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  1. Hi all,I'm completely new to ASCII and trying to figure out where I'm going wrong here.Application: I need to send 2d barcode data to a KGK Jet model CCS3000L Inkjet printer. Only protocol possibility is ASCII. PLC I have is a Micro850, and the only port option for ASCII is the serial port. I modified one end of a 2707-NC11 cable to connect PLC TxD to printer RxD, PLC RxD to Printer TxD, and PLC SG to Printer SG. I jumpered CTS and RTS at the printer connector, and the 2707 cable I'm using doesn't have wires on the Micro850 CTS or RTS pins.Printer company verified that I can just jumper RTS and CTS on their side and not connect their DTR and DSR pins (since I'm not using hardware handshaking). I don't really need any flow control for the application ( I don't think...again, ASCII noob here).Do the CTS and RTS on the PLC side need to be jumpered? Does the DCD pin need to be jumpered or connected to something if I'm not using handshaking?I downloaded the Micro800 ASCII read and write functions and function blocks from Rockwell library, and they seem to be working, except that I keep getting ABL error id "7". This error states, "Cannot complete ASCII send or receive because channel configuration has been shut down using the channel configuration dialog box." I have the serial port enabled and configured to ASCII, no handshaking, baud 9600 same as printer, no parity check, 1 stop bit, character length of 8.Any help in pointing out what I'm doing wrong or things to try would be greatly appreciated!   ASCII_TEST.ccwsln
  2. Motion Control

    Hi Everyone.   I have been tasked with changing out an older Flex Drive servo drive to a more modern Micro Flex drive in a machine that has an Omron CQM1H-CPU51 PLC.  I'm having a few issues but hope that i can gain some clarity around at least one of the hurdles Im facing from here. Biggest issue for me at this moment is My work hasn't yet purchased a programming lead for this PLC (or even the bits required to make one myself) but i have a feeling the control for the Servo is done via motion control in the PLC.  Question here is, if changing from one servo drive to another type, will the motion control code need to be updated to work with the new servo drive?  I have very limited experience with motion control itself at this stage so I'm a bit lost when it comes to these sort of details. Regards Kiwi_man82
  3. PLC is old one, but I need to add one feature, Signal can be very short and when I get it I want to stop auto mode. I am afraid that signal can be so short and skipped by normal input. How I can set input as an interrupt input. I read that PLC has events processing and it can be triggered by " inputs 0 - 3 of position 1 module, on rising or falling edge"  - in first slot I have card TSX DMZ 64DTK. ( 32 inputs and 32 outputs) is it true ? -  and how I associate it. Maybe I create new Events and as an input I use f.e %I1.0  or I configure it somewhere?   thanks for help     
  4. I've got a client with a Modicon Unity Controller CPU 311_10 with a NOE 771_01 Ethernet card that appears to have security enabled that keeps us from looking at the code. We only tried accessing the CPU web page from a browser and it came up with a Login we couldn't get past. We didn't have Unity Pro software with us at the time but assume we will still encounter the same security login. The person who was responsible for this system is no longer alive, his company is gone, and there is no backup. Does anyone have any idea how to get into this PLC? Thanks in advance for your help. Joe M
  5. Hi, very new to PLC programming and desperately looking for some help to finish my project! I need to program a pump to run based on the level in a holding tank. The start/stop set points change throughout the day based on the time. For example, function for the start set point is 1.15372×10^-6 x^6 - 0.000114068 x^5 + 0.00448866 x^4 - 0.0883477 x^3 + 0.877893 x^2 - 3.57417 x + 7.5, where x is in hours. How can I access the PLC time (current hour and minute) so I can use them to calculate the set points? Does Unity Pro XL have pre-defined variables for these?
  6. Hi! I'm using RSLinx Classic, RSLogix Micro English and RSLogix Emulate 500 to emulate a Micrologix 1100 Series B. I'm able to run, program and simulate different input and output with the emulated PLC. Everything works fine. My problem is that I'm writing a program using the nodePCCC library (https://github.com/plcpeople/nodepccc) and I'm not able to connect to the emulated PLC using the address 127.0.0.1 and the port 44818. I tried  running 'netstat -a' on Power Shell and I found out that the port 44818 is not being used.  Could someone help me identify what I'm doing wrong?
