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  1. Hi All,Cx-Supervisor, NJ501-1340, Sysmac Gateway.I have been writing an update for a project and converting to this new controller.It's a pretty big project.Using a combination of Ladder and ST.Using Cx-Supervisor 3.5.I created some new Variables in Studio and made them Publish only.Started to create Points in Supervisor and made them I/O connected to the variables in Studio. No problems everything was connecting and working just fine.Then one of the points would not update. I could change it in the PLC and it would not change On the HMI.I deleted it and recreated it and it did the same thing. (sometimes points in Supervisor just stop working and recreating them fixes it).I then copied the control and pasted the old point into it and it did the same. Then other started to fail. Showing no reaction.I stopped the gateway and restarted, no help, I rebuilt the HMI, nope.The can check the tags in Sysmac gateway and they always change when the PLC changes but not the HMI.I checked the point maintenance in Supervisor and it would not change.I dumped all the affected variable in the PLC and in the HMI and recreated them. Then it got stranger.I could change some on the HMI and it would show in the PLC but not the other way.This is on Bools and UINTS.Stopped CX-server, tried using it with Win8 compatibility. nope.Pulling my hair out now. I should be coding but I'm trying to get the apps to work.Any ideas will be used with thanks.Peter
  2. File Transfer Protocol

    Hello I have a FX5U PLC that is performing some data logging (D-reg and Bit) through the CPU module logging configuration tool, sample time of 5 minutes. Currently the client is physically swapping the SD cards to retrieve the data. I wish to set up a File Transfer Protocol function to transfer the logging data to the C drive of a local PC. They will be connected via ethernet cable through a network switch but independent of any other networks or internet. Desired function of FTP: 1.      Data transfer every 24 hours 2.      Confirm SD card not in use (either pause logging function or carry out in between 5 min samples) 3.      Read logging data from SD card 4.      Write data to local drive on PC 5.      Delete transferred files from SD card to leave capacity for further logging operations 6.      Data logging instruction file (.llp) must be left on SD card 7.      Recommence data logging function I have configured the PLC as FTP Server and managed to view the contents of the SD card through windows file explorer on laptop with limited success (connection is intermittent and when access is possible, it does not always show updated/latest SD card contents) Is it possible to achieve the automated FTP using Mitsubishi and Windows software or do I need 3rd party software as well? Any advice on this would be hugely appreciated.   Many thanks.
  3. Hey guys,   I know this is a topic that has been discussed before, but I am having trouble finding exactly what I am looking for.. I want to know the most efficient way to record data from my PLC to an Excel file on my PC. I want this to be done without the use of the PLC's webserver.  Specifically I am trying to record vfd speed every 10seconds with a time and date stamp. How can I do this?   Thanks, James  
  4. Hi, guys.I am struggling to develop a solution for a costumer in a Historical Alarm Viewer screen, I am new to Cimplicity and to database supervisory interface. Among other things, the customer is asking to:- Change the "A"; "R"; "G"; "N" notations under "log_action" column to somenthing more intuitive for the users (operation). Please have a look at the image "image.jpg";-Change the point manager process "MASTER_PTMR0_RP" log under "logged_by" column to the user that is currently logged in. Specificaly saying, when I send a command (changing a setpoint or issue a reset command, for example), although it is the user acting, the historical alarm viewer logs the action as "MASTER_PTMR_RP". I Imagine that is because this process is reponsable for exchange point data to/from the IHM points database, but it is still essential to the system administrator to know which user sent that reset command or changed the variable setpoint.The log inputs at the image "image.jpg" has boolean and integer commands (".CXX" sufix);-Log into the historical alarm viewer if the user logs out and what user logged in.It is valid to mention that I am using the ALARM_LOG table (apparently it is the only table working with the application, DATA_LOG, EM_LOG and the others simply do not work, they don't show any column at all, honestly I don't know why).I tried to use Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio to edit the table information, but, somehow, it seems to be blocked to edition.I imagine they are some specific configurations, but I have no idea on how to acomplish them. Maybe if I could use other tables would fulfill the requirements, but , like I said, they are not working (right now I am trying to re-configure the Database Logger from the beggingin to see if it works with other tables).If you could give me some inisights on how to change these settings I would be very grateful. I will be happy to give more information if needed.Thanks in advance.
  5. I am now part of a startup company based on energy optimisation of HVAC in buildings. I am assigned to have research on which SCADA system to select for HVAC energy optimisation. The model is in such a way that, we need to create a SCADA / HMI for the client's building on top of existing Building Management System (BMS) to achieve energy saving.  I am still an intern and I am requested to research on various SCADA options available in the market. I have few doubts regarding: 1. How can I select one SCADA / HMI over the other?  2.GE Cimplicity and Niagara 4 are two option which I am interested in. What is the major difference between both? (Price and functionality) 3. Is Tridium Niagara 4 a SCADA software? ( I read about it but I didn't understand as I am new to this field). Is it same like tia portal which is a software that is used to program plc and create user interface??
  6. Hi all. This is hopefully an easy fix. I have words and bit values in a recipe that I am trying to show in a logging file. I can get numerical values to show but I can't get the word devices from the recipe to show up on the logging file. Eg my devices from recipe set as a string starting with device gd60120 and in the logging file I want gd60120 to show the word, they are both set as unicode.  
  7. NX or NJ Data Logging Function Block View File This function block allows users to log data to a .csv file on the SD card of an NX or NJ CPU Submitter PMCR Submitted 09/06/19 Category Omron
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  9. Data Logging with GT Designer3

