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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2020, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 321
Posted By Ron Beaufort
grasping at straws while looking for a "cause and...

grasping at straws while looking for a "cause and effect" for the situation that you're reporting ... (the PLC and HMI signals are changing/updating - but the current reading on the series meter...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 29th, 2020, 01:06 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,494
Posted By Ron Beaufort
also ... in RSLogix500 for some of the...

also ...

in RSLogix500 for some of the MicroLogix controllers, the forces are ALWAYS enabled ... specifically, you cannot disable the forces in some of the smaller processors ...



not sure...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 28th, 2020, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Ron Beaufort
see if the figure below helps ... if it's not...

see if the figure below helps ... if it's not what you need, then try to add more detail to your question ... this is ONE way to position a branch in RSLogix5000 ...



nope ... I've always been...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 28th, 2020, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By Ron Beaufort
not sure exactly what you mean - but if you're...

not sure exactly what you mean - but if you're trying to get all of the branches to line up "artistically" then that won't work ... some branches will be shorter than others ...

that's just the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 27th, 2020, 06:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Ron Beaufort
probably a chase of the wild goose - but every...

probably a chase of the wild goose - but every time I hear "high speed" and COMPACT-Logix mentioned together - I can't help but think of this ...
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 26th, 2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 371
Posted By Ron Beaufort
first a couple of questions: in a couple of...

first a couple of questions:

in a couple of places you mentioned "COMPACT-Logix" – but in another place you mentioned "CLX" which is usually an abbreviation for CONTROL-Logix ...

so which is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 26th, 2020, 08:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 802
Posted By Ron Beaufort
but - there's (always) more to the story ...

(1) DISCLAIMER: this is being written entirely from memory – and since I no longer have the hardware to test it with, the reader should confirm these statements before trusting them ... this is just...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 20th, 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,076
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from drbitboy: [my emphasis added] ... ...

from drbitboy:


[my emphasis added] ...

BINGO! ... that in a nutshell is the viewpoint of the hapless Maintenance Manager who can't keep the plant's machinery running ... it's usually NOT...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 20th, 2020, 11:58 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,076
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from James Mcquade: +1 ... the best...

from James Mcquade:



+1 ... the best answer - in a nutshell ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 20th, 2020, 11:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,076
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well ... there is "programming" ... and there is "art" ...

you are obviously searching for a "higher plane" ... it is a worthy quest ... attached below is an exercise which may help guide you toward the elevated understanding which you seek ...

start...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 16th, 2020, 10:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Ron Beaufort
sorry but RSLogix5000 is the only Rockwell...

sorry but RSLogix5000 is the only Rockwell platform that offers an "Autotune" feature ... (for some processes it works OK - for others - not so well) ...

suggestion: if you're allowed to post...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By Ron Beaufort
the PID for your platform ALWAYS has a range for...

the PID for your platform ALWAYS has a range for its output signal as 0 to 16383 ... but ... the analog output module that you've mentioned needs a scaled signal of 6242 to 31208 ...

so ...
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 13th, 2020, 10:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 735
Posted By Ron Beaufort
seasoned advice ...

not certain exactly what you're attempting to accomplish with this project - but whatever you come up with - make SURE that you have an automatic "override" available ...

I've personally run into...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 12th, 2020, 09:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 826
Posted By Ron Beaufort
(1) where did you get the program (the RSP file)...

(1) where did you get the program (the RSP file) that you're trying to download?

(2) are you allowed to post that program here - as an attachment to this thread?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 1st, 2020, 08:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Ron Beaufort
one more shot ...

I finally found my old copy of the RSView32 Demo Disk ... mine is version 6.5 – but yours may be different ...

use Windows to Explore your disk and see if you can find the OnlinDoc folder (yes,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 30th, 2020, 10:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Ron Beaufort
your latest picture is NOT a VB code file ... I'm...

your latest picture is NOT a VB code file ... I'm not sure what this file is used for since you didn't include the file's name ... I'm just GUESSING but it seems to be one of the VBA system's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 30th, 2020, 03:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Ron Beaufort
it takes many (most?) students a full semester of...

it takes many (most?) students a full semester of study to gain an understanding of Visual Basic ... there is not enough time available for us to go through the logic in a forum like this ...


...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 30th, 2020, 02:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Ron Beaufort
first see if you can get to the "graphics"...

first see if you can get to the "graphics" features shown below ... experiment and see how the animation is done ...

once you know how to handle these types of features - THEN you can try to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 29th, 2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By Ron Beaufort
DISCLAIMER: it's been many years since I've...

DISCLAIMER: it's been many years since I've worked with RSView32 ... the version back then was 6.5 ...

when you loaded the RSView32 software on your computer - you were "probably" given an option...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 29th, 2020, 11:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 536
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well said ...

well said ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,456
Posted By Ron Beaufort
thanks for the idea - but honestly I'm determined...

thanks for the idea - but honestly I'm determined to get away from the PLC trade as much as possible ... and more importantly - my little wife is determined that I need to REALLY retire ...

I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,456
Posted By Ron Beaufort
Greeting Gary (GMc) ... thanks for the...

Greeting Gary (GMc) ...

thanks for the backup - I'll sleep easier tonight ...

I've written quite a few programs over the years - but I do remember this little one especially ... once my...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2020, 01:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 21,456
Posted By Ron Beaufort
greetings drbitboy ... well, I'll admit to...

greetings drbitboy ...

well, I'll admit to being an old dog – but I'm always eager to learn a new trick ... but still I'm pretty sure (as in willing to bet substantially more than pocket change)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2020, 10:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,760
Posted By Ron Beaufort
Math Overflow time warp ... the story continues ...

dudes – I can NOT believe that it's been seventeen years since I started this thread ... but it looks like the old "math overflow trap" bit never goes completely out of style ...

just to move the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 24th, 2020, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By Ron Beaufort
you'll need to buy it from an...

you'll need to buy it from an Allen-Bradley/Rockwell distributor ...

but ...

if you're going to a school (you didn't say) you might be able to get a deal ... sometimes they'll be able to set...
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