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  1. Change Subnet On CP1L PLC

    I am trying to change the subnet of this CP1L plc. Currently it is at 192.168.250.*** and I would like to change it to 192.168.54.***. I already tried starting fresh by writing to the controller with ip 0.0.0.0 and then putting my desired ip address after. When I try to write to the controller with a subnet other than .250 for example 192.168.54.13, the controller saves the node address(.13) but keeps the same .250 subnet which results in me being able to ping 192.168.250.13 successfully but get no response from pinging 192.168.54.13. Yes I did change my local network card when pinging different subnets and also did a network reset in CX-P after every ip change. Let me know if there is anything I am missing!! 
  2. Hi,I am running a Windows 10 VM with Rockwell Studio 5000 on a Windows 10 host PC. I communicate to the PLC network through a USB-C to ethernet adapter. Occasionally, the communications drop out, if this happens the only way I can re-establish comms, is to shutdown the VM and restore defaults in the virtual network editor, as this can happens a few times each day, it can be very frustrating.When this happens I cannot ping the host either, until the defaults are restored and the VM re-started.I am using the bridged connection in the VM.Can anyone help with this?Thank you
  3. Currently have a A1SJ71E71-B2-S3 in the system for coaxial (thin) ethernet (10BASE-2), it's connected to a conversion module for TP-cable and from that then to a PC with plain TP network card.  I was thinking about getting an A1SJ71E71N3-T to replace it and that way get rid of the converter from coax to TP. I wonder if it's possible to just have it hooked directly to the computer without hub - if I need a hub there's really no point in swapping - as there's still another thing between the computer and the PLC system that can cause problems. I was looking through the manual at mitsubiSIH.com and they seem to think they are connected to large nets with a bunch of hubs, PLC systems and computers. Appreciate thoughts and help. 
  4. Hi, First of all, thanks in advance for those who support and advises. I have a Modbus/TCP operational network as shown below. However, at any 1 time only 1 LAN is able to communicate instead of both LAN networks of the device. In another system with S.E Premium Unity PLC, both LAN networks are able to communicate at the same time. Thus, I would like to enquire if this is a limitation of Quantum NOE 771 whereby only 1 LAN can communicate at any one time or whether I have missed out any parameter/configuration settings? Any issue on the IP address configurations? Please advise. Thank you very much for the advise and assistance.
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  6. I hear a lot of people talking about the annoyance of price estimates (meaning they don't get a clear, transparent price from the beginning) and the costly engineering that seems to never end. Do you think that a step-by-step, clear process and course of action from A to Z would be beneficial for companies? And I'm not talking here about SCADA software, like Ignition. I'm talking about using Ignition to build and implement a fully working SCADA solution, customized to your company BUT you know exactly the price and the methods/processes that will be used (it's a replicable framework to get similar results for multiple companies - and the results would be a SCADA solution without the headaches of the unknown prices and engineering characteristics). Basically, a clear project-based approach rather than an hourly approach where things can get confusing.    Do you think the industrial space could use something like that?
  7. Help with LAN network

    I am trying to set up a brand new network of PLCs and GOTs in a classroom. Something I haven’t ever done before.  I’m using simple Ethernet and going from a pc to a switch then the switch to each device.  I can not get anything to communicate to each other.  I can read from one GOT or one PLC but that’s it.  Any help would be appreciated, thank you!
  8. I am trying to set up a ifm AL1322 EtherNet/IP IO Link Master to communicate with a NX1P2 or CS1 PLC. When using Network Configurator I have added the EDS file and added the AL1322 to the network and set its IP address.  It shows all the parameters in the device but if you make a change it says it has downloaded but nothing on the unit changes.  If you make a change to a parameter and then verify it says there are no difference even though there are.  I have set up the communication with the PLC but there is an error  Establishing a tag data link connection failed. This is the same for both the CS1 and NX1P2. I have also tried setting it up using Sysmacstudio for the NX1P2 and get the same result.   I have had the unit back to ifm and there is no issue with it running with an AB PLC.  I can also communicate with the unit using the ifm LR software. Any ideas why the Omron software is unable to read from or write to the unit? ifm_IOL_Master_AL1322.eds
  9. Hi, I'm currently in a project where I'm putting up together a network where a CJ2M-CPU33 is reading the memory of 4 G9SP safety controller and communicating with an unchosen HMI. Since I'm new to Omron communications, I've decided to set up a network composed of only 1 CJ2M-CPU33 and 1 CJ2M-CPU31, both equiped with built-in EIP21 port, to help me understand the FINC protocol used to Read/Write and other commands from one PLC to another. I'm currently trying to use the CMND(490) function in the CJ2M-CPU33 to attempt and read part of the D memory in the CJ2M-CPU31 without success. I've tried many ways of sending the Hexa code to the PLC I'm trying to read the memory from but always come up with a 0401 end code (Service unsupported: Undefined command) or nothing at all when my Hexa code is really messed up. It's also good to know that the informatician of the company has succesfully read from the memory area but with his computer. I have provided with this topic an overview of my setup, settings and program in the PLC that is performing the CMND(490) function. I'd also like and take this opportunity to say that I really don't understand the settings in the FINS/UDP and FINS/TCP menu and when and how the PLC is using these protocols even if I've read tons documents on the FINS protocol. I find that that Omron's doc is complete but kinda lacks of setting and program examples. FINS_Problem_description.docx
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  11. How to scan Ethernet/IP network?

