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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2021, 04:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 796
Posted By Ron Beaufort
Mark goes by the forum handle geniusintraining...

Mark goes by the forum handle geniusintraining ... he's good folks ...

you should be able to find his website here:

https://www.plccable.com/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 5th, 2021, 02:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,104
Posted By Ron Beaufort
in a nutshell ... you spend much more time...

in a nutshell ...

you spend much more time asking them questions – instead of telling them facts ...

examples:

(1) why did you test the voltage on that particular pin?

(2) what do you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2021, 01:57 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,196
Posted By Ron Beaufort
you are not alone ...

came across this in the news today ... some interesting statistics ...



https://www.foxbusiness.com/technology/ransomware-cyber-breach-concealed
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,196
Posted By Ron Beaufort
please keep us updated on how this turns out ......

please keep us updated on how this turns out ... there are a lot of lessons here - for a lot of people ...

best of luck with it ... stay safe - stay well ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2021, 08:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,337
Posted By Ron Beaufort
if you're outfitting several workstations, be...

if you're outfitting several workstations, be sure to ask about buying multiple licenses at one time ... in my case I was able to pay just a few hundred dollars more and get several "extra" stations...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 3rd, 2021, 08:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,540
Posted By Ron Beaufort
that sounds like a potential problem ... just...

that sounds like a potential problem ... just guessing for now - but is there a chance that you might indeed have the RANGE - but not be able to measure down to the RESOLUTION that you'll need for a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 23rd, 2021, 09:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I don't know how other people handle it – but...

I don't know how other people handle it – but anytime that I had to go "on-site" the customer paid for all of my expenses – in addition to the actual classroom training time ...

16-foot Penske...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 22nd, 2021, 04:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,873
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from jaden: I might have missed...

from jaden:



I might have missed something, but if I read the original post correctly, then the local community college is actually the one who is trying to find an instructor ...



back...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 11th, 2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 947
Posted By Ron Beaufort
skullduggery at the sign of the golden arches ...

this might be sort of "off topic" for PLCs – but some of the concepts involved show up quite regularly on the forum ...



I was originally intrigued with these paraphrased quotes:



the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2021, 10:25 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,345
Posted By Ron Beaufort
Greetings PLCnovice61 ... no offense taken...

Greetings PLCnovice61 ...

no offense taken - and I'm certain that no offense was intended - but I'm puzzled by this statement that you made:



I'm not sure exactly what you meant by that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2021, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,861
Posted By Ron Beaufort
wait about 2 minutes and then check your Private...

wait about 2 minutes and then check your Private Message box ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,861
Posted By Ron Beaufort
quick question for you ... do you have a...

quick question for you ...

do you have a copy of RSLogix/Studio5000 available to you? ... something that you can PLAY with? ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,345
Posted By Ron Beaufort
first of all – I am now fully retired (as my...

first of all – I am now fully retired (as my precious little wife keeps reminding me) so I have no axe to grind here ... I'm just passing along a few personal opinions that I've developed over the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2021, 05:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,345
Posted By Ron Beaufort
suggestion: first of all, please be gentle with...

suggestion: first of all, please be gentle with your instructor ...

then ...

after you and your classmates - and your instructor - have watched all eleven of the YouTube videos mentioned...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2021, 10:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,426
Posted By Ron Beaufort
personally I'm neither FOR - nor AGAINST - Teslas...

personally I'm neither FOR - nor AGAINST - Teslas ...

but I ran across this article today that I thought was interesting - in a whooda-thunkit kind of way ...
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,426
Posted By Ron Beaufort
something to think about ...

this is an old thread - but I couldn't help posting this recent news article ... I insisted that my little wife watch the video - read the article - and then we had a refresher course on the use of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 15,942
Posted By Ron Beaufort
you are basically correct in the way that you...

you are basically correct in the way that you described it ...

whenever you use the programming software to "force" the PLC's inputs - the LED indicators on the front of the input module do not...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2021, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,524
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well, I can't guarantee that the chassis/rack...

well, I can't guarantee that the chassis/rack doesn't have a problem ... so maybe that's something else to be considered ...

be that as it may - I'm still willing to wager ten bucks that the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2021, 11:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,524
Posted By Ron Beaufort
feel like a friendly wager? ... I've got ten...

feel like a friendly wager? ... I've got ten bucks that says that it does indeed matter to the SLC system ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2021, 11:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,524
Posted By Ron Beaufort
BIG IDEA: among all of the various...

BIG IDEA:

among all of the various Allen-Bradley platforms, the SLC platform is absolutely the "pickiest" of having its IO Configuration table PERFECTLY match the actual modules physically...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 27th, 2021, 11:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,524
Posted By Ron Beaufort
short on time - but ... one of your...

short on time - but ...

one of your pictures shows an "extra" module in the chassis/rack ... something like an "adapter" ...

remove that from the rack and try again ... if that cures the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 25th, 2021, 11:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,524
Posted By Ron Beaufort
welcome to the forum ... just to make sure...

welcome to the forum ...

just to make sure that we're fully understanding you - when you say that the system "sees" the module, you mean that you've set it up in the IO Configuration feature -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2021, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,669
Posted By Ron Beaufort
based on what you've posted so far, smart money...

based on what you've posted so far, smart money says that the PID (as originally located in the continuous task) was executing (being triggered) once on every processor scan ... (something like...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 17th, 2021, 07:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,438
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from Peter Nachtwey ... yep ... and...

from Peter Nachtwey ...



yep ... and please keep in mind that this particular "profile" is just an example demo of some squiggly lines ... specifically, this is NOT taken from a working...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2021, 10:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,438
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from drbitboy ... I'm sort of reading...

from drbitboy ...



I'm sort of reading between the lines here – but the statement above makes me think that the following screen shot might bring up some ideas that you'd enjoy tinkering...
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