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  1. Kinetix 5500 lost power

    Hello all,    I have 3 kinetix 5500 drives connected in series but some how the 3rd drive lost power. all the fuses in the cabinet look good. nothing else is tripped either.    any advice is appreciated.  thank you   
  2. Hi, I'm currently working as an intern, and my job is to transfer the program from a schneider twido twdlmda20rt to a mitsubishi fx5u-32mr/es. The thing is, i've been in trouble trying to understand and "translate" from one plc language to another certain things, like the %MW, %SW and blocks, so if any of You could give me some advisory I'd bee fully thankful (I can't upload all the pics, so theres's the link to the folder)
  3. I'm looking for a serial device server, which will be a cheaper equivalent of moxa. Does anyone recommend anything?
  4. Hello all,   I am working on a batch computer for a concrete mixer, and the computer that was running the plant before has stopped functioning. It was an old PC running MS DOS. The code is encrypted and replacing it is not a cost effective option.   I therefore am looking into using a PLC to control this batch plant. I have a setup that was in progress by another employee who no longer works for us, it is a CLICK PLC from Automation Direct, and it is supposed to be paired with a EA9 T8CL touch screen HMI from the same company. I would like some advice on just some basics, I would greatly appreciate some input.   I essentially only have one input, and that is an analog scale, 0-20mA input. I have digital outputs for sand, gravel, cement powder, and a water meter for adding water to the mixture. I have one final output, an additive for reducing the required water in the concrete.   What I would like to create is a program that when it is told to start, looks at the scale, and if the scale is less than say 100 pounds, opens sand until it hits 1700 pounds (as an example), then turns it off. Then it turns on the gravel and adds that for another 1700 (again for example, all these are variable), turning the gravel off after. Next the cement, and so on. I don’t need someone to write the program for me, but can someone point me in the right direction on using an analog input to turn digital outputs on and off? Again, your help would be greatly appreciated.   Thanks for taking the time to read this long post.
  5. I hear a lot of people talking about the annoyance of price estimates (meaning they don't get a clear, transparent price from the beginning) and the costly engineering that seems to never end. Do you think that a step-by-step, clear process and course of action from A to Z would be beneficial for companies? And I'm not talking here about SCADA software, like Ignition. I'm talking about using Ignition to build and implement a fully working SCADA solution, customized to your company BUT you know exactly the price and the methods/processes that will be used (it's a replicable framework to get similar results for multiple companies - and the results would be a SCADA solution without the headaches of the unknown prices and engineering characteristics). Basically, a clear project-based approach rather than an hourly approach where things can get confusing.    Do you think the industrial space could use something like that?
  6. Good day everybody!    I am having issues troubleshooting a machine which is controlled by a VIPA PLC. I must admit that I am not very knowledgeable with this brand so I am a bit hesitant to touch anything. From the machine's supplier I got a .wld file which I could load into an SD card and load into the VIPA PLC itself through a Master Reset procedure. Still, our issue persists so I was wondering if I could somehow extract this .wld file into Speed7 Studio (or another program) to visualize it and try to troubleshoot the issue. Or in another case, if there was a way to directly read the currently loaded program from the PLC.    As I said, I had never worked with this brand before so I am being a little overly cautious with what I touch in this PLC.    Thanks for your help! 
  7. Productivity 2000

    Has anyone had the opportunity to work with Automation Direct's new "Productivity 2000" PLC? I have personally had the opportunity to use their "Click" PLCs which are, as advertised, very cheap, but effective. These little plcs are similar to Allen Bradley's micrologix line of processors, but definitely are not as well made. The software is free (a nice bonus) but definitely lack in features that you would get from the Rockwell folks. Still, for a simply job on a tight budget they work well. As for the new Productivity line, it looks (from a software side only) like many of the features you would find on the Contrologix and Compactlogix systems are now available. The user interface looks relatively clean and easy to use (Coming from an Allen Bradley background). So...any thoughts on the Productivity 2000?
  8. Hi everyone, I'm trying to change the frequency reference of a q2v Yaskawa inverter via EtherCAT. The inverter is equipped with Yaskawa EtherCAT option and I'm using an Nx plc programmed using sysmac studio. According to the YASKAWA EtherCAT manual ( the frequency reference is not a standard mapped PDO (the standards ones are shown on pages 85 and 86), so PDO needs to be remapped by writing to map object 1A00-1A28 (a short description for them is on page 57). No other Infos are reported in this manual. Can anyone help me? basically, I need to write (what?) to these register (how? are they SDO?) to remap the standard PDO mapping. Many thanks in advance.  
  9. Hello to all , I need to upload the program from an old Schneider Modicon 140 CPU 113 02 , there is no backup for the program in this PLC so its not possible to know what software was used for writing the program. Is it possible to upload the program from this PLC using Eco Structure Control Expert ?
  10. I want to establish Ethernet IP communication between the following PLC CPUs. Schneider Electric - BMEP582040 Honeywell - ControlEdge UOC CPU900-CP1. Where the Schneider must be master and Honeywell must ne adapter. Let me know if anyone have done this or can help me to do so.
  11. GLX Safety Question

