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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,278
Posted By James Mcquade
i forgot to add, you can only run 1 instance of...

i forgot to add, you can only run 1 instance of Wonderware per pc.
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,278
Posted By James Mcquade
we have the same setup. 2 pc's 4 - 48" monitors...

we have the same setup.
2 pc's 4 - 48" monitors
each pc has 2 virtual machines that startup when the main pc starts.
each virtual machine has the same copy of wonderware, so make the modifications...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2021, 06:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By James Mcquade
i think you are looking at everything all at...

i think you are looking at everything all at once.
may i suggest that you look at each segment of the project.
you have multiple plc's and need data from each of them.
i would use an interface to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By James Mcquade
several things to look at. loose terminals ...

several things to look at.
loose terminals
bad solder joints at the terminals, i have had that happen, look for bad solder connections/cold solder joints
fuse going bad, replace. yes, they can go...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2021, 10:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,089
Posted By James Mcquade
I feel your pain, i have had the same issue. ...

I feel your pain, i have had the same issue.
the only way to solve this issue was to go to the engineering manager and tell him what was going on. that person eventually gave in and left shortly...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 3rd, 2021, 08:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 765
Posted By James Mcquade
have you looked at your wiring between the plc...

have you looked at your wiring between the plc system and the driver card?
it sounds like you may have a feedback loop in the analog circuitry.
when this happens the analog output will fail to work...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2021, 04:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By James Mcquade
i posted this earlier for someone, this may help...

i posted this earlier for someone, this may help in the future.

For any given homework assignment or task at work, you must consider these instructions as the customers specifications.
1. read...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2021, 04:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By James Mcquade
welcome to the forum. let's look at your...

welcome to the forum.
let's look at your problem this way
you have a timer that counts in milliseconds.
under the right conditions you want to display HH:mm:ss
so i would ask you the question how...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2021, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By James Mcquade
NetNathan, i cannot speak for the poster,...

NetNathan,

i cannot speak for the poster, but thanks for the info.
i have had trouble in the past with this issue.
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2021, 10:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By James Mcquade
i'm not the expert, but from what i have learned,...

i'm not the expert, but from what i have learned, you need to make sure that when you enter the development app, make sure your resolution is the same as when you created the project. every screen...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 24th, 2021, 10:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By James Mcquade
please tell us which plc and model you are using....

please tell us which plc and model you are using.
also, please explain your application so we get a better picture of what you are trying to accomplish.
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2021, 10:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 335
Posted By James Mcquade
Welcome to the forum, i often paste this in...

Welcome to the forum,
i often paste this in request for help programming a plc. maybe ths will help you on your way.
For any given homework assignment or task at work, you must consider these...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2021, 04:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,127
Posted By James Mcquade
For any given homework assignment or task at...

For any given homework assignment or task at work, you must consider these instructions as the customers specifications.
1. read the specifications several times.
2. write down your...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2021, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By James Mcquade
we had a cad library of multiple products made...

we had a cad library of multiple products made for components that were to scale. we laid out the panels with those components and drew the dimensions for the panel builders. 99% of the time we had...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 19th, 2021, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 518
Posted By James Mcquade
i cannot say in regards to the rs232, but i ill...

i cannot say in regards to the rs232, but i ill say that i had a bad experience with rs485 and ethernet once. the technician connected his laptop to a slc 5/03 using an ethernet cable and the plc...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By James Mcquade
PreLC, i do not know your application or...

PreLC,

i do not know your application or your background, but i will try to explain what i am talking about.
when you set up a plc network, you assign the ethernet ip addresses for the plc to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 18th, 2021, 10:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By James Mcquade
for the power we used an electrical plug in...

for the power we used an electrical plug in coupler with 50 pins. power side was female.
for pneumatics, we used color coded air lines with couplings. for example, blue would be the plant power,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2021, 09:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 997
Posted By James Mcquade
wpuga@cei-va.com, what is the model # of the...

wpuga@cei-va.com,

what is the model # of the pv terminal?
the ones i have dealt with use the rslinx df1 protocol driver.
that is why i'm asking for the model number.
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By James Mcquade
Welcome to the forum. dock, please explain...

Welcome to the forum.

dock, please explain how to get to the wizard.
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2021, 05:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 416
Posted By James Mcquade
that answer is best left to the engineer that...

that answer is best left to the engineer that designed the system. it is their responsibility to have ground resistance testing and they have the credentials.
going around their design can land...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2021, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 783
Posted By James Mcquade
derickloo, lots of questions. is this an...

derickloo,

lots of questions.
is this an oven, test chamber?
gas electric heat?
exhaust method for fumes, if any
how large is the enclosure you are trying to heat?
what is in the unit?
is it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By James Mcquade
logix 500 pro allows you to use macros and third...

logix 500 pro allows you to use macros and third party software to do tasks within logix 500. the standard version does not.
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2021, 11:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By James Mcquade
In my case, i do it all. Quotes, manuals, cad...

In my case, i do it all.
Quotes, manuals, cad electrical, plc/hmi programming, and installations.
james
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2021, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By James Mcquade
I use regular Autocad. i have a library of...

I use regular Autocad.
i have a library of panels, wire duct, plc components, terminals, relays, and lots of others that i have built over a 25 + year career.
there are other software packages,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2021, 09:08 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,488
Posted By James Mcquade
ielkhatib, Sorry, i do not have the programs. i...

ielkhatib,
Sorry, i do not have the programs. i no longer work for that company.
james
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