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  1. I am looking for how others have set up vertical axis motions using the Kinetix 5700 servo system. I have a 2 axis pick/place unit with a horizontal axis (X @ 2500mm) and vertical axis (Z @ 1200mm) that works as designed during normal operation. X axis has no holding brake and Z axis has a factory installed 24vdc to unlock brake. There is a GuardLogix L81ES control system that handles the safety and control. On pressing E-stop/opening Gates the vertical axis will stop the motion, apply the brake and hold with no problems. (2198-D032-ERS3 Drive, 2198-P031 Bus Power, MPL-B430P-MJ72AA X Axis, MPL-B330P-MJ74AA Z axis) The issue that I ran into was an accidental download of the program without activating the e-stop and the vertical axis dropped unexpectedly when entering program mode on the processor. I am aware that this instance was my fault as the programmer, however I am also concerned that this might occur again in the future if the controller ever enters fault mode or someone else completes a download. I have done some investigation with the "ProgrammedStopMode" parameter on this single motion axis and attempted all 5 options and the vertical axis still has a free fall drop for a second before the brake grabs hold - so evidently this is not working for me. (Page 24 of Vertical Load/Holding Brake manual - https://literature.rockwellautomatio...t003_-en-p.pdf) I am curious if there needs to be something done elsewhere as the X and Z axis are set up as coordinated axis? I also am unaware if I need to preform some action/parameter with the bus power supply for this? The current state of the machine as it sits now is preforming a MSF in manual mode after 5 seconds of inactivity or 30 seconds in auto mode. This axis is usually in demand every ~22 seconds. This will shut down the axis after preforming a brake test on the vertical load and seems to function OK, however it is still in the back of my mind the issues mentioned previously if we ever enter a controller fault while indexing. Thanks for your insight
  2. FPWin GR Problem

    Hi, I use Panasonic FP0R 32T PLC. Usually i have no problems to upload or download program to PLC. But, right now the Software, FPWin GR cannot perform the download and upload from PLC task. If i do, the software will be not responding and need to be closed.. Anyone know about this?
  3. Hello everyone, I have a problem with packing machine. There are some issues with one of the axis, when axis actual position is near to 1800000 some error appear and operator has to turn off machine on main contactor. This axis is working in Linear mode. I think that rotary mode would be better for this axis. And here is my question. Which instructions, and what options i should change/check when i change count mode in axis's options. Can any1 point me some manuals to read or give me some advice ? Thank you in advance.  
  4. Fatek Ethernet PLC Module online

    Dear All,  Anybody can help me in communication between Fatek 20MAR2 & CBEH2A. The jumpers setting are JP1 is on left two pins (No password protected) & JP3 is on right two pins (forced boot operation mode). The Ethernet cable i used is type b T568. Fatek Ethernet module config software detecting module successfully (shown in attached pic) but on online PLC via ethernet cable its showing connection failed.   please help   thanks in advance
  5. PLC occasionally going out of Run mode?

    Has anyone had an issue with Siemens plc's occasionally going out of run mode? I was doing some research and found that it could be due to a bad analog input. Is there a way to tell which input or output is causing this fault? I know I can create a hardware diagnostics error organization block but that only correct from what I've read.     Edit: I've added a screen shot of the diagnostics report. The fault that may be the problem is: Temporary CPU error: Serious firmware exception  CPU changes to DEFECTIVE mode (system reaction)  This plc / system was installed 2 year ago and we've had this problem occasionally since. I'm guessing the wrong firmware was used during the install. Will try upgrading firmware this weekend.   
  6. BECKHOFF CX-9020

    Hello PLC experts, I am master student currently writing thesis. For this, I have a initial task of making some changes to PLC program (Just started getting to know about PLCs- complete beginner). I have a BECKHOFF cx 9020 PLC connected to my notebook using ethernet. I am using TWINCAT 3.1 (VS) as IDE. Firstly, I cannot find my PLC IP address connected to my notebook . I added the route in the Twincat and it shows the PLC is connected. When, I am trying to run a program (activate boot project), I am unable to login to the PLC. It gives an error "login failed for application port 851". What I undertood from BECKHOFF scripts,  there is something wrong with the ADS ams net ID which I am trying to figure it out. I appreciate all the help. Thank you.
  7. PLC download problem

