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  1. Hi Guys, who knows about the new Software FactoryTalk Network Manager? I am trying to get the connection with a stratix 5700 but no success. I think i do not know how to really configure the network Manager so that it sees the switch. Now just for the test i have a LAN cable from switch (any port) to the host PC where Network Manager is installed; the IP of the PC is in the same range like the switch. Any ideas? thank you
  2. GE ENET station manager

    HiI am just starting out at a new job full of GE systems.I have a IC695ETM001 ethernet card which has a RS232 port for Station manager access.I can currently see some info (such as IP, firmware version etc.) from the card when I connect with Putty and cycle the power but I cannot send commands to the card. I've tried Putty, hyper-terminal and a standalone Station manager terminal from GE but nothing works.Anyone know whether I'm missing something?
  3. TIA Portal for beginners

    If you learn more quickly after watching videos about PLC like reading the literature without example, then these videos can help you if you are a complete beginner. Enjoy it  (If this is against the rules of this site then sorry for spam  )   PLC:   1. How to create project in TIA Portal   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgUBs7nrNmq5ManYyQ-hvKK       2. Program blocks   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbhlni7Uw9-lfs8UIykpuubF       3. Bit logic operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbitdaKvFJv9WZEOj7VrMf_0       4. Timer operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbiaWQL8lXja1_Kd1z-jeDXr       5. Counter operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgfyg2dwDiR7xzsaXtdI9xo       6. Comparator operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgs-WgOvePyRUKgnDBK-qfx       7. Math operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgInRxxraaX6RG5LUS8gcpM       8. Move operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjQQEXr_bhzjKvNCjBeS1Zw       9. Conversion operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjsjfMUtVn3QQ6MJM7cBpTW       10. Program control operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgFtnxDkNZ7Amps67nr-KHX       11. Word logic operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbh6bGa9bgy6cJhVi-RhF0gH       12. Shift and rotate instructions   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbhlUnK9ECCKUccqt91Qsw6e   HMI:   1.       Beginning with HMI devices   https://youtu.be/EF4Qprf0Mn8   2.       Basic work with screens   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgPAApJCAGcPZOHViTAT9C1   3.       Basic screen objects           4.    Elements objects   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgOSznFb03Rr_St-2WFcygo         5.       HMI Alarms   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbi_V7XENgupV7HFjOJI7Yes   6.       User administration   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgDP9dfAOkW3eodC5aH0kmR         7.       Scheduled tasks   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjsaMlovHL2BDrju8kKgkZi     OTHER: Siemens PLC - Hardware configuration (SIMATIC S7-300) https://youtu.be/WVkAGKsxftw     Siemens HMI/PLC - communication (Basic Example) https://youtu.be/AcN50TShHgY   Siemens PLC - Firmware upgrade/downgrade via TIA Portal https://youtu.be/qEsS7RR7QIw   Siemens HMI/PLC - Recipes (Basic Example 1/2) https://youtu.be/wLmH-QT3T9U   Siemens HMI/PLC - Recipes (Basic Example 2/2) https://youtu.be/_2K6l7dYuqY   Siemens PLC - Upload program from PLC to TIA portal (PC) https://youtu.be/igw-4CxjnLw   Siemens PLC - Add and install GSD file in TIA Portal https://youtu.be/LJKUzv3Zykw   Siemens PLC - Activate and work with Web Server in TIA Portal (Part 1/2) https://youtu.be/WCpiej4S8-U   Siemens PLC - Activate and work with Web Server in TIA Portal (Part 2/2) https://youtu.be/xl4pxLK0CDY   Siemens PLC - Scaling/Converting Analog Input/Output (0-20mA to 4-20mA and vice versa) https://youtu.be/BOjFlhAwO0k   Siemens HMI/PLC - Linear scaling of HMI Tag (PLC/HMI tag scaling) https://youtu.be/XBUknb3JDfE   Siemens HMI - Changing of Date/Time format (12/24 hours format) https://youtu.be/bCVKFrLwzWA   Siemens PLC - Configuring and commissioning of SIRIUS ACT (PROFINET IO) https://youtu.be/yIW6kta34_s   and more...      
  4. Hello All I am new to Mitsibishi servodrive, i am using a Beckhoff PLC TwinCAT3  and MR-J4-TM servo drive from mitsubishi , i connected the servo to the NTwinCAT using etherCAT. I was able to write a program where i was able to activate the servo from the TwinCAT using the mc_Power instruction . My question is , i am not able to run the servo using the mc_movevelocity and mc_moverelative . Do any one have any suggestion to how to go from here .. datei_Mr-J4-TM_TwinCat_EtherCAT.pdf
  5. Hi all,  At my work, we are unfortunately still using GX IEC Developer 7.04. All of a sudden I can no longer open any project at all with my GX IEC Developer. I can start the program just fine, but as soon as I choose a project to open I get "cannot initialize communication manager". And after this, I get another 2 "cannot restore parameter file. param.tmp not found" and "cannot restore transfer setup file! cnct.tmp not found!". Doesn't matter which project. And I have opened these earlier with no problem for years. I have tried reinstalling ALL Mitsubishi software on my PC. And restarting PC. I can't find a link to any other changes I have done on my PC either... Does anyone have any idea how to solve this? Best
  6. Helo All, Thanks for your support on my previous quiry. Iam now facing an issue with rotation animation of a motor in factory talk view. I have a screen containing 5 motors and good number of numerical displays. Numerical displays need to be updated just every seconds ,so i changed screen updation rate in SCADA as 1, changing so decreased my motor rotation speed. so do i have any other option to change motor animation fast keeping numerical display screen updation rate as 1 second?? i have used the tag  syste/blinkfast  
  7. Gt designer2

