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  1. Atlas Copco Simmulator

    I am developing an application which will communicate with an Atlas-Copco torque controller and will be using Open protocol over Ethernet. I am looking for a simulator that I could use to test my software against while we are waiting for delivery of the actual controller. I was sent an application by the controller sales rep but it turned out to be an application that needs to communicate with a torque controller. Any ideas ?
  2. 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?  
  3. ab

    The HMI server in area 'RNA://$Local/Spring_Insertion' refused to load it's project. The HMI server is not licened and cannot open a project with more than 5 displays
  4. I would like to bring up a topic that I've been been bouncing around in my head for the past few months. I make a living as an industrial programmer, sequencing using PLCs, dealing with drives, networking, controlling heavy machinery. All the hardware we use are from established companies like Allen Bradly, Sick, Cognex, Delta, ABB, etc... big $$$, you pay for the software, pay for the hardware and pay for the support. It's not uncommon for a large control system to cost $50k+ (hardware only) By night I'm just your regular maker. Programming AVR series uC, ARM series, playing with various open source hardware Arduino, RPI, Teensy, 3D printers, designing PCBs, stepper motors... whatever I can get my hands on. Both worlds are the same... but completely different, and there is ZERO overlap. I'm interested in why other people think this is, I'm sure that makers don't get into the industrial stuff because the price point. I'm not going to pay 8k for a AB Logix rack... are you kidding me? but vice versa? is the lack of support really all that daunting? I find OS stuff to be way more powerful, understanding something from the bare metal is the most amazing feeling, and being able to modify it to your needs is even better. Digging into somethings source is without an argument the most flexible platform to build on, and knowing the board level schematic for a chuck of hardware opens up a world of opportunities... Then lies the ethical dilemma... If I was to profit off other people's work, does this make me a bad person? What if I push the changes back into the development (which frankly I have no problem doing) I would love to head other people's opinions...
  5. Here is a free PLC Source and Sink Course that will make for a good refresher should a visitor want one. It has 4 interactives (like games), a video, a Powerpoint with more details, via instructor notes included, and a free online quiz. No login required, no contact info, no strings. Only hoping if you like, you share with others. More free online PLC training at http://bin95.com/University/
  6. Good day, I´m helping with small project and currently i am stuck because of this problem. And I hope you can help me out. I´m using PowerFlex 525 connected with AB CompactLogix 1769-33ER PLC via EtherNet/IP. Connection is working, I can read and write values from/to 525. To configure both devices i´m using RSLogix 5000. 1) First problem occurs after I loaded configuration to 525 and it´s, that 525 keeps overwriting values of Accel and Decel Time 1. It happens when i directly change parameters in Module Properties (online) or after I upload configuration to device. It happens even if i set parameters directly to 525 with its HMI panel. - I kinda get around this problem when i use Accel/Decel Time 2 for Step logic, but if i send direct reference value motor still jump to it and that is not good, especially when changing direction of rotation. 2) Second problem is that I cant get Speed Sources and Start References right. Usually Is working only option 1 and others are not, or they are doing something else that they should. For better imagination this is what i want to do: I have 3-state switch (left = 1 ON(DigIn TrmBlk 02), 2 OFF; center = 1 OFF, 2 OFF; right = 1 OFF, 2 ON(DigIn TrmBlk 03)), In center position I want to control 525 with EtherNet (already working when: Start 1 AND Speed 1 = EtherNet/IP). In left position I want to control motor directly with Drive Pot and In left position a want to start Step Logic (which i have already set) - Funny thing, If I set Start 1 = Ethernet, Speed 1 = Step, Start 2,3 = DigIn, Speed 2,3 = Drive Pot then in all three position motor goes in Step logic.. Or when i get left and right position working then Ethernet is blocked.. and this kind of things.. I Attach print-screen of my current settings, if you need something more just, tell me. Thank you for your time, and I hope someone will be able to help me.
  7. Hiya Guys, New here (first post!) - and I'm fairly new to Connected Components Workbench, so apologies for the mammoth post! I am currently developing a System using one Micro850 PLC and one PanelView C600 HMI. I am able to update the current HMI time by sending Unsigned-Integers to Global Connection Tags: System Clock – Hour ($SysClockHour);System Clock – Minute ($SysClockMinute);System Clock – Second ($SysClockSecond);However, if using the same “update time” more than once, this method does not work as the HMI is looking for a “change” in a Tag before an update occurs (Tag-specific). For example, we require to be able to receive a “synchronisation signal” on a digital-input on the PLC each day at 15:00:00. This will only work once as, even though the HMI’s current time updates every second, I will still be sending the values “15”, “0”, and “0” to the above Tags (which will therefore not force an update – as they haven’t changed). I cannot reset these Tags without updating the current Time – as any number “out of range” causes an error (incidentally the errors are shown on the HMI to occur on Tags “SysClockSecondTimed”, “SysClockMinuteTimed”, and “SysClockHour” – note the omission of the word “Timed” on the Hours error…). There appears to be no reference to these “Timed” Tags anywhere in CCW, and I have no idea why the “Hour” update errors on a different (the correct?!) Tag. It’s a pretty confusing problem and difficult to explain… it took me a while to get my head around it – and I can see what the code is doing! J I've looked for documentation on how these Global Connection Tags work, but I can't find anything. Everything I (think I) know so far is from extensive testing... so if anyone knows of any documentation, or has any suggestions as to how I can achieve the required result - that would be massively helpful! Thanks for taking the time to read all this! Cheers, Steve.
  8. RSView32 Error

    I am getting this error. How to resolve this?
  9. Hi guys, I've found the following website: http://www.rockwellautomation.com/rockwellautomation_de/news/news-detail.page?reqid=1356918 It shows a download link for some reference material regarding Ethernet/IP communication drivers. I've been lucky with Mitsubishi and Siemens supporting TCP/IP, but for some reason this is just now starting to be supported by Rockwell, and many of the budget controllers do not yet support TCP/IP (at least without an interface module, and even then they are only compatible with certain processors). I would love to write my own Ethernet/IP driver for communicating with Rockwell controllers and I/O blocks. This looks like the perfect starting point as Rockwell claims to support it. I've got an email out to the representative listed in the article, and have talked to rockwell engineers over the phone, but do not yet have any leads. I thought I would post here in case anyone has used this, and could provide some information on where to get the reference material. I imagine there are many tinkerers on here who get excited by these things . I did notice this repository that looks close: https://github.com/EIPStackGroup/OpENer The library is called "OpENer", and the original expired download link in the rockwell press release is "Opener.Sourceforge", so maybe there is a correlation. Maybe this github library is the latest iteration of the project files released in 2009. (The github library looks very reliable, and professionally supported). Any leads on here would be greatly appreciated. If I can prove this concept to work, I will likely go further with odva certification. But for now this will be fun to reverse engineer and prove. Also, if I get any leads on this I will make sure to post back.