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  1. PLC Training

    Hi Everyone We are setting up a initial training in PLC programming for technicians, I got some experience with SIEMENS S7 but this seems to be an expensive choice, we would like to opt for a budget PLC but at the same time would like a user friendly software for teaching......I would like to have views of users of other PLC brands such as OMRON, MITSUBISHI or even Schneider??? thanks Jay
  2. Micrologix 1400 Float TAG

    Hello,  I have a micrologix 1400 plc connected to a length measurement gauge. The gauge sends an analog value to the plc to an analog input. I convert the value into a dimension and send it to F8:0. but I need this value in three different steps in the program. Since i just have one element of float (F8:0) is there anyway i can store the value in a different location or create more floating point tags eg. F8:1. F8:2 ?    Thank You   
  3. I have recently come across a free virtual plc simulator called PLC Fiddle. It will enable you to create simple PLC ladder logic code within your browser. This is an ideal way in understanding PLC concepts for industrial automation. All of the basic PLC instructions that come with most plc units have been incorporated in this virtual PLC software.PLC Fiddle is currently in an early stage of development but is functional enough to be helpful to you in learning and understanding PLC concepts. YouTube Video: Let me know what you think of this for a learning tool. Thanks, Garry
  4. Hello Friends,  I've been writing a program for several days now, Actually I'm an immature for CX programmer and also for plc programming, So I'd like to ask you, if there is any decent way ,,,,I mean a good method of starting to write a program and keeping the flow of it so, it is easy to keep track on what i've been doing from the beginning.??  Cuz sometimes I face the problem of loosing points that were written by myself but not remembering them, So I'd like to learn how to organize my written lines as a wanna be professional.   Thank you   :) 
  5. Programming cables

    Is there any website that provide all details about programming cables for all PLCs.  I have one local Indian plc "Genie NX" manufactured by GIC India. I want to make programming cable for same. but unable to get details. please let me know if anybody used it? for more info
  6. Hi,   I am using Omron CP1E NA 20DTD with built-in ANALOG inputs and output. I know how to deal with digital inputs. But I have no idea about analogue input wiring and programming. I tried connecting gefran LVDT PY2 directly to an analogue input of plc. But the indicator light did not turn on. Do I need to use any signal conditioner or converter? The output of lvdt is 0 to 25volts. I HAVE ATTACHED THE DATASHEET OF LVDT. DTS_PY2_06-2016_ENG.pdf
  7. Click PLC Series Tutorial

    This Click Series PLC tutorial will give you a good start in learning how to program this controller. Click PLC Series (Automation Direct) System Hardware – Video Installing the Software – Video Establish Communication – Video Numbering System and Addressing – Video Timers and Counters– Counter Video – Timer Video Compare and Math Instructions – Video Program Control Instructions – Video Shift Register – Video Drum Instruction – Video Send and Receive Instructions – Video AdvancedHMI Communiation – Video Create an Analog Voltage Input Tester for a PLC – Video Wiring Testing Analog PLC Input Click – VideoModbus RTU Click PLC Master to BRX PLC Slave Communication – Video If you have any questions or need further information, please contact me. Regards, Garry
  8. Hello I am kind new at Allen B. PLC and i have to make some changes in the PLC program: - add 2 safety switches. - add 4 photo sensor. just want to know what software do i need to make changes online. PLC \I have is  SLC 5/03 1747-L531 also have a touch scream terminal that i need to modify   panel view C600   thanks for your help guys.
  9. Hello All, A little bit about my current role. I am currently a Automation and Welding Robotics Programmer ( automotive industry ). I have been programming robotics for almost 4 years at my company, but this is all experience work, no qualifications. I enjoy the role but this is very insecure due to having no qualifications, if the company was to go under. I am currently working out in Hungary on a secondment with my company. The project was the introduction of a second line at one of our other plants. This has gone successfully and will be coming to an end come December.  While i have been here i have been working with a PLC Engineer ( Contractor ), After speaking with him about his role it intrigued me and felt it was something i would enjoy pursuing. Unfortunately it appears that he is a "knowledge is power" kinda guy which leaves me unable to learn anything from him.  So i am 30 Years of age this year... So my question is too any of you experienced and hopefully helpful individuals is...  Is 30 too old to start this career? if not then; Where is the best place to start learning about PLC Programming? What should i be learning? What courses are available? - Are there recognised governing bodies for this role? What career path would you suggest? I hope someone is willing to share info / answer some of my questions. Help in anyway would be greatly appreciated.
  10. Hello, I am currently working on programming my first sortation system.  Attached is a blue print of the in feed conveyors and their loadout lines.  As boxes merge together they will be scanned by the barcode scanner.  From there we will be told which lane each box must go down, from the WCS.   My question is, without encoders, what would be the best way to control this system? Counting the packages as they pass through the photoeye? Or setting timers?   Thanks, James Sorting Conveyor Layout.pdf
  11. Good day Please assist me - pertaining to the QSeries GXWorks2 Programming  - and in particular the utilization of the macrocode functionality. The information required includes; [1] Purpose of macrocode (incl advantages) [2] its utilization's effects on the PLC programming memory (it appears that it consumes more programming memory. [3] any reference documentation that could be used - containing specifically information regarding this feature (note most manuals doesn't discuss this)
  12. CJ2M-CPU32 and CJ1W-TC002 help

    Hi everyone. l have a project with omron plc but l dont know omron. l have CJ2M-CPU32 and CJ1W-TC002 also input and output units. do you have a example temperature control programme for this device ? 
  13. Starting Problem with FX2N-2LC

