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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2018, 10:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 590
Posted By James Mcquade
I just remembered that I bought a tv tray at...

I just remembered that I bought a tv tray at walmart for $15, adjustable from 28-36". you can eat off it, use a laptop, and has spare room.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 590
Posted By James Mcquade
we bought a collapsible table called table tote. ...

we bought a collapsible table called table tote. can't remember where we got it.
www.pctabletote.com
part#3000090

we like it.
small and compact, but will only support a laptop.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2018, 08:32 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 251
Posted By James Mcquade
another thought, make sure the one shot is only...

another thought,
make sure the one shot is only used in 1 place.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2018, 05:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By James Mcquade
May I suggest that you label your logic and then...

May I suggest that you label your logic and then look at what you have.
things will look much better to you when you have done that.

Reason,
what your ladder logic says versus what your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 534
Posted By James Mcquade
welcome to the forum. It would help everyone...

welcome to the forum.

It would help everyone if you would define what your I/o is so we do not have to guess at what you have done.
thanks for showing your work that you have done so far !!
you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 13th, 2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 621
Posted By James Mcquade
May I suggest creating a sediment tank to allow...

May I suggest creating a sediment tank to allow trash to settle,
then have a secondary filtration system.

no valve likes dirt.
I have used numatics for years. they are spool type valves and can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 13th, 2018, 10:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By James Mcquade
We use multi mode duplex fiber. Run lots of...

We use multi mode duplex fiber.
Run lots of spares, our older fibers are going bad.
we also Ethernet to fiber converters and fiber to Ethernet converters with no issues. Buy them in matched pairs....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2018, 08:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 479
Posted By James Mcquade
is the encoder cable shielded with a drain wire...

is the encoder cable shielded with a drain wire connected to ground in only one location?
is the encoder cable run along with 120 / 240 / 480 wiring? if so, you may want to run a bare ground wire in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By James Mcquade
move N7:0 to B3:10 for example. then your b3...

move N7:0 to B3:10 for example.
then your b3 bits can turn on the outputs.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 460
Posted By James Mcquade
Niese, if I understand you. Sensor 1 - ok...

Niese,

if I understand you.
Sensor 1 - ok to run hydraulic motor by turning on valve.
sensor 2 - cup detected - does this stop the hydraulic motor?

I do not know your process, but I did...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 175
Posted By James Mcquade
I have used microswitch on multiple machines...

I have used microswitch on multiple machines years ago. they have various ranges and you will need to calibrate them when you have them installed.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 11th, 2018, 08:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 215
Posted By James Mcquade
first thing first. 1. what is it you are trying...

first thing first.
1. what is it you are trying to do?
2. write down in your own words what the process involves (forget the I/o)
3. review what you wrote, does it make sense? modify until it's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By James Mcquade
Please explain your process, we can offer better...

Please explain your process, we can offer better suggestions that way.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 6th, 2018, 08:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By James Mcquade
Rutesh M Deshmukh, the questions still...

Rutesh M Deshmukh,

the questions still remain.

what is the model # of the panelview terminal?
what is the model number of the plc?

we know what you want to do, but can your terminal and plc...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2018, 04:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 363
Posted By James Mcquade
at 80 yards/minute that if 240 ft/minute which is...

at 80 yards/minute that if 240 ft/minute which is 4 ft/sec.

at that speed I seriously doubt any vision system can see a hole, I could be wrong, but vision systems has to take snapshots. I haven't...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2018, 10:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By James Mcquade
If I understand the op, he wants to print...

If I understand the op, he wants to print alarms.

the plc has a fault / alarm condition.
the panelview terminal then displays the fault / alarm.

he wants to print the fault / alarm.

Rutesh...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2018, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By James Mcquade
I would figure out the pv+ terminal. the...

I would figure out the pv+ terminal.

the component version is general purpose and does not meet the class / div rating of a standard panelview terminal.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2018, 08:52 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By James Mcquade
what is the model number of the terminal and the...

what is the model number of the terminal and the model of the plc?

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2018, 08:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By James Mcquade
Welcome to the forum. as with any plc, the...

Welcome to the forum.

as with any plc, the manufacturer has tested the plc to see how many I/o the cpu can handle and in what configuration(s). it would be wreckless of them to sell a plc system...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 897
Posted By James Mcquade
applying reverse current (power) to a generator...

applying reverse current (power) to a generator means that the generator is now a motor.

so how can a generator run as a motor at the same time? it can't !
I heard a story from a professor about...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 29th, 2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By James Mcquade
We always use virtual machines to run our...

We always use virtual machines to run our software, less hassle and we keep a backup in case the hard drive crashes. the vm is either xp pro or windows 7 pro.

james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 27th, 2018, 12:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 208
Posted By James Mcquade
in my opinion, you should contact the drive...

in my opinion, you should contact the drive manufacturer and talk to him.
then talk to the interface guys.
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 27th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,357
Posted By James Mcquade
not familiar with soft starts, so this is my...

not familiar with soft starts, so this is my opinion.
transformers should be in front of the soft start units.
they require constant power, not power supplied from a soft start.
transformers are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 27th, 2018, 04:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,442
Posted By James Mcquade
Adeline, no offense intended, but you will...

Adeline,

no offense intended, but you will learn nothing if we do your work for you.
I just finished a call to the plant and had to remote into the plant to fix the issue.

we are happy to help...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By James Mcquade
A word of caution. Keep the administrative...

A word of caution.

Keep the administrative part and the plant part of the plant SEPARATE !!!
put a wall between them and keep it there.

once the administrators and managers get their hands on...
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