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  1. Structured Ladder

    Need Help! I uploaded structured ladder program into FX3S PLC. But When I try to read it from PLC it says the program cannot be opened. 
  2. KEEP in ST

    Hi, I have a fairly easy assignment for a school project that has the following components:  -1 impuls start switch  -1 impuls stop switch  -2 El-motors When you push start one motor is suppose to run. Then you push stop and it stops. The next time you start the other should run. Only one motor shoud run at the time.  I solved this using a KEEP function in ladder logic. But I want to be abel to do the same thing in structured text. So my problem is that I cant fint anything to replace the KEEP function. Any help would be much appriciated.  
  3. RSLogix500 Ladder Problem

    Ok, so I have 22 bits that I need to monitor the status of; all in separate words. Each change of state (on each bit) I need to trigger a timer and have the timer done to completion. I'd like to have the timer reset if a bit changes state during timing. I'd like to keep it to one timer. I'd like to keep things as simple as possible so the less rungs / branches the better. Any help?
  4. Hi Everyone, I'm working on my first PLC program and I have gotten my hands on some ladder logic I'm trying to duplicate. I'm using SoMachine 4.1 and have started a new Ladder Logic diagram POU. I'm curious on how do I create internal contacts. EXAMPLE: 24v--------l START BUTTON l----------------( COIL A)----- --------------l COIL A CONTACT 1; attached to a real output, solenoid valvel-------------l COIL A INTERNAL CONTACT TO CLOSE l---------------- Are there standards for numbering and labeling? I'm seeing L and U inside coil contacts. Does this have an underlying meaning according to standard? Is there a RTO function inside SoMachine 4.1    
  5. Hi everyone, I'm a newbie in the ladder logic programming languages. For my thesis project I've to develop a scenario but I'm stuck with the creation of a socket connection from the Modicon M340 PLC to a server for transfer continuous data given from sensors or similar. Does anyone have a sample program that could have such a functionality so that I can change it based on my needs? Thanks in advice for any further reply!
  6. Problem failed to start ladder engine

    Hello my brother and sister at this forum, please help me, my problem is after i make ladder diagram and iam click button simulation -> Work online simulator ( CTRL + SHIFT + W ) then appear warning  "failed to start ladder engine", what a problem?? thanks before
  7. 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
  8. Hello,  I am working on a project to connect a PLC (Micro820 by Allen Bradley) to a simple RS-232 alphanumeric OLED display. I am not too familiar with structured text language, but I have worked with micro-controllers that use similar high-level languages (mostly C-based).  My question is: is it possible to use connected components workbench to program my Micro820 to output ASCII commands to an off-the-shelf RS-232 alphanumeric display? Are there libraries that make life easier to do this?  I welcome any recommendations to related reference material or command tutorials, thanks!
  9. Hi,     I'm trying to communicate Omron CP1E unit with PC via serial port using hostlink protocol.  I need to read the Timer/Counter SV value and write the timer/counter SV values to the PLC.  I'm able to use other C mode commands (like RC (timer/counter PV read), WC (timer/counter PV write) etc.) but when I give the command for Timer/Counter SV Read 1 which is R#, I get the response as IC (Undefined Command).   How do I write or read the timer SV Values?  Example command and response : @00R#TIMH001028*  (TIMH is the high speed timer, 0010 is the timer number and 28 is the FCS) Response: @00IC4A* Is is that CP1E doesn't support these commands? If so what is the equivalent command that I should send inorder to perform this? Please help.  
  10. 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
  11. I hate to start a new topic on such an old processor but I forced to keep this thing working until I can upgrade it.  We are having funny issues with outputs.  At first they were on a PLC5/60.  We suspected a bad processor so we changed to a PLC5/40 we had in our tool crib and the problem didn't go away.  Some of our outputs in the ladder are being evaluated to true but not turning on.  We can force the output on and it will come on and when we remove the force it will turn back off.  I've never seen this problem before on any processor.  All the logic leading up to the output is true but the output is not turning on and is there not green. I've already checked all the obvious causes.  The instruction is an OTE.  The output is not duplicated somewhere else in the logic that is turning it off.  The ladder file is being scanned.  I replaced the output with a B3 bit and on the next line had the B3 bit turn on the ouput.  The B3 output bit turned on but the output did not.  This output is on a remote I/O rack and other outputs on that rack are working. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