  7. Hello, I am using Easymodbus library to Communicate with Modicon TM218 PLC. Reading and Writing of Holding Registers working fine. But coming to writing of single bit in data register i am facing Problem. Need to know how we find coil address of a data register. e.g I have to write bit 1 to MW70.1 address. How we do that. Right now i am reading complete MW70 Register and Manipulating it using bit manipulation techniques and again Writing using Write single Register Function. It's working but some times because of reading problem it writes some garbage values. At that time complete system effecting.    Please provide me any solution. Thanks in Advance. 
  8. Hello Everyone, I am writing one logic and need some help regarding that logic.   CURRENT LOGIC -  -There are two timers TON_1 and TON_2. -TON_1 timer will start as soon as PLC turns on. -After the done bit of TON_1 timer, the TON_2 timer goes on. -After the done bit of TON_2 timer, again the TON_1 timer will start. -This logic cycle will run continuously, both timers will run turn by turn. Code (Codesys/Schneider Eco Structure Machine Expert)- PROGRAM POU_1 VAR      TON_1: TON;     TON_2: TON; END_VAR TON_1(IN:=(NOT(TON_2.Q)) , PT:= T#100S); TON_2(IN:=(TON_1.Q) AND (NOT(TON_2.Q)) , PT:= T#20S);   Actual Requirement -  -There is a BOOL tag. -If the BOOL tag gets high during the TON_1 running, the logic should move to the TON_2 immediately. -If the BOOL tag does not get high during the TON_1 running, the logic should move to the TON_2 after completion of TON_1. -after the completion of TON_2, again restart TON_1. -Logic Runs continuously in a cyclic mode.   Give me your valuable idea to fulfill the logic requirement.
  9. Hello, I'd like to ask for a technical confirmation on using MODBUS TCP in a M340 + Fiber Converter Card (BMXNRP0200C) or Switch (ADAM 6521) + Fiber Optic patch cords and cable topology to communicate with a SCADA system. The main objective is to provide a fiber optic connection point inside a control panel because it is located in a area prone to electrical interference. The protocol to be used would be MODBUS TCP. We have two simple topologies in mind but we are not sure if they are feasible. So i'm asking for a little support about it. Considering the attached simplified topologies (Drawing1.jpg), am I able to use MODBUS TCP to communicate a M340 with a SCADA workstation with no problem? I'm not sure if the protocol allows this kind of change on the physical medium like if it was pure Ethernet.    
  10. Has anyone successfully used a 1783-NATR for Modbus TCP communication between a ProSoft MNET card (in the ControlLogix rack) and a Modicon Quantum? ProSoft MNET:  10.x.y.z Modicon Quantum:  192.168.1.x There is one (1) ProSoft MNET and four (4) Modicon Quantum's. NOTE:  I know there are other devices that support this behavior...the NATR is the suggested standard hardware.  We are getting various responses from distribution and support.  ...I was hoping someone in the community could confirm.   Thanks for your time!  
  11. Dear All, TSX AEY414 was installed on a machine  and was working fine. suddenly module becomes faulty and its ERR LED tuned ON we replace the new same module and the new module was showing the same error we replace the 3rd new module , this worked for 8-12 hours fine. now the situation is that RUN LED is on of the module, but values on HMI display remains 0.0 can anyone help me please? waiting for reply Thanks  
  12. Hi there! I'm trying to communicate HMIS5T HMI with a Modicon Micro TSX3722001 PLC. The communication is OK, but whenever I try to enter some data into a numeric display I get an error that says "Method or function in Communications System unsupported" and data won't change on PLC's Animation Table. Also, if I modify a variable's value in PL7 Pro, the value in the HMI numeric display won't change properly. It displays the last digit of the binary format of the number (let's say I write a "3" on PL7 Pro, then I get a "1" on the numeric display, despite all data types being UINT, and all ranges are OK. Then if I write any number which binary version ends in 0, I get that 0 on the numeric display, nothing else. Again, all data types and ranges are OK). Changing variables' source on Vijeo Designer to Internal doesn't seem to work. So I'm wondering what else must I do in order to send and receive data from/to HMI and PLC?    Thanks in advance and I hope you can help me! Update: Got this solved. For anyone wondering, Vijeo Designer 6.2 SP8 it's kinda buggy with Unitelway communication. There's a hotfix that solves this problem, provided free by Schneider.
