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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2021, 05:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 402
Posted By BobB
Schneider have Ethernet I/P. Have used it before....

Schneider have Ethernet I/P. Have used it before. Contact your rep.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2021, 03:02 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By BobB
The drives are totally enclosed in metal boxes -...

The drives are totally enclosed in metal boxes - IP66. The cooling fan is external and blows over a large heat sink. Have never seen an arc come out of one yet but really where we use them arc flash...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,791
Posted By BobB
I do not put VFDs in cabinets at all - use masses...

I do not put VFDs in cabinets at all - use masses of them. The ones we use are IP66 and they go on a stick alongside the motor - you can hose them safely. This means you only have to use a metre or...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2021, 04:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By BobB
Cheap Chinese motor? Have had a load of issues...

Cheap Chinese motor? Have had a load of issues with those.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2021, 02:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By BobB
Apart form the latest PLCs Omron has functions -...

Apart form the latest PLCs Omron has functions - ie timers, comparators, counters, arithmetic functions.
Also have function blocks that can use the functions and can be written in ladder or ST....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2021, 03:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By BobB
You will have to use FINS commands.

You will have to use FINS commands.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 15th, 2021, 05:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,298
Posted By BobB
GaryS - I have no pics but they do/did exist in...

GaryS - I have no pics but they do/did exist in Australia in the outback to the farms. I worked on the design and build of them. They have not been installed as new installations here since about...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 14th, 2021, 01:32 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,298
Posted By BobB
Ian - I can remember designing and building SWER...

Ian - I can remember designing and building SWER transformers in the 60s - yes - bloody old! The biggest issue is when the ground dries out - bad result. Ground is moist or wet not a problem. Even if...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 5th, 2021, 03:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,177
Posted By BobB
Personal view here - Siemens is clunky, software...

Personal view here - Siemens is clunky, software maintenance is expensive.


Schneider software is really only suited to ST in FBs - hardware is expensive, software maintenance is expensive. Big...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 3rd, 2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,123
Posted By BobB
Which PLC? It will make a big difference. In Oz...

Which PLC? It will make a big difference. In Oz there is very little Codesys by the way. Omron, AB, Schneider mainly.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 2nd, 2021, 03:40 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,000
Posted By BobB
Peter I am now 77 and still doing the business -...

Peter I am now 77 and still doing the business - leaving young guys in my wake. I hope you can handle from full on to nothing - I could not do that. Have had a few friends who stopped - no need to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 24th, 2020, 06:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By BobB
Yes but you will need a CJ1W-ETN21 Ethernet card...

Yes but you will need a CJ1W-ETN21 Ethernet card and a function block from Omron (free). The function block uses sockets and the onboard EIP Ethernet port does not have sockets. You make your own...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2020, 02:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By BobB
No LC - it looks like it may work! LOL Until the...

No LC - it looks like it may work! LOL Until the plastic goes to ****!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2020, 01:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By BobB
Somebody likes red? LOL

Somebody likes red? LOL
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2020, 05:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,914
Posted By BobB
Have seen all this before. Currently in Oz...

Have seen all this before. Currently in Oz everything has to be dual redundant including racks. I/O has to be a ring. How is a soft PLC going to handle that? Schneider have done a very good sales job...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2020, 05:51 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 595
Posted By BobB
I use it straight in the OS as it behaves well...

I use it straight in the OS as it behaves well and does not cause any problems at all.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 21st, 2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 433
Posted By BobB
You will have to set the PLC to network 1 (the...

You will have to set the PLC to network 1 (the ethernet port) with CX-Integrator - that is not in the CX-Programmer settings.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 17th, 2020, 04:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By BobB
I have had issues with 4-20ma inputs and outputs...

I have had issues with 4-20ma inputs and outputs to VSDs in a couple of sites lately. All over the place. Investigating - have never had the issue before. Installed toroids in one plant and wound the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 23rd, 2020, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,815
Posted By BobB
If you just type in 'mrplc.com' it brings up the...

If you just type in 'mrplc.com' it brings up the main page - the forums link does not work.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 18th, 2020, 01:37 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,881
Posted By BobB
Red face Geez - that all? Few other big brands missing -...

Geez - that all? Few other big brands missing - they will have to add them to thee list!!! LOL
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 15th, 2020, 04:15 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,815
Posted By BobB
It is possible to sign in and when you get to the...

It is possible to sign in and when you get to the main page and the error code comes up if you click on 'Forums' at the top of the page a drop down box lists the forums. Say you want to go to the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2020, 07:40 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,815
Posted By BobB
Has been off line for many days. Do not know why.

Has been off line for many days. Do not know why.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 2nd, 2020, 06:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 890
Posted By BobB
And the Premium is now dead! LOL Lot of people...

And the Premium is now dead! LOL Lot of people caught short as it happened fairly quickly. I got caught out.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2020, 07:02 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By BobB
The Micro800 is too expensive for what it is. And...

The Micro800 is too expensive for what it is. And then the issue of software - free but? You have to pay for the software that allows online programming - GEEZ!!!!! In Oz anyway.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 24th, 2020, 06:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,227
Posted By BobB
My goto is Omron - the CJ2 series. I bought the...

My goto is Omron - the CJ2 series. I bought the software once and it just continues to update over the Internet and costs me nothing. The Ethernet IP I/O is also quite inexpensive. For example a 4...
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