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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 25th, 2018, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 378
Posted By rootboy
https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2432262/i-want...

https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2432262/i-want-to-disable-ctrlaltdel-in-windows-xp-in-my-ansi-c-code
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 16th, 2018, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By rootboy
Is it small enough that you can post it? A...

Is it small enough that you can post it?

A handy tip to help sort out what the *real* file format is, if it starts with a "PK", it's almost assuredly a .zip file, regardless of its extension. The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 16th, 2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By rootboy
Hah! Serves me right trying to post while...

Hah! Serves me right trying to post while sleepy... :)

That, and I spend waaay too much time in the 8-bit world (I collect retro computers. Amigas, Commodores, MSX's, BBC's, TI-99's, and even an...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 15th, 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By rootboy
Here's ours: ...

Here's ours:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ys_B2Tt7jQ

Try finding spare parts for that old beast. :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 15th, 2018, 10:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By rootboy
Oops. I meant 00FFh, since all that you want is...

Oops. I meant 00FFh, since all that you want is the lower bytes...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 15th, 2018, 10:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 653
Posted By rootboy
Get on Digikey's chat and upload a picture to...

Get on Digikey's chat and upload a picture to them. They just recently helped me out with a TE Connectivity connector that had no markings.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 15th, 2018, 10:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By rootboy
I don't know as of yet. This was a project that...

I don't know as of yet. This was a project that belonged to one of our guys who moved on to greener pastures. He's now living in the UK. :)




We like to do a leak test at 60PSI first. And I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 15th, 2018, 09:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By rootboy
This one was outside on a Thermal Oxidizer, and...

This one was outside on a Thermal Oxidizer, and it would always fail during the dead of winter. So it would either be freezing, or just a gentle winter rain when we had to fix the thing. :)

The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By rootboy
Thanks guys!, @Gas: I've used many a...

Thanks guys!,

@Gas: I've used many a Magnehelic. I prefer to use them for dirty filter detection. And I've spent many a cold morning on the roof of the paint shop at Spring Hill trying to get that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 10:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 767
Posted By rootboy
Careful with the 3 position valves. If you drop...

Careful with the 3 position valves. If you drop air on an E-Stop, and the cylinder loses its pressure (which is what it will eventually do), the rod will not have any back pressure to limit its speed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,149
Posted By rootboy
Yeah, I feel your pain. I got sent down the...

Yeah, I feel your pain. I got sent down the Athens, AL to fix a Wagner paint booth a few years ago. No wire labels on this beast either...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 10:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By rootboy
1+ on AdvancedHMI. I've done this, and I store my...

1+ on AdvancedHMI. I've done this, and I store my results directly to an Excel file (I don't have Excel on the PC running the program, so I create an Excel spreadsheet in AdvancedHMI).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,793
Posted By rootboy
I do it old school. I get the largest bag that I...

I do it old school. I get the largest bag that I can find, and then an equally large apprentice to carry it for me.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 10:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 829
Posted By rootboy
If there aren't that many, what's wrong with...

If there aren't that many, what's wrong with AND'ing the DINT with FFFFh and plopping into an INT?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By rootboy
Air flow test in capillary tubes

Hi guys,

We want to be able to test air flow in capillary tubes, roughly .1" in diameter, and 3' long for the tube. Air will be the medium for the test.

Anyone know of a flowmeter that will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2018, 09:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 380
Posted By rootboy
Of the two options that you posted, I would go...

Of the two options that you posted, I would go with the averaging pitot tube one (the VGS Velogrid). It doesn't require a long lead-in or lead-out, and other than getting clogged, tends to be pretty...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 25th, 2018, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 596
Posted By rootboy
Congrats Mickey (as I add one more message to my...

Congrats Mickey (as I add one more message to my tally).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 25th, 2018, 01:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By rootboy
Vaisala probably has one that would work. The...

Vaisala probably has one that would work. The ones that we used on our Zurn are so old that they aren't being manufactured any longer.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2018, 06:48 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 362
Posted By rootboy
Is this a homework question? No matter... ...

Is this a homework question? No matter...

Well, you could use a DINT as your BSR "register" and as each new pan comes into the conveyor, divide it by two and set the MSB (.31) to 1. Since you are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2018, 06:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 406
Posted By rootboy
Or export it as a .L5K, and use a nice...

Or export it as a .L5K, and use a nice (Notepad++) text editor.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2018, 06:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By rootboy
It can be used for that. Or as a stand-alone HMI....

It can be used for that. Or as a stand-alone HMI. It's dead simple to use, and rock solid.

Personally, I think that we should elevate Archie to sainthood. :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 20th, 2018, 06:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By rootboy
Yup, well said. It's what we do, and we use...

Yup, well said. It's what we do, and we use different HMIs (Rockwell and Proface), which is no problem at all if you use AdvancedHMI.

We don't have any trouble with RSLinx (since we aren't using...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2018, 11:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 12,214
Posted By rootboy
You'll see the same behavior on Proface HMIs. So...

You'll see the same behavior on Proface HMIs. So it's not just FT doing it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 19th, 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 515
Posted By rootboy
Sounds like a job for AdvancedHMI... I'm...

Sounds like a job for AdvancedHMI...

I'm doing the same thing for testers here at the plant. It collects the shift and daily totals and then resets them for the next day. Simple and free.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2018, 09:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 857
Posted By rootboy
lol! (or a new ElectroBoom video theme....

lol!

(or a new ElectroBoom video theme. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZg4pPX3EIs).
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