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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2009, 11:40 AM
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Views: 15,318
Posted By LJBMatt
Logix 5000 is up to revision 17 currently. You...

Logix 5000 is up to revision 17 currently. You have to go to Rockwell's support website to download the latest firmware and Logix5000 revisions.
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 15,318
Posted By LJBMatt
1. To update firmware (if you so choose) you will...

1. To update firmware (if you so choose) you will need to use the ControlFlash program to flash firmware into the processor

2. To update your version of Logix5000 (which your firmware major rev...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 18th, 2009, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,540
Posted By LJBMatt
To be honest I usually set my overhead timeslice...

To be honest I usually set my overhead timeslice to a minimum of 30% and try to be at 40-45% to handle all the overhead communications (i.e. online, hmi comms, etc.). The other thing to check in v17...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2009, 02:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By LJBMatt
I'm not really worried about finding another job,...

I'm not really worried about finding another job, I'm pushing forward on all avenues. I really just wanted to show my appreciation for that post their knowledge on this board without seeking...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,088
Posted By LJBMatt
As Mickey stated a moving a decimal number like...

As Mickey stated a moving a decimal number like 255 in the word B3:0 would put a "1" in B3:0/7. Indirect moves, FLL, COP could also affect the status of the register. Another possibility is an HMI...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2009, 01:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By LJBMatt
We are a consultant engineering firm, so there...

We are a consultant engineering firm, so there really isn't much of a chance in that happening. They are not going to pursue anymore work in the electrical area as of now.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2009, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By LJBMatt
Thanks for the kind replies, however the post is...

Thanks for the kind replies, however the post is meant to focus my appreciation on those that contribute without asking for anything in return as I hope I have done over the years as a board member. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2009, 09:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,650
Posted By LJBMatt
OT: Appreciation for board members.

As the economic climate has claimed my whole department I stare down the path of the unknown. I appreciate all the effort that everyone brings to this board both with questions, discussions, and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2009, 01:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,386
Posted By LJBMatt
A-B gets my vote because of an easy learning...

A-B gets my vote because of an easy learning curve, most intuitive programming environment, and my local and call center tech support being the best that I've experienced. I've used A-B, Omron,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 27th, 2009, 10:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,468
Posted By LJBMatt
Double check to make sure that you are dealing...

Double check to make sure that you are dealing with words and not bytes. Most AB cards will default to 2 or 4 byte words, but Siemems being octal uses 1 byte words.
Also check for any overhead...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2009, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,290
Posted By LJBMatt
FYI You can get drop cables that are of the...

FYI You can get drop cables that are of the thicknet variety. The only thing you would have to do is lop of one or both molded ends depending on what flavor of cable you buy.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2009, 12:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 18,921
Posted By LJBMatt
If this is an Allen-Bradley scanner error 78...

If this is an Allen-Bradley scanner error 78 refers to a node in the scanlist dropping off the network. Typically it will flash the error code "78" followed by the node number "0-63" that has...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2009, 12:38 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,196
Posted By LJBMatt
I thought that was for motor and power loads, not...

I thought that was for motor and power loads, not all encompassing.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2009, 09:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,489
Posted By LJBMatt
The standard without a memory chip is about 150K...

The standard without a memory chip is about 150K of memory for data and I/O. For more data storage you have to add a memory chip on the processor board to increase its capacity.

On the 5550 L1...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 16th, 2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,656
Posted By LJBMatt
Dave, I'm guessing this is a Panelview 300...

Dave,

I'm guessing this is a Panelview 300 (standard) as opposed to 300 Panelview +. For the standard series you will need to use Panelbuilder32 software. If this is a Panelview Component...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2009, 10:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,054
Posted By LJBMatt
Profibus (which is RS-485) and AB DH-485 are two...

Profibus (which is RS-485) and AB DH-485 are two different beasts. DH-485 really is for processor to processor/HMI/PC communication. I've never seen it used for scanning remote I/O. Prosoft does...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,196
Posted By LJBMatt
Terry, I agree clarifications would be nice...

Terry,

I agree clarifications would be nice but as someone who works with people directly involved in writing standards when you get a lot of engineers, not being specifically technical writers...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 15,196
Posted By LJBMatt
You've got to remember the NEC is NFPA70 which at...

You've got to remember the NEC is NFPA70 which at its core is focused on fire protection. To say voltage drop is a secondary issue to the NFPA is a true statement. You may have a system that is NEC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2009, 01:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,318
Posted By LJBMatt
No the PLC does not store comments. Also make...

No the PLC does not store comments. Also make sure the end user is ok with you asking for help on something like this. Commented code with this ladder may not be the best thing to be sending out. ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2009, 01:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,318
Posted By LJBMatt
There's nothing under the config. Standard...

There's nothing under the config. Standard module config and no Retworx file called out.

Here's screenshots of the DNB properties.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2009, 12:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,318
Posted By LJBMatt
Screenshot

Ok. Everyone I was sent the PLC and I have some information to report back. You code is missing all comments which makes it very hard to interpret. If you look at ladder INPUTS_DPS Rung 0 the program...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2009, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,318
Posted By LJBMatt
For uploading a file click on the "Downloads"...

For uploading a file click on the "Downloads" Here you can upload your file to the Allen Bradley folder. Post a link to the file. This will allow more than just myself to help you out.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2009, 10:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,318
Posted By LJBMatt
1790(D) block would indicate Devicnet...

1790(D) block would indicate Devicnet communication. This gets tricky. In devicenet you can map the data whereever you want to in the decivenet scanner. Since you are also looking for an input on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2009, 10:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,318
Posted By LJBMatt
Can you give details or part nubmers on what the...

Can you give details or part nubmers on what the expansion I/O is? What communication network are you using?

This can be difficult to track down as the beauty of Controllogix allows you to map...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2009, 10:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,318
Posted By LJBMatt
We will need more information to formally...

We will need more information to formally determine this. First, what remote network is the "Node 6" and what is the slot number of the card scanning this network. What is "Box 2"?
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