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  1. Hello everybody, i have some uncertainties going through my head. i am fairly new in PLC word, graduated last year, last 12 month i did project on Siemens PLCs, but now i have to expand my view with Mitsubishi. 1. i am working on project with several conveyors. for each conveyor type i have FB fairly similar to my FB in siemens. For all conveyor i am using same sdt containing 32 bits. So a have array[0..20]  of said sdt. But in fb i was not able to copy item from array, through input var containing index of that item to vocal variable, which i wanted to write back to the array at the end of fb. I tried different approach ->  using item from array *** input/output.  When monitoring item from array i can see, that variables i change in got2000 panel are in fact changing. But when i monitor fb itself, those same variables are not changing. i reworked this fb several times, for example when i found out that FB variables FB FXcpu cannot be set as retain so i would like to use it and i see no other way than make this fb work. :D 2. Is there possibility to us FB in another FB? I remember that i read some restriction about this, but now, i cannot find it. Thank you everybody for your responses    
  2. I'm using simple function block, one input and one output, like in this example: Problem I have is how to call function block and use inverted (NOT) value , ie instead 5.01 I need to use NOT (5.01) . Of course I could create new symbols that are inverted values of actual inputs but i'm trying to avoid that, number of addresses is significant.
  3. To calculate a walking or moving average I want to use WSFT and SUM in a function block. Does anybody have experience with this? The idea is to take a 1 hour average of a proces value and store this average value each hour. The software then have to calculate the walking or moving average over say 4 hours or 12 hours with a maxium of 24 hours. See attached files with logic but then not in a function block     Walking_AVG.cxp Walking_AVG.opt Walking_AVG.bak
  4. I can debug my plc app with simulator. I created some function block, and inside functionblock I can inspect in and out parameters, as well as local variables. But in/out parameters values are not shown. Any solution? Im using Sysmac Studio 1.29.2 and selected a NX PLC in my project.
  5. Modbus fonction block error

    Hi everyone, first time posting here. I've got a problem with the Modbus MTCP-CP1L-Server fonction block. it worked fine for a good amount of time until i try to change an ethernet switch (not managed) on my network. at this moment the fonction block started to give me an error code (2211 ''unit is busy, can't execute''). So i put the old switch back again and I called Omron and they tell me to download Etherway and try to send some data to it but they can't do more. I did and BAM, it worked again. everything was fine for about a week and i was like, okay if etherway can ''solve my problem with the fonction block, i can put the new switch again, No I can't. It give me the same error, I try'd so many thing( put the old switch, everything that was possible in Etherway, change IP address, ethernet setting, reboot everything, connecting the unit direct to my PC. nothing can erase that error.  Unit is an CP1L-EM with built-in Ethernet port did someone had have the same problem, or have any idea that can help me ? thank. Sorry for my poor English, its not my first language.     
  6. Function Block addressing

    Hello all.  I have a program which has 8 function blocks. I recently added extra functionality to one of the programs (not the function blocks). I added the new variables to the global symbols table and added the new code, but when I compiled the new code, the variable addresses in three of the function blocks had changed. This is a problem, because we use memory cassettes to download new versions of code, so when the new version is downloaded to a machine in some far flung part of the world, these variables will be overwritten (they are hours run variable, so are important for servicing purposes).   My understanding is that CX assign's variable addresses in Function Blocks and we have no control over this. Bit if I only added variables to the Global symbol table, why are the FB addresses affected??   Any input appreciated. 
  7. Sample blocks for S7 1200 plc's

    Hi experts, please share the sample blocks for the EDITABLE TIMER block it should be editable from HMI(Siemens). And also motor run hour block. Actually i am having all blocks in tia v12 version and sadly i dont have the old software to convert it again. So please share the blocks that it shoud be work in TIA V14 for s7 1200 plc's. Please note that the blocks should use add instructions to calculate the time because i don't have much memory.
  8. Hi,   I'm pretty new to allen Bradley and wanted to know if there was a function that could help me out. I have a rotation sensor which feeds back to the PLC via a digital input, once every half second or second once machine is up to speed - I want to record the off time of this DI (how long it is off between pulses, essentially how long it takes for drum to rotate once). Is there some way to record this time and use this value for compare logic? any help would be greatly appreciated.   PLC: Micrologix 1400 series B RSLogix 500 version 11.00.00 (CPR 9)
  9. Pointer Device memory

    To those who don't know the GX Works2 compiler treats any function block referenced used in your code as a place to copy the entire set of code data into your program. Function block calls are not handled like pointers even though the should be. [You'll consume all your pointer space by thinking function blocks are great.]
  10. Hey, I recently started trying my hand at creating function blocks. At the moment I'm trying to create a PID function block, however I keep getting this error: "ERROR: Variable does not have enough size." No idea why it does this. Can anyone help?  
  11. Omron Function Block variables

