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  1. RSLogix 5000

    Hello Dear friends, I have following two problems in RSLogix 5000. I just started working with this software. I am using RSLogix 5000 for my project and I want to use inbuilt drag and drop elements like measuring instruments for example Voltmeter etc. in my ladder diagram. Does it possible or do I need to add some libraries or add ons for that?  I want to plot graph of different properties with respect to time in RSLogix 5000. my question is again the same; what is the way to do it or do I need extra Add ons?  Thank you in advance for your help :) Merry Christmas!!
  2. How to take single bit form input WORD by Structured Text? Can i write somethink like: inVar[i]  
  3. Siemens S7-1500 and SICK

    Hello all, Let me start by saying that although I have been working with PLCs for 20+ years I am very (as in brand) new to the Siemens world (my wheelhouse is AB). That being said I have a Siemens S7-1500 (1511 specifically) CPU with a couple of SICK multi-turn Profi-Net encoders (AFM60A-S4NB018x12) that I need to talk to. - I am using TIA v13 with all of the updates. - I have the GSD file from SICK for the encoder. - I have no clue what I am doing - I can see the encoder values update in the watch table as I move the encoder. All fine and dandy so far... Here's where the white flag is going up.... - I am of the belief that there are existing function blocks out there 'somewhere' that can read and write to the base parameters. I have contacted our local rep who deferred me to SICK. I have emailed and left messages with them and have not gotten a return anything thus far. Here's our application... We are attaching each encoder to its own rotary gear mechanism. The rotary will need to turn in the CW direction approximately 400 degrees then return to its start point by rotating in the CCW direction by the same amount. If/When production/maintenance needs to 'rehome' the assembly, the expectation is that they 'pin' the drive in a known location then a bit would be set within the CPU that would assign a specific value to the encoder's actual position. In the SICK manual (8015078/YIX6/2015-01-16) on page 31 (section 3.6.3) there is reference to Preset control. This is what I believe we need to perform the aforementioned function. Does anyone have any examples that they could share on how to read/write to these encoders by use of a Function Block or other? Relatively desperate for help at this point. Can post test code if need be. Thank you in advance, TLAF
  4. Factory Talk SE CAB file missing

    Hi guys, I recently was asked to configure a computer to host an Factory Talk SE Client application. I was able to get everything working except the trends and the Alarm window, all I have is the cross hatch screen. at the bottom of the screen it is saying cause: Trend: CAB file missing on the server: http://hmi1/RsviewActiveXControlSetup/RSTXView2ocx.CAB. I have worked on this for a while and am stumped. All the other computers on the same domain network are working fine, so it leads me to believe my problem is with my installation on the new computer. Any suggestions or if you need more input please let me know. Thanks
  5. Recipe function : factory talk view 6

    Hi!!! Could anyone please tell me how can i make my recipe function working having : 1. SQL database linkage 2. VBA programme 3. Without making new recipe tags (want to use actual plc tags only, no new recipe tags) I am new to factory talk so please tell me from the scratch. It would be highly appreciable. Thank You.
  6. Ladder to Functional Block

    Hi frnz, I need some tips to convert Modicon ladder program to functional block diagram. Notes:1.Logic of the program unknown. 2.Total 130 networks Thanks Hema
  7. Hello! I am programming with FT view studio version 8. In the program, when I make numeric display, I can not input values for this tag I am using in the display. Then I decided to make 'invisible button' for enabling the input for this tag which is shown in the numeric display. This is okey for me, only if there is other ways to do this please tell me. Now when I have created this numeric display with input enabling -'group', I have a problem, how can I use security levels for this group, so that only logging in values can be set? I have found that there is security code selection for this in the screen displays, but not for the buttons.
  8. Need to build this

    3 It has been decided to introduce a Programmable Controller into a manufacturing plant to control a three phase induction motor via an autotransformer in order to reduce high starting currents. It is required to include an alarm circuit which is to give an audible and visual alarm when the motor is overloaded. A momentary actuated Reset push button is to be included in the alarm circuit which will turn off the audible alarm but leave the overload lamp on until the motor overload is reset. Once the motor overload is reset the overload lamp is to be de-activated. The conventional relay circuit diagram for this starter is shown below. A single Stop/Start push button control station is required to initiate the following motor control sequence. a. Motor 1 turns on the instant the start push button is operated; b. Motor 2 turns on 10 seconds after Motor 1 starts; c. Motor 3 turns on 15 seconds after Motor 2 starts; d. Motor 3 turns off after running for six seconds; e. Motor 2 turns off 6 seconds after Motor 3 stops; f. Motor 1 turns off 3 seconds after Motor 2 stops. If the Stop push button is operated, or a thermal overload from any motor is tripped, the whole system will shut down. Motor 1 will start the control sequence again next time the Start push button is pressed.
  9. Move Function Not Working

