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  1. All, I am using Keyence CV-X422A vision controller for my application. It is interfaced with Siemens S7-1500 PLC on PROFINET. I am able to communicate with Vision controller through PLC logic command and status IOs. There is some communication issue in updating the o/p values from Camera Controller. I have tried with & w/o Handshake Mode with these settings. The camera display shows the reject but camera never turns ON the NG Status o/p. I tried different things told by Keyence Tech support but none of them worked.  He told me to have you enable the “Result ACK Flag” in the bit allocation area and send  a signal to it. Then trigger it again with a no good part and see if that fixes the issue. I tried setting the “Result ACK Flag” to 1 after I get the “Command Complete Flag” for the trigger signal that I sent. Sometimes this works but still it is not reliable. Do I need to send only a pulse to “Result ACK Flag”? Anyone here has ever faced similar issue?  Thanks for your help. AP
  2. The OPC Server for Siemens Controllers

    Good day to all forum members. I think many engineers are faced with the need to connect Siemens controllers to various SCADA systems. In most cases, the OPC technology is used to make such a connection. We want to offer participants to try our product, the OPC server for the Profinet protocol applied in Siemens controllers. Our OPC server supports the following standards: OPC DA 2.05, OPC HDA 1.2 and OPC UA (transfer of archives is supported too). Controllers of the following series are supported: S7-200, S7-300, S7-400, S7-1200 and S7-1500. The OPC server provides the interactive import of tags from the Tia Portal environment, and this simplifies configuring the server. The OPC server contains the built-in client for monitoring values, and this simplifies communication debug. There are the following modifications of the OPC server: - Demo version (full-featured, 1 hour continuous operation in the runtime mode) - Free version (32 tags at the most) You can download the trial version here: In addition to the OPC server for the Profinet protocol, we also support such protocols as Modbus, Omron FINS, Bacnet, IEC 60870-5-104, IEC61850 and SNMP.   We would love to hear feedback and feature requests to our products.
  3. Grupa ProfAs Sp. z o. o. jest firmą doradczą, świadczącą usługi w szeroko rozumianej dziedzinie Human Resources. Specjalizujemy się w rekrutacjach na stanowiska specjalistyczne, średniego i wyższego szczebla. Wierzymy, że nasz Zespół złożony z profesjonalistów jest w stanie zapewnić perspektywiczne spojrzenie i najwyższą jakość wykonywanych usług. Aktualnie dla naszego Klienta - firmy z branży automatyki przemysłowej - poszukujemy osoby na stanowisko: Programista sterowników PLC Kraków / Piła / Poznań ZAKRES OBOWIĄZKÓW: Programowanie sterowników PLC Siemens Wykonywanie aplikacji dla systemów SCADA i HMI Dobór konfiguracji sprzętowych PLC Testowanie i uruchamianie maszyn u Klientów końcowych (delegacje krajowe i zagraniczne) Wykonywanie programistycznych prac serwisowych u obecnych Klientów Sporządzanie instrukcji obsługi maszyn   WYMAGANIA: Bardzo dobra znajomość sterowników PLC Siemens Umiejętność parametryzacji serwonapędów, falowników, etc. Znajomość paneli HMI oraz systemów SCADA Znajomość sprzętowa oraz programowa komunikacyjnych sieci przemysłowych ProfiBus, Profinet, Ethernet, DeviceNet, Modbus, etc. Znajomość zagadnień i komponentów automatyki (przetwornice, serwonapędy, obwody bezpieczeństwa, aparatura modułowa, itp) Mile widziana znajomość programowania innych sterowników: Allen-Bradley, Omron Prawo jazdy kat. B Komunikatywna znajomość języka angielskiego lub niemieckiego OFERUJEMY: Współpracę w oparciu o umowę o pracę Udział w profesjonalnych szkoleniach Korzystne warunki wynagrodzenia Rozwój w firmie z doświadczeniem na rynku międzynarodowym nr w rejestrze 14990 Osoby zainteresowane prosimy o przesyłanie CV na adres lub kontakt telefoniczny pod nr tel. 881 700 778.
  4. Hi all, I will be starting on my MSc in automation in a couple of days so for that reason i have obtained a S7-1200 series 1211AC/DC/RLY PLC. This is a new area for me as i have been working in offshore since i graduated from my BSc a couple of years ago. I watched some Youtube tutorials on how the programming is done and i am ready to try it out for myself, but i have encountered a little problem.   Problem: I am using the X1 P1 PROFINET (LAN) port as a connection to my PC, this turns the Green Link light on and the Rx/Tx lights blinks orange. Now to the problem, i cannot connect to the PLC through the TIA portal, no matter what settings and connection types i use in the PG/PC interface box. I have had no luck finding leturature adressing how to configure the PC/software and get a connection to the PLC. Do any of you have a PDF or link which can help me through this problem?  Hardware: S7-1200 series 1211AC/DC/RLY 6ES7 211-BE40-0XB0 S C-J5PN 1614 2017 FS:05 Software: TIA Portal Version 13 STEP 7 Professional V13 WinCC Basic V13   Thanks   Best regards   Dennis    
  5. S7-1500 FW v 2 / Profinet issues non-Siemens devices

