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  1. Using UDP On the Fx3U's for comms from the PC to the PLC we don’t specify the actual destination address but use 255,255,255,255 instead. Might be worth a try.
  2. With issues like these i usually plug the serial device into my laptop to see unequivocally whats being sent. Use a serial port monitor (there are free ones around). I personally Just find it easier.  
  3. If Else or Similar

    bGreen := wValue > 2500; bRed = wValue < 2000; bAmber := NOT bGreen AND NOT bRed;
  4. Device Memory Mismatch

    Think this means the input X values in your program do not match the PLC. Basically, in the source they are all off. In the PLC some inputs are on (X0,X1,X2,X10,X13 etc). So nothing to worry about and frankly expected.
  5. FX CPU Program Capacity Error

    Nope, thats all you have to do.
  6. weight batching system

    Not done much with the 3G, but if I remember correctly it does not have much in the way of string handling. Normally you would use an Fx3U to do this with the VAL function. You could do it the long way and convert the ASCII by your own code. If it’s coming into the PLC serially then depending on how the comms is set up you may find the data is not always at the same location in the buffer every time (so you have to search for it before you convert it). I have done this before mainly for reading load cell values coming in serially. If you went down this path I would recommend that you set up the PLC so that each ASCII character is encoded in one word (turn M8161 on), as it makes comparing the ASCII characters so much easier. How is the number formatted in the string? What software are you using?
  7. Mitsubishi F800-E Ethernet with CompactLogix

      You can often do this using the HMI as a protocol converter. We do this all the time using Mitsi drives and AB PLC's. However, this is just for simple stuff where we are just changing the speed and the update time does not really mater.  
  8. ip problem on fx3

    As glavanov said, You need to reboot the PLC or set the Ethernet module's buffer memory address 1600 to a value of 2 to apply the setting.  
  9. FX5 and Zebra serial comms

    Shame as the Ethernet/IP module for the Fx5 works really well - In fact I prefer using it to CC-Link (I find it much easier to setup).  
  10. FX5 and Zebra serial comms

    Does your application have a HMI? I always find it easier and quicker to print using the HMI (serial or Ethernet) than the PLC. However this depends on the vendor - some HMI’s are more flexible in this matter than others.
  11. Depends how accurate you want it, but you could always periodically simply increment a DINT. Have one that counts up every second (no need to reset as it’s good for over 60 years). When something starts, copy the value of the DINT to a “start time” Register, same when it stops. The time in seconds is obviously stop time – start time.
  12. E910 File extension type

      For an E610 HMI you use a Beijer CAB5 cable (simple three wire). For an E1061 you use a Beijer CAB30 cable.
  13. E910 File extension type

      As far as I know it is a compiled resource file, the contents being bespoke to Beijer.  
  14. EXTER T70 with FX2N

    Hi, If it can't match the driver then have you any Mitsubishi PLC drivers actually installed? There is an option to update them under the File menu. Select File->update Exter drivers from the internet (or something like that). Select all the Mitsubishi ones and download them. As far as I recall (and I could be wrong), originally Exter HMI’s could not be used with Mitsubishi PLCs because of a Beijer contract to supply the same units to Mitsubishi badged as the E1000 series. So they removed the drivers. However, this changed later when the two companies fell out. You may just not have any drivers installed.  
  15. EXTER T70 with FX2N

    The HMI you are trying to program is a Beijer Exter, You need the program “Information Designer” to do this not E-Designer. E-Designer is used only for Mitsubishi HMI’s (I know the HMI’s look Identical but they do need different apps to program them). You will also need to convert the project so Information Designer can read it. I wrote a small App to do this a few years back. It can be found in the downloads section of this site.   Warnings about file creation versions and different driver versions can usually be ignored and the HMI once converted and loaded into the HMI will work perfectly fine.