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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 6th, 2019, 01:56 PM
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Posted By the_msp
Only one 'gotcha' that's caught me, for AB...

Only one 'gotcha' that's caught me, for AB IO-link 1734-4IOL, it must be used with a 1734-AENT(R) Ser.B FW >5 (Or ser. C). You can't add them directly to the likes of a 1769-L16. I used it for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 3rd, 2019, 01:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By the_msp
Sorry, I was 1 bit typo out, the mask should be...

Sorry, I was 1 bit typo out, the mask should be 32640 for bits 7 through 14.

Tested on a mlx 1000, if it runs on that it'll run on anything.

You'll want to put in a check that your source value...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 3rd, 2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By the_msp
Ah ok, no BTD on 500 and SWP is only available in...

Ah ok, no BTD on 500 and SWP is only available in select processors according to my help file; OP what PLC is it?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 3rd, 2019, 09:19 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By the_msp
Or BTD would be better to save shifting before...

Or BTD would be better to save shifting before MVM, if it's available on the 500
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 3rd, 2019, 09:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By the_msp
No parky he has bad outputs within the 0-7 range...

No parky he has bad outputs within the 0-7 range so can't use that, still wanting to use whatever good outputs are left MVM would be my choice
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 3rd, 2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By the_msp
Sorry I re-read your OP, thought it was from...

Sorry I re-read your OP, thought it was from output/8 on but it's 7

Mask 16320 will move only bits 7 through 14 and leave the rest

Open calculator on your computer and change to programming...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 3rd, 2019, 08:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By the_msp
That gives a mask of: 01101000 00010000 ...

That gives a mask of:
01101000 00010000

You can enter the mask in binary or if using decimal use 65280
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 3rd, 2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 502
Posted By the_msp
What mask are you using?

What mask are you using?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By the_msp
What is the application and environment?

What is the application and environment?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2019, 05:57 PM
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Views: 375
Posted By the_msp
Then yes it would need to be risk assessed again...

Then yes it would need to be risk assessed again and a new performance level calculated.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2019, 05:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By the_msp
So the original intention was that these relays...

So the original intention was that these relays being powered off, that the outputs stop in an emergency situation?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 26th, 2019, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 375
Posted By the_msp
Welcome to the forum! By that do you...

Welcome to the forum!



By that do you mean solely the bus plane power for the IO modules, or is it actually giving the field supply to the outputs themselves?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 25th, 2019, 03:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 159
Posted By the_msp
Recommended RPI

Hi, I have a 1734-AENT with a single card in the rack (1734-4IOL). I am using two channels for control/feedback of DC stepper drives.

Based on the following info, is there a way to determine the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,012
Posted By the_msp
There's an HDMI port too and USB inputs... Opto...

There's an HDMI port too and USB inputs... Opto are working on touch drivers at the minute.

I have a Groov on my R&D bench at the minute. Can run Ignition Edge within the controller.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2019, 05:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,297
Posted By the_msp
Not personally, but when I was at the Beckhoff...

Not personally, but when I was at the Beckhoff training course, the RGB lighting in their display cabinet was DMX controlled from one of their cards.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 7th, 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 918
Posted By the_msp
According to this:...

According to this: https://www.beckhoff.com/english.asp?embedded_pc/cx1020.htm There should be a DVI port on your model, running windows 6 embedded.

See my additional Beckhoff info here:...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2019, 02:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By the_msp
Welcome to the forum! Yes but not...

Welcome to the forum!




Yes but not this specific unit. The model I used, there were specific instructions in the manual for setting up the Keyence device for Ethernet/IP, and there was sample...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 20th, 2019, 04:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By the_msp
According to this table:...

According to this table: http://www.esgroundingsolutions.com/nec-iec-electrical-standards-listed-country/

Egypt has no ties with NEC or IEC, but advises it is following German standards. In the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 20th, 2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,190
Posted By the_msp
What country is this panel installed in? The...

What country is this panel installed in?

The NEC has jurisdiction in the United States of America.

You need to comply with local standards and governing bodies.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2019, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 347
Posted By the_msp
Can possibly update the firmware on the drive, or...

Can possibly update the firmware on the drive, or change parameters, I don't know for sure but if I were in your shoes this would be my approach for investigation
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2019, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By the_msp
Another option is OPC UA. The beckhoff can run as...

Another option is OPC UA. The beckhoff can run as an OPC UA server. Check if you can get a S7-300 driver for it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By the_msp
I don't know for sure, but... Because the...

I don't know for sure, but...

Because the TC3 software is free, you can run the license in grace mode for 7 days.

So my advice if you want to learn is:

1. download the software onto a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2019, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By the_msp
Oh and the programming (once you get your comms...

Oh and the programming (once you get your comms setup) is done in a modified version of Visual Studio 2017. So the .NET languages are available plus ladder plus custom libraries for Motion, etc
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By the_msp
Probably a config change needs made in the XAE...

Probably a config change needs made in the XAE layer (eXtended Automation Engineering) ("the windows layer")

The ADS layer sits between the XAE and XAR (eXtended Automation Runtime) ("the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 11th, 2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By the_msp
You can ping in (your laptop -> CX) but you can't...

You can ping in (your laptop -> CX) but you can't ping out (CX -> laptop).

Is this CX running a live production machine? If you change the wrong thing it can stop completely. Be careful.
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