  13. Converting UINT to DINT

    Good afternoon,   I need to convert a UINT (16-bit unsigned integer) to a DINT ( 32-bit signed integer).   Apparently we can't directly assign a UINT variable's value to a DINT's or vice versa. I also couldn't find a way of casting UINT as DINT.   The reason why I need to do it is because I'm receiving data from a socket. The RXLength is a UINT but in order to scroll through  the data array (USINT[1..1])  I need to use a DINT as the array's index, but I can't compare the array index to the array's length because they are incompatible types.   Is there a cast statement similar to:       myDINTvar := (DINT) myUINTvar;   I also tried the following but it didn't work:       myDINTvar :=  (myUINTvar * 1);   Any help will be deeply appreciated.   
  14. I am very knowledgeable with RSLogix5 and RSLogix500, but want to become well-versed with RSLogix5000 advanced algorithms, strategies, and program types—(Ladder, Sequential Function Charts, Function Block Diag, Structured Text), and motion control, such as servo-controllers. . . mostly interested in structured text. I’m also interested in the nuances of RSLogix5000, ControlLogix & CompactLogix regarding design, on-line programming, and off-line programming, etc. Can anyone recommend a course or courses that cover this subject matter? Thanks!
  15. In Part One of the Question: "Can the Omron NJ CPU make the Random Sea?"     There were some fine opinions about that.   This example is what it looks like using Red Lion, Delta Motion RMC75E and LinMot: Recent edit:  The "Big Trycky Omron Question was asked many, many times not shown on this Forum.   I had a very difficult time getting a straight answer from many people at Omron and LinMot.  Probably because they really never tried to do it.  By  the end of THIS thread ( part2 ), Thanks to innoaloe I know that the NJ can generate the position signal, as streaming position data with no time limit, and produce a "randomly" generated model of the ocean's surface.  The "random" part isn't added yet, but, it will work... and the LinMot part isn't added yet .. and it is still unknown if that will work.            
  16. Hi... Trying to keep it simple: Want to make a G5 incremental motor wiggle, CW/CCW in a sine wave motion, Thought this might work:                                                   The variable,  "Angle" is REAL, Phase1 is REAL, AMP1 is LREAL, CSINE is LREAL .. Sysmac doesn't like "Angle" in the FOR statement .. Anyone know why..? Thanks Much, Regards, Michael
  17. Hello Everyone, I have a Omron CJ2M PLC, and I have configured the Ethernet/IP port of this PLC to communicate over ethernet connection. I want to read/write the DM, HR memory areas of Omron PLC (CJ2M) using eip protocol communication. Is there any protocol specification which explains the telegram structure to be sent over ethernet to be able to read/write the values in omron plc over EIP? I want to know the command structure which can be sent to PLC and PLC will respond with the proper response. 
  18. Version 1.0.0


    This is a very simple ladder program that shows the basic steps to enable, zero and move a 1S servo using the NJ controller.
  19. View File Basic Servo Control Code for NJ and 1S This is a very simple ladder program that shows the basic steps to enable, zero and move a 1S servo using the NJ controller. Submitter Michael Walsh Submitted 02/10/17 Category PLC Sample Code
  20. Can Anyone Come Up with the Screen Shots or a video link of procedure for Displaying Real Time Sinusoidal Waveforms From Satec MFM ON GE FANUC?? I have PACsystem RX3i via Serial Communications Module-IC695CMM002 
  21. master k 250

    How to read korea plc master k 250 since it can not read by using KGwin software .thanks
  22. Dear, i am doing one project on Omron PLC with  i am using Ethernet communication  with  VB to PLC but i am unable to show analog value on VB page please guide me how to get data of analog value in vb and show in for DI/DO i am using CIO &H0  forreading   and  &H1 for write but for analog value how i will show on
  23. Rslogix 5000

    I am unable to read FBD program in RSlogix 5000.It says editor not downloaded.I m able to see ladder logic programs.
  24. Hi,  i want to read real time and date in simulation mode. How can i do this in Unity pro? Thanks for helping
  25. GX Developer commands

    Hello everyone! Could someone help me and explain me this block of a ladder diagram I'm working with? I do understand the M800 is always ON contact, for the PLC to not lose the values.  Also I know that the DIV is a division, the FLT is a integer to floating point (thing I don't understand), the DEMUL is a floating point multiplication (thing I also don't understand), the INT is a floating point to 16-bit integer, and the MOV is for moving a value from a data register to an other data register. Help... :(