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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 04:56 PM
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Posted By Steve Bailey
Glad you were able to figure it out.

Glad you were able to figure it out.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 01:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By Steve Bailey
It is a Logicmaster file. I created a new 90-30...

It is a Logicmaster file. I created a new 90-30 project named B1059S with Proficy Machine Edition version 7.0 and imported the Logicmaster file. A backup of the Proficy project is attached.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 01:27 PM
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Views: 342
Posted By Steve Bailey
+1 Mendonsy It may be perfect weather to...

+1 Mendonsy

It may be perfect weather to bale hay but not so nice for the guys who have to stack the bales on the wagon or in the barn. My experience on the farm predates the huge round bales and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 92
Posted By Steve Bailey
Can you post the program file(s) you received...

Can you post the program file(s) you received from the customer. I have the DOS-based Logicmaster software which may be what the program was originally created with. If that's the case I can create a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2019, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Steve Bailey
I expect the program was created using TISOFT...

I expect the program was created using TISOFT software. Google TISOFT and follow the link to the Siemens support site. It looks like you can download TISOFT. With it, you should be able to make a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 17th, 2019, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 371
Posted By Steve Bailey
You have not given us much to work with. Firejo's...

You have not given us much to work with. Firejo's suggestion is your best advice.

How closely were you able to regulate the temperature with the previous drive? Is the replacement drive the same...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2019, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 243
Posted By Steve Bailey
If you know the end user isn't going to always...

If you know the end user isn't going to always use the screws to hold the connectors together, filling the unused holes with pins means it will take more force to dislodge the cable inadvertently.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2019, 03:48 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 149
Posted By Steve Bailey
It seems like it should work for the embedded...

It seems like it should work for the embedded controller as well as the module. Did you configure the CPU's LAN2 for Profinet?

Make sure you use the correct name for the controller. To find the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2019, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 218
Posted By Steve Bailey
Which timer instruction and timebase are you...

Which timer instruction and timebase are you using in the PLC? 90-30 timers are 16-bit entities which means the maximum value for the preset is +32767. If your timebase is seconds or tenths of a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,634
Posted By Steve Bailey
When you connect to a PLC using Proficy machine...

When you connect to a PLC using Proficy machine Edition, in order to monitor the performance of the process controlled by the PLC, you need to be in a state called "Logic Equal". That means the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2019, 06:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,634
Posted By Steve Bailey
When you extract the Logicmaster program from the...

When you extract the Logicmaster program from the PLC using Proficy Machine Edition software you will not be able to get to the "Logic Equal" state until you send the program back to the PLC using...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2019, 06:55 PM
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Views: 452
Posted By Steve Bailey
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What is the part number of your TCP unit? There have been several models over the years. What software are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 9th, 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 555
Posted By Steve Bailey
Which is best is a subjective decision. Ask five...

Which is best is a subjective decision. Ask five different people and you're likely to get six different answers.
Sourcing outputs are the more common choice. Inputs are more closely split between...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 113
Posted By Steve Bailey
You could do it with a Genius module in each PLC....

You could do it with a Genius module in each PLC. You could do it with an Ethernet module in each PLC. You could do it with a serial communications module in one PLC. Depending which CPU you have,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2019, 11:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By Steve Bailey
Several years ago I set up communications between...

Several years ago I set up communications between a GE QuickPanel and a Dataman using ModbusTCP. Clicking a button on the HMI would run a script which wrote a command string to the Dataman and then...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Steve Bailey
In a perfect world selecting what you could...

In a perfect world selecting what you could afford for your trainer should not put you at disadvantage. The initiative shown by purchasing and wiring your own trainer should count for more than the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2019, 05:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Steve Bailey
In my case I have all three software packages so...

In my case I have all three software packages so I could try VersaPro if I couldn't get to Logic Equal with PME.
Does the customer have a backup CPU? If so pull the program from the PLC on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 1st, 2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Steve Bailey
If the program was created with either VersaPro...

If the program was created with either VersaPro or Logicmaster you will need to first upload from the PLC to Proficy machine Edition and then download from Machine Edition to the PLC to get to a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 29th, 2019, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,539
Posted By Steve Bailey
How long have you been waiting? Does your wait...

How long have you been waiting? Does your wait time include the five years that have gone by since the post you quoted was first put up?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 22nd, 2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,319
Posted By Steve Bailey
VersaPro is not available online as far as I...

VersaPro is not available online as far as I know. The only way to get it is to locate a distribution CD.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,448
Posted By Steve Bailey
And now there have been more than twice as many...

And now there have been more than twice as many posts since the resurrection of the thread as there were back in 2004 when it had some relevance.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2019, 04:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Steve Bailey
The CPU323 is a rather old model. The programming...

The CPU323 is a rather old model. The programming port is the 15-pin Dsub on the power supply module. It is RS485, so you will need a RS232/RS485 converter. A list of the files you have will give...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2019, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By Steve Bailey
I worked for a decade as an applications engineer...

I worked for a decade as an applications engineer for a GE PLC distributor, then ran my own company for fifteen years. I'm retired now but I still have the software for both the PLC and the HMI. I no...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2019, 06:56 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By Steve Bailey
I support a redundant system that uses a bunch...

I support a redundant system that uses a bunch VersaMax drops rather than PNS racks, but that's the only difference. If your company will permit it, post a copy of your project file. I'll take a look...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 18th, 2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Steve Bailey
Make sure your polarity is correct between the...

Make sure your polarity is correct between the PLC and your converter. GE's pin labeling can be a bit confusing. "A" on the GE side is minus. "B" is plus.
You don't need any ladder logic in the PLC...
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