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  1. We have just moved our facility and we have discovered a box of Siemens parts (and a few random other signal converters etc). I've attached a list of parts if anyone is interested, they are all all new in the box. We'd be interested in selling at a very fair value, reach out if you're interested. Also if you know of a good surplus place to sell the lot to please let me know.  Siemens Inventory.pdf
  2. LM90 to Proficy Upgrade

    Additional information: I've received the "rig computer" which is a Windows 95 machine, it has the program that was last run on the rig, has LM90 etc.  We're working at getting an external drive recognized or a printer so that we can print out this program...... 
  3. LM90 to Proficy Upgrade

    This is a preliminary post to see if anyone can point me towards information on upgrading from LM90 to Proficy ME. We have a system that I was involved with 15 years ago and a new company that owns this rig is looking to upgrade from LM90 to PME and change out all of the Field Control Cards and update to VersaMax...... Was going to keep the Genius Comm until I heard that's on it's way out by the end of 2017 as well. Now looking to upgrade to Profinet. Any information that you want to throw at me would be appreciated. Cheers
  4. PLC

    I know your post was a while ago but I have been in Northern Alberta and the middle of Wyoming cold starting 9030's at -45 degrees. I have also been working in Mexico with the same racks/configs when the air con broke in the building and the systems still worked fine ambient was 100 degrees on average plus electric components in the cabinets must have had temp in cabinets quite high. I have always had problems with moisture control vs temp control with GE Fanuc products. Cheers
  5. Revision Tracking

    Thanks all, I am looking into everthing now. Cheers
  6. GE Fanuc and RMC100 Communications

    Okay so here is what I have, I knocked off the Highs and lows and averaged the rest. My config: Start Address: 1 # of Registers: 100 Modbus TCP/IP Read Continuous GE Fanuc CMM321 Avg. (ms) 22.37 Max. (ms) 67.95 Min. (ms) 14.43 Delta RMC100 Avg. (ms) 8.83 Max. (ms) 18.86 Min. (ms) 5.39 This was all averaged at approx. 10,000 cycles. I could leave this for an evening to test as well but I figured that it probably wouldn't change too much. Russ, My CPU is the 374 which did not support Modbus TCP/IP at the time of conception and we are currently on a design freeze. (corporations, Yuck). I believe that it does now? I did try to read through the CPU port but it was blocked. We are reading consistantly from the RMC from addresses 1-98 (end of Axis 2 in the command window) and so this is very close to our reality. We have a bunch of customers in over the next couple of days and I will have to test on Friday adding more traffic on the network.
  7. Revision Tracking

    I am sure I am in the wrong area to post this but here it goes........ We are a producer of equipment to the oil field and we have a number of units around the world. We provide our service technicians with laptops and the applicable software (GE-Proficy Machine Edition). A complete file package that goes with each unit consists of 5 different file types. (.zip, .csv, .bd1, .st1, .i2e) When our service techs send back a file that is supposedly updated we struggle with comparing every line of code that was previously issued to the unit with that of what the tech will send back. Our service techs are not dispatched from our main office they typically are local to the area they service. Are there any software packages out there that are able to compare or track revisions of files?
  8. GE Fanuc and RMC100 Communications

    Guys, Actually I had also not given all the information. By leaving 2 of the ports open to the RMC100 from the CMM321 we are seeing the ports close once in a while even though the ports are separated now by a factor of 1. The other interesting thing to note is that the fastest communication between device we have been able to achieve is 120ms. This is measured as an average by counting the successful writes or reads/time. Fairly simple math but we always come out with this average. It seems that of the "16 channels" that are able to be opened by GE, any device is only able to accept 2 open ports at any one time. GE is the lowest common denominator between the devices so I have poured over the documentation and the only way I guess to get around this is to close the port after every COMM_REQ. This is not very desirable due to the slow communication times. Am I asking too much from Modbus TCP/IP? (I mean with response times) Is there a way to open 3 ports to any device? I do know who everyone represents, that's why I come here. It's a quick way to have technical people answer my questions. Thanks for all the help.
  9. GE Fanuc and RMC100 Communications

    Just wanted to post a finding. We have been using a 90-30 setup communicating to an RMC100 for a few years now, communicating over Modbus TCP/IP. With some new devices on the bus we decided to re-evaluate our communication procedures and have simplified and improved our communication times. One of the items that we focused on was the addition of a third channel to communicate with the RMC100. We used channels 1, 2, and 3 for the RMC100 and 4 and 5 for some Turck remote I/O. What we noticed when adding this third channel was the random closing of one or both of the first 2 channels. The solution which has yet to be understood by us is using all odd numbered channels. The only value that has been changed is the 8th word in the block move. Now we are using 1 3 5 7 9. 2 of the channels to the motion controller are constantly working and never close (1 reading, 1 writing) the third channel is always open waiting to send the next command across. 1 of the channels to the turck remote I/O is again always reading and the other is always open waiting for change of state to set an output. Has anyone else come across this? Andrew
  10. Quick Panel Animation

    I am looking to animate a piece of machinery from the top view. Looking down on this machine there is a rotating portion that moves from 35 degrees to 385 degrees, hanging below this rotational component there is an arm that extends out (hidden when under rotator) and extends to 15 feet from the rotator. I would like this arm to rotate around a circle and get larger and smaller. My problem is that I cannot find an object that I can apply a rotate and size function too. Does anyone know if this is possible. I am trying to avoid 2 different views. (side and top) Cheers Andrew
  11. VersaMax IP

    I am refering to the IP67 "drop boxes" with the M12 connections on the front of them, I am really just more concerned about environmental performance. I am looking for systems that work well covered in drilling fluid......
  12. VersaMax IP

    Has anyone used this product line from GE at all? It is the IC676PB series or the IC677PB etc. I am wondering about performance, pros and cons anyone has noticed. Thanks.
  13. Duplicate Tags.....simple right?

    We just finished what we believe has happened and then we got this reply from GE. What we believe has happened in the couple of cases of duplicate tags is that the user has built and downloaded the touchscreen before variables were created and downloaded/imported to the plc. Case: I did some testing and found that the PLC arrays under 11 (Array Dimension 1) are in format [0,00] and 11 and over are displayed in format [00,00] Start with array dimensions 2,2 and then drag 0,0 onto panel it creates proxy [0,0] if you then change the array dimensions to 11,11 the proxy doesn't change - still displayed as [0,0] but the properties of the bool object don't match the proxy variable, the proxy variable will stay in the format it was originally created in and the bool object will reflect current PLC Variable format 0,0 or 00,00 I forgot the errors were coming up during VALIDATION so I tried doing it with 2 buttons on the panel referring to the same proxy HMI tag but there were no errors. I am sure the problem lies in changing the array and then export/importing - perhaps something to do with changes inside Excel before importing but there are too many combinations to explore, I would need to know exactly what the client did prior to the change.
  14. Duplicate Tags.....simple right?

    It seems we have 2 proxies with the same name pointing to the same address when it is compiled. We are doing some tests to see when and why this happens. Ideas? I'll post what we see
  15. Duplicate Tags.....simple right?

    Nevermind...... I've got it