    Hello: Has any body encountered Profinet IO cyclic communication establishment problems between the latest S7-1500 PLC with firmware 2.0 or later and non-Siemens Profinet devices which had previously passed conformance testing campaigns? Thanks for your comments.    
  6. Hello, I am new to the Beckhoff PLC systems and PROFINET. For one of the applications I am trying to connect ETHERCAT module to the PROFINET Controller which is in turm connected to IO modules. I am using the following modules: ETHERCAT coupler EK1100,EL6631 (Controller), EL6631(Device) --> EL6631(Controller)*,EL1008 (Input module) The connection between EL6631(Device) --> EL6631(Controller)* is via Ethernet cable. I am not able to configure the connection in the above mentioned fashion. Please let me know if this is a valid configuration? Is there any simpler way to achive this. And I am using the TwinCAT3 software on my PC.   Thanksk in advance :)
  7. Siemens S7-1500 and SICK

    Hello all, Let me start by saying that although I have been working with PLCs for 20+ years I am very (as in brand) new to the Siemens world (my wheelhouse is AB). That being said I have a Siemens S7-1500 (1511 specifically) CPU with a couple of SICK multi-turn Profi-Net encoders (AFM60A-S4NB018x12) that I need to talk to. - I am using TIA v13 with all of the updates. - I have the GSD file from SICK for the encoder. - I have no clue what I am doing - I can see the encoder values update in the watch table as I move the encoder. All fine and dandy so far... Here's where the white flag is going up.... - I am of the belief that there are existing function blocks out there 'somewhere' that can read and write to the base parameters. I have contacted our local rep who deferred me to SICK. I have emailed and left messages with them and have not gotten a return anything thus far. Here's our application... We are attaching each encoder to its own rotary gear mechanism. The rotary will need to turn in the CW direction approximately 400 degrees then return to its start point by rotating in the CCW direction by the same amount. If/When production/maintenance needs to 'rehome' the assembly, the expectation is that they 'pin' the drive in a known location then a bit would be set within the CPU that would assign a specific value to the encoder's actual position. In the SICK manual (8015078/YIX6/2015-01-16) on page 31 (section 3.6.3) there is reference to Preset control. This is what I believe we need to perform the aforementioned function. Does anyone have any examples that they could share on how to read/write to these encoders by use of a Function Block or other? Relatively desperate for help at this point. Can post test code if need be. Thank you in advance, TLAF
  8. Sinamics G-120 Drive on Profinet

    Dear Friends, In my present project, I have a S7-1500 PLC & 3 Nos, Sinamics VFDs(PM-240s) with Profinet ports.(CU-240E -2PN) The drives and PLCs are on the same Profinet network. I wish to know the essentials of controlling the command and speed reference of these drives directly from the PLC on profinet. Reading the help in TIA portal got me nowhere its all about Telegrams and things that I haven't figured out yet Thanks for looking in; I shall greatly value all help and advice.