Chris Elston

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  1. Introduction to PLC controllers - Omron Based - FREE Online

    Free online Book by Nebojsa Matic:
    PLC are industrial microcontroller systems (in more recent times we meet processors instead of microcontrollers) where hardware and software are specifically adapted to industrial environment. The key to their su

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  2. JIC Electrical Drawing Set Example in AutoCad 2000

    This is an electrical drawing set I did BEFORE we got VIA Wiring Diagram. These electrical drawings follow JIC drawing practices.
    Before we got VIA I used my own AutoCad Menus and blocks to draw this drawing set. You can download the menus here

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  3. Cognex Insight 3000 Slick Image Compare and OP Screen

    Here is an example Cognex Insight job file with a two point PatFind locator setup plotting a line between the two pattern finds. This gives a better accuracy when locking onto the part. Also is an example of image compare tools with a very nice operator

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  4. Quick Silver Servo Motor Example

    This is a sample Quick Silver servo program. Its function was to turn five times 360 degrees waiting on feedback from a torque analog device. If the torque measurement was greater than 0.5 in-oz then the servo was instructed to return in the opposite di

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  5. Cognex Insight 3000 PatFind Blobs and OP Screen

    Here is an example Cognex Insight job file with a two point PatFind locator setup plotting a line between the two pattern finds. This gives a better accuracy when locking onto the part. Also is an example of blob tools with a very nice operator interface

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  6. InView 2706-P42C w/Ethernet IP ASCII Example Code

    Here is the sample code I wrote for an Allen Bradley InView display I recently did. Well a year ago recently...I just finished up a First Experience article that I will reference this source code for.

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  7. List of USB Devices (Printers) compatible with Panel View Plus

    Had to request some inside help to request a list of compatible printers that would work one the USB interface of a Panel View Plus. Turns out only printers with PCL3 print language is compatible with a watchful eye on what firmware your panel view plus is running. Here is the list thanks to my local AB rep and Rockwell guys.

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  8. NFPA 70E Arc Calculator in Excel

    NFPA 70E Arc Calculator in EXCEL format.
    Got this from a member. Nice tool though we are not sure who to give credit too for this spreadsheet. If it's you let us know and THANKS ALOT!

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  9. Temperature Trend Direction Flag

    Operator wanted an easy way to tell if temperature was rising or falling in the tank. So without having to setup a full blown trend chart I came up with the "trend flag". If the flag or integer "Tank_1_Resin_Temp_Trend" was equal to "1" then the temperature is rising. If the flag is "0" then the temperature is falling. Easy fix with one rung.

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  10. 1769-IF4I Profile Installer RS Logix 5000

    If your like me you might be using some newer cards like a 1769-IF4I *isolated* that you won't find in the profile pick list in RS Logix 5000. Not even if you have the latest and greatest version of RS Logix 5000 like version 16 per say. So this file has a self installer so that it will add a few cards that are missing from your profile pick list.
    1769-IF4I 1.1 V13.04
    1769-OF4VI 1.1 V13.04
    1769-OF4CI 1.1 V13.04
    1769-IF8 1.1 V13.04
    1769-OF8V 1.1 V13.04
    1769-OF8C 1.1 V13.04
    Now you won't have to follow Appendix C in
    Publication 1769-UM014A-EN-P - January 2006
    To add this card as a generic module. It will be in the pick list correct.

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  11. MicroLogix 1100 Ethernet to Cognex Message

    Example of a couple of message instructions from the ML1100 to a Cognex 3400. I am not triggering the camera via ethernet. I started using the hardware trigger but then the customer wanted to add a "crack" inspection around a 360 degree object so I had to change my camera over to "continuous" trigger to be able to spin the part 360 degrees with a robot looking for a surface crack defect. So then I just message the crap out of the camera during this process.

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  12. Video - Configure Micrologix 1100 on Ethernet Driver

    Video screen shot of my desktop configuring a ML1100 to talk on ethernet.
    Step one is to configure your project with an IP address then download your project with RS-232 driver using RSLINX using a CBL-PM02 cable.
    Then connect a cross over cable if connected direct or use an ethernet hub between your ethernet card and the ethernet port on the ML1100.
    configure your laptop in the same subnet and configure RSLINX with an ethernet driver. That should be all there is to it.
    TIP: Use RSLINX 2.50 and above to talk to a ML1100...and RS Logix 7.0 or above to program online.
    Enjoy...

