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  1. I'm wanting to get upload the program from a CompactLogix L31 Controller.  I'm using a generic (non Allen Bradley) "C2G brand" usb -->rs232 cable coming directly off of my laptop because I don't have a serial port out.  The rs232 side of the C2G cable is a "pin out" or male end, and as you can see in the picture, the serial port at Channel 1 on the controller is also male.  I'm using a generic (non-Allen Bradley) null modem (female-->female) cable to complete the connection.  Ultimately, I'm not seeing the controller on linx.  But that's a result of me not being able to configure the driver.  When I try to auto configure this driver, Linx gives me an error saying, "Unable to verify settings due to a NAK!" btw, the rs232 cable going into channel 0 is for the HMI on the machine. A pv600 1. How do I get online and upload the program from the controller? 2. What does NAK mean?
  2. Control Panel Drawings

    Gentlemen and Ladies,                             This post might come off as generally lazy but this is purely in the interest of saving time. Our company has been building control panels for quite some time. I have been doing the design for about 10 years or so. We typically build Allen Bradley type control panels. Our main customers are water/wastewater so they are typically Compactlogix with basic IO. (AI, AO, DI, DO) modules. Recently i've been using the IO Wiring System modules. These save an incredible amount of time. However, they are quite big and require a decent amount of space. Our smallest control panel size is usually 36x36 and that is pretty tight. My question to all is, does anyone have a set of control panel drawings for an Allen Bradley compact logix system without these wiring modules? I am looking to create a smaller control panel, and I just haven't had much time lately to sit down and do the design. This is indeed a shortcut, but time has been limited on my end as of late. I apologize if this is out of line.   Thank you,  
  3. Stepper Motor Control

    can anybody Know how to control stepper motor using PLC
  4. GX Works 3 - PID control

    Hi, I am using PID function (PID operation instruction) from GX Works 3 library but it doesn't work. I set all necessary parameters (sampling time, direction and upper/lower limit values + KP, TI). My input PID_Par is array of 25 points (in manual is written: "*1When auto tuning is not used, the same number of points are occupied as when the step response method is used."). For example, in GX Works 2, PID function works ok. Did someone have similar problem? Does someone have mitsubishi library (GW Works 3) with PID function that works correctly?   Regards Luka  
  5. Hello,I am sizing a feeder circuit for a panel according to UL 508A and came into a question:My input current is of 76.5 A (considering all the loads), thus, it is fine for me to use a cable of 4 AWG (max. 85A @ 75 c).For the circuit breaker I did 76.5 A x 1.25 = 96 A and then I selected a breaker of 100A.My question is: Is it ok for me to keep this configuration according to UL 508A? 100A breaker + 4 AWG load side cableOr do I need to level up the cables?Thank you very much in advance!
  6. Mitsubishi FX2N, Servo Output problem

    Hello guys, I am facing a problem that our Servo is generating output for only reverse direction, when we give forward command from HMI the output Y0 is active but when we give reverse command same outut Y0 is high, other output which is Y4 is not high, what could be te possible reasion.
  7. Mitsubishi FX2N, Servo Output problem

    Hello guys, I am facing a problem that our Servo is generating output for only reverse direction, when we give forward command from HMI the output Y0 is active but when we give reverse command same outut Y0 is high, other output which is Y4 is not high, what could be te possible reasion.
  8. There have been many good discussions on the applicability of cloud-based solutions for manufacturing and process control systems. On one side, some people have concerns regarding security and control of the information, on the other side, there are identified benefits enabled by cloud systems. From VMS minicomputers to DOS and Windows, from ArcNet to Ethernet, it is inevitable the industrial automation systems shall adopt the technologies that are getting predominant in IT general use; the current environment that I am calling the “Cloud-iPad era” is no different; therefore the practical discussion is not if those new technologies will be applied in the industrial environment, but how. This paper is not intended to join the conceptual discussion about the cloud, but just to present a few simple practical examples, where cloud technologies are already enhancing industrial automation solutions and enabling new business opportunities. CloudPracticalApplications.pdf
  9. logix 5000 array

