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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 03:48 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By Ken Moore
A couple of years ago I attended a Siemens...

A couple of years ago I attended a Siemens Machine Safety class/certification. We were led to believe categories are on the way out, being replaced by SiL levels. Not sure if that ever happened or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2020, 05:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By Ken Moore
I had a 1200 behave the same, cause was dirty...

I had a 1200 behave the same, cause was dirty power to the PLC.
Put in a power conditioner and never happened again.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2020, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 315
Posted By Ken Moore
Try .TT instead of .EN and NOT .DN

Try .TT instead of .EN and NOT .DN
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2020, 03:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Ken Moore
I figured it out. Malfunction on my part. I was...

I figured it out. Malfunction on my part.
I was wrong about the DB's being okay. They appeared okay at first, but the receive DB always had the wrong time. When we ran the first few, the time seemed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 153
Posted By Ken Moore
WinCC Flex, date time display issue.

Hi Folks.

I have an older application that weighs pallets and prints labels for them. We used to capture the time/date of weighing, but we changed that to capture the time when the pallet was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 25th, 2020, 12:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Ken Moore
Can you physically move your laptop to the 2nd...

Can you physically move your laptop to the 2nd network, change subnet as needed, and see if VNC runs okay. If it does then you can focus on the E W O N /router as your issue.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 21st, 2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 578
Posted By Ken Moore
There is a Ladder version of the PIDE in the...

There is a Ladder version of the PIDE in the PlantPaX library. I have used it several times in version 28, not sure how far back it goes.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2020, 03:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By Ken Moore
Looks like the red wires are crossed. :-)

Looks like the red wires are crossed. :-)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 217
Posted By Ken Moore
You could use a timer and have the PID output...

You could use a timer and have the PID output determine the about of time, of the timer cycle, the contactor is energized. Start at something line 100 secs.
If PID output is 45, contactor is on for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 24th, 2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 481
Posted By Ken Moore
Ethernet I/P, drives and E300's.

Ethernet I/P, drives and E300's.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 24th, 2020, 08:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By Ken Moore
Another approach. Have a subroutine that is...

Another approach.
Have a subroutine that is only called on first scan. Move zero to all you output words.
Zero all timers and counters. Reset any other values that need to be reset before going to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 16th, 2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,788
Posted By Ken Moore
There is a PlantPAX AOI called P_Runtime, it...

There is a PlantPAX AOI called P_Runtime, it tracks current run time, total run time, number of starts etc... It's free too.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 7th, 2020, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,116
Posted By Ken Moore
So....something for thought. In the ML1400...

So....something for thought. In the ML1400 channel configuration, you can disable incoming Ethernet/IP connections. Could this be the case?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2020, 06:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 561
Posted By Ken Moore
The way some industries do this is with a...

The way some industries do this is with a historian network. Each remote site has a historian collecting data, the remote site uses this data for trending/reports/troubleshooting etc... Each remote...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 25th, 2020, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 358
Posted By Ken Moore
When you open the application made from the mer,...

When you open the application made from the mer, it will tell you it is xxxx and if you continue it will convert to version 11. Go ahead and do that. You will know what version it was and you can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 24th, 2020, 03:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Ken Moore
Following up: The panelviews my client has at...

Following up:
The panelviews my client has at his facility support ME 6.0 to 10.0. We used the firmware upgrade wizard within FactoryTalk, and everything worked fine. I know flashing firmware over...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2020, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Ken Moore
Thanks Ken Roach. That's good news. The units are...

Thanks Ken Roach. That's good news. The units are 1250's so should be no issues, now I just have to locate the firmware files on the new web site.
Have a great weekend.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 17th, 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 561
Posted By Ken Moore
Flash firmware on Panel View Plus, can you?

Hi Folks,
Doing some work at a facility that has a dozen or so PanelView 6's, most are Running ME version 7, but there is one 8, and one 9.

Is is possible to update the 7's to version 9? ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 14th, 2020, 11:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 628
Posted By Ken Moore
There is a possibility that the AND block has...

There is a possibility that the AND block has hidden nubs being addresses by an SFC.
The NOT is confusing. Why not remove the NOT and invert at the Resume block. It appears you have some APL blocks...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2020, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 442
Posted By Ken Moore
The 1756-HSC is a high speed counter card, it is...

The 1756-HSC is a high speed counter card, it is usually used to read an encoder, not generate a signal.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2020, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,243
Posted By Ken Moore
When you set up your OPC topic in RSlinx, did you...

When you set up your OPC topic in RSlinx, did you browse to the controller? Sometimes folks select the comm card instead of the CPU, something to check.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 904
Posted By Ken Moore
I see more and more job postings looking for TIA...

I see more and more job postings looking for TIA portal experience. The S7-1200's are starting to be seen in many small skids. I am also starting to see a lot of fail safe 1200's used in machine...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2020, 09:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 761
Posted By Ken Moore
I would go with OM3 or OM4, both offer gigbit at...

I would go with OM3 or OM4, both offer gigbit at decent distances if needed. Who knows what you may need in the future. When you pull the fiber, I would pull at least 12 strands, most of the cost is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 1st, 2020, 08:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,038
Posted By Ken Moore
I have been using this method since the PLC-5...

I have been using this method since the PLC-5 days, works great.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 30th, 2020, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,092
Posted By Ken Moore
https://www.plccable.com/ethernet-ip-to-allen-brad...

https://www.plccable.com/ethernet-ip-to-allen-bradley-data-highway-plus-dh-gateway-converter-ethernet-ip/
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