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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 19th, 2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,012
Posted By sparkie
I'm going to say that if you want to spend $300...

I'm going to say that if you want to spend $300 bucks, find something like a productivity 1000 setup from automation direct, and get on ebay. You can find boxes of old motor starters / switches / etc...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2019, 08:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,108
Posted By sparkie
"I should have been a plumber."

"I should have been a plumber."
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 339
Posted By sparkie
AdvancedHMI is full-featured and free: ...

AdvancedHMI is full-featured and free:

https://www.advancedhmi.com/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By sparkie
I agree here. Based on the ratings, I suggested...

I agree here. Based on the ratings, I suggested an ice cube relay, as with that small amount of current it is no big deal.

Now, you really need to determine the temperature range of your process...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By sparkie
Use an 8-pin ice cube relay. It has two sets of...

Use an 8-pin ice cube relay. It has two sets of NO/NC contacts that should handle this just fine.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 3rd, 2019, 09:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By sparkie
Optimizing your tags to read and write this way...

Optimizing your tags to read and write this way is great, you just have to keep an eye on how much data you can practically transfer in that manner. I've worked on a lot of old RS232 PV+ with SLC500...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2019, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By sparkie
From the manual located on this site: ...

From the manual located on this site:
https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/520-um001_-en-e.pdf

Check parameter C141 on page 103. It is for the port /...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2019, 09:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 850
Posted By sparkie
Before you go buying new cables, have you tried...

Before you go buying new cables, have you tried any other kind of switch on here? Gotten into the switch and seen what is up? If you are losing multiple drives, I would look at the common denominator...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By sparkie
They might have a lease option, but I believe you...

They might have a lease option, but I believe you purchase the hardware.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,214
Posted By sparkie
I left my first job for the same set of reasons,...

I left my first job for the same set of reasons, though it doesn't sound quite as bad. For some reason people thought that I wouldn't go. To put it succinctly:

"My goals and the goals of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By sparkie
$30/month for all services billable annually....

$30/month for all services billable annually. Perfectly reasonable. Plus you get a purpose-made product with support.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By sparkie
So you are 1/2 way there. Now what you need to do...

So you are 1/2 way there. Now what you need to do is go to the tag browser (or whatever it is called) in the HMI software and look for the tag. It will give a list of objects that are using the tag....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By sparkie
Thanks a bunch. I'm glad they updated the...

Thanks a bunch. I'm glad they updated the software to allow you to change your smtp port! A lot of smtp servers block port 25. In the past, the way we always did it in the past was to use a local...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 07:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By sparkie
You use Ctrl + F to find a tag. It will show you...

You use Ctrl + F to find a tag. It will show you all the rungs that contain it, then you have to follow the logic.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 613
Posted By sparkie
This post is the gold standard of why I love this...

This post is the gold standard of why I love this forum.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By sparkie
I was looking at fleetzoom. It seems a lot...

I was looking at fleetzoom. It seems a lot cheaper than the sensaphone for their cellular version. As far as hardwiring goes, I have less than 10 alarms, so that is the way to go, I believe. If I put...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2019, 07:18 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,316
Posted By sparkie
I'm that friend :beerchug:

I'm that friend :beerchug:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 31st, 2019, 07:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,214
Posted By sparkie
More than once I've ran into people that were...

More than once I've ran into people that were terrible spellers. It really isn't a big deal to spell something wrong. I really didn't expect the grammar thing to take off.

That being said,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 29th, 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,214
Posted By sparkie
Greg, I would just give this one piece of advice:...

Greg, I would just give this one piece of advice: When you are typing or saying something, and you pause for a second, you either need a period or a comma. You have to denote the pause in speech. I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 29th, 2019, 12:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By sparkie
There will be a PLC. An HMI is absolutely not an...

There will be a PLC. An HMI is absolutely not an option. It will HAVE to be an SMS module of some sort. I'm fine using data / hardwired IO / etc, but this must be accomplished by a notifier of some...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 29th, 2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,214
Posted By sparkie
I'm just going to make a suggestion here,...

I'm just going to make a suggestion here, especially on a professional forum, take a bit of time and learn to use punctuation and at least make an attempt at proper grammar. Everyone makes mistakes...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 28th, 2019, 08:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By sparkie
I'm looking at something like this: ...

I'm looking at something like this:

https://www.alliedelec.com/product/phoenix-contact/2313513/70208389/

I'm a bit unsure about it, though it does have 120V inputs as well. I'm trying to keep...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 28th, 2019, 07:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By sparkie
Suggestions for remote alarming?

So I'm looking at putting in a cellular alarm. I'll have about 4-6 alarms, and I would like to send out text messages to a list of phone numbers. An email wouldn't be too shabby either.

Carrier...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 28th, 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 517
Posted By sparkie
I would say see if you can walk their warehouse....

I would say see if you can walk their warehouse. What stuff do they *already* stock. Pushbuttons, contact blocks, what drives/motors do they keep on the shelf? Could YOU use those same replacements...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 28th, 2019, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 191
Posted By sparkie
The hardware is likely the same, however the...

The hardware is likely the same, however the software will probably differ between sub catalog numbers of the 525. Another example is where you may use the same drive form factor, but use differently...
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