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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 171
Posted By CapinWinky
A bit late to the game, but in Windows it should...

A bit late to the game, but in Windows it should just use either the Windows native calibration or the Elo driver.

In Automation Runtime, you either create a button on the HMI that uses the touch...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2018, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 711
Posted By CapinWinky
You can't run an ACOPOS without a PLC. At a...

You can't run an ACOPOS without a PLC. At a minimum you must have an AC140 or AC141 plug-in PLC that goes in a drive slot.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 8th, 2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 791
Posted By CapinWinky
I've been off this forum a while, but If you have...

I've been off this forum a while, but If you have any B&R safety questions, you can reply here and I'll get the email notification.

The way B&R does all their X20 and X67 power supply modules is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 8th, 2018, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,036
Posted By CapinWinky
You could just use a B&R PLC too and eliminate...

You could just use a B&R PLC too and eliminate all the trouble you're talking about.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2018, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,687
Posted By CapinWinky
To check the archiving option, right click the...

To check the archiving option, right click the configuration and select "Properties" and the window that pops up has a tab for all the source code transfer options. By default, it is all turned off...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,687
Posted By CapinWinky
If you selected the option to transfer the source...

If you selected the option to transfer the source code as an archive file, that adds a lot to compile time. Also, doing a build-all instead of just a build or transfer will make it recompile...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,866
Posted By CapinWinky
I just want to mention that the need for switches...

I just want to mention that the need for switches is protocol dependent.

Protocols like EtherCAT and Sercos III derive zero benefit from switches or hubs. No matter how they are physically laid...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,240
Posted By CapinWinky
PoinIO doesn't have all the location certs that...

PoinIO doesn't have all the location certs that FlexIO has and FlexIO is on the way out. PointIO is also pretty chintzy and the terminal blocks break all the time.

You may want to look at B&R IO...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2018, 09:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,195
Posted By CapinWinky
Get some stand-offs to mount you DIN rail a few...

Get some stand-offs to mount you DIN rail a few inches ways from the backing (because you better be including some sort of permanent DIN rail if you have any hope of a tidy test bench) and then use...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 2nd, 2018, 10:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 8,984
Posted By CapinWinky
B&R was mentioned in passing, but I think their...

B&R was mentioned in passing, but I think their solution is just a bit better than Beckhoff's since the only modules with any configuration to store are the communication cards (so if an IO card is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2018, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,198
Posted By CapinWinky
I have two bags, my laptop bag is the tiny green...

I have two bags, my laptop bag is the tiny green Ikea bookbag that zips onto their little luggage thing bag https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/4144jc40MWL.jpg. It's literally the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2018, 02:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 751
Posted By CapinWinky
I'll third the B&R X20 and X67 IO solutions, they...

I'll third the B&R X20 and X67 IO solutions, they meet/exceed all ratings for location/use that Flex has. As a bonus, it's less expensive than Rockwell, takes up less space, has more module variety,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2018, 07:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By CapinWinky
In the Visual Components editor, if you click on...

In the Visual Components editor, if you click on the main heading in the tree (it will have the name of your HMI), then look in the properties window on the right, you can tell it which page to start...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 25th, 2018, 12:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 365
Posted By CapinWinky
I haven't ever actually worked with panelware and...

I haven't ever actually worked with panelware and don't know anything about them, but if the HMI program is stored on some kind of memory card, you should be able to just buy a replacement HMI on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 24th, 2018, 11:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 930
Posted By CapinWinky
As you probably know, buttons and hotspots have...

As you probably know, buttons and hotspots have different key types (set, momentary, toggle, change page, etc). Well, one of them is CalibrateTouch or something like that. Almost every B&R HMI I've...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 12th, 2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 589
Posted By CapinWinky
In ST for most PLCs: MyTimer.PT:= T#10s; ...

In ST for most PLCs:

MyTimer.PT:= T#10s;
MyTimer.IN:= NOT(MyTimer.Q);
MyTimer();
Motor:= (MyTimer.ET > T#5s);


In ST for Rockwell:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 8th, 2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,209
Posted By CapinWinky
An engineer at Schneider sent me an unofficial...

An engineer at Schneider sent me an unofficial library that could do it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 8th, 2018, 10:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,460
Posted By CapinWinky
Since they opened with it being a cash job and...

Since they opened with it being a cash job and expecting an under-the-table discount, I'd already be uneasy since I don't want to conduct business that way or be known as someone that will/needs to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,685
Posted By CapinWinky
I say map the point to a structure (UDT in...

I say map the point to a structure (UDT in Rockwell speak) and do any processing in the mapping (adjust for NC/NO, filtering logic, etc) so the point in your IO structure is useful as-is. I usually...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 980
Posted By CapinWinky
I would consider this answered by Gene and Pete...

I would consider this answered by Gene and Pete and I'm going to vere slightly off topic, but I want touch on drives and brakes:

The majority of servo drives and many VFDs I've worked with have...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 21st, 2017, 12:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 20,190
Posted By CapinWinky
All the errors are described in the Automation...

All the errors are described in the Automation Studio help. Error 9002 is heatsink temperature sensor not connected or damaged.

EDIT: Just download the trial version of automation studio, it will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2017, 01:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,119
Posted By CapinWinky
The distributor gets some set discount and maybe...

The distributor gets some set discount and maybe they negotiated a special discount on some product line so they can pass that discount on to entice a big fish customer. If your pricing is erratic,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 28th, 2017, 01:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,842
Posted By CapinWinky
X20IF10G3-1 is an EtherCAT slave module, so...

X20IF10G3-1 is an EtherCAT slave module, so unless the Kuka is acting as a master, you can't communicate between them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 17th, 2017, 09:10 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By CapinWinky
I think you're right that the string value is now...

I think you're right that the string value is now transferred. Try opening a blank project and connecting to your PLC and adding the enumeration to the watch window. If the value shows up as the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 17th, 2017, 08:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 839
Posted By CapinWinky
In standard ST: CompVal:= 0; FOR i:=1 to...

In standard ST:

CompVal:= 0;
FOR i:=1 to NumChecks DO
CompVal.0:=1;
CompVal:= SHL(CompVal, 1);
END_FOR

In Rockwell Ladder:
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