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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers Today, 01:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 97
Posted By Ken Moore
Assuming you are already using the HMI with the...

Assuming you are already using the HMI with the CLX, just change the IP of the CMP to the same subnet as the CLX and then whip up a few graphics. Assuming you have ME Station, and display licenses.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 7th, 2021, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ken Moore
Just change the serial port to RS232 (DF1)

Just change the serial port to RS232 (DF1)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 5th, 2021, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Ken Moore
Plccable.com has them from around $1200 to 1500,...

Plccable.com has them from around $1200 to 1500, depending on vintage. They also provide a 60 day warranty.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 5th, 2021, 09:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,026
Posted By Ken Moore
Find someone that has a DH+ adapter and connect...

Find someone that has a DH+ adapter and connect that way. You can then confirm or change the serial port settings.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 30th, 2021, 02:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 835
Posted By Ken Moore
I know it could be done with a small router or...

I know it could be done with a small router or layer 3 switch. I believe the 8300 is a level 3. Not sure about the smaller versions.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 29th, 2021, 12:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By Ken Moore
I don't think the S7-300 or 400 is going to be...

I don't think the S7-300 or 400 is going to be around much longer. I would go with 1500.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,614
Posted By Ken Moore
Cleanest, easiest way, do drives and PLC...

Cleanest, easiest way, do drives and PLC together.
Requires no strange work arounds etc....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 28th, 2021, 08:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 807
Posted By Ken Moore
Purchase a dedicated weigh belt scale. They come...

Purchase a dedicated weigh belt scale. They come with the load cells, rollers, and encoder for belt speed. They also have built in calibration options. Then use the analog output from the scale to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2021, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Ken Moore
I have been a Redlion fan for years. I have used...

I have been a Redlion fan for years. I have used the data station for protocol conversions, but never used them with strings. I think I will recommend we buy the data station plus.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2021, 03:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By Ken Moore
If you go to PLC tags, and see the tag, does it...

If you go to PLC tags, and see the tag, does it say REAL as data type? It could be a DWord or a Dint. You have to make sure you declare them correctly.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2021, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,707
Posted By Ken Moore
Check availability. We recently bought a new...

Check availability.
We recently bought a new laptop for the same purpose. We were told all i9's were backordered for months.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2021, 10:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 414
Posted By Ken Moore
Bench Scale RS-232 protocol converter

Hey,
We are looking at putting in a World WEIGH C300 Bench Scale. It has a RS-232 port, that I assume send ASCII data to a printer. We need to capture this data and historize it in our OSI-PI...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,221
Posted By Ken Moore
Program via Ethernet port.

Program via Ethernet port.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2021, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Ken Moore
On older, slower processors, the behavior you...

On older, slower processors, the behavior you observed was quite common. Latching a bit with the HMI and unlatching with the PLC was standard (best) practice.

I am guessing that the System Stop is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 21st, 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 318
Posted By Ken Moore
At midnight, using a one shot, move todays total...

At midnight, using a one shot, move todays total to yesterdays total, then reset totalizer to zero. All in same rung.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2021, 05:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 383
Posted By Ken Moore
At my old company, they used adhesive labels on...

At my old company, they used adhesive labels on the inside of the Panel, usually the door.
Outside was per customer specifications.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2021, 03:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,166
Posted By Ken Moore
Our standards do not allow any motor connections...

Our standards do not allow any motor connections smaller than 12, minimum size for instruments is 18. Just in case you install a "larger" load device sometime in the future, and more robust when...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2021, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,834
Posted By Ken Moore
I think the PID loop was running faster than the...

I think the PID loop was running faster than the I/O updates. What is the time of your PID, and of your I/O?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2021, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 819
Posted By Ken Moore
I think he means he declares a DINT with name...

I think he means he declares a DINT with name ONESHOTS, then uses ONESHOT.0 to ONESHOT.31 as his ONS bits.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2021, 08:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 458
Posted By Ken Moore
pH control is not a good place for beginners to...

pH control is not a good place for beginners to start. pH control is non-linear, except for small sections of the "S" curve. There are many, many, many variables to consider, when adding a reagent,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2021, 05:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Ken Moore
Lots of questions. Since this is in a FB, the...

Lots of questions.
Since this is in a FB, the String value is stored in an instance DB.
Have you tried assignment of the DB value to StringB? Have you declared StringB correctly?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 16th, 2021, 08:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By Ken Moore
Instead of Ethernet IP driver, configure standard...

Instead of Ethernet IP driver, configure standard ethernet driver. You will have to manually add the 5/05 address to the node list. Older 5/05's do not support Ethernet IP.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2021, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By Ken Moore
So...do you have any programming experience? I...

So...do you have any programming experience?
I would think the saw speed would be constant, but maybe the feed rate would change as needed. How are you doing thickness control? Encoder? or Manual...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 15th, 2021, 10:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Ken Moore
How is the mass meter connected to the PLC?...

How is the mass meter connected to the PLC? Ethernet/IP?
Hardwired 4-20mA?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 14th, 2021, 05:04 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,221
Posted By Ken Moore
See here for a decent explanation:...

See here for a decent explanation: https://www.rtautomation.com/rtas-blog/ethernet-ip-and-tcp-ip/

Will this work with a 5/05?
Depending on the 5/05, perhaps via the RS-232 port to the gateway,...
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