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  1. CompactLogix Communication

    Having never been a big fan of BOOTP Utility.  I always attached the serial cable, configured the DF1 driver in RSLinx.  be sure to use Auto-Config to set the baud rate.  At that point, you should be able to expand the DF1 tree and set the L35E and it's ethernet port.  Right click and select port configuration.  From this dialog, you'll be able to see it's configuration and changing if you need to.  Then go back and configure an EtherNet driver with that IP address, at which point, you should be able to go online with RSLogix 5000. Granted with today's PCs lack of a serial port, you'll also need a USB/Serial adapter.  Tripp-Lite Keyspan Model: USA-19HS is still around and very cheap.
  2. Logix Compare Tool v4.1 & Win XP

    To Joe's point, with the ACDs, I watched it open both projects, convert to L5K, then start analysing through the controller, etc...When it gets to the module comparison, it would fail.  Still doesn't lend it self to thinking that if the files are already in the L5K format when the analysis begins, as to why it fails. The Event Viewer complains about a stack overflow with regards to CLR.DLL within the .NET (v4) Framework.
  3. Logix Compare Tool v4.1 & Win XP

    Dillo!  It worked! Just for giggles, I saved the compare of the L5Ks, then went back to a compare on the ACDs and it is now working. Now tell me, what made you think of that as a workaround to comparing the ACDs?
  4. RSlogix 5000 service edition

    There are differing options for each and every processor platform type as well as version of software.  The solution above is not "locked down".  Someone could still select a different ethernet drive and point to another processor.  The basic need is for training of the personnel.  Within RSLinx, make sure you name the individual ethernet driver as either the machine name or ID.  We as an integrator, use project numbers AAANNN with AAA is a three letter acronym for the customer and NNN is the specific project.   An RSLinx Drive name is limited to 15 characters, so we also add characters concerning plant location to help differentiate. Looking further into CompactLogix, specifically the 1769-L35E, you have the option of tying the program to the serial number of the processor.  ControlLogix differs and seems to be more dependant on FactoryTalk Security.
  5. Logix Compare Tool v4.1 & Win XP

    Update First of all thanks to Joe for his help. Still no success. Deleted, Re-Installed, viewed Microsoft Event Viewer and it's complaining about a possible corrupt CLR.DLL file and stack overflow issue causing the application to die.  Worked with Joe to get a copy of the DLL, managed to get it copied into the correct folder.    An attempt to register the DLL through RegSvr32 is met with an acknowledgement that it can be loaded but can not be registered.  More than likely it's PEBKAC (Problem Exists Between Keyboard and Chair). About the only thing remaining is to attempt rebooting in safe mode and attempting to register the DLL. BTW RA Chat was of almost no help.  They did get me a copy of the original install executable for v4.1.  Otherwise says it's a Microsoft issue and of course XP isn't supported anymore. Any other ideas out there?
  6. Logix Compare Tool v4.1 & Win XP

    Have a VM in Win XP and maintained it for more than a decade.  Attempting to run the Compare Tool v4.1.  Getting an error crashing the application, part way through compare of two projects.  Chasing the error down through Event Viewer indicates a stackover flow error in .NET4 and specifically the CLR.DLL.  Yes, it has worked for the entire decade.  Just won't run properly now.  Actually got RA to send me the original installer for 4.1, but that didn't help either. There is a technote 59154 that talks about reconnecting to a drive or deleting the UserPreferences.xml.  Did this and still getting the same crash.  The note goes on to say check the Event Viewer repair the problem and retry the application. The issue is, I'm to dumb to figure out how to repair the CLR.DLL file.  Any ideas would be helpful.   RSLCompare Dialog.bmp
  7. Controlling Cylinder Stroke Length

    If you have two solenoid valves with center close porting, then yes you might be able to move to a mid position.  It might not be very pretty and accuracy would be poor.  Hence, the suggestions of a servo or slide.  Might have to have some additional means of exhaust. I have used a cylinder that was capable of retracted and then two extended positions, but technically is was two cylinders in one and required two of single acting/spring solenoids.  With both solenoids off it went to the retracted position, one solenoid on it went to first extended position, then with both solenoids on it went to the second extended position.  It's been a few years, but I think it was by Festo. 
  8. Controlling Cylinder Stroke Length

    Unless you can explain how the cylinder is being used, the forces and speeds required, hard to help you. Might I suggest you look at something like an IAI Robocylinder.  I've used them as a standalone application or controlled through either digital IO or EtherNet/IP from a PLC.  I've used them in clean room environments, as well. https://www.intelligentactuator.com/robo-cylinders/
  9. 1769-SM2

    How did you add the SM2 to the I/O Configuration? The only time I ever used an SM2, I had to add to the tree as a 1769-MODULE and configure assembly instances and sizes, properly.  The point being, the IO of the SM2 becomes implicit and in your tag database and no longer requires explicit messaging.  Caution, I might be using the terms implicit and explicit interchangeably. What are you controlling with the SM2 (presumably, one or more PowerFlex 4s)?  Have you wired your DSI Network properly and parameterized your drives correctly and installed a terminating resistor? Can you post your program? 
  10. RS500 with Yaskawa V1000 Ethernet

    I've interfaced V1000s to CompactLogix with simple AOPs and some basic logic implicitly.  While there is a document from Yaskawa regarding E/IP and data tables, it's not straight forward and includes nomenclature that is not easily translatable to either RSLogix 500 or 5000.  I've used the  SI-EN3/V add on board for the V1000. Hate to say it, but I think you'll need to work with Yaskawa directly until you both are talking the same language and then start configuring your MSGs.  You might be able to use trial and error and arrive at the solution, but I wouldn't do this on a live process, meaning do this on bench testing equipment.
  11. RsLogix 5000 firmware upgrade

    Yes, It's called Rockwell Automation's website.  You need a tech connect account.
  12. studio 5000 ultilzation chalenge

    What you are being asked to provide is called OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) with books and websites dedicated to the subject.
  13. DF1 and PLC5 vs SLC500

    Then you are probably down to settings in Ch 0. Have to tried hooking the PC upto the 3rd Party Device and firing up a TelNet session or program to see if the data polling and message packets are being transmitted? You could also hook up the the PLC5 and with Linx try the OPC test. It would seem to me that a lot of these systems prefer the old PLC5 data structure and mapping versus SLCs or even Compact or ControlLogix.  I've have to map my tags to PLC5 data tables just to get it to work.
  14. activity log set up validation warning error

    Ok, first things first. I restored the MER and found that it is an PV+600 Compact.  In that case, there is a physical limitation as to the number of displays it can run, that limit is 25.  So it basically tells me that the MER probably had the [DIAGNOSTICS] display but it can't be restored to FactoryTalk ME.  This in turn is causing you issues with creating the RunningMan or with creating a new MER for the PV+600. Any chance the new PV+600 is full version rather than "compact"? If not, then to get it to work, you will need to change the Diagnostics List Setup to point to DIAGNOSTICS or something else.  The alternate is copy in the [DIAGNOSTICS] from another project or sample project, but you will probably have to sacrifice another display or combine two displays.  
  15. EIP Class 1 Connection Data Structure

    Not sure if this helps and not knowing the bridge device you are using, but Siemens and Allen-Bradley have the opposite ordering of bytes (Big Endian vs. Little Endian).  You might need to write a couple of rungs in the CompactLogix to swap bytes to get a realistic value.  Then again, maybe the gateway was expected to do that already.