    Dear Experts, I have been trying to activate FX2N-2LC temperature control block but nothing could help. I have tried the ladder logic which is available in Mitsubishi manual but this is not any output from the module. Please help me or guide me to get rid over this problem, I am attaching the ladder diagram so you guys will get the Idea to where I am going wrong.   FX2N-2L Program.pdf
  14. FR-DU04 (FR-A500) vs FR-DU04-1 (FR-V500). Programming unit differences. (A VSD question) What is the difference between these units? Why are they not interchangeable. (Other than the fact that the FR-DU04-1 is used for vector VSD applications, and the FR-DU04 is intended for standard induction motor applications. Is this a matter of firmware differences?
  15. Profibus Cable

    Dear Friends; Good day. we have CNC grinding machine with S 7-300 control system. The profibus cable run about 25 meter around the machine. In that length 2 meter wire found short. Please guide me  1. Is change the cable completely?? 2. Can i make a joint by buy 2 meter cable only? If Yes how i join the cable by using profibus connector or simply as twist the conductor with each other?   Regards
  16. Hello,     I am working in microprocessor industries, now I am doing reverse engineering for PPC SECS communication program in Visual C++ 6.0 for Mitsubishi PLC(Model Q50UDEHCPU). Did anyone from you have worked with this program PPC? I need to find out the what are doing each function from this program? Like hostproc, data, mainproc, otherproc, plcproc, qbproc queue, offline, send_c, QBFFunc32.
  17.  Hi, im from brazil and need some help, some days ago i buy a programmer CQM1-PRO01-E beacause one plc CPM2B are deceased, we have another equipaments with this one, but CX programmer not response and de are trying day after day, but with this programmer i want copy and paste the logic from other PLC. Can you help with copy and paste on programmer CQM1?
  18. Help Programming a Beckhoff PLC

    I have a very simple problem that I need help with.  I have some programming experience but I am brand new to PLCs and structured text.  I am using TwinCat 3 to program a Beckhoff CX9020.  My goal is to read the temperature from my thermocouple and open or close a valve based on the temperature.  I have successfully connected the PLC to the TwinCat software and I am able to see the value of the thermocouple increase and decrease when I touch it with my fingers.  I need to link that value to a variable in my code so I can have the valve act on it.  I don't know how to properly address the inputs and outputs.  Thank you!
  19. Looking for programmer help

    Hello, I am not sure if this is an appropriate place for this but we are a company that does electrical engineering for material handling systems in north Dallas, TX. We are looking for an experienced Siemens programmer to help train one of our engineers.He is writing a program from scratch and has not worked with Siemens before. We would need this person on-site for a few days to a week and they will be compensated as well as travel expenses paid. Our engineer will have very specific questions to ask as he is very experienced and has been doing this for many years- this is just a new system for him. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact me as soon as possible. 
  20. Hi , I need help in assigning Link refresh setting between PLCS ,B and W address exchange between QCPU s and  two DOPL module  connected in ring network configuration. We  have used qj71lp21-25 in 5 cpu station.    
  21. Hello, I got a new work job to design a cycle tester for a mechanism to make sure will work for at least 5000 cycles open - close. I never made a pls program I start researching few days ago and seams to be very complicate to make it. I have a TM221C16R PLC from Schneider. please help me with some instructions. the cycle tester will have a start pushbutton, stop pushbutton, door open switch, one air cylinder with solenoid to push and pull and a counter. Thank you, Romica
  22. Hello to all! Kindly provide me 1-Download link for RS logix 5000 v7.2 .i have a program which is designed in old version of Rs logix 5000 and i m unable to open it on v20.0 2- ControlLogix 5550 1756-L1 controller Serial Cable pinout [plc to pc]-Programming cable Thanks
  23. Hi, I am a beginner to PLC. I am currently working on a home project with Allen Bradley 1100 model. The project is to build a door open-shut cycle tester.  The motor I have purchased is a Bodine Brushless DC34B/FV INTEGRAmotor. My goal is to utilize the Allen Bradley to to control the motor and then the motor drive a shaft to open/shut the door. Through the LCD screen the of PLC, we can set and view the amount of cycles.  I have finished the initial stage of wiring. But not sure how should I start on the programming part. Could any of you give me any hints on the programming portion? Thank you so much. 
  24. Hello I tried to go online with MicroLogix 1200 through "1761-CBL-PM02 Series C" serial cable. I read its manual and it says i can use the cable to go online. I got these errors and i attached them. Can someone tell me why i am getting this error? Thanks for reading and have a good day !
  25. hey!  I'm pretty new to PLC's, and I'm supposed to ''teach'' the people at my internship how this PLC works, but I have encountered a problem.  I've gotten pretty far with all the digital programming and understanding how everything works, but I just can't figure out how the analog inputs/outputs and programming works...... I've had a fair explaination on PID and how this works. I've searched the web as well to figure out what PLC instructions to use.    I hope you can answer my following questions.    1, what are the most used PLC instruction blocks which I can use for temperature control, and how am I supposed to use them? 2, Could you please give me an example on how to use PID and what numbers will I need for the calculations? 3, what are the most used PLC Instruction blocks (apart form the analog ones) that I should include in my tutorial?   this is my setup: Ethernet switch MOXA EDS-205 Plc voeding PA202 PLC CPU CJ1MCPU11-ETN Digital IN (16x) CJ1W-ID211 (SL) Digital IN (16x) CJ1W-ID211 (SL) Analog IN (8x) CJ1W-AD081 (SL) Analog IN (8x) CJ1W-AD081 (SL) TRANS OUT (16x) CJ1W-OD212 (SL) TRANS OUT (16x) CJ1W-OD212 (SL) Analog OUT (4x) CJ1W-DA041 (SL)   thank you soo much for looking at my question and considering helping me! the OMRON helpdesk hasn't been very helpfull.    kind regards,    Deuslupos,