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  1. One client lost three radios and two PLC's to that storm before the hurricane. And a relay 
  2. VSD location in panel

    I'm not sure putting the hot stuff at the bottom helps. Unless you're worried about the other stuff getting cold. Heat rises normally.  I general I like putting the Drives in their own box once you start heading upwards of 25 HP and under 30 HP you can usually just order a nice Drive in it's own box from the vendor. But then I'm weird I like using Ether/IP cards in Motor Drives.
  3. If it's South Carolina they may have picked up some bad habit from this one radio guy that thinks he can do controls without understanding electricity. I've got some nice pictures of relays with the cover blown off the cube because he unbinds neutral from ground and won't install Lightning Arrestors on 80 foot antennas  because he swears they're a scam.  
  4. Control Panel Drawings

    The new ClickPLC firmware lets you use it as RIO. It'll even make the .EDS file for you to import the whole rack of 8 modules.  
  5. VSD location in panel

    There's a big issue about where to put the intake and exhaust, which I prefer both to be powered, and usually wherever you want to put it will get blocked by where the Engineering firm on your project wants it mounted.  If it's going to be mounted side by side with other VFD cabinets (which is typical) I'd put the intake low (below the door if possible) and have a air flow tube fabricated to get the air flow close to the backplane of the enclosure or hell behind it and maybe they won't throw the 3 phase cables in the way. Place the Exhaust near the top of the door diagonally across from the intake. I've seen Eaton Pre-Engineered Drive Panels that had intake across the bottom of the front and Exhaust out the back of the top. Wherever you put it the Electricians need to be told not to run the 4/O or larger 3 phase in front of the intake or the exhaust or they will every single time.   Generally, you'll want to push air in the bottom and out the top, since heat rises and that need to GTFO.  
  6. Simple/Cheap HMI/Panel suggestions

    I find that maple systems supports this unit Kepware supports it so that'll get into just about and SCADA platform. Not sure about VTSCADA, It supports CIP using tagnames but I don't think the tag browsing would work. If you have one of these exposed on the internet I'll try it.   Looks like you can map tags to FINS addresses and use the FINS driver which VTscada does have.   ANyways, that should be enough information to get you going.
  7. upload program from HMIGXU3500

    The HMI runtime must be Downloaded with the Upload allowed bit set on or you cannot recover the project from the HMI.
  8. Maybe they prefer Lightning Damage?
  9. Simple/Cheap HMI/Panel suggestions

    It's Weintek that manufactures the maple systems HMI's  and they don't look or programming anything like the Kadet or crismon HMI's. Software is free and seems to have every driver Kepware does.
  10. VSD location in panel

    It all depends on how you shape your airflow.
  11. Convert PanelView .PBW file

    It's corrupt.
  12. Simple/Cheap HMI/Panel suggestions

    Normally, I suggest maple systems. Now either you're misusing Ether/IP in place of EIP or CIP or you are not going to find an HMI that can process an Ether/IP assembly.
  13. Ethernet IP

    Freewave bawahahahaha Their claim to 60 mile ranges make me think they are owned by flat earthers.
  14. Forward Open Response message format

    Dude over at  wrote a cip driver for his android app. Maybe he'll be up to chat about it.
  15. Ethernet IP

    It was really bad with the  net-eni's that could only handle 6 connections.