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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 12:53 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Steve Bailey
Horner's products have free software. ...

Horner's products have free software.
https://hornerautomation.com/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By Steve Bailey
Here it is.

Here it is.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 17th, 2018, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 249
Posted By Steve Bailey
A question to the OP. Why did you assume that...

A question to the OP. Why did you assume that everyone would automatically know that the Cognex is sending its data to an Allen Bradley PLC? A question to alive15 and widelto. How did you know it was...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 17th, 2018, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 249
Posted By Steve Bailey
You're not providing enough information. What is...

You're not providing enough information. What is the scanner sending its data to?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 17th, 2018, 09:08 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 249
Posted By Steve Bailey
Is this "FIND" command included in the function...

Is this "FIND" command included in the function set of software from Cognex? Or is it included in the device to which the Cognex scanner is transmitting the barcode data?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Steve Bailey
I'm not willing to do your homework for you. I...

I'm not willing to do your homework for you. I have given you an outline of one way to approach the task. You'll have to take it from there.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 14th, 2018, 07:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 501
Posted By Steve Bailey
A simple six-step sequence. Step 1 is rest...

A simple six-step sequence.
Step 1 is rest state, waiting for input.
Transition from step 1 to step 2 is correct button pressed. If any incorrect button pressed, revert to step 1.
Repeat for steps...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 13th, 2018, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Steve Bailey
You have a GE Fanuc CNC controller and three...

You have a GE Fanuc CNC controller and three Alpha series amps. I can't read the model of CNC controller. GE and Fanuc dissolved their joint venture at the end of 2010, so your unit predates that....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 11th, 2018, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Steve Bailey
We're waiting on rick62, not bill4807.

We're waiting on rick62, not bill4807.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 11th, 2018, 10:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,165
Posted By Steve Bailey
Interesting that the resurrected zombie thread...

Interesting that the resurrected zombie thread has garnered more responses than the new thread the OP started.
http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=115526
Shows the importance of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 373
Posted By Steve Bailey
Definitely better to start a new thread than to...

Definitely better to start a new thread than to resurrect one from 2008. I've copied my response from there to here.
Do you have any more details about the controller? Perhaps some pictures....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 17,165
Posted By Steve Bailey
Do you have any more details about the...

Do you have any more details about the controller? Perhaps some pictures.
Fifteen years ago there was still a joint venture called GE Fanuc. GE PLCs were capable of being the controllers for some of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Steve Bailey
Given the nature of the way the engineers at GE...

Given the nature of the way the engineers at GE built the COMMREQ function, there is no way around the need to enter data into two locations, namely words three and four of the COMMREQ command block....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Steve Bailey
Suit yourself. You asked if there was a way to do...

Suit yourself. You asked if there was a way to do it.

I gave you a couple of possibilities.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 04:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Steve Bailey
If you want to do it all in the PLC, (or if your...

If you want to do it all in the PLC, (or if your you don't have a Proficy View development license) create a 6-character STRING variable in the PLC and write the address to that variable such as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 03:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Steve Bailey
Your best bet may be to create a C function...

Your best bet may be to create a C function block.
As I see it the advantage to your method is that you only have to change one thing, the address of the variable you want to use for the COMMREQ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Steve Bailey
Since I don't fully understand what you're trying...

Since I don't fully understand what you're trying to accomplish, all I'm doing is to throw out ideas which you may or may not have already tried.
I've never created one myself, but I know the Rx3i...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 260
Posted By Steve Bailey
A PLC will be designed to have enough memory for...

A PLC will be designed to have enough memory for the programs likely to written for the amount of I/O it can support. So unless you know ahead of time that the program you plan to write will require...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By Steve Bailey
Just speculating here, but would you be able to...

Just speculating here, but would you be able to do what you want if you use default variable names? When you create a new variable addressed to %R101 it will have the default name R00101.
Also,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2018, 06:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Steve Bailey
Here is a link to the GE website. Registration is...

Here is a link to the GE website. Registration is required, but it is free.

https://ge-ip.force.com/communities/en_US/Download/IC695CPU315-PACSystems-RX3i-CPU-DN

The earliest available appears...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 9th, 2018, 10:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Steve Bailey
If the reason you want an earlier firmware...

If the reason you want an earlier firmware version for the CPU is because you have Proficy Machine Edition version 5.0, be aware that CPU firmware and programming software version are not linked...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 9th, 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Steve Bailey
Have you tried typing "Quickdesigner 3.7" into...

Have you tried typing "Quickdesigner 3.7" into the search field on this page? It results in several previous threads on the subject. Also be aware that the you need a special serial cable between...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 2nd, 2018, 03:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By Steve Bailey
Two ways to do it. The way you're already doing...

Two ways to do it. The way you're already doing it or you can measure the time between pulses which gives you milliseconds per pulse. Take the inverse of that (1 divided by your value) to get pulses...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 2nd, 2018, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By Steve Bailey
What software are you planning to use to get the...

What software are you planning to use to get the data from the PLC?
Ask the supplier what Ethernet communications protocols their device supports and then check to see if your data acquisition...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 30th, 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 550
Posted By Steve Bailey
I don't think you will be able to avoid modifying...

I don't think you will be able to avoid modifying the PLC. If you are able to roll your own communications driver that can write to the inputs, you will either have to suspend scanning the I/O...
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