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  1. PLC Not fast enough?

    Hello, I used a Schneider Electric SR3B261B PLC to create a trivia machine (as I call it).  Basically 20 buttons that let contestants ring in to trivia.  There is a display that shows the number of the person who rang in.  It works pretty well unless people press the buttons at exactly the same time.  Then it shows 2 results at the same time.  Usually resulting in a display of 18 when really it was 12 and 14 that rang in, for example. The PLC has options for: "Adjustment of the basic cycle time of the module."   and "Type of Hardware Input Filtering." Which I assume would make the PLC operate faster and avoid two inputs triggering at the same time.  If I change the setting and update the changes do not keep.  I appear unable to change it past 20 x2 ms  and slow (3ms). Is that a correct assumption that changing this would fix it? Why can I not change this?  Is it because I have so many inputs (14 or so) and Outputs (16 or so)? or because my program uses nearly all 240 lines of ladder logic allowed? What can I do to fix this?   Emerald
  2. arteco Axis Controller SU310

    i have a problem in bare-feeder powered by IEMCA  for lathe cnc machine . the panel appears a message of " plc communication error " when i exchange the Axis Controller "plc" from another bare-feeder also powered by iemca the alarm disappeared and the bar-feeder works well . my question here can you help me the plc used is arteco axis controller su 310 cpu , this plc can access to it by ISAGRAF software can any one known about this software and how can i download it by links ?  
  3. SECS (SEMI Equipment Communications Standard)/GEM (Generic Equipment Model) are communication interface protocols for communication between semiconductor equipment and a fab host. Fab host is a software application that is controlling and monitoring equipment processing using SECS/GEM protocol. 
  4. Do-More Designer

    Trying to program production tracking in Do-More 2.3. Need to track current Date, Time of day & current hour.  Anyone have an example of how time of day is used? I have done this in Allen Bradley 5000, but this Automation Direct stuff is new to me.
  5. Hi everybody,For a while I’ve been wondering, in every plc forum where the use of loops come to discussion I find most people answering that it’s best to stay away from them and that there are better, easier and mostly less scan time demanding solutions out there. Why is that?In my experience they’re the next best thing.Why would referencing data from an array of 40 Dwords using a FOR X:= 0 TO 40 DO loop be any more scan time demanding then the PLC scanning through 40 rungs of statments?Just curious if I’m missing something here. Cheers
  6. I am new at PLC programming, I have tried some ways to convert a text into DINT and I haven't found the right way yet, maybe somebody can help me. I want to convert "Hello" to DINT, for example. I tried converting it on here  https://www.branah.com/ascii-converter  to decimal and then using it as an input for a ROUND, FLOOR, TRUNC blocks to get a DINT, but when I get the result and use as an input in a DI_R i block the output doesn't match with the first conversion of "Hello". Any tips on how do I get it to work, please? Thanks in advance. 
  7. Hi,   I'm pretty new to allen Bradley and wanted to know if there was a function that could help me out. I have a rotation sensor which feeds back to the PLC via a digital input, once every half second or second once machine is up to speed - I want to record the off time of this DI (how long it is off between pulses, essentially how long it takes for drum to rotate once). Is there some way to record this time and use this value for compare logic? any help would be greatly appreciated.   PLC: Micrologix 1400 series B RSLogix 500 version 11.00.00 (CPR 9)
  8. Hi, i am currently looking for a software that can open .gop-projects so i can look in the code and upgrade some panels at my current customers place. This software and GOP2000 are ancient and have not had any reply from ABB for several days about this. The GOPs here is starting to fail and we only got 1 spare that are in service almost 24/7.  
  9. Hi everyone! I have a question to all of you guys - do you ever use any software or online tools to manage your automation/electrical engineering projects? I have worked in a number of companies and have seen various scenarios, from using excel tables to run multi-million dollar projects to using proprietary SW for every little tiny project. Unfortunately I do not have experience working for any major big integrator and am very curious how projects are managed at this level (and if every engineer likes the way it is handled).  Additional question - does anyone have ever used a software to automatically generate the PLC code? I know some companies develop products to generate the "skeleton" of PLC program and I think it is a great thing to have.
  10. pilz pss 3066

    i have pilz plc (pss 3066 saftey controller). i tried to search for the software of this plc but i don't find any info. about this plc because it is old. so please can anyone give me software program of this plc to connect from my pc ?and any manual about this plc ? thank you in advance
  11. I am trying to program an analogue output on a Siemens S7-1500 unit from a 4-20ma sourced analogue input scaled over 0-250 degrees. The analogue input will have an adjustable setting in the software for when the alarm status should occur and at this point I want the analogue alarm output to start to process at 4ma, at 5 degrees above the initial set point I want the analogue output value to be 20ma I have no idea how to do this so any help from people is greatly appreciated and advice on which analogue output card to use would be helpful.  
  12. I'm very new to sysmac. I am trying to display the current date and time in the corner of each of my HMI pages. I saw a button labeled date and time. It is asking for a variable for behavior. Do I need to write some basic structured text or FB in plc to get date and time and pass it over? I figured the button would update itsself since when I placed it on the screen it had the current date and time and refreshes every time I leave the page and come back. 
  13. real to integer number

