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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2018, 10:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By BinderNut
For the two tags that I was having problems with,...

For the two tags that I was having problems with, the Digital pen is the one I should have been using. That is the solution for that particular problem but my initial description might've been off. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 5th, 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By BinderNut
And now I feel like an idiot! Simple solution...

And now I feel like an idiot! Simple solution that I missed when setting up the pens.
I was using the analog pen type instead of digital.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2018, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By BinderNut
Here's the setup dialogs for both the trend...

Here's the setup dialogs for both the trend object and the data log.

The trend should be using the data log.
I'm thinking it might need to be configured for On Change instead of Automatic...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 1st, 2018, 06:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 348
Posted By BinderNut
Question FactoryTalk View Trend setup ?s

Looking for an idea what I'm doing wrong here.

FactoryTalk View 9.0 and building a runtime for a v5.10 PV+1500.

My pens are drawing like I prefer while the trend screen is displayed, but if I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 24th, 2017, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 593
Posted By BinderNut
Like OkiePC, I see lots of those 4x boxes that...

Like OkiePC, I see lots of those 4x boxes that will let water in but not let it out. A small drain hole helps if it's not in a "hostile" environment.



Yup. T to the lowest spot and install a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 19th, 2017, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By BinderNut
We had two machines with L55s that would randomly...

We had two machines with L55s that would randomly do the same. New processors, replaced batteries, firmware updates, etc...always the same thing.
We finally upgraded the processors to L61s for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2017, 09:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 619
Posted By BinderNut
For ideas, here's our toy box. Looks ugly, but...

For ideas, here's our toy box. Looks ugly, but comes in handy!
Excuse the mess...

It's a simple steel frame on casters with UHMW sheeting for backplane and desktop(AKA junk catcher). We've...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2017, 09:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By BinderNut
That's how I've set them up here too Kevin. ...

That's how I've set them up here too Kevin. Better explanation than mine!
Public side subnet to match the rest of the network though.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2017, 03:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 325
Posted By BinderNut
What are you using for the gateway on the private...

What are you using for the gateway on the private network?
With your current list, all devices on the private network should be using .12 as the gateway.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2017, 11:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By BinderNut
Thought about that. I think we'd need to use...

Thought about that. I think we'd need to use Hart comms to get warnings or alarms useable at the PLC level though.

Here's the stickler.
-The sensor 4-20 analog goes directly to a Powerflex70...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2017, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By BinderNut
There is a failure parameter in the analog out...

There is a failure parameter in the analog out setup (We're using just the 4-20mA, not the Hart). It is set to go max on failure. But, that's just a failure in the analog section of the transmitter...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2017, 09:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By BinderNut
Question Endress-Hauser FMP53 blocking distance question

Wondering if anyone here has commissioned an FMP53 guided-radar probe and is familiar with the current output when the sensor is in blocking distance.

We've got an existing piece of equipment that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2016, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By BinderNut
Paully, Our plant network(s) aren't in the...

Paully, Our plant network(s) aren't in the 192.168 range. I just used your example numbers in my illustration. We do use 10.x.y.z

Sticking with my initial numbering example...Our "192.168.3.x"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2016, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By BinderNut
This addresses another question that I didn't...

This addresses another question that I didn't expand on in my original post.

Some of our equipment that shipped with it's own OEM supplied machine network.
What options do we have to allow comms...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2016, 10:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By BinderNut
Thanks for all the input guys! This is...

Thanks for all the input guys!



This is how I have seen it done every where I go. Each machine center has its own switch so traffic within the machine center doesn't go outside the machine...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2016, 07:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By BinderNut
Currently we have around 160 devices on the...

Currently we have around 160 devices on the process network.
Around 20 PLCs, a dozen PF700/20-comm-e and PF755s VFDs. The remainder are HMIs (mostly PV+).

Besides the current load, we have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2016, 06:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,516
Posted By BinderNut
Question Remote access of machine ethernet ?s

I'm just a tech and pretty rusty on my ethernet theory from college (many years ago) so bear with me. :)
In a medium-sized food processing plant. With new projects and upgrades we've been shifting...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,598
Posted By BinderNut
I'm not sure if it's applicable to the 755 but it...

I'm not sure if it's applicable to the 755 but it does work with the 700s and 4/40/400 family VFDs...
If you have Drive Executive software and the proper comm cable, you can usually force a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 18th, 2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,516
Posted By BinderNut
A follow up on this project... Got one of...

A follow up on this project...

Got one of our XP laptops back in house and I looked at the original v12.23 firmware program. No errors or warnings when you verify it.

BUT, in this project...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 12th, 2014, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,516
Posted By BinderNut
Controllogix LBL instruction question

We're working on a firmware upgrade on a couple of 1756-L55 processors.
The processors are currently running v12.x firmware but since we've upgraded our laptops to Win7 64-bit the oldest...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 9th, 2011, 05:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,811
Posted By BinderNut
Actually, it works really slick and is a lot...

Actually, it works really slick and is a lot faster than even re-entering a couple IP addresses.
It's already installed when you install RSLinx too...just find it in the Start Menu foldeer and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 4th, 2011, 02:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,603
Posted By BinderNut
We've got a couple machines in our plant that...

We've got a couple machines in our plant that have their ControLogix programs tagged like "old-style" addressing.
One of my co-workers really likes this style but he's used to 5/500 and still has a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 4th, 2011, 02:04 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,440
Posted By BinderNut
I'll bump this to the top since I'm interested in...

I'll bump this to the top since I'm interested in the answer myself.

I don't know of this would be considered a proper library...
I have imported custom BMP images into my projects and combined...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 22nd, 2011, 03:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,743
Posted By BinderNut
Follow-up: The solution was so simple it should...

Follow-up:
The solution was so simple it should have bit me on the nose.

I was overlooking the power of the keyswitch...my previous attempts were with it in the REMOTE position.
I powered it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 17th, 2011, 11:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,743
Posted By BinderNut
Had a little time to play with this on our test...

Had a little time to play with this on our test rack (a 5/05) tonight. Same results as on the 5/03 out on the machine that we're recommisioning.

I can "DEFAULT" the processor just fine with the...
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