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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 22nd, 2020, 06:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By Aabeck
I keep software VM's separate like sigmadelta...

I keep software VM's separate like sigmadelta does.


When I have a VM setup and running right I close it and archive a copy on my NAS. That way if I ever have something crash in the future I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 22nd, 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By Aabeck
This seems to say a lot of things are dropped...

This seems to say a lot of things are dropped from the controller itself:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 22nd, 2020, 09:11 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By Aabeck
I thought it was relative. On my home planet,...

I thought it was relative. On my home planet, Tor-Poul, out inter-planetary comm's are UDP.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 21st, 2020, 12:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By Aabeck
I just checked Rockwell's literature All...

I just checked Rockwell's literature


All AB Ethernet IO cards are 10/100


5570 PLC's with Ethernet are 10/100


5580 PLC's are 10/100/1G
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 21st, 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,642
Posted By Aabeck
If you are using DF-1 RS-232 comm's, even at the...

If you are using DF-1 RS-232 comm's, even at the highest baud rate such a download would take quite a while.


If the CLX has Ethernet downloading over that would be faster. If it is an old card...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2020, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By Aabeck
And one wire marker which means the wires are...

And one wire marker which means the wires are salvaged from an update or scrap-out.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2020, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By Aabeck
And what does that have to do with cats or trains?

And what does that have to do with cats or trains?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2020, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 778
Posted By Aabeck
This would be a good time to start following...

This would be a good time to start following wiring standards

Control power = red (US) or brown (EU/Asia/everywhere else)
Neutral/Common = white (US) blue or grey (EU/Asia/...)
Ground = green or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2020, 03:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By Aabeck
I don't know who your AB distributor is in...

I don't know who your AB distributor is in Western Michigan, but in Eastern Michigan the distributor here has a very helpful Tech Support staff and has contacted AB on my behalf using their...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2020, 06:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,293
Posted By Aabeck
Like OkiePC implies I have had pumps screw apart...

Like OkiePC implies I have had pumps screw apart and destroy themselves if run in reverse.


Pumps and motor current can be unusual to figure out. I have a customer that has a low pressure...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2020, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Aabeck
As soon as I put Logix Designer as Administrator...

As soon as I put Logix Designer as Administrator it popped up it needed authorization to run Designer it when I tried to open a project and it would not open Designer.

As far as Vista SP2 goes I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2020, 05:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Aabeck
Also, the newer releases of revisions 32, 26 &...

Also, the newer releases of revisions 32, 26 & 20.05 you have to put in Compatibility Mode for Windows Vista SP2


Do this under the Change Settings For All Users.


Plus, if you set Logix...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 17th, 2020, 08:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By Aabeck
Other than the 20.01 vs 20.03 part- when you...

Other than the 20.01 vs 20.03 part- when you install a newer minor revision it will overwrite the older minor rev of the same major rev.


So, unless you are unlucky enough to have either or both...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 17th, 2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 413
Posted By Aabeck
When I need the pinout of a cable I first go to...

When I need the pinout of a cable I first go to Google Images and search for the part number.

Rarely fails to have it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 17th, 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By Aabeck
That brought to mind the movie TRON. How...

That brought to mind the movie TRON.

How many years until we can digitize ourselves and zap into the PLC to find out what is really going on?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 17th, 2020, 08:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,549
Posted By Aabeck
I have windows disappear on me. I had a program...

I have windows disappear on me. I had a program (not RLS) that a window opened to where there was not a monitor in Windows 7. You could click on the Taskbar icon and watch it grow and disappear off...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 17th, 2020, 08:05 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,992
Posted By Aabeck
Mikeexplorer, Do you have any DCC control...

Mikeexplorer,

Do you have any DCC control run by the ML?

I looked a couple years ago, found nothing and haven't looked since but's it's still in the back of my mind to do it. I bought one DCC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By Aabeck
I would right click on the output and Find All to...

I would right click on the output and Find All to see if it is being cleared elsewhere.

There may also be a command clearing the entire output card, or doing a masked MOV to clear certain bits.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,401
Posted By Aabeck
One thing I do when writing a program and...

One thing I do when writing a program and emulating or commissioning it is create a DINT tag for Ladder_Is_Running and in the beginning of the main routine MOV 0 to it.

Then in each subroutine OTE...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Aabeck
I am thinking the original programmer didn't take...

I am thinking the original programmer didn't take everything into consideration.

I worked on a panel unloader that took completed panels off a conveyor and the entire programming of a cycle was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 09:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,992
Posted By Aabeck
The first rule of model raiilroading: It is...

The first rule of model raiilroading:

It is never done.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 16th, 2020, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Aabeck
I just saved a 5/05 RSS file as a SLC library...

I just saved a 5/05 RSS file as a SLC library file in RSLogix500 ver 12 and then opened it.

There was NO channel configuration data imported by RSLogix, so I would say it's not your script - it is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2020, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 474
Posted By Aabeck
Are you doing this offline, or uploading online...

Are you doing this offline, or uploading online with a script?

If online it may have to follow the SysComm's/Upload method, not just the Upload method.

If it's an offline project I think it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2020, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By Aabeck
It could simply be a matter of habit on the...

It could simply be a matter of habit on the programmers part.

Or he could be trying to impress a boss by making it look more complicated than it was and justifying his time/pay.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 15th, 2020, 10:58 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,992
Posted By Aabeck
Other than the 'getting silly' part I think it is...

Other than the 'getting silly' part I think it is best for programmers to know how to do things in more than one way. I have noted down some of the answers as I may need them in the future.

That...
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