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  1. I am looking for ideas, info, and suggestions:  In our world of high cyber security risk, we have a common struggle of how to manage the computer software and admin policies needed to utilize that software, and the concerns of network cyber security.   For many of us (especially in larger corporations), it is a hindrance to do our jobs because of the security policies enabled by our IT teams.   What are some of the work-around things people are doing to be able to do your job with such a hankering down for security on your computers?  I  am personally going to move to running on VM on our host computers so I can get the admin rights I need, while IT can "lock down" the computers as they see fit.    
  2. Allen Bradley Panelview .PVA

    Unfortunately I do not.  The customer apparently doesn't have the source code, so I got the .PVA from the panel itself.  Is it possible save a .PBA from the panel?   I
  3. Allen Bradley Panelview .PVA

    Sorry, didn't see I had a reply back and I was moving so didn't have time to check last week.  I have attached the file.   Thank you, WASH.PVA
  4. Allen Bradley Panelview .PVA

    Is there anyone that is able to open an old panelview file and PDF me the details (screens, tags  etc)?  I have a project I am unable to open with Panelbuilder 32.  It is too old (the file, not panelbuilder 32 lol).  It is from a Panelview 600, but a .PVA file instead of a .PB.  I need to program a new HMI, but don't have any documentation.      Thanks,
  5. logix designer Installing V29 when 31 is installed

    Unfortunately the option to skip RSLinx was not available.  The box was grayed out.   I ended up uninstalling it instead (I forget what the actual program was, but it was not directly RSLinx, even though that was the issue).   After doing so, I was able to install as expected.   Somewhat goofy, as it usually isn't that difficult.      Thanks.
  6. I have a plc program that was made in Logix designer V29.  I had logix designer V28 on my computer, so I figured I'd updgrade straight to 31.  Usually it lets me choose which versions to install (if I recall, its been a while).  Anyways, I installed V31, went to open the program, and I cannot load it as I don't have V29 loaded.  I instead tried installing V29, but I am unable to install it because I have a newer version.  I tried uninstalling V31 and then installing V29, but I was still unsuccessful.  It errors at RSLinx Enterprise yet.    Anyone know the work-around?   Thanks,
  7. TIA Portal HMI Button Not working

    Yes, I actually noticed the bit about the screens being unreliable, or more precisely, not very durable.   I have 4 machines; 1 is 2 years old, the others are 1 year old, and areas of the screens are already "wearing out."  I have had to increase button sizes etc.   I am actually thinking of resorting to electro-mechanical buttons for some functions in fact, as it is so problematic.   One other oddity with the Siemens HMI is use of the CF/SD card slot.  I'd like to export data regularly, but it seams as though doing so is very cumbersome and not actually "built in" like most HMI's (need to use vb?). You have any advice on this?  Maybe some available source code/etc?  Where does that code need to reside, etc?  I am assuming on the host os of the HMI?
  8. TIA Portal HMI Button Not working

    Thanks Joe.  I haven't revisited this but I appreciate the advice.   I found the tag name database connecting the hmi tags to the plc tags in our other equipment.  That is generally the route I go now, and I just search for the tag in the dropdown.    I'm still much more familiar with Rockwell projects, but this Siemens is growing on me a bit.  Still seems cumbersome vs rockwell when writing ladder, but the HMI aspect seems a bit nicer than factorytalk view...  
  9. Hello, I have a Siemens S7-300 using Tia Portal V13.   It is connected to an ANYBUS Communicater.   The Anybus configuration became corrupted.  I reset it per a conversation with a vendor.  I need to now reset the device name, as it has been cleared out.  The Siemens sets the device name according the the device properties.  Right now I get a fault that the anybus is not reachable.   Is there a way to reset the device name?   Kris
  10. Omron NX connection to Mitsubishi PLC IEP

    Thank you much for the reply.    
  11. Hello, Has anyone over connected and configured an Omron plc via Ethernet or EIP to a Mitsubishi PLC?   Our vendor is trying to retrofit our mitsu robot system and is integrating an NX series Omron.  They only need 1 word of data each way, but are unfamiliar. Any help or resources would be appreciated.  Kris
  12. Fanuc Robot and Festo Modbus TCP/IP

    Has anyone configured a Festo Modbus device (controller) to work with a Fanuc robot?  Working with someone; they configured the robot and Festo device as expected, but the Festo Device is not seeing any I/O data from the Robot.  Both devices are un-faulted (ie, seem to be communicating as they should).  Is there an offset in the data?    This is generally a straightforward operation; at least with most devices I have worked with in the past.    Both devices have 4 words input and 4 words output.   
  13. New to Siemens

    I am in a similar boat as you AndrewG.   The basics of the siemens software isn't so much different than something like logix5000.   Navigating and finding where the functions are is not near as intuitive, from what I've found.  The integrated HMI software is pretty nice however, but again, seems to be a bit difficult to do what is normally considered mundane functions (data logging, etc).   I have also found much less response to the Siemens platform vs AB - this could be a regional issue however.   I wish I had more to offer, but I am learning as well.   
  14. Function Blocks and Data logging to CSV

    2 subjects here.   First, I am pretty new to function blocks.  I somewhat get that you can create a function block and use it in multiple places to control similar functions.  I am working on a program that someone else created.  It uses a function block to control a variety of servos.  What I don't quite understand is how it is determined what outputs to use.   The system uses profinet.   I watched a couple videos, but they really didn't explain anything....they just showed how to make a simple function block with no dialogue.    More importantly. and unrelated, I need to somehow export some data (scrap and production counts) to a CSV or via ftp to a computer.    I am using TIA Portal V13 with WinCC Comfort.    I've done similar functions in the past using Automation Direct and Proface HMI's, and they were much more intuitive than the Siemens.    Thanks,
  15. It may be a silly question, but where does one begin when looking to do a risk assessment?   I have found some general guidelines to follow when doing one, but I am looking for either a template or cheap (free) software to use to conduct a risk assessment.   I know this is an important aspect when determining machine safety etc, but it seems that, though everybody knows this, there are few resources available.