    Hello, I am trying to log data using GT Designer 3 and I'm having no luck. I found some sort of online documentation and even going through the myriad of steps still find my self unable to log anything. I am using the melsoft project navigator and GX Works 2 to simulate the logging of just one 16 bit signed word with a constant value. As logging data is clearly not as simple as just specifying D100 or D200 as the devices you want to log, I am hoping someone else on here has some experience on this matter and can help me out.  Thanks for any help in advance.
  10. Dear Friends, I have made this video to show you how to take data samples from Delta DVP PLC and save this log file in the Weintek HMI internal memory. The Weintek HMI internal memory is easily accessible using ftp. All the necessary steps are mentioned in the video. The link of the video is given below,    
  11. Hello Dear Colegues. I am using historian 7.0SP6 (enterprise license). I have installed OPCAE collector to collect alarm and events data from a project in cimplicity in order to have an historical data of it. Also I have checked the Historian OPCAE interface box in the cimplicity project´s properties. The problem is that when I try to see the tags from OPCAE collector on historian administrator I have the following error "No Tags Matched The Criteria You Have Entered. Please Try again or Cancel your Search". Also, I am not able to see the "last 10 alarms in the collector´s configuration tab. What could causing this problem?
  12. Version 1.0.0

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    This function block allows users to log data to a .csv file on the SD card of an NX or NJ CPU
  13. NX or NJ Variable Historian

    Version 1.0.0

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    This sample code creates a variable historian. It was originally created for a customer who wanted to log data at different intervals for different variables, and in some cases, only on change of state. It essentially can be used to write event data to a .csv file.
  14. NX or NJ Variable Historian View File This sample code creates a variable historian. It was originally created for a customer who wanted to log data at different intervals for different variables, and in some cases, only on change of state. It essentially can be used to write event data to a .csv file. Submitter PMCR Submitted 09/06/19 Category Omron
  15. CCLink

    Hi guys, I've just completed pre-commissioning on a Mitsubishi project which uses CCLink. My remit was to get the CCLink network up and running which I eventually did but not without issues. Basically, my problem was to do with the number of bits and registers consumed by a station. I read in a manual that each station consumes 32 bits and 4 registers for read and 32 bits and 4 registers for write. On my network I had 3 ST1H-BT modules occupying 2 stations each and 3 non Mitsubishi devices occupying 4 stations apiece. My RWr address starts at W300 and RWw at W500. Like I said everything matched up and I/O checks completed successfully. My question is, and I've trawled through the manuals looking for an answer, how is the number of points calculate? For example my non-Mitsubishi devices they occupy 4 stations, Expanded Cyclic Setting is Octuple and the number of points is 896. How is the 896 calculated? Thanks in advance
  16. Cimplicity Auto Report Generation