    So im looking for recommendations on a safety PLC application, and I'd like some advice. So the addiction is zero motion detection, were using a 5069-L306ERMS2, 5069-IB8S, 5069-OBV8S. What id like to know if its feasible and safe. Can a zero speed detection code be written and safe in a PLC? I mean you can buy a zero speed detection safety relay, and two generic sensors , one PNP, and one NPN, and its just watching the pulses to happen in a predetermined manor and that both transition in the correct manor and that they both stop. So why or why not do this in a PLC? Any advice on how to do it, and considerations or advice?  What are peoples thoughts and or advice?
  12. Remote Omron and Yaskawa control

    Information : On the websites - (and https://abrysshost ) detailed information about the construction of remote diagnostics and control (Iot) systems for control systems of objects based on OMRON and Yaskawa controllers. The information is presented in Russian and English.
  13. Hello Everyone, I am writing one logic and need some help regarding that logic.   CURRENT LOGIC -  -There are two timers TON_1 and TON_2. -TON_1 timer will start as soon as PLC turns on. -After the done bit of TON_1 timer, the TON_2 timer goes on. -After the done bit of TON_2 timer, again the TON_1 timer will start. -This logic cycle will run continuously, both timers will run turn by turn. Code (Codesys/Schneider Eco Structure Machine Expert)- PROGRAM POU_1 VAR      TON_1: TON;     TON_2: TON; END_VAR TON_1(IN:=(NOT(TON_2.Q)) , PT:= T#100S); TON_2(IN:=(TON_1.Q) AND (NOT(TON_2.Q)) , PT:= T#20S);   Actual Requirement -  -There is a BOOL tag. -If the BOOL tag gets high during the TON_1 running, the logic should move to the TON_2 immediately. -If the BOOL tag does not get high during the TON_1 running, the logic should move to the TON_2 after completion of TON_1. -after the completion of TON_2, again restart TON_1. -Logic Runs continuously in a cyclic mode.   Give me your valuable idea to fulfill the logic requirement.
  14. Codesys

