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  1. 50+ Thermistors on PLC

    I am trying to build something (not for discussion) which involves using 50+ NTC resistors using a PLC to measure and do some other stuff. My question is, does anybody have an idea of how to deal with the high amount of individual NTC resistors? Of course, they need to be amplified and measured by the PLC directly or a device in between which converts it to digital. I have absolutely no idea in what way to connect the resistors to the PLC, does anybody have ideas? Let me know!
  2. SECS (SEMI Equipment Communications Standard)/GEM (Generic Equipment Model) are communication interface protocols for communication between semiconductor equipment and a fab host. Fab host is a software application that is controlling and monitoring equipment processing using SECS/GEM protocol. 
  3. hello guys>> i have cpu compactlogix 1769-l32e  and i have a program on my flash memory with extension p5k with version 17.004 (17.4) but this version became out of date i tried to find it at Rockwell Automation site but unfortunately they told me that "this version became obsolete" , so if any one has this version "17.004" on his device , please send me it . because this topic is urgent in my career.
  4. CompactLogix E/IP to Kuka KRC 4

    Hello everyone,   I need to communicate a CompactLogix to a Kuka KRC 4 by Ethernet/IP but I do not know to generate the EDS file..... any clue please ?
  5. 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
  6. Codesys

    Hello - I stumbled across some mention of Codesys and was curious if anyone here uses it. Pros/cons? prefer it over other programming software. Have it downloading currently (since you can download a free variation of the application) but it looks quite interesting. Also - what PLC hardware is programmed with it? Did not see that mentioned on their website when I was browsing through.
  7. 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.
  8. Square Wave Problem With Micrologix

    Hello all, this is my first post. I am using an AB Micrologix 1400 (1766-L32BXB Ser C FW 21). I was trying to generate a pulse train using the PTO instruction. I have modified PTOX funct. file. The ladder is just a simple XIO followed by PTO, (The Quick Start ladder from 1766-RM001). When I looked at the output waveform on my oscilloscope, I noticed that it wasn't a square wave. I decided to run it at several different frequencies to see how the wave form would change. At 10Hz i got a square wave. As I increased the frequency the falling edge became sloped and almost horizontal. Is this how the output should behave? The data sheet indicates a max frequency of 100kHz, but at frequencies over 150 Hz. The wave form looks like the output of SMPS. 
  9. Hello I have a scenario that's been bugging me for some time now. The scenario consists of a Micrologix 1400 that I need to control it's output from modbus/tcp. In detail what I really need is to be able to manipulate the O0:0 through modbus/tcp. The PLC would be the master and I would be the slave that triggers the connection to the master. I'm using a Modbus-Client on my PC and that should be the slave. Any idea as to how I can manage that? Currently I can send data to the master but everything is "stored" on B10 and I have no idea how I could write directly on O0. Thanks a bunch guys. PS: I'm borderline noob. 
  10. The 1980s brought the early adoption of the PC platform in automation systems and the first large projects, using the PCs to communicate with PLCs. In the following decades, supervisory and control systems technology evolved, creating several generations of software tools and automation products. A generation means an evolutionary step and a new platform, with a total change of the programming methods, user interfaces and paradigms, going beyond than the merely incremental improvements that are made during the maintenance life cycle of products; a new generation means renewing the internal architecture. GenerationsTecnologyIndustrialAutomationSoftware.pdf
  11. The 1980s brought the early adoption of the PC platform in automation systems and the first large projects, using the PCs to communicate with PLCs. In the following decades, supervisory and control systems technology evolved, creating several generations of software tools and automation products. A generation means an evolutionary step and a new platform, with a total change of the programming methods, user interfaces and paradigms, going beyond than the merely incremental improvements that are made during the maintenance life cycle of products; a new generation means renewing the internal architecture. GenerationsTecnologyIndustrialAutomationSoftware.pdf
  12. Industrial automation

    Hello! I am doing a project for an industry to make the sensor tools wireless. I am new to PLC. is it possible to make the measuring tools with sensors wireless with PLC? does it work on a industry environment and what kind of technology is best for comminucation? wifi or bluetooth?   The existing sensors are connected with wires to a screen which says if the product is ok or not ok. I need to make this wireless. Any suggestions to make it easy?   please suggest me the boards to buy to try prototyping.
  13. FX1N Counter operation

