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  1. Hi guys, since this is a forum for people starting out with TIA Portal, I would like to share with you my course that I developed for the last 6 months.  This course uses a real-life sample application and translates it into a fully functional TIA Portal PLC application.  This course of 2,5 hours consists mainly of video explanations with practical programming assignments to put your newly gained knowledge straight to work.  As a controls engineer, I have over 10 years of hands-on experience with TIA Portal ranging from software development, commissioning and troubleshooting. At the end of this course, you´ll be able to: Structure and program a real-life user application in TIA Portal Download and Troubleshoot a TIA PLC application Program function blocks (FB) using ladder logic Build global data structures using user-defined-data-types (UDT) and data blocks (DB) With the coupon link below, you can enrol for only $12.99 (might vary depending on the country you live in).  The course is normally $99.99, so you get an amazing all-round programming package for almost no money.  So go and check it out  Take me to the Course Now!      
  2. Hi everyone, Now the crisis has put myself out of job in short period of time I'm thinking of going Self-employed in Industrial Automation. The salary I could make while being employed would be around £35-50k in UK (even though I had limited experience on Mits and Siemens) which is quite a good salary in UK in this sector, depending on the job as well. I'm more of a hand on guy and I like working on site while prototyping in the lab, and I believe if I was a self-employed Industrial Automation Engineer I would thrive better for a few reason: - Limited schedules means I push myself to 100% of my abilities to help me develop and grow - Hands on, commissioning and prototyping - Higher risk and higher reward as prices are for projects not hours - After few years a possible income of around £70-120k - Possibility of developing my own solutions/programs/scripts/devices for customers in automated facility - Using python for Data science/analytics which is currently my hobby - Automated online diagnostics and maintenance improvments   I've never had a chance to cover all of the above previously and I believe there would be a huge demand for a person who can provide and prove a benefit to the businesses of all of the above subjects. I'm a great problem solver, regardless if it's an electrical or software issue however when I'm hired I don't feel the satisfaction from finishing job and I would rather move on the next project rather than stay still for a long period of time.   Are you guys self-employed/contractors? How did you start?   Thanks, Tom  
  3. GX Developer

    Hi, can anyone help me please. Newbie to plc and bought a mitsubishi and was told off the ebay seller that gx programmer is free to download? I looked on mitsubishi and coukd not find it? Does anyone have a link they could help me with pls. Regards  Andrew 
  4. New in Box Productivity 2000:  P2-04B - Base (2 available) P2-HSO - High Speed Output Module P2-550 - CPU P2-RS - Remote Slave CPU P2-08ADL-1 - Analog Input Module P2-08TD2 - DC Output Module (2 available) P2-01AC - AC CPU Power Supply (2 available) New In Box HMI EA9-T15CL-R - 15 inch touch screen HMI Accepting Reasonable Offers
  5. I want to offer my industrial surpluses for your projects! All details are verifiable. Excess surpluses often occur. Sending to any country in the world. The price is low. I can pick something up for you personally. Sending can be made, both expedited, and economy air delivery. Ukrposhta or EMS Ukraine. Siemens Simatic, Wieland,  Wago 750, BECKHOFF, Schneider electric, Schneider Automation, Yaskawa Omron, KEYENCE, Pepperl+Fuchs, Telemecanique, ABB, FESTO,  DUNKERMOTOREN, Eaton, Micro Innovation, Jumo, Phoenix contact, Bruel & Kjaer, Unitronics, Samson, Danfoss, OMRON, Rexroth Indramat, Fanuc.  https://www.ebay.com/usr/vitalij6131   All parcels are sent by Airmail, are processed with disinfectants and sent with a large number of bubbles before being sent. For safe delivery of the parcel to you! I am worried about your safety, in this difficult time for you!
  6. Hi everyone! I have a question to all of you guys - do you ever use any software or online tools to manage your automation/electrical engineering projects? I have worked in a number of companies and have seen various scenarios, from using excel tables to run multi-million dollar projects to using proprietary SW for every little tiny project. Unfortunately I do not have experience working for any major big integrator and am very curious how projects are managed at this level (and if every engineer likes the way it is handled).  Additional question - does anyone have ever used a software to automatically generate the PLC code? I know some companies develop products to generate the "skeleton" of PLC program and I think it is a great thing to have.
  7. I have been able to Jog the opposite direction from a Hardware OT with my 1S servos (using Sysmac Studio).  I reset the OT Fault and Job the opposite direction. What I am having trouble with now is, I have set Software Limits and I cannot Jog off like I can with the Hardware OT.  I have been told I should be able to do that, but it still does not work.  The fault returns immediately when I press the appropriate HMI Job button....which is the same HMI buttons and Logic used when I have the Hardware OT. Has anyone ran into this before?  It may be a setting I have not done right maybe?? Thanks,
  8. STEP 7 MICOWIN DOWNLOAD

