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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 632
Posted By mbartoli
I will throw my hat in for fiber as well. We...

I will throw my hat in for fiber as well. We have large campuses where the concentration of PLC hardware is spread out over a large area simply out of the range of copper (>300 ft.), and a lot of it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 12th, 2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 10,030
Posted By mbartoli
+1 on the 24VDC. If you are concerned about...

+1 on the 24VDC.

If you are concerned about a robust, redundant supply, look at Kepco:

http://www.kepcopower.com/hsf.htm

We feed these from separate UPS-fed circuits, generator-backed.
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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 30th, 2018, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By mbartoli
Yes, but do ye think that he is compensating for...

Yes, but do ye think that he is compensating for something? :rolleyes:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 24th, 2018, 12:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 564
Posted By mbartoli
Part of the issue with these labels may be due to...

Part of the issue with these labels may be due to temperature. If the panel is warm/hot inside, the adhesive is less permanent. Also, if they are handled a bit during application, same thing. When...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 7th, 2017, 04:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 267
Posted By mbartoli
Not familiar with the Click, but does it have two...

Not familiar with the Click, but does it have two or three terminals on the input card? If only two, it may be limited to sourcing the loop power; check your documentation. If that is the case, you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 20th, 2017, 11:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 471
Posted By mbartoli
Particle counters, because of the nature of the...

Particle counters, because of the nature of the process, may not have a continuous analog output. The unit of measure for particulates is usually expressed in ppcf (particles/cu.ft.) or its metric...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 18th, 2017, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,982
Posted By mbartoli
I also strive for zero warnings; in some...

I also strive for zero warnings; in some controllers, the code may not compile if you have them, As others have said here, if someone else troubleshoots the code and sees the warnings, they may edit...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 9th, 2017, 06:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 779
Posted By mbartoli
Never worked with the Siemens OPC software, but...

Never worked with the Siemens OPC software, but it can't be much different than other OPC server packages. Define what each client PLC is, then define the tags. If you already have that done for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 8th, 2017, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 590
Posted By mbartoli
I agree that you picked a difficult one to start...

I agree that you picked a difficult one to start on. We use a lot of split heat/cool loops here, and one thing we did to simplify control is to only use one inner loop, with a split output. i.e. if...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2017, 03:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,671
Posted By mbartoli
In my travels I have run into a good many of the...

In my travels I have run into a good many of the #2 types... I just try to make sure I am not full of it! :lolis:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By mbartoli
Have you looked at IceStation enclosures? ...

Have you looked at IceStation enclosures?

http://www.itsenclosures.com/IceStation
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2017, 12:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 9,303
Posted By mbartoli
Note: This thread is seven years old!

Scenario 1 - RX3i is the Server (Slave)

In this scenario all you have to do is turn on Modbus in the 3i CPU. On the Settings Tab, set Modbus Address Space Mapping Type to: Standard Modbus Mapping...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 19th, 2017, 03:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 650
Posted By mbartoli
When I worked for a large integrator/supplier to...

When I worked for a large integrator/supplier to the auto industry, we used a lot of these for wiring our PLC enclosures; we called the half-clear. Most of the customers actually had these written...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 14th, 2017, 06:20 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,073
Posted By mbartoli
We were lucky to get out with minimal damage......

We were lucky to get out with minimal damage... not even as bad as Matthew. Power was out longer, and there was more power-induced damage to equipment where I work at CCAFS, with little of the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 29th, 2017, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,498
Posted By mbartoli
I will add my +1 for the Klein. Never have any...

I will add my +1 for the Klein. Never have any regrets here. As a bonus, I believe you can even get them at Home Depot now!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 25th, 2017, 02:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By mbartoli
here is an old thread that may be helpful... ...

here is an old thread that may be helpful...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=15623

Also, if you have access to the installation disks, there are some good helpful things on them.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 25th, 2017, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By mbartoli
FIX32 is a really old package from Intellution;...

FIX32 is a really old package from Intellution; became iFIX when GE bought out Intellution. The software came out in the 80s or 90s. We have it on a pair of NT4 machines, controlling some equally...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 11th, 2017, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,848
Posted By mbartoli
+1 Fluke process meters all the way. Just carry...

+1 Fluke process meters all the way. Just carry a few spare fuses for the current loop (don't ask!)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 11th, 2017, 10:36 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,848
Posted By mbartoli
"Don't ever marry an ugly woman, she'll suck the...

"Don't ever marry an ugly woman, she'll suck the life right out of ya." Red Webster in Roadhouse
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 11th, 2017, 06:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 647
Posted By mbartoli
For our purposes, it isn't as critical to sync...

For our purposes, it isn't as critical to sync the PLCs and instruments as it is to sync the HMI servers and workstations... that way all timestamps are aligned. We use a GPS receiver from...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 7th, 2017, 01:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,603
Posted By mbartoli
The OP's application is for water/wastewater...

The OP's application is for water/wastewater treatment. In a previous life, I worked for an integrator that did a lot of this type of work. In about every case, this same spec was boilerplated into...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2017, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,242
Posted By mbartoli
Well, it doesn't appear that the poll will let...

Well, it doesn't appear that the poll will let you select all 3, but it would not surprise me that many here, myself included, fall into that category. Over the course of my career, I have run into...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 1st, 2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By mbartoli
or an elevator question...

or an elevator question...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2017, 08:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,990
Posted By mbartoli
Add a NO contact for your reset button in...

Add a NO contact for your reset button in parallel with the Timer .DN contact on Rung 3 and you should have it (manual reset for the counter in addition to timer reset of the counter).

Give that a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2017, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,939
Posted By mbartoli
We do very similar setup for heating air, but...

We do very similar setup for heating air, but with only 3 stages. All 3 have individual contactors, 1st stage has SCR. Been working well for over 10 years.
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