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Forum: Practice Posting Here Yesterday, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Steve Etter
I don't know if you meant too, but you posted...

I don't know if you meant too, but you posted this in the "Practice Posting" area. You'll get far better recognition if you post the main forum.

To answer your question, it all comes down to your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By Steve Etter
Yes, I did. That was one of the things I noticed...

Yes, I did. That was one of the things I noticed when I began working with the other drivers. The TCP Port it was successful on was 789 while the Enhanced driver defaulted to 44818. I changed the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 09:59 AM
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Views: 231
Posted By Steve Etter
Ok. I "think" I've figured out my problem...

Ok. I "think" I've figured out my problem anyway. It has to do with using the Driver: "Allen-Bradley Native Tags via L5K file Enhanced"

Before I begin, though, I downloaded and installed Build...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By Steve Etter
Build 694.000 and Win7 Enterprise, SP1, 64-Bit

Build 694.000 and Win7 Enterprise, SP1, 64-Bit
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 231
Posted By Steve Etter
I have NEVER been able to get the emulator to...

I have NEVER been able to get the emulator to work. I always get the Just-In-Time Debugger error. No idea how to fix it, either.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Steve Etter
Thanks John.

Thanks John.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2017, 12:55 PM
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Views: 132
Posted By Steve Etter
Thanks Ken. It looks like that P90 from Hope...

Thanks Ken. It looks like that P90 from Hope Industrial is just the ticket.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 132
Posted By Steve Etter
In Search of a Keyboard

I'm looking for an industrial keyboard that I can surface-mount in an Operator's Enclosure. It should be heavy duty and connect via a USB cable.

Anybody have experience with a particular...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Steve Etter
Thanks for your quick response John. The...

Thanks for your quick response John. The keyboard piece of the puzzle for me is good, too, since I am using an external keyboard attached to the USB port of the Graphite terminal. That works really...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 85
Posted By Steve Etter
Crimson 3 - Entering long text

I'm looking to find if there is a way to let a user type in long (80+ characters) worth of text using a Graphite series HMI that I can then transfer to a PLC STRING variable.

Basically I'm trying...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 28th, 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Steve Etter
cwal61 - I believe the BTD method I describe...

cwal61 - I believe the BTD method I describe works exactly the same as your method describes and will give the correct value. If I'm wrong, I would appreciate an example.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 27th, 2017, 01:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 404
Posted By Steve Etter
You can do this in one step, too, and write...

You can do this in one step, too, and write directly to your INT tag by setting the Dest Bit in the left BTD instruction to "8" rather than "0".

I use this method frequently when sending Group IO...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 26th, 2017, 04:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 10,670
Posted By Steve Etter
The one thing I noticed on your photos is that...

The one thing I noticed on your photos is that your not “browsing”. You need to be sure to check the Autobrowse box and then click on the Ethernet network. You should see the “Browsing” active.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2017, 02:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By Steve Etter
This is a test stand on loan from my local AB...

This is a test stand on loan from my local AB rep. It is a simple bent-metal stand with a cut-out for a PanelView and a 24VDC power supply in the back.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 21st, 2017, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,006
Posted By Steve Etter
Where I work, we are the end-users and we do...

Where I work, we are the end-users and we do pretty much all of our automation and robotics in-house.

That said, I do the PLC/HMI/Safety and integration development while another Engineer does the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2017, 07:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Steve Etter
Thanks Garry. I found a similar article at...

Thanks Garry. I found a similar article at codeproject that I'm working with now. I will see what I can do with these two articles.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2017, 06:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Steve Etter
Yeah, I did that and I have the live video...

Yeah, I did that and I have the live video working. The problem with accessing an IP Camera, however, is that there is nowhere to enter an IP address or the "logon" credentials for the camera.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 239
Posted By Steve Etter
AdvancedHMI + IP Cameras

Has anybody worked out a way to get AdvancedHMI to get a feed from an IP Camera yet?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 3rd, 2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 259
Posted By Steve Etter
This is an example of the DDERequest I use all...

This is an example of the DDERequest I use all the time to pull a recipe name from the PLC. It doesn't seem to care what the string length is, so I suspect it covers what you're after.

Cells(1,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Steve Etter
I should imagine it has to do with the sensory...

I should imagine it has to do with the sensory shell that covers the entire robot. Any pressure on it causes the robot to stop and to be manually moved. Between that and the limited speed, I guess...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2017, 11:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Steve Etter
That payload and the parts we need to handle are...

That payload and the parts we need to handle are exactly why the need. When I need to move 40lb parts from location to location within a QC lab, any other kind of robot doesn't work so well. Speed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2017, 01:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 426
Posted By Steve Etter
OT - Comau Robots - Anybody Use them?

I just ran across Comau Robots and see they offer a 110kg collaborative. Looks interesting but I've never heard of them don't know anything about them. Does anybody have experience with them they'd...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 20th, 2017, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Steve Etter
Ahh, after reading it again, I believe you are...

Ahh, after reading it again, I believe you are right.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 20th, 2017, 07:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 546
Posted By Steve Etter
The 2nd port on the ENT2R is to allow use in a...

The 2nd port on the ENT2R is to allow use in a DLR. I'm almost certain you cannot use it for a second address. Better check before committing to that path.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 18th, 2017, 10:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,125
Posted By Steve Etter
At 56, I find it has more to do with how...

At 56, I find it has more to do with how interesting and then how well I thoroughly understand how to accomplish the task. When it's boring/repetitive or less-than straight-forward, I have to take...
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