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  1. My Compact Logix PLC is connected to my computer by USB. When I try to create a new view designer file, I can not connect my view designer with my controller. "OK" button of the HMI to controller path remains INACTIVE. Please see the attached.  How can i solve this issue?
  2. This is my first post so let me know if there is anything wrong with my post. I am learning Studio 5000 right now for an internship and created a simple project involving a pushbutton and some LEDs. Now I am trying to create an HMI for it in View Designer. My problem now is that I cannot establish a connection to the project because I do not have a physical HMI connected to my plc (Logix 5380). I can't find any way to emulate an HMI module so that I can get it to run. When I emulate my HMI project it tells me "Unable to reach controller TEST" where test is the name of my plc program. I added a module that matched the model in my HMI program (panelview 5510 2715p-t7wd) which I arbitrarily picked at random. But when I go into references and try to add HMI to Controller Path it does not show up (I'm assuming it's because it is faulting in the plc program since it doesn't actually exist). Is there not a way to emulate an HMI or add a virtual HMI to my studio 5000 program that I could connect to from View Designer?
  3. I'm a young Controls Engineer at an integration company, and I need assistance.   I have a client that has about 330 different alphanumeric product numbers broken down by length and width. The operator must be able to select the product number at the HMI to pass along to the robot we are integrating. Is there a way to be able to have the operator select the product number simply, without having to scroll over 300 items in a single control list. The HMI is not chosen yet, so it can be GE, Rockwell/AB, or Automation Direct, but we are using a AB ControlLogix Processor. Racking my brain and I have little VBA/Scripting experience.
  4. Dword to Float on FX3GE

    Hello! I have a float number (HEX: 3CA01D0F) in Big Endian. It's 0.0195451062. I get it from the sensor and store it in a double word variable. Could you help me? How can I convert DWord to Float? If i use DFLT instruction, It treats DWord as an integer (1017126159) and just gives me 1.017126 e+009 Thanks in advance.
  5. VBA issue on FTViewSE Clients

    I am having a very weird issue that Rockwell was not able to help with.  I have a new SE application that I converted from RSView32 and I re-wrote some VBA code associated with the project.  The code works fine on the server while the screen is running in studio.  Once I deploy a Client it no longer works.  It just sits there like its waiting for my trigger to go off, but I am seeing it sit there with a 1 so i know it should be executing the code because as soon as i open the screen in studio and press play the code executes and my data is there.  Does anyone have any ideas for me?   Thanks
  6. String to Hex

    i want to convert my ascii string to hex value. I used HEX function but result is not what i expected. My string: 'BD1' > expected converted result is 0BD1H .. however it return me 01DBH ... Value from Device Memory Batch Monitor: D40: 4442   ('DB') D41: 0031 ('1');   May i know how to convert string D40 to Hex? thank you for viewing.  
  7. Good day, We are running FactoryTalk View SE (Network Distributed) version 7.00 (CPR 9 SR 6). We have 5 machines: Engineering Station, HMI/Data Server A, HMI/Data Server B, Operator station A and B. The FT Directory is located on Server A. Server A is Primary and Server B secondary. I made some changes to one of the HMI Display's and added a HMI Tag with an alarm.  Tested the changes, everything worked as predicted. I then checked the status of the RSLinx, HMI and Data servers using FT Administration Console, everything was running with full redundancy. I then selected Replicate to Secondary, the replication was successful and Server B rebooted. After Server B finished rebooting, I check the status again. I found that the RSLinx and Data servers started up and was again fully redundant but the HMI Server showed that Server A was active and Server B was Ready to provide service, left it for about 10 minutes but it never changed to Standby.  I rebooted Server B again to see if it will help but it did not. I then stopped the services on Server B, deleted the HMI Project, restored the project from a backup of Server A, but still had the same issue. I am suspecting that there might be an issue on server A because if I open FT View Studio on the engineering station, I get an error stating: Unable to open HMI Server. I have checked all network connections and everything looks fine. Is there someone that may be able to assist me? 
  8. Bad quality alarms ( FT View SE v8.0)

    Dear Experts!!! I am facing one problem in ALARMs configured in SCADA ( FT View SE v8.0) There are some unnecessary alarms like "acknowledgement status" are coming. Alarm bad quality alarms are coming all the time, I dont have any clue about them. Please help!!!
  9. Friends kindly help me I need to create ton and counter macro function in factorytalk view studio 
  10. 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 -.-
  11. 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  
  12. Sorry if this is covered elsewhere, but my search hasn't revealed anything yet.  I have a number of PanelView graphics created with FactoryTalk View ME and some use a lot of Parameter Files, which link to popup faceplates. So a large number tags are represented with parameter files, which, when clicked on screen, then pop-up an appropriate faceplate, based on tag type or category etc.  I am still digging into the very elaborate FT View ME manual, but at 500 pages, that's quite a deep study.  But I don't see the linkage between the tag's parameter file and how it specifies which faceplate to pop up, and I've not yet found a good article other than keep digging into that FT manual. There does not appear to be a linkage entry in the parameter file itself, where I would have expected it.  Nor do I see any "hot spot" click type event code in the display itself, which would also make sense.  Is it in the PLC code itself?  I would not have expected that, since they seem to be keeping the FT environment self-contained. But there must be some sort of table or linkage somewhere that I'm over looking. Thanks in advance for anyone's thoughts & guidance on this.  Other parts of FT HMI screen development does seem intuitive, just not this dynamic linking.
  13. converting rs232 data

