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  1. Hello, I have a Panel view plus 1250 here that is being used to remotely monitor a water/utility process.  There are numerous alarms and warnings that pop-up to help the operator, but over time the operators have began ignoring them because "most of the time", they are non-critical or they pop-up during a routine water change.  There are also times that a critical warning or alarm occurs and by the time the operator realizes this it is too late/line goes down.   The HMI is a couple hundred feet away from the PLC.  I want to add a fault light on top of the HMI enclosure that will only turn on for critical alarms/warnings.  Is there an easier, cost effective way to do this  besides wiring between the PLC and HMI?  The wiring itself isn't a problem, just getting above and around equipment between them.
  2. Hello everyone, I have an application where we are using an automated storage system controlled by an OMRON CP1L-M40DR.  The system transfers pallets into and out of racking that is several levels high and up to 30 pallets deep.  When the unit has a fault and is in the middle of the racking it is very difficult to diagnose what the problem is.  Id like to rig the units up an ethernet  WIFI/Router so when there is an issue with one of them I can connect remotely via laptop with CX programmimg software.  The CP1L that I have comes with a usb - b type male to a usb - a type male on the other end.  Can anyone say if this cable can be adapted to plug directly into a cat5 jack?  Or if not, is my only other option to buy the ethernet expansion card?