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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 9th, 2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By Highland Controls
I don't know much about Omron, but every other...

I don't know much about Omron, but every other servo vendor I have worked with accommodates 3rd party motors. The exception is Yaskawa. The biggest thing is getting the feedback to match.


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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 5th, 2018, 10:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 249
Posted By Highland Controls
Sounds like you would be better off using digital...

Sounds like you would be better off using digital and analog I/O vs comms. Do you know what options your Alicat has?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 5th, 2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,350
Posted By Highland Controls
I recently did a CR1000 project, and no real...

I recently did a CR1000 project, and no real problems other than the touchscreen won't work right if the mounting screws are too tight. A little disconcerting since I have never come across that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 3rd, 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,178
Posted By Highland Controls
I am assuming there is a high ratio gearhead on...

I am assuming there is a high ratio gearhead on the servomotor.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 24th, 2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,759
Posted By Highland Controls
Quickbooks helps with accounting. There are...

Quickbooks helps with accounting. There are still several regulatory filings you need to do. I have sales tax reporting(even though no taxable sale). You will more than likely need a vendor's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 24th, 2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,759
Posted By Highland Controls
I have been in business for 7 years and am...

I have been in business for 7 years and am winding it down. The right job opportunity presented itself to me, so I took it. All good advice above. The part I hated was accounting. Even if you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 2nd, 2018, 06:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Highland Controls
I did not like iX Developer at all. Pretty...

I did not like iX Developer at all. Pretty powerful, but confusing to figure out.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 1st, 2018, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 667
Posted By Highland Controls
Please specify which Beijer package you are...

Please specify which Beijer package you are asking about.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 30th, 2018, 07:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 734
Posted By Highland Controls
You are confusing input ratings with output...

You are confusing input ratings with output ratings. If you need an interposing relay for voltage reasons(you probably don't), then that coil current rating is what you should be concerned about. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2018, 06:37 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,207
Posted By Highland Controls
As aabeck states, rides usually come under the...

As aabeck states, rides usually come under the jurisdiction of a state inspector in the US. The worst are the fair rides that get put up and taken down every week. Appears there are cursory...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 13th, 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 338
Posted By Highland Controls
I think what you are seeing is normal. Not sure...

I think what you are seeing is normal. Not sure why the 2 bytes get added, but I don't think the heading name ever gets updated if a configuration change is made. I think it is a heading only and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 7th, 2018, 07:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 258
Posted By Highland Controls
No, that is not possible. Yaskawa uses...

No, that is not possible. Yaskawa uses proprietary encoders, so in general, the motors only work with Yaskawa drives. I would stay with Yaskawa. Once you start replacing motors, the project...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2018, 04:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By Highland Controls
Yes, a good learning experience, but not a...

Yes, a good learning experience, but not a practical solution.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2018, 04:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Highland Controls
I am a big fan of the IEC61131 style of...

I am a big fan of the IEC61131 style of programming, though KB's implementation of ladder is weird. CoDeSys handles ladder much more like I would expect. There should be very few controller errors...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 22nd, 2018, 03:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 484
Posted By Highland Controls
Function Block and Ladder in the Yaskawa IEC are...

Function Block and Ladder in the Yaskawa IEC are the same thing. These are not billed as PLC's, but rather motion controllers or small machine controllers. You can expand the I/O using the VIPA...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2018, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Highland Controls
Yes, last Banner class I went to cost the same or...

Yes, last Banner class I went to cost the same or less than the price of the controller they gave you.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Highland Controls
Don't let the LabVIEW programmer tell you he is...

Don't let the LabVIEW programmer tell you he is sending the termination character because he has it selected in the Configure Serial Port VI. That is only used for reading data.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2018, 04:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By Highland Controls
As Mispeld pointed out, this is likely a...

As Mispeld pointed out, this is likely a termination character issue. LabVIEW doesn't send a termination character by default. It need to be appended programmatically. The YAT program is probably...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 352
Posted By Highland Controls
I guess I haven't paid for training in so long...

I guess I haven't paid for training in so long that I was wondering if $500/day is the going rate. Anyone know? Also, the ACH transfer for payment(only option) seemed a little odd. Although I have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2018, 11:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,198
Posted By Highland Controls
Almost all the drives I work on have an "invert...

Almost all the drives I work on have an "invert rotation" parameter.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2018, 06:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,090
Posted By Highland Controls
I have had my Swissgear roller for at least 4...

I have had my Swissgear roller for at least 4 years, and it has been pretty well abused but still works good. I tried a backpack, but it really didn't offer enough protection for the laptop. I use...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 26th, 2018, 06:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Highland Controls
I have used these before....

I have used these before. http://www.smac-mca.com/

Your issue with any solution is you are going to need absolute feedback so you don't have to do a homing routine. Not sure what your budget is,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2018, 06:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 633
Posted By Highland Controls
It is done all the time using thermocouples. ...

It is done all the time using thermocouples. Noise is something to be concerned about, though.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 10th, 2018, 07:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Highland Controls
I see Steve answered as I was putting my response...

I see Steve answered as I was putting my response together. I left out Worker's Comp, but I do have that. I was paying about $7500/yr for Commercial and Professional policy before I added company...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 10th, 2018, 07:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 540
Posted By Highland Controls
You want Commercial Liability(not really useful...

You want Commercial Liability(not really useful if you are running out of your house, but you will be forced to get it) and Professional Liability insurance. Professional Liability is the expensive...
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