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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. I have heard "Don't use SET or duplicate coils". I kind of agree, so how do you handle it? Do you use logic to control coil A1 and other logic to control coil A2. Then coil A is controlled by either A1 or A2. Do you use logic to SET or RST A and other logic to SET or RST A. Please realize the logic is not as simple as stated above. not simply condition 1 or condition 2 then out A.
  3. Hi all,  I got a problem which i cant transmit data using TXD in CP1E. The A392.05 is not true means the port is not ready. I can download and upload program using the port. But when i want to see the data at putty nothing happen (of course because my port is not ready). LED comm also not ON.  When i pressed any keyboard button the LED comm ON.   I tried with CPM2A, the data is sent and can be seen on my putty display.
  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!          
  5. So I was out in the field a few days ago and encountered an issue I have never run in to before on a Micrologix 1400 using RSLogix 500. All was going well when I was checking the I/O's until I realized that although I would get an input, the virtual output (B3) would not turn on... I have encountered something similar in Siemens programming where if you accidentally have 2 coils using the same register, they act as an AND instruction. When I was completely stumped I decided to make a completely new program and just put a few inputs and a few coils in, and everything worked fine... Could this be some sort of memory overlapping issue I am having? Any advice or tips would be greatly appreciated.