    Hello everyone. I am looking for a link to download Microwin 4.0 sp7 or higher and not the update. Kindly advise me. Thank you.
  9. Dear friends ;   You can download TRIAC, our Android software, which we have previously informed, for free from the following link; Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.derstagram.mobile.derstagram_akademi Introduction video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqbW6vOoKU0 With the feedback and requests , we can proceed the application forward together and create a powerful application structure that is beneficial to all of us.   Best Regards Mustafa www.derstagram.com
  10. 50+ Thermistors on PLC

    I am trying to build something (not for discussion) which involves using 50+ NTC resistors using a PLC to measure and do some other stuff. My question is, does anybody have an idea of how to deal with the high amount of individual NTC resistors? Of course, they need to be amplified and measured by the PLC directly or a device in between which converts it to digital. I have absolutely no idea in what way to connect the resistors to the PLC, does anybody have ideas? Let me know!
  11. SECS (SEMI Equipment Communications Standard)/GEM (Generic Equipment Model) are communication interface protocols for communication between semiconductor equipment and a fab host. Fab host is a software application that is controlling and monitoring equipment processing using SECS/GEM protocol. 
  12. Hi, i am currently looking for a software that can open .gop-projects so i can look in the code and upgrade some panels at my current customers place. This software and GOP2000 are ancient and have not had any reply from ABB for several days about this. The GOPs here is starting to fail and we only got 1 spare that are in service almost 24/7.  
  13. I am trying to program an analogue output on a Siemens S7-1500 unit from a 4-20ma sourced analogue input scaled over 0-250 degrees. The analogue input will have an adjustable setting in the software for when the alarm status should occur and at this point I want the analogue alarm output to start to process at 4ma, at 5 degrees above the initial set point I want the analogue output value to be 20ma I have no idea how to do this so any help from people is greatly appreciated and advice on which analogue output card to use would be helpful.  
  14. LOGO! SOFT COMFORT V8.2 FULL

    Hello Experts, I have recently started to learn about PLC and Industrial Automation. I got Logo Soft Comfort demo software which cannot communicate with the hardware. How/Where (link) can I get a full version 8 of Soft Comfort for free? Thanks.
  15. CompactLogix E/IP to Kuka KRC 4

    Hello everyone,   I need to communicate a CompactLogix to a Kuka KRC 4 by Ethernet/IP but I do not know to generate the EDS file..... any clue please ?
  16. There have been many good discussions on the applicability of cloud-based solutions for manufacturing and process control systems. On one side, some people have concerns regarding security and control of the information, on the other side, there are identified benefits enabled by cloud systems. From VMS minicomputers to DOS and Windows, from ArcNet to Ethernet, it is inevitable the industrial automation systems shall adopt the technologies that are getting predominant in IT general use; the current environment that I am calling the “Cloud-iPad era” is no different; therefore the practical discussion is not if those new technologies will be applied in the industrial environment, but how. This paper is not intended to join the conceptual discussion about the cloud, but just to present a few simple practical examples, where cloud technologies are already enhancing industrial automation solutions and enabling new business opportunities. CloudPracticalApplications.pdf
  17. 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.
  18. hello,,,, i want to ask, is there a way to convert the yaskawa PLC ladder program to a Mitsubishi PLC? and what software is used to program PLC brand of YASKAWA?
  19. Hello,, I have motion controller A series A172SHCPUN,, I have written the program ladder into the CPU, but I can't write the motion program.. i dont have the program to open file the program motion and I want to ask if I have the software SW3RNC-GSVE, my os computer is window XP, Can it be installed? and is the cable transfer used the same as the ladder transfer program cable (SC09)?
  20. Version V2.2.5

