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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 231
Posted By jstolaruk
Harley, arrays can not be dynamically sized in...

Harley, arrays can not be dynamically sized in A-Bs 5000 series s/w, they are fixed in size. So you have to do tricks, specify a member in your UDT that indicates its a valid record, something along...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2018, 02:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By jstolaruk
Problematic! Turn them off completely and see if...

Problematic! Turn them off completely and see if the inputs start working.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 234
Posted By jstolaruk
I found that the 5069-IB module inputs are very...

I found that the 5069-IB module inputs are very sensitivity to nearby electrical noise, like off a VFD. My customer had to isolate them more so than normal to get some inputs to act correctly, same...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 13th, 2018, 03:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,158
Posted By jstolaruk
There is someone local that will translate...

There is someone local that will translate autocad to e-plan. I haven't used them but a customer of mine did and the cost was surprisingly inexpensive.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,158
Posted By jstolaruk
When its a GM job, I usually get 50% over what...

When its a GM job, I usually get 50% over what would be a "normal" charge. So I have to put up with it; I'm getting paid for it. But it sure can be painful.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,158
Posted By jstolaruk
Other factors that have a big impact on price: ...

Other factors that have a big impact on price: some mfg firms have PLC & HMI template that have to be used/followed (GM & Ford for instance) and have plant communications that have to supported. Or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 11th, 2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By jstolaruk
The 525s with an EIP port can be configured with...

The 525s with an EIP port can be configured with the AOP (add-on profile) and ADC (automatic device configuration) can be enabled. "With ADC, the Logix controller can automatically detect a replaced...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 8th, 2018, 04:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 201
Posted By jstolaruk
Unless it has the safe-torque off option in which...

Unless it has the safe-torque off option in which case you'll have no output unless the safety inputs are driven ON.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 7th, 2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By jstolaruk
Yep that is one way to do it. I prefer NEQ, then...

Yep that is one way to do it. I prefer NEQ, then I don't have to create a tag for the result.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 7th, 2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By jstolaruk
Create a tag that contains the "last value" of...

Create a tag that contains the "last value" of the counter and then compare it to the current value. If they are not equal set a bit enabling your logic. At the end of your logic, copy the current...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 6th, 2018, 04:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,266
Posted By jstolaruk
Apparently a Automation direct GS4 can do it. ...

Apparently a Automation direct GS4 can do it. https://www.automationdirect.com/videos/video?videoToPlay=0pYrurtEOrY
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 5th, 2018, 08:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 523
Posted By jstolaruk
Once set using any of the BOOTP utilities, I...

Once set using any of the BOOTP utilities, I usually use RSLinx to change a modules configuration from dynamic to static. Also, I disable my WI-FI connection, that has cleared up difficulties when...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 1st, 2018, 09:01 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By jstolaruk
True, Ford and GM are now telling us that...

True, Ford and GM are now telling us that rod-locks are no longer considered adequate for safe stopping; citing rod-lock wear as one reason. If the cylinder is actuating a slide, a safety rated...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 31st, 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 301
Posted By jstolaruk
They are "Test" outputs. Depending on the...

They are "Test" outputs. Depending on the configuration, they may send out test pulses to see if the inputs are not cross wired.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 31st, 2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By jstolaruk
Your welcome, let us know of any more questions. ...

Your welcome, let us know of any more questions.

FYI, the different versions RSlogix and Studio can and will be installed at the same time. Its known that if older versions are installed after...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 31st, 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By jstolaruk
That link relates to RSlogix 5000 version 20. ...

That link relates to RSlogix 5000 version 20. For Guardlogix 5380, you need Studio 5000 version 31. RSLogix was renamed Studio for versions 21 and higher.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 31st, 2018, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By jstolaruk
If you mean a tech contract and its current, you...

If you mean a tech contract and its current, you should be able to download any version from the RA website.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 674
Posted By jstolaruk
Yikes, I would really be scratching my head about...

Yikes, I would really be scratching my head about that one. "what is that"?

Because switches are usually called out in the mechanical BOM, as others have pointed out, I've never used anything...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2018, 05:10 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 598
Posted By jstolaruk
Just about the worst scenario for someone else to...

Just about the worst scenario for someone else to go in and fix it. Sparkie is absolutely correct, get the original programmer involved.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 18th, 2018, 04:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By jstolaruk
Some of Siemen's Scalance switches have NAT...

Some of Siemen's Scalance switches have NAT capabilities.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 16th, 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By jstolaruk
I use the FPD to isolate motion and non-motion...

I use the FPD to isolate motion and non-motion output power; typically the FPD is powered when safe conditions exist (safety relay).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 15th, 2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By jstolaruk
I found in the last 5069 commission that the...

I found in the last 5069 commission that the inut modules are very sensitive to noise on the input signal wires; more so than 1769 or 1734 inputs. Extra care had to be taken to route wiring father...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By jstolaruk
Module configuration will dictate if a controller...

Module configuration will dictate if a controller controller fautl occurs if the connection fails while in Run Mode. See the Connection Properties of the module and the setting "Major Fault On...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 05:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By jstolaruk
Yes, he wouldn't been able to add it into the io...

Yes, he wouldn't been able to add it into the io tree without first defining a communications module but it is a good pointer for those who have never commissioned a 1756 system.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 9th, 2018, 04:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By jstolaruk
Shouldn't have any problems. There may be some...

Shouldn't have any problems. There may be some fancy I/O modules that the AENTR can't talk to (just guessing here) but if it can be added to the I/O tree, good to go.
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