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  1. Using its internal Ethernet ports, our 1769-L36ERM processor communicates with 15 other devices inside the same machine. Can a rack mounted Ethernet module be installed to allow communication to/from this processor and an external network containing a SCADA system and RSLogix 5000 workstations? We prefer not to add all 16 devices to our external network and our I/S department does not allow routing devices on the network that they did not install.
  2. Hello I'm looking for a way to setup communication between a PC and a PLC. The PLC is an Allen Bradley compactlogix L30ER i would like to use the existing network which is a Ethernet setup. I've read and tried some OPC/DDE sample project with Excel and I'm wondering if there is a better way to do it. Thanks!
  3. connecting ixt4a to a cj1m/cp1l/ns network

    hi everybody i have a network with 2 pieces cj1m and 2 pieces cp1l communicating with a ns15 monitor. everything is fine. i need to connect an ixt4a monitor in that network. my question is : do i have to make new routing tables or it is not neccessary? my routing table for cj1m and cp1l cpus are attached. if then i have to make new routing table so that the cj1m will be able to communicate ixt4a monitor, how am i going to do it for both monitors? Any help will be mostly valuable and appreciated. thanks
  4. CJ1M communication protocol

    Hello, I am not familiar with the Omron PLC's. A PC is connected to the peripheral port of an CJ1M CPU12 PLC. The write command the PC is transmitting to the PLC looks like this (ASCII): "@00WD0070010055*." Can you tell me what kind of communication protocol it is using? It is a public or proprietary protocol? Thank you!
  5. Micrologix 1400 Problems

    I have been using a micrologix 1400 L32bxba. I have had a reoccurring problem of the contacts sticking on the processor. I have added diodes on the coils of the contactors. Using 700CB220EJ relays. I also have the problem of the leakage current being so high it pulls in the relays with the output off. Any help would be appreciated.
  6. Hello, I am trying to communicate with MicroLogix 1100 from CompactLogix. But I keep getting an error and It says connection failure. This is what I have done so far. Can anyone tell me what I am missing? Regards,
  7. Hello everyone, I need to modify furnace ladder diagram to take control of the upper PID limit. The temperature on the furnace is controlled using PID. There is master PLC CJ1GCPU45SP which communicates several slaves CJ1MCPU13. It looks that all the PID parameters are send from the master to slaves over DeviceNet using seven DRM21 modules installed on extension rack. I can see where the values for the PID are entered on the HMI and moved to new location in the master but I don't understand why they are not placed in memory locations used by DeviceNet by default as per DRM-21 manual ( which if I understand correctly are D30000 to D31599). Is it because the DRM21 are mounted on extension rack? I will list all the upper limit locations in master, it is a long list but hopefully will help in resolving this issue: HMI entry location Moved to location in the ladder D16401 __________________ D32023 D16403 __________________ D32047 D16405 __________________ D32071 D16407 __________________ D32095 D16409 __________________ D32323 D16411 __________________ D32347 D16413 __________________ D32371 D16415 __________________ D32395 D16417 __________________ D32623 D16419 __________________ D32647 D16421 __________________ D32671 D16423 __________________ D32695 D16425 __________________ D29923 D16427 __________________ D29947 D16428 __________________ D31723 D16429 __________________ D31756 D16430 __________________ D31757 D16431 __________________ D31758 After they are moved to the D3xxxx location they are not used anymore anywhere in the master PLC so I am assuming they are transmitted over to be used in slaves. Is my reasoning correct? How can I calculate address space used by each DRM-21 card to make sure I am understanding what is transferred where? Thank you.
  8. This is my company's first time using a Mitsubishi PLC and our partners/clients advised us against using the built-in Ethernet port on the Q03UDE CPU, saying that we should instead use a standalone QJ71E71 Ethernet module. The QJ71E71 costs 1.5x the CPU module so there are significant savings in using the built-in Ethernet. They cited reliability issues but can anyone here back up their claim? We use our PLCs as simple I/O blocks - a PC runs a program which communicates with the PLC and tells it what outputs to fire. There is no actual ladder logic on the PLC. The PC connects directly to the PLC. I wrote a small C# utility that blasts the QX40 and QY80 input/output cards on my stack with random values and reads them back to ensure correct data transfer. The QJ71E71 Ethernet module averages 10 ms for a read or write operation and the Q03UDE averages 3 or 4 ms (much quicker!). So, does anyone have a reason to use the QJ71E71 port instead of the CPU? Thanks
  9. Hello, I have an annoying problem with communication between Siemens S7 PLC and HMI panel. Here it how it looks like: I am using Siemens S7-315 with 343 Lean ethernet port. This port is used to communication with HMI terminal. Communication is realized through S7-TCP communication protocol. When I was testing the communication in the office everything worked fine and nothing wrong happened. The problem occururs only on the installation. After turning the PLC and HMI on everyting works fine, data is transferred correctly and variables are displyed on HMI. After a few hours the communication is suddenly lost. This is a direct connection between PLC and HMI and there are no other devices in this network. So it is not possible that suddenly there is an address confilct. I made a wireshark analysis (I connected a notebook and hub into the network) and I found out that when the communication is lost HMI terminal is trying to get data from the PLC but it is not responding. It looks like PLC ethernet port is broken. You cannot ping PLC from notebook and HMI. On the other hand you can exchange pings between HMI and notebook. The communication is back again only if you'll restart the PLC. The strangest thing is that I did not have any problem with the communication when I was testing it in the office. The configuration and project of PLC and HMI is excactly the same. The only difference is that on the installation PLC is realizing also a communication throguh Profibus and MPI. I've tried to use different ethernet cables (crossed, non-crossed) but in all cases the situation is the same. Do you know waht can be the cause of such behavoiur? Maybe someone had a similar situaion? In the attachment I send a screenshot from Wireshark which shows the moment when the communication breaks.
  10. Control G120C via Profibus

