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  1. Can anyone explain to me what this would mean in a COP instruction? Source: #N[N187:4]:[N187:5] Dest: #N[N187:1]:0 Length: 20 I am doing a PLC5 conversion to rslogix5000 and some (most) of it has been a nightmare -.-
  2. Hi All, I've some problems after converting a cqm1-cpu41 program to a cj2m unit. I am still trying to identify all problems  but the most annoing at this moment is the following. This cpu is connected to a proface HMI, and commands the screens that are shown,  through D1. I am keep getting screen #9 ("press reset"). if i press and hold ALARM_RESET (0.07) and the timer hits, I get the main screen that i want.But after releasing ALARM_RESET (0.07) screen #9 is back again (so that value is wriiten in D1)   This is a snippit of the converted program (exactly the same as the old program) There isn't any other code writing #9 in D1.  The strange thing is that line 210 is doing exactly that ( IF NOT ALARM_RESET (0.07) -> MOv #9 to D1 ) what is see, but how in earth did this work in the old CQM1 unit ? I suspect something with cycle time ? Maybe in the old unit line 217 was executed later and #A was written in D1 'over' the #9. Anyone has some thoughts on this ? Thanks in advance  Jeroen  
  3. I am working on  calculating a checksum value for a command that is to be sent from an Allen-Bradley CompactLogix PLC to a Mass flow controller. An example of a command is the following: "@@@022SX!20.00;CHECKSUM".  1. The checksum is the sum of every characters' ASCII code value (starting from character 3).  2.Then this sum (which would be in decimal format) has to be converted to HexaDecimal 3. Finally, the last two characters of the result have to be extracted and that would be the value of the checksum.  (For Ex: the value of every individual characters' ASCII code (starting from point 3) of the above command is 715. in HexaDecimal, 715 = 2CB. So , the value of the checksum for this command would be 2CB) I got to the point where i found the sum of ASCII code. Any idea on how to convert that to  a HexaDecimal and then convert that HexaDecimal to a string so that I could concatenate it to the command string??   
  4. Conversion from A to Q

    Good Evening everyone, I do realise that this has possibly been done before but quite a few years ago and the links no longer seem to work or links to Mitsi pages that are in Japanese, so please excuse me. I have soem A series PLC kit that needs replacing and I have bought all new Q series stuff to replace(where possible). I have been languishing a little on this project now for a few months but need to get moving. I purchased a GOT HMI and got a good deal on the HMI and the complete Mitsubishi Software Suite the local Mitsi guru said that was all I needed to get the job done. But afetr delving into what came inthe box it seems I need a A - Q Conversion Support Tool https://www.mitsubishielectric.com/fa/products/cnt/plca/pmerit/renewal/case/support_tool.html However I cannot find the software on any of the DVD's that I have and I cannot seem to find a download. So I am stuck now. Can anyone help point me in the right directon? Any Help greatly appreceiated. Thanks in advance.    
  5. Original FX3U project written with GX Developer FX Version 8.45X. I now want to program an FX5U with the same program (well, slightly modified). I have MELSOFT GX Works3. How do I import / convert the original project? I have done a web search but can't find the answer. The installed help files don't seem to cover the topic either. Many thanks.
  6. PLC5 to Controllogix Tricks?

