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  1. Fault Code 80

    You need a rung in your ladder program to put the devicenet module in run, download the manual from ab.com.
  2. RS Logix v. 20.04

    The firmware does not need changing in the plc when upgrading to 20.04 from 20.01 or 20.03  
  3. S7 300 capturing a short duration input

    I need to catch an input changing state which has a very short duration and I'm currently missing it due to scan time.  Is there a way in Siemens to improve the chances of catching a change by programming e.g. using something similar to a Selectable timed interrupt (STI) from the Allen-Bradley world or maybe a FAST TASK? Thanks in advance for any suggestions  
  4. GOT GS2107 List Selector

    OK thanks, I'll use a couple of momentary buttons to increment/decrement D0 in the PLC
  5. GOT GS2107 List Selector

    Hi, I'm replacing a system I did 10 years ago with Allen-Bradley with a new Mitsubishi system using a GOT hmi.  I'm basically recreating what I did previously so the operators don't have to learn something new.  In the old system I had a list selector where the operator would use arrow keys to scroll down the list of tanks (e.g. Tank A, Tank B etc etc) to select the destination tank, this would return a number to the PLC which would then open the appropriate valve for that tank.  I can't seem to find anything like that in the Mitsubishi software (GT Designer3), can it be done?
  6. Compactlogix CF card

    Can anyone tell me if its possible to modify a program, load it on to a CF card then send someone to site to swap the existing card for the new one. The processor is set to read the card on boot-up already. If it can be done what needs to get loaded onto the card? Thanks in advance
  7. Programming cable for DL330

    Can anyone advise on the programming cable for this processor, can it be read with software or does it only work with a handheld programmer. Thanksin advance
  8. Target processor shows a red X in proficy 8.5

    I've backed up two machines with Proficy ME 8.5 and both show a red X on the project name. I think this maybe due to the processors containing software written in LM90 can anyone shed some light on how to resolve this. Do I need to download from Proficy ME to resolve this?
  9. Trying to back up some 90-30 programs

    The dll files did not work on the XP machine, just to complete the thread
  10. Trying to back up some 90-30 programs

    I have applied the patch but not tried it, the windows 95 machine worked fine with v9.02 so the immediate panic is over for now as I have the programs backed up. I'll try the xp machine tomorrow as the windows 95 machine will probably pack in next! I'll feedback if it works or not. I'll be checking out costs for the latest software as well.
  11. Trying to back up some 90-30 programs

    Thanks for the reply, it seems my problem is related to this previous post: http://forums.mrplc.com/index.php?showtopic=6827 I am using V9.02 though so not sure if these will dll files will help my situation. I am going to try an old win95 laptop running v9.02 and see what happens.
  12. Trying to back up some 90-30 programs

    I have 3 systems to back up the programs on. I have a windows xp sp 3 laptop with real serial port and I'm running LM90 not sure of the version but sure its 9. something. I've connected to all 3 machines and attempted to LOAD FROM PLC TO PROGRAMMER, all 3 come back with the following after 30 seconds or so: (S43) Communicaton failed or I've seen: Error during load; program folder incomplete. Must reload or restore logic I'm not sure if the programs are security protected to prevent an upload or some other issue if someone could shed some light on this? The next question is that each system has 3 PLC's. Do they all need connecting to and an upload done for each? Final question is there is a coprocessor in the main plc rack, does it's program get uploaded with the main plc (when I can get that to work!) or does it need a separate upload? Thanks in advance
  13. Armorblock Power Connector

    I'm currently doing a project with 1732 armorblock and struggling with the power connectors, it looks like I will need to buy T taps and 2m cables which will all need coiling up neatly. I should have selected the units with a power in and power out port but I'm stuck with the single port now unfortunately. Has anyone made up their own cables for this, and found the 4 pin mini connectors online? Some of my connections will be quite short so I don't want to have loops of cable everywhere.
  14. PLC-2 controller

    report attached REPORT.txt
  15. PanelView Visibility Animation Delay

    Check your screen update rate, right click the display and look at it's properties, the standard setting is quite slow, set it to 0.1s and see how it performs.