Steve Bailey

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  1. PLC coil winding application help me?

    The ratio between the master and slave is Number of master encoder pulses for one rotation of the rewind drum divided by Number of slave encoder pulses to move the width of the material.
  2. Universal Analog Input Card

    That's best practice regardless of the module you're specifying. Whenever I see brochures touting "Universal" anything I'm reminded of a cartoon I saw many years ago. It was a picture of an "Acme Universal Processor" featuring a two-position selector switch. The positions were labeled "Food" and "Word".
  3. Fanuc Ge VersaMax CPU05E connect to Siemens KTP600 DP

    You will have to add ladder logic to the PLC program. Use a SVC_REQ function to get the CPU's clock and calendar data and store it in %R memory.  Read the Proficy Machine Edition help file for information on how to set up the SVC_REQ function using function code 7 (Set/Read clock/calendar).
  4. Fanuc Ge VersaMax CPU05E connect to Siemens KTP600 DP

    I'm sorry, but I don't know what you're asking. I have never used the Siemens HMI, so I can't give any guidance on that. Modbus address 400000 should correspond to PLC address %R00001. Modbus address 100000 should correspond to PLC address %I00001. Modbus address 000000 should correspond to PLC address %Q00001. Modbus address 300000 should correspond to PLC address %AI0001.
  5. GE FANUC 90-30 SERIES

    I assume that by "Proxy Machine" you mean Proficy Machine Edition software. Post a list of the files in your program folder. They may have been created using older software, either Logicmaster or Versa Pro. If that is the case they will need to be imported into a Proficy Machine Edition project.
  6. Fanuc Ge VersaMax CPU05E connect to Siemens KTP600 DP

    Go to the GE support site. The "landing page" for the CPUE05 is located here: Follow the links to the VersaMax user's manual, GFK-1503E which identifies which signals are carried on which pins (Chapter 4). You may need to set up a free user account to get to the manual. 
  7. Fanuc Ge VersaMax CPU05E connect to Siemens KTP600 DP

    Yes. You will need the programming software for the PLC. You have to modify the hardware configuration to configure one of the serial ports as a Modbus RTU slave.
  8. Fanuc Ge VersaMax CPU05E connect to Siemens KTP600 DP

    Does the HMI support Modbus? The serial ports on the CPUE05 can be configured for Modbus RTU.
  9. Workmaster not equal

    The "Logic not Equal" message is a result, not a cause. The message is telling you that the program in the memory of the computer running Logicmaster is not the same as what is running in the PLC. In your case it is because the attempt to extract the program from the PLC (upload) failed. Try uploading at a slower baud rate. Which Workmaster do you have, the boat anchor with the tiny screen or the luggable one with the floppy drive that folds out? Another possibility is if the program in the PLC was created with TISoft instead of Logicmaster. I'm not sure if Logicmaster can read a TISoft program. When Texas Instruments took over that product line they were giving away TISoft software and were trying their best to move the users from GE to TI. So they weren't interested in making it easy for end users to keep using Logicmaster. If you can get in touch with an old-timer in Automation Direct tech support they might be able to guide you about potential compatibility issues.
  10. Workmaster not equal

    I don't quite understand what you're saying here : Do you mean that you can't extract the program from the PLC? What sort of message does Logicmaster show when you try? What version of Logicmaster are you using? There were more than one. There Was Logicmaster One Jr for the Series One Junior. There was a version that was only good for some of the early CPU models. If you have a Series One Plus, you need the Logicmaster One Family version. 
  11. IC693CPU313K UpLoad Program Problem

    If it was OK to begin with, the act of uploading to PME won't change that. If there was something wrong with it, the act of uploading won't correct it.
  12. IC693CPU313K UpLoad Program Problem

    When you upload a program from the PLC to the computer running Proficy Machine Edition and the program was created by Logicmaster or VersaPro, it will sow as "Not Equal" until you download from PME back to the PLC. If it was originally programmed in 1998 it could have created with either Logicmaster or VersaPro.
  13. Logicmaster / Machine Edition

    If I remember correctly that error was a DOS issue. I think it had to do with something in your config.sys file. Check the readme.lm6 file included with Logicmaster 6 software for more details.
  14. Timer Register not accrueing

    Here's a tip that may help you prevent overlaps like that in the future. When you create a new timer, instead of entering the specific %R address, simply type in "%R". Logicmaster will select the next available address for you, taking into account the fact that timers and counters use three consecutive addresses. It won't fill in unused gaps in the memory area. It only keeps track of the highest used address  for each memory type. The trick works for all memory types. Just remember to include the percent sign. If you forget it Logicmaster will think that the letter "R" (or any other memory type) is a variable nickname and tell you it doesn't exist. GE continued that feature in subsequent programming software packages. It also works with VersaPro and Proficy Machine Edition.
  15. Timer Register not accrueing

    Timer functions in the 90-30 use three consecutive register addresses. Assuming that REG0128 is actually addressed to %R128, when you check for other usage of %R128 you should also check for other usage of %R129 and %R130. The TMR function must be the only instruction writing to those three addresses for proper operation.