Rockford

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  1. Taking Screen shots

    I use PicPick under the PortableApps.com  Can take it anywhere and use it.  It has many other tools bundled with it that I haven't used yet but look interesting. You can also install it local if you like 
  2. Micro850 Registers reading/Writing

    I believe in CCW you need to map all the Modbus I/O.  If you double click the processor and open it up you will see a tab for "Modbus Mapping"  There you can select each variable, physical I/O, etc. and assign the Modbus address.
  3. Call ot Old Timers A0J2 & DOS MEDOC

    Thanks for the reply.  This machine was made and programmed in Japan in the early '90's  I would assume that a GPP was used at that time.  Do you know if there is a way to completely clear the memory, including all the parameters and start from scratch?
  4. Any old timers out there that can dust off the memories and help me program an old A0J2 processor? I can access the processor through Virtual Box DOS and MELSEC MEDOC.  I can upload the program and data registers and print everything.  The problem is that I want to change the program and having issues with the software & PLC.  The PLC has a ROM in it (ROM not an EPROM or EEPROM).  I can remove the ROM and set the jumper to RAM instead of ROM.  When I try to download the program I get "Param different" and the download stops.  I can reinstall the ROM and the PLC reloads OK and runs the program.  Where can I view/download/change the "Parameters" that the message is referring?  Do I need to clear the PLC somehow and reload everything? Any help is greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
  5. Flash a CompactLogix with Protection

    Problem Solved. There is a small push button under the Prog-Rem-Run switch that needs to be pressed, with a paper clip or other small device, when the controller is powering up. This will wipe out the program memory, but the communication information (IP Address, etc.) will remain in the processor. So if the IP isn't known, you'll have to try and find it.
  6. Flash a CompactLogix with Protection

    Thanks Ron, No battery in this one - so that graceful death won't work. Also, tried removing the SD - no luck there either. We've tried connecting through the USB, ethernet, etc. We have our local AB distributor contacting AB support and we will try AB support today as well. Any other ideas are welcome, if someone else has come across this.
  7. RSogix5000 Security

    We've recently purchased a machine, controlled by a 1769-L33ER PLC, that originally was fully secured by the vendor. We told the vendor that we needed access to the machine to make any additions as necessary. They opened up the whole program except for 2 Add On Instructions that was their proprietary code. The AOI cannot be opened or viewed by us. We can see where they are called by the program, but we cannot access them in any way. The rest of the PLC is open for us to make changes as our process changes. I’m not sure how to set up the protections, but I know it can be done. The only thing I will warn is that be very careful with the security files, because if you lose it you lose the processor that has the protections on it, or access to the AOI’s, programs, etc. Hope this helps.
  8. Flash a CompactLogix with Protection

    I'm not trying to "WORK AROUND SECURITY" I'm trying to make a processor usable that has a secured program in it. I don't want the secured program that is in the processor - I want the processor to be available to be programmed with my own program!!!! ControlFALSH will not work and it appears that Allen Bradley wants me to throw away $2,500 to buy a new processor, is this correct? That once secured always secured unless you have the security file - what if your computer crashes and you don't have a back up security file, the processor is toast because it can never be accessed again? That is what I'm trying to find out. Thank you,
  9. Hello Everyone, I have a CompactLogix controller 1769-L33ER that was sold to us by a vendor and it is protected. We dont have the security file. Is there any way to clear the memory on the controller and start fresh? Everytime I've tried to use the ControlFLASH program I get a "Security Authentication Error: You do not have permission to perform this operation due to inconsistent security authority ID!" Thanks in advance.
  10. Micrologix 1500 Input/Output Connection

    The built in power supply can be used, but it is limited to 400mA which can power a few sensors and maybe a relay or 2. If you are going to fully load the I/O an external 24VDC power supply would be recommended. Follow the link below for manuals in all the available languages: http://literature.rockwellautomation.com/idc/groups/literature/documents/in/1764-in001_-mu-p.pdf
  11. (Question) software compatibility with 64-bit pc's

