TigerLily

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  1. I am beginning my first project with the newer NX platform and am a little confused by the description in the manual vs what is actually in the sysmac setup.  The manual makes it sound like you can adjust the range settings for the card, but I don't see any where to do it in the setup.  I also don't know what the Index and sub-index columns mean, so I am wondering if this is a back door to access the range settings? 
  2. Subtracing Date and Time

    Thank you Jay!  I just had to do the same thing for one of my projects so happy to share!!
  3. Subtracing Date and Time

    If you can use Structured text this should work: (*I USED THE SAME TIME STAMP VARIABLES IN THE EQUATIONS BELOW WHICH ARE JUST THE PLC CLOCK ADDRESS IN MY PROGRAM, BUT THE 1 AND 2 LINES SHOULD BE YOUR TWO DIFFERENT TIME STAMP VARIABLE SETS, YOU COULD ALSO INCLUDE THE MONTH AND YEAR IN THE SAME MANNER IF NEEDED*) UINT_DAY1:=STRING_TO_UINT(LEFT((WORD_TO_STRING(CLOCK_DD_HH)),2)); UINT_DAY2:= STRING_TO_UINT(LEFT((WORD_TO_STRING(CLOCK_DD_HH)),2)); (*SUBTRACT THE TWO VALUES FOR YOUR DAYS REMAINING RESULT*) UINT_HH1:= STRING_TO_UINT(RIGHT((WORD_TO_STRING(CLOCK_DD_HH)),2)); UINT_HH2:= STRING_TO_UINT(RIGHT((WORD_TO_STRING(CLOCK_DD_HH)),2)); (*SUBTRACT THE TWO VALUES FOR YOUR HOURS REMAINING RESULT*) UINT_MM1:=STRING_TO_UINT(LEFT((WORD_TO_STRING(CLOCK_MM_SS)),2)); UINT_MM2:= STRING_TO_UINT(LEFT((WORD_TO_STRING(CLOCK_MM_SS)),2)); (*SUBTRACT THE TWO VALUES FOR YOUR MINUTES REMAINING RESULT*) UINT_SS1:= STRING_TO_UINT(RIGHT((WORD_TO_STRING(CLOCK_MM_SS)),2)); UINT_SS2:= STRING_TO_UINT(RIGHT((WORD_TO_STRING(CLOCK_MM_SS)),2)); (*SUBTRACT THE TWO VALUES FOR YOUR SECONDS REMAINING RESULT*) I am not sure it is the best or cleanest way to do it, but it will work!
  4. Hello! Just wondering if any one has any experience with the Velocio PLCs, they look like a perfect fit for an application I am developing where we need something extremely small; but I am reluctant to specify them into a product line because I don't really know much about them or the company. I am hoping someone here has had some good experience with them they can share as a testimonial!  Any info about the PLCs reliability would be greatly appreciated.   Thank you!!!
  5. I recently had an issue where a system shipped to a customer's site with a mismatch between the IP address loaded into the CJ1W-ETN21 card and the node dials on the card itself.  We had been testing the settings of the card by pinging the address and had assumed if the node dials were wrong we would not be able to ping the card.  As we just found out that is not the case! Both our quality department and our customer's end user were able to ping the Ethernet card, but the end user could not establish FINS communications because the node dials were not correctly set. Is there a way to test that the dials are correctly set?    Thank you!!!
  6. FINS/UDP Help to a Siemens System

    FINS UDP Server S7-300_400.pdf Omron to Siemens using FINS UDP.docx Send_Befehl OMRON.pdf
  7. FINS/UDP Help to a Siemens System

    I think that will be okay for me at least if they don't respond, I don't know if it will cause issues with the command...our equipment is communicating to their Central Monitoring system which is the Siemens so all I need to do is send them our system status and some analog readings...its 320 words worth, but still just need to send/output from the Omron PLC to them.  I was able to get the information that they were given here in Europe...the two PDF files are directly from Omron and the word file is from another vendor who successfully implemented the communications. I will try to upload them in another post...  
  8. FINS/UDP Help to a Siemens System

