word used elsewhere?

What is that Tank function doing? Is the SetValue an input or InOut variable that is perhaps changed inside the Tank block?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 6th, 2018, 09:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 220
Posted By cardosocea
This is very very light on information. You...

This is very very light on information. You haven't told us what TIA Portal you're running, how you change from S7-1500 to S7-1200, is it a new project, do you start a new instance of PLCSim, etc... ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 4th, 2018, 12:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 350
Posted By cardosocea
While on the subject of Ignition... it is worth...

While on the subject of Ignition... it is worth highlighting their training is online and for free.

It covers much more than paid courses that are compressed over a week or two for similar...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 4th, 2018, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 657
Posted By cardosocea
I take it there are some kind of standards or...

I take it there are some kind of standards or this sort of thing, no?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By cardosocea
Did you mean overpriced?

Did you mean overpriced?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2018, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By cardosocea
That was the stuff of nightmares for me. The...

That was the stuff of nightmares for me. The control it could achieve was fantastic (I had it in a huge motion control system), but the setup or troubleshooting was scary at best. Both me and my...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2018, 02:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By cardosocea
I don't think we disagree... Give ladder to any...

I don't think we disagree... Give ladder to any programmer to understand Boolean conditions and that will always be preferred as it's the most straightforward way possible to understand what's wrong....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,179
Posted By cardosocea
We have a bunch of PLC5's... one PLC3 and another...

We have a bunch of PLC5's... one PLC3 and another PLC2. These are running and powered, but no longer controlling anything. I think we're just seeing how long the LED's in the front work.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2018, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,474
Posted By cardosocea
I have to disagree... Ladder logic is great for...

I have to disagree... Ladder logic is great for Boolean logic, but when you start calculating it becomes unwieldy really fast.

Instead it is best to know what are Ladder Logic, FBD and ST's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By cardosocea
No Ex rating... The Beckhoff one can be in zone 2...

No Ex rating... The Beckhoff one can be in zone 2 and use Intrinsically Safe IO.

I.S. is only in the S7-300 format or ET200 iSP which uses Profibus PA.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 340
Posted By cardosocea
Finally!!!! Someone with the good sense to remove...

Finally!!!! Someone with the good sense to remove converters from the equation.
I wish Siemens followed suit, or at least Beckhoff did something that supported like this for Profniet.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2018, 05:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 159
Posted By cardosocea
Judging by Wikipedia, I'd say it's astronomy...

Judging by Wikipedia, I'd say it's astronomy related.
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