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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 22nd, 2018, 11:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,326
Posted By Steve Etter
I am in the position to be both a...

I am in the position to be both a designer/integrator and the effective end-user. In our facility I get to design the machine controls, have them built, and when necessary, troubleshoot them after...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 9th, 2018, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 523
Posted By Steve Etter
Take a look at IFM Efector. It looks like the...

Take a look at IFM Efector. It looks like the TP3231 should suit with the approriate probe.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 16th, 2018, 08:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 624
Posted By Steve Etter
NAT = Network Address Translation. Allows...

NAT = Network Address Translation. Allows devices on different networks, public and private, to talk as if on a common address scheme. A good example is when a company has two or more isolated...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 15th, 2018, 12:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 219
Posted By Steve Etter
Have you tried the "Cross Reference" feature in...

Have you tried the "Cross Reference" feature in FTView? That's how I usually track down things like that.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 29th, 2018, 01:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,620
Posted By Steve Etter
I opened your project and the only thing I see so...

I opened your project and the only thing I see so far is that the IP address for the processor doesn't show. This may not mean anything since it's an offline project for me so it may not show up as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 501
Posted By Steve Etter
Fully NFPA 70e compliant, of course...

Fully NFPA 70e compliant, of course...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Steve Etter
That's a good question. I don't know. I've had...

That's a good question. I don't know. I've had the same problem but rarely enough that I haven't sought an answer. Maybe someone else has.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,392
Posted By Steve Etter
Stress is not an outside force. Stress is within...

Stress is not an outside force. Stress is within you and can only be allowed by you. If you control your mind and create internal peace within your environment, you can be stress-free regardless of...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 22nd, 2018, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Steve Etter
Ok. Here is the code I use to pop-up the...

Ok. Here is the code I use to pop-up the message.

MsgBox "Data Transfer to Machine Complete", vbExclamation, "Finished"

FYI - The method I use to do my data transfer is a For loop and I...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2018, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By Steve Etter
If nobody else does before Monday, I will post...

If nobody else does before Monday, I will post the code I use that pops up a message telling me the data transfer is complete. I don’t have my work laptop with me today.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2018, 02:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Steve Etter
I'll be interested to learn, too, then. I've not...

I'll be interested to learn, too, then. I've not done one without a PLC yet.

Hope someone has an answer.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2018, 01:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 524
Posted By Steve Etter
In Crimson you can create a Data Tag where the...

In Crimson you can create a Data Tag where the Data Source is a Tag in your PLC. You can then program a "Trigger" of that Data Tag whose "Action" is to "GoToPag(XXX)".

If you create three (3)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 19th, 2018, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 292
Posted By Steve Etter
I don't know if this is helpful to you, but I...

I don't know if this is helpful to you, but I stopped using passwords all together and started installing badge scanners instead. The badge scanner is read directly by the PLC and security level is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 4th, 2018, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Steve Etter
Once you've loaded the L5K file, you also have to...

Once you've loaded the L5K file, you also have to pull the tags you are actually using over into the box on the right. Have you done that yet?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 18th, 2017, 03:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By Steve Etter
I feel your pain and, no, I have never found one....

I feel your pain and, no, I have never found one. The best I've been able to do is to learn to 1) abort any "automatic" searching, 2) always highlight the Driver, then 3) wait for red X's to show up...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 01:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Steve Etter
Yes, I did. That was one of the things I noticed...

Yes, I did. That was one of the things I noticed when I began working with the other drivers. The TCP Port it was successful on was 789 while the Enhanced driver defaulted to 44818. I changed the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 09:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Steve Etter
Ok. I "think" I've figured out my problem...

Ok. I "think" I've figured out my problem anyway. It has to do with using the Driver: "Allen-Bradley Native Tags via L5K file Enhanced"

Before I begin, though, I downloaded and installed Build...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 14th, 2017, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Steve Etter
Build 694.000 and Win7 Enterprise, SP1, 64-Bit

Build 694.000 and Win7 Enterprise, SP1, 64-Bit
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2017, 02:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 516
Posted By Steve Etter
I have NEVER been able to get the emulator to...

I have NEVER been able to get the emulator to work. I always get the Just-In-Time Debugger error. No idea how to fix it, either.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2017, 01:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Steve Etter
Thanks John.

Thanks John.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2017, 12:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Steve Etter
Thanks Ken. It looks like that P90 from Hope...

Thanks Ken. It looks like that P90 from Hope Industrial is just the ticket.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 11th, 2017, 12:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By Steve Etter
In Search of a Keyboard

I'm looking for an industrial keyboard that I can surface-mount in an Operator's Enclosure. It should be heavy duty and connect via a USB cable.

Anybody have experience with a particular...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Steve Etter
Thanks for your quick response John. The...

Thanks for your quick response John. The keyboard piece of the puzzle for me is good, too, since I am using an external keyboard attached to the USB port of the Graphite terminal. That works really...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 5th, 2017, 08:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Steve Etter
Crimson 3 - Entering long text

I'm looking to find if there is a way to let a user type in long (80+ characters) worth of text using a Graphite series HMI that I can then transfer to a PLC STRING variable.

Basically I'm trying...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 28th, 2017, 09:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 642
Posted By Steve Etter
cwal61 - I believe the BTD method I describe...

cwal61 - I believe the BTD method I describe works exactly the same as your method describes and will give the correct value. If I'm wrong, I would appreciate an example.
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