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  1. 1769-L32E Need t2 ethernet ports

    All that I described above is done with an unmanaged switch. Each device will need its own IP address.
  2. 1769-L32E Need t2 ethernet ports

    Based on what you've described, I would think they would be able to do both through one network connection. How often would the log's mass be updated from the PC to the PLC? And how much downtime data is being collected (and how often)? I'm not familiar with the L32E, but we have a machine using an L33ERM to do CIP motion over Ethernet/IP of a servo (old Anorad linear motor on a Kinetix 6500 drive) while also communicating with a ControlLogix L71 over the same Ethernet port. The L33ERM and L71 are exchanging 50 integers in each direction every 100ms with no issues whatsoever. Over that same network port, the L33ERM is also talking to 2 PowerFlex 525 drives, an SMC on-machine I/O system (valves and discrete I/O) and an HMI. I set up a quick project with an L32E. It's from the older series with a built-in serial port and a built-in Ethernet port. It doesn't support adding a second Ethernet port. This is the biggest limitation we found when using even the newer family of CompactLogix: you can't have a second network port for remote access to monitor/gather data independent of the local machine I/O network. For now, when we want to do that, we have another machine on the line that has a ControlLogix PLC that has 2 -ENBT modules: one on the machine network and the other on the office network. The ControlLogix polls the other machines and gets the data together in one place to be accessed (some time in the future...) via the office network.
  3. 1762-IT4 help

    I've never used that particular combination before, but I just created a program in RSLogix 500 and added a ML1400 with an -IT4. After you add the -IT4 to the I/O Configuration, double-click on it to open the module properties. Then click on the tab for the channel you're using and set the options. Enable the channel. For what you're doing, I would set the data format to "Engineering Units" and the rest appropriately. The "Open Circuit" setting tells it what to do when it detects a broken wire. For a heating circuit, going "Upscale" is the preferred option since that will cause the heater outputs to turn off. You get to choose which option works best in your application. Once it's set up, you will have 6 words in your input table associated with the module. The first 4 words are the values from the 4 channels. Words 4 and 5 are status words. Here is the installation manual: https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/in/1762-in013_-en-p.pdf Here is the user manual: https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/1762-um002_-en-p.pdf The memory map starts at pdf page 31. Is this an existing system or are you building it from scratch? To just turn on a warning light, you would wire the warning light to an output and just use a GRT instruction. Source A is the TC signal, source B is the setpoint for the warning. If you want to make the setpoint easy to change while it's running, you can use an integer register for Source B. You can also just use the actual setpoint there. The TC module has some diagnostic bits that you might want to experiment with to do error checking and to maybe flash the light if there's something wrong. FORUM_TC.RSS
  4. Problem With RSLinx Classic

    I've never used RSLogix Micro or RS Emulate, but I wouldn't think there would be a problem with them co-existing. What error messages are you getting with Studio 5000 now that RSLinx is working? I had a similar issue one time with RSLinx Enterprise, which is the version of RSLinx that comes with what was then RSView Studio, the software for programming their Panelview Plus HMIs. It stopped working and the uninstaller failed, then the installer wouldn't work because it wasn't fully uninstalled. A clean install sorted out my problem but I couldn't do a clean Windows install with the way our IT folks have our laptops locked down. That's when I started using Virtual Machines for all of my programming software.
  5. I just did a quick experiment and opened a file from 2009, then did a save-as. The original was 422kB, the re-saved one is 176kB. I have no idea what version of RSLogix the original file was saved in but the new one is v8.40.00 (CPR 9).
  6. If the original file is that old, it's entirely possible you're using a newer version of RSLogix 500 that makes the files larger.
  7. Help catching my runaway TLY Servo

    I've only ever started up one Kinetix servo drive, and it was a 6500 driving an old Anorad linear motor, so this may not fully apply to your case. If you double-click on the axis under Motion Groups, the axis properties dialog box has a step for "Hookup Tests" that lets you check the rotation and feedback. You can also do the tuning from this dialog box. As I recall, this was before writing any ladder logic.  
  8. RSS to pdf conversion

    I mis-read the other question, thinking he was looking for a program to open the code. I use doPDF as a printer driver to create PDF reports. Another PDF tool I've found useful is PDFTKBuilder (link goes to the portable version). It allows you to split a multi-page PDF into individual files (one per page), collate multiple PDFs into a single document, add a background or stamp, and rotate pages within a PDF document.
  9. RSS to pdf conversion

    Here you go. It looks like the project was uploaded out of a PLC as there isn't any documentation (comments & symbols). The software you need is RSLogix 500. Since the PLC is a MicroLogix 1400, you can't use the free version. Contact your local Rockwell distributor for a license. Filter.pdf
  10. Connecting Cognex Camera to Controllogix

    I'm afraid that's all I can suggest. I haven't used the Cognex cameras this way before. I've set up comms with other devices, though, and it was sometimes a pain getting all of the parameters just right so they would talk. Have you contacted Cognex tech support?
  11. I created a v19 project using the -L43 and was able to add a 753 and a 755 after adding a network module. There are several connection types listed for each drive, so you may have subtly different results depending on what hardware you use and what you need to do.
  12. Connecting Cognex Camera to Controllogix

    We've had weird communications glitches in the past that we cleared up by flashing the firmware of the 1756-ENBT to the latest version. I'd say that's worth a try first.
  13. Another Dumb newb question

    I haven't used it before, so I don't know for sure. I suspect the zip file has an L5K file inside. If so, un-zip it. You would then import it into your project. To do that, right-click on the "Add-On Instructions" folder in the controller organizer and select "Import Add-On Instruction...". Navigate to where you un-zipped the L5K file and import it. If there aren't any errors, you can then drag the AOI onto a rung in your code and use it.
  14. Another Dumb newb question

    Here's a link to the KB article mentioned above: https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/38090 You should be able to download the SCP AOI for Logix 5000 from there. I rolled my own (since I didn't know RA had one already available) for scaling the analog signal from Flex IO, which doesn't allow scaling inside the module configuration. If  you're trying to scale the signal from an analog module that supports, it, it's a LOT simpler and cleaner to do the scaling in the module configuration. If your module doesn't support that, or if you're scaling something else, the AOI should work for you.
  15. RSP files

    The report ended up almost twice the board limit. Here's a download link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/jvcamnlbt93c2y7/WV.pdf?dl=0