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  13. Video - Technical Walk Through - Halloween

    For the past four years I have setup a Halloween display at my house for my neighborhood children to enjoy. Each year my total TOTs (tricker-or-treaters) have double to the point last year I had 1500 kids come through my garage for a fully automated Halloween show complete with animatronics air props etc.. Also each year I submit a DVD video in a contest to the Halloween-L people in hopes to win the contest for the USA. I never have won anything but this year I decided to contribute to the technical part of the contest so I video taped myself going over the basics of a MicroLogix 1000 PLC and how I apply my PLC at home for use during my Halloween displays.
    Last year is the last time I will be setting up my display however my legacy lives. I put up a website with videos and pictures of my props from the past three years. You can view or see more information at: http://www.plchalloween.com. Since I won't be returning to the Halloween scene in 2006 I've decided to share my videos I created. I will upload a series of videos to MrPLC.com as I see they can help those that are beginners much like they have helped Halloween-L fans.
    Very soon check in the online store I will release a DVD version of all my How-To-PLC w/Halloween for sale. The DVD will contain hi-quality videos however the low quality videos will remain free for download here at MrPLC.com. I hope you enjoy as I upload videos in the next coming weeks.
    This video contains the technical walk through from a TOT's perspective.

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  14. Video - Beginners Pneumatic Basics - Halloween

    For the past four years I have setup a Halloween display at my house for my neighborhood children to enjoy. Each year my total TOTs (tricker-or-treaters) have double to the point last year I had 1500 kids come through my garage for a fully automated Halloween show complete with animatronics air props etc.. Also each year I submit a DVD video in a contest to the Halloween-L people in hopes to win the contest for the USA. I never have won anything but this year I decided to contribute to the technical part of the contest so I video taped myself going over the basics of a MicroLogix 1000 PLC and how I apply my PLC at home for use during my Halloween displays.
    Last year is the last time I will be setting up my display however my legacy lives. I put up a website with videos and pictures of my props from the past three years. You can view or see more information at: http://www.plchalloween.com. Since I won't be returning to the Halloween scene in 2006 I've decided to share my videos I created. I will uploaded a series of videos to MrPLC.com as I see they can help those that are beginners much like they have helped Halloween-L fans.
    Very soon check in the online store I will release a DVD version of all my How-To-PLC w/Halloween for sale. The DVD will contain hi-quality videos however the low quality videos will remain free for download here at MrPLC.com. I hope you enjoy as I upload videos in the next coming weeks.
    This video covers some basic pneumatic principles.

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  15. Video - Beginners Ladder Logic Part 2 of 2 - Halloween

    For the past four years I have setup a Halloween display at my house for my neighborhood children to enjoy. Each year my total TOTs (tricker-or-treaters) have double to the point last year I had 1500 kids come through my garage for a fully automated Halloween show complete with animatronics air props etc.. Also each year I submit a DVD video in a contest to the Halloween-L people in hopes to win the contest for the USA. I never have won anything but this year I decided to contribute to the technical part of the contest so I video taped myself going over the basics of a MicroLogix 1000 PLC and how I apply my PLC at home for use during my Halloween displays.
    Last year is the last time I will be setting up my display however my legacy lives. I put up a website with videos and pictures of my props from the past three years. You can view or see more information at: http://www.plchalloween.com. Since I won't be returning to the Halloween scene in 2006 I've decided to share my videos I created. I will uploaded a series of videos to MrPLC.com as I see they can help those that are beginners much like they have helped Halloween-L fans.
    Very soon check in the online store I will release a DVD version of all my How-To-PLC w/Halloween for sale. The DVD will contain hi-quality videos however the low quality videos will remain free for download here at MrPLC.com. I hope you enjoy as I upload videos in the next coming weeks.
    This video explains very basics ladder logic editing. Part 2 of 2

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  16. Video - Beginners Ladder Logic Part 1 of 2 - Halloween

    For the past four years I have setup a Halloween display at my house for my neighborhood children to enjoy. Each year my total TOTs (tricker-or-treaters) have double to the point last year I had 1500 kids come through my garage for a fully automated Halloween show complete with animatronics air props etc.. Also each year I submit a DVD video in a contest to the Halloween-L people in hopes to win the contest for the USA. I never have won anything but this year I decided to contribute to the technical part of the contest so I video taped myself going over the basics of a MicroLogix 1000 PLC and how I apply my PLC at home for use during my Halloween displays.
    Last year is the last time I will be setting up my display however my legacy lives. I put up a website with videos and pictures of my props from the past three years. You can view or see more information at: http://www.plchalloween.com. Since I won't be returning to the Halloween scene in 2006 I've decided to share my videos I created. I will uploaded a series of videos to MrPLC.com as I see they can help those that are beginners much like they have helped Halloween-L fans.
    Very soon check in the online store I will release a DVD version of all my How-To-PLC w/Halloween for sale. The DVD will contain hi-quality videos however the low quality videos will remain free for download here at MrPLC.com. I hope you enjoy as I upload videos in the next coming weeks.
    This video explains very basics ladder logic editing. Part 1 of 2

