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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By ASF
Use the FSC (file search and compare)...

Use the FSC (file search and compare) instruction, that's what it's for.

Read the help file on the instruction, that should get you started. Your expression will be something like:
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 07:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 57
Posted By ASF
Error checking. Always include error checking. At...

Error checking. Always include error checking. At least then you can log a diagnostic message to work out why all of your VBA stopped working :lolis:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 17th, 2018, 12:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By ASF
Thanks for sharing the solution! Nice and neat, I...

Thanks for sharing the solution! Nice and neat, I like it!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 17th, 2018, 12:16 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 116
Posted By ASF
One thing to watch out for! I'm not sure if...

One thing to watch out for!

I'm not sure if it applies to all safety modules or just the ET200 safety modules, but I got bitten once and will never forget it.

Each input has a pair, and it's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2018, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By ASF
Even simpler again! I like it!

Even simpler again! I like it!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By ASF
There are ways of forcing Windows 10 to stop...

There are ways of forcing Windows 10 to stop updating. See the attached document - it's from a while ago so may no longer completely apply, but worth a try.

There are also plenty of sites out...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2018, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 429
Posted By ASF
That's a fun question. Do you have an RSLinx...

That's a fun question.

Do you have an RSLinx Gateway license, and Microsoft Excel? If so, you could write some VBA:

1. Use the DDE method to read a certain tag from the PLC into excel
2....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 960
Posted By ASF
The general rule is to keep the shield continuous...

The general rule is to keep the shield continuous from instrument to PLC card, and to ground it at one point only. So anywhere there's a terminal strip or a j-box or any other cable joint, the shield...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 320
Posted By ASF
I do exactly the same with Dropbox. I have...

I do exactly the same with Dropbox. I have dropbox installed on the host machine, and my dropbox folder is shared with all the VM's and mapped as Z:/. As far as all of my VM's are concerned it's just...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 06:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 235
Posted By ASF
You can use datalinks to get the encoder value...

You can use datalinks to get the encoder value into the PLC over ethernet/IP. I have done just this on a previous project.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 06:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By ASF
Yes, that's correct. Typically an "are you sure"...

Yes, that's correct. Typically an "are you sure" popup will be an on-top window - but even if you didn't have it that way, you could just change it to on-top and make it the full size of the display,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 06:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 228
Posted By ASF
The help file on the FFL and FFU instructions is...

The help file on the FFL and FFU instructions is quite comprehensive and has a couple of usage examples. Start there, and as James said, if you need further detail post back with some details on your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By ASF
I think our OCD's would get along quite well. We...

I think our OCD's would get along quite well. We must have a pint if you're ever in Australia :lolis:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 565
Posted By ASF
That's easy - just make both the "yes" and "no"...

That's easy - just make both the "yes" and "no" buttons a close display button, and on the yes button, use the parameter for "write value on close". I do this (or variations of it) quite regularly.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2018, 06:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By ASF
+1 In doing my machine safety training, one...

+1

In doing my machine safety training, one of the things that comes up is that you have to assess and protect against all hazards that could arise during the intended use of the machine, and also...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 9th, 2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By ASF
Allow me to assuage your OCD by suggesting that...

Allow me to assuage your OCD by suggesting that you simply configure a generic I/O module in slot 3, and then inhibit the connection to it :beerchug:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By ASF
Yes - in addition, you can put digital input...

Yes - in addition, you can put digital input modules further away from the PS than you can digital output modules. But that makes my OCD hurt, because the order should ALWAYS be DI-DO-AI-AO!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2018, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By ASF
Ah, my phone rang and distracted me. You're...

Ah, my phone rang and distracted me.

You're right about needing the second bank - I'd forgotten to count the processor. And of course it's dependent on which modules you put where, as to whether...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2018, 08:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 333
Posted By ASF
The L30ER, as you've just found, supports a...

The L30ER, as you've just found, supports a maximum of 8 modules. The 1769-L33ER supports up to 16, across two banks of modules, while the 1769-L36ER supports 30 modules and 3 banks.

If you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2018, 06:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By ASF
Damn! That's a new trick! Does it work the other...

Damn! That's a new trick! Does it work the other way as well?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2018, 06:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,334
Posted By ASF
The 5069 safety processor was supposed to be...

The 5069 safety processor was supposed to be released at the end of February. It will have the ability to use on-board 5069 safety I/O modules, which is a big plus. I have an application coming up...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2018, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,916
Posted By ASF
Always happy to have a question answered, even if...

Always happy to have a question answered, even if it does take three years :lolis:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,650
Posted By ASF
Didn't you once tell the story of where you did...

Didn't you once tell the story of where you did exactly that, and shut down a refinery? Something along the lines of the key switch position being monitored in the code and programmed as a critical...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2018, 09:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By ASF
There's also the excel DDE method that will grab...

There's also the excel DDE method that will grab live data from a PLC and put it directly into any excel spreadsheet. It requires an RSLinx Classic Gateway activation, but if you have one of those...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 635
Posted By ASF
For the first time perhaps ever on a Siemens...

For the first time perhaps ever on a Siemens system, the answer was simpler than I thought :lolis:

In AB world, of course, mov ("MOV") only works on numbers, and has inherent datatype conversion....
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