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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 02:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 453
Posted By AustralIan
In answering your question, I watched several...

In answering your question, I watched several episodes of transformers and can share some findings.
It seems normal to estimate the size of transformer needed and send the estimated size of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2020, 05:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 533
Posted By AustralIan
"The done bit is set when the instruction has...

"The done bit is set when the instruction has operated on the last
element (.POS = .LEN)."
So to do all from 70 to 99, you need to do .pos=70, .len=100
I know, confusing right?
Also, if you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By AustralIan
From stalking the vendor forum,...

From stalking the vendor forum, https://forum.inductiveautomation.com/t/select-distinct-statement-error/747
This makes me think that STRING is stored in the SQL as VARCHAR and TEXT is stored in the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2020, 07:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By AustralIan
Timer On Delay with Reset (TONR) is different to...

Timer On Delay with Reset (TONR) is different to a Retentive Timer On (RTO) or a Retentive Timer On with Reset (RTOR) in the 1756-rm003 instruction set reference manual.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 4th, 2020, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By AustralIan
Ignition: String vs Text?

So in Ignition I can make a Tag have a datatype String, or a datatype Text. I poked around in the docs and couldn't find an explanation for the differences. So I can use either one, but my question...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By AustralIan
PR electronics it is then! Good digging!

PR electronics it is then! Good digging!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 3rd, 2020, 10:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 545
Posted By AustralIan
Both look Weidmüller to me.

Both look Weidmüller to me.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 2nd, 2020, 05:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 831
Posted By AustralIan
Licencing software and viruses have a lot in...

Licencing software and viruses have a lot in common, so it is any wonder they trigger the "hey, you're acting like a virus" detectors of AV products.

Adding a program as an exception to an AV...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 2nd, 2020, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By AustralIan
Yeah, you need to find a workflow that works for...

Yeah, you need to find a workflow that works for you, because the download always downloads the tag values.

1. Data preserved download tool.
This is/was an optional install. Sometimes works,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 340
Posted By AustralIan
Hmmm, I guess it prevents someone from hacking...

Hmmm, I guess it prevents someone from hacking the machine. "just flick this switch and put whatever you want in place."
It might be you have to call your omron dealer and ask them how much to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2020, 04:30 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,355
Posted By AustralIan
Which locations? I would honestly stare blankly...

Which locations? I would honestly stare blankly for a minute, while thinking "but you don't have any screwdrivers for me to give you "negative" one screwdriver" if someone asked for a negative...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2020, 04:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,355
Posted By AustralIan
Why have a flathead and a Phillips screwdriver,...

Why have a flathead and a Phillips screwdriver, when you can just use Allen keys for everything?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 19th, 2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 260
Posted By AustralIan
-| |--( )- gives you a view of the output in your...

-| |--( )- gives you a view of the output in your code. So you could right click it and hit toggle, for example.
If I saw that I would be 95% confident that "nothing writes to the output."...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2020, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By AustralIan
According to this...

According to this (https://knowledge.ni.com/KnowledgeArticleDetails?id=kA00Z0000019SX5SAM&l=en-GB), you can't setup cyclic IO to an SEW Eurodrive, ie LabVIEW as implicit scanner.

Explicit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2020, 12:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By AustralIan
My initial thoughts were "wow, 6x 250HP sounds...

My initial thoughts were "wow, 6x 250HP sounds expensive."
Then I'm like, wait, what's the lead time on 6x 350HP drives?
Is the room that was purpose built for 6x 250HP drives big enough to fit 6x...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 10th, 2020, 01:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 594
Posted By AustralIan
Haikus seem popular. List what inputs do ...

Haikus seem popular.

List what inputs do
List Outputs and what they do.
State or time di'gram.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 10th, 2020, 12:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By AustralIan
Asset Guardian is a controls asset management...

Asset Guardian is a controls asset management software. It grew out of a Scottish Systems Integrator, who still uses it themselves for their SI projects. Worth a look, as it has a more 'Automation...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2020, 01:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 597
Posted By AustralIan
As someone bit by daylight savings in the past,...

As someone bit by daylight savings in the past, the answer is always:
Controller should always use UTC.
Convert to and from a local time only when you want to interact with an operator (who can't...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 7th, 2020, 02:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,714
Posted By AustralIan
24V needs 5x the mm² for same watts. For the...

24V needs 5x the mm² for same watts.
For the same watts and same %voltage drop it needs 25x the mm². (As 120V)

If you have wet skin, your resistance is maybe 2300 Ohms (1000 per hand + 300...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2020, 12:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 732
Posted By AustralIan
For CODESYS controllers you can get the mail...

For CODESYS controllers you can get the mail service library from their online store. Has send and receive.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2020, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By AustralIan
If you use an IO-Link RTD, you can access it's...

If you use an IO-Link RTD, you can access it's calibration from a central database, and have your PLC automatically adjust based on which serial number RTD you grabbed off the shelf and plugged in.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2020, 03:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 851
Posted By AustralIan
Hmm, I think the term 'calibrate' cause confusion...

Hmm, I think the term 'calibrate' cause confusion because it has more than one meaning.

Calibrate means to check or adjust to a standard. Many see it as strictly check AND adjust.

So if I was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 355
Posted By AustralIan
If the UK stops accepting CE marked equipment as...

If the UK stops accepting CE marked equipment as of 2020 DEC 31, I will personally shave half my beard so I look like an idiot.

If this were to happen, I still won't look as much as an idiot as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 29th, 2020, 01:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By AustralIan
Beckhoff have a 0-30V AI card in 12 or 24bit. ...

Beckhoff have a 0-30V AI card in 12 or 24bit.
Wago the same in 14 bit.
https://www.wago.com/gb/io-systems/2-channel-analog-input/p/750-483
You could couple it to a modbus adapter, or direct to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 26th, 2020, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By AustralIan
Yes, although broken could mean shorted, and...

Yes, although broken could mean shorted, and broken could mean you lose the terminating resistor. so consider using a 485 repeater or some other means to cater for this failure mode.
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