    We are working on a project that operates a set of 4 pneumatic solenoid cylinders using GX developer PLC type FX1N (C). when the desired sequence is selected, the cylinders operate in the order needed until they reach the counter. the counter value increases by 1 but does not run through the sequence again and cant move forward until the value of the counter is reached.  any help on this would be greatly appreciated. 
  14. FX1N (C) Counter operation

    We are working on a project that operates a set of 4 pneumatic solenoid cylinders using GX developer PLC type FX1N (C). when the desired sequence is selected, the cylinders operate in the order needed until they reach the counter. the counter value increases by 1 but does not run through the sequence again and cant move forward until the value of the counter is reached.  any help on this would be greatly appreciated. 
  15. Gang, Hooking up an Automation Direct P2-32TD2P to an AC/DC LED and noticed the LED is always "on" a little bit. When the output is on, the LED is certainly on, but when the output is off the LED is still on by a fractional amount, not much but it's plainly noticeable the room lights are off. The CPU can be in Stop, no matter, power just has to be on. I think this has to do with the card's load disconnected error functionality. +24V and some fraction of amps is always present at the output whether the output is on or off. I talked with automation people at work who noted there is an Allen Bradley system that does the same thing, it caused them a problem, they had to use a relay or etc to make an off output actually be off. Has anyone dealt with this? I'm new to the Productivity software, but there doesn't seem to be a way to just turn it off in the IDE. It seems ridiculous to have to wire up transistors or relays just to have off be off. Thanks for any ideas.
  16. Hey guys,   I have worked on the FTView ME platform many of times.  I am now working on a FTView SE (Local Station) application, and I am having trouble connecting an Offline .ACD file to my program so that I can design.   If someone could help me with this it would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks in advance!
  17. SLC5/05 upgrade

    I'm being asked to come up with ways to upgrade an old 5/05 rack. A few years ago I thought I remembered Allen Bradley having a special rack that would allow a new processor control various old IO types. Does anyone remember the name of that system? and has anyone used it? We will probably replace with an Automation Direct PLC (per their request) but, want to offer an Allen Bradley solution as well      
  18. Dhanvanthri Engineers Pvt. Ltd., is a private limited company established in 1983 having well-equipped manufacturing facility at TTC Industrial Area, Mahape, Navi Mumbai in the close vicinity of Mumbai.
  19. I know it may sound stupid but I am new with Studio 5000 and trying to build a project where I have to home my servo drive other than the position to zero and it is not fix but rather decided by a safety switch. What I am looking for is a dynamic Home position Entry which I am able to find it in the axis parameter but not in the CIP_Structure. Is any kind of motion FB for home position set entry? Any help would be useful. Thanks PS: Studio 5000 v30, Kinetex 5500 v7.01, L33ERM processor
  20. C-More Recipes

    Hi everyone, I am using an EA9 touch panel from automation direct. I am using C-more's "call recipe" function to create and write new recipes, inputted by the user. My problem is that every time I make a change in C-more and send it to the panel, I lose all of the recipes created by the user because they are over written by the ones (there and not there) in my recipe database, on my computer. Now, I know this can be avoided by just uploading from the panel to start with. But inevitably, I will forget to do that one day. I would like to store the recipes on an SD card, so that they will not be lost when I make changes to the program. Has anyone done this before? Is it possible?
  21. Hello all, I am still fairly new to this forum and PLC's in general. I am trying to connect a EA9 touch panel via Ethernet to an Allen Bradley Micro Logix 1400 PLC. I am using Ethernet over serial because I need the serial connection to program while using the touch panel. I have given the Panel the IP Address 192.168.1.20 with a subnet mask 255.255.255.0 and I have given the PLC the IP address 192.168.1.10 with a subnet mask 255.255.255.0. The panel is not communicating with the PLC and I have very little knowledge on the subject, anyone's help would be greatly appreciated. The picture on the top is from the PLC and the picture on the bottom is from the C-More program for the panel.
  22. TCP_IP_connection

