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  • Birthday 10/02/72

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  • Location Middle Tennessee and California Silicon Valley
  • Country United States
  • Interests Injection Molding
    3-D printing
    Tesla Motors

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  1. Hi: I am trying to determine if I should use the RS 5000 or RS 500 to start a micrologix 1400 project that will include a Maple Systems HMI. I have never used the RS 5000 software so I am aware there will be a learning curve, however I am certain that it could be useful in the future.  However, my work schedule is nights so I am limited in how much tech support I will get here at my facility when no one is using RS 5000 here at this time? Your input and feedback will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.  
  2. Thanks. I will try that. We have an infrequent CPU fault on our injection molding robots that comes up a few times a year. They are older and scheduled for replacement but until then we keep them chugging along. I was told that there was a way, but the person who told me did not know exactly what to do. I will let you know how that goes! I appreciate your response.
  3. Is there a way to clear a CPU fault on power up without having to connect to software?
  4. 2 servo plc /GOT application example help

    Yes. I downloaded them and are reading up at this time. Thanks for the support.  
  5. Looking for some servo application help. Software: I have GX works 2, GT Designer, and GX Developer.  Hardware: PLC L06CPU-P, GOT2000 HMI, MR-J4-350B servo amps, HG-JR35JK motors, LD77MS2 Pulser I have (2) AC servos that will simply move an aluminum frame backwards and forwards using a FESTO belt mover and I have a servo gear reducer 20:1. I have a "simple motion module"and all of this hardware and software, plenty of time, and would really like to finish this project off. But this is my first servo and my first hmi project. I have some experience with Omron, Mitsubishi, and Allen-Bradley plc's, and consider myself novice at best. Any sample programs or help getting me started would be greatly appreciated!  
  6. Panelbuilder 32

    Red Lion is one example.
  7. Panelbuilder 32

    Thanks. I did look at the Rockwell AB site first. The panelbuilder 32 is no longer supported. I registered with them as a user and they simply do not support the model of hmi and/or the programware for it. So, I guess I was hoping that the hardware I have is not totally useless to me. Sorry, it was not my intention to solicit for anything that would bypass a licensing agreement. I am simply looking for a no cost option that might work with this terminal model that AB no longer supports. -^ Wether it be a free trial version from AB (old and unsupported) or alternative software that might be compatable with the terminal. Sometimes folks have links to legitimate software that are through channels I just did not find the first time looking at the manufacturers websites.
  8. I am in the learning phase of HMI and PLC programing and am trying to use some of the hardware that has been donated to me. I have an AB panelview 300 micro terminal and a Micrologix 1000 Plc (they are not tethered yet). I have constructed a small test board with everything mounted to it and have successfully written and downloaded a simple project to the plc with timers, etc.   Now I need to find a way to program the terminal to make changes to the program.   I am looking for some free panelbuilder 32 or anything that will allow me to program the terminal and use it.   Can anyone help me? All help will be greatly appreciated!
  9. I also have a netbook that uses xp home edition. I use it for all my programming 'on the go' and would like to get the rs linx  version 2.50 to try on it. Does anyone know where to obtain the older releases? - Version 2.57 is what I found at the Rockwell site. Any help is greatly appreciated.
  10. Unitronics Opinions?

    I too am looking at the features of these with built in PLC's and free software, I can see more opportunities for projects getting done versus trying to use the same budget and buying only AB stuff. Like you, my biggest concern is reliability. They are sold through respectable distributors in my area so I am assuming they might be?
  11. Melsec Fx-1n 60 plc memory loss issues

    My problem is that the memory for the different set-up recipes is being stored in the plc. It stays there as long as the machine remains under power, but unfortunately-they are used periodically and may run for a few days and then sit unplugged for several weeks. The manufacturer of the machine did some programming "upgrades" that cost our firm$$ heavily as we shipped the equipment to them and back. While they were there, they should have recommended the battery upgrade while they were doing the service on them, but they did not. After we lost everything (memory) during transit, and before actual use, they said they were not even aware of the battery problem.??and didn't really know what to recommend. That is what sparked my research on the dilemma. We ended up buying the correct spec'd battery for the plc processor @ $100 each and it seems to have solved the problem, although they are only available in limited quantity for now so there is some waiting involved to get all of our units implemented with the fix. Now I am getting more familiar with the Mitsubishi products and software so that future improvements can be examined in the functionality of the equipment. Thanks for everyone's support and assistance here at Mr. PLC!
  12. PLC Cannot Connect to PC

    I agree with Crossbow. When I installed my sc-09 cable, it was set to comm port 10 in the hardware profile of the pc. I had to go into advanced port properties and manually change it. Then also had to change in on the transfer setup page of GX Developer.
  13. Chinese SC09 copy

    I will agree with Crossbow on that. It is really hard to know which cable you have. The cable vendor should recommend the driver, offer a video, or at least some installation instructions. If they did included a disk, I would make sure that when the software wizard starts, you select to manually install them from your own location. In most of the videos that I watched, the user first copies the drivers they need to a new desktop folder first before connecting the cable. Then- when you connect the cable, the computer will detect it and ask you what you want to do. It should provide some path for you to "browse" and select the drivers from your desktop folder you created. If it has already installed some form of driver automatically then-This might also require you to "update" your driver with your own file you have in that desktop folder you created. You should be able to look at your installed hardware and find the cable and update the driver. I did all of this with an Omron usb cable about two years ago and it was not easy. It was a learning experience to say the least. But when I had to do this on the Mitsubishi cable last week, it seemed much easier. My best advice is keep trying and be patient. I have found that eventually you will get a message from the pc informing you that you already have a better driver installed. Also- I will add that the videos I watched point out that there are drivers for the OS and the Cable that must BOTH be installed for the cable to work correctly. Hope that helps!
  14. Melsec Fx-1n 60 plc memory loss issues

    Thanks Colandra! I will be checking that out at this time. Necessity is the father of innovation...they say?