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  1. Xinjie/Mitsubishi PLC TRD/TWR

    Typically you would organize the data in the PLC and the HMI would display the data.  Each time the machine starts, then capture the real-time data and store in a register. You can also do the same thing for when the machine stops. You would then need to index your register to store the next value(s). You will need to know how big of an area you are going to need in the PLC. It appears that you are only going to store events and not do any calculation on the data. Regards, Garry  
  2. Xinjie/Mitsubishi PLC TRD/TWR

    The first thing that you will decide is exactly what you want and where? Example: Shift = 8 hours = 480 minutes = 28800 seconds  Let's assume a one second unit of measure. ON Time for Shift = 20000 seconds (Register Location?) OFF Time for Shift = 8800 seconds (Register Location?) Once the basic information is stored per shift then calculation can be made for the shift. Uptime = 69.44%   If you are looking just to log the events with time and date, then using the real-time clock would be beneficial. This can be done at specific intervals like every second or minute or just when the event occurs. Example Output Every Minute 03/13/19 09:30:00 - Machine ON - Parameters A, B, C - Widgets Made 03/13/19 09:31:00 - Machine ON - Parameters A, B, C - Widgets Made 03/13/19 09:32:00 - Machine ON - Parameters A, B, C - Widgets Made 03/13/19 09:33:00 - Machine ON - Parameters A, B, C - Widgets Made ETC. Example Output for Event of Machine ON 03/13/19 09:30:00 - Machine ON - Parameters A, B, C - Widgets Made 03/13/19 09:45:10 - Machine OFF - Parameters A, B, C - Widgets Made 03/13/19 09:47:33 - Machine ON - Parameters A, B, C - Widgets Made ETC. You must begin with the end in mind. This post may help you out. https://accautomation.ca/now-you-can-have-robust-data-logging-for-free-part-1/ Regards, Garry    
  3. reporting

    http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=54404 http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=109786 The above threads may help you out. Regards, Garry
  4. Ethercat recovery after power down

    " Modular machines or tool changers require network segments or individual nodes to be connected and disconnected during operation. EtherCAT slave controllers already include the basis for this Hot Connect feature. If a neighboring station is removed, then the port is automatically closed so the rest of the network can continue to operate without interference. Very short detection times <15µs guarantee a smooth changeover" https://www.ethercat.org/pdf/english/ETG_Brochure_EN.pdf The above may help you out. Regards, Garry
  5. Which plc is the best?

    What you want to do is to look at the PLC’s that are being used in your area. What manufacturer is the most common? What are the models that they are using? What programming language is being used? This will help to ensure that the PLC that you install, is supported both by the manufacturer and support personnel throughout its life.  Just some thoughts. Regards, Garry
  6. End code unknown

    https://aphyt.com/index.php/omron-fins-driver-in-python-3 https://github.com/Vladimirek/DPexamples The above two links may help you out.  Omron FINS library Regards, Garry
  7. Newbie - Help. on Omron Sysmac S6

    Yes, the good old days. What about the cassette tape backups! Omron FIT (Factory Intelligent Terminal) was the portable programming device. Google Pictures of the Omron FIT10 You must be at this awhile to gtsuport!  
  8. Newbie - Help. on Omron Sysmac S6

    Yes, I remember programming them before the K series arrived.  Great PLC for the time. Garry
  9. Newbie - Help. on Omron Sysmac S6

    Wow Jay  You put a lot of work into this controller! Regards, Garry
  10. Just starting out with PLCs

    Here is a free series on the Omron CP1H PLC. This will cover all of the basics. https://accautomation.ca/series/omron-plc-cp1h-series/ Here is a beginners guide to PLC programming that you might find helpful: https://accautomation.ca/programming/plc-beginners-guide/ Regards, Garry
  11. FFL problem

    +1 collinsd70 http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=58217 http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=106876 Here are a couple of threads that also deal with averaging (filtering). They may help you out. Regards. Garry
  12. Omron EIP21 and Switch to NXEIC202

    https://www.omron.com.tw/data_pdf/mnu/p656-e1-01_nx.pdf?id=3412 http://products.omron.us/Asset/SysStudio_EIP_Best_Practices_v1_0_QuickStartGuide_en_201606_P225I-E-01.pdf The above links may help you out. Regards, Garry  
  13. Training

    https://accautomation.ca/programming/plc-beginners-guide/ The above guide may help you out. Regards, Garry
  14. Sysmac HMI

    I would start with where the information is stored in the PLC. Can you monitor the location in the PLC and see the information that you want to display? Remember that the HMI is simply a reflection of the information that is currently in the PLC. Regards, Garry
  15. Barcode string parsing

    Hi Dave, Can you change the  sick barcode reader  to produce a start character sequence? This way you may be able to eliminate some the information that you need to search for in the PLC. http://www.edata.omron.com.au/eData/PLCs/CP1/W451-E1-03.pdf Look in the above manual for  '3-31 Text String Processing Instructions' This will have several instructions that you can use to search, move or compare. Regards, Garry