    Hello - I stumbled across some mention of Codesys and was curious if anyone here uses it. Pros/cons? prefer it over other programming software. Have it downloading currently (since you can download a free variation of the application) but it looks quite interesting. Also - what PLC hardware is programmed with it? Did not see that mentioned on their website when I was browsing through.
  15. All of the ethercat servos I have installed are Omron. I have used many many brands in the past - over analog, pulse train, but not ethercat. I have one of the Yaskawa servopacks that can control two servos independently. The drive is all wired (POT, NOT, safety), autotuned, it's in RUN OK state, I have installed the ESI file, set up the axis, mapped the PDOs.. it's all working, but they do not move. I made a test program just with MC_POWER and MC_MOVEJOG/MC_MOVERELATIVE/MC_MOVEABSOLUTE along with the resetting of MC and EC and the servos do turn on, but ignore any movement command. They do not flare up with an error, and they give me their actual position, so the network is working. If I send the movement command the command position starts to differ, so the plc is/should be sending the command. I feel like there's something missing in the PDO mapping screen, but I didn't need to do all of this with Omron so I have no idea. I thought at first the servos needed huge units of movement and speed but the actual position value confirms this is not the case since it doesn't ever change.
  16. I am working on project where I need to program delta PLC to receive ASCII code from scanner. I anyone know how to program it helpls me alot.
  17. Hi All,  Please any advice on where to find field service engineers/technicians in Belgium and France? I am looking for someone who has experience working with PLC, HMI and S7 300.   
  18. Hi All I need software for ALU201L, it is an old Schneider plc Thanks
  19. Hi, Please help me to setup Schneider hmi and printer. And report printing.
  20. Dear All, TSX AEY414 was installed on a machine  and was working fine. suddenly module becomes faulty and its ERR LED tuned ON we replace the new same module and the new module was showing the same error we replace the 3rd new module , this worked for 8-12 hours fine. now the situation is that RUN LED is on of the module, but values on HMI display remains 0.0 can anyone help me please? waiting for reply Thanks  
  21. Hey! Whats up guys ;) I'm a student and I have been saving up money for PLC for quite a while now, I was recommended to use Schneider M221 TM221CE24R PLC. after buying it I looked online for some HMI and due to high price tag I ended up buying cheaper Kinco GL070E HMi for learning :D I'm trying to connect them both together using Ethernet cable but I'm having difficulties making them connected. The lights shows up ( blinking green ) and ( solid yellow ), I have tried Modbus TCP Slave, Schneider Ethernet (TCP Slave), M series, M200 Ethernet ( TCP Slave ), but nothing seems to be working :D  The best I got in 3 weeks of trail and error and countless non-english videos on youtube :D is error message on the HMI -> [2] PLC NO RESPONSE 0-01-03   I'm trying to learn and seems like I have hit a wall. Can anyone help me to see if it is even possible to connect them or do I need to save up for new HMI :( Any help would be greatly appreciated, sincerely Engelis :) 
  22. Hi there! I'm trying to communicate HMIS5T HMI with a Modicon Micro TSX3722001 PLC. The communication is OK, but whenever I try to enter some data into a numeric display I get an error that says "Method or function in Communications System unsupported" and data won't change on PLC's Animation Table. Also, if I modify a variable's value in PL7 Pro, the value in the HMI numeric display won't change properly. It displays the last digit of the binary format of the number (let's say I write a "3" on PL7 Pro, then I get a "1" on the numeric display, despite all data types being UINT, and all ranges are OK. Then if I write any number which binary version ends in 0, I get that 0 on the numeric display, nothing else. Again, all data types and ranges are OK). Changing variables' source on Vijeo Designer to Internal doesn't seem to work. So I'm wondering what else must I do in order to send and receive data from/to HMI and PLC?    Thanks in advance and I hope you can help me! Update: Got this solved. For anyone wondering, Vijeo Designer 6.2 SP8 it's kinda buggy with Unitelway communication. There's a hotfix that solves this problem, provided free by Schneider.
  23. Hello everyone, I want to indentifying harware of a B&R Automation PC online to diagnose and set an encoder for the B&R ACOPOS servo drive but when I upload or identifying the hardware ,Automation Studio can not find the machine servo drives..If anyone has a similar experiense,I appreciate your help in this of this mismatch are attached. Thanks in advance
  24. Dear Mr. PLC forum members, I am brand new to the world of PLC’s and I am looking for advice on PLC platform selection for a device prototype. The proposed PLC is for a “smart” hydroponic system. Please see system I/O and other parameters below. Parameter 1: Price - I am self-funding this so price of PLC and software is important. Happy to spend ~$2000 for PLC; I/O cards and related hardware. Total prototype cost is around $15,000 including PLC. Parameter 2: Availability & Support in Australia. Parameter 3:Newbie Friendly: I intend to code the PLC myself and have never coded a thing in my life before.  Parameter 4:Discrete Outputs: 11; Discrete Inputs: 0; Analog Outputs: 2-3; Analog Inputs: 9  Parameter 5: Capability to extend to IOT for remote access control and monitoring (via cellular or wifi router)   As you can see, this is a relatively simple automation project. All my research seems to point to Automation Direct’s BRX PLC but I just wanted to get some suggestions and feedback before purchasing. Anything else that might suit my needs? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Bruce   
  25. A new development is proposed - Sasha_Local_MQTT_Client.exe for remote management OMRON controllers (CS1, CJ1, CJ2, CPL, NJ...) and Yaskawa controllers (MP2300, MP3000,...). This development is based on the use of LOCAL freeware MQTT Broker - installed on the user's computer or on the organization's service computer, depending on the purpose and goals set during use. The app is designed for technologies : - IoT; - Remote control; - Remote diagnostics. - Start-up and adjustment works on the site, when the Adjuster   must be located away from the object's control cabinets; - Issuing technological tasks to different objects (PLC) from the same technological center; - Generating relevant information about the object for   service personnel and company management. MQTT Broker is implemented on a separate computer, and client computers communicate with the broker-computer either via a local network or via WI-FI. Client-computers exchange information with OMRON PLC via interfaces: - USB; - Ethernet/IP; - Ethernet; - RS232/485; Client computers exchange information with the Yaskawa PLC via an interface: - Modbus/TCP; Client-computers can exchange with PLC both independently (without connecting to MQTT broker) and together with a Central MQTT broker. You can connect up to 256 (or more) clients to a single MQTT broker. Additionally, for each client, the mode of information exchange with the PLC is  implemented by means of Android smartphone connected to the Internet. The exchange can be  carried out by a smartphone from anywhere in the world where Internet connection is implemented. For a description of an Android program for exchanging information between a client and an Android smartphone, see The software package is written in Delphi XE 10.3.3 (Embarcadero) using several components from other developers. Note. For OMRON controllers, the development of the exchange interface is based on the use of: - or functions and packages of the CXServer program (OMRON); - or using a special DLL - Ethernets.dll; The basic version of this program includes a Central broker, client computers,  and Android smartphones can read and write words and bits of the entire PLC memory. The extended version of the program allows for many additional modes, and information can be exchanged between controllers from different manufacturers connected to the client-computer via different interfaces. If you are interested in using or upgrading the specified program you can contact its author, Dr.-eng., Alexander Ryss by E-mail :