    I am very new to PLC's, I work in a power plant and we have an ABB DCS. We have some vendors that use PLC's and they try to make them work with our system. Currently I am working on a project were I am trying to add 8 analog outputs to the PLC. I am working with two 1756-L71 controllers (redundant) and the rev for the program that was written 20.01. Basically I have 8 analog inputs that I want to bring to the spare analog outputs that I have. I want to see these inputs in our DCS. I wrote simple logic that at the end of the rung has a move block moving the source which is the input and taking it to the destination which I made an alias tag for the output channel that would correspond. Problem is I can see the source number moving, but the destination number stays at 0. I can type a number into the destination and it will work. I can see my 4-20 signal I am sending out in the DCS. Everything before the move function is true, I have and open contact, and a closed contact and they both are green. This is happening on all eight of my outputs that I am working on. Please help I have learned a lot from this experience but I cannot figure out what has me stuck this time.
  10. Hi all and nice to meet you here! I hope that someone with experience helps me and I hope in future to offer also my help to someone. I am having problem with a Mitsubishi plc with A2N (S1) cpu installed on a machinery. The machinery stayed 20 days switched off and with battery empty as I realised when switched on and the problems come out. I changed the battery but the problem didnt resolved. The plc gave error with stable error led and flashing run led on the cpu. Also an error led stable on a (double role) module of printer and ram. I have to say that I have never used GX developer environment before and it is my first contact with Mitsubishi plcs. Reading some manuals (found on the internet) and by using GX developer I read from plc the faults. Register D9008 was set at 12 error meaning MISSING END INS. I Followed the described flow charts from a2n manual for reseting faults but the situation was the same always as described above. I tried to read the program from plc and succeded to read it. It is a lader with about 6000 lines. Anyway I have no previous experience of the GX development environment but I tried to put the missing END in the program as sugested also by the flow chart in the manual. At this point I have to say that it was automatically added from gx developer as I can remeber from an appeared message. I verified also many times the program on gx developer with the plc and the only difference was that missing END at the last line of ladder program. Anyway I tried to write back to plc the program with correct end but it was not possible. I tried several times. The error mesages took with Gx developer was the following : "THE SAME T/C COIL EXISTS IN PROGRAM (MAIN) AND/OR PROGRAM (MAIN-SFC). THE VALUES ARE SET TO BE THE SAME AS IN THE FIRST FOUND T/C COILFROM THE TOP OF PROGRAM" "THERE IS A DEVICE IN THE PROGRAM (MAIN) THAT IS OUTSIDE OF THE RANGE. CHECK THE PROGRAM AND CORRECT THE DEVICE THAT IS OUTSIDE THE RANGE." Anyway I decided to delete the plc memory. After that the run was stop blinking and the error led went off. Only the error on the printer-ram module was on (This module was changed with a know functioning one witout any variation on behaviour). I thought that problem has gone now that the cpu is empty. I tried again to write the program to the plc but again i take the above mentioned messages. Now I have an empty plc and a program on the Gx developer that cannot be written to plc!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am desperate!!! I do not know how to proceed. I am not knowing the mitsubishi development environment. Other than Gx developer I tried to install the GX simulation but it not works to my computer. At this point I dont know even if the ladder program is somehow corrupted after the described above messages. I can sent the code (GX developer project) and any other information to someone expert, if necessary, to have an opinion. Please help!!! Let me know how to proceed!! I have to write back the code to plc !!!!! Thank you all in advance!! Now i realised that there is SFC that is my problem. Could someone help please? Big part of ladder is in yellow color. How can i proceed?
  11. Hello Everyone, I am new to ladder logic, and trying to understand flow of below attached ladder logic- How does the program flow ? Does PT4601_I in rung 3 waits for rung 2 to complete inorder to consider updated value of PT4601_I or it consider PT4601_I default value and runs simultaneously with rung 2 ? Thank you in advacne
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    This is a quick bit of code to show how a recipe function might be written if one were to do it in the PLC rather than the HMI. This is the basic building blocks with which a program could begin to be written. The BSET instruction combined with the indirect addressing method demonstrated would allow for a delete function. Copy and other functionality could be added using similar concepts.
  13. File Name: Recipe Sample Code - Ladder program with supporting NB project File Submitter: Michael Walsh File Submitted: 31 Mar 2015 File Category: PLC Sample Code This is a quick bit of code to show how a recipe function might be written if one were to do it in the PLC rather than the HMI. This is the basic building blocks with which a program could begin to be written. The BSET instruction combined with the indirect addressing method demonstrated would allow for a delete function. Copy and other functionality could be added using similar concepts. Click here to download this file
  14. Hello, anyone know how to make a logic that monitors the change in position of a carriage through some rails ?. In my application I measure the position of the carriage by means of a laser sensor and I have to detect if the laser beam is interrupted when the carriage is stationary or moving. I have implemented a logic as the adjunct file, but doesn't work.
  15. Hello!! I am a beginner in PLC and Automation. I have built a ladder logic program in RSLogix 5000, the controller I selected is 1756 L62 ControlLogix 5562. I want to test my logic. I have installed RSLinx Classic Lite already. Can I use RSLogix Emulate 500 (free downloadable from Rockwell Automations) for testing my ladder logic?
  16. Is it possible to make the ladder logic display the name, address and comment? If so how can i do this? Thank you, Mike
  17. GX Developer