    Hello, I am trying to receive data from a scale via rs232. my setup; compact logix l18er with a 1734-rs232ascii point IO module to receive the data. I am receiving data from the scale, but I have very little understanding of ascii, so I do not know how to convert the data I am receiving to something use-able. any help on how to convert the data to something I can use or where to even start would be much appreciated. using a scientech ZSA 210 scale https://scientech-inc.com/media/downloadable/files/links/1/2/12222-d_rev-f_instruction_manual.pdf
  14. Can anyone help me with the issue in the picture? We have the correct version in place yet it gives me a version error stating it needs the version that is installed. Doc1.docx
  15. Dear automation friends,   I just like to put some issue in the clear that I have seen no reported issues on yet, but it is killing me. Maybe some other people in the world also have this issue. We use Windows 2016 on FT View v10. All patched with all compatible patches (both Windows and Rockwell). We install this software a lot but we only got this issue seen/reported on windows 2016. I never had a Rockwell issue that took so long without getting it fixed. Support is also not really helping.   We just have a setup of Windows 2016 with 2x redundant FT View Servers and about 10x Clients with each 4x screens. The HMI clients run perfectly but every few days, 1 application (on 1 of the 4 screens) just crashes "DisplayClient.exe application crash...". That closes the HMI interface and then the users needs to click on the hmi.cli file to launch that screen again. Refering to ntdll.dll in the windows events. No additional info except for the windows error reporting that is unable to contact the internet to send the crash report. Looking in the FT Diagnostics, it happens while the operator is operating the hmi screen. Not when there is no activity.   We reinstalled 1 client completely from scratch, including the OS, domain integration, everything brandnew. And 10 hours later: crash on 1 of the 4x screens. In a control room with almost 30 screens, this is very annoying and unacceptable.   If you have a similar issue or got the issue fixed, please let me know. If you have a similar issue and don't have it fixed, we can share more detailed logs.   Best Regards,
  16. 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??   
  17. 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.    
  18. 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.
  19. USER CANNOTE BE AUTHENTICATED

    Hi I wanted to install the FT AssestCenter in my PC but i cannot access to the programs 'causes it shows a pop up that says  User "xxxxx" cannot be authenticated. Contact your administrator I have already add the User in FT Administrative Console (Local and Network) and i added to the administrators group but still isn't working  
  20. FactoryTalk Alarm Messages

    Hello Everyone, I have the .mer files for an HMI application that was developed in FactoryTalk V8.0. I have V10.0 installed, I restored the .mer file and did some development ( added screens , objects and alarm messages). Then I created a V8.0 application file. Everything is ok except for the Alarm Messages. I changed an existing message but when i trigger that alarm I get the old one ( the message before I modified it)  Any ideas??  Like always, thank you 
  21. OMRON VS FACTORYTALK

    Hello !!! I am trying to establish a communication between a CJ1M (Omron) CPU with a PanelView Plus 7 (Rockwell). In the simulation (runtime) the communication is established, and the buttons send and receive the information. When I download to the HMI, the "SHORTCUTS NOT DETECTED" alarm appears. Someone to help me?
  22. 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.
  23. I am new at PLC programming, I have tried some ways to convert a text into DINT and I haven't found the right way yet, maybe somebody can help me. I want to convert "Hello" to DINT, for example. I tried converting it on here  https://www.branah.com/ascii-converter  to decimal and then using it as an input for a ROUND, FLOOR, TRUNC blocks to get a DINT, but when I get the result and use as an input in a DI_R i block the output doesn't match with the first conversion of "Hello". Any tips on how do I get it to work, please? Thanks in advance. 
  24. Hello, I have a .PBW file in an obsolete PanelView that I need to troubleshoot, but I can't open it.  Called AB TechConnect for support, but tech said it was too archaic and he, essentially, needed to start with a Windows98 machine and PanelBuilder 32 to even begin.  FactoryTalk doesn't know what to do with it.  File is attached.  Any suggestions/assistance is much appreciated ABWWTP.PBW
  25. Hi Everyone,   I'm having an issue with getting an OMRON CP1H with an EIP21 module using explicit messaging back and forth with an AB PLC.  I'm using a CompactLogix L16ER to test the setup in place of the future Micro850 that will be used.  I've used the Network configurator to set up tag sets with instance IDs for the consume/produced tags.  The data being transmitted is 240bytes in the form of an array of DINTs.  On the AB side I've setup a get and set attribute message with the setup as follows; Get Attribute (Read):  Service Code: 10 Class ID: 4 Instance ID: 111 (Matches Network Config) Attribute ID: 3  Set Attribute (Write) Service Code: E Class ID: 4 Instance ID: 101 (Matches Network Config) Attribute ID: 3 The MSG command executes as expected on the AB without error.  The get attribute works beautifully, but the set attribute completes with no response on the OMRON (no write).   Am I missing something here?  Thanks!