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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 28th, 2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 337
Posted By rootboy
Time for a Starman quote... "Red means stop,...

Time for a Starman quote...

"Red means stop, green means go, and yellow means go faster"
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2018, 10:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,471
Posted By rootboy
Pinky to mouth, of course... :)

Pinky to mouth, of course... :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2018, 10:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,471
Posted By rootboy
That sounds about right. If their designs would...

That sounds about right. If their designs would work out of the box, then that would be one thing. But they usually don't anywhere other than in the Body Shop.

To be fair, they have gotten a lot...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,471
Posted By rootboy
I helped a friend out with a GM job earlier this...

I helped a friend out with a GM job earlier this year where the new system was being added to an old one. Thus competing GCCS specs.

Between doing and re-doing the PLC code to fit whatever whim...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2018, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 983
Posted By rootboy
So you want to go from -250mv to positive 250mv?...

So you want to go from -250mv to positive 250mv? That's going to take more than a pair of resistors.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2018, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 558
Posted By rootboy
It's woefully past its 100k scheduled...

It's woefully past its 100k scheduled maintenance...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 177
Posted By rootboy
PB32 will get you going, and so should the memory...

PB32 will get you going, and so should the memory card.

You might have to press and hold in the "COMMS" button (top-center of the ML1500) to switch it from COMM0 to DCOMM or vice-versa.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 25th, 2018, 05:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 501
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, 10:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 401
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, 09:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
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 16th, 2018, 12:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
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, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
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, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
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, 10:59 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
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, 09:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
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, 11:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 922
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, 11:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,276
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, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
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, 11:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,204
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, 11:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,310
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
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, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 467
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 641
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, 02:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
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.
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