    Hi Guys! I have a problem with array filling. I use rslogix 5000 software. I have to save the timestamp sometimes. I can save it with GET instruciton. Its a dint array which have 7 elements (year, month, day....and so on),  But my problem is I dont know, how can I solve that, they are in a bigger array. So like an array within the array. Idk it is possible ? I hope you know how I mean.  So I have 7 dint value in one array, and I want 1000 array for this. How can increase the position of the array number ?  Can anybody help me with that ?  Thank you in advance.  
  10. Flexible Sequence Control

    Hi everyone, I need an idea to make my program flexible. For example i have 3 functions; FC A, FC B and FC C. Before this the sequence of my program is A then B and lastly C. Now i want it to be flexible which I can choose the sequence first before starting the process. Please help me.  
  11. Allen Bradley

    How could I find ON State duration of an Input/Output, in Compact Logix PLC? So it would help me to show in HMI that how long the I/O is ON.Kindly assist me.Thanks in advance
  12. Cloud computing is a core component of the industrial Internet, and enabling devices to implement cloud management is an inevitable trend in the development of modern industry.   Haiwell Cloud BOX is a powerful and low-cost "Haiwell Cloud HMI without screen" created by Haiwell company after a lot of market research and engineering tests, which combines Haiwell engineers' excellent experience in Internet innovation technology and responds to the market demand of industry 4.0.     What is the cloud box? What powerful features does it have? ●  Built-in Haiwell cloud engine, integrated Haiwell cloud service, support cloud/mobile access control ●  Integrated HMI function, which can directly monitor the display screen through the mobile phone/PC instead of the HMI screen. The control is flexible and convenient. ●  Support A/B Key security mechanism, multi-unit network, database, multi-screen interaction, cloud camera remote monitoring,etc. ●  Support Haiwell Could SCADA cloud configuration software ●  Two Ethernet interfaces support star, tree, and bus Ethernet networking ●  Support MQTT protocol, support access to database server, easily realize data collection and reporting, connect to ERP/MES and other systems.         Haiwell Cloud BOX is a small, versatile and cost-effective " Cloud HMI without screen". Next, we will introduce how Haiwell Cloud BOX realize the Industry 4.0 Smart Factory solution. The above picture shows the device distributed in Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, New York and other places around the world. The remote monitoring of mobile APP and cloud website can be easily realized through Haiwell cloud platform, and remote PLC, HMI, CBOX and IPC projects can be upload and download remotely. The device supports the cloud alarm function, which can receive the alarm push information at the first time of the mobile APP or website if the field device has an alarm message,support cloud map, device location distribution can be viewed directly.   Smart Factory focuses on data integration in different places and realize unified monitoring and management. All cloud devices of Haiwell support MQTT protocol, and transmits it to the MQTT server via the Internet. The remote center database stores the sent data for ERP and MES system calls.   Smart factories value centralized monitoring and display. Haiwell cloud camera can easily realize remote monitoring of video; large screen controller TVBox can realize single screen and multi-screen in one display, and then display the screen and video monitoring of various places on the big screen through the Haiwell cloud platform to realize large screen electronic board function.   Smart factory focus on the secondary development of data variables in different places . Haiwell cloud configuration software can flexibly call variable data of devices in different places through the cloud platform to conduct secondary development configuration, making network monitoring more convenient for engineers.   The above is the introduction of Haiwell Smart Factory solutions, please look forward to more solutions of Haiwell industry 4.0 and intelligent manufacturing !   For more details, please refer to our company webstie:  http://en.haiwell.com/news/722-en.html My Wechat/ Whatsapp:  0086 15880530763  
  13. Weight Scale

