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  1. Hello All,                 I am in the process of installing a DPM Scanner to one of our machines.  I am trying to program an ASCII String Compare to compare the scanned part number, stored in a string as ST14:0, to a constant value stored in ST15:13.  I have used this tactic before in other applications and it has worked fine every time, except this time.  Am I doing something wrong?  Is there a setting I am not aware of?  Please see the attached image.  Thanks in advance!    
  2. Rslogix 500 ascii confusion

    Hi all, I have a micrologix 1400 plc and an SIC E10 engraving machine. the engraver requires its marking info ( day/year/random sequential number etc) to be sent to it via rs232 connection. the manuals have nearly melted my brain and I have no clue how to convert and send this type of info via rs232. please help.   thanks       NOTPROTOE10V6US-R04.pdf
  3. I am having problem converting a DWORD variable to a floating point decimal.  I've tried using the DWORD_TO_REAL function. Having the hex value "41E9B814" as an input I was expecting to get "29.2148819" as an output. However, I'm getting "1.110194.." as the output. Any ideas?    
  4. Hi Everyone, Learning the ropes of SoMachine V4.2 (coming from Arduino and Ucontrollers), I am using a Sequiental step style program and I am receiving 4 error messages. I'm trying to understand why it won't compile.   POU for implicit check is missing. It is recommend to add the POU. C0032: Cannot convert type "IeSFc.SFCStepType(iesfc,3.4.2.0 (systen))'to type BOOL "Same error for a different ladder (the output of ladder rung hits the transition step, the transition is a bool which kicks off the beginning of another ladder rung). C0032: Cannot convert type BOOL to "IeSFc.SFCStepType(iesfc,3.4.2.0 (systen)) Are these two different "data" types?   Thanks in advance!
  5. Hi Everyone,   Learning the ropes of SoMachine V4.2 (coming from Arduino and Ucontrollers), I am using a Sequiental step style program and I am receiving 4 error messages. I'm trying to understand why it won't compile.   POU for implicit check is missing. It is recommend to add the POU. C0032: Cannot convert type "IeSFc.SFCStepType(iesfc,3.4.2.0 (systen))'to type BOOL "Same error for a different ladder (the output of ladder rung hits the transition step, the transition is a bool which kicks off the beginning of another ladder rung). C0032: Cannot convert type BOOL to "IeSFc.SFCStepType(iesfc,3.4.2.0 (systen)) Are these two different "data" types?   Thanks in advance!
  6. FactoryTalk ME Parameter File

    I have several parameter files that I need to create. I did them all in excel, renamed the files with .Par extension. The files open up in notepad and I can see the parameters that I created. When I open them up in Studio they all look like the following. The *.par will open fine in notpad just not in studio. Thoughts???   Studio 湕瑩ല⌊㴱笠㨺䑛䵗䱐嵃牐杯慲㩭慍湩牐 Notepad #1= {::[DWMPLC]Program:MainProgram.Unit[2].HMI_Auto} #2={::[DWMPLC]Program:MainProgram.Unit[2].HMI_Man_FWD} #3={::[DWMPLC]Program:MainProgram.Unit[2].HMI_Man_Rev}  
  7. Hi all, Does anybody have experienced problem with communication while connecting  32k and 16k plcs to same SCADA via factory talk linx?   Does anybody have got problem with communication while RSView32 and FTView were used simultaneously with same plcs in different pcs with different shortcut names?
  8. Does anyone have an example piece of ladder logic, created on a Micrologix 1200, using ASCII to READ and Write to a serial device?  I am building a ladder on a Micrologix 1200 that will send data to an old CNC once a certain ASCII instruction is received on the PLC.  For example, when the machine spits out an ASCII "1", the PLC will see the "1" and send out a three digit number depending on a sequence of discrete inputs.   Thank you,
  9. Fuel tank level automatic report

    Hello, I have a fuel level reading system in a 2000 gallon diesel tank. the system has a slc 5 05 of rockwell. I need to connect the system to a printer located in an office 300 meters away from the tank. can someone give me lights about the type of printer I need and what communication technology to use, preferably wireless. Thanks.
  10. Hello! I have been working with a Factory Talk Studio V8.0 and my computer was crashed, "blue screen". After this, I can not open my panel project anymore, I only get information Failed to open factory talk private directory for the application. How to save my project?  
  11. Hi all, I am new AB family, currently got into a new project but i have following doubts, Please clarify my following doubts. Project Details : I need  to implement 21CFR part 11 Compliance in AB HMI (1&2) -  2711P-T10C4D1 & 2711P-T6C5D As per my study, i understand that 21CFR can be imlemented by FactoryTalkView(FTV) ME edition V10.00. But HMIs currently available are programmed using FTV 5.0 version. Can we upgrade the FW version of HMI and convert the old HMI backup (from FTV 5.0) to new Backup (FTV 10.00) and load it  without disturbing the old backup HMI screens/settings ? So, Please give me solution .... If you have datasheets, documents, Videos also , kindly share with me. Thank You in Advance, Thanks & Regards, M.Monish Kumar monish.uatpl@gmail.com  
  12. Factory Talk Linx 6.0

