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  1. Contact Voltage?

    If it is wired with 0V at the common terminals - then 24V will be the common for whatever the outputs are powering. When the output is off, the 24v will come back through the coil (giving a false 24V really) When the output is on it will now be 0v (or negative)
  2. Contact Voltage?

    D0 or DO?  However, the outputs can be supplied on the common terminal with 0V and 24V can be the common for the relays/contactors in the panel. It's the practice in Japan and often Chinese machines. The S/S is just for input signals
  3. Endless Timer

    Show us how far you have got and we will gladly assist you. A tip: If timer = 1 then ?
  4. Duff FX3G 80MR

    This is just information that might help someone in the future. I was called to a job where the above PLC had fault lights on.  When I connected, there was no program inside.?? They had a back-up program so I downloaded it and all seemed OK. Then the error light started flashing again. Once again, the program was missing.   Short version: They rushed out to buy a new one, I installed it, put the program in and they were back up and running with no issues.   Later, in my office, I opened the PLC to see if there was anything obvious. There wasn't. If you have ever opened an FX plc - they are a marvel of micro electronics with virtually no replaceable parts. (obviously output relays and transistors but that was not the problem) I have lots of 2nd hand FX plc's so I swapped out the 1.0Fsupercapacitor from one. More in hope than anything else. That was the problem - it worked perfectly. A £3 supercapacitor fix. 
  5. Improve the accuracy of RPM measurement.

    put more pin holes in the disk and recalibrate
  6. Corrupt program?? GX works2

    Does anyone else suffer from this strange anomaly? If I save a program using GX Works 2 onto my laptop hard drive - everything is fine and I can open it again at any time. If I save it to a USB memory stick, once again, I can reopen it with the laptop, no bother. But... If I then put the USB into my main PC, I immediately get an error that the USB is corrupt and needs repairing. If I 'repair it' the GX file will not open. If I ignore the repair message - I can open the program and everything is fine. I can save it to the PC hard drive or the USB. This is the same with any USB stick Same operating system (win 10) on both.    
  7. Automatically Adjust for BST

    Yes, it has to be part of the routine of connecting to a plc - check which com port is being used by the adapter
  8. Old FX series

    I checked that and the list was missing too or filled with NOP's I couldn't clear the memory or anything.
  9. Old FX series

    No high temperatures or extremes of anything. A nice bedding company, a Printers, a cosmetic bottle-filling station and so on. Red error light flashing. I could get partial code out of some but with missing logic and yellow pages but none would allow programming or a new one to be downloaded. I even opened some PLC's to see if there was anything in common but they all looked perfect inside. I have one of them here on my desk - an FX1n 40mr. It looks brand new but even after a few weeks of sitting there it has the same fault and starts to communicate, then stops.   I agree, 20 - 25 years is a good run but it's causing chaos with factories that don't back-up.a
  10. Old FX series

    Has anyone else noticed that a lot of old FXnn plc's are starting to fail? By old, I think 20 - 25 years old.   It's just that in the last 12 months, I have had to attend about 10 FX plc's with the red error light and unrecoverable programs. Only one FX (you know, one of those big square things) was a flat battery that had never been changed. The rest were battery-less models. That is, apart from one FX2n - but the battery was fully charged on that one. Not only was it impossible to recover the program - they would not accept a program or allow a fault diagnosis.   Same fault across different industries.   Maybe take it as a reminder to back-up aging FX models. They are coming to the end of their life cycle.  
  11. FX-10GM software

    There is a link to the software on this page It's still active
  12. Need a simple 1 second pulsed output with button push

    You'll have to explain more...   Do you want a 1 second on, one second off output, when an input is on? Or.. an output on for just one second when an input is on.
  13. upload program from E100 HMI Beijer

    I mean you will get warnings that the versions do not match. Ignore it and upload anyway.
  14. upload program from E100 HMI Beijer

    I usually let sleeping dogs lie with version and firmware updates. If they were working perfectly before I came - they'll be the same versions when I have gone. Probably because I once 'bricked an E300 doing an unnecessary upgrade.
  15. upload program from E100 HMI Beijer

    You start at the beginning. Check your pc has a usb to serial port showing - and what com port number it is. If you do, open a blank E100 project and go to Transfer. select Recieve and set the Com port to the same number.