    RS Emulate 500 will not work out of the box - AB left off the driver for RS Linx for some reason. Follow the steps below to add the driver to RS Linx (I've personally put it on several PC's using this method and it works great! I'm assuming it will work on Windows 8 also but have never tested it.) Adding driver to Windows 7 - RS Linx Open the Registry Editor (Start-->Enter regedit in the open field). Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE-->SOFTWARE-->Wow6432Node-->Rockwell Software-->RSLinx-->Loadable Drivers. Right Click on Loadable Drivers and select New-->Key and name the key EMU500 Right click on EMU500 and select New-->DWORD (32-bit) Value. The name of the key should be AutoLoad. Double click on the AutoLoad to open the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialog. Enter 0 under Value Data and select Hexadecimal under Base. Click OK button when finished. Right click on EMU500 again from the left-hand side and select New-->DWORD (32-bit) Value. The name of the key should be DriverID. Double click on the DriverID to open the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialog. Enter 13 under Value Data and select Hexadecimal under Base. Click OK button when finished. Right click on EMU500 and select New-->DWORD (32-bit) Value. The name of the key should be Flags. Double click on the Flags to open the Edit DWORD (32-bit) Value dialog. Enter 2 under Value Data and select Hexadecimal under Base. Click OK button when finished. Right click on EMU500 and select New-->String Value. The name of the key should be Description. Double click on the Description to open the Edit String dialog. Enter SLC 500 (DH485) Emulator driver under Value Data. Click OK button when finished. Right click on EMU500 and select New-->String Value. The name of the key should be DLL. Double click on the DLL to open the Edit String dialog. Enter ABEMU5.DRV under Value Data. Click OK button when finished. The SLC (DH485) Emulator Driver should now appear available in RSLinx to configure. As far as the other software - have installed all of them except: Factory Talk View Studio, RSLogix Emulate 5000, DriveExecutive, RSNetWorx for DNet and have had no issues with them installing or running on Windows 7 - 64 Professional
  12. ControlLogix Ethernet

    Anyone have any idea on how to communicate with a Baumer VeriSens camera using a generic TCP/IP structure as shown below? I have not tried this, but my understanding from some people at Baumer is that they have tried using a 1756-EWEB to communicate to the camera with very little success. Is there a better way to do this type of communication on the ethernet using a ControlLogix or other AB platform? Thanks, 15.4.1 Protocol structure – Ethernet ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | Command | Parameter | Data | | 2 bytes | 0-12 bytes | | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ After you have established a connection with VeriSens via the set port, you can request data from the device or transfer commands. To do this, you may use the VeriSens protocol. This consists of a 2-byte command code followed by the parameters and the actual data. The datagrams may also be terminated with the following control characters: <CR> (Hex: 0D, Escape-Sequenz: \r) <LF> (Hex: 0A, Escape-Sequenz: \n) <CR><LF> (Hex: 0D 0A, Escape-Sequenz: \r\n) No characters You can find details on the possible commands in the section entitled Available commands.
  13. ControlLogix Ethernet

    Anyone have any idea on how to communicate with a Baumer VeriSens camera using a generic TCP/IP structure as shown below? I have not tried this, but my understanding from some people at Baumer is that they have tried using a 1756-EWEB to communicate to the camera with very little success. Is there a better way to do this type of communication on the ethernet using a ControlLogix or other AB platform? Thanks, 15.4.1 Protocol structure – Ethernet ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ | Command | Parameter | Data | | 2 bytes | 0-12 bytes | | ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ After you have established a connection with VeriSens via the set port, you can request data from the device or transfer commands. To do this, you may use the VeriSens protocol. This consists of a 2-byte command code followed by the parameters and the actual data. The datagrams may also be terminated with the following control characters: <CR> (Hex: 0D, Escape-Sequenz: \r) <LF> (Hex: 0A, Escape-Sequenz: \n) <CR><LF> (Hex: 0D 0A, Escape-Sequenz: \r\n) No characters You can find details on the possible commands in the section entitled Available commands.
  14. I have an application with an extremely simple program running in a Micrologix 1000 PLC. When I activate any of the inputs on the processor the RS Logix looses communication with the processor and gives the "Offline" or "Retry" message. The only way the PLC will reestablish communication with the PC is by restarting the PC, RS Linx and RS Logix. The PC works on other PLC's on other machines without problems and the USB ports on the PC appear to be functioning normally with other USB devices. When this problem occurs the PLC doesn't fault or stop working as the machine continues to function, just the PC communications lock up. Corrective actions taken: Replaced PLC - no effect, same results Turned off Autobrowse on RS Logix - no effect, same results (Saw this idea in another thread on this site.) I have seen RS Logix do some strange things with serial/USB ports, but I have never seen this situation. Please post any suggestions to fix this problem and I will gladly try them. Thank you.
  15. DH485 to Enet

    Has anyone tried #3 above and what was the result. Does it work? I have a Ethernet that I am installing with a SLC-5/03 a Micrologix 1200 and EZ-Automation touchscreens, but I would like to have an already existing DH485 panelview to be able to communicate over the Ethernet system without the expense of a SLC-5/05 or a PC in the system.