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  1. AB Kinetix Drive Jog with Dynamic Speed

    This shows that your MAJ command is done, not enabled.  To update the MAJ jog speed, include handshaking to enable the MCD until it is done.
  2. AB Kinetix Drive Jog with Dynamic Speed

    You utilize a MAJ jog command with Speed as a tag/variable and desire to adjust/trim Speed on-the-fly.  Utilize a MCD (Motion Change Dynamics) to "update" the MAJ parameters. Refer to pg. 92 for MCD; pg. 101 for MAJ  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/rm/motion-rm002_-en-p.pdf  
  3. RS232(DB9)

    Allen-Bradley/Rockwell has many PLC controller platforms.  There is no port across the board for all of their platforms, but most utilize Ethernet/IP for connectivity.  Most common depends on the system architecture.  This brochure compares the ControlLogix family, displaying the offering of ports in this family.  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/sg/1756-sg001_-en-p.pdf The road is long with users who have tried to bypass the challenge of paid software for SCADA communication with an A-B PLC or A-B PLC programming development.  Companies like Allen-Bradley invest the annual maintenance support contract and software purchase funds into providing purchased technical support and latest software features (and rugged hardware).   If cheap or free software is the only option on the table, then high hardware cost would also be an issue.  If that is the case, A-B may not be the ideal choice.  
  4. C# CompactLogix Ethernet/IP Communication

    With most SCADA solutions, you will need a license of RSLinx OPC or RSLinx Gateway to get the PLC data pipeline available.  Programming through the Logix framework is not an easy chore, but has been done.  That is why most companies will bundle the solution into a package. ProSoft has a Linux module for CompactLogix & ControlLogix that will allow you to script your C++ code.  http://www.prosoft-technology.com/Landing-Pages/Launch/C-Programmable-Module-for-ControlLogix-R-or-CompactLogix-R RTA has a #499ETC Ethernet/IP client kit that may be a good choice for you.  A bundled software kit with the communication setup for you to populate with your Logix tags.  https://www.rtaautomation.com/software-solutions/ethernetip-client-tagc/ As far as Modbus TCP over Ethernet, yes, the CompactLogix 5370 family supports Modbus TCP.  http://ab.rockwellautomation.com/Programmable-Controllers/CompactLogix-5370-Controllers Rockwell/Allen-Bradley has sample Logix code for Modbus TCP communication.  This will require you to have you to have a free tech support account setup.  https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/470365
  5. pv 600

    When you say "I remove the touch and again it showing", please describe your actions in more detail.  You disassembled, removed the touchscreen membrane, and powered up without? A PanelView Standard/Classic diagnostic code 31, stuck key, will keep the unit from powering up and going into run mode.  There is no way around this diagnostic code...either the touch ribbon cable, touchscreen or mainboard has failed. This was a popular series.  There are many new and used units on the market.  https://www.amazon.com/Allen-Bradley-2711-T6C5L1-Panelview-600/dp/B00TT5J5US
  6. Ethernet/ip to modbus rtu

    1769-L33ER has (0) built-in serial RS-232 ports.  Refer to pg 7  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/td/1769-td005_-en-p.pdf 1769-L33ER => 5370 L3 series (refer to Chapter 9, pg 231).  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/1769-um021_-en-p.pdf Will the PLC be the Modbus RTU master or slave?  If it is to be the slave, 1769-SM2 is probably your best solution.  (refer to page 6) http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/td/1769-td006_-en-p.pdf
  7. Studio 5000 Task Monitor Comms IO Monitor

    When you say trying to optimize to get best scan time possible, are you modifying task scheduling to get a repeatable and fast scan time?  Which Logix processor are you utilizing?
  8. Load cell and Micrologix 1000

    Unless your senior design project expects creativity, with control systems, when given a task, answer:  Question #1 What similar solutions have other people implemented?  There is no need to re-invent the wheel.  With any I/O device, that device has a communication protocol (i.e., discrete or analog, 120VAC or 24VDC, PNP or NPN [sink or source], 4-20mA or 0-10V, etc.). First, get a handle on what I/O this PLC supports.  There are many MicroLogix 1000 variations with a variety of I/O.  Since the teacher/professor has selected the processor, this is what you have to work around.  Refer to pg. 41  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/sg/1761-sg001_-en-p.pdf Next, if your load cell requires an input type that this PLC processor does not support, does the PLC processor allow for expansion modules?  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/1761-um003_-en-p.pdf
  9. Compactlogix PLC - Visual Studio C# SCADA

