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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2018, 10:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By dginbuffalo
There's only 2 states, I have 3 (0,1&2)

There's only 2 states, I have 3 (0,1&2)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By dginbuffalo
FTVME Button color change based on state?

Hello- I have a project where I have 3 buttons that write a value to a register (off/man/auto equals 0/1/2). I want the current mode to highlight the button for that state (auto button green when in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 16th, 2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 182
Posted By dginbuffalo
Load and reset 144 counter array in AB?

Hello. Looking for the best way to load the preset and then do reset on a 144 position counter array in Controllogix?

I'm monitoring 144 spindles. If they are out of tolerance after 3 revolutions...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,437
Posted By dginbuffalo
Another vote for Red Lion. Great product, free...

Another vote for Red Lion. Great product, free software.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By dginbuffalo
I like this! I think I will animate to flash by...

I like this! I think I will animate to flash by using an expression if the number is above/below tolerance.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By dginbuffalo
We've had them in here to look at this. I think...

We've had them in here to look at this. I think the price scared them for now!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By dginbuffalo
They physically indicate all these spindles at...

They physically indicate all these spindles at least once a month. It takes them roughly 3-4 hours. We've installed a height sensor that will read all the heights and a prox that keeps track of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 314
Posted By dginbuffalo
FTV ME and 144 element array?

Hello-I have a project where I have to display the heights of 144 spindles on an HMI page. Any ideas on how to do this without making 144 numeric display boxes? I was wondering if there's some sort...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 09:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 685
Posted By dginbuffalo
OEE Software

Hello all,

My company is looking to begin looking at OEE software that would give managers, etc a dashboard to look at machine efficiency. I'm not sure they're ready to jump in completely to a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 26th, 2017, 05:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,193
Posted By dginbuffalo
Omega has some. They also have ultrasonic level...

Omega has some. They also have ultrasonic level sensors a little cheaper. Not sure why you have to go sanitary fittings but you could get an Automation Direct threaded pressure Xmtr for $125 US.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 23rd, 2017, 09:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 321
Posted By dginbuffalo
Controlnet/Ethernet tunnel with Wonderware

Hello all-it's been awhile.

We recently bought a used machine and have made some modifications. The original machine had a Wonderware computer that had a Controlnet adapter to reach the various...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 7th, 2017, 09:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By dginbuffalo
Yes- try folder refresh. Also- are you sure you...

Yes- try folder refresh. Also- are you sure you didn't make them program tags vs. controller tags? What type of tags are they?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2017, 06:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By dginbuffalo
I agree with all this as I too was the same way....

I agree with all this as I too was the same way. They do have a spot for small projects I believe. It is a small learning curve but not too bad. I would possibly team it up with a Red Lion HMI or a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 951
Posted By dginbuffalo
Done several with the Red Lion Data Station Plus...

Done several with the Red Lion Data Station Plus also. I think you may need to use a DSP SX for that many connections. You could also msg between PLC's and go through the data station plus with one...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 7th, 2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,887
Posted By dginbuffalo
Yes- I planned on stopping for a set amount of...

Yes- I planned on stopping for a set amount of time before starting the backup.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 7th, 2017, 12:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,887
Posted By dginbuffalo
1 VFD, 2 motors

Anyone ever use one vfd for two motors such as a primary pump and backup?
They don't need to run at the same time, just alternate. I was thinking of using a mechanically interlocked contactor so...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2017, 01:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By dginbuffalo
Thanks for all the good info gents!

Thanks for all the good info gents!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2017, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By dginbuffalo
Thanks for the links gclshortt!

Thanks for the links gclshortt!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2017, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By dginbuffalo
Thanks. Based on the link in the other message,...

Thanks. Based on the link in the other message, it appears it only works with the L1 processors? When I open CCW 9.0, it also only shows "Compactlogix L1" in the list of controllers. If so- that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 971
Posted By dginbuffalo
PV800 and Compactlogix

Hello all. I'm looking for some feedback on using a Panelview 800 with a Compactlogix. I'm wondering how "user friendly" Connected Components is with the Compactlogix. We have quite a few small...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2017, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 864
Posted By dginbuffalo
Without having very much info- Could you just use...

Without having very much info- Could you just use a MOV to move CWP_PID.CV based on some type of condition into one or the other analog output? Just remember, when you switch from one to the other,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 9th, 2016, 10:28 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,361
Posted By dginbuffalo
If you work at GM in Indiana and wonder where...

If you work at GM in Indiana and wonder where your plants biogas comes from- Yeah, I did that compression and dehydration system.

If you use electricity down in Argentina near the new 580MW...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 29th, 2016, 09:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 563
Posted By dginbuffalo
Yes- typically in the "Go to screen" button. I...

Yes- typically in the "Go to screen" button. I used many of these for a tank farm project I did. There was multiple pumping skids. When you went from a pump skid page to the "tank status" page it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2016, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,320
Posted By dginbuffalo
You already have the Proface? I know Red Lion...

You already have the Proface? I know Red Lion G3's have a Micro 820 driver and are a slick little unit.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 3rd, 2016, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,838
Posted By dginbuffalo
I've seen this also and I agree on the missing...

I've seen this also and I agree on the missing settings. Adjusting every scan seems like chaos to me. We had an adjustable time base that would compare the SP to PV at the end of that time base....
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