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  1. Hi Experts, I would like to know is there any possibility to make a switch that can make exponential increment to a data. i know how to make a switch to increment data in fixed intervals with a switch but im trying to make a switch when you press it continuesly it should increase the gains rapidly over time. is this possible and if yes can someone explain me how? im attaching a sample image how i want to make two buttons to increase and decrease a data. thank you in advance guys. kind regards, sathu.
  2. Safety PLC R08SFCPU

    Good day Guys I have been working with Mits for a while but i am new to the GX works 3 setupp. We are looking at using R08SFCPU PLC with a RJ71GF11-T2 for CC-Link IE Field in order to do safety. No i think i understand the normal IO on this device but the safety i just cant get to a point to understand what is happening. When i try to address it SA\X0.... then it says it is invalid. Does anyone have an idea how to do the setup for safety or a manual that describes a bit in detail.   Thanks
  3. Safety PLC R08SFCPU

    Good day Guys I have been working with Mits for a while but i am new to the GX works 3 setupp. We are looking at using R08SFCPU PLC with a RJ71GF11-T2 for CC-Link IE Field in order to do safety. No i think i understand the normal IO on this device but the safety i just cant get to a point to understand what is happening. When i try to address it SA\X0.... then it says it is invalid. Does anyone have an idea how to do the setup for safety or a manual that describes a bit in detail.   Thanks
  4. Hello! I am new at programing PLCs. I am using TM241CE24R PLC with TM3AI4 analog input module. I can successfully read temperature from 4-20 mA sensor. I want to communicate with my PC (SCADA) via Modbus TCP. For testing purposes I am using CAS Modbus Scanner. I can read digital inputs, coils and holding registers successfully. Problem is that I can't read analog inputs (#300001 etc.).  I have nothing defined in GVL list. Is this causing problem? I also don't have any Modbus TCP Slave device in Ethernet_1. But how can be all the other registers read successfully?  Please take a look at screenshots below. Also check Error message from CAS Modbus Scanner. Where is problem? Please help. Thanks in advance!
  5. Control Panel

    Is it possible to view the values / states of all inputs, outputs and workbits (e.g. 64.00 through 64.15 on Omron CQM1 PLC) on a single screen or control panel within CX-Programmer software?  I'm trying to troubleshoot some ladder logic that I wrote and need to know the values of 5 or 6 inputs/outputs/workbits simultaneously.  Having to scroll up and down through my ladder logic repeatedly does not work well with code that changes state every 5-10 seconds or so. Any help is welcome.
  6. Switch LAMP latch

    Hello  I'm new with GT Designer 3, I'm writing code for a GOT2107 HMI. I have a few buttons that when you press it, the LED on the switch comes on, and when depressing the switch the LED goes off. That's good, but how do I create a latch, that when the switch is pressed and depressed, the LED will stay on. and only go off after the next press and depress?   The attached image is my working switch button. Regards Marinus    
  7. I have a Modicon NOM0200 unit connected to an access switch to send commands to various rs-232 devices. The Access switch requires a "disconnect string" to end communication with a particular port. The disconnect string is "CRTL+D", how can I send a "CRTL" keystroke from the NOM0200 unit? I know for carriage return it is "$R" is their a similar combination I can enter for "CTRL"?  
  8. Ethernet/IP bandwidth

    Hello, A while ago I modernised a magazine gathering / filmwrapping machine. This was a fairly big project for which I used an Omron CJ2M as the main PLC, 10 Wago Ethernet/IP fieldbus couplers, a Keyence CV-X420 vision camera and an Omron NS12 HMI.  All of these components run on the same network which contains an unmanaged switch where the HMI, PLC and the first Wago are connected. The Wago’s act as a two port switch since they are all daisy chained. At the end of the Wago chain there is also the vision cam which is connected at the last Wago coupler. At the time I was advised against using Broadcasting instead of Multicasting with a managed switch, but I tried anyway since my networking knowlege is lacking. Also, the only ‘bandwidth demanding data’ comes from the vision system. The Wago couplers contain only digital I/O and high speed encoder inputs run directly to the CJ2M. I haven’t run into any trouble so far and the machine is already producing for over a year. Now , a new project is on the way and it will need even more Ethernet couplers, 15 to be precise.  This brings me to my question; is there a limit to the number of nodes in an Ethernet/IP network and will I possibly run in to bandwidth problems by adding more remote I/O and not using a mannaged switch? Also, I would like to get high speed input out of one of the Wago couplers. Thanks in advance for any feedback! Greetings from Holland Andy 
  9. Switch Superimposed Window

    Using GS2107, FX5U. I want to change the JPG image on a screen based on if the value in a text box is either 1 or 2, any other value will also have a single default image. Is there a way to do this via script? Or is there a different way?  
  10. Weintek hmi with fx3u128mr

