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  1. Communication: PV +600 to SLC 5/03

    Thanks, that gives me information to look into for when the time comes. Unfortunately I don't have the luxury of being in charge of the budget. I can, and do make suggestions.
  2. Communication: PV +600 to SLC 5/03

    Interesting... So that means if I have another Panelview 550 die and have to upgrade to a 7 then my SLC 5/03 can't talk to it? My only option is to upgrade the PLC also?
  3. Communication: PV +600 to SLC 5/03

    That is good to know Ken, I do know we use those 1761-NET-AIC converters in several other areas of the plant.. I will eventually learn about those whenever it eventually fails.
  4. Communication: PV +600 to SLC 5/03

    Thanks for insight Joe, I was able to get it working this morning. You are right about the View Studio shortcut being tricky. I had some confusion for a moment because I had copied the design (local) communication to the runtime (target) and the COM Ports were different.
  5. Communication: PV +600 to SLC 5/03

    Yea I haven't made it that far, been a busy day with other break downs. I'm running into another issue now with the converted file, I notice the resolution is messed up for the diagnostics screen so it's not readable. It's very small, when I was going though the migration procedure I selected to scale the graphics and the correct resolution of 320x240 for the PV+600..
  6. Communication: PV +600 to SLC 5/03

    The PV 550 is 2711-K5A2x. The CH 0 is DF1, 19.2 k, etc on the SLC 5/03. It seems like it should work. I'm just running into scaling issues with the converted application it seems, trying that again. So I haven't had a chance to try the comms.
  7. I'm upgrading from a Panelview 550 to a Panelview Plus 600, I already have the HMI files converted. The PLC is a SLC 5/03. I found this post, I am wonder if there is other options besides using a 2711P-RN3. A quick Google seems like it's obsolete, but I am waiting to hear back from a sales guy. I am wondering if I should be able to use the rs-232 serial port DF1 full duplex.  
  8. Unclear on OTE OTU instructions used together

    It's been running for 16 years, however I don't think it uses that logic. According to the people who use the equipment regularly that belt always runs, only the main disconnect stops it. If I'm understanding everything, rung 68 doesn't have a purpose? Maybe it is an unfinished feature. The reason I am worried about it is because I'm tasked with adding a condition that would stop the belt.. So the OTU not really doing anything would make my life easier. The N15:101 integer of 3 is some sort of recipe value, it doesn't change for our usage.
  9. Unclear on OTE OTU instructions used together

    Yea Michael, the OTU and OTE are both enabled by the same N file. If I can import this picture correctly. Joe, in the image there is only two references to the output bit. My confusion is why the OTU instruction is even necessary, if there is no OTL instruction to latch in the first place. My understanding is if the value in the N file isn't equal to 3/4 it would disable the bit?  
  10. RSLogix 500/ SLC-500 I have this program where an OTU instruction unlatches a bit that's addressed to a VFD's emergency shutdown over devicenet. The next rung uses a OTE instruction to energize that same bit. I'm having trouble understanding if those are suppose to work together, and I can't seem to Google the right words. My background is DeltaV, I'm new to PLCs. Unfortunately I'm not able to test the program, I just expected to see a latching and unlatching pair.
  11. Thanks for the added tips Joe.
  12. I'm not clear on this step, I don't see those options in FTView or RSLogix 500. This sounds like my issue then... edit: Oh, I see my mistake now. Thank you so much for both your help. The device shortcut had to be named cpu4 because the diagnostics/error log at the bottom of FTView was spitting out some message about not being able to find [cpu4]::N7. This is all new to me, I won't be forgetting this!
  13. Does the device shortcut name matter, I'm not clear its purpose? I have right-clicked on the Ethernet driver and added a device with IP in both the local and runtime tabs. And clicked apply to the previously mentioned device shortcut. I just noticed that if I make a 2nd Ethernet driver, it auto-populates with a lot of our equipment IPs. Except for the SLC that I am looking for, which I have verified again is active. As a side note, what version of windows is your virtual machine with FT View Studio. I have a laptop running Windows 7 64-bit which only lets me import a PanelBuilder 32 into FT View if I remote desktop into the W7 64-bit machine via my main W10 machine. I think it is because FT View maybe running in 32-bit mode over a remote desktop connection...
  14. SLC 5/05 CPU 1747-l552 32k
  15. Is there anything that I need to configure seperately in RSLinx Classic then? I have added the ethernet drive with the correct IP address to the PLC but I am still not able to connect when testing the converted HMI. I don't have something configured properly, but I can't figure out what. I can ping the IP, it is valid. I have RSLinx Enterprise drivers setup in both the Design (Local) and Runtime (Target) tabs.