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  1. Question about chip PLC I never used it myself but it's cheap... JC
  2. SUCOS PS316 connection issue

    Hi, I worked with PS316 several years ago and if I remember well I had to use a software from Kithara to use the com port under Windows XP ( This software was provided for free by Lauer. I don't remember very well how it worked but the fact is without this software I couldn't communicate with the PLC even with the protocoled original Klockner cable. Maybe you could look at it. JC
  3. Hi, I Checked on my side and you can use XBTL-900 too, it's a software designed for Windows 3.11 so it's a little bit more easy to use it than the DOS (100, 400) versions. Be aware that upload/download to the XBT are not easy cause there's only one com port and most of the time you have to change the port mode to RS232 instead of the RS485 used for the link to the PLC, this changes has to be made directly on the panel. JC
  4. Hi, If I remember well you need XBTL-900 that run under windows. Maybe you could use XBTL-400 or 100 but these ones are DOS only. The cable is a serial one, probably not a standard cable. I should have the drawing somewhere. Anyway this panel is completely osbolete and you should replace it as soon as possible. JC   PS: Here is a link to download the user guide, you'll probably find the informations you need :
  5. Hello, P57104 processor are Unity processors, they will be sold until 2026. If necessary the program can be easily adapted to a M340 or a M580 if the program is bigger. JC
  6. Morning, That simply means the battery inside the power supply module (behind the front cover)  is dead or close to be. If you have a memory cartridge inside the processor it's not a real problem, if not, that means that if you shut down the power your program will be lost. Take a picture of your plc with the leds state and I will give you a diag more accurate. JC
  7. Hi, It depends of the reference of your Premium, if it ends by a 3 (TSX P57 203 by example) you need the older PL7 Pro software. If it ends by a 4 (TSC P57 2634 by example) you need Unity software. Both use the same serial cable, TSXPCX1031 (RS232 version) or TSXCUSB485 + TSXCRJMD25 (usb version). Some processors have a buit in Ethernet connector or an additional Ethernet module that can be used to communicate with the plc. JC
  8. Morning, The best place for a T407 is in a museum, this tool is completely obsolete nowadays.  What you have to do is to find a virtual image of OS/2 with the XTEL workshop including basically PL7-2 software (for TSX17) and PL7-3 software for TSX 47, 67, 87 or 107. Then you need an RS232 to RS485 converter for the 17 and an RS232 to Current Loop converter for all the rest of the 7 series plcs.  As I said in another message the original converter used by Telemecanique was a Westermo MA-21. Once you have uploaded the programs you will be able either to print it or convert it to the new Schneider plcs as cHud said .   JC PS : Here is a drawing of the TSX 17 programming cable : For all 7 series plcs except 17 using a generic converter :
  9. TSX67

    Hi, You need PL7-3 software Under XTEL and an RS232 to Current loop converter. Ideally a Westermo MA-21 which was the converter used by Telemecanique. JC
  10. acpi,


    have you got PL7_3 V5.2 loaded onto an os/2 system?


    I have PL7_3 V3.4 on DOS but a customer of mine has a TSX4740 which is running V4.4 software, i have mt PL7_3 V3.4 running and able to communicate with the PLC and change mode but I can't upload the PLC code and we want to upgrade it?


    can you help please




  11. Beijer IX series HMI's opinions

    Morning, Well they're present in France but they have a very small part of the automation market. I guess 90% of the Mitsubisghi plcs here comes from foreign machines constructors. In France we had a lot of French plcs suppliers like Telemecanique (Schneider now) that created their first plc in 1972 and still owned about 50% of the market in the beginning of the 90's so foreign brands are less present than in other european countries. So, anyone else for advices about Beijer ? I thought this brand was very well known outside France ? JC
  12. Beijer IX series HMI's opinions

    Hi, GOT is Mitsubishi right ? this brand isn't very common here (France) and for this application I would prefer to choose a generic hmi and not a one from a big constructor, in this case I'll rather go for Schneider or Siemens which are the most used here. Thanx for your advice anyway. JC
  13. Morning, I plan to use an X2 Beijer HMI with two or three Omron plcs but I never used this HMI and I would like to collect some opinions about it. The key point for this project is the possibility to access the panel remotely. I have seen that it can do the job but I would like to know if it's reliable and easy to activate. Most generally how are the software and the hardware compared with other brands like Schneider or Siemens that I use most of the time ? Thanx. JC
  14. Morning, You're right, you can not transfer the plc program from Monitor. You need XTEL and PL7-3 software under OS/2 to do it and maybe the PL7-COMM tool but i'm not sure you really need this one cause it was possible to configure the Mapway card inside the PLC program. So it seems you have lost the program as the MEM led is on and you're right it's probably because the battery that is welded directly on the processor card is dead. It's a little bit complicated to change it because you have to dismantle the card but the good news is that the battery (3,6 v) is always available. Once you have changed the battery you need to perform a complete transfer (binary program plus IO configuration). JC
  15. Hello, Monitor 77 software is a SCADA similar to Citect, Intouch or any modern SCADA software. The PLC program (including the configuration of the Mapway card) is in the PLC not in Monitor.  All the 7 series processors had an inboard memory so you can see processor without memory card, that's not abnormal. How are the leds on the PLC ? is it in run mode ? Mapway was great in the 90's but today Schneider don't use this network anymore so you could consider to retrofit at least this part of the system and change as well Monitor who is completly obsolete today as well. JC