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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2020, 11:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,435
Posted By rupej
I've never seen one do that. I would agree that...

I've never seen one do that. I would agree that it's toast.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 9th, 2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,043
Posted By rupej
Very cool. How are you reading and writing the...

Very cool. How are you reading and writing the parameters without datalinks? I hate setting them up too.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 8th, 2020, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 318
Posted By rupej
Man, forgot all about that album... good times....

Man, forgot all about that album... good times. No one could rock a reverse mohawk like that one guy.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2020, 11:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By rupej
The 3 buttons is what I usually do, with a...

The 3 buttons is what I usually do, with a multistate indicator above them to show if the thing is running or not. So you know what "Auto" decided to do.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2020, 10:48 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,789
Posted By rupej
Modifying a UDT that's been instanced is no big...

Modifying a UDT that's been instanced is no big deal. What is a big deal is modifying it online. That's where Rockwell fails hard.



Yes, I totally agree. I end up using UDTs as "folders"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 6th, 2020, 11:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
Posted By rupej
I would make it so the operator presses the words...

I would make it so the operator presses the words above the switch instead of buttons to the side. That makes it simpler and more like a real HOA switch IMO.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 4th, 2020, 07:43 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,789
Posted By rupej
Yeah, I've yet to be tasked with something I...

Yeah, I've yet to be tasked with something I couldn't program in ladder. I do loops all the time with JMP & LBL instructions. Looks pretty clean to me. :huh:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 3rd, 2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,973
Posted By rupej
Not sure I follow you there. Are you saying...

Not sure I follow you there. Are you saying fossil fuels are more dangerous because of emissions?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 3rd, 2020, 11:08 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,973
Posted By rupej
That's what traditional, non-plugin hybrids do.

That's what traditional, non-plugin hybrids do.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2020, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 743
Posted By rupej
You can do current limiting in the drive via a...

You can do current limiting in the drive via a fixed parameter. It's enabled by default to some very high value. Not very precise, but might be good enough for what you're working with.

I don't...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2020, 07:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 980
Posted By rupej
Sounds like it could be any vanilla wifi router...

Sounds like it could be any vanilla wifi router made in the last 20 years. But I use a small one very similar to the one dmroeder posted.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 1st, 2020, 08:05 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,973
Posted By rupej
If you can wave a wand to suddenly put everyone...

If you can wave a wand to suddenly put everyone in an EV, then you can wave a wand to suddenly build the infrastructure to support it.

Of course there isn't enough generation to support that right...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 1st, 2020, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 333
Posted By rupej
What do you mean by "will not power up"? Is...

What do you mean by "will not power up"?

Is the controller not going to run mode, or do you get no indation lights on the controller whatsoever? If you have no lights, it's either insufficient...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 30th, 2019, 09:13 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,973
Posted By rupej
A family member of mine just purchased a Prius...

A family member of mine just purchased a Prius plugin for about 25k after energy credit. The range for all-electric mode is well outside of their commute to work and all regular errands.

So for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 26th, 2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
If you just come here to insult people and not...

If you just come here to insult people and not contribute anything meaningful, maybe it's time for a new hobby?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 26th, 2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
If the PLC is waiting on information before it...

If the PLC is waiting on information before it can react or continue to the next step or perform an action, then making it wait for a periodic task to occur is absolutely causing some slowdown to the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 25th, 2019, 09:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
Agreed. If anything, it is an argument FOR using...

Agreed. If anything, it is an argument FOR using continuous task rather than periodic.


I take it that you're not much of an overclocker or an engine tuner. Anything that automatically "adjusts"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 25th, 2019, 08:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
For most PLCs, their entire reason of existence...

For most PLCs, their entire reason of existence is to make money for its owner. They literally have no other purpose. If it makes the process 0.000001% more efficient to run a continuous task, why...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2019, 10:01 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
Yes, if only those people (Rockwell) would make a...

Yes, if only those people (Rockwell) would make a clear recommendation.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 22nd, 2019, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By rupej
I can't help you, but have you tried the ignition...

I can't help you, but have you tried the ignition forum? That's pretty helpful as the pros and developers check there often.

Also, if you haven't tried calling their tech support- it's free if...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 21st, 2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
But think about it- if by switching to perodic...

But think about it- if by switching to perodic was able to free up system time for comms by scanning the task less often, couldn't the same thing could have been accomplished by increasing the system...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 20th, 2019, 08:46 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
But that's not how Logix5000 processors work. The...

But that's not how Logix5000 processors work. The previous generations carved out the SOTS, which dedicates a certain amount of time to comms (including I/O I believe). If something hangs, too bad...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 19th, 2019, 08:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
That is interesting. Was this on a pre-L8x or...

That is interesting. Was this on a pre-L8x or 5059-series processor? One reason for a faster scan time on a periodic task could be that it was no longer being interrupted by the system overhead time...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 19th, 2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
But the longer the scan time, the longer it takes...

But the longer the scan time, the longer it takes to respond to the input. If your program's scan time was 16ms, and it scanned 0.1ms before the input went true, it wouldn't see the input until it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 19th, 2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,196
Posted By rupej
I think we can agree that for a particular...

I think we can agree that for a particular section of code, the continuous task will always scan more often than a periodic task. That has to be true, unless you are OK with getting overlaps in the...
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