    Hello, Could somebody give for me advice how need seperate real number to integer? for example I have in D10 real number 10,9 for me need to do integer number 10 and 9. The real number seperate to integer I am using this LADDER line, attached picture. In D90 I got 10, But how to isolate the number of decimal places,I can not think of. Please help for me
  14. Capture Date and Time

    I would like to capture current date and time to registers in the PLC. I would prefer to use a function block, if possible, since I need to do the capture at different places in the program. I am using a CJ2M. How can I do it?
  15. LOGO! SOFT COMFORT V8.2 FULL

    Hello Experts, I have recently started to learn about PLC and Industrial Automation. I got Logo Soft Comfort demo software which cannot communicate with the hardware. How/Where (link) can I get a full version 8 of Soft Comfort for free? Thanks.
  16. Convert time

    Hello. this is my firs post is possible to convert the elapsed time of timer to real or int i need to make some math operation with the elapsed time thanks  
  17. There have been many good discussions on the applicability of cloud-based solutions for manufacturing and process control systems. On one side, some people have concerns regarding security and control of the information, on the other side, there are identified benefits enabled by cloud systems. From VMS minicomputers to DOS and Windows, from ArcNet to Ethernet, it is inevitable the industrial automation systems shall adopt the technologies that are getting predominant in IT general use; the current environment that I am calling the “Cloud-iPad era” is no different; therefore the practical discussion is not if those new technologies will be applied in the industrial environment, but how. This paper is not intended to join the conceptual discussion about the cloud, but just to present a few simple practical examples, where cloud technologies are already enhancing industrial automation solutions and enabling new business opportunities. CloudPracticalApplications.pdf
  18. Time Input from NB Screen CP1L-E

    Hi guys,     I am trying to make a controller for an oven using MODBUS with a CP1L and an NB screen. My oven program will have 10 stages in one baking cycle, and the parameters for each stage can be modified individually (temperature, blower speed and time). I have set my number input in the NB screen to be a unsigned int of 2 integers and 2 decimals, and it writes to H4 in plc H memory. I move this value from H4 to W4 in the PLC, and input W4 into a timer (T0000). I have tried data manipulation and still have no success in getting this to work properly. My CP1L timer is set to BCD mode, as I am using premade MODBUS function blocks which are programmed with timers in BCD mode. Does anyone have any pointers regarding this? In the screenshot provided, the number i inputed in the HMI was 60.00.
  19. Codesys

    Hello - I stumbled across some mention of Codesys and was curious if anyone here uses it. Pros/cons? prefer it over other programming software. Have it downloading currently (since you can download a free variation of the application) but it looks quite interesting. Also - what PLC hardware is programmed with it? Did not see that mentioned on their website when I was browsing through.
  20. hello,,,, i want to ask, is there a way to convert the yaskawa PLC ladder program to a Mitsubishi PLC? and what software is used to program PLC brand of YASKAWA?
  21. Hello, Completely new to Mitsubishi PLCs and I need to use a date and time stamp for data collection purposes. We have a Siemens PLC as well and this has the data type "Date_And_Time" which is what I need to replicate. I have been attempting to write my own data type but am struggling with how to go about this as it is not straightforward and I cannot find anything about how the Siemens Date_And_Time is made up so I have nothing to go off. Does anyone have an example of a data type they have made that is the same? Or is there a data type which does this already in GX Works 2 that I just can't seem to find?  Please help!
  22. Hello - I am currently setting up a program to control a downlane conveyor motor and ran into the issue of operators leaving the conveyor on through their breaks/at the end of the shift.... I know, shocking . Anyways, the essentials of the program are the following - ladder logic, start/stop PB station, a sensor that says when I've seen a box for x-amount of time I will turn off, when the eye is clear for x-amount of time I will turn back on. When trying to 'solve the problem' of the operators leaving them on, I figured this would give me a chance to use a RTC (real time counter) and program it so that at various times of the day I will send a single shot to verify the relay is CT is open. I've enabled the RTC on the Micro810, dropped a TOW but do not really understand how to set the TOW block up. Hopefully that all makes sense. Thanks,  grubb
  23. Hello,, I have motion controller A series A172SHCPUN,, I have written the program ladder into the CPU, but I can't write the motion program.. i dont have the program to open file the program motion and I want to ask if I have the software SW3RNC-GSVE, my os computer is window XP, Can it be installed? and is the cable transfer used the same as the ladder transfer program cable (SC09)?
  24. Version V2.2.5

