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  1. GX Developer commands

    Hello everyone! Could someone help me and explain me this block of a ladder diagram I'm working with? I do understand the M800 is always ON contact, for the PLC to not lose the values.  Also I know that the DIV is a division, the FLT is a integer to floating point (thing I don't understand), the DEMUL is a floating point multiplication (thing I also don't understand), the INT is a floating point to 16-bit integer, and the MOV is for moving a value from a data register to an other data register. Help... :(  
  2. looping

    how to make looping in ladder logic? but i want to make the data +1 each time until 3 and return back to 0 after reaching 3.
  3. What are the types of fuzzy logic syatems and it's applications? Is the fuzzy systems based on the vague value or real values? What are the real time applications of fuzzy logic. I am writing a thesis at best essay writing services on fuzzy logic and it's applications.
  4. Monitor alarm block

    Hi all, I would like to monitor the status of my alarm word (MW100) and if any bit turns from 0 to 1 then an alarm signal should be generated, am new to siemens plc and am having a tough time accomplishing this easily. In omrom CX programmer its quite easy to do. Could anyone help me on this using ladder logic, all help will be deeply appreciated.  Regards, Ablex  PS: I'm using Step 7 V5.5
  5. Function block self-made

    Hi, i want to make a function block which will contain a block GP.CPRTCL (for predefined comm protocol). GP.CPRTCL has an input "Un" who only receives constant (H,K). On input of my own function block i can set a constant variable, but inside block that variable isn't a constant anymore (GP.CPRTCL doesn't recognize a variable). Is there a way for receiving constant variable in GP.CPRTCL block ("Un") if it is in another block. Regards
  6. Beckhoff PLC Counter

    Hi everyone, I need some help with my PLC programming. I am currently using a twincat 2 software and a Beckhoff CX 8090. Basically, the gist of my program is to send and receive data and datalog the input data received from the sensors and timestamp the received data for every 1 second. I want to create a boot up counter where it will count the number of times my data logging program has restarted(if it did). This boot up counter serves as a health monitoring check to ensure that my program is running perfectly and thus, not restarting randomly when it shouldn't. I am more familiar with structured text so if you have a solution, kindly post it in structured text form. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, DeadPool
  7. Hi guys, I'm in the middle of a little university project, I'm attempting to implement a control system purely based on artificial intelligence. A neural network will be used to map the characteristics of a power plant. A fuzzy logic controller will be used instead of the conventional PID and finally a genetic algorithm will be used to tune the controller while the system is online. This is all simulated of course. Each of those AI's will be developed in Matlab. Only problem with that is, is it outputs the code in C or C++ (From memory). I would have to convert this to structured text (Based on Pascal). So to circumvent this problem I thought I would just directly interface matlab to the PLC (Schneiders M340).  My idea being, all the calculations are done in matlab which are then sent back to the PLC. However this presents me with a new problem of how I would be able to interface matlab to the PLC. If anyone has experience with this sort of connectivity, any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance, Luchek
  8. Hello, I got a new work job to design a cycle tester for a mechanism to make sure will work for at least 5000 cycles open - close. I never made a pls program I start researching few days ago and seams to be very complicate to make it. I have a TM221C16R PLC from Schneider. please help me with some instructions. the cycle tester will have a start pushbutton, stop pushbutton, door open switch, one air cylinder with solenoid to push and pull and a counter. Thank you, Romica
  9. Hello. I'm trying to use index addressing inside function block.  The command *D200 doesn't work. Is it necessary to use IR0, ID0,... inside function block? Thanks. Best regards
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  11. Keyence Ladder Builder Manuals View File Manuals and documentation for the Keyence Visual KV series of PLCs. Submitter pop29684 Submitted 07/11/16 Category Tutorials and Guides
  12. plc ladder switch tricks

