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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 598
Posted By rootboy
Can you try either upgrading the firmware (this...

Can you try either upgrading the firmware (this looks like a later version: https://www.schneider-electric.com/en/download/document/M221+Firmware+V1.3), or downgrading back to a previous version?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2019, 12:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,217
Posted By rootboy
I use the USConverters RS485 dongle. It's not a...

I use the USConverters RS485 dongle. It's not a combo, but it works just fine.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 10th, 2019, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,217
Posted By rootboy
I've got one of those too. I prefer the Triplite....

I've got one of those too. I prefer the Triplite. The monitor is just too handy.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By rootboy
Okay, that's more along the lines of what I'm...

Okay, that's more along the lines of what I'm used to. :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By rootboy
Interesting, you don't put the "+" of the Hart...

Interesting, you don't put the "+" of the Hart communicator between the "+" and the resistor? I always did, but the Hart programming devices that I've used have their own power supply.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2019, 09:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By rootboy
I took a look at it, and it's more in line with...

I took a look at it, and it's more in line with what a crane would need (this is for a standalone vertical lift). The weigh scale feature is interesting, and could be useful to us. I'll call them up...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2019, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 936
Posted By rootboy
FWIW, I've never had a problem with electrical...

FWIW, I've never had a problem with electrical noise.

Keep in mind that not all Hart devices are created equally. The TDR level sensors that were chosen for me used there own Hart software, and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2019, 08:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By rootboy
Let's say it's for two 15hp motors, it's still in...

Let's say it's for two 15hp motors, it's still in the design phase, but it won't be more than that.

No regen braking necessary.

I'll take a look at the Fuji drives as well.


Thanks for the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2019, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By rootboy
It does! Thanks so much!

It does! Thanks so much!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2019, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 701
Posted By rootboy
Good choice for VFD or servo in a Master/Slave setup

Hi guys,

What would be a good choice for a drive or servo in a master/slave setup controlling two sides of a lift? The issue is that the lift has to go all the way down to the floor and we would...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By rootboy
I couldn't find it either, and this probably...

I couldn't find it either, and this probably won't help, but (From the AB site regarding finding EDS files):

Contact Technical Support at 440.646.3434 if you have difficulty locating an EDS file.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2018, 04:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 419
Posted By rootboy
Yes, it will be more than fast enough. Use...

Yes, it will be more than fast enough.

Use AdvancedHMI to do the collection and then use VB.Net to output the data in the format that you want. Piece of cake.

I've used AdvancedHMI to collect...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2018, 04:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 590
Posted By rootboy
Sometimes, it's just this simple. ...

Sometimes, it's just this simple.

https://www.advancedhmi.com/forum/index.php?topic=666.0
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 23rd, 2018, 03:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By rootboy
I'm not sure that you can. The Proface is going...

I'm not sure that you can. The Proface is going to want to talk to tags from your *PLC*, something that your drive probably isn't going to have.

Proface will talk Modbus, but I don't think that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 28th, 2018, 11:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 546
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, 09:22 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,256
Posted By rootboy
Pinky to mouth, of course... :)

Pinky to mouth, of course... :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2018, 09:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,256
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, 03:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,256
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, 02:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,493
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, 12:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 772
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, 12:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
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, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 648
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, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
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, 08:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,148
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 15th, 2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,153
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. :)
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