    Hello all.  I posted earlier in the week regarding downloading new code to an Omron PLC, but I think the question was a bit vague. As a follow up, and hopefully to clarify, I have the following query. I have created an upgraded program which will be downloaded by field techs using memory cassettes. The revised area of code is essentially a Function Block which amends service lamp behaviour, and in creating it, I have amended the existing function block and added new Internal variables. Is there any way I can ensure that the new variables don''t over write or move the existing  variables in the PLC, because this is what is happening when I download it.    HELP!!!!!!!!!
  12. So I did this simple Function Block, pretty simple, and yet it keeps giving me this error, after a bunch of failed combinations the error persists, without telling me whats wrong. And therefore won't even allow me to download the program to the PLC (CJ2M CPU31) or even simulate.   I heard it's a simple thing to fix but I really dont know how to, since I'm quite new to this. Here's the function block  itself in the picture and the programming inside it, although since it gives me no errors, i don't think that would be the problem
  13. Block Compare Instruction

    Is there a Block Compare Instruction like the one in Omron PLC for Mitsubishi PLC? If the Omron PLC is BCMP (68), then what is the name of the instruction on the Mitsubishi PLC? I tried to use BKCMP in the Mitsubishi PLC, but the way it works is not the same as the one in Omron PLC
  14. Hello. How can I get bit addressing of defined variable in function block? For example: - I define variable type DUINT with name Double_VarI_INT. - I want to get or set one bit out of it (its double word). - If I use Double_VarI_INT.0 I got error. Best regards.
  15. Hello Omron programmers, have a nice day to you all. I just need your help in this, i hope you have explanation.  I added a few sequence to the machine with compare instruction D2255 and D2259 as memory data. I really wonder what’s going on. D2255 a decimal value of 9, when it transferred to compared instruction it’s 9, but when D2255 become 10 or above, when it transferred to compared instruction it will become 16 or above, there is an additional of 6 to the decimal value when it more than 9. I attached the photos of it for more details. Can somebody please help me? Thank you.            
  16. Compare not working

    We have this logic (on a CP1E) the desired outcome is as follows: When a bad part is detected, force the operator to index the machine 6 times, using a holding register to prevent a power cycle from resetting the count. once 6 cycles are recorded output that the bad parts are removed AND reset the count to zero.   What has actually happened so far: the count has gone to 6 and not reset. I have used CX Programmer to set the H0 value to zero but the compare still says it's equal (to 6)   I have read everything i can get my hands on regarding holding registers and compare functions and i can't see what is wrong. I have no formal training on this so i'm sure it's something simple. can anyone point me in the right direction?   Thanks guys    
  17. GOT 2000 and GT Designer 3

    Hi All, I want ask, maybe only basic thing. But I don't know... Now I'm using GX designer 3 and GOT 2000. has program inside it. Now like this.. I want to know how we can compare to make sure current running program in GOT is same with my current program in my laptop.   2. How to download / Upload program GOT 2000 3.Is possible to download Only which page or screen we needed? Thanks, That's all for now..
  18. Hi everyone, I want to compare 2 programs with RS logix 5000 compare but logix opens the 2 ACD in L5K, with only tags.... thx for your help
  19. Hi, I'm working in so machine basic v1.5 and I'm wondering if it is possible to change the start time and stop time in a schedule block with a %MW. So is there a possibility to for example say %CH0.??? := %MW5 in an operation block? And is there a page where u can see al the possible codes. I already discovered that %TM0.P changes its preset but i don't find a list of al those possibility's.
  20. Hi All, I'm still quite new to Unity and Modicon PLCs. I have a PLC program running in simulation mode for development/test and I'd like to follow the logic inside a running block. I can't seem to just double click the function block while online to see it's 'inside' logic. Is there a way to inspect the inside of a running function block? How can I check and diagnose the logic a running function block? Thanks!
  21. Hi, can you help me how to make program indirect address for plc omron? I use PLC CP1E Thanks
  22. Input number from user to Compare?

    Hello! I want to make a really simple PLC program that compare 2 number. How can I load 2 numbers from user and send to PLC compare operand? Now I go to CMP and with mouse set values. There is any "imput" component in CX Designer? Sorry my poor english :S Thank you!
  23. Can Anyone Come Up with the Screen Shots or a video link of procedure for Displaying Real Time Sinusoidal Waveforms From Satec MFM ON GE FANUC?? I have PACsystem RX3i via Serial Communications Module-IC695CMM002 
  24. can you help me? bring me some example to build function block program with Gx Works? I use Q02U CPU   thanks
  25. where are the FB libraries

    Hello, Im looking for the in built function blocks, but i cannot find it in the program files/ omron folder where the manual says (even with search for *.cxf), perhaps i dont have it installed, but where can i get them from? As i remember i downloaded cx-one from the official omron web page after login etc, so thats why i dont understand why am i missing the fb libraries What else place there is to find useful FB-s? Thanks!