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  1. 90 30 CPU350 serial connection

    The port on the power supply is RS485. I've never seen a laptop with anything other than RS232. RussB posted a pin chart for a "cheater" cable that usually (but not always) works. You can search the posts for it. Is that what you're using? RS485 is a differential signal and more immune to noise than RS232. Another thing to check is to make sure no other application is using the serial port. RSLinx used to be notorious for not relinquishing the serial port even when RSLogix wasn't running.
  2. 90 30 CPU350 serial connection

    Default serial port settings, to which it should have reverted when you removed the battery and shorted the capacitor, are 19200 baud, 8 data bits 1 stop bit, odd parity. What are you using for a cable and RS485/RS232 converter? The converter gets its power from the port. Pin 5 is +5 VDC, pin 7 is GND.
  3. It sounds to me like there are two issues at play. First, which PLC is controlling the I/O and second, which PLC Citect believes to be in control. There are six %S memory bits which you can use to determine the situation. They are: #PRI_UNT (%S00033) which is true in the PLC designated as the primary.  #SEC_UNT (%S00034) which is true in the PLC designated as the secondary.  #LOC_RDY (%S00035) which is true when the PLC is ready to the active unit.  #LOC_ACT(%S00036) which is true when the PLC is the active unit.  #REM_RDY (%S00037) which is true when the other PLC is ready to the active unit.  #REM_ACT(%S00038) which is true when the other PLC is the active unit.  An example situation: PLC A is the primary PLC, Citect is monitoring it, but PLC B is controlling the I/O. #PRI_UNT is true, #SEC_UNT is false, #LOC_RDY could be either state, #LOC_ACT is false, #REM_RDY is true, #REM_ACT is false. I don't know the details of how CItect handles redundant PLCs, but I have to assume there is a mechanism to switch between which PLC it considers the one in control. The one in control being the PLC that Citect sends HMI commands to.
  4. Machine Edition View for Quick Panel

    Send me a Quick Designer backup to stephen dot bailey2 at Verizon dot net. I'll import it into a newer version of Quick Designer and then into Proficy. Tell me what version of Proficy Machine Edition you're using so I don't import into something too new for you.
  5. Auto Test Fanuc Series 90/73

    There will be negligible impact on the PLC scan time. Genius bus scan time is generally comparable to PLC scan time and only one datagram can be processed per bus scan. 
  6. Auto Test Fanuc Series 90/73

    Have you replaced any of the Genius blocks recently? A loop test on the Genius outputs is enabled/disabled in the Genius block configuration. The test turns on the output for a few milliseconds and checks for current flow to verify the integrity of the circuit. If you installed a complete block assembly (electronic module plus the wiring base), you might have missed enabling the pulse test. A timeout message might indicate that a loop test was commanded but the block failed to acknowledge it. It sounds to me like it is a feature programmed by the supplier of the equipment. A pulse test can be commanded by a datagram directed to the block. The function code for a pulse test command is &H10. Look in the ladder logic for COMREQ instructions. Information on datagrams can be found in the Genius System and Communications manual GEK90486F-1. You can find manuals at GE's support site https://ge-ip.force.com/communities/CC_Community
  7. Auto Test Fanuc Series 90/73

    I'm familiar with the product line that was labeled GE Fanuc, which carried the model number 90/70. Is the 90/73 a Fanuc variant of that? I'm also not familiar with an "auto test" feature on the GE Fanuc product. Could the auto test be a feature provided by the  machine builder? Where do you see the message you cited? On an HMI screen? In the PLC's fault tables? The GE Fanuc 90/70 allowed the programmer to create custom fault messages which would appear in the PLC's fault tables, so perhaps the message you're seeing is directing you to contact the machine builder. Sorry to offer more questions than answers.
  8. 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.
  9. 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".
  10. 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).
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. Fanuc Ge VersaMax CPU05E connect to Siemens KTP600 DP

    Go to the GE support site. The "landing page" for the CPUE05 is located here: https://ge-ip.force.com/communities/en_US/Article/IC200CPUE05-Landing-Page 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. 
  14. 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.
  15. 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.