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  1. If you have no idea how to make your own test board, then I highly recommend you stay as far away from PLC's as possible until you attain some real hands-on or at least classroom training. I mean, you don't know how to hook up a switch? Come on!
  2. NB Alarm and Event Settings - Display, etc...

    Thanks so much! I figured out that I had to delete the "EVENT HISTORY DISPLAY" i had configured and just add an "EVENT DISPLAY"... that was my problem. All is working great now. Anyway if anyone wants to check out my finished prog, here it is. NB Designer v1.3 attached. 235214
  3. RSLOGIX500 Help

    I'd use one of the built in internal clock pulses to trigger your sequencers.....
  4. OK, I simply want all the alarms I have set up to display on one of my screens....problem is I don't know which AREA/VARIABLE address words the event log is saved in! PLEASE HELP!!! I have set up my variable table which is used my scrolling alarms (working) and the event history....but the history won't display. How do I address this?
  5. Toyopuc Analog Control

    Hello, I've been writing logic for Toyota for some time, but amazingly enough, this is the first analog control I've had to deal with. Now, I know where the manuals are, which manuals to use...but as anyone knows the Japanese-English translation leaves much to be desired. Here is my issue. I am using a PC3JG cpu. In slot 4 I have an AD-2 (0-10V) analog input module. The manual says to use FUN 318 (IOR) to place the data into a register...OK, that's fine and good. Here is what the manual says word for word...quoted from the t-307 prog manual by JTekt. and yes, this is Ladder programming, not FB or SL. FUN (function) 318 example IOR --[ IOR X00W ---> D0000 N=0004h ]-- Reads the data starting from the address specified in OP2 (operand 2) when the start address of the I/O occupied by the AD module is specified in OP1 (operand 1). The address of reading source is specified by the higher 2 digits of OP3 (operand 3) and the number of data items to be read out is specified by the lower 2 digits. Question 1. what is the reading source? Question 2. i want the 0-4095 value for CH1, so what do I denote for "number of data items to be read out"?
  6. Connect to a siemens s7 300 using ethernet

    sorry, you have to switch the processor to STOP mode first
  7. serial to ethernet

    an S7 processor without an ethernet port is like having a bicycle without tires. I'll never know why Siemens even bothered making the 315-2 dp what a waste of silicon
  8. S7-200

    Sparky is dead on here...listen to him.
  9. Connect to a siemens s7 300 using ethernet

    For all you Siemens Rookies out there... in Step7 go to your main toolbar, select your PG/PC interface (since this thread is about going online with Ethernet, select your LAN card (I use TCP/IP Auto)) then Toolbar>PLC>Edit Ethernet Node Edit Ethernet Node is the one below PROFIBUS! then "Browse" searches all active MAC addresses, select your processor, HMI, or any IP active component. In the dialog below, you can set your IP right there....I haven't used a PC adapter for any S7-300's in years.....EVER! Click "ASSIGN IP CONFIGURATION" this transfers your settings directly to the processor. Click OK when done. Finally set your PC to the correct subnet, set your PC to a valid address, AND YOU ARE DONE!
  10. MP277 Live Graphing

    It's possible to graph in WinCC... go to your Tools Menu>Enhanced Objects>Trend View I use graphing a took me about 3 hrs to get it working the way I wanted. You should make this a separate screen, fyi.
  11. Ethernet Programming

    Welcome! Check the downloads section, Allen-Bradley. THere is a program which uses a ML 1100 talking to a Cognex vision system. Should get you going... here's a link.
  12. USB to Profibus adapter

    Yes, the CP5711 is the hottest thing right now...too bad its so bulky and sucks when you stick it in your laptop bag... if all you need is for S7 MPI you can use 6es7972-0cb20-0xa0 PC adapter USB
  13. S7-200 Pros and Cons

    This entire thread is like Budweiser vs Miller...the simple fact is, Siemens software is written in Germany, by Germans. And no one has mentioned that where Siemens truly shines is in using STL and FB programming. European programmers mostly write in STL, and most of the protected blocks in Siemens are written in it...for a reason. Whether you want to admit it or not, they (and I work with LOTS of them daily) have a different mind set than we do. American engineers (IMHO) still hold to the "Keep it simple stupid" or KISS mindset. Not so with our Bavarian brothers. For some reason, they value more complex choices in almost EVERYTHING they do. Now this thread is about "which is better" each his/her own. It took me nearly 5 years to get "really comfortable" with Siemens S7200 and 300. IMHO MicroWin was easier to learn than Step 7 v5.4 BUT, since ALL THE BIG THREE have now migrated to SIEMENS as their standard plc/hmi product (GM and Ford using the Transline 2000 Template) ANYONE wanting to stay current in programming better get onboard and learn Siemens...right away. AB has priced themselves right out the door. And that's the simple truth. We still use ControlLogix for some machinery, but when we explain the cost savings to most clients (siemens vs AB), siemens wins hands down. Now, I know you "ONLY AB" guys/gals out there are shaking in your don't want to learn a new package. But, don't say I didn't warn you. Siemens is here to stay, and since they are literally the LARGEST company in the world, I won't be surprised when they buy out Mitsu (automation) and Omron. I used to be one of those "only AB" guys, you fight it and fight it since you are scared of something new...but once you learn it *and learning takes failure* that can be a hard pill to swallow for some.