    Scenario: You show up on site and the only knowns are Omron PLC and EtherNet/IP network. You have a laptop loaded with CX-One, an ethernet cable, and the ethernet port that is connected to a known EtherNet/IP Omron network (you can not see the PLC). I have previously worked with Siemens systems and used Primary Setup Tool and Proneta with wonderful results. Do similar tools exist for an Omron environment?  Question: How to (relatively quickly) scan an EtherNet/IP network for connected devices without knowing their ip addresses?  
  12. hi, I have a question regarding DH+ network for those who has really experience.   1. I has on plant 5 plc's connected   in seral by DH+ network to GW PLC.       I would like to de install the last one in chain . question is: while the DH+ disconnection dose all network line will be shut downed? in case of yes how do I minimize the shutdown time?   2. in other case there is HD Remote panel connected in the middle of line . how  I can to DE install it with minimum time of shut down for the RIO's  tht installed after him in topology. thanks.                 
  13. Hi experts :D Can anyone help/try to help  with the following conundrums: a) when changing the Ethernet Operation settings from Binary code to ASCII code, the setting are 'saved' in PLC settings, meaning that ASCII code is read as selected after a restart, but the PLC accepts commands and responds in Binary code. b) when adding a new TCP port, the new port is 'saved' in PLC settings, meaning that read as selected after a restart, but the PLC refuses commands on that port (the "Open" LED on the Q71E71-100 card turns on for the duration of the transmission but no reply is received from the PLC) notes: setting software: GX Works 2 target test software: Custom made Driver for MC protocol. (tested and working with FX and Q series  and with ASCII and Binary code) PLC model Q02 (reset performed by removing the battery for more that 2 hours) ports used for test are: 5500 and 4999 (decimal) found 5002 port opened by default (no open setting required) PLC network module Q71E71-100 (new)   I would upload screenshots of the settings but I get this error: "There was a problem processing the uploaded file. Please contact us for assistance."
  14. Hi everyone, Now the crisis has put myself out of job in short period of time I'm thinking of going Self-employed in Industrial Automation. The salary I could make while being employed would be around £35-50k in UK (even though I had limited experience on Mits and Siemens) which is quite a good salary in UK in this sector, depending on the job as well. I'm more of a hand on guy and I like working on site while prototyping in the lab, and I believe if I was a self-employed Industrial Automation Engineer I would thrive better for a few reason: - Limited schedules means I push myself to 100% of my abilities to help me develop and grow - Hands on, commissioning and prototyping - Higher risk and higher reward as prices are for projects not hours - After few years a possible income of around £70-120k - Possibility of developing my own solutions/programs/scripts/devices for customers in automated facility - Using python for Data science/analytics which is currently my hobby - Automated online diagnostics and maintenance improvments   I've never had a chance to cover all of the above previously and I believe there would be a huge demand for a person who can provide and prove a benefit to the businesses of all of the above subjects. I'm a great problem solver, regardless if it's an electrical or software issue however when I'm hired I don't feel the satisfaction from finishing job and I would rather move on the next project rather than stay still for a long period of time.   Are you guys self-employed/contractors? How did you start?   Thanks, Tom  
  15. CJ1W-EIP21 To CJ2M-CPU33 Setup