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    HaiwellHappy Programming Software Features HaiwellHappy is the programming software for Haiwell PLC. It accordance with IEC 61131-3 standard, supports  built-in simulator and three kinds of programming languages (LD-Ladder Diagram, FBD-Function Block Diagram and IL-Instruction List). It can run on the systems of Windows 98, Windows 200X, Windows XP and the later Windows versions.   **  You can get the latest version from Download center for free **     HaiwellHappy Features     l Haiwell Cloud Programming Support Haiwell Cloud platform, can use Haiwell cloud to do remote programming for Haiwell PLC as upload/download, firmware upgrading, self-diagnosis, monitoring and debugging. Easy for remote connection and real-time data monitoring of the site. Also you can do local programming through a HMI which supports built-in cloud engine. l Built-in PLC simulator Haiwell PLC programming software supports internal simulator, realizing the PLC program run in the simulation. During programming or the programming is completed, you can run PLC program in the simulation without online to check the program execution is correct or not. It can reduce on-site commissioning time greatly, reduce debugging difficult and improve debugging efficiency. l Communication simulator It is used to the debug communication instruction simulation tools. It can be manually input simulately response message returned from salve, or you can use the computer's serial port to communicate with salve really, Simulate the process that PLC executes communication instruction really and process the return data from the salve.  l Interpolation simulator Track and draw the trajectory generated from motion control instructions such as the linear interpolation, circular interpolation, listing parameters of the pulse output channel of the motive plane and corresponding to each axis, display the current position of the channel, the mechanical home position, output mode, you can set shaft length, unit pulses. l PLC executable file Generation PLC program can be generated to executable file which is released and executed independently. So you do not need to send the PLC program to the user, it can be very easy, very safe to put the PLC excutable file to the user to download, but do not worry the user would can see the program content. l Innovative convenient instruction sets On the basis of analysis and absorption of various PLC instruction, Haiwell PLC launched many powerful innovations facilitate instruction. As communication instruction (COMM, MODR, MODW, HWRD, HWWR), data portfolio diversification instruction (BUNB, BUNW, WUNW, BDIB, WDIB, WDIW), PID control (PID), valve control (VC), upper and lower alarm (HAL, LAL), range transmitter (SC), temperature curve (TTC) etc. Any one instruction can realize the function but other PLC required to multiple instructions. These instructions are very easy to understand and use, greatly improve the programming efficiency and running speed. l Modular project structure Create 63 blocks total (main program, sub program, interrupt program) and chose any programming language to program. The execution order of block can be adjusted at random. Each block can be imported and exported independently and has the same password protected of program projects. So we can fully realize the modular programming and program reuse dreams. l Convenient instruction form Provides multiple instruction tables. Use these tables can reduce the amount of programs, saving program space, such as initialization data. Each table can be imported and exported independently and has the same password protection of program project. l Powerful online networking Search out all the PLC that connect with the PC. Show running status, fault status, RUN / STOP switch position, hardware configuration information, communication port parameters such detailed information of all the online PLC. Select any PLC for online monitoring, program download, firmware upgrade, controlling PLC stop, adjusting PLC real-time clock, modifying password protection, modifying communication port parameters, modifying the watching-dog time and PLC station names. l Online monitoring and debugging functions Provide 10 pages of component’s monitoring table. It can choose in decimal, hexadecimal, binary, floating point and character to display data. Support component and register component monitoring hybridly and displaying component annotation at the same time. All instruction tables can be imported to the monitoring table. l Unique real-time curve functions Monitor any of the register elements of its real-time curve, convenient to control and debug during the process. l User friendly input method Provide shortcuts, drag and drop, click and many other command input. Suggest effective components or range of values for each input and output terminals. It can be entered directly. Some data of combination (such as communication protocols etc.) can also double-click the instruction to configure the input data. l Convenient annotation Provide the component comment, network comment, instruction comment, block comment, table comment, and project comment. After the component with “//” to input comments directly (e g.: X0 // motor start).Comments can choose to download to the PLC for reading or modification facilitately. l Detailed tips and online helps Provide PLC resource window, instruction window, etc. All the instructions and detailed description of hardware modules can be found in powerful online help system which is open through clicking F1 key in the programming interface to find the answer. Even if use HaiwellHappy programming software for the first time who can easily complete the preparation of control program. l Convenient editing functions Support all conventional editing operations, searching and replacing, instruction up and down, network up and down, copying and pasting between program projects. l Hardware configuration, sub program parameter passing, local components, indirection, print, preview, debugging, CRC calculation, password protection, etc.
