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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 05:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 70
Posted By OkiePC
XIC instructions require a BOOL tag. There is no...

XIC instructions require a BOOL tag. There is no need to have the tag in your ladder logic in order for the HMI to display it. If you need to use it for logic or control or to manipulate it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 05:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By OkiePC
Post a schematic and save us all a lot of time...

Post a schematic and save us all a lot of time guessing at what you are looking at. If you don't have a schematic, make one, doing so will probably answer a lot of your questions.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By OkiePC
A powerflex70 or 700 will immediately run reverse...

A powerflex70 or 700 will immediately run reverse in local control if reverse is not disable and you touch the direction button. Not sure if that button can reverse it when running from digital...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By OkiePC
The inputs will total a fraction of a tenth of an...

The inputs will total a fraction of a tenth of an amp.
Forget about the inputs.
Add up the loads.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By OkiePC
If you have a limit switch that draws 5 amps,...

If you have a limit switch that draws 5 amps, there are issues with something possibly including my understanding of what you are telling us.

DC Inputs on a micrologix (or any PLC) are quite high...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By OkiePC
That would be the extra long and dangerous path...

That would be the extra long and dangerous path to grandma's house. It would be akin to taking a hang-glider over a treacherous mountain when you could just walk a half a mile and get there in half...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By OkiePC
For a fan or a pump or any device that can crater...

For a fan or a pump or any device that can crater if it runs backerdz, you want to disable it in the parameters.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 177
Posted By OkiePC
Yes, I believe DriveExplorer in conjunction with...

Yes, I believe DriveExplorer in conjunction with the proper cable can get the job done. I always recommend making a spreadsheet of all the parameters for each drive too. Usually just the "modified...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 882
Posted By OkiePC
All you gurus are retired? We're so fooked and...

All you gurus are retired? We're so fooked and nobody knows it yet.

Congrats daba!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Yesterday, 10:15 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 306
Posted By OkiePC
There is definitely a parameter that disables...

There is definitely a parameter that disables reverse. From memory I couldn't tell you what it is called, but what you describes is probably it.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2021, 06:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By OkiePC
I just always use an RTO driven by the running...

I just always use an RTO driven by the running status set with a preset of 36 seconds and increment a DINT and reset it when done. The DINT represents hundredths of hours so you can display it with...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 2nd, 2021, 12:00 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 127
Posted By OkiePC
You should be able to add a Crimson Float tag...

You should be able to add a Crimson Float tag assigned to a SLC float and then add to your function an assignment that writes to it with a typecast:

int a :=...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 28th, 2021, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,043
Posted By OkiePC
There are no AOIs in a 1400, but you could...

There are no AOIs in a 1400, but you could shoehorn in something similar to one and make it nice and ugly and confusing.

I would do the brute force method JaxGTO described, but I am a brute force...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2021, 04:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,892
Posted By OkiePC
http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showpost.php?p=891192...

http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showpost.php?p=891192&postcount=7
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2021, 04:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By OkiePC
IIRC, when you "drop" the file into the target...

IIRC, when you "drop" the file into the target location, the cursor needs to be on top of an existing file of the same type but can be a different file number. Be careful not to replace the wrong...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2021, 04:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 720
Posted By OkiePC
That is an interesting problem. The polarity...

That is an interesting problem. The polarity will be reversed, so you would need a signal conditioner capable of measuring a bipolar signal. There might be a product on the market with this...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2021, 03:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 246
Posted By OkiePC
If you have two instances of RSLogix 500 open at...

If you have two instances of RSLogix 500 open at the same time, you can drag a data file from one to the other and it will bring the values with it. There is another method that has come up on the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 27th, 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,329
Posted By OkiePC
https://compatibility.rockwellautomation.com/pages...

https://compatibility.rockwellautomation.com/pages/search.aspx?crumb=117&q=5000%20compare
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 26th, 2021, 06:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By OkiePC
I like this concept from drbitboy I would...

I like this concept from drbitboy

I would build the function with byte swap capability as a built in option like this, only I would prefer an internal bit that could be accessed by an HMI. You...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2021, 07:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,517
Posted By OkiePC
Wunderwear welcomes you back to 1990!

Wunderwear welcomes you back to 1990!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2021, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 978
Posted By OkiePC
I also recommend exporting the 'modified...

I also recommend exporting the 'modified parameters' list to a spreadsheet editor and printing them out. Someday, you will run into a firmware mismatch or some other hassle that will prevent you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2021, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 622
Posted By OkiePC
For that few, I might even forego the loop and...

For that few, I might even forego the loop and just have six or seven lines of code. This will be more efficient and even easier for the viewer to understand.

EDIT: scratch this...I just saw the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2021, 03:58 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,526
Posted By OkiePC
It do, don't it. And if you stuff a "1" into its...

It do, don't it. And if you stuff a "1" into its bit-box, it will close!

Definitely check out Ron Beaufort's free youtube series:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLB1ACAF773A15BFB1
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 15th, 2021, 01:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 695
Posted By OkiePC
We use Red Lion HMIs and Stridelinx VPN routers. ...

We use Red Lion HMIs and Stridelinx VPN routers. To access the HMI webserver, the end user has to open the Stridelinx app first, supply credentials (he or she can allow their phone to remember them)...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 14th, 2021, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,520
Posted By OkiePC
Another vote for Stridelinx. They're made by i x...

Another vote for Stridelinx. They're made by i x o n. They are good quality and set up could not be easier. We use them with Red Lion HMIs and with teh phone app, end users as well as our team can...
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