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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2020, 03:38 PM
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Posted By instruward
Yes, I haven't read any new posts today but I've...

Yes, I haven't read any new posts today but I've implemented what was provided on the github link. I'm hoping to have the machine available to test tomorrow afternoon with product flow. We have an...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,397
Posted By instruward
This is very helpful, appreciate both of your...

This is very helpful, appreciate both of your time and for the PDFs drbitboy!

parky your post about the HMI parameters is a good idea, there is already an engineering parameter screen I can add to.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,397
Posted By instruward
So I have half of it implemented, but I am...

So I have half of it implemented, but I am running into a few issues. I have a BSL which monitors a rejected box entering the zone between my two PE. But I don't really understand the rest of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2020, 08:59 AM
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Views: 3,397
Posted By instruward
Ok, I will try the timer... I still need time to...

Ok, I will try the timer... I still need time to read through all the replies. You are right there is no box slip, the sizes vary around 14" length, and the gap is very inconsistent.

I want to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,397
Posted By instruward
I haven't had time to read the replies yet, but...

I haven't had time to read the replies yet, but thanks for the input everyone.

Some quick back story, in the in house maintenance guy. I can modify some code, but this is out of my skill set. I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 17th, 2020, 05:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,397
Posted By instruward
This sounds similar to what I was trying to do, I...

This sounds similar to what I was trying to do, I need to take a break and re-read this a few times.

Am I off track trying to use counters to index the array? That's what I've been trying to use,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 17th, 2020, 05:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,397
Posted By instruward
I'm not able to use produce/consume because one...

I'm not able to use produce/consume because one of the plcs can't be downloaded for quite sometime.

I've never used the FIFO, it can't be used with messaging?

I haven't noticed issues with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 17th, 2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,397
Posted By instruward
Advice: Tracking a reject on a conveyor

CompactLogix PLCs

I'm tasked with getting a box packing machine to MSG (ethernet) another plc that handles a diverter gate/reject conveyor.

My issue is when the packer decides a box should be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 27th, 2020, 01:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By instruward
I haven't figured out how to do that, so I...

I haven't figured out how to do that, so I started down the VBA rabbit hole.
I don't know where to make HMI tags, only tags on the plc which I want to avoid.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 25th, 2020, 02:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By instruward
Your first comment with the loop is exactly what...

Your first comment with the loop is exactly what I want to do, I just can't get the syntax right, but I'll try using what you wrote.

I never considered moving the group, that is interesting....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 25th, 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 644
Posted By instruward
FactoryTalk SE: How to toggle group visibility VBA?

I'm trying to add text over a bunch of motors that indicate the mcc/section that is visible when a button is pushed (or preferably held) and invisible otherwise.

I'm unfamiliar with VBA, but I've...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 18th, 2020, 05:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By instruward
Troubleshooting SICK safety systems

I'm an in-house maintenance tech, and have little experience with SICK safety systems. We are going through an expansion and we have a lot of equipment with these safety PLCs now. Beyond anything...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2020, 02:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By instruward
I've looked into other equipment, which is...

I've looked into other equipment, which is configured the same way and working. I believe all the interlocks were properly bypassed in the PlantPAx object because the state of Sts_BypActive and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2020, 04:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By instruward
Ok, this gives me something to look for next...

Ok, this gives me something to look for next time...
I know we had all of the Can Bypass and Enable Bypass checked true.

I do see a wired connection between BypActive and Inp_BypActive, should...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2020, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 640
Posted By instruward
Forcing PlantPAx/P_PF525 interlocks

I'm not exactly clear how forcing works on Logix, 1756-L73. I did some Googling but the information seems to relate only to forcing physical outputs.

We had a belt today we needed to start, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By instruward
Ok, turns out there was some sort of fault. After...

Ok, turns out there was some sort of fault. After setting OCmd_ResetAckAll to '1' the P_AOut block started functioning. I'm not exactly clear why the PlantPAx HMI faceplate wouldn't indicate this.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2020, 08:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By instruward
Yea it's the last JSR on the Main ladder routine....

Yea it's the last JSR on the Main ladder routine.

I'm just noticing the input reference is 100.0, and the line connecting goes to PSet_CV of the P_AOut block. However if I click the "..."...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 3rd, 2020, 01:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 423
Posted By instruward
No output from P_AOut PlantPAx

I've got a P_AOut function block that isn't doing what I expect it to do.

There is a value PSET_CV of 100% coming from a FIC loop as an input, however the output is still only 0%. I'm expecting it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2020, 05:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By instruward
Yes exactly, thank you. Indirect addressing. ...

Yes exactly, thank you. Indirect addressing.

So yea the confusing part is that 1 product name spans N240:60 to N240:69.
The old panelview HMI read the data in as a character array.

I've...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 415
Posted By instruward
How to change MOV source destinations dynamically?

I apologize, I don't know how to word my question properly.

See code snippet for reference: https://imgur.com/a/yPOohZ9

I have an old panelview PB32 program I'm trying to covert over to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 15th, 2020, 09:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By instruward
cwal61 That gives me something to look into, I...

cwal61 That gives me something to look into, I think we use the SE version but I trust it should be similar. The display list selector seems like a good starting point for me, thanks.

jstolaruk -...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By instruward
Ken, yea this PlantPAx doesn't seem to be quite...

Ken, yea this PlantPAx doesn't seem to be quite the "modern DCS" it's marketed as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By instruward
I think the runtime... Basically as the operator...

I think the runtime... Basically as the operator in the plant. We will have an operator tell us that M1234 is "not working". I would like the electricians to quickly find what HMI screen that motor...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 802
Posted By instruward
Question on creating a search/lookup on HMI?

I'm wanting to create some sort of lookup search window for equipment tags on the HMI. I have a factorytalk view studio hmi file that has been filled will many different screens from various...
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