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  1. +1 drforsythe Very good answer. Another question is how they are investing in the IIoT. MQTT? Regards, Garry
  2. Ethernet Information

    I would look at AdvancedHMI. https://www.advancedhmi.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2 What is AdvancedHMI? Free software that will run on a windows PC and communicate to your PLC. The drivers have been written for AB PLCs. See the link below for a demo on connecting. The package was written in VB.net and runs on Visual Studio. It is then very easy to connect and update a database. https://www.advancedhmi.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=14&chapter=0 Regards, Garry
  3. Trouble connecting from PC to CP1H-XA

    +1 Bits N Bytes Are you using a USB to Serial from the computer and then the cable into the PLC? If so then not all USB to serial cables will work. I have had success with the Ugreen cable. https://www.ugreen.com.cn/products/usb-2-0-to-rs232-serial-cable?variant=15398911737901 https://accautomation.ca/omron-cp1h-establish-communication/ This link will take you through the process of communicating serially to the CP1H. (RS485) It will be similar.  Regards, Garry
  4. Cable Number/Color Pin-Out —GT10-C10R4-8P/GT21-C10R4-8P5

    http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?p=720403 The above thread may help you out. Regards, Garry
  5. Scaling Anolog Output 1769-OF4CI/A

    http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=23652 http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=102368 https://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/um/1769-um014_-en-p.pdf The above threads may help you out. Regards, Garry
  6. D memory data not moving into instructions

    +1 gtsuport If you are entering data via a communication program like AdvancedHMI, the PLC must be in Monitor mode and not Run. Regards, Garry
  7. CX-Programmer will not open

    Hi Evan, I have not seen this before with CX-Programmer, but I have with other programs. Call up the windows task manager. Then select Applications. If you right-click on the CX-Programmer and select maximize the application should then be seen.  Let us know how you make out. Regards, Garry 
  8. ~4 Line LED display over ethernet/ip recommendations

    https://cdn.automationdirect.com/static/specs/viewmarq4line.pdf The above will support Modbus TCP through the ethernet port. You could also look at an EA9-RHMI unit. An HDMI cable would attach to a large screen TV monitor. This would come in under your budget price and give a good display inside the plant. https://www.automationdirect.com/c-more/headless-hmi I hope this helps you out. Regards, Garry
  9. It will not matter if you connect the common point to 0V or 24VDC. https://accautomation.ca/wiring-3-wire-dc-npn-and-pnp-sensors/ Regards, Garry
  10. Conversion CQM1H -> CJ2M

    Hi Jeroen, Is it possible that the Mov(021) #9 D1 was actually @Mov(021) #9 D1?  The difference is the differentiate up which means a one-shot on the move. Just a thought. Regards, Garry
  11. NA Alarm Popup Location & Size

    https://assets.omron.eu/downloads/manual/en/v118_na_series_programmable_terminal_software_users_manual_en.pdf I assume this is an Omron NA Series HMI. What about using popup pages instead of the alarms. It looks like you have more flexibility in the display. Just a thought. Regards, Garry
  12. Raspberry Python FX3U

    How about using AdvancedHMI. This will communicate to your FX3U using Modbus. https://dl.mitsubishielectric.com/dl/fa/document/manual/plc_fx/jy997d26201/jy997d26201g.pdf https://www.advancedhmi.com/index.php?main_page=page&id=14&chapter=0 Here is how to load AdvancedHMI on the Rasberry Pi https://www.advancedhmi.com/forum/index.php?topic=666.0   I hope this helps you out. Regards, Garry    
  13. NJ-PLC EtherCAT "Minor Error" issue

    https://assets.omron.eu/downloads/manual/en/v2/w505_nx_nj-series_cpu_unit_built-in_ethercat_port_users_manual_en.pdf There is an instruction to reset the error. ( ResetECError) Please refer to page 6-27 of the above manual. I hope this will help you out. Regards, Garry
  14. Yes, you can find PLCs that will work with several universal protocols.  As mentioned the Click PLC would be the least investment. It can be read from Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP (Ethernet), Modbus RTU (Serial) or any customized Serial communication. It can use Modbus TCP and Modbus RTU as masters to read information from other controllers. https://accautomation.ca/modbus-rtu-click-plc-master-to-brx-plc-slave-communication/ https://accautomation.ca/click-plc-send-and-receive-instructions/ The BRX PLC (Do-More) also has the above protocols that you can read, but it can also be used to collect data from Ethernet IP, Modbus TCP, Modbus RTU, and MQTT. https://accautomation.ca/brx-plc-serial-communication-modbus-rtu-to-solo-process-temperature-controller/ https://accautomation.ca/modbus-rtu-brx-plc-master-to-click-plc-slave-communication/ https://accautomation.ca/brx-do-more-simulator-mqtt-publish-subscribe/ https://accautomation.ca/brx-do-more-plc-mqtt-communications/ It depends on what you want to communicate and the protocols you want to support. Regards, Garry
  15. http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=103924 http://www.plctalk.net/qanda/showthread.php?t=53390 The above threads may help you out. Regards, Garry