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  1. Windows10 and Studio 5000 V26

    Last I knew and it has been a while since I checked Studio 5000 V30 is the lowest version certified by RA to run on Windows 10.
  2. PID Start from 0%

    Here is what comes to mind.  Run the PID all the time.  Use a setpoint of zero and a P of 25 or some huge number when the pump is off.  When the pump turns on use your true SP and a lower / realistic  P value.
  3. Load a program FANUC

    Assuming you have the appropriate functions activated moving the program from one Fanuc robot to another should be accomplished with Roboguide quite easily.  An alternative to using Robotguide would be FTP. You should also have a USB port on the controller to move files with a thumb drive and the teach pendant. Fanuc CRC should be able to offer best guidance.
  4. Factory Talk HMI tag source

    CanaQat here's what I can see from what you posted. 1)   The data from all your DeviceNet Devices into the PLC comes to the PLC through the tag  DNET_ENET2:I 2)   Data from the device on Node 2 is in DNET_ENET2:I.Davice[2] 3)   Data from the device on Node 3 is in DNET_ENET2:I.Davice[3] 4)   How the devices are mapped is done in RSNetworx on the I/O Data tab of each device.   I strongly suspect the I/O Data tab of Node 2 is different from Nodes 3 and 4.  If so I'd make node 2 approximate 3 & 4.  If not I'm equally stumped.
  5. RSView32 Alarm Suppression on Startup

    Been a while since I worked on RSView 32, but in the manual for setting up tags it has the option of initial value.  If you set the initial value to non-zero that should prevent faulting and then when it reads you'll get actual state and it will fault if is needs to. I was reading page 4-5 here {}
  6. Lakshmi requesting some clarification please?      1) Can you specify what you mean by 32K and 16K PLC?       2) What catalog number processors are you dealing with?      3) What communication protocol are you using? DH+, DH485, Serial, Ethernet?      4) Describe what means using RSView32 and FTView simultaneously to same PLC.  Is this PC1 running RSView32, PC2 running FTView and both looking at PLC1? Your models and specific case will help clear things up, but first thought is you're swamping the comm overhead time slice and/or exceeing the permitted connections count,
  7. Installing FTV ME 6.1

    If you have Tech Connect I'd call the 800 Number and have a tech walk you through this one.   Been a while, but I seem to recall a couple of registry hacks we had to make on XPSp3 "back in the day" to get it to install.
  8. Fuel tank level automatic report

    I'm assuming that the Fuel Tank System is an "island" in that it is remote from the office by 1/3 of a kilometer. While wireless sounds nice and there are ton's of options to implement wireless, noise and atmospheric interference become an issue. My recommendation would be to run fibre from Office to Tank island and connect the SLC 5/05 Ethernet to the fiber with s Stratix 8000 Switch {} or a Moxa Converter {} on each end. This would allow your programming of the SLC 5/05 from the office.  It would also allow you to use a Panelview HMI to display level and other data on a real time screen in the office.  Panelview can also print trends to standrd printers. You might also connect the SLC 5.05 to your data historian program {OSISoft PI would be one}.
  9. Device Level Ring Object Class 0x47

    Did some quick reading here - { and learned that 4 is a  rapid fault reset cycle. Further Reading here - {} list system noise as the most common cause of a 4. I also found a full DLR manual here {}. Happy New Year and good reading.
  10. 1756-OA16 I.FuseBlown bits

    Welcome to the forum AJ. What I am reading on page sixty of the 1756 manuals {} says that the Fuse Blown bits only apply to certain models and 1756-OA16 isn't one of them. Please check it out for yourself.  I think this is a case of "one size fits all" I/O structure and not every feature is useful for every model.
  11. how to convert RsLogix 5000 program versions

    hopefully your spare parts crib / storeroom has spare units of both the CPU and ControlNet Module.  Although slightly more difficult, I've learned that for critical operations having an old version CPU (v10 in your case) and a new version CPU (v16 in your case) and being able to quickly swap units in and out, gains you maximum uptime and usually makes the bosses happier when trying something like this.
  12. Not able to establish DDE connection

    It's a lot of work and further learning required, but switching from DDE to OPC would give you a system that is portable onto newer OS without issues.
  13. AB MicroLogix 1200 Backup

    Just adding mi dos centavos, but if you do get an uploaded backup copy of the program.  Find a day and spend it documenting the inputs and outputs.  Assuming you got schematics with the machine, you can at least document real world I/O in your copy.  From there a good programmer can deduce what 50% or better of the internals do.  I've found some documentation is better then none, even while not ideal.
  14. Check out this "DeviceNet Tech Resource" or as we used to call it "DeviceNet Bible"
  15. message between L43-compactlogix and L71-Guardlogix

    Not sure why the original poster isn't using Produced/Consumed in his application, but I've found that in a 24*7*365 production environment where you need to add a new feature or function you often can't get the downtime to setup Produced/Consumed, but you can "hack" in a pair of read messages quite easily.