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  1. versapro 2.04

    VersaPro is more than 10 years old and no longer supported by GE, or anyone that I know of. GE has never had a public download link for any of their PLC programming software, not even Demo software. So if you do find a link beware because it is NOT from GE and likely tainted with "badware". To get a Demo copy contact GE direct or your local GE dealer.  
  2. ICP DAS New PLC

    Another overpriced Win CE device. How innovative. Not!  

    Hopefully someone from China will see this and reply with help... Meantime maybe if we knew what files you have and which OS you use there may be some local help too.   Proof that we get what we pay for.      
  4. Identify disable x20 module in a program

    This is in "Other PLC" section. What "Other PLC" do your reference?  
  5. full version of PROFICY MACHINE EDITION

    You need to purchase a License from GE or a dealer and they will e-mail you a link. You can find your local dealer here:  

    You need to go to Proface and purchase this, just like the rest of us.  
  7. Importing VersaSafe Logic into Proficy

    All things are "simple" when one knows the solution. And it always helps to know your tools, their capabilities and how to customize them. BTW this generally means one must read the manuals.    
  8. Importing VersaSafe Logic into Proficy

    Go to the hardware configuration and under your CPU select the Memory tab and change the total number of  %AI & %AQ's That your processor CAN use. Mke it more than any function or device uses.
  9. Communication between a Robot and other machines

    Whenever possible we recommend an Ethernet connection between the PLC and Robot, with GE PLC and Fanuc Robots we ask for the GE proprietary Ethernet protocol called EGD (Ethernet Global Data) this is configured on each end to exchange any data needed. Other protocols recommended would be Ethernet/IP and Profinet. As for Set/Reset I always recommend staying away from them except under controlled situations. IMHO it is better to use 'retentive' variables and/or holding contacts.  
  10. Integrating VersaSafe with CPE305 PLC using Profinet

    No time to go into detail now but you are missing something. Get the VersaSafe Integration Kit and read the instructions again. Yes, you will need a GE SSO to download it.  
  11. Ethernet Global Data Comms Fault

    See my answer here:  
  12. IFIX Scada communication issues

    If you don't get an answer here you can try at the GE Community site:  
  13. ABB PLC Need Help

    Yes, it uses CoDeSys but you will need the ABB version. Contact your local dealer.  
  14. GE iFIX iClient - Mutiple Display

    Tell your system designer what you want, there is no technical reason they can't give you what you want. If they say they can't comply get a different supplier.    
  15. GE PACSystems Ehthernet Interface Error

  16. LM90 to Proficy Upgrade

    Be sure to get a copy of the logic that can be found in a subdirectory beneath C:\LM90 as that is what is used to import into Proficey ME.     
  17. LM90 to Proficy Upgrade

    Jump on the chance sooner the better. Go here: And here: To search for details. Now is a good time because GE has programs to 'Trade in ' all the new components needed both hardware and software make sure that you work with your local suppliers to take advantage of these programs.     Quickstart Guide to Importing LM90 project into Machine Edition.pdf
  18. Don't wait for someone to give you a list. Use the Internet and a telephone. Just takes a little patience & work, people used to use those things.  
  19. Even if I knew my advice to you would be go ask the different GM locations like the rest of the sales world does or purchase the information from one of those data banks that claims they know all. Then go to the different GM locations to verify the purchased data.      
  20. Ge Fanuc 90-30 setup

    If this is the first time connecting you should use the "Temporary IP Utility" in Proficy or use a Serial cable to download the Hardware config to the PLC. Is your PC on the same network as the PLC? Did you tell Proficy ME the IP address of the PLC in the 'Properties' of the 'Project'? If you can 'Ping' the PLC from the PC the above is all that is needed.
  21. how to find admins of forum ?

    Try a Rockwell or Allen Bradley Forum.
  22. PLC IP Address

    The IP address can be found using standard IP tools. Do a search on the 'net and learn how to use these tools.  A few of these are 'arp', 'ipconfig'. Or if you can locate the "MAC ID" of the unit you can ping it. But if you own it, call them up and ask for it.      
  23. Freeware SCADA comparison

    First one needs to define what they consider to be SCADA and what they consider to be HMI. The two are similar but different. There are a couple of low cost HMI software packages and at lease one 'Free' one that I know of but they all come far from being considered SCADA in my humble opinion. Here is a very good no cost HMI package.
  24. Freeware SCADA comparison

    The first thing you need to know is that with SCADA Software you get what you pay for. In this field the less you pay for the software and licenses to use that software the more time will be spent implementing, writing, troubleshooting, and getting the software to communicate to all of your devices.  As in life there is no such thing as a "Free Lunch". YMMV  
  25. Help!! Need manual for GE power softwares v1.0.3

    Do you think that if your local rep can supply the software that just maybe they can supply any documentation that goes with it? If I were you I would have asked a long time ago.