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    HaiwellHappy Programming Software Features HaiwellHappy is the programming software for Haiwell PLC. It accordance with IEC 61131-3 standard, supports  built-in simulator and three kinds of programming languages (LD-Ladder Diagram, FBD-Function Block Diagram and IL-Instruction List). It can run on the systems of Windows 98, Windows 200X, Windows XP and the later Windows versions.   **  You can get the latest version from Download center for free **     HaiwellHappy Features     l Haiwell Cloud Programming Support Haiwell Cloud platform, can use Haiwell cloud to do remote programming for Haiwell PLC as upload/download, firmware upgrading, self-diagnosis, monitoring and debugging. Easy for remote connection and real-time data monitoring of the site. Also you can do local programming through a HMI which supports built-in cloud engine. l Built-in PLC simulator Haiwell PLC programming software supports internal simulator, realizing the PLC program run in the simulation. During programming or the programming is completed, you can run PLC program in the simulation without online to check the program execution is correct or not. It can reduce on-site commissioning time greatly, reduce debugging difficult and improve debugging efficiency. l Communication simulator It is used to the debug communication instruction simulation tools. It can be manually input simulately response message returned from salve, or you can use the computer's serial port to communicate with salve really, Simulate the process that PLC executes communication instruction really and process the return data from the salve.  l Interpolation simulator Track and draw the trajectory generated from motion control instructions such as the linear interpolation, circular interpolation, listing parameters of the pulse output channel of the motive plane and corresponding to each axis, display the current position of the channel, the mechanical home position, output mode, you can set shaft length, unit pulses. l PLC executable file Generation PLC program can be generated to executable file which is released and executed independently. So you do not need to send the PLC program to the user, it can be very easy, very safe to put the PLC excutable file to the user to download, but do not worry the user would can see the program content. l Innovative convenient instruction sets On the basis of analysis and absorption of various PLC instruction, Haiwell PLC launched many powerful innovations facilitate instruction. As communication instruction (COMM, MODR, MODW, HWRD, HWWR), data portfolio diversification instruction (BUNB, BUNW, WUNW, BDIB, WDIB, WDIW), PID control (PID), valve control (VC), upper and lower alarm (HAL, LAL), range transmitter (SC), temperature curve (TTC) etc. Any one instruction can realize the function but other PLC required to multiple instructions. These instructions are very easy to understand and use, greatly improve the programming efficiency and running speed. l Modular project structure Create 63 blocks total (main program, sub program, interrupt program) and chose any programming language to program. The execution order of block can be adjusted at random. Each block can be imported and exported independently and has the same password protected of program projects. So we can fully realize the modular programming and program reuse dreams. l Convenient instruction form Provides multiple instruction tables. Use these tables can reduce the amount of programs, saving program space, such as initialization data. Each table can be imported and exported independently and has the same password protection of program project. l Powerful online networking Search out all the PLC that connect with the PC. Show running status, fault status, RUN / STOP switch position, hardware configuration information, communication port parameters such detailed information of all the online PLC. Select any PLC for online monitoring, program download, firmware upgrade, controlling PLC stop, adjusting PLC real-time clock, modifying password protection, modifying communication port parameters, modifying the watching-dog time and PLC station names. l Online monitoring and debugging functions Provide 10 pages of component’s monitoring table. It can choose in decimal, hexadecimal, binary, floating point and character to display data. Support component and register component monitoring hybridly and displaying component annotation at the same time. All instruction tables can be imported to the monitoring table. l Unique real-time curve functions Monitor any of the register elements of its real-time curve, convenient to control and debug during the process. l User friendly input method Provide shortcuts, drag and drop, click and many other command input. Suggest effective components or range of values for each input and output terminals. It can be entered directly. Some data of combination (such as communication protocols etc.) can also double-click the instruction to configure the input data. l Convenient annotation Provide the component comment, network comment, instruction comment, block comment, table comment, and project comment. After the component with “//” to input comments directly (e g.: X0 // motor start).Comments can choose to download to the PLC for reading or modification facilitately. l Detailed tips and online helps Provide PLC resource window, instruction window, etc. All the instructions and detailed description of hardware modules can be found in powerful online help system which is open through clicking F1 key in the programming interface to find the answer. Even if use HaiwellHappy programming software for the first time who can easily complete the preparation of control program. l Convenient editing functions Support all conventional editing operations, searching and replacing, instruction up and down, network up and down, copying and pasting between program projects. l Hardware configuration, sub program parameter passing, local components, indirection, print, preview, debugging, CRC calculation, password protection, etc.
