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  1. Bluetooth programming

    Thanks for the heads up on this.
  2. PLC vs PAC

    In the GE-IP world the PAC line of products is based on high end processors and lots od RAM. Most use Intel Chips same as many laptops with 5 - 20 Meg of RAM. This stands for Process Automation Controller and in geneeral terms marries the 'PC and the 'PLC' into one package.
  3. software for DNP3 protocol

    All of the latest GE-IP products have or support DNP3.
  4. The GE-IP QuickPanel+ units have scripting also. One can select from either a propietary 'View Script' language or the classic VisualBASIC or VB scripting. They also can be used to control Remote I/O over Etherent using Ladder Logic. The OS on the QuickPanel+ is Windows 7 embedded.
  5. GE Fanuc Communication between PLC and computer

    I have used the "Cheater" cable on 90-70's too:
  6. VersaPro Professional Edition

    I suspect that it is banned in your country.
  7. VersaPro Professional Edition

    It sounds like your supplier gave you a price for the "LD PLC Professional", ask for Proficy Logic Developer PLC Standard instead. Get a demo DVD of Proficy ME from them too or call GEIP for one, it will run for 4 days after each install of the software. GE-IP can also give you a 30 day trial license, after you get the Demo DVD and install the software call them: Try this link: Or:
  8. Ge VersaMax Micro software

    Purchase the License and GE-IP will give you a download link or contact your supplier for a Demo DVD:
  9. If they are actually caused by the first fault they are not really faults and should be ignored. What you have is a poorly written fault routine, or fault reporting routine. I would think this tolerable if the faults are presented in an order that makes it clear which one is the trigger and it must be taken care of first, releasing the others without further operator action.
  10. Play Music with PLC? or what else?

    Here is one that will work too GEIP QuickPanel+ 7", just add an SD Card for the MP3s and an Amplifier for the speakers and some I/O for the lights.
  11. Target processor shows a red X in proficy 8.5

    If you are correct in the "Red X" being "Logic Not Exual" and/or "Config not Equal" as the cause and that this is because the PLC was orignally loaded with an older programming package then yes the only fix is to "DownLoad" the Project into the CPU to make these "Equal". However any fault will cause the "Red X", doubl-click it to bring up the "Fault Tables" to see if others are present.
  12. Trying to back up some 90-30 programs

    If you are going to purchase software I highly recommend getting the latest which is Proficy Machine Edition LD Developer. It will cost around $1000 US (LM90 costs more) and the latest version will work with Windows 7 Pro 32 or 64 bit and later Windows OSs. It supports the IC693CPU331 back to Version 4.50 (around the mid 1990's). These can be upgraded for around $150 each or for no charge if a CPU350 or better. Your LM90 programs can easily be 'Imported' into this new software, but not from the "Back up" it needs to be Imported from an LM90 working Folder in Windows or that has been 'copied' to an external drive. "ZIP" one of yours up and I will test it to verify for you. Or you can get a demo DVD from your GE-IP supplier and do It yourself. Only takes a few seconds.
  13. Trying to back up some 90-30 programs

    I'm not sure either... but did you apply the patch and try it?
  14. Trying to back up some 90-30 programs

    A few things to look at: 1. Make sure that you are NOT getting a message that the SNP driver can't be loaded when you start LM-90. 2. Make sure that there ar NO services running that use the COM port assigned to the one you ask LM-90 to use. Such as some RS software. 3. Every CPU will have its own program that needs to be backed up, but if these other racks are expansion or remote racks they likely do not have a CPU in them. For the PCM, it likely will have its own program that needs to be backed up. But a few of these were used with custom chips or simply as extra SNP ports for an HMI or SCADA. SNP is the Series Ninety Protocol used to communicate to these.
  15. Cimplicity 8.0 Alarming

    If you do not get what you are looking for here, you may want to search here: Or here:
  16. how to add expansion chassis GE 90-30 series

    See this:
  17. I have no real knowledge of this but as a guess WW overwrote a windows or driver '.dll' with an incompatable one for Cimplicity.
  18. Disco Robot

    I think someone has way too much free time. LOL Nice job.
  19. Control Panel Advice

    Yes, another push button and timer.
  20. LM 90 70 Fuction Block For Integrator

    Use the "Math" Functions found in the "LD Instrutions" Drawer of the "Toolchest" in Proficy ME, select the one you need and press "F1" for detailed instructions or watch the "Companion" window for a brief description. In LM90 use Alt-H for help and select the different Math functions "F-keys" for help on them.
  21. Produced/Consumed Configuration

    Verify that you have the exact same number of bytes for all corresponding consumed/produced pair, including any status bytes used. Verify that all connections and Ethernet switches are proper.
  22. basic ladder logic

    Most Engineers get paid for this. Around here the average is about $97.88 per hour. I would guess that what you want will be in the vicinity of 10-67 hours, depending on diagnostics needed. Maybe someone will volunteer to do the math for you?
  23. Upload From 90-30 without Project

    Yes make a new Project and verify that the hardware configuration has the correct family of CPU. Then I suggest that you uplad the Hardware configuration first, then the Logic and Referance Values. With this older CPU there will not be any documentation but the logic will be there. Do not be too concerened if Proficy declairs that the logic you just uploaded does not "Equal" what is in the PLC as it will be that way until you "Download" to this CPU with your current version of Proficy ME.
  24. Versa max

    Please contact your local supplier for that.
  25. I would recommend a Red Lion Data Station