  21. Haiwell PLC programming software- HaiwellHappy View File HaiwellHappy Programming Software Features HaiwellHappy is the programming software for Haiwell PLC. It accordance with IEC 61131-3 standard, supports  built-in simulator and three kinds of programming languages (LD-Ladder Diagram, FBD-Function Block Diagram and IL-Instruction List). It can run on the systems of Windows 98, Windows 200X, Windows XP and the later Windows versions.   **  You can get the latest version from Download center for free **     HaiwellHappy Features     l Haiwell Cloud Programming Support Haiwell Cloud platform, can use Haiwell cloud to do remote programming for Haiwell PLC as upload/download, firmware upgrading, self-diagnosis, monitoring and debugging. Easy for remote connection and real-time data monitoring of the site. Also you can do local programming through a HMI which supports built-in cloud engine. l Built-in PLC simulator Haiwell PLC programming software supports internal simulator, realizing the PLC program run in the simulation. During programming or the programming is completed, you can run PLC program in the simulation without online to check the program execution is correct or not. It can reduce on-site commissioning time greatly, reduce debugging difficult and improve debugging efficiency. l Communication simulator It is used to the debug communication instruction simulation tools. It can be manually input simulately response message returned from salve, or you can use the computer's serial port to communicate with salve really, Simulate the process that PLC executes communication instruction really and process the return data from the salve.  l Interpolation simulator Track and draw the trajectory generated from motion control instructions such as the linear interpolation, circular interpolation, listing parameters of the pulse output channel of the motive plane and corresponding to each axis, display the current position of the channel, the mechanical home position, output mode, you can set shaft length, unit pulses. l PLC executable file Generation PLC program can be generated to executable file which is released and executed independently. So you do not need to send the PLC program to the user, it can be very easy, very safe to put the PLC excutable file to the user to download, but do not worry the user would can see the program content. l Innovative convenient instruction sets On the basis of analysis and absorption of various PLC instruction, Haiwell PLC launched many powerful innovations facilitate instruction. As communication instruction (COMM, MODR, MODW, HWRD, HWWR), data portfolio diversification instruction (BUNB, BUNW, WUNW, BDIB, WDIB, WDIW), PID control (PID), valve control (VC), upper and lower alarm (HAL, LAL), range transmitter (SC), temperature curve (TTC) etc. Any one instruction can realize the function but other PLC required to multiple instructions. These instructions are very easy to understand and use, greatly improve the programming efficiency and running speed. l Modular project structure Create 63 blocks total (main program, sub program, interrupt program) and chose any programming language to program. The execution order of block can be adjusted at random. Each block can be imported and exported independently and has the same password protected of program projects. So we can fully realize the modular programming and program reuse dreams. l Convenient instruction form Provides multiple instruction tables. Use these tables can reduce the amount of programs, saving program space, such as initialization data. Each table can be imported and exported independently and has the same password protection of program project. l Powerful online networking Search out all the PLC that connect with the PC. Show running status, fault status, RUN / STOP switch position, hardware configuration information, communication port parameters such detailed information of all the online PLC. Select any PLC for online monitoring, program download, firmware upgrade, controlling PLC stop, adjusting PLC real-time clock, modifying password protection, modifying communication port parameters, modifying the watching-dog time and PLC station names. l Online monitoring and debugging functions Provide 10 pages of component’s monitoring table. It can choose in decimal, hexadecimal, binary, floating point and character to display data. Support component and register component monitoring hybridly and displaying component annotation at the same time. All instruction tables can be imported to the monitoring table. l Unique real-time curve functions Monitor any of the register elements of its real-time curve, convenient to control and debug during the process. l User friendly input method Provide shortcuts, drag and drop, click and many other command input. Suggest effective components or range of values for each input and output terminals. It can be entered directly. Some data of combination (such as communication protocols etc.) can also double-click the instruction to configure the input data. l Convenient annotation Provide the component comment, network comment, instruction comment, block comment, table comment, and project comment. After the component with “//” to input comments directly (e g.: X0 // motor start).Comments can choose to download to the PLC for reading or modification facilitately. l Detailed tips and online helps Provide PLC resource window, instruction window, etc. All the instructions and detailed description of hardware modules can be found in powerful online help system which is open through clicking F1 key in the programming interface to find the answer. Even if use HaiwellHappy programming software for the first time who can easily complete the preparation of control program. l Convenient editing functions Support all conventional editing operations, searching and replacing, instruction up and down, network up and down, copying and pasting between program projects. l Hardware configuration, sub program parameter passing, local components, indirection, print, preview, debugging, CRC calculation, password protection, etc. Submitter Haiwell Submitted 03/18/19 Category Other PLC Demo Software
  22. Weight Scale