    My customer had a "how-to" email from Omron here in Germany detailing what to do...I just could not understand all of it because it was in German, (I am trying to get a copy of this so I can share it with you).  On my end (the Omron CJ2M-CPU35) it just had some setup for a SEND command and then the execution of the command and some error checking.  I programmed it in the way they showed it on the sheet but I think some of the settings they had may not have matched my configuration...I was also worried it would interfere with my Ethernet IP network.  
  9. I am trying to use FINS/UDP network to communicate with a Siemens device (at a customers site over seas from my home office), today I attempted to set up a SEND command based on information my customer received from a local Omron representative but had no luck.  I feel like I am missing something in a setting somewhere, does anyone have experience doing this?  I am using a CJ2M-CPU35's built in Ethernet IP port which is also communicating to 5 other Omron devices over Ethernet IP, so I am wondering if there is an issue having both networks. Thank you!
  10. I have an existing project that I have used the smart active parts for (and they worked great), I copied this existing project to create a new one but the communications changed from Serial to Ethernet IP...so I used the replace host feature to convert the serial comms to Ethernet IP, now I am not able to get the SAPs working, I edited all of the destination network and node addresses but only the CPU Unit Status display cycle time and clock information appear to be working.  Do they not work correctly over Ethernet IP or am I missing something?  I was not able to find very much on setting up Ethernet communications with the smart active parts so I don't want to spend a lot of time on it if it is not possible...   Thank you!!
  11. CHANGING IP ADDRESS IN THE LADDER?

    They do not have the CX-One or CX-Programmer software, is there a separate utility just for the IO table that we can provide them?  I am in NY and they are in CA...
  12. I READ IN THE MANUAL FOR THE CJ2M-CPU34 THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO CHANGE THE IP ADDRESS BY WRITING TO D30098 AND D30099 (MY DEVICE IS UNIT 0).  I TRIED TO DO THIS ON A TEST PLC BUT AM NOT HAVING ANY LUCK... I WROTE MY IP ADDRESS #C0A8 TO D30098 AND #0E30 TO D30099 (IP ADDRESS 192.168.14.48) WITH THE CPU IN PROGRAM MODE, I SET THE RESET BIT (A501.00) TO TURN ON ON THE TRAILING EDGE OF THE FIRST SCAN BIT, I CAN TELL THE CARD RESETS BECAUSE I AM CONNECTED VIA ETHERNET AND I GET DISCONNECTED, BUT THE IP ADDRESS DOES NOT CHANGE.  IS THERE ANY WAY TO CHANGE THE IP ADDRESS WITHOUT CX-PROGRAMMER?  I NEED TO GET A SOLUTION TO MY CUSTOMER TONIGHT AND MY SUPERVISORS DO NOT WANT TO RELEASE OUR DEVELOPMENT CODE TO THE END USER.   THANK YOU!!!
  13. PCS7 with S7-410 for Dummies

    Thank you!!
  14. PCS7 with S7-410 for Dummies

    I just need to understand a little bit more about the PCS7 architecture, if someone could point me to a document or a video or something, or just give me a few sentences to break it down it would be greatly appreciated. The reason being, we have a quote that we are working on for a customer over seas and are being told to quote our equipment with an S7-410 PLC.  I am very unfamiliar with Siemens in general, but completely unfamiliar with the PCS7. Our equipment is typically if not almost always stand alone equipment that communicates discretely to the rest of the facility.  Our equipment is not part of a process line, but rather feeds the process line equipment what it needs to perform its operation. I have been led to believe that the S7-410 PLC must be part of a DCS, so it does not seem like the correct fit for our equipment.  I just want to confirm this and learn a little bit more so I can explain to our sales folks and ultimately the end user why it is the wrong option for us and our type of equipment.   Thank you!!! Heather  
  15. Ok, we got it now, the fonts looked good in CX-Designer, but when we ran the program in simulator they did not look like they did in CX-Designer.  We realized all the systems we were having issues with were Version 8.2 in CX-Designer, we converted them to version 8.9 and that did the trick.   Thank you!!!