    Hi, when I download on PLC (R04), sometimes for example. TON timer's output .Q is automatically set to true even though input is false (also on .ET time is 4h ...??). Also, sometimes some bool variables are also set to true even though they are not set by any kind of logic. However, when I physical reset the PLC (power cycle), mentioned problems don't exist. Does it mean that software reset isn't working entirely correct and I need to reset physical PLC (power cycle) every time after I download on PLC? Regards Luka
  8.  Hi all. I have a question about how to set up the motor in rotary mode. My application will be a basic rotary table driven by a servo motor without gearbox between. So, in my servo drive axis settings, I select the motor as a rotary mode. then I defined the maximum position setting value for 360 degrees, and minimum to 0. So far so good. But the problem comes when I want to make an absolute move using the mc_moveAbsolute to move 360 degrees. Whit this settings the error "target position settings out of range " will come up. So, what is the solution to rotate 360 degrees without generating this error? if I set up the maximum value to 361 degrees and then if I rotate 360 the error will not occur and the motor will rotate 360 degrees as I aspected, but it's this correct ? or there is another way to do it? Thanks  
  9. C-mode hostlink library for NJ/NX1P or CP1L

    Anyone knows if there is a C-mode hostlink library for NJ/NX ? Also, a C-mode hostlink library for CP1L could be helpful, to translate such a library to work with NX1P is probaly less work whan writing a new library.  Maybe Omron France has developed such a library? - they seem very active..   Background: Looking into writing a programmatic c-mode hostlink master for NX1P12, this is for connecting the handheld NSH5 HMI to the NX1P12 via RS232C using a CIF01. I have the hardware set up, and an machine built, expected some compatibility efforts by Omron.... but the NSH5 seems to talk C-mode hostlink, and the CIF01 only seems to support the FINS version hostlink.   On the NJ you can of course add an SCU module, thus not need a library.  But working with NX1 ( due to limited space available ), you are dependet on available CIF-modules which do not support C-mode hostlink.  
  10. Panel view plus

    What is the best way to get to the configure screen when the mer file is set to auto run on the hmi. I need to get this file out before this screen finally quits on me. 
  11. Here is a link to a thread on a recent post showing how to communicate serially to an Omron PLC using VB.Net. This uses the Omron Host Link serial protocols. (C-Mode Commands) It will read 10 DM registers and display them on the form.   http://accautomation.ca/implementing-the-omron-host-link-protocol-vb-net/ Here is the source program that can be downloaded. Other links: VB6 Program: http://accautomation.ca/how-to-implement-the-omron-plc-host-link-protocol/ VBA Program: http://accautomation.ca/how-to-implement-the-omron-host-link-protocol-part-2-vba/ Regards, Garry www.accautomation.ca
  12. Hi, I have some trouble with a CJ2M-CPU33. My client did a backup to memory card earlier today, and after this we did some changes through remote link. Now the client wanted to restore the previous backup to the PLC and has done so, but the system would not function correctly. After going online on the PLC it seems like the PLC is stuck in "Stop/Programming Mode". When trying to change to "Monitor" or "Run" mode a dialog comes up containing the following message: "Failed to change the operating mode. The operating mode may be still changing in the PLC."  - All the dip switches are set to off after restoring backup - The PLC has been rebooted  - I have downloaded the application again through CX-programmer  - Verified that the PLC is set to start up in "Monitor mode" But nothing helps. The same message comes up when trying to change the operating mode.  Hoping anyone can help to resolve this issue as it is very critical for us and the client. In advance, thanks for any tips or help received. Best regards Stian
  13. Hello i'm new in all things about plc, i do a project for school and i use a festo fc 34 plc. The plc is programmed via serial port RS232 my pc not support a serial interface and i use a RS232 to usb adapter. when a try to download the program to plc give me a error: "ERROR: Cannot access controller".  What i do wrong.  Thank you in advance and sorry for my English. Have a nice day.
  14. How to download CPM2C-32CDTC-D

