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  1.  I created an OPC / DDE Topic within RSLinx Classic. I then added the tag links of the data that I am wanting to print to the Excel Spreadsheet, I then wrote some script within Excel that if a certain cell equals 1 then Print the spreadsheet. Once the spreadsheet prints clear data, repopulate  with new data from the PLC and wait again for the cell to generate a 1. It works very well,  Thank You again for your help,
  2. Thank You again collinsd70, As mentioned I am now in the beginning stages of this project, the printer mentioned does not need to be the printer I use, it just happens to be on the plant floor. I have some capital to purchase needed equipment, software etc. You mentioned exporting data utilizing an OPC Server, Years ago I had a very similar project where I had purchased OPCWare for Excel, however this software is no longer compatible with Microsoft Excel 2010 and possibly not with a CompactLogix processor. (I quit reviewing when I seen it wasn't compatible with Office 2010.) Is there 'other' software available that you would recommend or have used in the past. Or maybe the question would be, how would you go about using an OPC Server as suggested ?
  3. Thank You collinsd70 for responding, My printer is an HP Laserjet P2035n  with ethernet IP
  4. Good afternoon all,   I've been tasked to print out production run data to a network printer at the end of the machine cycle. My PLC is a 1769-L33ERM CompactLogix. Any easy way of doing this, along with some sample logic would also be greatly appreciated.
  5. Concat Ascii to readable text

    Thank You Ken, this worked perfectly. I appreciate you and 'panic mode's' response to my post.  
  6. Concat Ascii to readable text

    I have been trying this for two days and am getting nowhere, My string array looks like this . . .  BCData.Data[0]  currently equals 5 When Copied to a string that string value equals '6828$r$00$00$00$00$00$00$00$00 Why is it not simply copying the 5 that is located in that element
  7. Good morning, I have an ASCII tag BCData.Data[0] thru [8] Data Type SINT. How can I combine all values into a readable text ? This is a Compactlogix processor.
  8. There's more I need to accomplish than just logging and alarming. I'm going to see if I can access the 'Master' PLC and see how it is reading data from the 3 boilers.  If I need to upgrade to a Compact Logics I will if required.   Thank You for your support Joe, I will post my findings
  9. Thanks Joe for getting back with me, If I use a RedLion, I could send tags to it from the 'Master' But how then could my 5/05 read those tags from the RedLion. Or am I misunderstanding what you are stating ? I use RedLion here at my facility for generating OEE screens on my plant floor, So those are accessible to me and have some understanding of there operation
  10.      Good morning, My company recently purchased 3 new boilers, each boiler has a 1769-L33ER processor. There is also a 'Master' PLC that reads data from each of those boilers. Being that these machines are boilers I am unable to modify the logic due to safety and liability concerns of the manufacturer. Yes, we can gain access to be able to change the logic but then we are responsible for any errors or issues that may arise.  My question is, I would like to add another PLC so that I can read tags from all of the boilers, Another 'Master' if you will. This would allow me to write logic for alarming and data collection without actually touching the proprietary programs. I currently have an  old SLC 5/05 which I would like to use, but also could upgrade if there is no way of performing this task. Communication would be over ethernet. Can this be accomplished easily, Like an HMI reading tags