    This is a broad request.  What is the first challenge you have run into? Since you will be communicating via Ethernet/IP, within your CompactLogix PLC program, you will have a device connected for communication to your PC.  This will be a "Generic Ethernet Module" that will require you to customize to fit your application.  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/at/enet-at002_-en-p.pdf This is an example of how Parker-Hannifin accomplishes a similar task with a Generic Ethernet Module.  This is a good example of what you will be doing.  https://www.naic.edu/~phil/hardware/byuPhasedAr/floor/Parker_EthernetIP_UG.pdf
  10. plc software

    Rockwell/Allen-Bradley software pricing is a function of the customer (manufacturing is different from integrators) and volume (manufacturing - number of PLC processors in action; integrators - number of systems purchased annually).   Rockwell/Allen-Bradley products can only be sourced from an authorized distributor.  https://locator.rockwellautomation.com/ Barico Maintenances is your Kenya Rockwell/Allen-Bradley distributor  https://locator.rockwellautomation.com/Distributor/CompanyDetails/31837a8f-3e75-2721-8315-dfa34e9056a0
  11. Panelview Plus 600 problem

    You want to communicate via serial from a PanelView Plus 600 HMI to a PC.  Your PView Plus 600 HMI unit, stock, has only a serial port; additional ports are available to be added with add-on daughter boards.  Is your PanelView Plus 600 HMI connected to anything else with the serial port already, such as a PLC? What is the specific model number HMI unit that you have?  What is your system architecture today? http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/2711p-um001_-en-p.pdf https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/51658
  12. Program freezes suddenly after about 30 seconds

    You have a PanelView Plus 1000 HMI, requiring FTView ME software.  Check.   When the unit freezes, and it sounds repeatable at this point...it will happen.  When the unit freezes, take note of the status indicators on the back and post the condition.  Refer to pg. 166.  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/2711p-um006_-en-p.pdf Have you serviced the internal HMI battery?  This watch-style battery, I believe it is a common 2032 (available most anywhere).  Refer to pg. 133.  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/2711p-um006_-en-p.pdf
  13. Program freezes suddenly after about 30 seconds

    I assume you have zero Rockwell/Allen-Bradley software (no Studio5000 [PLC], no FactoryTalk View ME [HMI]).  If you do not have FTView ME software, you will be unable to change to a different HMI model and convert the application over; you could contract someone with the software to convert the application.   Depending on the number of HMI screens, pop-up screens, embedded scripting, and if you do not possess all of the necessary Rockwell software, it would be in your organization's interest to replace the HMI unit with a manufacturer that has a price point that fits in with their objectives.  To have an important process machine for 4 years with no supporting software is high-risk. I am not 100% that you have identified the root-cause of failure; you may be treating symptoms and now the system is all boogered up.  You noted that after purchasing the used process machine that it was non-functional, the PanelView was suspected to be the issue, was replaced, ran for 4-5 months, and now the same (?) issue started occurring (data is not refreshed on the PanelView, machine becomes non-operational). What firmware version are you trying to load in this PanelView Plus 1000?  What firmware version was in prior to your attempted firmware update?  What is the PView Plus 1000 model part number?  Did you use the Firmware Update Wizard - scratch that, it only comes with FTView ME.  Where did you get the firmware update from?  Can you verify that the properties of the firmware update file is unprotected)?
  14. Program freezes suddenly after about 30 seconds

    The white box on the PanelView Plus 1000, during startup, takes you into Configuration not Safe Mode (like a PC).  A PanelView is not a PC...it is a dumb terminal that communicates with the PLC to get updated datapoint values.  PView configuration is for editing communication parameters, calling up a startup program, internal settings edits. How is the PView Plus 1000 communicating with the CompactLogix L32E (Ethernet/IP or RS-232)? PCMcCartney1 is correct...move onto looking at the status lights of the PLC.  If the PanelView shows numeric data that becomes # symbols when it freezes, the PanelView is not getting the data.  Refer to pg. 131.  http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/1769-um011_-en-p.pdf After the system freezes up, how do you get it back in operation again?
  15. Logix5K file mapping

    Old thread, new problem, SIMILAR situation? You have a machine that used to work, it was rebuilt, and now the CompactLogix L23 PLC will not communicate with the PanelView Plus 6 HMI.  What is the current condition?