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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2019, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 136
Posted By Ron Beaufort
see if this helps ... and welcome to the...

see if this helps ...

and welcome to the forum ...
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 10th, 2019, 10:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 880
Posted By Ron Beaufort
personally I think that Structured Text is more...

personally I think that Structured Text is more trouble than it's worth in this situation - but the following ideas might prove useful to you - assuming that you're interesting in something along the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 7th, 2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By Ron Beaufort
just a guess ... in your screenshot you've...

just a guess ... in your screenshot you've highlighted (blue) the entire timer ... try highlighting just the Done bit/box instead ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2019, 01:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Ron Beaufort
a little experimentation will probably relieve...

a little experimentation will probably relieve your misgivings ...

if you've got a DC milliammeter handy - just wire that up as a "temporary" output device - and get the module's configuration...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 6th, 2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By Ron Beaufort
in simple terms - the power comes through the...

in simple terms - the power comes through the backplane/chassis ... you don't use a separate power supply for this type module ...

make sure that you have the proper wiring diagram - and follow...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 3rd, 2019, 03:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,357
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I made it up (originally) while I was taking PLCs...

I made it up (originally) while I was taking PLCs in tech school - back about 1989 ... you're free to use it if you like it ...

someone made (and was selling) a t-shirt of it once upon a time ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 8,357
Posted By Ron Beaufort
well ... "never" is a tricky word - but in theory...

well ... "never" is a tricky word - but in theory at least, your statement is correct ...

(I can't believe that it's been 12 years since I wrote all of that up ... time flies when you're having...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 03:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By Ron Beaufort
looks like you hit the old proverbial jackpot ......

looks like you hit the old proverbial jackpot ...

good work ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I haven't had time to dig into the HMI files for...

I haven't had time to dig into the HMI files for you - but here's just a thought ... maybe there really is no "OEM set-up page" in the HMI - and maybe the OEM just manually typed the appropriate...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 03:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I've got a hunch that the information stored in...

I've got a hunch that the information stored in those CSV files might be helpful ... something like the purposes of the "settings" that you just mentioned seem to be listed there - but that type of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 02:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By Ron Beaufort
the zip file that you sent me has some...

the zip file that you sent me has some "interesting" CSV files included ...

here's a screen shot from the one named Development-Tags201308051834.csv ...

the "OPTION" tag in the file you sent...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2019, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By Ron Beaufort
you can email a copy to me if you like ... I'll...

you can email a copy to me if you like ... I'll treat it in confidence ... you can find my email address by clicking the link below my signature ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2019, 11:02 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,875
Posted By Ron Beaufort
along these lines ... ...

along these lines ...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?p=537701&postcount=15
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Ron Beaufort
TIP: if the PLC-5 has a serial port - then the...

TIP: if the PLC-5 has a serial port - then the serial port will have 25 pins - NOT 9 pins ...

all of the nine pin ports on a PLC-5 will be strictly/only for a Data Highway Plus connection ......
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 5th, 2019, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Ron Beaufort
from your Post #8 ... no offense...

from your Post #8 ...



no offense intended to anyone - but many (most?) programmers only worry about making the machinery work properly in normal "day-to-day" operation ...

but - there's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 5th, 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By Ron Beaufort
naturally there's more to this story ... my...

naturally there's more to this story ...

my advice is that you do NOT remove or otherwise alter the "weird" rung that's causing so much confusion ... here's why ...

everything that's been...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 5th, 2019, 11:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,292
Posted By Ron Beaufort
assuming that we're talking about SINGLE TIER...

assuming that we're talking about SINGLE TIER terminals – here is something just to muddy the waters ...

I have several customers who insist on their students being taught to consider the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 31st, 2018, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 316
Posted By Ron Beaufort
near the top of the Controller Organizer Window...

near the top of the Controller Organizer Window (the left hand pane) ... go to the Controller Tags feature ... make sure that you're on the Monitor Tags screen (see Edit/Monitor tabs at bottom of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 31st, 2018, 09:12 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 312
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I think that maybe you're confusing the features...

I think that maybe you're confusing the features available with something like a MicroLogix 1400 (etc.) system with the features available with the SLC-5/05 platform ...

since they're both...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 27th, 2018, 12:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By Ron Beaufort
I got the same conclusion as Ken ... ...

I got the same conclusion as Ken ...

question for you:

since the program name is "Watchdog problem.RSS" is there any chance that the program that you've posted is not the EXACT same program...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 20th, 2018, 05:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By Ron Beaufort
here's one potential gotcha ... are they...

here's one potential gotcha ...

are they just connecting the new chassis by running a cable from the old to the new? ... if so, be aware that you MUST connect the END (the right-hand side) of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 19th, 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 774
Posted By Ron Beaufort
OT: engineering gone wild ...

I found this more than slightly amusing ...

https://www.foxnews.com/tech/former-nasa-engineer-gets-revenge-on-porch-pirates-who-stole-two-packages

revenge on porch pirates ...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2018, 12:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By Ron Beaufort
excellent information from George - but here's a...

excellent information from George - but here's a small (but important) warning about replacing the battery on the SLC-5/05 ...

yes, it SHOULD work OK - but personally, I wouldn't bet the rent on...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2018, 07:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By Ron Beaufort
welcome to the forum ... first things first...

welcome to the forum ...

first things first ... are you able to "see" the processor in RSLinx? ... if you can, try Right-Clicking the processor in RSLinx - then go to Device Properties in the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 10th, 2018, 02:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Ron Beaufort
going one step further ... that HMI...

going one step further ...



that HMI connection could represent a problem ...

in some cases, the Channel 0 (9-pin) port is set up by the installer as a "USER" port - rather than as a...
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