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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By ASF
If you have a 62 bit dll you are definitely...

If you have a 62 bit dll you are definitely having a bad day.

Sorry, I'll see myself out
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2020, 06:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 448
Posted By ASF
If you have to reverse engineer it, spend at...

If you have to reverse engineer it, spend at least a day onsite, online with the PLC, while the machine is running. Start by entering descriptions for all of the I/O, and then start commenting the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2020, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By ASF
Quite right - I was sure that reducing the size...

Quite right - I was sure that reducing the size solved the problem, but I've just tried again and as you say it doesn't.

Seems odd, but in any case there's a semi-logical explanation at least...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2020, 04:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By ASF
Capacitive proximity perhaps? In between the...

Capacitive proximity perhaps? In between the rollers looking up - they'd need to be pretty flush so they were close enough to detect wooden/plastic pallets, but you'd have no issues with condensation...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By ASF
I don't think that's the case - I'm 99% certain...

I don't think that's the case - I'm 99% certain that if you have an on top window open with a replace display behind it, you can still press a go to display button and have the replace button...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2020, 11:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 362
Posted By ASF
I can't give you a properly satisfying answer,...

I can't give you a properly satisfying answer, but I was able to replicate the problem and find a solution.

I was testing using the "test application" feature in FTView v11. At startup, as you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 10th, 2020, 04:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By ASF
Without having the full code to poke about in,...

Without having the full code to poke about in, I'd say there are two likely possibilities:

1. The PID loop does effectively control the "on time" of the heaters by virtue of adjusting the timer...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 10th, 2020, 04:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 560
Posted By ASF
The reason a feedback loop is used on a safety...

The reason a feedback loop is used on a safety contactor is to increase your diagnostic coverage. That is, it's no good having dual safety contactors for redundancy if you can't detect when one of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By ASF
I don't believe you can use constants in your...

I don't believe you can use constants in your parameter files - at least I know you can't in FTView ME.

My workaround (and it makes my eye twitch) is a tag folder called "Constants" filled with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 5th, 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By ASF
If you need to consume a tag, the producing...

If you need to consume a tag, the producing device needs to be in your ethernet tree, and will use one node. If you want to produce a tag for someone else to read, you just make the produced tag and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 3rd, 2020, 11:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 317
Posted By ASF
The powerflex 753 uses REALs for most of its data...

The powerflex 753 uses REALs for most of its data exchange, so you're correct, the speed reference should be 30 if you want it to run at 30Hz.


Have you set up the speed reference correctly in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 3rd, 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 316
Posted By ASF
To go through the specs for the 1769-L30ERMS: ...

To go through the specs for the 1769-L30ERMS:
16 Ethernet Nodes means you can have 16 ethernet devices defined in your "tree". These can be VFD's, encoders, barcode scanners, or I/O racks. An I/O...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2020, 05:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By ASF
Thanks, that's the piece of the puzzle I was...

Thanks, that's the piece of the puzzle I was searching for, works beautifully. To put it in less wordy terms than the AB help files:

Instead of using a parameter file, use a parameter list. Using...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2020, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By ASF
Thanks George, I've learned something new today!

Thanks George, I've learned something new today!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2020, 05:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,928
Posted By ASF
I tip my hat to you sir. The most simple and yet...

I tip my hat to you sir. The most simple and yet elegant description of a TOF I have ever come across, and in haiku form. Truly a thing of beauty!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2020, 05:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 621
Posted By ASF
There are some important differences between the...

There are some important differences between the L8 series and its predecessors. Many of them are very minor, some less so. This document...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2020, 11:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By ASF
If you change a parameter by pressing buttons on...

If you change a parameter by pressing buttons on the drive itself, the changes will be overwritten the next time the drive is power cycled.

If you change a parameter using the interface within...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2020, 11:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By ASF
Nobody? I've found a hack workaround by creating...

Nobody? I've found a hack workaround by creating three buttons on my generic display, one for each axis, and animating their visibility based on the original parameter file. But that's making my eye...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2020, 12:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By ASF
FTView ME - Passing parameters through to second window

I'm developing a program in FTView ME for a machine that has three independent axes of motion, each controlled by an old pneumatic proportional controller. There are a dozen or so parameters related...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2020, 05:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By ASF
I think what you're looking for is indirect...

I think what you're looking for is indirect addressing.


For example, assuming recipe 0 is stored in N240:60, recipe 1 is stored in N240:61, and so on...recipe 9 is stored in N240:69.


In...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2020, 04:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,367
Posted By ASF
Screenshot of a v30.11 project with an L16ER-BB1B...

Screenshot of a v30.11 project with an L16ER-BB1B that I just set up for testing.

I agree with Ken and the others - you are setting yourself up for a huge fall if you persist with this option....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,130
Posted By ASF
All you people mixing your cutlery are playing a...

All you people mixing your cutlery are playing a dangerous game...


https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/forks_and_spoons.png


Apologies to xkcd
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2020, 10:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By ASF
842E-SIP? Shouldn't you be using a multi-turn...

842E-SIP? Shouldn't you be using a multi-turn encoder for this, rather than a single turn? I mean, you can use a single turn and handle the rollover in the PLC if you want, provided it's rotating...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2020, 04:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By ASF
If Chris' post is correct, perhaps you could...

If Chris' post is correct, perhaps you could within your UDT create an expression BOOL tag, and put the expression in there. Then bind your enabled tag property to that expression tag?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 16th, 2020, 04:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By ASF
I would 100% recommend a virtual machine...

I would 100% recommend a virtual machine solution. I use VMWare and have found it extraordinarily stable and reliable.

Small caveat - my host is a mac, so I'm using VMWare Fusion, the mac...
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