    I have connected weintek 8103ie with fx3u 128m (Mitsubishi). The problem is when I create a toggle switch to hold an input on PLC it doesn't work. But momentary switch works properly. For eg. I want to keep input x1 of PLC on when I press a toggle switch. Also I want to run a coil when I hold a touch input. I can't achieve this in ebpro (IAM new to hmi ) but ok with PLC program.please help
  11. Hi all I am setting up a batch tank system, I have 1 pump which can pump to six different tanks(via pneumatic actuated valves). This is my first go with a HMI, usually I would use a multiple position switch. Is it possible to make a six position selector switch with a HMI? I am using a AB Panel-View 800, has anyone done this before? Any help would be appreciated.
  12. Hello everyone! I need your help.  I use the PLC: Q06UDEHCPU and the module: QJ71MB91. I programmed in the program GX Works 2 I instaled a library of "QJMB91ModbusSerial_V120 (FB - QJMB91ModbusSerialMaster)" and using it wrote temperature sensor interrogation program. The sensor is interrogated by the channel 2 and has the following switch settings:  Switch 1 - 0000; Switch 2 - 0000; Switch 3 - 0000; Switch 4 - 0A04; Switch 5 - 0000; which are specified by the PLC parameter in GX Works 2. I found an example of writing a program to install the switch settings in the user manual QJ71MB91 using ZP.UINIT instructions. I wrote a program to this exemple. Not prescribed bit address, which should be established when the program is executed (M0) (ZP.UINIT  "U4"  D0  M0). I wrote: ZP.UINIT  "U4"  D0  .  After executing ZP.UINIT instruction PLC stops working, blinking error, settings module is not install. How can I write a program to configure the Switch Setting?
  13. Program 16 position rotary selector switch

    I have a 16 position rotary selector switch I'm trying to program to a CQM1 PLC, that I will also be programming to a micrologix 1200 in the future, using CX Programmer. The switch connects to the PLC using 4 inputs, and activates the inputs in a binary pattern 0-16 as I turn the switch. For example: if the switch is wired to the first four inputs of the PLC, and is turned to "9" 0.0 and 0.3 will be activated and 0.1 and 0.2 will not, just like binary 9 = 1001. I have tried several things trying to get the PLC to accept these inputs as a single "data-point," and then convert to BCD or Hex to use in a timer. I'm having no luck! Does anyone have any ideas how this is done? The switch is a Tosoku DPP01 015L20RCB, and because of the age of the PLC my instruction set is limited. Thank you in advance!
  14. I just commissioned a system utilizing 3 1756-IRT8I TC Analog Input Modules. It was soon discovered that there were sags in the order to 2 -10 % in the inputs across all channels. These sags occurred in all three modules but at different times but were occurring more or less on ~4-6 hour intervals. There are two CJC inputs (Cold Junction Compensation) and it was discovered that one CJC value also sagged while the other one remained constant through the sags. Tech Support had no information about the issue, but eventually found that there was a thus far unannounced firmware update, that was made available. The problem modules all had FW Version 1.013 and the Update Version as of Mid Oct, 2015 is Version 1.014. Following the FW update, the sags are no longer being seen. Bob A.
  15. Use to working on DC inputs, now I have a PLC I am playing with and the digital inputs are AC, can I still just wire a on/off switch to complete the circuit just for testing? This is a micrologix 1100.
  16. DIY CO2 Controller

    Guys, I find CO2 controllers to be too expansive and ugly at 500 $ How can I Take a CO2 sensing chip read it it's signal compare the signal to equal or above a value turn on an AC plug (Type B) when below value, OFF when above valueBaiscally, I want to make a CO2 controller myself (soldering on board, buy individual components, put in a box) This will release CO2 in the room through a solenoid when below 1200 ppm, and shut off the solenoid when above 1200 ppm IF I'm on the wrong forum, could you advice where to ask ? Thank you ! Dominique
  17. I am aware that I can use a word lamp, set its display address to $SW10, and then on the HMI terminal screen, the image displayed will change depending on the language chosen. BUT when I change the language switch inside CXDesigner, the image shown in the designer area does not change. This is annoying because it means I have to go into "offline test" to check that my translation images (fancy text shown as a bitmap) are correct. Is it possible to make CXDesigner change the image shown, in the designer area, according to the language switch?
  18. I have found the switch (in the label tab of an objects properties) that allows you to store 2 or more different languages within the label of a button. Now I want another button, within the HMI, to set this switch to a particular language. How do I do this?
  19. Hi everybody, I am new in these issues and I have faced a problem that is driving me nut. I am building a mixing batch HMI and its PLC program. In my HMI I created an analog tag that stores and integer number. This tag is responsible to comunicate with an analog input of the PLC I/O expansion module, whose address is I:1.0. In my HMI I put a numerical input box to send values to this analog input, but every time I write a value in this box and press the enter key the numerical input box gets red and don't send the value to the plc. Appear the following error message "cause: Addressing problem or memory protect rungs" on the left botton corner of the HMI. Some pictures are annexed to describe better. Anybody knows what can I do? I am using PLC SLC 5/03 + Analog module 1746-NI4