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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 4th, 2019, 03:56 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 322
Posted By AustralIan
Are they using all motors at once, or are they...

Are they using all motors at once, or are they using 1 motor at a time?
You cannot use sensorless vector if more than one motor is running at the same time.
If you instead are controlling one motor...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,303
Posted By AustralIan
Read the manual that came with the machine.

Read the manual that came with the machine.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,973
Posted By AustralIan
I like to point at a ] [ and say, "if that's on"...

I like to point at a ] [ and say, "if that's on" and point to a parallel ]/[ and say "or that's not on"
On to me means logical 1.
I went to SC back in my uni days and the accents and vernacular...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 313
Posted By AustralIan
Water cool it. Just don't use leaky pipes. You...

Water cool it. Just don't use leaky pipes. You can then run your pipes to a nice clean area where your chiller is.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 2nd, 2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 603
Posted By AustralIan
No issues there. Swap it around though so that...

No issues there. Swap it around though so that your machinery has preference not the older plant :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 1st, 2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 646
Posted By AustralIan
The MCR instruction is frowned upon, please...

The MCR instruction is frowned upon, please achieve what you want to achieve some other way.

Has anyone seen one used in a program not in an educational environment?

To expand, the MCR is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 1st, 2019, 11:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,336
Posted By AustralIan
Which AI module are you using? Some have...

Which AI module are you using? Some have filtering built in which you can crank up.

Otherwise, I second Mickey's suggestion.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2019, 01:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 798
Posted By AustralIan
Problem statement: Incorrectly addressed PLCs. ...

Problem statement: Incorrectly addressed PLCs.
Solution: Correctly address PLCs.
Alternative solution: Duct Tape / WD40 as appropriate.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 28th, 2019, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By AustralIan
According to this motor protective circuit...

According to this motor protective circuit breaker curve, you should get about 24seconds for 3 times the motor name plate
https://www.schneider-electric.com/en/faqs/FA286067/

Definitely...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 27th, 2019, 03:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 422
Posted By AustralIan
Find the appropriate bit in the Local_s4Inputs...

Find the appropriate bit in the Local_s4Inputs array.
Insert your OTE logic for the blower in-between the two CPS instructions. Your OTE will Point at the Local_s4Inputs[] array.
If you want the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 27th, 2019, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By AustralIan
I can't help but see some sort of link to do with...

I can't help but see some sort of link to do with the two metaphors, Chicken **** and Peachy. I know which plant I'd rather be at!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 27th, 2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 694
Posted By AustralIan
Read the manual for the grinder. Maybe you're...

Read the manual for the grinder. Maybe you're supposed to be rolls out for startup.
Maybe the product is sticking to the rollers when they leave it stopped with product in it, welding the two...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 16th, 2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 437
Posted By AustralIan
Perhaps they sell to companies that would happily...

Perhaps they sell to companies that would happily buy one machine and copy it 1000 times over. The PLC code is probably one of the only thing on a machine that can be locked and therefore not copied,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 15th, 2019, 03:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By AustralIan
ONS is replaced with the RTRIG in FBD and ST, or...

ONS is replaced with the RTRIG in FBD and ST, or you can write your own logic.

Function block diagram always update the output variables, so a MOV must be setup differently. I think a select block...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 15th, 2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,243
Posted By AustralIan
This is an R&D project with some risk and some...

This is an R&D project with some risk and some reward. The risks are:
it doesn't work and you have to pay the R&D cost + the cost of the old system.
It does work, but you have to be called out to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 13th, 2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 295
Posted By AustralIan
Any experiences with codesys visualisation?

Is it any good?
Good points?
Bad Points?
Would you us it for more than one controller?
Would you us it as the only visualisation/logging for the plant?

Ideally Codesys 3.5
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 11th, 2019, 02:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By AustralIan
I haven't done a non contact web length before....

I haven't done a non contact web length before. Would you do length correction based on tension, Young's modulus of the material and cross sectional area?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 2nd, 2019, 02:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,437
Posted By AustralIan
I think everyone is surprised when they come...

I think everyone is surprised when they come across the C to F conversion which is just 9/5. This is for the difference between two temperatures.

You only add or subtract 32 when you are talking...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 2nd, 2019, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By AustralIan
Yes but you need the paid for version of the...

Yes but you need the paid for version of the software.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 29th, 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,764
Posted By AustralIan
Do you mean Rockwell Automation's Rockwell...

Do you mean Rockwell Automation's Rockwell Software's Studio 5000 Logix Designer, which programs Rockwell Automation's Allen Bradley ControlLogix and CompactLogix V21 and up, but not Rockwell...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2019, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By AustralIan
Thanks shooter. Seems an easy fix, most other CFC...

Thanks shooter. Seems an easy fix, most other CFC blocks show the pin name, or the order doesn't matter (&, >=1, +, ).

In Studio 5K, the order of pins is:
IN0
IN1
G,
so if a commissioning...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 25th, 2019, 03:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By AustralIan
SR Flipflop is set dominant, so parky's example...

SR Flipflop is set dominant, so parky's example would not work. There would also be potential timing issues depending on the platform with the outputs.


Set Q
+-] [------+----( )...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 24th, 2019, 08:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By AustralIan
Codesys 3.5 CFC - Which pin is which?

I would like to make it clearer which pin is which for CFC elements.

The image shows how a SEL block looks in CFC and in ladder. I can't figure out how to tell which pin is which for the CFC...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2019, 04:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,803
Posted By AustralIan
So.. if we go off the specsheet, the max current...

So.. if we go off the specsheet, the max current of your solenoid is 78VA -> 3.25A, the minimum is 35VA -> 1.5A. Would you use a 6A10 diode instead of a 1N4007? Otherwise if you are turning this...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2019, 01:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,536
Posted By AustralIan
"Interfacing an item that customer specified...

"Interfacing an item that customer specified after searching '[function] din rail' on Google Shopping" is one of the hardest things to estimate.

Worst case is going to be "I spent 3 times as long...
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