    I'm trying to control the speed of a G120C via profibus, but it will trip out when any changes are done to the speed value. The unit was commissioned by another guy, and he doesn't have a clue where to look. We can start and stop the unit, but it will stop at any attempt to change the speed. I was told to look for a parameter allowing it to be controlled remotely, but wich one is it ? As usual when it comes to Siemens, the manual sucks. I'm using a function block for controlling the drives (13), and the older 12 is responding correctly to any change. Anyone here that has a clue what parameter to change ?
  11. I have a question regarding hazardous zone design. My control cabinet will be in safe area but I need to have e-stop and safety limit switch located in hazardous area, Div 1 Zone 1. I am assuming that I can use zener barriers or isolators between the field devices and safety relay. I just wonder if the safety relay will function properly with barriers in between? Also do I have to use 24VDC safety relay for this application? I don't know what voltage/current is present on the terminals connecting to safety devices.
  12. Hi I have a scenario where I need to setup communication between a Mitsubishi L-series PLC to Schneider Modicon M580. I need to use the onboard ethernet port of the L-series PLC. The protocol I need to use, is Ethernet IP. (socket communication). Can someone please assist?
  13. hi Guys .Tutorial Mr PLC is a Channel in YouTube for many tutorials you will see in this channel tutorials for WinCC Flexible Wincc RUNTIME PROFESSIONAL Wincc RUNTIME Advanced Step 7 SIMATIC MANAGER S7 Communication Profibus MPI ETHERNET ProfiNET TIA Portal this is the demo if you are interesting http://youtu.be/EaSU_HzXGhw my twitter @https://twitter.com/PlcTutorial and please share it
  14. Hi Good Day, I need a suggestion, I have an omron encoder, encoder counter meter (K3NC-NB1A) and communication card RS-232C 25pins (K31-FLK1). My question is, what is the best omron software to read and manipulate the data from the encoder (I have CX-one software but I only use CX-programmer). I want to capture the encoder pulse and convert to velocity, acceleration, deceleration and also energy absorbtion. I have to use mathematical formula such as two times differentiation. I also need to show grapf and display final result that is energy absorbtion reading. Or is it much simple if I use VB / labview / java software? Thank you in advance
  15. Connect OMRON CJ1H to GSM modem

