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About TimWilborne

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  1. Update on my Model Train Project

    Outstanding job!
  2. STUDIO 5000

    Nice homework assignment. Post it when you're done and we might critique it. I just used ChatGPT to do a similar homework assignment. Maybe it can help. https://youtu.be/RDLy7YIXFcM  
  3. Hi Lucas. I am the author. The three basic of pieces data you're going to need is the IP address, the data address which will probably begin with a 4, and the length of data that you're transferring.
  4. 1400 with 1762-IF4 AI card

    One other thought, does the 1400 have built in analog inputs?  I wonder what their update rate is.  Glad you like our videos!
  5. 1400 with 1762-IF4 AI card

    What are the "newer" PLCs that you've successfully done this on?
  6. I have a Panelview 600  with a RS232 . So this what i did , we had a output for a start station for a pump and also the HMI has a button to start the pump. The output was sticking in the processer so I changed the output address to a empty output on a external output module. everything works fine except the button in the HMI 600  doesnt  turn red are green to show the pump is on , but the pump does turn on and off. So i was wondering how to change a indicater tag in the HMI 600. 

    Thank you

  7. AB Micro 870

    The Micro800 has come a LONG way in the last few years.  I have some videos setting up the communications but I'd guess you have that part down.  It is still messaging instructions, so no Ethernet I/O but I have several of them communicating with Controllogix with no issues.  Also, version 20 is out now (they skipped from 13 to 20).  I have downloaded it but haven't played with it yet.  I would urge you to make sure they are running version 13 so that you have the Logix theme, it makes it more like Studio 5000.
  8. ip Finder

    Send us your shipping information and we'll see what we can do. https://twcontrols.com/contact
  9. That would be my preferred method :) https://plctools.com/plc-tools-sim-ipe-ethernet-ip-address-explorer-dhcp-and-bootp-server/
  10. More likely the NAT is filtering the broadcast packets that Ethernet/IP uses for discovery.  I use Virtualbox so I'm not as familiar with VMWare but it seems like there were some setting about this.
  11. NATs can be tricky depending on the number network adapters and how they are configured.  Hit the basics.  Open the command prompt and ping the IP address.  If the ping is good, look at harmony files.  If the ping is bad, then look at the NAT.  I always use a bridged adapter because of problems that I have had.
  12. My first guess would be the Harmony files. https://twcontrols.com/lessons/troubleshooting-rslinx-browsing-problems-caused-by-harmony-files
  13. Compact Logix L24ER

    Contact your Rockwell Automation local distributor. They will be able to get you a 30-day trial. https://locator.rockwellautomation.com/
  14. What position is the mode switch on the PLC in?  Are the sensors 2 wire or 4 wire and how do you have them wired.
  15. Rslinx and Studio 5000 Whois

    First guess, try deleting your harmony files.  They can cause unusual browsing issues such as this.  Also, are you using the Ethernet/IP driver or the Ethernet devices driver?  See if one or the other makes a difference.  https://twcontrols.com/lessons/troubleshooting-rslinx-browsing-programs-caused-by-harmony-files