    PLC ladder, made to enter an inverted trapezoid, which is to complex, simple post, here is an inverted trapezoid diagram:   The output is made positive trapezoid that briefly after complex.   Writing good ladder, we must follow the above principles, the review does not meet the changes. First, draw the conventional logic circuit diagram, and then facing compile command statement table, table instruction statement written out, can be transformed into a ladder. Simple procedures can be directly edited ladder, more complex, and must be transformed by means of instruction statement tables. Some books say, the ladder of transformation, to follow the "Shen left and right light" principle, with the above said is a meaning. More experience and unwritten rules, but is conducive to the reader to understand, modify. In fact, PLC programming software, as long as the change can succeed, grammatical, are right.  
  13. Hi, I am using syswin and i am doing an exercise on saving and moving data. My challenge is am monitoring temperature from a sensor and the range is -20'C to 100'C from the 4-20mA sensor, after conversion and testing for positive and negative the values are stored in D205. (I have done the conversion and testing for positive and negative values only assigning of bit 15 in D205 is left) The simple program has to turn on Bit 15 if the value is supposed to be negative. 1000 0000 0000 0001, a simple approach to telling us this is -1’C.  0000 0000 0000 0001, is telling us this is 1’C. Bit 15 is going to be our Sign Flag, so we have to ensure that if the temperature is positive then  Bit 15 = 0, how can we do this make Bit 15 of D205 = 0? If the temperature is negative then  Bit 15 = 1, how can we do this make Bit 15 of D205 = 1? How can i turn on this bit inside a data word? for negative i thought i could just add #8000 to the values after conversion then storing in D205 but for positive values how do i ensure that bit 15 is 0? How could you approach this? Am a bit stuck, all thoughts and ideas are much appreciated if possible you could add a snapshot from syswin or cx-programmer. I have attached the WTANK.SWP file which can be opened in syswin or cx-programmer. Look in block Main 8 Temp Buffer, Network 3 Convert to 'C WTANK.SWP
  14. in Citect i use the following function to associate various Tags with the next popup window, in the previous versions the tags passed to the trend fine since upgrading to 7.4 the trend pens dont display but all the values display fine.  FUNCTION // function AssPIDPopup // Expand a full set of PID tags and open // the PID block supergenie AssPIDPopUp(STRING sSGenie,STRING sBasePIDTag)     AssVarTags(-2,0,sBasePIDTag + "_PV");      AssVarTags(-2,1,sBasePIDTag + "_SP");      AssVarTags(-2,2,sBasePIDTag + "_OP");      AssVarTags(-2,3,sBasePIDTag + "_MAN");      // Now the tags for the PID tuning SG     AssVarTags(-2,4,sBasePIDTag + "_KP");      AssVarTags(-2,5,sBasePIDTag + "_KI");      AssVarTags(-2,6,sBasePIDTag + "_KD");      AssPopUp(sSGenie);      END I added a button to run the following code FUNCTION Loadtrend()     TrnSetPen(19, 1,  AssInfoEx(1,0));     TrnSetPen(19, 2,  AssInfoEx(2,0));     TrnSetPen(19, 3,  AssInfoEx(3,0));     Prompt("Test");      END     when clicked the pens set to the trend fine, i tried to run the code from a function but it did not work. i am new to citect and am sure i am missing something stupid.
  15. Enable bit in function block

    There are a lot of instructions in function block that are missing the enable input that is present when programming in ladder logic, such as  ADD or MOV.  It seems to be very limiting. The only way around it that I know of is to write your own function block in ladder logic or statement list and use that. I seems rather limiting of a language if it relies on other languages for it to be usable. Does anyone know why the enable bit was left out in many function blocks when it is so useful in ladder logic? Pat
  16. I'm having trouble with some very basic programming using function blocks. Specifically Connect Components FB programming, but I think it is a general, common application. Using ladder logic, it is easy to set a value based on the status of a bit. If the bit is false, move a zero into the variable. If the bit is true, move and 88.0 into the value. This relies on the enable bit of the mov instruction in ladder logic. Many function block instructions do not have enable bits. How would I change the value of a variable based on the status of a bit using function block programming? A real world example: You have a two position selector switch. If it is turned to the left, the drive runs at 0 Hz. (off) if it is to the right, it runs at 88.0 Hz. Or if you have a 4 position selector and want to select between 4 speeds. This should be a simple task, right? I've called the tech connect support line a few times and sent them a few emails and they haven't been able to figure it out. This is such a basic task. Thanks, Pat
  17. Dear Experts!!!   Could you please provide me the sample of "QD75MS Module & MR-J3-B program with functional block"    As you can see the page no. 3  in the attached document  "KI-Doc_QD77MSXX_MR-J3-XXBS.Zip" sample is there but i am not able to find it anywhere.   Or if you have any otherone please share it.   Please help!!! KIdoc_QD77servo_English_20130131.pdf
  18. RSlogix500 Tutorials `

    I was hoping to get feed back on my website.  The site is for beginner PLC programers. The tutorials start right from the beginning with describing what a PLC is and then teaches basic instructions. Please take a look and tell me what you think, I would love the feedback.   thank you   1. What is a PLC Part1  2. What is a PLC Part2 3. What is a PLC Part3 4. What is the Binary Numbering System 5. Relay Logic Intro 6. Relay Logic Intro Start/Stop with a seal 7. Relay Logic to Ladder Logic 8. RSlogix Communication Driver and Configuration Tutorial 9. Micrologix500 Communication Set Up Tutorial 10. Timing Relay Lecture 11. RSlogix500 Timer On TON Instruction Tutorial 12. RSlogix500 Timer  Off TOF Instruction Tutorial 13. RSLogix500 Retentive Timer RTO Tutorial 14. How to do Online Edits in RSlogix500 15. RSlogix500 Counter Tutorial 16. RSlogix500 Counter Up CTU Tutorial 17. RSLogix500 Move MOV instruction Tutorial Part 1 18. RSLogix500 Move MOV instruction Tutorial Part 2 19. Rslogix500 Compair Instructions , LES, LIM, EQU etc Tutorial 20.How to Create a flashing bit in RSlogix500 using timers 21. How to Create a program with a flashing light  
  19. Mitsubishi PLC

