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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 10th, 2021, 01:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,596
Posted By OkiePC
I'd be inclined to break it up into two or three...

I'd be inclined to break it up into two or three rungs each with multiple parallel branches and keep it simple with brute force, although the FSC with a robust rung comment is equally appealing.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2021, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By OkiePC
My theory is that if it were a quick and painless...

My theory is that if it were a quick and painless download and install, you would say "That's it? I paid $5000 for that?".

By making it a PITA and giving you puzzles to solve along the way, they...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2021, 02:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,879
Posted By OkiePC
This is another reason I like Crimson. Red Lion...

This is another reason I like Crimson. Red Lion gives you the nuts and bolts to build a Ferrari. You still have the build it, but you get to decide how many doors and wheels it gets. You can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2021, 02:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,488
Posted By OkiePC
Every day when I go home after working in the...

Every day when I go home after working in the water industry I give thanks to God for my personal well. And I tell all my family and friends, what ever you pay for water, it ain't enough. The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2021, 03:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By OkiePC
I suspect you could put a Red Lion DataStation in...

I suspect you could put a Red Lion DataStation in there as a middle man...not the cleanest approach. I'd be inclined to find a repaired VFD of the older model as a temporary fix until I got access...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2021, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 547
Posted By OkiePC
I am pretty sure our DVD with versions 12 through...

I am pretty sure our DVD with versions 12 through 20 will let you install them all with a single tickbox. They do install one by one sequentially and there are multiple reboots required (and usually...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By OkiePC
I can't argue with using the Click and the DoMore...

I can't argue with using the Click and the DoMore PLCs. We have about a dozen Clicks clicking away and some are in terrible conditions. Years later, no failures, and if one of them does die,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 8th, 2021, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 865
Posted By OkiePC
In a SLC/Micrologix, use the STI and set it for...

In a SLC/Micrologix, use the STI and set it for 100 or 1000 ms (with the math for accumulated flow during that interval scaled to match that time interval).

In Psuite use the "Run Every Second"...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2021, 05:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By OkiePC
we're fully derailed now.

If you're not cheating, you're not trying.

I owe my career to my Atari competitiveness.

I won the Asteroids contest for the state of Oklahoma and 1st prize was an Atari 400. That's how I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By OkiePC
I used to do that with Atari Space Invaders to...

I used to do that with Atari Space Invaders to glitch the game and it would let you have two missiles in flight simultaneously if you got lucky.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2021, 04:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By OkiePC
We've always used the solid versions, but if we...

We've always used the solid versions, but if we wanted to use the clear or tinted model, that is a good idea.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2021, 04:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By OkiePC
Many of the clarifiers we come across have an...

Many of the clarifiers we come across have an assembly that lets the drive chain pop out of place to prevent breaking the rake. Those usually have some sort of limit switch attached that is supposed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2021, 03:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,108
Posted By OkiePC
I would have this as my preference: ...

I would have this as my preference:

https://www.redlion.net/product/graphite-7-modular-hmi-outdoor

Red Lion Graphite is their Cadillac so will not be the least expensive model you can drive,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2021, 10:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By OkiePC
It would have to be < ~10ms off and back on again...

It would have to be < ~10ms off and back on again to not drop out a typical relay.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 07:21 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By OkiePC
It's to reverse the polarity to the armature of a...

It's to reverse the polarity to the armature of a DC motor. Small DC motors usually have small simple DC drives that don't have reversing capability built in, so you use small power relays or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 675
Posted By OkiePC
A/D has Fuji and Weg "mini-contactors" available...

A/D has Fuji and Weg "mini-contactors" available with mechanical interlock accessories. It's been years since I dealt with DC motors, but we always used mechanical and electrical interlocks in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By OkiePC
So with single slot addressing, a full logical...

So with single slot addressing, a full logical rack starting at slot 0 would be 8 slots, and the next 8 slots would automatically be assigned as logical rack 1.

That seems to conflict with a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By OkiePC
What is the size of the chassis? Could there be...

What is the size of the chassis? Could there be a conflict with Logical Rack 1? Check how the scanner module rack sizes are configured.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 03:16 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By OkiePC
I don't think that PLC even has a real time...

I don't think that PLC even has a real time clock. If you could wire up a "tattle tale" relay to one of the outputs you could use that to tell that either the PLC faulted or lost power.

Just wire...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 01:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By OkiePC
Attached Crimson 3.0 file has some nuts and bolts...

Attached Crimson 3.0 file has some nuts and bolts you can use.

I used a cstring tag to hold the selected flow meter data. All the tags are internal and there is a quick and dirty simulator to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 12:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By OkiePC
What HMI and what version of Crimson are you...

What HMI and what version of Crimson are you using? I am working up an example in 3.0 for a 10" screen so I can emulate it. I think it will kickstart your work once you edit it to match your real...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By OkiePC
Okay, it sounds like it would make more sense to...

Okay, it sounds like it would make more sense to have 4 pages, one for each flow total and on each of those pages list (or use conditional visibility) the flow meters that are assigned to that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By OkiePC
Each page has a field called On Select (page >...

Each page has a field called On Select (page > properties, Actions Tab) that you can fill in to run once when the page is selected.

What is the bigger picture of what you are doing? It might make...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 12:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By OkiePC
There is probably a better way to accomplish your...

There is probably a better way to accomplish your needs. Can you give us the bigger picture of what you are doing?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2021, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By OkiePC
Yep as long as you use the correct number of...

Yep as long as you use the correct number of parentheses and the correct logic representations for the logical AND (&&) and logical OR (||).

Example:
if (X == 2 && (Y == 1 || Z == 3))
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