    Hi All,     I am working on a system that uses multiple Ethernet IP devices to control Pneumatic valves and D I/O. We have integrated several (smaller systems) with success. However, these systems are using a large amount of network words. One system uses 210 Byte Produce and 210 Bytes Consume. My Current count of these systems on one machine is Six masters. I need a total of 2,520 Bytes plus some for other devices in my network configurator.  My controls vendor told me I could expand the network by adding a CJ1W-EIP21 Card to help run these masters. After about 24 Hours of reading the Manual w465 I still dont quite understand how I am supposed to run these valves with this card or with Tag Data Links. Currently I have a network config. with all my masters networked to a CJ1w-EIP21 Card and TagData Links that were setup through the Tag Data Link Wizard via Network Config. I need help setting up variables in the CJ2M_CPU33 using tag link data that will allow me to output data to these masters. All assistance and Information is much appreciated.    Nate
  16. I have a purchased Machine that came with a Siemens LOGO 8.FSR PLC (Smart Relay). Generally we use Allen Bradley or Mitsubishi. Anyway, we need to communicate data between the LOGO and an Allen Bradley Compact Logix.  I do not desire to add an additional network to the AB but as best i can tell the LOGO is exclusively Modbus TCP/IP. Has anyone come across a similar situation?  I look online and did find an  Anybus module that claims to be able to link them together.  Looking for anyone who has faced this challenge and succeeded, or failed.   Thanks
  17. Good day,   Does anybody know if one can connect multiple micro 800 PLC's to each other via GSM?
  18. Hey all - I am working on a car wash system design that will utilize the Nayax payment system. Has anyone utilized them? How do I incorporate the device with PLC to automate the system. After payment is approved how can I send out that signal from them, all via ethernet on a managed switch w/ wifi for exterior comms for the Nayax.
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  20. Hi all, after my complaing about my lack of network access in the workshop ive been tasked with fixing this so ive have some general questions about networking and concerning Ewons so this network will be used for connecting ewons to test products as well as general computer access the plan is to have 7 computer access points as well as 2 points to connect to product lines for testing my intial thoughts were to run 2 cables from our network to 2 routers, 4 computer access points and one line testing connection on 1 and 3 computer access points and one line testing connection on the other so first question is what type of ethernet cable should i use? i assume cat5 is fine, is it worth going for cat6 or is it just a waste of money? and should i be running crossover cable or straight through? do i need any specific routers or will anything do? will i be able to add splitters later down the line and be fine? or should i future proof a bit with more robust routers? my years of avoiding networking at uni has come back to haunt me i know the basics but thats all really thanks to anyone who can offer some usefull information i mention the Ewon units because ive been told that they need to be the only one on their connection to the network, although i dont know how true this is  
  21. Greetings I have an HMI in the form of an industrial PC, is ok to use an SC09 programming cable (8 pin DIN mini to USB type) as a permanent means of communicating between the FX3U PLC and industrial PC's USB port?   I am avoiding going through the trouble of buying a DB9 connector type for the PC end due to budget limitation. My CPU also doesn't have an ethernet card, i don't want to buy one either. i have already tested the connection and it works, i just want to understand the drawbacks of communicating via USB instead of ethernet or traditional serial.
  22. Network Dropouts at Night!

    We have been having a re-occurring issue where some of our PLC's throughout our plant have a network outage that occurs around the same time every night. The PLC's are disbursed among the plant and it has been confirmed no large pieces of equipment are being turned on around this time every night... The network traffic does not fluctuate around this time and is not near a "troubling" level. There was a reboot to one of our servers on the same VLAN as the PLC's that are having the connectivity issues... What could have changed from a server reboot to remedy this issue, the server is not communicating to the PLC's, they are just on the same VLAN. 
  23. Utility Power at Night

    Has anyone had any issues with dirty power or disturbances from Utility that occur duration the night?
  24. Network Number Problem

    Hi,  I am trying to connect a new CJ2M-CPU31 to a used NS12-TS01B-V2 (it seems to be restored to default). I want to connect that using Ethernet.  In the Cx-Designer I have set the following for the NS ethernet Port:   - Ethernet: Enable   - Net number: 1   - Node number: 5   - UDP Port: 9600   - IP address: 192.168.140.5  //  255.255.255.0  //  0.0.0.0  //  0.0.0.0 And the following for the host:   - Name: CPU_A   - Type: SYSMAC-CJ2   - Protocol: Ethernet/IP   - IP Address: 192.168.140.10 In the Cx-Programmer I have set the same IP address for the PLC from the I/O table configuration.  However, they are not connecting. After some seconds the HMI shows a Time-out Error. I am used to works with this kind of HMI, I think the problem is in the PLC because this is my first time working with a new, out of the box, PLC. I have tried to comunicate them using the "Com. Test" tool from the System Menus of the HMI; however, I didnt get it.  I think the problem is than the integrated ethernet port of the PLC is not in the Net Number 1. I have tried to set it using Cx-Integrator. I have clicked in "Create routing tables" -> "Insert SIO CPU unit" for the Unit250(Integrated Ethernet Port) -> Local network number = 1 -> Transfer to PLC. Nevertheles, the windows "Online Connection Info" is allways showing Net(-) instead of Net(1):    "Ethetnet [CJ2M-EIP21] Net(-), Node (10),  Unit (0)" I have checked the Cx-Integrator Manual and says in this case it is only neccessary to "Connect", but I have tried it, waited for the 254 nodes, and... it doesn't work!! I don't know what to do! Thank you.
  25. Hi Guys, who knows about the new Software FactoryTalk Network Manager? I am trying to get the connection with a stratix 5700 but no success. I think i do not know how to really configure the network Manager so that it sees the switch. Now just for the test i have a LAN cable from switch (any port) to the host PC where Network Manager is installed; the IP of the PC is in the same range like the switch. Any ideas? thank you