    Good day everyone, i would like to ask for help in GT designer 2, i have an error of "font manager Error" when i run the program and i am using it to access F940GOT an old model of HMI, if there is another program that i can access F940GOT then can you kindly give me a link. thank you in advance  
  8. Hello, The program I'm working on, which was written by another professional who does not work in the company anymore. My doubts lie in the programming language itself, namely IEC-61131-3 (ST). In a section of the program (PRG) code, a BOOL variable appears without any assignment or evaluation, only itself followed by a semicolon, as this: PLC_Ok; I did not understand what the purpose of this, could anyone give an insight ? Thanks in advance.
  9. Hello everybody, I want to make controll system. I have a problem with a choice and costs. Allen bradley distributor sent me £10k proposition(I've bee expected 15% of that money:D) This is my specs: -10 Analog inputs [0-10V] -7 Digital inputs [24V] -1 Analog input [4-20mA] -19 PT100 inputs -5 Analog outputs  [0-10V] -9 Digital outputs  [24V] Maybe you have an advices for a components?
  10. I’m working on a project in twincat 3 from Beckhoff in which I made a Global variables list, a function block and a visualisation. When I call the FB in the program I made and add some of the Global variables to this FB, I can’t control them in any way. Nor in the visualisation, nor in my program itself. What do I have to do to make these Global variables work? 
  11. Panel view 1250 touch AB

    Hello. Anyone ever seen a button disappear on an hmi. This button is to unlock set values to be adjusted. All I done was restart the panel and it will not show up now. A little lock shows up where the button would he
  12. I have a configured and working FT Transaction Manager, but the computer it’s installed on needs to be replaced and now I'm trying to install FTTM on different computer. I’m trying to complete the configuration "checklist", but when I get to the "Define Data Points" step, there are no applications in the "Select an Application" pop up window. What's wrong? I'm new to all of this...
  13. I have multiple PVP 1500's on the same network. From the one in my control room i need to be able to see what user is logged into what HMI. How would I address the system tag of another HMI on the same network would I use the IP address? thank you for any help in advance
  14. Hi,  I'm new to TwinCAT 2 and i'm upgrading a long time design (hence the TwinCAT 2 reference), to read a more sensitive torque signal.  I'm using a Beckhoff CX1030 as my PLC Controller.  I needed to add 'homing' to my motor sequence and confirmed with Maxon, im using the function blocks correctly and in the correct sequence to establish my 'absolute zero'/'home' position.  The motor has an output to write to:  ControlWord, which tells the motor that the position it is sitting in is '0.'  My program compiles, it runs, it writes each function block, but it's not seeming to get back to the test run opMode, even though i tell it to and the function block performs the 'Write' function.  it's stuck at zero and not reading an analog input signal from my torque sensor.  so im getting an artificial torque reading through every test.   i think this is related to my tare motion.  I start the program, home the motor, get into profile velocity mode, tare my sensor, enter profile position mode, go back to position 0, then back to profile velocity mode, run a test, sample data, go back to 'home' or '0.'  I wonder 1st, is my variable not linked properly through the system manager?  2nd, i set a boolean variable to set the 4th bit to 1 in my control word write (setting the 4th bit high will set my current position to absolute zero), but did i not connect the program to the main sequence properly?  looking to read a valid signal again and see that my motor moves back to 'home' each time.  Do i not need to home the motor after the tare, since the tare nulls out the torque value after the tare? after this i need to program my sample period, instead of it being fixed, as it is currently written and then use my home position as my trigger to start sampling.... Beckhoff applications department is overloaded, currently and can't help and this is all beyond the knowledge of the general support line.  I've gotten fairly far, on my own, but of course, the project is under a time crunch.   Does anyone know twincat well enough to help guide me?
  15. BC9000

    Hi all.... I have bc9000 plc and there are 2 problems I face,the first is when the power is off ,the downloaded program does not remain. the second is how to configure internal register with system manager.  
  16. Using Rotary Encoder

