brisutterfield

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  1. File Name: Excel PLC I/O Simulator (Updated) File Submitter: brisutterfield File Submitted: 21 Nov 2007 File Updated: 4 Jan 2010 File Category: Manuals, Tutorials Excel I/O Simulator. Added animation to H/O/A toggle and rocker switches. In RSLinx name DDE topic "PDCBRIAN" and in excel add the analysis toolpak. I am using this with an AB PLC5 RSLogix5 and RSLinx (Any version higher than the lite version). Great tool for training. Click here to download this file
  2. RSView ME Installation

    O.K. Thanks. I wanted to see if anyone else had tried this before I install latest version of ME. Wasn't sure if old floppy activation would work instead of Rockwells new web based activation.
  3. Our IT guys reimaged our notebook and rsview ME (amongst other things) is now gone. I contacted Rockwell and got a reset code for the activation floppy disk. Does anyone know if this activation will work with the latest version of Factory Talk View ME 5.0? Or, do I need to somehow get an older version that uses the floppy disk activations.
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    Excel I/O Simulator. Added animation to H/O/A toggle and rocker switches. In RSLinx name DDE topic "PDCBRIAN" and in excel add the analysis toolpak. I am using this with an AB PLC5 RSLogix5 and RSLinx (Any version higher than the lite version). Great tool for training.
  5. RSView help

    I am new to RSView and was wanting to know if anyone could recomend any tutorals for newbies. I am using a PLC 5 with RSView 32.
  6. RSView Demo

    I have read that there is a 2 hour demo version of RSView. I have looked on Rockwells web site but couldnt find it. Does anyone have this?
  7. I am trying to connect to a PLC540-E using a wireless adapter on channel 2. I have RSLinx professional and my computer has a linksys wireless router. I can connect through the DH so I can configure channel 2. I can also connect through channel 2 directly but not using the wirelss adapter. I dont know much about networking and was hopping someone could help me make the connection.
  8. PLC5 w/ wireless adapter on channel 2

    1. What brand and model of Wireless Adapter do you have plugged into the PLC-5E ? Can you describe how you have configured it ? Microsoft broadband networking wireless adapter. 802.11g 2. What model of Linksys router are you using ? It probably combines the functions of Router and Wireless Access Point. Linksys Wireless G 2.4 GHz 3. Is your router also connected to the Internet ? Yes 4. Are you using Ethernet cable to connect your PC to the Linksys Router, or are you using a WiFi adapter in your PC to connect to the Linksys Router. I am using an ethernet cable to connect PC to Router. 5. What is the IP address of your computer ? Trying sending a PING command to an address that is one node lower and one node higher than your computer. 192.168.1.101 6. Is anything else (printers, other PC's, other PLCs) connected to this Linksys Router ? My TIVO box is connected also to the wireless router. 192.168.1.116
  9. File Name: Excel PLC Event Logger File Submitter: brisutterfield File Submitted: 28 Oct 2007 File Category: HMI Sample Code Excel file which can record when a bit or word changes state in PLC logic. Click here to download this file
  10. Excel PLC Event Logger

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    Excel file which can record when a bit or word changes state in PLC logic.
  11. Is there any way to tell what type of serial comunication channel 0 is using without having to pull the processor out of the chasis and check the dip switches. is there a status file I can check?
  12. Conveyor flow logic

    Thank for the code. I have no way to look at it untill I get back to work on Monday though. I'll check it out then. Thanks again.
  13. Does anyone have any code for a 3 to 1 conveyor merge? Attached is a file of the layout of the conveyors. The existing code is to long and and causes boxes to crash at the merge frequently. I am trying to have one line release for 15 seconds. Then stop releasing and wait 3 seconds so the boxes can clear the merge, then have the next line release for 15 seconds. This process would repeat for the third line also. If one or two of the lines do not have any cases on them they should be skipped in the release cycle. We are using AB PLC5 w/RSLogix 5. Input are from 3 photo eyes. Outputs are to 4 motor starters.
  14. Conveyor flow logic

    The PE at the discharge end of each of the three lines is used as a package present PE and to detect jams. The PE should see a gap between each case as it goes by. If the conveyor is running and no gap seen for three seconds the line shuts down. There is also a long range PE running down the length of the Merge to detect jams and for personal safety protection.
  15. Conveyor flow logic

