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  1. PowerFlex 40-E AC Drive via 22 COMM-E

    That's awesome, thanks for following up! Was the connector loose on the board or was the ribbon cable a loose fit in the connector?
  2. PLC5 and the new guy

    Being proficient in the PLC-5 is not going to hold you back at all, especially if you also learn the 5000 at the same time. Going forward, if you had to pick one or the other, I'd say invest more time learning the 5000 than the 5. I started with RS500 and S7-300/400 PLCs. When I started this job, I had to learn the PLC-5 (no problem for the most part since I already knew the 500s) and Logix 5000. The Logix 5000 processors were a steeper learning curve than the PLC-5s for me, but I've mostly gotten there. I've done a few PLC-5 to Logix 5000 migrations (one was really big...) and learned more about their differences. That migration is easier than a PLC-2 to PLC-5 migration since the software at least is copy-paste compatible. I do miss some things when I'm working in the 5000 world, like the CDM and data tables, but I've mostly come to terms with it. One thing I would say is this: be very careful toggling bits in the data tables, unless you are REALLY SURE what you're doing! It would be very easy to grab the wrong bit and toggle it or to toggle the "same bit that always fixes it" only to find that "it" is different this time. I would say it's always better to go to the code itself to verify what's really happening before toggling stuff. Then you can be sure you're working with the right bit and that it's the same problem. Once you get it going, you can find a way to not have to manually toggle bits with a laptop at all.
  3. Hmmm...I thought about that yesterday but didn't think to mention it. Glad you got it working.
  4. Can i send an email with 1756-L71S GuardLogix ?

    Here's a tech note that covers it (access level: TechConnect): They provide example programs and a link to another tech note that adds instructions to follow if your email server requires authentication (access level: TechConnect): They also refer to this manual: I have no idea how well it works or how to make it work, but that may get you started.    
  5. I *think* so. I know a COP instruction has "Length" as a parameter and it's set to the number of destination elements to copy to. So you would set it to "2" to copy 4 bytes. The MSG instruction uses "Bytes" rather than "length", though, so that wouldn't apply. I'd try the "L" data type as the destination if it will let you, like NevergoldMel suggested.
  6. "N" registers are all 16-bit, so 2 bytes each. If you need to receive 2 registers' worth of data, try changing your "size in bytes" to 4.
  7. Convert RSS to PDF

    Your license should still be valid. Your local distributor can help you get it reset or you can contact Rockwell directly. Activation support is still free.
  8. PowerFlex 40-E AC Drive via 22 COMM-E

    There aren't many components in the communications string. I would swap the patch cables between 2 of the drives first, then try swapping the COMM-E modules (don't forget to reconfigure their IP addresses). There are folks on here who have used Wireshark to capture packets to analyze, but I'm not nearly knowledgeable enough to help you with that. Here's a tech note (access level: everyone, you need at least a free account) that discusses F081: It talks about a few other things, like proper grounding.
  9. Looking at the manual, aren't 388 and 389 display only parameters? I didn't think you could write them at all.
  10. Opening a .RSS file without RSLogix

    Try this. R8-41335.pdf
  11. EIP Commuincation

    A switch shouldn't matter, just make sure the two devices are subnetted and addressed properly. In the I/O tree, expand the EN2T to reveal its Ethernet network, right-click on the network and select "new module". In the dialog box, find generic Ethernet module: In the next dialog box, set its name, IP address, etc. Here's an example from one of our machines that's talking to an data collection PC: Your setup will be different. I can't help you with the Omron side, or test the setup since we don't have any Omron devices here.
  12. EIP Commuincation

    AOP = Add-On profile. It lets you add a device to the Logix 5000 I/O tree, which makes it far simpler to communicate with. Does the Omron PLC support Rockwell's Ethernet/IP? If not, you'll need a protocol converter that can talk to both. I can vouch for the Red Lion DSP communicating between Siemens and Rockwell very well but I've never used Omron hardware. The DSP lists "G9SP-Series via FINS" and "Master via FINS" drivers for Omron. I don't know anything about them, though.
  13. EIP Commuincation

    I don't think you can use produce-consume tags except between ControlLogix/CompactLogix processors, but I could be wrong. If your other device isn't a Logix 5000 processor, I think you need to use a generic Ethernet module or get an AOP for it. What is the other device?
  14. SEIMENS step 5 cpu 103

    I'm not an STL expert... I made a new project added a blank program. I entered your code into it in STL and had it convert to LAD:   Edited to add: I'm using Simatic Manger for the S7-series processors, not S5. The "F" registers yours uses aren't available, so I used 'M' instead.
  15. Rslogix Array Search

      I think this is going to be the best way to do it. It can also be done in ladder (I would have to since we only have one seat of the multi-language pack and we would want everyone to be able to see what's going on).