    I. Developed new application   TCP_IP_Connection 1. App TCP_IP_Connection     applies the technology of IoT, Smart Home, Remote control.    It allows to carry out: - remote control and monitoring of control systems; - remote diagnostics of  the object; - turn on/off sensors and devices, including electrical circuits,   hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.; - transfer  information, files and images between smartphones and computers   implemented the application. For communication between the respective devices (smartphones or computers) are required only stable connection to the Internet  !!! The application is developed according to the technology MQTT and use free  Internet broker. As a broker use the HiveMQ broker. The application consists of   3 parts : - TCP_IP_connection.apk - works on the smartphone and is intended for control and      monitoring of equipments; - Server_Send_Receive.exe - the management server located  on the computer and   execution  action on the transfer of  information from the smartphone to the   controller and   back; - Server_controller.exe - located on the  same computer and execution tasks   of  controller. Communication is linked directly with the controller via Ethernet or     Ethernet/IP. As the controller for management purposesused controller family   OMRON (CS1,CJ1,CJ2,CP1H,CP1L...). Note. As a controller you can use the other type of controllers, for example, Yaskawa, Siemens, ABB and  other. They require rework program Server_controller.exe only to  interface of exchange with controller. So for Yaskawa controller family 2300Siec this interface already developed and used in industrial conditions. 2. The application includes the following controls: A. Smartphone – computer - controller. - modes  read/write of memory cells and  bits of the controller OMRON      (DM,W,EM,CIO,HR); - continuous cyclic polling of the memory areas; - the formation of Alarms in the event of errors of control system; - Display Gauges for 6 variables in real time; - Display Scopes for 6 variables in real time; - formation of statistical data on the operation of the equipment. B. Smartphone - computer. - sending  and receiving text  messages; - sending and receiving  picture image; - transfer photos from a smartphone;  - transfer images from built-in Web camera of the laptop; - reading the contents of a directory on the computer or laptop; - reading contents of a text file. С. Smartphone -smartphone / computer - computer. - sending and receiving text messages; - sending and receiving of picture image; - transfer photos from smartphone to smartphone (from computer to computer); - send the image with the built in webcam of a laptop to another laptop; - reading the contents of a directory on the computer or laptop; - reading contents of a text file. 3. Work application Server_Send_Receive.exe and Server_Controller.exe tested on computers running the Windows 7 operating system. Work application TCP_IP_Connection.apk was tested on smartphones Samsung, Phillips  running the operating system Android 5.0, Android 6.0. It requires the use of a smartphone with a display diagonal of 5 inches and more. 4. App TCP_IP_Connection.the apk  paid, the cost per user is $ 5 USA. Distributed through Google Play. The Internet address for downloading of  programs Server_Send_Receive.exe and Server_Controller.exe is on screen Help  application TCP_IP_Connection.apk.  OMRON_Communication has the manual in Russian and  English languages. The Internet address for downloading the full manual   https://yadi.sk/i/F_EJOQEd3G5sXc. Looking for partners for the execution of similar works.      
  23. Inductive Automation is conducting a 5-day training course covering the core features of Ignition by Inductive Automation. It will be hosted at Flexware Innovation which is located near Indianapolis, Indiana. Most of the Ignition Core Classes in the US are offered in California, but for this time only we're offering it in Indy - midwest USA. Whether you are a new user to Ignition or an existing user looking to discover the full breadth of Ignition's capabilities, this is the course for you! You will get an in-depth look at the architecture of Ignition, involving the interactions between PLCs and SQL databases. You will learn how successful projects are planned and executed from start to finish. The course is 5 days long with class from 9 AM - 4 PM each day. The course is taught in a classroom where each attendee must supply his/her own computer. Complimentary lunch will be provided each day. The curriculum includes lecture, demonstration, and the creation of a live project that gives each student hands-on experience with all major features of Ignition. The format of the course encourages students to ask questions relevant to specific projects they have planned.   When: May 15-19, 2017 Class Hours: 9am - 4pm Where: Flexware Innovation - 9128 Technology Lane, Fishers, IN 46038 Cost: $2500 first attendee ($2000 additional attendees)   To learn more and register, please visit: http://www.flexwareinnovation.com/inductive-automations-ignition-core-training-fishers-indiana/ OR https://inductiveautomation.com/training/course/details/475
  24. 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
  25.   Discovering the Functionality of the PlantPAx Library of Process Objects (NEW DCS FROM ROCKWELL AUTOMATION) http://j.gs/14738575/plantpax