    Dear all,    I need to develop a PLC program for cycle operation. The logic is as follows : When I/p 1 is ON o/p1 should ON, with a time delay o/p2 should ON ,like wise four outputs should ON , if stop button is pressed the output should stop at the current position ,them again if start is pressed it should resume with that output . Can anyone help me with this logic ?? I am using Q03UDE Cpu..Thankyou.
  20. Starting Multiple Motors / Pumps

    Greetings, We (in the steel industry) have many pumps / motors (large and small).  Generally we use soft-starts,  cross-line starters (E3+) or even Flex drives. There may be several motors in a pool to start where we need only say 2 of 3 to be running at any one time  When it's time to start them, we may need to stagger start them, if one fails, the spare may need to start.  My question to the group is... Are there any philosophies out there (and hopefully pseudo or actual code) as to how to start a subset of motors/pumps within a pool of motors and maintain the configuration running ? I appreciate any and all comments. David 
  21. Hi there I'm an embedded software engineer mostly programming C/C++ in Linux and have very little knowledge of the PLC environment.  Recently my attention was diverted towards integrating C/C++ (Linux software) into PLC and then presumably as a function block which is supported with something called PLCOpen. Is that right ? How is multithread support in PLC in general ? and/or with the these function blocks or what ever might become instead when integrating/porting C/C++ code into PLC.  The current situation is purely embedded Linux environment with open-source 3rd party userland that our code relies heavily on. How feasible is to port such environment over to PLC (given that the system supports it) ? I've been looking into B&R Automation Studio 4 and having a hard time to establish concrete feeling on how difficult/easy it is to port the code.  Hope anyone can give me a slight insight into this.  Kind regards Einar
  22. Block Set or Block Move

    Hi:     in Omron there is a command BSET which can be used to set value from DXXXX to DXXXXn. Example BSET #0 D2000 D30000 What is the similar command in Mitsubishi FX3U structure Ladder?   thks
  23. PAROCK1 for HMI/SCADA View File Now a software solution is available for your Modbus (MB) needs in Rockwell/Allen-Bradley Control Logix or Compact Logix (Clgx) family processors, instead of a traditional 3rd party hardware like Prosoft MVI-56, Molex SST-SR4-CLX-RLL etc.  It is an Add-on instruction (AOI) for PLC/PAC firmware v16 or later, (other solutions are available for pre v16 systems).  For hardware interface, use PLC’s channel 0 (serial) or TCP/IP Interface module(s) to have as many MB TCP/IP devices or serial devices.  (Some limits apply based on system configurations, Comm. settings depending on HW used.) Connect any MB Client/Master or Server/Slave device(s) to your CLgx PLC, including flow computers, analyzers, VFDs, Power Monitors, Level gauges, Smart I/O, etc.  All the MB public/native function codes are supported.  32-Bit integers/floats as single entity are supported with byte and word level swapping. A separate utility automates the data mapping to your PLC logic.  Features -Serial Master (BASIC required Option); TCP; Slave; Redundancy; More than 5000 accumulative registers; MB CFC (Custom/Private Function Code) Support; Data mapping too – Between PAROCK1 & your PLC logic; Packaged with Rockwell; TCP/IP Interface Module; Volume Discounts; Annual Support Requirements -Rockwell/AB-CLgx processor with v16 or later.  Contact PCI for earlier versions. -If using CPU’s Chan0, you cannot use Chan0 for any other user mode activity. You can use it for non-user mode activities -TCP/IP Interface Modules from Rockwell/AB supported, are: -1756-EN2xx ControlLogix® Ethernet/IP communication modules, firmware revision 5.007 or later -1756-EWEB ControlLogix Ethernet/IP web server module, firmware revision 4.006 or later -1768-EWEB CompactLogix Ethernet/IP web server module, firmware revision 1.002 or later -1769-L30ER, 1769-L30ERM, 1769-L30ER-NSE, 1769-L33ER, 1769-L33ERM, and 1769-L36ERM CompactLogix controllers, firmware revision 20.011 or later -1769-L24ER-QB1B, 1769-L24ER-QBFC1B, 1769-L27ERM-QBFC1B CompactLogix controllers, firmware revision 20.011 or later -1769-L16ER, 1769-L18ER, 1769-L18ERM CompactLogix controllers, firmware revision 20.011 or later Other Related Services/Items -Custom PLC Add-on instructions building -PLC upgrades, troubleshooting, applications -PC Windows, iOS5, Linux, Mobile devices Comm. Drivers -Custom development, Technology Transfer Services  -Other Non-AB communication drivers for serial or TCP  -Full control system integration, training, architecture design This driver can be conviniently used with Visual Studio in development of complete large scale complex HMI/SCADA Systems. It can be used to perform advanced reporting MES, analytics, IoT, Big data type apps. One example is available to download here For More Info Overview of Parijat Drivers: Click here  Additional supporting Info about Parijat Drivers:Click here Complete Related Driver options: Click here     Submitter Scadadoctor Submitted 03/10/16 Category Other PLC Demo Software
  24. Function Block or any other method

    Hello, I am a student that has been taught ladder logic for three years( on many different plc's ) but, I would like to learn an alternative method is there any way to convert ladder into Function Block or some other type of programming in RS logic 5000 or any other controller? If not can some one explain the basics of Function Block programming.