    Hello guys, actually I am new to this Omron PLC. but i have small project to transmit a command to the GSM modem via the RS232 port so it can trigger the modem to send text msg. Can you show me the steps/guide/sample program to accomplish this program coding? I already read some topic in this forum regarding to this PLC RS232 port but still cant get the ideas when to create the ladder program. PLC Type : CJ1H (CPU65H) - RS232 port First input to trigger the GSM send text msg: AT+CMGS="+YOUR HP NUMBER" Second input to trigger GSM send text msg: YOUR TEXT MSG CONTAINS (Ctrl+z to send) Many Thanks, AlexB
  16. Hi. I have a ST-Lite Ethernet base (STL-ETH1) with 1 16 bit digital in card, 3 digital out cards, 2 analog in and 2 analog out cards. I have a Q03UDE CPU (Q PLC) with 1 16bit digital in and 1 digital out card. Now I like to setup the remote I/O (STL-ETH1) mapped to the Q PLC via the ethernet port on the CPU. Is it possible not to use Modbus at all. I don't want to go and buy a Modbus Ethernet card now. Have someone done this before?
  17. I am working on Remote IO panel and plan to use the following components: 1734-AENT 1734-OW4 - qty 2 1734-IE4C I wonder if I need to separate the bus between the relay output module and analog input module? Or anywhere else in this setup? Thanks.
  18. I have 4 Allen Bradley PLCs which are 3 SLCs and 1 CLX This PLCs need to send data to Yokogawa Centum VP DCS. Instead of having and individual Modbus link to DCS, I'm planning to link all 4 PLCs by using Ethernet/IP and plan to buy 1 extra mini PLC which is Micrologix 1400 to become an interface PLC between the 4 PLCs and the DCS. Since the Micrologix 1400 has embedded with an Ethernet port (Ethernet/IP) and Rs485 port for Modbus RTU, the Micrologix 1400 interface PLC will communicate with DCS using Modbus RTU Protocol. Meaning to say, the 4 PLCS will send data to the Yokogawa DCS via interface PLC. The Interface PLC will become translator to translate from Ethernet/IP language to Modbus RTU language. My question to Expert: 1. Is this setup can works? 2. How to send data inter-PLC by using Ethernet /ip ? Is it just need to grab the tagname or there is an address for that? 3.Is Micrologix is capable to communicate with 4 PLCs using Ethernet/IP? Or just only 1 PLC? See the attached photo. Thanks. -Nizam-
  19. Hello, I am trying configure the communication between factorytalkview with ML1500, but the processor don't show in the tree. My connection PC to PLC is DF1 Serial, somebody could help me.
  20. I need help, the control net adapter shown FATL500ad, i need know what means this problem.
  21. Inverters on Profibus

    Hello, Tried to get some good and clear answers at the Siemens forum, decided to try here aswell. I have a setup with 12 G120C inverters and three gas burner units on a profibus line. If I unplug any of the devices will I of course get an error from the loaded OB. But, now and then can I lose the connection to two or more of the inverters without any notification. It seems that the communication is up and running, but the don't respond to any commands. The normally green LED on the inverters switch over to flashing red when they stop to respond. They will also show fault code 1910. I am using standard telegram 20, this is also set in the inverters parameter lists. Another funny thing is that the fault bit in the status word is always set. Even when the inverters don't hav any faults or alarms. ZSW looks like this (with or without response from the inverter): Bit 0 = 1 (Ready for switching on) Bit 1 = 1 (Ready for operation) Bit 2 = 0 (Running) Bit 3 = 1 (Fault) On all the time, even when there is no faults in the inverter Bit 4 = 0 (No coast down active) Bit 5 = 1 (No fast stop active) Bit 6 = 1 (Switching on inhibited active) Bit 7 = 0 (Alarm present) Bit 8 = 1 (Speed setpoint - actual value deviation within tolerance) Bit 9 = 0 (Control requested) Bit A = 0 (f or n comparison value reached) Bit B = 0 (I, M or P limit not reached) Bit C = 1 (Reserved) Bit D = 1 (No motor overtemperature alarm) Bit E = 0 (Direction of motor rotation) Bit F = 0 (Display CDS) Anything I might have missed or done wrong ?
  22. can anyone please provide me how to communicate between keithley controller 2182A(nano voltmeter) and fx 3G plc.aslo the programme & instruction & parameters..ASAP using RS-232 interface? i have used the instruction as show in the attachment.
  23. Hi everyone, my client has a Direct Communication network consisting of Allen bradley 1772-SD2 (PLC2) and 1771-DCM modules. I need to upgrade one of the adapter node from 1771-DCM to newer hardware. My client is insists to KEEP the 1772-SD2 scanner as it is. So essentially I need a recent hardware to replace 1771-DCM and work with 1772-SD2. Do I have any option to upgrading this node with recent generation solutions?