Mark Bromley

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  1. slc 500 migration

    getting ready to upgrade some 5/03 proccessors looking at staying with rockwell. current plan is to replace 5/03 processor with a 1747-AENTR ethernet adapter and run existing rack as remote io with a 5069-l310er. The current slc500 program will be converted to 5000 with the rockwell migration tool. anyone ever tried this, i am looking for someone to pick this plan apart. what i have read so far seems to make me think the program would be a good candidate for migration. 341- NT2341.RSS
  2. SLC 5/03 AND EZ3 TOUCHSCREEN

    A couple of mounths back a posted about the need to replace a no longer available panelview550. I got allot of good feedback and decided to go with a panel from EZ automation and the DH485 network protocall. Last week I installed my new EZ3 touchscreen and debugged over a couple of days, Overall I am happy with the product and the operators seam to like it (the graphics are allot bigger and in color).  I wonder if the EZ automation screen will last 17 years like the Panelview? I am down to 1 problem that i have not been able to resolve, the machines have parts counters on them that display the  number of parts produced since they where last reset. I am using C5:00.acc and so forth for the display tags and reseting with a B:3 bit. The parts counters count and reset like they should but the problem is that they do not retain the count totals when the power is turned off at the end of shift. Looking for advice on making a retenative timer
  3. SLC 5/03 AND EZ3 TOUCHSCREEN

    A couple of mounths back a posted about the need to replace a no longer available panelview550. I got allot of good feedback and decided to go with a panel from EZ automation and the DH485 network protocall. Last week I installed my new EZ3 touchscreen and debugged over a couple of days, Overall I am happy with the product and the operators seam to like it (the graphics are allot bigger and in color).  I wonder if the EZ automation screen will last 17 years like the Panelview? I am down to 1 problem that i have not been able to resolve, the machines have parts counters on them that display the  number of parts produced since they where last reset. I am using C5:00.acc and so forth for the display tags and reseting with a B:3 bit. The parts counters count and reset like they should but the problem is that they do not retain the count totals when the power is turned off at the end of shift. Looking for advice on making a retenative timer
  4. Im not sure if it would be a code violation or not, if it is I have never heard of it and i have been to several NEC code classes through the years. I personaly woudn't care if it was if you have a system that works for your plant i don't see any problem with it. The stuff stored in the enclosure is probably stuff that would be used in that enclosure, it might not be a good idea to store earplugs in a panel
  5. panelview 550 replacement

    I have around 25 panel view 550s that are currently still in use, I can no longer find a derect replacement and the membranes keep going up in price. Most of them are using the DH485 protocol and connected to 5/03 processors.I talked to my AB distributor he recommended a panelview 6 or 7 with a prosoft adapter. The quote was over 8,000$. I have been bying some of the automation derect c-more stuff for new applications but its been all done via ethernet. any suggestions?
  6. panelview 550 replacement

    I have  attached a copy of the panel builder program, There are 10 of the 550 units that would be pretty much the same and they are the ones that are most critical. The attached program is from one of these 10. I think i am leaning towards recommending that we spend the money on the allen-bradley replacements  (pv6-600). It sounds like it would take allot less resourses than connverting over to another brand of screen. Thanks 345 - MC_345F - Node 2.PVA
  7. panelview 550 replacement

    Thanks for the replys, what am I up against converting the panel builder program to factory talk? ( Im sorry i dont no the actual file extension names) ( MER.- API. ?) I read a some rockwell info and it didn't seem that bad like the program will convert and give you a list of things to clean up? Most of these machines and the ones that are most critical have no analog cards. I have a good lisense seat for factory talk and have subcribed to rockwell support. Thanks
  8. panelview 550 replacement

    The serial port is not in use exept for programming.
  9. tech connect follow up email

    I Was wondering what other people do in regards to the follow up emails that rockwell support sends out after you use your service agreement. I try and fill in all the questions and give good feedback but i have also ignored them all together and never heard anything else. For the record I am a big fan of the rockwell support it may take several calls to get a problem resolved but they have never let me down.