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  1. Docking Toolbars in GX Developer

    Thank you Gambit
  2. Is there a way in GX Developer to dock the toolbars in one place and have them in the same spot regardless of program openned?
  3. Mitsubishi FX3U Suddenly Stop Code

    I would check for loose wires on your 24v if that is what you have. Sometimes it is not even noticeably loose but if yougive it a little tweak it will solve the issue. I have run into this many times.  
  4. I have dabbled with the structured programming. However for me the ladder programming is more easy to read and follow. Of course that is how I was taught and what I have done for the last 20 years so I suppose if I had learned the structured I would be more comfortable using it.
  5. Standardize PLC code for new machines

    I wholeheartedly agree with the labeling. Make them label, and I even specify that the labeling conforms to our standard. It is a big pain to have wade through a program of ambiguous labels trying to find what each does and then relabeling, especially while troubleshooting.
  6. Standardize PLC code for new machines

    Understand that confidentiality agreements are only as good as the people on both sides of the agreement. The country where I spend the majority of my time working is notorious for stealing and reusing anything they get their hands on. Just saying the only true way to insure proprietary security is to keep it in house.
  7. Standardize PLC code for new machines

    I have a generic program for most of the machines I will order. I will specify that they use a certain type of hardware for the flame safety and a familiar processor as my people must be able to use the programs and understand the flame safety equipment for troubleshooting etc. I will specify that certain aspects of the machines must work in a certain way that we have found through the years to work the best. This will sometimes lead to some lengthy discussions because they have their canned ways also. Stick to your guns because you are the buyer and they want what you have, (money). If their are proprietary aspects of your programs that you wish to keep to yourself merely cut them out of the program you provide to them and reinstall when the machine is in house. This will entail accepting a base operating machine at delivery with the contractual addendum that your company will complete programming. Good Luck.  
  8. fx

    If you are asking what your maximum counter counts are this is what I found in my manuals: Setting ranges for counters: • 16bit counters: -32,768 to +32,767 • 32bit counters: -2,147,483,648 to +2,147,483,647  
  9. FX3U to FX3U via wifi

    Never mind. I just talked to my wife who works IT at a hospital and they run all their stuff off wifi. 
  10. FX3U to FX3U via wifi

    Curiosity question and off topic. Does EMS stand for emergency medical services like it does in the US? If so, are there no HIPA, (privacy),  concerns with using wifi to communicate with these carts?
  11. Upgrade to FX or Q?

    I agree with Ron_S. Unless you need some type of technology on available in the Q I would stick with what you have that works. "If it ain't broke don't fix it. Good luck.  
  12. TIA PORTAL connect with Mitsubishi FX3U

    Simply go to Youtube and type in FX3U or Mitsubishi and they will populate the selection section of the page.
  13. Connecting PC and E1061 HMI panel

    Is your usb cable after market? They can cause any number of intermittent issues with downloads and uploads. Known from experience.
  14. Conveyor belt help (Ladder diagram)

    The temp sounds crucial to the process so there will need to be conditions to monitor and reengage the heater to maintain that temp as the solution cools due to the parts being introduced. You will also want to monitor and interrupt the various motors for overload conditions. Think of everything that can go wrong and include safeguards to protect the machine.
  15. PLC Mitsubishi

    I have just programmed a China FX3U with my english GX Developer version 8.91. Worked for everything I needed. That unit was purchased directly in China.
  16. fxg3-fx3s

    The third party alternatives are an ify proposition. The ones I have used are spotty and sometimes fail completely. I finally purchased a Mitsubishi SC-09 and all the problems vanished. Just my humble.
  17. I have just done this about 2 months ago with an FX3U but that unit is currently on a different continent than I am. I will be returning in a couple of weeks if this is still an issue for you.
  18. GX developer device list

    Look under the Find/Replace tab. It is the last topic.

    If by LAN you are referring to Ethernet you will need a module such as FX3u-ENETL module.
  20. This is the UK website.
  21. Gx Developer 8.72 or above required

    Again I  had this problem with the SC09 cables. Transfer set up would see the PLC and confirm successful connection but downloads or uploads would fail. Purchased an FX-USB-AW set up and the problem was solved. Your local mitsu dealer should be able to hook you up or they are out there on ebay if you are careful not to buy a knock off.
  22. Gx Developer 8.72 or above required

    If you go to Mitsubishi website and register your software the website will then tell you there is a version update for your software and offer the download. I just went through this about 3 weeks ago. You will have to register a user, etc, but it was easy. Currently using GX Developer-FX VErsion  8.91 for the same reason as you describe.
  23. Adding an extra remote HMI to an existing Q02U PLC

    Not sure with Mitsubishi but with the ab's I cut my teeth on there is a setting to include so that the HMI's  mimic each other. In other words if the button is activated on HMI 1 it also shows activated on HMI 2, saves on confusion. Just teaching myself the Mitsubishi components so not real sure of the need for this.
  24. Mitsubishi FX3U-80M RS232 problem

    Thank you Gambit.
  25. Trying to communicate with title listed processor via USB-SC09_FX cable. In Transfer setup I have set my comm port and selected 115.2kbps. Connection test is always successful. However when I try to monitor or read or write, even verify, etc if fails usually giving an error message, "Cannot communicate with PLC for one of the following reasons. Communications timeout, cable error, specified transmission speed not supported for connected PLC, Monitor condition set status if read by device, The project PLC and the connected PLC are different. I have tried different settings to alleviate each of these possibilities and still the problems persist. Any help is appreciated.