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  1. A question I've been curious about lately is if the Motion Commands within Logix 5000 could be used to control third party motors and drives?  Or are these commands exclusive to the control of AB motor/drive setups?  I've never used either of the setups I'm asking about, but as I learn more about the Logix platform, I'm curious what all I can do. Thanks!
  2. Modbus TCP Slave

    I was wondering if I could ask for some help from a Forum user here?  I'm trying to setup a Modbus TCP Slave connection on my L24ER to talk back and forth to a Rethink Robotics Baxter robot.  From all of my research to this point, it seems that the controller is capable of creating the connection through the use of some Ladder logic that Rockwell has already developed (in the attached file).  The question I was wondering is if someone could open this in their RSLogix and change the controller to a CompactLogix platform?  The version of RSLogix that I have does not open ControlLogix configured programs (1756 controllers), so to get my hands on this code, I need to have it saved for a 1769 controller.  Can anyone hook me up? Thanks...Josh ModbusTCP_Slave_R102.ACD
  3. I am interested to get opinions on everyone's choice of 24VDC power supplies when building new machines.  I have tried several different brands and really have no loyalty or favorite at this point.  A lot of times I'll simply choose by the main vendor I'm dealing with on the project and what they might offer.  But I was curious what brand others are choosing and why? Thanks!
  4. Turck BL67 vs Murr Cube67 - Which one?!?!

    Last week I chose to use the Turck system for my IO needs.  In the end I felt like not only would they be a cleaner installation from a form factor standpoint, but I feel like they may be easier to integrate on my machine.   I plan to provide some updates to this link so there is a bit of information on the forum on how it goes.  Maybe it can help someone else to decide and or integrate a similar system of their own.
  5. Turck BL67 vs Murr Cube67 - Which one?!?!

    Ken, you mentioned switching to B&R, what is that?  I do understand that there is a benefit with a straight A/B system, there would be no integration.  But I'm in need of a remote solution, so that's why I started looking.  I'm guessing A/B has a remote IO product line, but I'm kind of in the boat of your coworker, I'm trying to save a few bucks.  
  6. Turck BL67 vs Murr Cube67 - Which one?!?!

    You mean from a remote I/O standpoint?  From my research and talking with my vendors either of these are easy Integrations.  But then again that is why I have come to the group for questions!  :)
  7. Hi all,I'm new to the use of remote IO and have two different vendors that I'm very comfortable in my area, one who reps Murr, and the other Turck. To date, I have been using the Turck products exclusively, but mainly connectivity and some junction blocks & prox sensors they offer. I've been very happy with the products so far, so I would like to use the Turck stuff for those reasons. However, my Murr guy quoted my his Cube 67 products for the system I had laid out using the BL67 solution, and for starters, his pricing for a similar system was over 30% less than the Turck solution. There are other details to the Murr solution that would be nice, where using the block setup from the Murr stuff would be beneficial for some of my outlying IO.Anyhow, my main question about this topic is to get some experienced feedback from any users on here. I wasn't sure if anyone had experience with the products or not, and I thought I would ask. Last thing to mention is that I would be using this on an Allen Bradley Ethernet/IP system. Thanks in advance!
  8. Timestamp in RSLogix 5000

    Nevermind, I did some more searching on the site and figured it out! Great site, great tool, much appreciative of you all sharing your lifetime of knowledge with newbies such as myself! Thanks!
  9. Timestamp in RSLogix 5000

    This is probably a simple question, but how can I grab a timestamp in my Ladder Logic (or other program structure even) for different points in my process? In particular, I'm looking to add a timestamp to the occurrence of some machine "faults" that I have built in. I have simple counters on the faults right now, to let me know how many times they are occurring on a shift, but timestamps sure would be sweet!
  10. Controller vs Program Scoped Tags

    All of those responses make sense. Thanks for the replies! Learning & growing!
  11. Big question that I am happening across in fine tuning a new program I have written in RSLogix 5000 (BTW, this is the first AB project I have ever written). I am going back in my program and re-writing some of code to simplify my machine, and also gain some more functionality out of it. As I work through this process, I come to the point where I am re-creating originally scoped Program Tags into Controller Tags so I can access them throughout the project. As I'm doing this, I'm wondering, why would I even use Program Tags in the first place? Shouldn't I just make everything a Controller Tag? I am a Machine Builder, have not created any data collection or anything like that to this point. Because I did read where Program Level tags can provide a little level of security in that regard. Don't know if that's a good reason, or if there is more, but I thought I would ask the question.
  12. I have come across that training, and keep going back and forth as to whether it would be a fit or not. Coming from an ME background, I'm sure there are many gaps that could be filled in a training like that. On the other hand, I've been programming for a little while as well, so I want to make sure there would be enough information for me. It might be worth just getting in touch with them and having this discussion.
  13. Tray Loading Queue Help

    I believe I understand your concept. You're saying to basically skip the FIFO tools and create a simple "pointer" to identify the defined tray stack within the array that is coming next? Basically creating my own FIFO tool without the A/B canned one. That sounds simple enough. I think from the AOI standpoint, it may be beneficial to use this to run the code which takes the tray information and calculates my corresponding robot positions, then MOV those values into the robot AOI's. I think I have a plan, now to try to write some code and test it out. Thanks...Josh
  14. Tray Loading Queue Help

    I have never made my own AOI's, but I have used them. I assume its not too difficult, just create the ladder to do the work, and then call the AOI as needed. So, if I create an AOI to handle loading the new stack information into place, could/should I then use plant that information into a FIFO (FFL/FFU) to handle the queue portion? Or would you recommend just storing in an array on my own and just move them up the line as they called into the Unstacking Station?
  15. Ok panic mode, so I think I've started to understand most of those things you mentioned. I utilized small programs to control portions of the machine individually, and then had them talk to each other when necessary. The above is the additional nuts and bolts that I want to understand. Because I haven't run across some of this stuff before being an ME, some of the concepts are not straight forward for me to understand when reading them straight from the manual. I was wondering if there was any "reads" out there that put some more examples to tools like you mentioned, that would make it a little easier to learn. I'm really getting into the Controls side of Machine Design, and gaining a deeper knowledge and understanding of the tools available is on the top of my To-do List. Thanks!