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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By Paullys50
Not and OEM but an Integrator... Ignition is...

Not and OEM but an Integrator...

Ignition is definitely a factory automation solution more so than an OEM solution. However they have introduced the "Edge" variation of Ignition to help address...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 22nd, 2021, 05:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 496
Posted By Paullys50
+1, can also use COP/CPS

+1, can also use COP/CPS
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2021, 07:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,120
Posted By Paullys50
I'm greatly amused you are blaming Rockwell when...

I'm greatly amused you are blaming Rockwell when you clearly have a personnel problem, both in the maintenance staff as well as those who manage them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2021, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Paullys50
Yes I have seen it, and that would be the basis...

Yes I have seen it, and that would be the basis for any test scenarios I would perform, however I'm satisfied with performance as-is so the motivation to change isn't there.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2021, 11:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By Paullys50
Direct for me, for the most part. In my AOI/UDT...

Direct for me, for the most part. In my AOI/UDT definitions (AB guy here) I might have dedicated tags more so for clarity. "ScadaCmd" vs "ProgCmd" to differentiate were the command originated. I may...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2021, 09:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Paullys50
I just write the integer value to the PLC tag....

I just write the integer value to the PLC tag. Since the PLC tag itself sets the style there isn't anything you should need to consider in VBA.

For example, if I want the PLC tag to have a value...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 15th, 2021, 08:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,244
Posted By Paullys50
I would argue flexibility requires some form of...

I would argue flexibility requires some form of engineering prior to writing any code. Having a diagram/document to communicate intent is an essential requirement before you can start coding. Too...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2021, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,244
Posted By Paullys50
Ah...no. Diagrams like this should...

Ah...no.

Diagrams like this should communicate to non-programmers what the expected operation of the equipment/process will be. It should be used as an engineering document to tell others how to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2021, 09:09 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Paullys50
I've been known to use Power Point plus...

I've been known to use Power Point plus animations to draft HMI/SCADA screens ;)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2021, 09:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 650
Posted By Paullys50
I've become dependent on UML Sequence diagrams. I...

I've become dependent on UML Sequence diagrams. I find they make it very easy to outline sequences and interactions that occur within the PLC as well external to the PLC such as PLC to PLC, PLC to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2020, 12:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By Paullys50
Fair to say most batch process are 1 Unit, 0 to...

Fair to say most batch process are 1 Unit, 0 to Many EMs, Many CMs.

Something like a brewery might be considered a cell with multiple units ( Mashing, Lautering, Boiling...etc). Going too deep...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,762
Posted By Paullys50
Weren't we suppose to see soft PLCs take over...

Weren't we suppose to see soft PLCs take over since 2000ish? The premise of it being more feasible now due to virtualization, docker, "maturation of Linux" seems to only complicate matters.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 2nd, 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,037
Posted By Paullys50
I've been commissioning a large system for the...

I've been commissioning a large system for the past year on v32 w/o issues. L8x
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2020, 03:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,061
Posted By Paullys50
16:10 died out quickly, which was really...

16:10 died out quickly, which was really disappointing. 16:9 is for TV, from a manufacturing process of the glass I don't see this changing. Your next hurdle is 4K and dealing with high DPI. Although...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Paullys50
It's not obvious? :lolis: ...

It's not obvious? :lolis:



Understandable, I've been there.

Best advice I can give is to let go of old habits, they will inhibit your creative juices when it comes to what you can do with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2020, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Paullys50
Some further thought, given you are using...

Some further thought, given you are using Ignition you should try and drop some antiquated habits.

Within Ignition, create a useful UDT that's a bit more readable:

Name: ConveyorControl
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2020, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 695
Posted By Paullys50
This is something I had to get past in my...

This is something I had to get past in my Ignition early days.

If, you just need read only then you can use the getBit() expression against the DINT tag, makes it pretty simple to replicate...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2020, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,246
Posted By Paullys50
There was a time where I vividly remember...

There was a time where I vividly remember Rockwell support telling me to install newest --> oldest. IIRC this was round v20/windows 7 compatibility. Install v20 first then go backwards. :huh:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,464
Posted By Paullys50
For those first adopters, 33.00.01 is already...

For those first adopters, 33.00.01 is already out:whistle:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2020, 08:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 909
Posted By Paullys50
Given you are using the PSC command, I'm guessing...

Given you are using the PSC command, I'm guessing this is a Control Logix program using Phase Manager for controlling equipment phases. You will need to provide additional detail.



Once the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 23rd, 2020, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 693
Posted By Paullys50
TP-Link Omada AC1750...

TP-Link Omada AC1750 (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NMZR3F1/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o03_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Been using this for a year now commissioning a plant, range is crazy for the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2020, 09:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,890
Posted By Paullys50
-- for a salary of $55,000 :beerchug:

-- for a salary of $55,000 :beerchug:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 11th, 2020, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By Paullys50
I see these posts and laugh a bit because I never...

I see these posts and laugh a bit because I never seem to have issues with their Logix/Studio 5000 software, licensing included in 12+ years.



I've been using v32 for 12 months now...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2020, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,327
Posted By Paullys50
You should look into creating a sorting...

You should look into creating a sorting algorithm. I've previously created an Insertion sort based of an example I found using pascal. Close enough to ST to serve as a guide.

In my exercise, I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 3rd, 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,253
Posted By Paullys50
Dated != not supported. Is anybody supplying...

Dated != not supported.

Is anybody supplying NEW systems w/DeviceNet? (excluding those who require it to match existing equipment...)
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