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  1. Resistance Testing

    Sorry, it'll be using a Mitsi Q Series PLC.
  2. What is the benefit of using Structured programming?

    The courses are very good, I can't comment on 15/20 years ago.. but all support is free (24 hours) as long as you have a licenced bit of software. Also, once you complete all courses, or fancy your chances, you have the option for £85 one off payment to do a 'Certified Engineer Exam' which by the sounds of it, is a 1 off payment. I wasn't made away of any yearly packages after that, however certified engineer status isn't really a benefit for me.  
  3. What is the benefit of using Structured programming?

    We completed the Mitsubishi training last week, and it was VERY much worthwhile. Me and my colleague both came away with the full intent to use it in the future. There are loads of little extras to standard ladder, especially when drawing lines etc. And then the function blocks are handy for mass repeat of certain sections of ladder. It's very user friendly, but has subtle differences which we wouldn't have known without doing the course. I have no doubt someone could sit and learn structured from ladder, but you'll need to apply a lot of time and manual reading - that is a luxury we don't have where I work.   Anyone UK based, I FULL recommend the 2 day structured course which is based in the Mitsi Electrics Euro Headquarters in Hatfield.
  4. Resistance Testing

    What's the best method to retro fit a test that will detect the presence of a 31 to 35 ohm (range) resistor and then fail a 0.4ohm variant at 13.4v D/C. Thanks.
  5. Soheil

    The answer is not obvious, or he wouldn't be asking for help, would he? Try and be a bit more friendly to those who're asking as this forum has helped me loads recently! To original poster, have you got back ups of the HMI program? Have you got the ability to link to it using GT Designer software? When you power up, it should load to whatever base screen was set by whoever designed the program for it. Usually a main menu screen, yes.
  6. What is the benefit of using Structured programming?

    We've been forced into structured due to one of our machine builders losing/gaining a PLC programmer. The way we describe it to our management is we know English, this is in French. It's that different; in my opinion. We are doing the Mitsi training course on structured in November in Hatfield, so looking forward to that. At the moment, simple changes are taking hours....  
  7. Re-Naming Program Files...

    Got you! So sequence should be: 1. Re-name (offline) 2. Clear PLC memory 3. Load in new files renamed in '1.'
  8. Re-Naming Program Files...

    Sorry boys, I am not grasping this. So if I re-name all offline, then write to PLC, are you saying I'll have the above list and then the re-named list all in the same tree?? So if I re-named 'main0' to 'station1' would my tree then read: ACTIVATE ALARM LLS_ASSY MAIN STATION1 MAIN1 MAIN2   or ACTIVATE ALARM LLS_ASSY MAIN MAIN0                        (So MAIN0 stays in tree???) STATION1 MAIN1 MAIN2  
  9. Re-Naming Program Files...

    Sorry, can you explain this for me?
  10. Re-Naming Program Files...

    ...quick and easy question. Can I re-name my program tree's in 'monitor write' mode, or will I have to change them, and then 'write to PLC'    
  11. Using Ethernet as I/O

    hahahaha I hear you mate! No doubt i'll ask something else in the near future. Thank you for your help. Much appreciated.
  12. Using Ethernet as I/O

    Awesome! Thanks!!
  13. Using Ethernet as I/O

    I've found one now mate. Thanks. Previously, you sent me a demo program, how many different camera programs were you changing though, and where is that in the software please??
  14. Siemens Basic Panels (DP)

    Hi mate, jump over to the dedicated Siemens forum on here. There'll be more help over there
  15. Using Ethernet as I/O

    Hi Mate, the CV-X MELSEC document is a serial connection. Is there one for Ethernet?