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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2018, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By boneless
Hi! Thanks for the update, always nice to...

Hi!

Thanks for the update, always nice to see someone coming back after they got stuff up and running.

There are several freelancers on this site, myself included.

Would this be related to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2018, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By boneless
Hi buolis, The easiest way to do this is...

Hi buolis,

The easiest way to do this is using STL.

L temp (-20..80 degree temperature as real)
L 20.0
+R (change to 0..100 scale)
L 276.48
*R (change to 0..27638 scale)
RND (change to INT)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 636
Posted By boneless
Hi! We have used these in the past for blow...

Hi!

We have used these in the past for blow down valves (read: sediment/particles...) Pretty quick to open. From what I remember, not cheap. http://www.ta-roloff.com/en/product/ta-70-series/?part=1
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By boneless
Yeah we do something similar, it is pretty...

Yeah we do something similar, it is pretty simple. But my co-worker was sure he had seen a standard block at a seminar.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 12:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By boneless
Hi, yes we could do that, but was hoping for a...

Hi, yes we could do that, but was hoping for a system function(block).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By boneless
Put/Get using S7 Connection Status

Hi all!

Trying to figure out if it is possible to monitor connection status in my program (like device status). We generally use our own watchdog, but was wondering if there is a standard.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 07:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 705
Posted By boneless
There is a DI (I2.5, Button Control On), that...

There is a DI (I2.5, Button Control On), that should turn on M0.3 (Control On).
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 10th, 2018, 06:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By boneless
Hi, These are pretty much all questions that...

Hi,

These are pretty much all questions that relate to any PC, I would go online and start googling:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=what+is+arm and so on.

If you are interested, I would look for a...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2018, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By boneless
I will let you know, it is a minor inconvenience,...

I will let you know, it is a minor inconvenience, not enough to get me to write a script for it :)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2018, 11:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 362
Posted By boneless
make sure you correctly eject the USB when...

make sure you correctly eject the USB when disconnecting. ;)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 6th, 2018, 02:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By boneless
Hi! Yes we usually copy and update manually,...

Hi!

Yes we usually copy and update manually, it is not that much really. Project name, date, versions, connections etc. But since it is automated in the wizard, I was wondering why it is not...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 6th, 2018, 01:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 296
Posted By boneless
TIA System Screens

Hi all,

When one sets up a new hmi with the wizard, it is possible to add systems screens, is it possible to add these screens automatically in an existing project? Or alternatively, can the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2018, 03:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By boneless
In my experience, it is hit/miss when using VPN...

In my experience, it is hit/miss when using VPN to access PLC/HMI with TIA. Some projects I can do anything, other projects I can only access PLC.

Sometimes one has to choose PROFINET, other times...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 1st, 2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 553
Posted By boneless
I assume you mean iX developer, it is pretty good...

I assume you mean iX developer, it is pretty good to work in. I prefer Siemens myself, because of the drag and drop functionality. But overall, on the software side, iX has been pretty good.

We...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 1st, 2018, 10:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 818
Posted By boneless
Just wanted to chime in about wiring the neutral...

Just wanted to chime in about wiring the neutral for safety, would this be considered safe? We always break the hot wire. In fact, we usually trip our breaker with an undervoltage relay, such that...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 23rd, 2018, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,730
Posted By boneless
Thanks for the update Gerry, How much did...

Thanks for the update Gerry,

How much did you pay for just the exam?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By boneless
That would work. We generally use these...

That would work.

We generally use these type of contactors...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2018, 07:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 231
Posted By boneless
It depends on your process and the equipment you...

It depends on your process and the equipment you choose (and budget)

Mechanical style level switches I find are a bit unreliable. Especially since you mention condensate. It is also generally hard...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2018, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 573
Posted By boneless
Welcome to the forum! Another cheap...

Welcome to the forum!

Another cheap alternative is to use a raspberry pi with the Codesys soft PLC. It is pretty powerful.

If you are willing to invest into the Siemens package, that would...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By boneless
If you are set on having an animation. I would...

If you are set on having an animation. I would create max. 3-4 symbols at different degrees. Then use a graphic list to show each of them, with a slow cycle time.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 20th, 2018, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 427
Posted By boneless
Hello and welcome to the forum! One would...

Hello and welcome to the forum!

One would use the PLC to actuate a contactor, as in a beefy relay. Alternatively you could use a soft-starter or frequency converter.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 18th, 2018, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 751
Posted By boneless
In Siemens you could use multiplexing. Create an...

In Siemens you could use multiplexing. Create an internal tag and an index which points to the tags you need.
You would need to do some scripting to change setpoints tho, but you could use the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2018, 01:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By boneless
Me neither, that was why I was asking :) ...

Me neither, that was why I was asking :)

Wouldn't need all the functionality, just the possibility to change value of the IO.

Just wondering if it is technically possible. Guess I found my next...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2018, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By boneless
I am not sure what is unclear. I was...

I am not sure what is unclear.

I was wondering if there is such a thing as a profibus slave simulator. As in, I can assign an profibus ID, perhaps download a GSD, and it will show up as the device...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 222
Posted By boneless
Sometimes the drives are not provided by us,...

Sometimes the drives are not provided by us, perhaps next time it is another type of device.

Just wondering if there is something out there.
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