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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 12:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By Steve Bailey
There are differences between the compiled...

There are differences between the compiled runtime file that gets sent to the different CPU models. You will have to open the project with Proficy Machine Edition and change the CPU model in hardware...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 09:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By Steve Bailey
Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to remember...

Thanks for the feedback. I'll try to remember that tidbit about the default port setting in case the question comes up again. It's hard to defend a choice for a default setting that generates a fatal...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 09:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 86
Posted By Steve Bailey
So now you have three places to look for my...

So now you have three places to look for my answer. Any confusion is self-inflicted.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 09:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 16,541
Posted By Steve Bailey
I'm not sure why irfan80 doesn't want to start a...

I'm not sure why irfan80 doesn't want to start a new thread. He has revived a zombie thread here and also posted the same question in a thread about the TON instruction in an Allen Bradley PLC.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 09:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By Steve Bailey
There are check boxes to select whether or not...

There are check boxes to select whether or not you download or upload the ladder logic or the configuration. What I was driving at in my previous response was for you to clear all memory, cycle...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By Steve Bailey
You should have started a new thread, especially...

You should have started a new thread, especially since this thread deals with an Allen Bradley PLC and your question is about GE.
As long as the program is small enough to fit in the memory of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 08:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By Steve Bailey
Did you try checking the actual CPU model using...

Did you try checking the actual CPU model using the "Show Status" icon in the target menu as I suggested in post #6? If you clear both RAM and flash memory, cycle power, and then upload the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 09:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By Steve Bailey
Your hardware configuration shows that you are...

Your hardware configuration shows that you are set up to load the logic and configuration from flash memory. It is possible that you have a corrupted configuration saved in flash that gets used every...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 01:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By Steve Bailey
When you are online with the PLC, go to the...

When you are online with the PLC, go to the "Status" window. You'll find it under the "Target" menu and then under "Online Commands. I think you can see the CPU model there as well as the firmware...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By Steve Bailey
In the fault table, what is entered in the...

In the fault table, what is entered in the "location" column of the fault table?
Double check the part numbers of the CPU and any expansion modules to make sure they match what you entered in the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 143
Posted By Steve Bailey
Is the fault message in the feedback zone or are...

Is the fault message in the feedback zone or are you reading it from the I/O or CPU fault tables? Is the system configured to read its configuration from flash memory on power-up? When it goes into...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 07:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 230
Posted By Steve Bailey
The first two things you check in situations like...

The first two things you check in situations like this is to look for another destructive usage of the output tag (which you said you've already done) and to make sure the rung is in a subroutine...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 17th, 2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 238
Posted By Steve Bailey
I've never heard of a Utronics PLC, but I have...

I've never heard of a Utronics PLC, but I have heard about Unitronics. Is that what you have?
I've never actually worked with a Unitronics PLC. My understanding is that they are a combined PLC and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 17th, 2018, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 469
Posted By Steve Bailey
From page 32 of the manual, the output circuit...

From page 32 of the manual, the output circuit requires a load of at least 10 mA for proper operation and is capable of switching up to 400 mA. A typical 24 VDC PLC input is less than 5 mA.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
Posted By Steve Bailey
Since the battery is located on the power supply...

Since the battery is located on the power supply module and the RAM memory it maintains is on the CPU module, there needs to be a complete circuit between the battery and the CPU. Since you've...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 72
Posted By Steve Bailey
It looks like the CPU32K is a little too old for...

It looks like the CPU32K is a little too old for Proficy Machine Edition. Machine Edition requires CPU321 firmware version 4.40 or newer. Firmware version 4.40 corresponds to CPU321L. Your CPU321K is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 12th, 2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 881
Posted By Steve Bailey
You're not giving me enough information to help...

You're not giving me enough information to help you. I asked you to cycle power to the I/O drop and report the new entries to the PLC's fault tables. Now you're randomly inserting and deleting...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 10:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Steve Bailey
Initially that product required a data...

Initially that product required a data communications unit that plugged into the port on the CPU and converted it to SS232 or RS422. I believe Siemens offered a model with the RS232 or RS422 port...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 176
Posted By Steve Bailey
Back when the product was sold by TI the...

Back when the product was sold by TI the programming software for that model was a DOS-based program called TISoft. When Siemens bought TI's PLC product line, they continued TISoft for a while. I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 6th, 2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,110
Posted By Steve Bailey
An RS485 network is supposed to be able to...

An RS485 network is supposed to be able to support up to 32 devices before you need a repeater. At 26 devices you're getting close to that limit. If your termination isn't optimal or the impedance of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 539
Posted By Steve Bailey
Here you go.

Here you go.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2018, 07:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By Steve Bailey
Check the hardware configuration to see if it is...

Check the hardware configuration to see if it is set to load the program from flash memory on power-up. If it is, and you want to keep it that way, make sure you save any changes you make to flash...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 492
Posted By Steve Bailey
Its hard to make a single stack show the status...

Its hard to make a single stack show the status of more than one door. Perhaps better to put the stacklights above each door rather than between them?
You also need to resolve the discrepancies in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 881
Posted By Steve Bailey
Clear your PLC's I/O fault table. Then cycle...

Clear your PLC's I/O fault table. Then cycle power to the remote rack. See what new entries appear in the I/O fault table when you turn off the power to the rack and then what new entries appear when...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 881
Posted By Steve Bailey
I/O configuration looks OK in the file you sent....

I/O configuration looks OK in the file you sent. No overlaps in the addressing.
Let me make sure I understand your issue. Please confirm if the following is correct.
1. You get no data from the...
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