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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 08:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Ron Beaufort
sorry - somehow I misunderstood ... I thought...

sorry - somehow I misunderstood ... I thought (based on your questions) that you were interested in hearing some pros-and-cons about the Trio/Kollmorgen equipment ... since there don't seem to be too...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 269
Posted By Ron Beaufort
personally, I'd be tempted to ask my Trio and...

personally, I'd be tempted to ask my Trio and Kollmorgen salesmen for a few referrals from some of their previous satisfied customers ...

maybe they really have created a "better mousetrap" ... if...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 99
Posted By Ron Beaufort
see if this works ... and welcome to the...

see if this works ...

and welcome to the forum ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 09:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By Ron Beaufort
quick question: is either one (or both) of the...

quick question: is either one (or both) of the variables coming from an input device (sensor, etc.) ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2018, 07:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well, be advised that most "traps" based on a CTU...

well, be advised that most "traps" based on a CTU (Count Up) instruction won't give accurate results ... that's because the CTU usually needs to see a FALSE to TRUE transition before it can count...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 09:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By Ron Beaufort
if none of the other suggestions pan out for you,...

if none of the other suggestions pan out for you, the following might be helpful ...

TIP: if your ONLY indication that the bit did not "turn on" (go to a status of ONE) is what you can see on a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 418
Posted By Ron Beaufort
if you're just trying to turn off Start Page, you...

if you're just trying to turn off Start Page, you might be able to do it with this setting ... look under Tools / Options ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 17th, 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,783
Posted By Ron Beaufort
here in Charleston we were totally blessed ......

here in Charleston we were totally blessed ... steady "rain" for a day or so - but it was pretty much just a drizzle ... winds didn't get up to more than 40-45 mph ...

so thankfully we're fine...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2018, 08:37 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 123
Posted By Ron Beaufort
DISCLAIMER: I can't answer your questions about...

DISCLAIMER: I can't answer your questions about why "some work - some won't" ...

but here's something that I'd try first if I were in your shoes ...

install version 24.04 (instead of version...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2018, 07:39 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,783
Posted By Ron Beaufort
it looks like Charleston just might dodge the...

it looks like Charleston just might dodge the bullet this time ... near as we can make out of all the conflicting forecasts is a lot rain - but the winds are looking like only about 45-50 mph ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 10th, 2018, 09:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 5,783
Posted By Ron Beaufort
yes, I know that this is an "old" thread - but...

yes, I know that this is an "old" thread - but here we are almost exactly one year later - doing exactly the same thing again - but this time with Hurricane Florence ... I've screwed the equipment...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2018, 10:42 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Ron Beaufort
since we haven't heard back from you - I guess we...

since we haven't heard back from you - I guess we can assume (gosh I hate that word) that you've got it all figured out ...

but if not - the SAMPLE figure below might give you an idea of the type...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 7th, 2018, 07:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,289
Posted By Ron Beaufort
this is more than you really wanted to know - but...

this is more than you really wanted to know - but here's the answer ...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?p=427567&postcount=1

more importantly, this can teach you how to think...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 7th, 2018, 02:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 250
Posted By Ron Beaufort
do you have a copy of a software package named...

do you have a copy of a software package named RSNetworx for DeviceNet ? ...

and can you find a file with an extension of DNT ? ...

I'm just GUESSING without seeing ALL of your system - but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 3rd, 2018, 03:59 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 99,741
Posted By Ron Beaufort
same when I checked it earlier ...

same when I checked it earlier ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 3rd, 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By Ron Beaufort
can you post a screen-shot of the settings that...

can you post a screen-shot of the settings that you're trying to change? ... it would also be a good idea to post your ENTIRE project file (.ACD extension) ... you'll have to zip it first (forum...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 27th, 2018, 06:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,632
Posted By Ron Beaufort
see if this helps ... ...

see if this helps ...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?p=14307&postcount=4
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 26th, 2018, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Ron Beaufort
to use a "regular" voltmeter when testing TRIAC...

to use a "regular" voltmeter when testing TRIAC outputs, this little adapter comes in handy ...

https://www.fluke.com/en-us/product/accessories/adapters/fluke-sv225
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 22nd, 2018, 10:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Ron Beaufort
sorry to leave you out of the discussion, Mark...

sorry to leave you out of the discussion, Mark (geniusintraining) ... I keep forgetting that you and Tim (TWControls) work so closely together ...

for all who don't already know:

Tim and Mark...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 22nd, 2018, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Ron Beaufort
yes, that would be my advice ... that approach...

yes, that would be my advice ... that approach would give you a chance to practice any skills that you learn in the class ...



it would be best to talk with Tim (TW himself) about that ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 22nd, 2018, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 312
Posted By Ron Beaufort
so ... if the "math" isn't the issue - then...

so ...

if the "math" isn't the issue - then I assume you want to know more about how the various instructions work (MAM, MAJ, etc.) ...

if that's the case, then I recommend that you set up two...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 22nd, 2018, 07:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Ron Beaufort
connect a load (not a meter) to the "new" output...

connect a load (not a meter) to the "new" output and see if that works ...

if that works OK (turns off and on appropriately) then look up the terms "TRIAC" and "leakage current" to see what's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 20th, 2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,179
Posted By Ron Beaufort
Greetings Sparkyinak ... IMPORTANT QUESTION...

Greetings Sparkyinak ...

IMPORTANT QUESTION FOR YOU: we're talking about the Allen-Bradley ControlLogix/CompactLogix platform – correct? ... we need to nail that down before we go much further...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 17th, 2018, 06:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 211
Posted By Ron Beaufort
the easy way = post your ENTIRE project file...

the easy way = post your ENTIRE project file (.RSP extension) ... then tell us what type of sensors you want to add (4 to 20 mA ... range ... etc.) ... we should be able to give you much more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 9th, 2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By Ron Beaufort
are you confused with how to write the...

are you confused with how to write the Expression? ... or what? ...

if it's the Expression that's causing you problems, try something like this ...

suppose that your Control entry is MUTT ......
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