    I have to replace a PLC5 with a new 1756-L73. There are (3) panels involved in system. The main panel controls (2) other panels remotely via each their own 1771-ASB module. Time is of the essence on this project so I am trying to find ways to reduce the required downtime needed to make the switch over. I am going with AB's new conversion method of using the existing swing arms assemblies into a mounting adapter then the c-logix rack on top of that. Question - Can I convert the (2) remote panels first or can they only be done once the main panel with the PLC has been converted over? The remotes only have input & output cards in them.
  7. I am having problem converting a DWORD variable to a floating point decimal.  I've tried using the DWORD_TO_REAL function. Having the hex value "41E9B814" as an input I was expecting to get "29.2148819" as an output. However, I'm getting "1.110194.." as the output. Any ideas?    
  8. Hi Everyone, Learning the ropes of SoMachine V4.2 (coming from Arduino and Ucontrollers), I am using a Sequiental step style program and I am receiving 4 error messages. I'm trying to understand why it won't compile.   POU for implicit check is missing. It is recommend to add the POU. C0032: Cannot convert type "IeSFc.SFCStepType(iesfc,3.4.2.0 (systen))'to type BOOL "Same error for a different ladder (the output of ladder rung hits the transition step, the transition is a bool which kicks off the beginning of another ladder rung). C0032: Cannot convert type BOOL to "IeSFc.SFCStepType(iesfc,3.4.2.0 (systen)) Are these two different "data" types?   Thanks in advance!
  9. Hi Everyone,   Learning the ropes of SoMachine V4.2 (coming from Arduino and Ucontrollers), I am using a Sequiental step style program and I am receiving 4 error messages. I'm trying to understand why it won't compile.   POU for implicit check is missing. It is recommend to add the POU. C0032: Cannot convert type "IeSFc.SFCStepType(iesfc,3.4.2.0 (systen))'to type BOOL "Same error for a different ladder (the output of ladder rung hits the transition step, the transition is a bool which kicks off the beginning of another ladder rung). C0032: Cannot convert type BOOL to "IeSFc.SFCStepType(iesfc,3.4.2.0 (systen)) Are these two different "data" types?   Thanks in advance!
  10. Hi all, I am new AB family, currently got into a new project but i have following doubts, Please clarify my following doubts. Project Details : I need  to implement 21CFR part 11 Compliance in AB HMI (1&2) -  2711P-T10C4D1 & 2711P-T6C5D As per my study, i understand that 21CFR can be imlemented by FactoryTalkView(FTV) ME edition V10.00. But HMIs currently available are programmed using FTV 5.0 version. Can we upgrade the FW version of HMI and convert the old HMI backup (from FTV 5.0) to new Backup (FTV 10.00) and load it  without disturbing the old backup HMI screens/settings ? So, Please give me solution .... If you have datasheets, documents, Videos also , kindly share with me. Thank You in Advance, Thanks & Regards, M.Monish Kumar monish.uatpl@gmail.com  
  11. mitsubhishi serial drivers

    Hello write now i am working with Q6UDEH PLC  project in which (nextgen 2000) 6021 card is used for conversion of serial to Ethernet data & vice versa , is it possible  by only installing the Mitsubishi serial drivers ?? or can anybody tell me how these Mitsubishi serial drivers works ??  
  12. mitsubhishi serial drivers

    Hello write now i am working with Q6UDEH PLC  project in which (nextgen 2000) 6021 card is used for conversion of serial to Ethernet data & vice versa , is it possible  by only installing the Mitsubishi serial drivers ?? or can anybody tell me how these Mitsubishi serial drivers works ??  
  13. Hey everyone first post on here, does anyone know if it is possible to convert a string into a double integer. i am working with a dimensioner and it is sending me its box dimensions in a 12 char string (see attached picture). however i need this data as a double integer (it seems to just take the string length not the string value i have tried both dim_lengh and dim_length.data[0]). i have gotten it down to the point where i have the string split up into the dimensions i need but i dont know how to do the conversion. (box dims for reference are 21 X 15 X 14.8) Thanks in advance, Dr. Brule  
  14. ello.I am Melani. I working on to convert Siemes S5 code to Logix5000.Following is FB that need to convert.Segment 1Name :John0005 :C DB 2100006 :L FW 400007 :T DW 20008 :L DW 60009 :T DW 1000A M001 :L KB 0000B :O DW 1000C :T FW 0000D :L DW 1000E :L KB 2000F :+F0010 :T DW 10011 :L DW 80012 :<F0013 :JC =M0010014 :L DW 20015 :T FW 400016 :C DB 1500017 :L KB 00018 :T DW 10019 :T DW 2001A :T DW 3001B :***How to convert this code to Logix5000 either structure text or ladder logic?Thank you if anyone can help me to convert it.Thank you.Melani
  15. Hello, I'm not sure if I should make some presentation first but as time is always short i'll just expose the doubt. Unfortunately because of a technician misunderstanding I ended resetting/erasing the PT software after a full memory error. The SW2 switch 1 was used and the system screen data program was erased instead of the program client data. So all the screens menus buttons etc were lost. Unfortunately there was no copy of the application but a similar machine was found were a different screen (NT21-ST121-E) was installed and by luck the programmer technician used the same file from the machine I'm dealing with. I suppose he might have done some modifications to make that machine able to deal with the same and different objects too. But the base menu screens seem exactly the same. In fact the screen buttons appear to be miss aligned as for a smaller screen, so for sure He used the same application. Now the problem is that the NT- Series Support Tool 4.82 only allow auto-conversion of the applications to a recent model. Example, if a make a NT20S application and change the PT type to NT21 it asks for conversion confirmation and all goes ok. (It will need to set Clock Address that I don't know which to chose). But this Is not what is the problem. Problem is that after uploading the application from the NT21 of the other machine to the NT Tool, I can't just download it to the NT20S PT. And if I go to the PT configuration menu it will only allow me to chose another higher model of hardware. Earlier hardware models won't even show in the list. Is there any tool I can use to convert back the NT21 application to the NT20S?   Regards.
  16. Hello All, I am using Wonderware InTouch 10.0 on Windows 7. It's slightly outdated, but its what we have. I am currently writing a script using the StartApp command to open a particular PDF file with the touch of a button. My script looks like StartApp("C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Acrobat Reader DC\Reader\AcroRd32 C:\1.pdf"); The first part of the command runs adobe and the second part of the command opens the particular file "1". What I need to figure out is, how do I insert a variable into a string. For example I have 55 files I may potentially need to open up, all named 1-55. So I need the file I am calling to be a variable inside of the string so I can call it inside of a loop. I do not want to copy and paste this code 55 times, I want to make the file name a variable (tagname that is a memory real between 1 and 55) so I can run it in a loop. I have only been using Wonderware for a month or so now, so If anything is confusing feel free to ask. Thanks!
  17. Legacy Factory Talk View Project