    Hello - Not sure if this is the right place, I apologize if not. Just let me know if I need to move it and can delete and do so. But I am currently working on a project where I am collecting seeds (flower seeds, etc.) and when a certain weight limit is met I'll be turning off a vibratory bowl and opening a chute, etc. Looking for some ideas on the scale and how to do that process in particular. The smallest collection weight will be around 100mg, largest around 8g.  Mainly looking for ideas on the scale.  Thanks for any help/tips, much appreciate.
  23. CP1E-E10Dr-A

    Hello all   I have OMRON PLC CP1E-E10DR-A.  I installed CX programmer , where I unable to connect the PLC.Driver successfully installed. In the software , i unbale to connect, there is no option for choosing E10DR, Th software has option of choosing E20 and above. Can anybody help in this?   Thanks
  24. OMRON CP1E-E10DR-A

    Dear all I am very new to PLC and having knowledge in embedded C program.I would like to start learning PLC programming.  I have OMRON CP1E-E10DR-A , It detected in my computer. I want suggestion recommendation on that which software will be chosen to work with this PLC. Please help me. Thanks
  25. Square Wave Problem With Micrologix

    Hello all, this is my first post. I am using an AB Micrologix 1400 (1766-L32BXB Ser C FW 21). I was trying to generate a pulse train using the PTO instruction. I have modified PTOX funct. file. The ladder is just a simple XIO followed by PTO, (The Quick Start ladder from 1766-RM001). When I looked at the output waveform on my oscilloscope, I noticed that it wasn't a square wave. I decided to run it at several different frequencies to see how the wave form would change. At 10Hz i got a square wave. As I increased the frequency the falling edge became sloped and almost horizontal. Is this how the output should behave? The data sheet indicates a max frequency of 100kHz, but at frequencies over 150 Hz. The wave form looks like the output of SMPS.