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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2022, 08:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By I_Automation
I personally never set it to use the default...

I personally never set it to use the default adapter.


Since connecting every time usually requires changing the IP address to match the PLC subnet I always select the device I am connected to,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2022, 05:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,101
Posted By I_Automation
An American lady went to a fine restaurant in...

An American lady went to a fine restaurant in Paris and when she ordered a beer was asked "Domestic or imported"
Of course she said Imported - and was brought a Budweiser.:huh:




Another...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2022, 09:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,101
Posted By I_Automation
I don't drink beer, but do know the taste is from...

I don't drink beer, but do know the taste is from the label


Went on a tram tour at Busch Gardens in San Diego years ago and the tram was stopped before it got to one place. The tour guide asked...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 20th, 2022, 11:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 389
Posted By I_Automation
The 24VDC outputs are transistor outputs, the...

The 24VDC outputs are transistor outputs, the rest of the outputs are relay.


The transistor outputs will not work in negative polarity wiring - putting the power on the output terminal and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 20th, 2022, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,101
Posted By I_Automation
Tea is all I drink (when working) ...

Tea is all I drink (when working)



Grew up with Scottish grandparents and they never touched coffee.

Plus instead of beer I have to drink Scotch after work to keep the heritage pure.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2022, 12:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By I_Automation
Your stamping plant must have had a nice budget...

Your stamping plant must have had a nice budget if they bought oil dry.


The one I worked at just told the operators to mop it up.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 16th, 2022, 11:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By I_Automation
I worked with a guy that said he was going to...

I worked with a guy that said he was going to change his name to Nobody.
Then he would only respond if some paged "Nobody to xxxxxxxx" on the PA.

I was just going to tell the boss I was only...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 16th, 2022, 06:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By I_Automation
I am guessing somehow that the single bit that...

I am guessing somehow that the single bit that got flipped didn't trigger the checksum. I don't see how a random bit could flip the same time the perfectly needed to flip bit in the checksum flipped...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2022, 10:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 806
Posted By I_Automation
I'm also not familiar, but could there be a bit...

I'm also not familiar, but could there be a bit set in the processor properties to lock out Program Mode? Similar to Deny Future Access in the SLC's, but just the mode.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2022, 10:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By I_Automation
All palm buttons for 2 hand controls are...

All palm buttons for 2 hand controls are 1N.O./1N.C. and both have to work each cycle of the buttons, and 2 hand controls the N.O. on both buttons have to come on within a set time (usually 1/4 to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2022, 03:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By I_Automation
Another thing I did a lot, and still occasionally...

Another thing I did a lot, and still occasionally do for fun, is if I see something out in the world I wonder if I could program that.


I go home, grab a test PLC and open the software and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2022, 03:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By I_Automation
The instruction that changed was only one...

The instruction that changed was only one instruction, in one place.


It had nothing to do with the 2 palm buttons or their use - just if the palm buttons were held by the operator the Top Stop...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2022, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,037
Posted By I_Automation
Add a rung at the beginning of the main ladder...

Add a rung at the beginning of the main ladder OTU Test_Running_Bit


Then above your questionable lines add a rung OTE Test_Running_Bit


If the routine is being called Test_Running_Bit will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2022, 11:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By I_Automation
No, nothing to do with the HMI. A rung...

No, nothing to do with the HMI.


A rung on the PLC ladder changed from XIC B3:6/13 to XIO - here's a screenshot of the upload I saved.


In the archived save the customer had it was XIC.

...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2022, 10:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,560
Posted By I_Automation
It Stopped Running Because The 20 Year Old PLC Program Changed

Just had the anomaly.


Stamping press, 20 years old, SLC5/04 CPU with EEPROM memory module.



The customer says suddenly a couple days ago they have to hold the run buttons down or as soon...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2022, 01:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By I_Automation
True. I was actually in this trade for 10 years...

True. I was actually in this trade for 10 years and designing controls for new machines before I got to my first one-day class.


In almost 30 years now I can state I have no more than 50 hours of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2022, 01:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,054
Posted By I_Automation
I can say from experience the best way is to get...

I can say from experience the best way is to get a job in a factory, then they will walk you up to a machine with a control system you have never seen before, and have no idea how it works, and tell...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2022, 11:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By I_Automation
I don't have to worry about this so far. ...

I don't have to worry about this so far.


I have 6 desktops, one a gaming PC less than 2 years old, 2 laptops and a Windows tablet running Windows10 that ALL report they will not install Windows...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 12th, 2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,603
Posted By I_Automation
When I get this I try to connect on another...

When I get this I try to connect on another Ethernet driver in RSLinx. That is usually a quick, temporary fix.


If it fails using the ETH driver try Eth-IP and vice-versa.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 9th, 2022, 12:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By I_Automation
U.S. code does not allow wire nuts in motor...

U.S. code does not allow wire nuts in motor housings. Had a few stamping presses taken out of service for this until updated. (Don't remember if it was during an OSHA or Fire Marshall inspection...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2022, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 326
Posted By I_Automation
You might want to test it. Or send it to the...

You might want to test it. Or send it to the customer to test.



I think there were new items added around v3.8x of PanelBuilder because I know if a project was created with v3.83 it can not be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2022, 03:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 662
Posted By I_Automation
I would put in a call to your local SEW/Eurodrive...

I would put in a call to your local SEW/Eurodrive office. Their regional center is in Bridgeport, NJ,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 7th, 2022, 11:21 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 413
Posted By I_Automation
I worked in a PCB shop for a little too long....

I worked in a PCB shop for a little too long. [Beware of any PCB shops named after objects in the solar system]


The best way, because different boards will have different tolerances, is to set...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 4th, 2022, 05:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By I_Automation
I would do a factory reset of all the parameters....

I would do a factory reset of all the parameters.


It could have been setup for external control through Ethernet, Modbus or need an atypical input to run.


EDIT: I remember replacing a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 3rd, 2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 523
Posted By I_Automation
IT was the SERCOS. Couldn't do it online and...

IT was the SERCOS. Couldn't do it online and ended up going to the customers shop.


When I disabled the SERCOS module the PLC could go into RemProg just fine, but back to not-doing-it when I...
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