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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2019, 02:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 536
Posted By cardosocea
I find it funny when companies have this approach...

I find it funny when companies have this approach of not having time to guarantee their sustainability. I understand that keeping up production is key, but not giving time to ensure that they have a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By cardosocea
How easy to troubleshoot is it when you're...

How easy to troubleshoot is it when you're looking at the wrong sequence?

Of course, two sequences have the advantage that if in the future they are to be different, the code is halfway there.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2019, 03:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 665
Posted By cardosocea
Can't you instead have one sequence and at the...

Can't you instead have one sequence and at the end of step 3 decide whether to go on to step 4 or complete the sequence based on which button you pushed to start it?

This is, in my opinion, a lot...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 543
Posted By cardosocea
How fast do you need the comms to be and how much...

How fast do you need the comms to be and how much data will be involved?

Does Python and Grafana do? The reports bit would be limited since it would be a print screen of a web page...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2019, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By cardosocea
And this is why I really hate conversions... ...

And this is why I really hate conversions...

Surely it's a typo from you, but shouldn't it be N87[N137[2]]? Without the :
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 11th, 2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 364
Posted By cardosocea
Was it programmed with Step7 originally?

Was it programmed with Step7 originally?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By cardosocea
Did you define that the HMI would be connected on...

Did you define that the HMI would be connected on that port or the other one?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By cardosocea
This plugged machine reminds me of an interest...

This plugged machine reminds me of an interest case I saw on a fairly old semi-submersible drilling rig.

The case was presented to me with a picture of a "coffee room" with an multiple socket...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2019, 03:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By cardosocea
You are correct, typical legalese adding...

You are correct, typical legalese adding possibilities.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 420
Posted By cardosocea
Does your client agree with the solution? ...

Does your client agree with the solution?

Can you provide certification for your power supply setup? I wouldn't feel comfortable approving a system where I'd be on the hook for damage to a bunch...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2019, 11:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,418
Posted By cardosocea
I may be wrong, but isn't there a requirement for...

I may be wrong, but isn't there a requirement for 4 pole breakers to open the Neutral last or to connect Neutral first with a couple of ms interval?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 5th, 2019, 03:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By cardosocea
Why would you need to see the IO if the PLC is...

Why would you need to see the IO if the PLC is not running?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2019, 02:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By cardosocea
The end product is irrelevant for what you want...

The end product is irrelevant for what you want to do. The real limiting factor is how much does your HMI software allows code re-use.



Without being fancy, if the HMI allows you to re-use...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2019, 02:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,489
Posted By cardosocea
I am in charge of projects and do this all the...

I am in charge of projects and do this all the time. I will not state which companies gave which price or that price is the defining factor in giving out work, but I'll give all an opportunity to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2019, 09:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,489
Posted By cardosocea
Lesson learned, next time ask this during...

Lesson learned, next time ask this during interview.

Laws have changed and differ from place to place too, but you should ask as well about who owns what you create in your own time. Some...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,489
Posted By cardosocea
My understanding in the UK is that unless they...

My understanding in the UK is that unless they pay you, they can't limit where you work.

As an example, investment banks or hedge funds will pay and enforce people leaving them to sit at home...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2019, 01:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 937
Posted By cardosocea
Is this any help? ...

Is this any help?



https://support.industry.siemens.com/tf/ww/en/posts/lir-0-statement/12597/?page=0&pageSize=10
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By cardosocea
What if the training name was with regards to the...

What if the training name was with regards to the name of the product (TIA Portal, RS Studio 31, etc..)?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By cardosocea
Is that document for the module you listed? It...

Is that document for the module you listed? It doesn't match what me or Rob... listed.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 216
Posted By cardosocea
The customer didn't know much about PLC's or...

The customer didn't know much about PLC's or someone messed up the configuration of the hardware.

Look here for the range....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By cardosocea
Even more if you have the parts to build it... :)...

Even more if you have the parts to build it... :) The Breaking bad equivalent for automation engineers.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2019, 09:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By cardosocea
A car wash sequence. A set of traffic lights at...

A car wash sequence.
A set of traffic lights at an intersection.
A car park entry control system.

You didn't mention what type of industry you work in, so we can't quite come up with specific...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 26th, 2019, 11:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 227
Posted By cardosocea
Does the Siemens PLC have a network interface? ...

Does the Siemens PLC have a network interface?



Siemens provides a library to interface between their PLC's and Rockwell's over ethernet with CIP. You may have to reach out to Siemens directly...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2019, 03:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By cardosocea
S7-300 will depend on the processors although I...

S7-300 will depend on the processors although I would expect them to discontinue them in the 2020's.

The S7-400 will likely live on for another 10 years in my opinion as they serve a purpose that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2019, 02:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By cardosocea
Yes. Right click on the module and you should...

Yes.
Right click on the module and you should have an option to replace the part with another.
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