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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By Steve Bailey
In my area the local vo-tech high school has a...

In my area the local vo-tech high school has a steering committee comprising representatives from local industries. This would be similar to the OP's group. Their function is to help the school's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 478
Posted By Steve Bailey
Sort of like asking for a poll on hammers vs...

Sort of like asking for a poll on hammers vs screwdrivers.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Steve Bailey
The error will have to be cleared before you can...

The error will have to be cleared before you can start the PLC running again. The fault table entries point to the faults being in slots 1 through 4 which are the four I/O modules. When you are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 961
Posted By Steve Bailey
While you may be showing the same fault in the...

While you may be showing the same fault in the PLC's fault tables, the details of your problem are likely to be different from the the screen shots posted by the OP two years ago. Please provide more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 4th, 2020, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 366
Posted By Steve Bailey
I've done three motion control jobs with...

I've done three motion control jobs with Automation Direct. Two of them used a CTRIO module and Sure Stepper drives. The other used a Sure Servo drive. All three were successful.
If you're trying to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 393
Posted By Steve Bailey
Look into the capabilities of the C-More's event...

Look into the capabilities of the C-More's event manager. One of the possible actions that can happen upon an event is a tag copy. It probably won't be as easy as with FTV, but you might be able to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 30th, 2020, 09:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 888
Posted By Steve Bailey
I don't have any personal experience with the PF...

I don't have any personal experience with the PF 525, but in every VFD I have worked with, you first read the parameters from the old drive into HIM memory and then move the HIM to the new drive and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2020, 12:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By Steve Bailey
Calum and I have exchanged PMs. He has the same...

Calum and I have exchanged PMs. He has the same manuals that I have. Despite many years as an applications engineer for a distributor of GE PLC products, I never got any hands-on experience with FIP,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 23rd, 2020, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Steve Bailey
For the models with four control buttons to the...

For the models with four control buttons to the right of the screen, I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be the top two buttons, not the bottom two.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 23rd, 2020, 03:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Steve Bailey
I've never encountered recovery mode myself....

I've never encountered recovery mode myself. Looking through the documentation I have I came across a reference to touching the lower right hand corner of a touchscreen model while powering up to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 23rd, 2020, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 384
Posted By Steve Bailey
I am pretty familiar with Panel Mates, but I...

I am pretty familiar with Panel Mates, but I can't quite picture what "recovery mode" looks like. Can you elaborate?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 20th, 2020, 07:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,771
Posted By Steve Bailey
Do you also find it humorously ironic to be using...

Do you also find it humorously ironic to be using an alphabet that has been around for a few millennia?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 18th, 2020, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 384
Posted By Steve Bailey
Instead of a keyboard consider Up/Down arrows...

Instead of a keyboard consider Up/Down arrows combined with either a Coarse/Fine selector or units/tens/hundreds selector.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 16th, 2020, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 397
Posted By Steve Bailey
Not necessarily in Wonderware, but I have used a...

Not necessarily in Wonderware, but I have used a button object turn a boolean tag on. The off to on transition of the tag triggers the script. The script writes to whatever tags I need to update as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2020, 01:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 358
Posted By Steve Bailey
To add even more complexity, the GE PLC and HMI...

To add even more complexity, the GE PLC and HMI product lines have been sold to Emerson.

I doubt very much if you'll be able to import the old Taylor files into Citect or anything from any other...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 13th, 2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By Steve Bailey
Sorry, but before I can offer any suggestions I...

Sorry, but before I can offer any suggestions I need to ask a few more questions.

When you say "not communicating", exactly what do you mean?

What CPU model? What communications port are you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2020, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Steve Bailey
It was only last year that I let go of an IBM PS2...

It was only last year that I let go of an IBM PS2 model 70 portable. It used a 386 CPU and featured a huge 10 meg hard drive. It also had a parallel interface card for communications with GE Series...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 12th, 2020, 09:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Steve Bailey
Glad I could help. For anyone who might be...

Glad I could help.

For anyone who might be interested, the HMI involved was a Panel Mate 1000 which went out of production many years ago. The software for programming it is a DOS application. I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 10th, 2020, 06:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 846
Posted By Steve Bailey
Post the Panel Mate project file. I can open it...

Post the Panel Mate project file. I can open it and create a printout for you. If your company won't let you post the file, send me a PM and I'll give you my email address.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 8th, 2020, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,538
Posted By Steve Bailey
If you are going to kill PLC power with an E-Stop...

If you are going to kill PLC power with an E-Stop you had better make sure you keep a fresh, charged battery in place if that's how your PLC retains its memory.
If I were in charge of accepting a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 09:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Steve Bailey
I can open it with Proficy Machine Edition...

I can open it with Proficy Machine Edition version 7.0. I didn't try anything older.

The newest version of VersaPro I have is 2.0, same as yours. I used to have version 2.03 but the hard drive on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 7th, 2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 363
Posted By Steve Bailey
I know Proficy Machine Edition can open .swxcf...

I know Proficy Machine Edition can open .swxcf files. I haven't used VersaPro in so long that I'm not sure about whether it can open one. What do you need to do with the file? If you are allowed,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 6th, 2020, 12:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Steve Bailey
The ALG264 module is 15 channels all sharing a...

The ALG264 module is 15 channels all sharing a common reference. Terminals A1 and A17 are for channel 1. Terminals A2 and A17 are for channel 2, etc.

Connect the + terminal from your converter to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 2nd, 2020, 12:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By Steve Bailey
As you study the PLC program to get an idea of...

As you study the PLC program to get an idea of how things work, look for areas of the program where someone has made modifications as work-arounds for deficiencies in the machine or to bypass failed...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 30th, 2020, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 539
Posted By Steve Bailey
I was a GE solutions provider until I retired at...

I was a GE solutions provider until I retired at the end of 2016 so I don't have any personal experience in dealing with Emerson. The local distributor I dealt with continues to handle the product...
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