    Hello dear, may i need some help .. I want to use a rotary encoder for my CJ2M CPU32 , but i don't know what anything must i prepare for it. such as type slot for plc and what kind program for read pulse from rotary encoder ... Thanks before  
  17. All, I am using Keyence CV-X422A vision controller for my application. It is interfaced with Siemens S7-1500 PLC on PROFINET. I am able to communicate with Vision controller through PLC logic command and status IOs. There is some communication issue in updating the o/p values from Camera Controller. I have tried with & w/o Handshake Mode with these settings. The camera display shows the reject but camera never turns ON the NG Status o/p. I tried different things told by Keyence Tech support but none of them worked.  He told me to have you enable the “Result ACK Flag” in the bit allocation area and send  a signal to it. Then trigger it again with a no good part and see if that fixes the issue. I tried setting the “Result ACK Flag” to 1 after I get the “Command Complete Flag” for the trigger signal that I sent. Sometimes this works but still it is not reliable. Do I need to send only a pulse to “Result ACK Flag”? Anyone here has ever faced similar issue?  Thanks for your help. AP
  18. Hi all, some one can help me with a restore on Rockwell Factory Talk Transaction Manager? FTTM V10.10, run at Win7 64, Solidcore installed and run. When I try to do an application restore, the FTTM give a error shown in the photo. Error: Configuration data files are already present in the path. Sorry, I am forced to erase the real names of files and replace them. Thank you BBB
  19. NB7W System Error

    I’m programming a OMRON NB7W-TW01B with NBDesigner and after I download to the HMI updates I made to the program, when the HMI initializes it shows “[0] System Error” for a while and then it disappears, not showing again until the next reboot.   The manual only says it is an HMI internal error and nothing more, leaving me clueless about what I can do to fix this issue… I already have updated the kernel and rootfs of the HMI, nothing changed.   What do you guys think the issue is, what should I check to try to fix this problem?   Thank you very much for the help.
  20. Hello, I am currently working on programming my first sortation system.  Attached is a blue print of the in feed conveyors and their loadout lines.  As boxes merge together they will be scanned by the barcode scanner.  From there we will be told which lane each box must go down, from the WCS.   My question is, without encoders, what would be the best way to control this system? Counting the packages as they pass through the photoeye? Or setting timers?   Thanks, James Sorting Conveyor Layout.pdf
  21. Beckhoff Control panel testing?

    I am a technician at a large repair facility and we often have Beckhoff control panel displays come in for repair. I'm having trouble using Twincat to set up the buttons on a CPxx to test the buttons and assignable leds. We have a PC running windows XP with the twincat software, a CP9035 pci card to connect the CP to the pc, i can see the PC's display on the CP and also recognize the CP in twincat, just unsure how to map testable functions to the keys on the CP. Hope this all makes sense. Hopefully there is a Twincat guru out there that knows how to do this. Thank you!!
  22. Hi, this is my problem, I created an app on FT Administration Console, in fact, one for network and one for local, I changed the connection to local on Log On FT, but, when I try to define the data points on Step 3 of configuration checklist, only shows me the network app, i select the app, after click OK, the FTTM freezes, anything else happens, I don´t know what am I doing wrong.  
  23. Choosing the right OMRON PLC - Vacuum System

    Hi All, I'm hoping someone can help me. We're currently in the very early stages of re-designing how our vacuum system works. Currently we have 6 vacuum pumps supplying around 8 different packaging machines which we currently have to turn on and off manually depending on the demand on the machines. The challenge is to design and implement a part or fully automated system to control the current vacuum pumps - The key requirements are Supply must equal demand for the vacuum pumps - so they are only used when neededAutomatic switch-off when not in useCycling the use of the vacuum pumps so as not to overuse oneAbility to take a pump out of the loop for service/breakdownsManual override/shut-offScope for expansionUser-friendly interface (possibly touch-screen/wireless)I am a complete novice when it comes to OMRON PLC work and would like some guidance on possibly similar projects or at least pointing in the right direction with which PLC to go for. Thanks for your time Jack
  24. Beckhoff PLC Counter

    Hi everyone, I need some help with my PLC programming. I am currently using a twincat 2 software and a Beckhoff CX 8090. Basically, the gist of my program is to send and receive data and datalog the input data received from the sensors and timestamp the received data for every 1 second. I want to create a boot up counter where it will count the number of times my data logging program has restarted(if it did). This boot up counter serves as a health monitoring check to ensure that my program is running perfectly and thus, not restarting randomly when it shouldn't. I am more familiar with structured text so if you have a solution, kindly post it in structured text form. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, DeadPool
  25. Hello, I am responsible for implementation of Vijeo Citect 7.4 SCADA in my company. I want to connect to Beckhoff PLCs by using Twincat OPC Server. I can control and observe the variables through OPC Control tool, but when I add the device and variables to my Citect aplication, they are always equal zero. I cannot also force through Citect to change the value. I don't know where the problem lies. If you need additional information, please ask me. I will provide you with all the data I have. Thank you in advance. beckhoff_opc.bmp