  25. Haiwell PLC programming software- HaiwellHappy View File HaiwellHappy Programming Software Features HaiwellHappy is the programming software for Haiwell PLC. It accordance with IEC 61131-3 standard, supports  built-in simulator and three kinds of programming languages (LD-Ladder Diagram, FBD-Function Block Diagram and IL-Instruction List). It can run on the systems of Windows 98, Windows 200X, Windows XP and the later Windows versions.   **  You can get the latest version from Download center for free **     HaiwellHappy Features     l Haiwell Cloud Programming Support Haiwell Cloud platform, can use Haiwell cloud to do remote programming for Haiwell PLC as upload/download, firmware upgrading, self-diagnosis, monitoring and debugging. Easy for remote connection and real-time data monitoring of the site. Also you can do local programming through a HMI which supports built-in cloud engine. l Built-in PLC simulator Haiwell PLC programming software supports internal simulator, realizing the PLC program run in the simulation. During programming or the programming is completed, you can run PLC program in the simulation without online to check the program execution is correct or not. It can reduce on-site commissioning time greatly, reduce debugging difficult and improve debugging efficiency. l Communication simulator It is used to the debug communication instruction simulation tools. It can be manually input simulately response message returned from salve, or you can use the computer's serial port to communicate with salve really, Simulate the process that PLC executes communication instruction really and process the return data from the salve.  l Interpolation simulator Track and draw the trajectory generated from motion control instructions such as the linear interpolation, circular interpolation, listing parameters of the pulse output channel of the motive plane and corresponding to each axis, display the current position of the channel, the mechanical home position, output mode, you can set shaft length, unit pulses. l PLC executable file Generation PLC program can be generated to executable file which is released and executed independently. So you do not need to send the PLC program to the user, it can be very easy, very safe to put the PLC excutable file to the user to download, but do not worry the user would can see the program content. l Innovative convenient instruction sets On the basis of analysis and absorption of various PLC instruction, Haiwell PLC launched many powerful innovations facilitate instruction. As communication instruction (COMM, MODR, MODW, HWRD, HWWR), data portfolio diversification instruction (BUNB, BUNW, WUNW, BDIB, WDIB, WDIW), PID control (PID), valve control (VC), upper and lower alarm (HAL, LAL), range transmitter (SC), temperature curve (TTC) etc. Any one instruction can realize the function but other PLC required to multiple instructions. These instructions are very easy to understand and use, greatly improve the programming efficiency and running speed. l Modular project structure Create 63 blocks total (main program, sub program, interrupt program) and chose any programming language to program. The execution order of block can be adjusted at random. Each block can be imported and exported independently and has the same password protected of program projects. So we can fully realize the modular programming and program reuse dreams. l Convenient instruction form Provides multiple instruction tables. Use these tables can reduce the amount of programs, saving program space, such as initialization data. Each table can be imported and exported independently and has the same password protection of program project. l Powerful online networking Search out all the PLC that connect with the PC. Show running status, fault status, RUN / STOP switch position, hardware configuration information, communication port parameters such detailed information of all the online PLC. Select any PLC for online monitoring, program download, firmware upgrade, controlling PLC stop, adjusting PLC real-time clock, modifying password protection, modifying communication port parameters, modifying the watching-dog time and PLC station names. l Online monitoring and debugging functions Provide 10 pages of component’s monitoring table. It can choose in decimal, hexadecimal, binary, floating point and character to display data. Support component and register component monitoring hybridly and displaying component annotation at the same time. All instruction tables can be imported to the monitoring table. l Unique real-time curve functions Monitor any of the register elements of its real-time curve, convenient to control and debug during the process. l User friendly input method Provide shortcuts, drag and drop, click and many other command input. Suggest effective components or range of values for each input and output terminals. It can be entered directly. Some data of combination (such as communication protocols etc.) can also double-click the instruction to configure the input data. l Convenient annotation Provide the component comment, network comment, instruction comment, block comment, table comment, and project comment. After the component with “//” to input comments directly (e g.: X0 // motor start).Comments can choose to download to the PLC for reading or modification facilitately. l Detailed tips and online helps Provide PLC resource window, instruction window, etc. All the instructions and detailed description of hardware modules can be found in powerful online help system which is open through clicking F1 key in the programming interface to find the answer. Even if use HaiwellHappy programming software for the first time who can easily complete the preparation of control program. l Convenient editing functions Support all conventional editing operations, searching and replacing, instruction up and down, network up and down, copying and pasting between program projects. l Hardware configuration, sub program parameter passing, local components, indirection, print, preview, debugging, CRC calculation, password protection, etc. Submitter Haiwell Submitted 03/18/19 Category Other PLC Demo Software