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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 30th, 2020, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By mk42
Uploading in Siemens more hypothetical than...

Uploading in Siemens more hypothetical than practical. The "correct" thing to do is to keep track of project archives, and uploading is just there as a backup. It seems like the folks at Siemens HQ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 29th, 2020, 11:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By mk42
Way better than 10.5. When I say it's...

Way better than 10.5.


When I say it's early stage, I mean that in the sense that it qualifies as Minimum Viable Product from a marketing perspective, but it doesn't do everything I need it to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 29th, 2020, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By mk42
Eventually, yes, but they have not discussed a...

Eventually, yes, but they have not discussed a date for when the comfort panels are gone. The new Unified panels were only released a few weeks ago, I think.


My understanding is that the older...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 28th, 2020, 04:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 668
Posted By mk42
At some level, sure, they're trying to push you...

At some level, sure, they're trying to push you from a 1200 to a 1500, but even a 1500 only has 16 HW run time meters.



My first thought when I read this was "wait, people still need the CPU to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 28th, 2020, 11:48 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 30,215
Posted By mk42
What happens to the CPU if the Windows Crash? ...

What happens to the CPU if the Windows Crash?
The CPU will continue to run.


In addition, if you reboot Windows, the PLC keeps going, too. The PLC doesn't stop unless you actually shutdown...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 20th, 2020, 05:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,078
Posted By mk42
For what it's worth, it sounded to me like you...

For what it's worth, it sounded to me like you two were agreeing?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 19th, 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By mk42
You have error lights on all your power modules....

You have error lights on all your power modules. My first guess is that they are missing 24V.

Step 2, I guess, is to make sure that the part numbers for the PMs (including FW versions) match.

...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 15th, 2020, 09:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By mk42
If I recall, I read about a company that was...

If I recall, I read about a company that was embdedding RTLS chips inside safety helmets in chemical plants, so they could be more sure that everybody was out.


I guess the same strategy might...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 15th, 2020, 09:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,773
Posted By mk42
I'm a little bit proud that it took me about 30...

I'm a little bit proud that it took me about 30 seconds to figure out why cooties was a bad word.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 15th, 2020, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By mk42
Oh, you said MySQL in the first mesage, which was...

Oh, you said MySQL in the first mesage, which was what I was addressing.


In Theory, I don't know why you wouldn't be able to reach a DB in the cloud, but in Practice I've heard that getting the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2020, 11:24 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,773
Posted By mk42
I had been having a ton of issues. I switched my...

I had been having a ton of issues. I switched my ISP router into bridged mode, I switched my wireless router into AP mode, and then bought an Edgerouter X. Once I turned on QoS, it solved the last...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By mk42
It looks like the Siemens app note is...

It looks like the Siemens app note is specifically for MS SQL. It is implementing a more or less proprietary protocol; I haven't been able to find any other DB systems that support it (except...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 13th, 2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By mk42
Good find, sir! note on 1200 usage, from the...

Good find, sir! note on 1200 usage, from the documentation:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 11th, 2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By mk42
I definitely 2nd the recommendation of IO-Link. ...

I definitely 2nd the recommendation of IO-Link.


I wanted to add that it isn't really tied to EIP in any way, it works as an offshoot of just about whatever network you're using.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 11th, 2020, 08:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 837
Posted By mk42
I've seen some from Siemens before. M200D are...

I've seen some from Siemens before. M200D are IP65 motor starters on Profinet.


I think I heard that they have motor starters as IO cards in the ET200SP form factor as well. I saw a demo once,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 11th, 2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,597
Posted By mk42
FYI, as far as I know Topserver is just rebranded...

FYI, as far as I know Topserver is just rebranded Kepware.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 8th, 2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 550
Posted By mk42
You can try running it inside Wine, but I doubt...

You can try running it inside Wine, but I doubt it would work.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 6th, 2020, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 386
Posted By mk42
Part of it is what you said below: ...

Part of it is what you said below:






Having a gateway gives you some protection by preventing access to the PLC.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 6th, 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By mk42
The new generation PLC's default to pure...

The new generation PLC's default to pure symbolic, but you can turn it off for legacy migration purposes.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 6th, 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By mk42
It might be easier to do in SCL instead of STL,...

It might be easier to do in SCL instead of STL, unless the goal is to practice pointers in STL.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 5th, 2020, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 612
Posted By mk42
1) If there's a memory card, you can just copy...

1) If there's a memory card, you can just copy the files to other memory cards.


2)There's a tool called the Simatic Automation Tool, which allows for backing up PLCs and restoring those backups...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2020, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 534
Posted By mk42
Can't you have A' and B' on 24V encoders as...

Can't you have A' and B' on 24V encoders as well? What prevents that with HTL vs TTL.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 25th, 2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By mk42
If the spec is vague and the customer REALLY...

If the spec is vague and the customer REALLY DOESN'T CARE, most would be fine with that, I think. Almost never happens, though. Every so often, I see a project where the spec really is "it needs to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 25th, 2020, 02:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,477
Posted By mk42
It seems like you're going down the right path. ...

It seems like you're going down the right path. Can you provide the referenced evidence/illustrations that you showed your teacher?


Edit: I personally prefer Ethernet based networks, but Modbus...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 24th, 2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 857
Posted By mk42
For all the good stuff I hear about AD, it's...

For all the good stuff I hear about AD, it's things like this that make me scared to try it. This new feature that was just added is something I take for granted when I'm working on PLCs. I wonder...
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