    I am trying to figure out the existing code which is 241 rungs, just for this merge. The existing logic consists of: Training logic, release timers, no carton present timers, merge sequencers, pre-release enable logic, pre-release calculations, merge clear calculations, hiccup fixes, merge run enable logic, package present latch, last box delay stop and a few other things. There is alot that goes into a simple 3:1 merge.
  16. Can anyone help me figure out how to do this? Using RSlogix 5, I need to count the number of total times Integer values N88:0/1, N88:1/1, N88:2/1 all the way through N88:999/1 are high. For example, If N88:0/1 becomes high and later on that day N88:7/1 become high, I need the total to be 2 in another integer word (N65).
  17. RSLogix Math help

    I am an electrician employed by a large clothing retailer. I want to be able to diagnose problems and track efficiency of our sorters. I actualy would eventualy like to track all the various reasons why a carton diverted or not (reason codes for each carton). Im just starting with whether or not it diverted. I actually already track and count the # of cartons diverted in each lane by using an add instruction when each divert fires. But I want to be able to do it using the reason codes so eventually I can track all 9 different reason codes that could be assigned to each carton. What instructions are used to make a "for next loop". I could set the trigger to scan every 1 second. Not sure how taxing that would be on the processor though.
  18. RSLogix Math help

    "Reason Code is added to the data table when it exits the Sorter or at what point." The identification # is assigned to the carton once it goes through the bar code scanner and is then introduced onto the sorter. The reason code is updated when the carton reaches the point where it is supposed to divert. It either diverts or it doesnt. The reason code is to say it diverted or why if it didnt divert. There are 40 different diverts on this particular sorter. Each divert takes a carton to a different shipping dock door to be loaded on a trailer. You say reason code bit stays hi for three seconds what does the reset? Not sure
  19. RSLogix Math help

    The process is a sortation system at a distribution center. Every carton that is introduced onto the sorter receives on Identification # using indirect addressing. Each carton also receives a "reason code" # using indirect addressing. These reason codes are stored in the N88 file. N88:0 through N88:999. The reason codes tell me what happened to the carton and why. Here is an example of several possible results from tracking one carton which has the reason code # of 67...When N88:67/1 becomes high, I then know that the carton did not divert successfully because the takeaway lane was full and could not receive ay more cartons. Or, If N88:67/7 became high, I know the carton diverted successfully. Or if N88:67/3 became high, I know that there was communication errors. In the above example the next carton introduced onto the sortation system would have a reason code # of 68. The reason code would be stored in N88:68. Bit 1 represents the takeaway lane was full. Bit 7 represents the carton diverted successfully. There are actually 9 different bits that could go high to represent what happened to the carton on the sorter. Once the reason codes go to 999 the next carton has the reason code of 0, then 1 and so on. The bits only stay high for 3 seconds. "What if the a bit goes high, then later goes low, then goes high again, do you count it twice?" Yes. "Is there a time duration?" The time duration does not matter. I only need the number of times the bits were high. How often do the bits change?" Of the 1000 words being monitored, anywhere from 1 to 20 of them could be high at the same time. Once they become high they will stay high for 3 seconds. The processor is an Allen Bradley PLC 5/80E
  20. 2-Hand Anti Tie Down

    Wouldn't the two hand anti tiedown ckt look like this... XIC PB1 XIC PB2 XIO K TON ANTITIEDOWN .001 500 0
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    Using RSLogics 5, I need to reset the values of N36:1 through N36:40 to 0 at the start and end of each shift. Using S21 and S22 I can do it but I have around 40 CLR instructions in parallel. Is there one instruction that I could use to clear them all? See atached .bmp Is there a limit to the # of times I can extend a rung down? Does this slow down the scan time the way I have it now? This is how I understand the scan cycle... When a rung is scaned, when it comes to the first false instruction it then goes down and scans the rung below. So I do not think this would have any effect on the scan time until S21 and S22 become true.
  22. File Name: Excel HMI Trend graph. File Submitter: brisutterfield File Submitted: 4 Jun 2005 File Category: HMI Sample Code Excel HMI Trend Graph. Credit goes to justind for writting code. Thanks for the help. Click here to download this file
  23. Excel HMI Trend graph.

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    Excel HMI Trend Graph. Credit goes to justind for writting code. Thanks for the help.
  24. File Name: Test DDE Poke using Excel and PLC 5 File Submitter: brisutterfield File Submitted: 1 Jun 2005 File Category: HMI Sample Code Test read and write from Excel to PLC5. Click here to download this file
  25. Test DDE Poke using Excel and PLC 5

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    Test read and write from Excel to PLC5.