    Hello - Not sure if this is the right place, I apologize if not. Just let me know if I need to move it and can delete and do so. But I am currently working on a project where I am collecting seeds (flower seeds, etc.) and when a certain weight limit is met I'll be turning off a vibratory bowl and opening a chute, etc. Looking for some ideas on the scale and how to do that process in particular. The smallest collection weight will be around 100mg, largest around 8g.  Mainly looking for ideas on the scale.  Thanks for any help/tips, much appreciate.
  14. Hello Everyone, We made a video about the simple explanation of the settings of the abb acq580 driver in the stage of water level control in multi-motor dirty and clean water cycle systems using the automatic commissioning feature of the ABB ACQ580 driver. Your comments and feedbacks are very important for us.  Video: Youtube            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JANGnykYYyw (For those who can't see the link) The video in our language(Turkish) but we put english subtitles. If you got any question, feel free to ask.  Thank you.
  15. hallo everyone ...i use mitsubishi Q00UJCPU and QD77MS2.. i try to make a speed control program and the speed wants to be changed during servo operating, i use dedicated instructions ZP. PSTRT1 (axis 1) and have tryed but it was only successful to change speed with "change speed control" function once ... is it like it? cannot change "change speed control" many times when servo operations?
  16. Insert existing attachment A lot of automation cells we get done are made outside of shop so we don't typically have any current acd files for the plc. I am trying to make changes to the program but uploading seems to be giving me some problems. The initial upload seems to work fine I can select a file to save to and I begin to see the file being upload, the problem comes after about two minutes near the end of the upload. Attached is the error I see after the upload stops. Has anyone seen this problem before and know of a solution? Any help would be appreciated. Current controller Studio 5000 Logix Designer 28.03.00 1756-L71S
  17. Good Evening, wanted to introduce myself. I've been in the Electrical, Instrumentation and Controls field for 25 years. I'm looking for opportunities to build control panels, any info will help.
  18. Hello - I've recently started my adventure into PLC programming and I've found this site to be very helpful. I took on a project that requires control of a cylinder - the short and skinny is that the cylinder will have to provide position feedback and stroke to various set lengths determined by position of a selector switch. So - If position 1 is selected, the cylinder will stroke 20"inches. If Position 2 is selected, cylinder will stroke to 25"inches - so on and so on.   My questions is how to best go about this process. I may be having a brain-block and not viewing this clearly, but something is not clicking for me and wanted some advice. Planned on using Allen-Bradley's Micro850 PLC (had one on the shelf, and CCW software is free so why not). Thanks
  19. MAOC Instruction Help

    I'm using a 1732e-ob8m8sr scheduled output block and the MAOC instruction to create a punching task. I'm already somewhat familiar with the instruction but I'm not sure if you're able to have two different MAOC instruction scheduling to the same armorblock. The first five outputs I want to make an output cam using position and duration as the condition for a punching task, but the last three outputs are cutter blades that need to be enabled at specific start and end position. I would also like to be able to phase shift (compensate) these features separately. Can I use two MAOC instructions as long as they don't try to overwrite the same output?
  20.  Hi all. I have a question about how to set up the motor in rotary mode. My application will be a basic rotary table driven by a servo motor without gearbox between. So, in my servo drive axis settings, I select the motor as a rotary mode. then I defined the maximum position setting value for 360 degrees, and minimum to 0. So far so good. But the problem comes when I want to make an absolute move using the mc_moveAbsolute to move 360 degrees. Whit this settings the error "target position settings out of range " will come up. So, what is the solution to rotate 360 degrees without generating this error? if I set up the maximum value to 361 degrees and then if I rotate 360 the error will not occur and the motor will rotate 360 degrees as I aspected, but it's this correct ? or there is another way to do it? Thanks  
  21. Hi my problem may have a simple solution but i cant work it out. I need to use the Divide function but it wont let me use a decimal point in either Source A or Source B. Is there a way to use a decimal point in Logix 500 Math instructions? Im using an AB Micrologix 1400 PLC. Can you only use math instructions with whole numbers? is there a way around this? Thanks James
  22. Hi my problem may have a simple solution but i cant work it out. I need to use the Divide function but it wont let me use a decimal point in either Source A or Source B. Is there a way to use a decimal point in Logix 500 Math instructions? Im using an AB Micrologix 1400 PLC. Can you only use math instructions with whole numbers? is there a way around this? Thanks James
  23. Hi. I am new to Allen Bradley PLCs and bumped into the following issue, that I cannot find any solution to. When trying to add a module to the I/O configuration I get the attached error, error code 80131940. This prevents me from adding any hardware configurations in Logix Designer. I have tried to reinstall Logix Designer and uninstall all AOPs. I am running V30.00.00 on a Windows 7 Enterprise SP1 OS. Your feedback is very much appreciated.
  24. Hello Everyone I have a problem to connect FX5U with Inverter Mitsubishi D700. ( no  respond from inverter) . I did read and following the manual. Could any one can help me?
  25. I am using NB Designer for last one year without problems. But from last week i am getting new error Background PLC control recorder 0 error! while compiling and not able to update the HMI. Please help.