    Dear All, i'm download CPM2C to cx programmer, but but download is always failed. Cable condition is good. i was attached my screenshoot about setting my port settings
  15. I have an error message during install GX developer software in my computer "Assign the folder to the network drive or copy from the network to the hard disk when installing the folder from the network (assign the folder shallow hierarchy)" my operating system is win 7 ultimate 32 bit while same program installed successfully with another computer.  
  16. Hello,  As the title indicates, we have a micrologix 1400 that has been installed for a long time.  Recently it faulted out on 71h and was in Remote Mode.  Do these PLCs revert to Remote Mode when in a fault condition?  We placed it back in Run Mode and everything worked fine, but how did it get to Remote Mode in the first place? Thanks,  J 
  17. Hi! I'm trying to download program to an e1001 but get errormessage "Unable to connect to Panel". After erasing the applikationprogram in the panel everything works fine. I can connect and download the program. Anyone knows why I couldn't connect or if I could have done differently? Is there some kind of program lock?   BR Asp
  18. Binary Mode vs BCD Mode

    Hi all, I have created a program using the binary counter and timer instructions and everything works fine (yay!), but I am not entirely sure if there is a major difference between using Binary mode or BCD Mode on the PLC. Does it just come down to personal preference or is there an advantage to using a particular mode over the other? Also, does the operating mode affect anything besides counter/timer? The option in CX-Programmer seems to indicate it doesn't. Cheers, Jay
  19. I got a CJ1M CPU11 that I can connect to but I can just go to run mode but when I try to switch to program mode I'm tell that I can modify the mode
  20. Dear Friends; Good day. First i install the windows  virtual xp mode on Windows 7 64 bit. After installation i installed the FTM, RSLINK,and rslogix 5.0 in virtual xp mode.  Then i activate the software by Factory talk manager and select the hard disk and for a single computer activation. This process successfully acomplished. But when i open the RSLOGIX it shows popup that activation path is not found. Then i again open the factory talk tool and note that there is no activation shows in current activate products, But the activation detail shows in the RE host tab. I re hosted the activation by using go to Rockwell site and message show successfully activation re hosted.   *** Now i am stuck here is i loss my activation?  *** in windows xp virtual mode how i activate my product that application find the correct path of activation file? ** In windows xp mode if i open my Computer there is shows other hard drive partition as well as Local disk C:\  and activation file save in virtual drive instead of real C drive in windows 7. But there is no file path option to save the activation. Its by default save on C:\documents and setting\all user\shared documents\rockwell\activation\*****   Please help me how i activate my product in windows XP mode successfully?  Thanking you. i will remain Regards  
  21. IPC 620-1536

    HI, there. I am new to the Honeywell PLC, usually dealing with AB or Omron. Need some help from the Honeywell PLC gurus, my the only one PLC IPC620-1536 , suddenly stop working. No "Run" light or any outputs are present. Turning the "Mode Key" to the "program mode" and back to the "run mode" doesn't make any difference. I attached couple photo. My question, is any other way to start PLC running again? If I purchase the Win.Loader and communication cable and connect to the PLC, can I change PLC back to "Run" mode and upload the program, or fail to change the Mode using the Key. means the same fail using the software? Please update. Thanks for advance, 
  22. Panelbuilder 32

    I am in the learning phase of HMI and PLC programing and am trying to use some of the hardware that has been donated to me. I have an AB panelview 300 micro terminal and a Micrologix 1000 Plc (they are not tethered yet). I have constructed a small test board with everything mounted to it and have successfully written and downloaded a simple project to the plc with timers, etc.   Now I need to find a way to program the terminal to make changes to the program.   I am looking for some free panelbuilder 32 or anything that will allow me to program the terminal and use it.   Can anyone help me? All help will be greatly appreciated!
  23. Hi! I have my 1756 IF8 wired in high speed differential mode but i can't configure the RTS smaller than 11 ms. What I understand it should be possible to set as low as 5 ms if module filter setting is 1000 Hz. Is there anything else that i have to do?
  24. I have read that it is possible, in CXDesigner, to download the program from the computer onto a memory card, and then download from the memory card into the HMI terminal. Is a similar thing possible with CXProgrammer, and PLCs? It would be quite useful, for the purposes of updating the program on a customer PLC that is located overseas, when the customer does not own a laptop with CXProgrammer installed.