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  1. HMI vs SCADA

    Typically SCADA runs on a PC and has ability not only to provide visualization, like an HMI, but also has supervisory control (i.e., data historian, event/event historian, trended data).  Some HMI packages have features that rival SCADA.  SCADA is typically more expensive, hardware and software, than HMI.
  2. Modular EDS file for RS Logix5000

    I do believe it is possible to create an EDS file to adapt a 3rd party device to a Rockwell Logix PLC.  I have had to edit a simple manufacturer EDS file to get their new product to work  http://www.rockwellautomation.com/resources/downloads/rockwellautomation/pdf/sales-partners/technology-licensing/Logix_EDS_AOP_Guidelines.pdf I would suggest finding the EDS file of a similar product.  The product manufacturer may already be working on releasing an EDS file, so it is suggested to work with them to save you possibly a lot of troubleshooting time.

    Why do you want to disable the K300 and not stop then disable?  Disable is an immediate "yank the rug" command, whereas Stop decelerates then stops.  Refer to page 45.  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/qs/cc-qs018_-en-p.pdf With a Micro 1100 and messaging commands, state machine PLC programming is suggested. The K300 supports messaging from a Micro 1100; this servo controller (and its big brother the K350) also support motion commands over Ethernet/IP (motion commands offer more control options).
  4. MATC_Cam Profile pause

    Since you desire to pause a motion command, and MATC, your preferred motion command, does not support seamless pause/resume, have you researched other motion commands available?  MCD supports a temporary pause by sending speed command to 0.  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/rm/motion-rm002_-en-p.pdf
  5. AB Ethernet Port Problem.

    Your network is (1) KEP Server, (1) A-B Logix PLC, (3) Mitsubishi PLCs, (2) Mitsubishi HMIs, and (4) Cognex scanners; this system has been in operation, but network connectivity problems have started in which the KEP Server.  The KEP Server is the first to tell you there is a problem - it is saying it cannot do what you have programmed it to do in the time available.   Do you need all of the KEP Server data with 100ms scan rate?  Easing up the burden of your KEP Server may help. The KEP Server...is this PC healthy?  Anti-virus up to date, software firewall enabled?  Run WireShark and sniff out any threats sucking up bandwidth. You most likely have an unmanaged traffic problem.  Suggestion is to go back and read A-B's Ethernet design recommendations.   Suggestion also is to change to a managed Ethernet switch.   http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/rm/enet-rm002_-en-p.pdf
  6. Versa view

    Which model VersaView monitor or monitor/PC are you using? I believe RSView ME is the package you are looking for.   This document references VersaView CE and VersaView XP systems. https://media.distributordatasolutions.com/Rockwell/files/File_Standard_Industrial_Monitors_Product_Brochure_EN_versaview_prod_broch.pdf
  7. SLC 500

    SLC-500 and most MicroLogix PLCs utilize RSLogix500 and are I/O-based PLC programming packages.  "Tags" are a function of PLC memory addresses (i.e., I for input, O for output, T for timer, etc.). CompactLogix and ControlLogix utlize Studio5000 and are tag-based PLC programming packages.  "Tags" can be created and linked to hard inputs or outputs. Logix500 and Studio5000 are similar, but not the same. PC operating system that will allow your version of Logix500, since we are talking SLC-500 PLC, to run will depend on the version of Logix500 you have.  http://compatibility.rockwellautomation.com/Pages/MultiProductCompareSelections.aspx?crumb=113&versions=56006,54949,54330,50431,50025,50223,50222,50221,50057,50220,50295,50219,50218,50214,50217,50216,50232,50215,53314,52159 Drilling into Operating Systems, RSLogix500 will run on Windows 7 32-bit or 64-bit OS for versions 9 on up (NOT so for Windows 7 Ultimate SP1) Even with the CD you purchased, most Rockwell software can only be licensed once.  If this license is already checked out to another PC, you will need an additional license.
  8. MAJ, as you have probably learned, is a one-time "go this fast" command and is not so great for complex motion commands.   Have you taken the time to get familiar with various Logix motion command function blocks?  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/rm/motion-rm002_-en-p.pdf https://www.rockwellautomation.com/resources/misc/html/global-assets/solutions/oem/get/SP3738CAMApp_Sepegill.pdf Lab examples that are posted online, and the A-B reference manuals, along with posting your latest code and what problems you are experiencing, are the best methods.  The question is vague and leaves out a lot of detail.
  9. AB Ethernet Port Problem.

    The bottom status-pane in KEPServer is telling you alot of information...IP is not responding.  The KEP server is having trouble communicating with all of your IP devices, and specifically   Have you investigated your Ethernet network?  Does this network reside on your company LAN or is it an isolated island?  Does your process have a managed Ethernet switch? At first glance, your issue appears to be inability to manage the network traffic of this control network (KEP Server wants to pull data, but cannot make a connection).
  10. TT pulse bit

    This depends on the Allen-Bradley PLC and its programming package.  Which PLC processor and software are you using?
  11. what is CIP in AB ?

    CIP = Control and Information Protocol, used in Ethernet/IP as a Produced/Consumed-based application layer, which is used on top of TCP and UDP.  It is a strongly object-oriented protocol, with implicit and explicit message connections.  http://www.ab.com/networks/cip_pop.html Every TCP connection requires at least one CIP connection; there can be multiple CIP connections for every TCP connection. http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/at/enet-at003_-en-p.pdf
  12. Convert decimal to hex manually

    Decimal = 1234 kg Hex => 1234/16 = 77 plus remainder of 2; next...77/16 = 4 plus remainder 13 (which is D); next...4/16 = 0 plus remainder 4.  Thusly, Decimal 1234 = Hex 4D2 http://www.rapidtables.com/convert/number/decimal-to-hex.htm http://www.permadi.com/tutorial/numDecToHex/
  13. SLC5/04 DF1 port

    Allen-Bradley's DF1 cable appears to be a typical serial cable with the exception of the gender at one end.  Typical serial cable is M-F DB-9; Allen-Bradley's DF1 cable is M-M DB-9.  There is a pinout further down this post with image and PDF link.  http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=30087&page=2 The SLC-5/04 DB-9 port (Channel 0) is configurable for DH-485, DF1, or ASCII. Do you know for sure that the CH0 port is configured as DF1?   I cannot say for sure if a SLC-5/04 factory default restore puts the ports back to original settings.   Have you tried to make your own DF1 cable?  (2) Phoenix Contact DB-9 male field wireable connectors and a section of quality RS-232 wire.  Or hack up a pair of serial cables, soldered up with good noise immunity.
  14. NS-Runtime Time out error while.....

    NS-Runtime => Omron?  This is the A-B Forum; have you posted in the Omron forum? PLC, serial cable, HMI.  What is the range of serial cable length?  What serial cable part number is used (typically a Belden cable)?  Does Omron specify the serial cable details for the HMI or the PLC?  RS-232 or RS-422 communication protocol? Answering these questions will get you to...we have the hardware installed per the manufacturer's recommendations. Lastly, consider putting a scope on the serial port wiring to see if poor ground bonding practices are allowing significant ground noise.
  15. Can i wire 3 Prox. Sensor in Series to 1 input?

    Pay attention to BITS N BYTES' link.  Be aware of the PLC's inputs and the sensors specification (NPN or PNP).  We typically have only NPN sensors and inputs; PNP throws our electricians for a loop.