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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 178
Posted By Ken Roach
A PanelView Plus CF card actually contains...

A PanelView Plus CF card actually contains several partitions, some of which are not readable by ordinary Windows computers.

But the main storage partition is definitely FAT16 formatted and will...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2018, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By Ken Roach
I did mean "default gateway". Thanks !

I did mean "default gateway". Thanks !
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By Ken Roach
50 typical devices doing Modbus/TCP will barely...

50 typical devices doing Modbus/TCP will barely make a modern 100 MB/sec switched Ethernet network break a sweat. Because it's ordinary TCP data, the switches will confine it to just the endpoint...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 22nd, 2018, 04:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By Ken Roach
EtherNet/IP and Modbus/TCP traffic can happily...

EtherNet/IP and Modbus/TCP traffic can happily co-exist on most Ethernet networks. The DLR ring is independent of protocol and will route both kinds of data around the ring just fine.

When I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 21st, 2018, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Ken Roach
That's a great question. My understanding is...

That's a great question.

My understanding is that only Channel A is used in Rate Measurement Mode, so you cannot tell the direction, only the speed.

Do you not have another way to tell which...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 20th, 2018, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 914
Posted By Ken Roach
Aren't all Atlanta businesses requires by statute...

Aren't all Atlanta businesses requires by statute to include the word "Peachtree" ?

My default technical business name is "GTS".

At A-B, it was Global Technical Services.

You can make it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2018, 08:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 150
Posted By Ken Roach
Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community ! ...

Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community !

Reading the tag database and all of its structures is a nontrivial task even if you already have a solid CIP driver under the hood.

Start with the Logix...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2018, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Ken Roach
Yeah, that's weird. Thanks for the screenshot....

Yeah, that's weird. Thanks for the screenshot.

After Studio 5000 v21, Rockwell Software started using an embedded instance of Microsoft SQL Server to hold EDS registration information instead...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2018, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 147
Posted By Ken Roach
Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community ! ...

Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community !

While my most common post on the topic is "that isn't an EDS issue", this time it probably is. There is no Add-On Profile (AOP) to make a remote CPU...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2018, 12:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By Ken Roach
I don't find "for practice purposes" to be...

I don't find "for practice purposes" to be credible, because RSView32 has been obsolete for 10 years. If you were really trying to learn HMI software, you would have chosen a modern software...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 453
Posted By Ken Roach
The 1734-VHSC module doesn't know about...

The 1734-VHSC module doesn't know about revolutions or distance, only about pulses and time.

In Rate Measurement mode, the value in the PresentData value is the frequency of the incoming signal,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 771
Posted By Ken Roach
Why have you spent the past two weeks trying to...

Why have you spent the past two weeks trying to install obsolete demo software ?

If you can provide more information about why you are doing this, Forum members may be able to suggest other...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 16th, 2018, 12:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 153
Posted By Ken Roach
I've used these units from Industrial Automation...

I've used these units from Industrial Automation & Enclosures:

http://www.iaenclosures.com/IAE2015/Industrial-Enclosures/Din-Rail-Enclosures/index.html

Obviously EU/UK availability are more...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 279
Posted By Ken Roach
A bit of information: The first few years of...

A bit of information: The first few years of 1734 I/O were built mostly for DeviceNet and ControlNet adapters, and are not compatible with the 1734-AENT or 1734-AENTR.

Those Ethernet adapters,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Ken Roach
I got a field service call for a PLC-2 at a local...

I got a field service call for a PLC-2 at a local machine shop that I'd never heard of.

"No, that can't be right. There was never an Apple II connection for Allen-Bradley PLCs."

"Yes, I'm...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2018, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 162
Posted By Ken Roach
To a degree, that's what the FactoryTalk Security...

To a degree, that's what the FactoryTalk Security (https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/64763) subsystem does.

You can't really do this sort of thing halfway: either...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 14th, 2018, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 361
Posted By Ken Roach
First, "RSLogix" could mean software for the...

First, "RSLogix" could mean software for the SLC-500, PLC-5, or ControlLogix. Specify which family or model of controller you are using.

Second, most PLC controllers send pulse and direction...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Ken Roach
How fast does the encoder turn ? For the...

How fast does the encoder turn ?

For the sake of back-of-the-bar-napkin calculations, say it takes 10 ms to scan the RIO network.

If you have to scan twice per input pulse width to catch the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2018, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 100
Posted By Ken Roach
Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community ! ...

Welcome to the PLCTalk forum community !

Yes, it takes significantly longer to scan I/O modules across a network than it does across the controller backplane. This is especially true on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2018, 04:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Ken Roach
I don't know why, but the new-user registration...

I don't know why, but the new-user registration has been broken for weeks. If they still don't come through with a confirmation e-mail, gather your patience and call on the phone tomorrow.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2018, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Ken Roach
The label for "Programmable Systems Division"...

The label for "Programmable Systems Division" suggests the module was built before 1985.

Durable stuff !
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 148
Posted By Ken Roach
Yup; with A-B communication modules you need...

Yup; with A-B communication modules you need more than an EDS. To make the v10 firmware (that's the Series D modules) available in Studio 5000, you need to download and execute the Add-On...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 13th, 2018, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 200
Posted By Ken Roach
In the 1980's, the "C" on the end of the part...

In the 1980's, the "C" on the end of the part number was not a Series letter.

It was just an ordering code that included a wiring swingarm and an installation pamphlet in the box...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By Ken Roach
AdvancedHMI basic documentation

I've downloaded and tried AdvancedHMI software, and I am very impressed at the sophistication and flexibility for a product of its type.

But am I missing out on basic documentation ?

For...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 9th, 2018, 06:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By Ken Roach
I realize that you did ask for a recommendation...

I realize that you did ask for a recommendation for a "solid, cost effective" unit and you aren't as concerned about flexibility.

That makes my recommendation the LanTronix UDS-1100-IAP. $214...
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