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  1. Simatic HMI

    You have to set limit in tag. As exemple, in Portal, go to HMI tags folder, then select a tag, goto properties --> range. You can set a constant or tag as limit. Numeric entry doesn't have limit, tag does.
  2. please guide me how to import tags from rsview32 to rslogix 5000 as an input for softlogix controller

  3. S7-1200 PID compact min process value

    Thanks Ross I really appreciate your help. I didn't see Substitute output value field because my plc firmware is v3.0 and that firmware cannot use PID v2. I'll upgrade firmware and try with PID v2. regards
  4. S7-1200 PID compact min process value

    first thanks for answer. Could you please tell me where you enter "Reaction to error - Substitute output value". regards
  5. PID S7-1200 can't enable.

    Clic on upper right icon (see picture). You need to start the pid controller >(picture Start PID). For have the pid compact start at powerup check enable last mode (picture start at power up) You can detect pid controller mode in your program and change it. I usually use manual config and force run auto or manual, this way I never get a stopped pid controller. (picture mode detect)
  6. PLC and HMI access remotely

    I agree with Nova5 VPN is is definitely the best solution. However, I strongly suggest eWon VPN router. It have a built-in serial/ethernet or PROFIBus/ethernet Gateway usefull for Siemens 2DP plc. IT doesn't need to be involve in the vpn, eWon use outgoing connection - see video on eWon web site. I have about 20 eWon in Canada/US all work fine, device is really easy to use.
  7. Hi, I use PID_Compact instruction to control a MM440 drive speed. I would like to set a min output value of this instruction as I can do with S7-300 serie. Please don't tell me I can use min drive speed...I know that! I want to have a min speed set in pid instruction. Pid config screen seems the place to do that but when I enter a value greater than 0 in Advanced settings -> Output value limits, I got a red X and portal says Enter a value between -100.0 and 0.0 I can't beleive we can't do that simple thing! Any idea? The only workaround I've found is to write my min speed to my output tag if it is less than min speed. It works but PID take a long time to react when it increase the speed from 0. i.e. output tag is set at 50%(min speed) nothing is changed while pid increase speed from 0 to 50%.
  8. I need to track our control panel (gps or something similar). Any advise, part, manufacturer? I do have internet in the cabinet. thanks
  9. How to connect CP1L USB

    No modem, driver seem to be at good place
  10. How to connect CP1L USB

    I need to download/upload program to a CP1L-M30DT1-D. When I plug plc window detect driver and install it, at the end of the installation I got CODE10. Then OMRON SYSMAC PLC appear in device manager but when I try to do an upload, I got Failed to connect with plc message. OS: VMware with WinXP Pro SP3 I also try it on Win7 Pro x32 CxProgrammer: 9.52 I guess the step for connect to this plc is: - select Auto Online - Direct Online - USB connection - [CONNECT] Do I miss something *note that the plc is not new and I'm not 100% sure it work. However, I can see Power and run light ON (green) and an output is flashing (because of the program). Thanks for read
  11. maximum speed is the max speed the drive can run the motor. As example, if you are using a 0-10Vdc to control drive speed, drive will run at speed set in "max speed" while speed ref voltage is 10Vdc.
  12. VPN vs RDP

    I have many plc connected with vpn in US and Canada. I strongly suggest eWon Cosy 141 for all beginner. It's easy to use you setup a vpn in less than 10 step. This vpn device as a DF1 to Ethernet I/P built-in, the serial port could be used for many other protocol as well. This is very usefull to connect a drive with no ethernet connection to the vpn. This vpn use an outgoing connection so there is no firewall issue.
  13. The best virtualization software?

    I tried both virtualbox and VMware and I definitivly recommend VMware. Virtualbox have few issue with serial port.
  14. SIMATIC ET 200SP, IM 155-6PN HF problem

    You need to check what is the error in the diag buffer
  15. Comfort Panel Remote Desktop Protocol?

    Siemens HMI already have this feature in confort panel, you need to buy Sm@rt server licence. See more info at page 4/32 in catalog in attachment. Pages from _HMI catalog st80_e 2012.pdf