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  17. Conveyor FIFO (first in first out) w/Reject

    Classic example of a FIFO (First in First Out) Load and Unload.
    Application was bottles coming down a conveyor system at a "variable" rate and sporadic. Sometime 10 bottles would be grouped together all in single file others they would be spaced out oneisy twoisy.
    A photoeye was used in a vision cell up stream this photo triggered the vision system and loaded the FIFO at the same time.
    A photoeye was placed downstream next to an air blow off nozzle. This created a "zone" at which you could load and unload the FIFO and keep track of bad bottle in-between your zone. Bottle QTY could vary between the vision photoeye and reject photoeye.
    The vision system was triggered and part status was loaded into N7:0. A 1 means good part a 2 means bad part. The 1 or a 2 was loaded into a FIFO and placed into N7:1 at the reject air station. If the FIFO status equals 1 at reject it was allowed to pass if equal to 2 the air nozzle was turned on under a timed blow off.
    This was a field installed retrofit project that involved a 10 point Micrologix 1000 that cost $72.00 4 Keyence Vision systems and 2 Banner EZ-Beam photoeyes. Cake work.

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  18. Common Allen Bradley Cable Pin-Outs

    Common Allen Bradley Cable Pin-Outs
    1747-CP3_1756-CP3-PinOut
    1761-CBL-AS03 & 1761-CBL-AS09 Cable Pin-Out
    1761-CBL-PM02-PinOut
    1784-CAK-PinOut
    1784-CP10-PinOut
    1784-CP3-PinOut
    2711-NC21 and 2711-NC22 cables for the PanelView

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  19. How to Build a DC Sensor Tester / Demo Box

    Here are some pictures and a PDF of a diagram to build a DC sensor test box. It's dual NPN or PNP output with an off/on switch. All parts purchased at Radio Shack for under $20.00. Do not buy the same size box buy the next size bigger project box than what is shown in the pictures. I had a hard time getting two 9 volts crammed into this tiny enclosure.

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  20. SLC to a Mettler Toledo BBK Scale RS-232 (thru Devicenet)

    Here is a sample program that talkes to a Mettler Toledo BBK scale using a Point I/O RS232 ASC module on device net. Way powerful module!
    To query the scale you need to send an ASCII command:
    S<CR><LF>
    This is the capital "S" a carriage return then a line feed.
    In the Allen Bradley SLC PLC you'll need to send special characters.
    ST18:10 (see PDF file data_file.pdf page 25)
    string value to printer from PLC
    S^M^J
    ^M in Allen Bradley means = carriage return
    ^J in Allen Bradley means = line feed
    Next you have to parse the data the scale just returned to you.
    Starting at Rung 5 in the PDF read the string from the scale (through devicenet) and begin to parse out the "data".
    The scale sends the PLC a string like this:
    ^S^JS S 0.000 lb
    See ST18:0 in the data_file.pdf.
    Begin to count characters to the data you need weight in the case. Then "extract" the portion of the string into another ST18:1 register.
    You'll notice that the data has a decimal point in the string. Allen Bradley doesn't support "string to real" function so you'll need to extract the whole number then extract the decimal point value into two separate strings. Once you do that you can do a string to integer conversion. Once it's an integer format both the whole number and decimal place you can add the two values back together like it was before as a real type format or floating point using ladder logic to do the math.

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  21. Emerson Control Techniques FM3

    Emerson Control Techniques FM3 sample programs written in PowerTools Pro. Sample indexing program with some scripting to handling homing handshakes.

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  22. V6.10 R-J3iB Error Codes

    V6.10 R-J3iB Error Codes for a Fanuc LR Mate Robot.

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  23. V6.10 R-J3iB Controller Maintenance

    This manual describes the maintenance and connection of the R–J3iB Mate robot controller (called the R–J3iB Mate).

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  24. Video - GE Cimplicity Variable Import Direct from Excel to CME

    This is a video capture of my desktop that shows you how to copy and paste a varible direct from excel to Cimplicity without having to do a File>IMPORT>CVS
    Great time saver.

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  25. GE Cimplicity Copy/Paste from EXCEL Formatted

    Here is a spreadsheet with the correct formatting to copy and paste directly from and EXCEL row into the variable table in GE Cimplicity Machine Edition software. You don't have to use the variable import you can create one variable at a time or use

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