    hello, I have just joined Mr PLC so apologies if my question is answered elsewhere that I ought to have seen. I have just started to learn GX Developer and have produced a basic ladder diagram with just six rungs. When I print it A4 the result is far too small meaning any text cannot be read. I can find no way of making it print "fit the page" Can anyone advise me? Roger
  18. In my program, I have about 100 rungs for 100 faults. Each rung looks very similar. I thought I could make the code more maintainable by using function blocks, to avoid having to change each rung individually (if I needed to). Would it be best practice to create a new instance for each fault, or to reuse the same instance for each fault? I come from a C and java background, so I am confused as to whether a function block is supposed to be like a function (in C), or supposed to be like a class (in Java), or neither...
  19. I'm just starting to learn Ladder Logic Programming. I'm using Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000. I've been tasked with developing a 'Simple' Coffee Machine which operates like so: Toggle Push Button to StartDrop Cup (for 10 seconds)Feed Hot Water (for 10 seconds)If required, Add Milk (for 10 seconds)If required, Add Sugar (for 10 seconds)Procedure Complete - Illuminate Complete Light (for 10 seconds)I have implemented everything except the OPTIONAL add Milk & OPTIONAL add Sugar. Options are: To have a Coffee without either Milk or Sugar.Or have a Coffee with Milk and Not Sugar.Or have a Coffee with Sugar & Not Milk.Or have a Coffee with BOTH Sugar & Milk. I'm considering using Toggle Buttons to select / jump to a Subroutine (choosing the required ingredient make-up). But I'm wondering if there is another way to sequentially go through the procedure? Thanks.
  20. Let me set the scene. I am inside my function block. I would like move an internal integer into an integer that belongs to my program symbol table. I would like to do it inside the function block, so that the function block is self contained. i.e. it does not need any extra inputs/outputs in the function block call. Is this possible? If I was writing this in Object Oriented code, I would just write this within my method: myGlobalVariable = myLocalInteger; and that would be that...
  21. Hi all, While upgrading HMI from PanelBuilder32 to FactoryTalk View I encounter a problem using I/O to interface with a PanelView Plus. The communication is defined in RSLogix 5 program as Rack 3 group 2 Size 3/4, range 32-37. PLC communication with the panel is not changed, but buttons in old PanelView using I:34 and I:35 work, in the new PV+ they don't, all bits remain zero. Block transfers Read and Write are all sending data to rack 3 group 2 module 0. While testing I noticed O:32 is used as status bits by the Block Transfers - maybe inputs I:34 and I:35 are also used for somethings similar by a new PanelView Plus? Thanks!
  22. hello guys I'm working on a project that requires knowing the first event that put on alarm state to one system and because everything happens in seconds and everything shuts down almost the same time it is very hard to tell the operator what was the cause of the shut down , so I would like to know how to implement a logic to capture within milliseconds the first event that "turns off" the whole plant. Would somebody could help me with this please?