    Dear All, I am having a problem with my cimplicity Auto Report Generation, When I Click on Generate Report, it shows "0 values collected" does anyone knows what's possibly could gone wrong here ??
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  18. I currently have certain amount of Recipe data located in form of Excel file on to a PC with static IP address. Is there a way to get that data inside the Nj501 without using an SQL server as I currently have NJ501-1300 which doesn't support SQL. I am okay to send data to the SD card I currently have on NJ PLC as it is easy to get data from SD card to the NJ501.  If there is any example code or a link that helps me create i would be helpful. Thanks in advance. FYI: I am currently using NB10 HMI with NJ PLC.
  19. Cimplicity 7,5

    Good Day There is a SCADA Cimplicity and controller Control logix 5561 AB. Communication between them is organized via Ethernet IP. It is necessary to transfer some tags from the Cimplicity to the controller Control Logix. How to do it better? Through Rslinx DDE OPC or write scripts in the Cimplicity? 
  20. Change Management LogIn(lost password

    I cant able to make any changes on the points (datatype from INT to DINT) on cimplicity workbench  everything thing is greyout!! i checked and found that the workbench has a change management logOn option asking to logon! Which asks for user name and password!! And No one here Now has the user name or its password!! what to do now on such cases , Also on doing modifications on logic developer validating project generates error  may be due to mismatch data type of that associated point on workbench.
  21. Hello all  i'm looking for some software to record a 100 plus channels maybe with an ascii string from a PLC? i want to be able to assign each channel with a unit and a range, flagging feature would be nice.  - selecting the channels i want to view  - auto start recording - save file and start new automatically  -view and create reports  preferably no additional hardware because of the amount of channels. this is to record an operators every move so in events of damage or plant failure we can quickly identify the problem (point the finger)  many thanks dan
  22. Hello, I'm looking for a simple data logging software, something that doesn't require any programming skills. Thank you!
  23. I am trying to export the Modbus points lists from a DAServer in Archestra SMC but I am getting an error message shown in the attached image. All options are greyed out and I cannot export the points list from the PLC node. I know there are points configured on the PLC node because data is updating the the InTouch application. Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated!
  24. 8_decimal Data Displays as only 4_Decimals !

    I am Facing Problem Getting Kwh Readings From My Satec MFM(PM130-PLUS), Required for an easy & reliable Monitoring On Energy Consumption . Connected via RTU Slave Interface with SCADA User Interface (GE_Cimplicity). Here's what happening : Actual Kwh Reading has 8_decimal data digits on MFM LED Display but on Cimplicity SCADA User Interface Screen It only able to Display it as 4_Decimals point digit, eg, 63290058 kwh shows as 0058 , and 15299999 kwh shows as 9999 , and then 15300001 kwh shows as 0001 i.e 1 only! Plz Do a Rply , your slight approach to my Query Will be highly Appreciated!! :)  
  25. Happily logging lots of parameters, at 1 second rate, and generating a csv file every hour, using Supervisor 3.2 and the ExportLog Supervisor script.  Had to make a dos batch file to collate all the hourly csv files in to a daily csv file, and zip it, and then delete the hourly dlv and csv files, as normally the daily zipped log files are just kept for reactive faultfinding when there is a need to investigate a daily log file using Excel. Problem I find is that the data logging list of parameters is not able to be set to a particular order, such that the csv columns are in a particular order.  Supervisor seems to rejig the order of parameters in the Logging workspace to its own purposes, and that order doesn't align with the order of parameters in the csv file.  Nothing that I could find in the manual or help or poking around seems to describe how the export ordering is done. Anyone been down that path?? Regards, Tim