jrupp82

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  1. Sequential Function Charts (SFC)

    This is the feedback I was looking for.  It seemed like SFC's would be a great tool for this, for all the reasons you mentioned.  In addition, when monitoring the program online, it provides a clear indication of where the logic is at.  I'm definitely going to forge ahead with implementing them in my programs.  I think they could be much easier to teach troubleshooting to non-programmers as we progress.  
  2. Preferred HMI with RSLogix 5000

    How does Red Lion handle Alias Tags?  And what about Program Level Tags/Parameters? As for the ClearSCADA option, that sounds a bit over my head.  I'm looking for a machine dependent solution in my HMI choice at this point in time.
  3. I'm guessing there are going to be a lot of fans for using the PanelView HMI's with RSLogix PLC's, and I understand that.  My question is whether it is the only real good choice? Currently I've been using Maple Systems HMI's with all of my systems.  It's only because it was the first that I was introduced to and became familiar with the software.  As busy as things can get, I've just stuck with using them instead of learn something new.  However, my eyes have recently been opened to some best practices in programming in RSLogix, such as Alias Tags, and UDT's, etc.  Maple Systems doesn't handle all of this stuff well, some not at all.   So are there different 3rd party HMI's that are easier/better than Maple Systems?  Is the PanelView worth the price from a plug and play standpoint?  Or is it even plug and play?  If PanelView is the best, what are my software requirements to program them?
  4. RsLogix 5000 Motion with third party

    Those are the answers I was looking for.  I've used AOI's with Kollmorgen servos before, but I was curious about another way.   So I'm guessing I know the answer to this, but in order to achieve coordinated motion control between multiple axis with the AB PLC being the Motion controller, my only real option is to use AB servos & drives as well.  Is that correct?
  5. I know that the most common programming languages are Ladder, Structured Text, and Function Block, but I'm curious how many forum members have experience with Sequential Function Charts?  I just took some Rockwell training and asked the same question there, the answer I got was that SFC's are more common in Europe. I've been playing around a bit with them, as I think they would be good for programming the Automatic Mode of a State machine.  Thoughts?  I'm curious for some Pros & Cons from other members?   Thanks!
  6. 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!
  7. 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
  8. 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!
  9. 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.
  10. 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.  
  11. 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!  :)
  12. 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!
  13. 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!
  14. 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!
  15. Controller vs Program Scoped Tags

    All of those responses make sense. Thanks for the replies! Learning & growing!