    Good morning everyone!   I tried to open an older project with Factory Talk View ME which was last opened with “FactoryTalk View Studio 5.0 “. The current version that I have installed and licensed is Release Number 9.00.00 (CPR 9 SR 9), Patch/Pack Number: 00, Build Number 241. Upon opening the project, I receive the following error message:   “The target HMI project is a legacy project (Factory Talk View v6.00 or earlier). Please use the legacy Tag Database utility to convert its tag database to the new format (Factory Talk View v6.10 or later) before opening the HMI project on a computer running on a 64-bit operating system. Refer to Help for guidance.”   I tried to use the Legacy Tag Database Conversion tool, selected “Create Factory Talk View Tag Database in new format”, then I selected “Factory Talk view Machine Edition”, selected the source folder and used the option to “Search Sub-folders”. After hitting the Next button it shows a list of available projects, but the one project that I try to convert is not listed.   Any ideas how to approach this? Is it possible to install multiple revision supports with Factory Talk View? So, far I always used the latest and just created the run time as an older version, if the panel I used wasn’t updated.   Please let me know what you guys think I should try.
  18. Invert scale 0-990 --> 990-0

    Hello.  I have a D word number 0-990. I would like to convert it to 990-0. So i need a function which shows me 0, when the D100 is 990, and shows me 0 when the D100=990. And of course for the between values also. Calculating continiusly. Help is much appreciated :)
  19. Would someone please help me how to convert an integer to ascii?   For example if the output tag is an ascii string, of 3 characters and my numeric input is integer.   When user input a value of 5, I would like the input value to be convert and assign to output ascii string tag of "005".  How do I set the conversion format in either tag assignment or tag expression?
  20. I'm in the process of converting an old Siemens S5 project (with no comments!) to ControlLogix. My first question is in the S5 there is the odd instruction with a '#' in it: - -] [ - - - - (#) - - - - ] [ - - - - -(F00.1) In old logix the # means a file, what does it mean in Siemens speak?   My next question, I have the rockwell document for structured text and also for converting S5 to logx, is there any other resource that would help me understand Siemens structured text?   As I chip away at the project I'll be posting more questions. Thanks in advance for your help.
  21. Hi all, Looking to convert older .rss ladder file into newer RSLogix 5000 compatible format. My problem is - I don't have 500 series software (or a computer to run it on) to start the conversion. Any help/suggestions appreciated