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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 6th, 2021, 08:56 AM
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Views: 411
Posted By mylespetro
Wow, you learn something new every day

Wow, you learn something new every day
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 5th, 2021, 03:59 PM
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Views: 411
Posted By mylespetro
Aside from people posting their own in threads,...

Aside from people posting their own in threads, there's no library of AOIs on this website as far as I know. The Rockwell/AB website does have a sample code library with programs and AOIs that you...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 4th, 2021, 12:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 827
Posted By mylespetro
I've only ever worked on packaged systems that do...

I've only ever worked on packaged systems that do this (feeding coal to a boiler in a power plant), but if I recall correctly, I think there were two load cells, one on either side of the belt up...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2021, 08:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 998
Posted By mylespetro
I've been seeing more and more customers using...

I've been seeing more and more customers using VFDs as soft starts lately, particularly Powerflex 525s. I'm assuming that they're substantially cheaper than an AB SMC soft start these days.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 343
Posted By mylespetro
I've had great success using an Acromag TT239 for...

I've had great success using an Acromag TT239 for frequency to 4-20mA conversion. Looks like they offer a TT339 model as well. Very easy to configure with their free software, but you'll need a Mini...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2021, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 473
Posted By mylespetro
What kind of dosing pump are you looking at?...

What kind of dosing pump are you looking at? Something like a Prominent or Iwaki dosing pump you can interface directly with the I/O cards on a PLC. You usually need to give them a START (or in some...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2021, 09:24 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,474
Posted By mylespetro
Glad to see you fixed your issue! Just out of...

Glad to see you fixed your issue! Just out of curiosity, is this IP address for these diameter gauges? Or is it on the 1400?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 665
Posted By mylespetro
Vintage "How It's Made" style videos are one of...

Vintage "How It's Made" style videos are one of my favourite YouTube rabbit holes to go down, as well as the old educational videos on technical subjects. They make things much easier to understand,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2021, 03:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 195
Posted By mylespetro
You may have to add some of these as Datalinks in...

You may have to add some of these as Datalinks in the drive. Double click on the drive in the I/O tree and under the Module Definition section on the General tab (bottom left), click "Change..." and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 8th, 2021, 12:47 PM
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Views: 388
Posted By mylespetro
Yeah it's usually my experience that extra...

Yeah it's usually my experience that extra options/features that you don't have access to are usually gone altogether or greyed out. I've experienced that with different programming languages in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 7th, 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,141
Posted By mylespetro
How much bouncing are you talking about? Depends...

How much bouncing are you talking about? Depends on the scaling and resolution, but if it's scaled 0-100% and it's bouncing from 20-30% that's not great, but if it's scaled 0-5 and it's bouncing from...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 6th, 2021, 12:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,737
Posted By mylespetro
I'm sure it violates code, but I often see spare...

I'm sure it violates code, but I often see spare conductors with electrical tape wrapped around the ends and either spooled in the bottom of the cabinet or coiled up inside wire duct. Not ideal in my...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 30th, 2021, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By mylespetro
Yeah looks like you may have to buy a 0.5...

Yeah looks like you may have to buy a 0.5 horsepower 230V three phase motor if you want to use the PF525. AutomotionDirect has some for around $100.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 30th, 2021, 10:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,438
Posted By mylespetro
This is a great idea, I'm sure it's more common...

This is a great idea, I'm sure it's more common than I think, but I've never seen or heard of it.


I personally run into more DC inputs as well, but I do still encounter some 120VAC inputs from...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 24th, 2021, 10:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By mylespetro
Might be worth checking out Classic Automation as...

Might be worth checking out Classic Automation as well. Have had good results ordering obsolete parts for PLC-5s from there for one of our major clients.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 18th, 2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,620
Posted By mylespetro
If you mean totalizing in one counter and then...

If you mean totalizing in one counter and then rolling over into the second and resetting the first, I do this as well with MicroLogix 1100s. In the HMI I then do:


Total = Counter1.ACC +...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 12th, 2021, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By mylespetro
Just getting into IBoxes now, they seem to be...

Just getting into IBoxes now, they seem to be kind of a mix between the default instructions and AOIs that I'm used to in Logix. I'm specifically looking at the ANSCL (analog scale) IBox, it says...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2021, 06:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By mylespetro
Thatís great to know, I found it very strange...

Thatís great to know, I found it very strange that there was no data table transfer, itís a relief to know that itís an option. Thanks Bernie!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2021, 03:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 349
Posted By mylespetro
Maybe take a look at your Windows services...

Maybe take a look at your Windows services (windows key + R, type SERVICES.MSC and click OK) and see if you can find those services and start them (right click the service and Start). Just a shot in...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2021, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By mylespetro
That’s extremely helpful, thanks for the tips. I...

That’s extremely helpful, thanks for the tips. I believe I’d seen you mention in another thread about RSLinx tying up the serial ports, and I’ve run into that problem before so I had thought of that,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 11th, 2021, 01:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 619
Posted By mylespetro
DirectSoft 6 / DL06 Programming

Hey everyone,


Working on a system with a Koyo DL06 processor and it's my first experience with them. I have DirectSoft 6 and we got the program off of the processor and I've made some small...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2021, 01:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,995
Posted By mylespetro
Good to know, have you used the HMI software? The...

Good to know, have you used the HMI software? The prices look pretty good.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2021, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,995
Posted By mylespetro
Can't speak to their regular HMIs, but used a...

Can't speak to their regular HMIs, but used a Maple panel PC loaded with VTScada and it worked great. Not exactly the cheapest option though.


EDIT: It would appear to me that they only make...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 5th, 2021, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 886
Posted By mylespetro
I'm not experienced with Siemens PLCs, but most...

I'm not experienced with Siemens PLCs, but most applications like yours that I've come across only required the PC to be connected to the same network as the PLC(s). So plugged into a switch that's...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 23rd, 2021, 09:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 960
Posted By mylespetro
I've also used these in a mine/coal plant, no...

I've also used these in a mine/coal plant, no complaints.
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