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  1. Hi new to the forum, and first post, however, I have found an abundance of great information here, so I was hoping someone might able to help me with an issue.   PLC is BRX BX-DME1-10ED13-D I am trying to read an analog output from a sensor that is capable of essentially outputting a mA signal proportional to where a printed line, or contrasting edge is at in its field of view. It is used for web guiding applications to make sure the web is tracking straight, so you can identify if the line or edge is moving to one direction or the other, and correct the web with an articulating web guide. I have attached the diagram for the sensor, but I cannot for the life of me figure out 2 things 1) The power supply to the sensor is listed as follows Supply current - From fife control +/- 12vdc 50ma (+)12vdc  AND   - 40ma (- )12vdc how do you provide both (+) and( -) 12VDC for the supply power to a sensor- 2 power supplies with the the opposite polarities grounded on each?   2) The outputs are listed as "Sum" and "Differential" so apparently there are two outputs, i dont know if anyone has come across these terms relative to sensors before, but I am trying to sort these out. According to the OEM  Sensor Output Range   -20 mA to +20 mA for line guiding     -20 mA to +10 mA for edge Guiding   I have attached the pin out diagram as well as the sensor spec sheet, but I am curious to see if anyone might have insight as to how I would get an analog input reading from this configuration? Thank you in advance for any help!     224615.pdf SE-26B Product Sheet.pdf
  2. BeckHoff programming

    Hi to everyone, i'm a junior programmer. My boss told me that i have to study a new plc: BeckHoff. I ask you if somewhere there is a guide about this plc, and about ST language used in this plc. I tried to use the help function on TwinCAT 2, but it doesn't explain lot of things. Before that, i used to program with ladder language, so i don't know nothing about ST. I hope in one of your help. 
  3. Festo PLC

    Hi!  I'm new and was wondering if anyone here has experience on Festo's PLC? I'm looking for recommendations and guides to start using their software. Any help will do. Thanks, Summer
  4. line true M bit coil not ON

    Hello system is Q06UDEH GX developer 8116W Large system 2 PLcs with 60K lines of code between them, SFC ladder,  Issue,      all conditions HIGH, coil not ON or  visa versa  (not all condition ON but coil high) also happen with data comparisons, moves etc. what i have looked at so far,    -batch monitor confirms HIGH/LOW states - programs all scanned (all 35 of them) -no MC control ( some CJ and for NEXT seems unrelated) -force history is clear - not willing to rest CPU as this is a large press and it is running   -widespread condition throughout the code  - only monitor one window at a time Q - is there some monitor setting that I haven't found? over lapping registers Have gone online with original backup just to make sure something didn't happen with the read. No way i'm doing an edit when I cant tell whats going on with this. thanks!