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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 4th, 2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 193
Posted By rdrast
Run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration...

Run the FactoryTalk Directory Configuration wizard and point the PC to the server PC. (Set up a network directory)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 2nd, 2020, 09:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,716
Posted By rdrast
I use some Ethernet/IP valve manifold...

I use some Ethernet/IP valve manifold controllers, I still have the PLC controlling them, they just look like an IO drop.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2020, 05:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By rdrast
1) An analog input is good enough, voltage...

1) An analog input is good enough, voltage probably. Just make sure the Pot is restricted to the range of the analog input (normally 0-10 or -10 to +10 VDC).


2) Yes, as long as the HMI is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 1st, 2020, 05:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,905
Posted By rdrast
That is only true sometimes. Even in PLC's that...

That is only true sometimes. Even in PLC's that actually do have a synchronous Input - Program scan - Output cycle, there are instructions to immediately read a physical input, or immediately update...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 29th, 2020, 04:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By rdrast
For FTView VBA, I check for a text file whenever...

For FTView VBA, I check for a text file whenever the VBA initializes.



' Declare global(s) for enable(s)

Dim EnableDataLogging


Private Sub Display_Load()
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 29th, 2020, 04:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By rdrast
Check that your license is valid. Without a...

Check that your license is valid.
Without a valid license, RSLinx will only act as a communications device between the programming software and a CPU, not as an OPC server.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 29th, 2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By rdrast
I do all scaling in the PLC logic, not in the...

I do all scaling in the PLC logic, not in the module, or external devices except for Thermocouples, where I do let the modules handle them. I also provide a nice, consistent faceplate on the HMI's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 28th, 2020, 06:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 967
Posted By rdrast
Is RSLinx actually licensed? If you lose the...

Is RSLinx actually licensed?
If you lose the license, RSLinx won't work as an OPC server anymore.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2020, 10:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By rdrast
Everything I design has terminals just in a...

Everything I design has terminals just in a 1-whatever numerical sequence. It makes things a lot easier later on if there are multiple terminals feeding, say 24VDC out to the field. I may have 50...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 24th, 2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,536
Posted By rdrast
The only thing I use for setting IP addresses in...

The only thing I use for setting IP addresses in the plant is the IP Explorer. (https://www.plccable.com/allen-bradley-ethernet-ip-pro-address-explorer-dhcp-and-bootp-server/)
It always works, and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 16th, 2020, 04:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,729
Posted By rdrast
Not with CCW integration, but I use C-More HMI's,...

Not with CCW integration, but I use C-More HMI's, and Ignition with AB Processors, no problems.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 8th, 2020, 01:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By rdrast
1.6 reached end of support entirely in 2013. ...

1.6 reached end of support entirely in 2013.
The current java release is Java SE 14.0.2 (https://www.oracle.com/java/technologies/java-se-glance.html).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 1st, 2020, 04:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,553
Posted By rdrast
It is possible that the connection resources are...

It is possible that the connection resources are exhausted. Safety systems use a LOT of connections.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 31st, 2020, 06:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By rdrast
What driver are you using for comms to the 5? I...

What driver are you using for comms to the 5?
I had issues with non-ethernet PLC5's, and ended up just messaging everything over to a ControlLogix controller :/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 21st, 2020, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 576
Posted By rdrast
If you are moving it to an analog output, why...

If you are moving it to an analog output, why round it?
Can't you just set your meter to show only one decimal place?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 18th, 2020, 05:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 740
Posted By rdrast
Take a look at the Recipe Management video from...

Take a look at the Recipe Management video from Inductive University. here (https://www.inductiveuniversity.com/video/recipe-group/8.0?r=%2Fvideo%2Fsearch%2F%3Fq%3Drecipe%26checked_topics%3D). There...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 18th, 2020, 05:02 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 369
Posted By rdrast
Is is possible? Sure. Is it practical? Hard to...

Is is possible? Sure. Is it practical? Hard to say.
If you can get the data into Excel, or SQL, you can script the HMI to read it.
If you can use a direct OPC driver (like Kepware), you can read it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 18th, 2020, 04:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 431
Posted By rdrast
While judicious use of extra shortcuts can...

While judicious use of extra shortcuts can improve communications efficiency a tiny bit, unless you are looking at tens of thousands of tags, I would stay away.


Each new shortcut (at least in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 17th, 2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 598
Posted By rdrast
FIFO is best for this, LIFO won't work as stated....

FIFO is best for this, LIFO won't work as stated.

Why are you using a timer bit to drive both your load and unload instructions? That will not work. You can use a timer to load the FIFO with FFL,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 14th, 2020, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 666
Posted By rdrast
I go exclusively with Solid State Outputs. If I...

I go exclusively with Solid State Outputs.
If I must use a relay contact, I'll just drive a mini, easily replaceable, relay module from the Solid State Output.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 12th, 2020, 05:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By rdrast
In SE, the clients should only be reading from...

In SE, the clients should only be reading from the SE Server, and the Server polls the PLC's.


What PLC's do you have? And what version SE?

I've had SE (on one of my few remaining...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 11th, 2020, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By rdrast
As to how, ignoring the actual formulas, and...

As to how, ignoring the actual formulas, and assuming the scaling actually works:


Two buttons. One is "CAL LOW", one is "CAL HIGH".
On my HMI Calibration Screens, I also include two fields for...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 5th, 2020, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By rdrast
Yes, the Modbus driver works great. I was going...

Yes, the Modbus driver works great. I was going to go down a convoluted path, to use a wireless HART device with Ethernet/IP comms, and was planning a Logix Processor to act as the go-between, but...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 4th, 2020, 05:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By rdrast
Ken, I have found that Ignition's raw tag...

Ken, I have found that Ignition's raw tag browsing is much, MUCH faster than anything in FTView. Ignition also monitors the processors for tag changes, so things are available immediately.


...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 3rd, 2020, 02:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,602
Posted By rdrast
+1 Ignition. For a stand-alone station, you can...

+1 Ignition.
For a stand-alone station, you can look at Ignition Edge for a very cost effective solution.
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