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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2019, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 179
Posted By RonJohn
Is this servo drive hardwire controlled or...

Is this servo drive hardwire controlled or Ethernet/IP through a PLC?
What fault do you get when you try to disable the Kinetex 300?

If I understand correctly, you want to stop the drive then...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 29th, 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,603
Posted By RonJohn
Q: How can you tell that an engineer is an...

Q: How can you tell that an engineer is an extrovert?
A: He looks at the other person's shoes when he's talking.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 28th, 2018, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 585
Posted By RonJohn
Along with The Waterboy's suggestion, you could...

Along with The Waterboy's suggestion, you could probably try a LIM instruction too. This would incorporate a type of deadband around your setpoint.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 19th, 2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By RonJohn
General work, basically squaring & holding in...

General work, basically squaring & holding in place.

About +/- an inch.

That's a good thought. Unfortunately, the controls aspect was brought into the game a little late.

Initial tests...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 18th, 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By RonJohn
Thanks Daniel. Feel free to dig but don't tear...

Thanks Daniel. Feel free to dig but don't tear up the office looking for it. I'm fairly certain the 350 approach wouldn't be the same for a 300 - despite the similar names, I'm told Kinetix 300...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 18th, 2018, 02:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By RonJohn
Kinetix 300 ReferenceSource = Current

I have a Kinetix 300 servo drive controlling an MPS servo motor coupled to a linear actuator. I need to move the actuator forward until it contacts an object and then hold the object in place while...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 16th, 2018, 08:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By RonJohn
Jeff, what model of 1756 are you using? If going...

Jeff, what model of 1756 are you using? If going to an L8x processor, there's a few differences between that flavor and the earlier series. Rockwell has a reference manual...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 30th, 2018, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By RonJohn
Welcome to the forum, harshaalapati! Please...

Welcome to the forum, harshaalapati!

Please start a new thread as your issue is unique and not associated with the original post. That way, more people will see your question and be willing &...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 30th, 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By RonJohn
George, nice catch on the 5069 I/O. We haven't...

George, nice catch on the 5069 I/O. We haven't used it yet at our site but was passing on the info given from our local distributor.

This conversation affirms that there are many factors to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 30th, 2018, 11:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,123
Posted By RonJohn
Point I/O & Flex I/O require a program download...

Point I/O & Flex I/O require a program download if you want to add/modify a module. For some control systems that run 24/7, this is a deal breaker.

1756 I/O, 5069/5380 CompactLogix I/O & (I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 19th, 2018, 02:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By RonJohn
Unlike SLC, where all outputs update at the end...

Unlike SLC, where all outputs update at the end of program scan, Logix outputs update as they are scanned in the ladder. Since it's in a continuous task, that should have no effect on your logic,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2018, 03:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By RonJohn
Yes, I would think so. Agreed. I'm not sure...

Yes, I would think so.
Agreed.
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "messages to a single card". I could see that taken as a single DHRIO or a single destination card.

Either way, what...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 16th, 2018, 11:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 552
Posted By RonJohn
Rockwell Knowledgebase Technote ID 30621...

Rockwell Knowledgebase Technote ID 30621 (https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/30621) contains a Word document regarding DH+/RIO Message Management in ControlLogix. This...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 14th, 2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By RonJohn
If you go to the Rockwell Sample Code Library...

If you go to the Rockwell Sample Code Library webpage (https://www.rockwellautomation.com/en_NA/sample-code/overview.page) and search for "Kinetix 300" you will find several indexing examples, among...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 14th, 2018, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 375
Posted By RonJohn
markrh, I just came across this post while...

markrh, I just came across this post while looking for help with another Kinetix 300 issue. I don't have experience with indexing but possibly others do.

For starters, if you still need help,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 12th, 2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 448
Posted By RonJohn
smittyinky2, I didn't see it mentioned, but are...

smittyinky2, I didn't see it mentioned, but are you converting this to a Logix processor?
If so, is B28 converted to an array of type DINT or BOOL? I have seen this type of logic in PLC5 before...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 25th, 2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,905
Posted By RonJohn
Gotta admit, JesperMP, I always thought that...

Gotta admit, JesperMP, I always thought that meant the number of :beer: before you were hammered! :lolis:

+1 what gclshortt said!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 19th, 2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By RonJohn
Happy Friday folks! It's been a while but I...

Happy Friday folks! It's been a while but I wanted to follow up with my solution. I went with a rather simple fix that uses a copy instruction. This is essentially a bit transfer rather than a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2018, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By RonJohn
Thanks for following up with us. Glad to hear...

Thanks for following up with us. Glad to hear it's been resolved.

Believe me, most of us have been members of "wrong cable" club at one time or another. Some of us have even received a Lifetime...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,265
Posted By RonJohn
I believe that all 5380 hardware components have...

I believe that all 5380 hardware components have a part number that begins with 5069. I'm not aware of any 5069 processor, but I've been confused before as well.

FYI: Rockwell put out a manual...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,348
Posted By RonJohn
UPDATE: In the end, we purchased a 3-button...

UPDATE: In the end, we purchased a 3-button MICRO system remote (http://kar-tech.com/shop-kartech/off-the-shelf/micro-systems/2-output-micro.html) along with a charging pad from Kar-Tech.

We...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 8th, 2018, 08:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By RonJohn
I believe you want to make it transparent with...

I believe you want to make it transparent with the size slightly smaller than the multi-state indicator. Making it invisible would likely disable the button.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 5th, 2018, 04:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By RonJohn
I did something like this a few years back at a...

I did something like this a few years back at a different company. If I recall correctly, I used a multi-state indicator on top of a pushbutton object.

For the indicator states, I used an...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 5th, 2018, 10:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 504
Posted By RonJohn
Welcome to the forum, Rompot. It's been a...

Welcome to the forum, Rompot.

It's been a very long time since I've worked with a PV1200 and I do recall there were some quirks with communicating to old terminals with newer computers. The...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2018, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 555
Posted By RonJohn
thanks!!!

thanks!!!
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