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  1. Dumb SCP numbers

    Most AB thermocouple input modules don't need any scaling, or simply need the direct reading to be divided by 10. What module is the IT2C?  If you mean the IT2I, it doesn't require any scaling at all.  If the readings are off, are you certain you are using the TBC terminal base? You need the base with the cold-junction compensation built in.
  2. Rsview 32 data display

    Is this a floating point number? Is the result actually zero? Or very very close. My first guess, is that it is something like 1.02E5 or similar, and there isn't enough room in the display to show it.  
  3. Cant install FTView Studio

    FTView, and it's install are about 100% broken.  Your best bet is to MANUALLY install SQL Express, and all of the .Net / VB libraries before starting the View installation.   Rockwell had their install scripts written by a senile raccoon with rabies (ironically, one of their top developers), so you can't expect much.  
  4. ASCII to FLOAT Extract

    What PLC?
  5. Location of project file?

    I can't imagine why you would need this, but the VBA Application property "Application.ConfigurationFileName" will give the full path to the server's project file. It won't do anything to find the client file location, but again, that is rather pointless to know.  FTView is basically just a glorified, and poorly implemented web server/dedicated browser system.  Your actual project will ALWAYS reside where Rockwell wants it.  Moving it will completely break the FT Directory and your project.
  6. Alarm and Event Banner don´t show in Runtime

    If you have installed a new version of RSLogix, er, excuse me, Studio 5000 for a new firmware processor, it will completely break alarms and events in a totally unrelated FTView installation if you ever touch it again. If you did install Logix, er, Studio, go ahead and install the exact same version on the HMI server and client computers.  No need to license it, just go through the hour long install process so it can fix the totally unrelated View installation that it broke. Or do yourself one better, and switch to ignition.
  7. Time Synchronization RSlogic 5573

    I'd suggest you just use the "Logix 5000 Clock Update Tool" to set a schedule, and sync the PLC's to a computer that updates from the GPS.  Much simpler, and no program changes required.
  8. setup cannot continue

    94 times out of 100, that error is caused by the FTView install incorrectly trying to launch an external install program. 98 times out of 100 from there, the installer it has issues with is the .Net runtime (since Rockwell calls it with incorrect installation parameters, but they are too stupid to fix the issue). First solution to try, before frustrating yourself with FactoryTalk Non-Support, is to manually install VB.Net, directly from Microsoft.  FT*^&&* version 8 probably requires .Net version 3 or 4, so install both.  Also, install IIS manually on windows, then run the FT&**^ installer again.
  9. Need help with adding module (DI,Do and 1769-HSC)

    Yes, the EP24DC is used to provide another voltage source to the devices downstream from it (to the right).  You don't want to pass too much current through the buss, so adding a separate distribution module shares the load.  You can add another if you need.  These are similar to the FPD module, which allows providing 120VAC downstream to 120VAC modules. If I recall correctly, the AENT can support up to 63 modules.  The buss limits are a maximum of 10Amps per group, so for every expected 10A load, you need an EP24DC.  Rockwell specifies (without doing a current calculation) a maximum of 13 modules between power sources, either the adapter, or EP24DC's. See Here  
  10. I have both a Hitachi, and a Tektronix, both are excellent. If you are looking on a budget, this is a great place for used/reconditioned gear. I'm older, and MUCH prefer a CRT scope to the digital ones, at least until you get into the $2500 range. If you plan on looking at high voltage (drive outputs for example), be prepared to spend some money on a decent differential isolation probe.
  11. help with NOT and OR instructions

    The XIO instruction is essentially a bitwise NOT. Branches with XIO/XIC instructions are bitwise OR's. You are thinking from a computer programming paradigm, not from discrete logic programming.
  12. Controllogix 5000 Bus Expansion

    Add another rack. Racks are linked with communication modules in each. Ethernet I/P, ControlNet, DeviceNet all work.
  13. Windows10 and Studio 5000 V26

    Have you checked Windows Event Viewer? That is the first place to look for application errors. I'm running Studio 24 on windows 10 with no issues, and Logix up to 19 with no issues. Did you try the usual uninstall/reinstall?
  14. Even if it were possible, nobody here is going to give you such a tool. Contact the vendor of the AOI, or Rockwell.
  15. PLC vs PAC

    A PAC is a PLC. Plain and simple. Time marches forward, and the power of our varioius toys increases, but the essential function remains the same. Yes, there is now integrated motion, and various languages, and multitasking, but that is only a result of better processors and cheap silicon. Going by BIN95's description, we should be calling our PC's something else today, since they are so totally unrelated to the IBM-XT running DOS. A LOT changed since moving from the 8 and 16 bit processors.