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  1. I'm sorry, guys, but I wouldn't be asking if I hadn't dedicated about 12 hours to this already. Long story short: ACS800 with RPBA-01 Profibus Adapter and RTAC-01 Pulse Encoder Interface. All we send to the drive (aside from CW permissives) is a position reference, and I believe the DriveAP functions execute how the drive will achieve that position. My final aim is to separate the encoder from going back to the drive, to instead going to a FM350-1 Counter module. I'm following someone elses work that is long gone, has been changed multiple times, and comments are almost non-existent. Where I'm stuck is understanding the data coming from the drive and being sent to it. PPO Type 5; DPV 0. In Step7, I have a DB for 20 bytes of data to drive and another DB for 20 bytes received from drive. I understand (with respect to data from drive) that it should be: SW; ACT; PZD3...PZD10 (10 x 2 byte Words). But, when I looked through all the settings in the group 51 parameters, the values in the form of (xxyy; index then subgroup; ex: 106 is parameter 1.06) don't seem to exist in the ACS800 Firmware manual. PZD 3 OUT: 7 --- PZD3 IN: 6 PZD 4 OUT: 8 --- PZD4 IN: 10 PZD 5 OUT: 0 --- PZD5 IN: 106 PZD 6 OUT: 0 --- PZD6 IN: 0 PZD 7 OUT: 0 --- PZD7 IN: 611 PZD 8 OUT: 0 --- PZD8 IN: 612 PZD 9 OUT: 0 --- PZD9 IN: 701 PZD 10 OUT: 0 --- PZD 10 IN: 706 The manual says parameter values 1-99 refer to a "Data Set" and each number specifies a certain word in a Data Set. For example, PZD3 IN: 6 refers to Data Set 2 Word 3, which is defined by paramater 92.03. But, that turns up something about short circuit protection, when what my DB value is displaying a distance (from a linear string pot encoder) that matches what the mill is actually at. The ACS800 manual says Data Set Actual Signal words are defined in Group 92. So I looked there: 92: DS Transmit (From Drive) --- 90: DS Receive (From PLC) 92.01: Status Word (Fixed) --- 90.01: 4501 92.02: 103 --- 90.02: 4309 92.03: 402 --- 90.03: 4505 92.04: 412 --- 90.04: 1 92.05:106 --- 90.05: 3 92.06: 0 Any help would be appreciated. Thank you.
  2. Step7 on remote server

    Hi, I was wondering if anyone have experience with Tia Portal Step7 v.14 and Step7 Classic v.5.5 located on a remote server? We have several persons working on our PLC's. As it is they all have their own PC with Step7 + licenses. We were thinking about moving the software environment onto a server to reduce license and maintenance costs. Does anyone else have this setup? If yes do you have any tips or comments? Pros/cons? I already know now that you cannot autodetect/configure new devices from a remote server as the Step7 detection protocol doesn't work through a router. We can live with that. We need both TIA Portal and the Step7 Classic on the same server. Thanks
  3. Monitor alarm block

    Hi all, I would like to monitor the status of my alarm word (MW100) and if any bit turns from 0 to 1 then an alarm signal should be generated, am new to siemens plc and am having a tough time accomplishing this easily. In omrom CX programmer its quite easy to do. Could anyone help me on this using ladder logic, all help will be deeply appreciated.  Regards, Ablex  PS: I'm using Step 7 V5.5
  4. FREE SIEMENS PLC TRAINING

    Thank you for helping my channel    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChdTzYTTKTLjTBa6GK81gFw
  5. S7-300 CPU is in STOP due to a Profibus failure. We have a facility with a Profibus master CPU and multiple modules with Profibus interface and when we insert the memory card with the CPU program does not change to RUN, it stays in STOP. Read more:  http://www.tecnoplc.com/fallo-profibus-cpu-stop/   Greetings. _________________________________________ PLC programming and HMI http://www.tecnoplc.com
  6. Step7 crosstabs for unused marks

    Finding Free brands through cross-references Step7 to know what areas we have free memory in the project and use them without any overlap problems Memory Step 7 project. Learn more at http://www.tecnoplc.com/referencias-cruzadas-step7-marcas-libres/   Greetings.   _________________________________________   PLC programming and HMI http://www.tecnoplc.com
  7. Changing the project view to display symbols on each contact within a segment of the project Step 7. Several possibilities of using the symbols above or below the segment contact, depending on the way to work ... Read more http://www.tecnoplc.com/visualizar-s...tactos-step-7/   Greetings.   _________________________________________   PLC programming and HMI http://www.tecnoplc.com
  8. Step7 crosstabs for unused marks

    Finding Free brands through cross-references Step7 to know what areas we have free memory in the project and use them without any overlap problems Memory Step 7 project.   Read more at http://www.tecnoplc.com/referencias-cruzadas-step7-marcas-libres/   Greetings.   _________________________________________   PLC programming and HMI www.tecnoplc.com
  9. io-link integration

    I recently purchased a s7-1200 starter kit, a sm 1278 io-link modula and a io link linear sensor from turck. Un until now everything is installed and the sensor is cofigurated. Now the queastion is how do i get the value from the sensor into a tag in a datablock? As you can see in picture tia4 I started to fil in the device block but I could'nt figue everything out. (I am failry new to tia portal) With kind regards Dominique Hautekeete
  10. Symbol editore doesn't exist

    Hi there, I'm just a beginner in PLC programing and I'm just installed siemens step7 latest version on my laptop... but I have an issue with this program after I created rack and insert my ps, cpu and DI/DO modules... when I want start insert Symbol tables; this symbol editor doesn't exist under option tab... so for now what can I do with this, maybe sth changed in this version, I don't know...  how can I fix this problem??     Thanks.
  11. PLC Programmer Job

    Hi there! I`m a PLC programmer from Romania and i work in automotive industry. I know to program in Step 7 and in Codesys. I`ve been working with S7-300 from Siemens and Wago 750-881. I am also designing the electrical drawing for my project in a software called WSCAD. I am trying to leave abroad because i have a low salary here and i am wasting my knowledge. Can anyone give me an advice or help me with finding a normal paying job in plc programming? Thank you very much in advance and have a really nice day!
  12. 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