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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 17th, 2017, 12:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By TConnolly
I wouldn't worry about it. Upgrading ignition is...

I wouldn't worry about it. Upgrading ignition is painless and fast. Ignition installs in minutes.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 25th, 2017, 05:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,012
Posted By TConnolly
https://inductiveautomation.com/ Super easy...

https://inductiveautomation.com/

Super easy to use.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2017, 11:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 770
Posted By TConnolly
I've said it many times: if you don't want 3:00...

I've said it many times: if you don't want 3:00 A.M. phone calls then program so Bubba and Otis in maintenance can read it.

That isn't to say don't use AOIs. A well debugged and tested AOI can...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2017, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,172
Posted By TConnolly
There is more going on here than just the cooling...

There is more going on here than just the cooling effect from lowering gas pressure. It does indeed have to do with boiling, or specifically the energy required to make a phase change between liquid...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 25th, 2017, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,478
Posted By TConnolly
Each task has an S:FS instance. So if you have a...

Each task has an S:FS instance. So if you have a continuous task then in that task it will be true right after powering up. If you have a periodic task with it in it then it will be true when the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,127
Posted By TConnolly
We've been using Ignition for two years now. We...

We've been using Ignition for two years now. We have been so happy with it that we have retired 29 FTView HMIs and four CiTect HMIs and have added data logging to applications that didn't previously...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2016, 11:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,228
Posted By TConnolly
Pi radians = 180 degrees. To convert...

Pi radians = 180 degrees.

To convert degrees to radians use (a/180)*pi where a is the angle in degrees.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 16th, 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 767
Posted By TConnolly
A pulling elbow? ...

A pulling elbow?

http://www.cooperindustries.com/content/public/en/crouse-hinds/commercial_products/products/commercial_fittings/rigid_imc/90_degree_pullingelbowsforrigidimcfittings.html


I'd...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2016, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 972
Posted By TConnolly
I'd check with your customer and then stick to...

I'd check with your customer and then stick to the same style on both the PLC program and the HMI program. You know how to convert B3:6/4 to B3/100, but does Bubba on the hoot owl shift know how? ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2016, 01:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By TConnolly
Ron, I put myself through college installing AC...

Ron, I put myself through college installing AC and chillers, but my employer did mostly commercial work, and since I was in school I worked half days so I was on new work and not service, so I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2016, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By TConnolly
Gotta protect those condenser coils from all the...

Gotta protect those condenser coils from all the copper thieves in the hood.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 19th, 2016, 11:00 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,789
Posted By TConnolly
That's why they put the condenser by the open...

That's why they put the condenser by the open window. :utoh:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,195
Posted By TConnolly
What is the meter connected to when it is not...

What is the meter connected to when it is not connected to the PLC, how is the current loop completed?

We can give you a better answer if we have more information about what you are connected to,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 24th, 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,470
Posted By TConnolly
This is a possibility. However its not advisable...

This is a possibility. However its not advisable with an IO address considering that the L5K platform has asynchronous IO updates. It is unlikely, but still possible, for an update to happen at...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 6th, 2016, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 798
Posted By TConnolly
Primer on automation network security

Does anyone have any good resource suggestion on automation network (enet) security? Website links or book suggestions?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 2nd, 2016, 10:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 876
Posted By TConnolly
If you are staying with a platform that is...

If you are staying with a platform that is programmable with Logix500 then the ML1400 (orML1100) is the way to go. In fact, for Logix500 platforms, it is the only one I would use.

Consider making...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 6th, 2016, 11:39 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,431
Posted By TConnolly
Standard procedure for us. We separate the...

Standard procedure for us. We separate the Controller network from the IT network.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 21st, 2016, 12:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,194
Posted By TConnolly
Welcome to the forum David. I would connect...

Welcome to the forum David.

I would connect the shield at one end only. It doesn't matter which end.

For wiring I suggest you use a unique numbering system. Choose numbers that are beyond the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,625
Posted By TConnolly
You can scale the raw analog input using the line...

You can scale the raw analog input using the line equation y=mx + b where x is the input variable, m is the line slope, and b is the y intercept coordinate.

To compute the value of the slope we...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2015, 03:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,854
Posted By TConnolly
FAL is definitely the instruction to use. It...

FAL is definitely the instruction to use. It won't be insanely long, just the opposite, insanely short. One rung.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 8th, 2015, 09:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By TConnolly
The | character to which you refer is called the...

The | character to which you refer is called the pipe character. (So called because in computing the character was used in command lines and scripts to pipe output from a process to another...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 8th, 2015, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,591
Posted By TConnolly
You didn't say which PLC. Here is an example...

You didn't say which PLC.

Here is an example for Logix500: http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showpost.php?p=260919&postcount=5

Here is one for Logix5:...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 4th, 2015, 03:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,730
Posted By TConnolly
Greetings Clive. It might be a little late...

Greetings Clive.

It might be a little late for this since it looks like you've already entered the rungs, but when I have to create large amounts of similar code I use Microsoft Excel to create...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 1st, 2015, 11:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,478
Posted By TConnolly
I found Recipe Plus to be mostly unusable. It's...

I found Recipe Plus to be mostly unusable. It's flavorless frosting to help sell the cupcake. I ended up building my own recipes screen and writing some VBA to read the recipe from a DB.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 4th, 2015, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,425
Posted By TConnolly
One more thing to check is that the factory talk...

One more thing to check is that the factory talk license server is actually running. I've got one win7 machine that try as i might, I cannot get the license server to automatically start on. It has...
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