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  1. The 10 slots showing in the RSLinx screen shot is normal and shows the total number of slots available (0-Controller, 1-Embedded I/O, 2 thru 9-Expansion I/O). There is only one expansion module (IB8), as shown. The 1734-VTM and 1734-CTM are Voltage Terminal and Common Terminal Modules that add extra points for wiring field devices. They don't count as I/O modules.
  2. Here's a link to the installation manual for the 1771-OW16/B. On page 5, it states that the /B series must be used with a series B or later chassis.
  3. As Joe E. stated, RSLogix5000 ended at v20 and was renamed to Studio 5000 at v21. However, all revisions use the same .acd file extension. All your PLC programs will show up on the start page, but you have to have the correct version of software to open it. In addition to the software name change at v20 - v21, major hardware changes occurred. In your case, the CompactLogix L32E was capped at v20. The CompactLogix 5370 series was released for v21 and forward. So, you will need v20 or earlier to use with the L32E. It uses the same license. You just need the software. If it's not available on your current media and you don't have a TechConnect contract, try your A-B supplier.
  4. Powerflex 525

    Read the Word document attached to Knowledgebase Article 531941 (Access Everyone).
  5. Micrologix 1400 Float TAG

    You will need to add more elements to the F8 data file. Right click on the F8 - FLOAT folder and select Properties. Enter the total number of elements desired in the Elements box and click OK or Apply. I'm pretty sure you'll have to do this offline and download the program to the processor.
  6. If you have a TechConnect account, look at article 26787. If not, go to RSLinx Classic help and search for "Configure Browse". Include the quotes to limit results. Basically, you have to manually add devices you want to see on the remote network. Older versions of RSLinx did not store these configurations, so you had to reenter them if they were lost. I think the newer versions store the configurations when you do a backup.
  7. NAT data direction

    I don't think you need to add the SAMBA share to the private network. You should be able to access it from the private network by navigating to directly. There's a pretty good 9300-ENA Introduction presentation attached to Knowledgebase article 502161.
  8. RSLogix 5000 version 20

    Read Knowledgebase articles 565204 and 720913 (Access Level: Everyone). Apparently v20.04 has fixed the compatibility issues Joe E. mentioned.
  9. The PanelView C600 has a built-in web service that can be used to design your application using a PC and web browser. The DesignStation software mentioned by AndrewG is used to develop an application offline (if you don't have the terminal available). According to RA's Product Compatibility & Download Center, DesignStation is for v1.070 and older firmware. It has been superseded by Connected Components Workbench (CCW) software. Below is a link to the PanelView Component user manual.
  10. It's been a few years since I had a similar problem, so I may be off-base. Do the drives that aren't connecting have a Remote (door-mounted) keypad? That usually connects to Port 1. I think the problem may be that the drive configuration stored in the PLC does not match the drive. If the drive is set up differently than default, e.g., remote keypad, using Datalinks, etc., then RSLogix5k creates a unique, module-defined data type.  I think the easiest solution is to do the following. 1. Go online with PLC, upload and save the program. 2. Go offline. 3. Open the drive's Module Properties  window. 4. On the General tab, click the Change button under Module Definition. 5. In the bottom, left corner, click the Match Drive button and browse to the correct drive. 6. Click OK and select Upload Entire Device. 7. Accept the changes and close the Drive's Module Properties  window. 8. Repeat for all drives in question. 8. Save offline project and download to PLC.
  11. I'm not familiar with the Micro820, but I assume the ANY_TO_DINT instruction will round off a Real value. CalcVol_REAL / 20.0 = TempVol_REAL TempVol_REAL > ANY_TO_DINT = TempVol_DINT TempVol_DINT x 20 = RoundedVol_DINT
  12. If you configured the channel for Type K and Celsius, then the PLC input value will be degC times 10 (260 = 26.0C). The High and Low Engineering values are only used for Custom Scaling.
  13. Studio 5000 toolbar

    If you go to View -> Toolbars in the menu, there's a button called "Restore Factory Toolbar Layout".
  14. There are examples in the on-line help. If you bring up the "Command Wizard Step 1 of 2" window and double click on "=", it opens a "Command Wizard Step 2 of 2" window. Click on the Help button at the bottom. It explains the syntax and has an Examples link near the top. In your case, the syntax would be PLC_Tag1 = HMI_Tag1 * 0.75 if you have multiple commands that you want to execute in order (synchronously) or & PLC_Tag1 = HMI_Tag1 * 0.75 if you don't care what order they execute in (asynchronously).
  15. I'm not sure, but I think you can select the Numeric Entry object, go to the properties box, and set the Indicator Tag to the same value as the Write Tag. To edit the file in CCW, you have to import it. To import: Click File->Import Device->PVc Application. Browse to the .cha file and open it. See Article 751097 in the Knowledgebase for more details.