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  1. how to extract Red Lion Data and send it to an External DB

    I do this using Crimson 3.1. You just create a data log in crimson that contain the data that you want. Then just enable the Sql Sync service and set the DB parameters. The data table will be created automatically also.
  2. Micrologix 1400 series C

    I found the docs on Rockwell's website. Version 'C' was introduced in 2017 but it doesn't show up in the processor options inside Rslogix. If you have Rslogix version 8.3 or later it will just work on any of the options shown. My problem turned out to be that the file I was using was created initially on an older version of Rslogix Micro starter version 9.00. As a test, I created an empty file using RsLogix micro version 11 and it worked. I then created an empty file using Rslogix micro starter and it faulted. Then it was just a matter of of creating a new file and copying the program files over and importing the ascii files with all the symbols, names, etc.   
  3. Micrologix 1400 series C

    I found it on the Rockwell site. It says that micro does support it with all versions 8.3 and newer. I'm on the latest, 11.  
  4. Micrologix 1400 series C

    Well I did find something one the Rockwell site that said that my version 11 should work with Series C. Not sure where to go at this point. 
  5. Micrologix 1400 series C

    I just went to a customer site this afternoon to load software onto a new machine. When I put the processor in 'run' it immediately faulted and the error said the download didn't match the unit. So I looked at the model to make sure it was a series 'b' and it was a series 'C'.  My rslogix 500 micro doesn't show a 'c' series in the list and I have not been able to figure out how to update it. The link under the 'help' pulldown fails and I've tried to find it on the rockwell site with no luck.  Has anyone run across this and if so how did you resolve it. I'm still looking and I'll post the answer if I find it.  
  6. Protect tag data from download

    I'm new to using RSLogix 5000 and I'm not sure how to handle memory protection.  I build recipes from an HMI and store the data in tag arrays on the PLC. I'm used to doing this with the micrologix plc line and in Rslogic 500 I could simply mark the data file to not overwrite when downloading. Is it possible to do something similar with Rslogix 5000? if not, is there a better way to handle recipes? I just don't want to overwrite recipe data by downloading a program update.  
  7. Image primitive for Red Lion Crimson 2.0

    Have  you contacted Red Lion support about this?
  8. Looking for PanelView suggestions

    Sorry it took me a couple days to get back to this. Yes I'm going to use one of the ml1400s just to handle a bunch of analog io. I'm just going to msg that data every few seconds to the other unit. thanks
  9. Looking for PanelView suggestions

    One other question please. This system will have 2 micrologix controllers. One will just be used as an IO device. The other will do all the processing and needs to be able to read from the first controller. Does the Panelview support passing tags from one controller to the other? thanks
  10. Crimson 3 Timestamp String

    Gareth can you post what your are trying to do. I may have some code that I can provide.  
  11. Looking for PanelView suggestions

    Thanks to both of you. I think the PV+7 is going to be the winner.  I'm the loser :)...  
  12. Looking for PanelView suggestions

    I have a customer that insists on me using a panelview for his project and I have basically no experience with them. I have been using another brand exclusively for many years so I'm well versed in how to use an HMI, just not Allen Bradley. I'm hoping to get some advice about which unit to use. The system is a simple waste water facility and the controller will likely be a micrologix 1400. The customer wants something in the 15" range. Looking on the AB website I see Plus 6 & Plus 7 both seem to give me that size. Are major differences that I should know about? thanks     
  13. Having issues going online after uploading from AB 1400

    So are you uploading or downloading? When using rslogix500 if you want to send the program to the plc you need to use 'download'.
  14. Square Wave Problem With Micrologix

    Did you connect the dc common to the comm2 terminal? Also do you any load on your output or are you just looking at it not connected?  
  15. SLC 500 I/O module become unstable (spiky values)

    I would try to isolate the problem a little more. If it's a noisy input, then remove your signal and give it a known source. You can put a resistor from a power supply in series with the input and then watch the value in rslogix. If it's a noisy output, then poke a value into the output address and measure the output with nothing else connected( you'll need a resistor of course if it's a current output). My guess is that if you're talking about an input, it's the device sending the signal to the plc and not the module.  I've used a lot of these older products and I still have customers that have systems from  the early 90's that are still going strong. Run some tests and let us know what's happening.