      Hi all, Iam currently working with a migration project from Rsview32 to FTView. I was able to convert the RSView32 SCADA to FTView successfully. Current scenario is like RSView32 (which was the existing pcs) SCADA is running in two stand alone PCs and Iam trying to line up the new Factory talk view SCADA in another system.Communication is taken from same ethernet switch to which all ethernet cables from 5PLCs in the field are terminated and from which RSView32 scada has taken itz communication. PLCs used there are 2 No.of  1747 L532E slc 5/03 OS302 Ser c Frn 10 & later and 3 Nos of 1747 L533E slc 5/03 OS302 aer c Frn 10 & later. communication taken via net eni (1761 NetEni) Ftview installed system is Windows 10 pro OS) Issue is while RSView32 scada is working properly, Factory talk view is not getting neither online tags nor able to play display for those linked with L533E processor.But everything is fine with L532E processor. I just tried with downloading L533E program to L532E processor and everything was getting. So am i missing something or what should i do to get proper communication with L533E processor.   plz help..Iam a beginner in this field.
  13. Good day, I would like to extract the FT View SE Alarm Log. We currently have got a Excel spreadsheet set up with a connection to the FTAE SQL Database.  When I refresh the data, Excel give an error telling me that the data is more than what can be displayed in a spreadsheet. So it then discards the latest data. I have tried setting a database limit in the Factory Talk Administration console to only keep the last 60 days worth of data but it does not seem to take effect. I get data from January 2017 up to 15 October 2018. Is there a way to configure the ODBC connection in excel to only give me the data for the last 30 days or is there someone that can help me to limit the size of the database? I have attached the current connection config.
  14. Hello, I am trying to restore a runtime application from one of our pvp+1000 hmi's, the only problem is nobody knows the password for the runtime application. I have talked to the OEM that installed the electrical cabinet years ago, and every password they have given me will not work. I am able to log into the configuration screen. Is there anyway someone would know how to get around the password or reset it so I can modify the existing .mer file?  Thanks, new guy
  15. 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...
  16. I've found very similar errors, but not exactly this one. Does anyone have any insight on how to remedy this? I'm using Factory talk and RSLogix5000.
  17. Hey Guys, I'm somewhat new to Data logging so try to bare with me. I'm trying to setup Data logging in Factorytalk View SE to log to my SQL database. I have created the 32-bit ODBC system DSN. Created the datalog model in FT View Studio and selected ODBC and it created my tables fine (Float, String, Tag). I chose Login required. I also setup a File backup path. With that being said, when I use the command DatalogOn- It will start the Datalog model without any errors, but will only log to the backup path. It isn't logging anything to my SQL DB. I thought it could be the firewall blocking it so I created a rule to allow connections through the specified port. SQL is also allowing Reading/Writing.  Let me know if you guys have any suggestions. Thanks!
  18. The hyphens (dashes) in Sysmac Studio have been replaced by ASCII "boxes."  Anyone having this problem?  See attached screenshot. Sysmac Studio 1.220.80, Windows 7
  19. I am starting my own consulting business, so put my experience and technical know-how to work and ensure the success of your process control projects.  No project is too small!  I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering from The University of Arkansas, and obtained an Arkansas PE license in 2014.  After working for a Generation and Transmission company as a power plant controls engineer, I have decided to put my skills and experience to work as an independent consultant.  My SCADA/HMI experience includes GE’s Proficy Cimplicity software, and Rockwell Automation FactoryTalk View SE.  I also have experience programming controllers using GE’s Proficy Machine Edition, Rockwell Automation Studio 5000 and RS Logix, and Emerson Delta V. Check out my LinkedIn profile at https://www.linkedin.com/in/trevormarmstrong for more details regarding my experience and past projects. Contact me through these forums, LinkedIn, or via email at tmarmst@gmail.com any time for more information on my services or availability.
  20. SCPI Communication

    Has anyone been able to set up back and forth communication with a device that uses SCPI? I have a D2-260 and 5 Kikusui power supplies. The PLC already utilizes a RS485 Modbus network and also has an Ethernet connection. The power supplies only have a RS232 connection and uses SCPI commands. I have searched the web over and there are Modbus to ASCII converters but how to make it where to catch the response in a register for the PLC to find? I am open to anything, 5 small PLCs to there is no possible means to do this. Any direction would greatly be appreciated!
  21. Any new tags I add in studio 5000 the HMI project shortcut cannot locate the tags, it says unresolved route to processor. It's the same shortcut all of the other tags are using. Please help. 
  22. Hi guys, I am trying to open an application and i keep getting this error. Failed to initialize the service: {3F883B87-2208-11D4-B0E7-001083022E04} Does anyone know how to get rid of this error? Regards,
  23. We have an auto-clave unit purchased at auction roughly 4 years ago.   CompactLogix L32e and PanelView Plus 1000.  All has been working for us until last week.  Suddenly, the program seems to freeze up after around 30 seconds.  I can still touch the panelview and the touches are registered, (the mouse icon moves) but the program does not respond and I can tell the program is frozen because the clock which displays seconds stops counting. When i boot into safe mode (clicking white box on boot) the system does not seem to freeze at all.  I am able to navigate those menus w/o issue.  We don't have any of the software to connect to the PLC.  I understand this is a somewhat broad issue, but does anyone have any idease where i can start in troubleshooting this? or is their any further info i can provide which would be helpful?
  24. mitsubhishi serial drivers

    Hello write now i am working with Q6UDEH PLC  project in which (nextgen 2000) 6021 card is used for conversion of serial to Ethernet data & vice versa , is it possible  by only installing the Mitsubishi serial drivers ?? or can anybody tell me how these Mitsubishi serial drivers works ??  
  25. mitsubhishi serial drivers

    Hello write now i am working with Q6UDEH PLC  project in which (nextgen 2000) 6021 card is used for conversion of serial to Ethernet data & vice versa , is it possible  by only installing the Mitsubishi serial drivers ?? or can anybody tell me how these Mitsubishi serial drivers works ??