  13. Hello all, I am working on a project where I am communicating with a Mensor CPT6100 pressure transducer using a Micro-850 PLC. For this, I have used an AWA instruction to write some ASCII characters to the sensor. The sensor then responds to the write instruction by sending ASCII characters to the RX buffer and I used ACB and ARD instructions to read the ASCII characters. Now, I have set the ACB trigger type to 0 (msg triggered only once) and it successfully reads from the sensor. However, when I set the ACB trigger type to 1 (msg triggered multiple times), I do not get any reading in the ARD block. As a matter of fact, the ACB Q bit switches off every time the program is executed when the trigger type is set to 1. I am trying to get continuous readings from the sensor, but when the trigger type is set to 0, the program latches on to the first and only reading and it won't change. My question is, how can I change my program so that it can continuously and autonomously read from the sensor without me having to manually trigger the AWA and ACB instructions every time. I am attaching the program to this thread for your reference.  ASCII_Test_Copy.ccwarc
  14. Hello, I have an M2I Top RW (model: 1000WD) connected to a Schneider Modicon M221 PLC. The HMI is connected and I is working perfectly reading data from the PLC via ethernet. I can't seem to find a way to write to the PLC from the HMI. I would like to control the PLC from the HMI, I know this is possible with Fatek PLCs with the same HMI model. please help - how would I create a bit command from the HMI to the PLC? what registers? what inputs in the PLC? thanks
  15. Hi, I have a modicon premium plc rack with TSX PSY 3610 power supply module. The psy 3610 power supply has an alarm contact and it is used in a loop to energize a hard ware relay for 24VDC supply to the DO module FTA boards. There is a safety button in parallel to the alarm contact so that during startup we can press this button, energies DO module loops and all IO faults cleared and power supply alarm contact latches The problem is that this power supply alarm contact remains always open even when IO report no faults. The PLC has MAST task only and it is running with no faults. If I jumper the alarm contact all the IO's are healthy . tried changing the power supply and DO modules. no hope. please help.
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  17. Dear All, TM241CE40R is installed with firmware 4.0.3.18 If I buy new CPU with some other firmware, will it work or I will need to change the firmware?  
  18. Hello. I am having 22 slaves communicating to a master on rs485 half duplex.i have selected baud rate as 38400 on a length of 800m.The problem is out of 22 devices only six are communicating .i have checked wiring,inserted termination resistor but still not getting rest of the devices alive.is it that i have selected high baud rate on a long length?this is the only problem as i am seeing it.can somebody help me on this issue
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  20. Hello - we run a car wash that is controlled by a Modicon TSX Micro 3721001. It is indicating a CPU fault. I've attached a picture of the unit in place, with the LEDs lit. I have ordered a new base unit (2nd picture). I haven't tried it out yet, but it is tested working. I am hoping a base unit replacement will solve the problem, but wondering if it it possible the problem could be in the modules? I did not order those but now wondering if I should have... If the issue could be with the modules, is there a way to test which one it would be so I won't need to order all 4? If it coult be a module, I might order that now as I am in a rush to get back in service. Thanks for any guidance! Andy
  21. We have a carwash automatic controller board with an Eagle Signal Micro 190 PLC.  The program has been reloaded after power outages from a MX207l1 EEPROM Memory Transport Module for over 20 years.  Suddenly the reload isn't working -- either the MTM lost it's program or the socket has worn out over the years.  Anyway, the program can also be loaded via a 9-pin serial cable from a PC.  In trying that, we've found that the program the vendor gave us on the PC doesn't match that on the MTM.  Testing shows that only one output is incorrect.  We simply need to change output on O22 (broken trace on the board 20 years ago) to O20 (which would then match the MTM code).  I am a software engineer, but have never used ladder logic in a PLC.  I *think* I have changed the output, but maybe I just changed a comment.  [Testing requires powering off the carwash, with loss of $$ if we can't get it back up, and $80K expense for total failure, so trial-n-error isn't feasible.]  (1) Can anyone discuss what I did with me so I have a better idea if it will work or not?  (2) Is there anyone in the Atlanta area willing to look at this?  Thanks for reading!
  22. Please could you assist with the software required to download data tables from 4 off DIRIS A10 Multifunction Meters into TM221CE40R Logic Controller via TMC2SL1 Comms Cartridge using Modbus Protocol over RS485. I have downloaded the Modbus tables from Socomec but not sure how to get these into the PLC. I would really appreciate your help in achieving this. I am using EcoStruxure Machine Expert - Basic to program the PLC & DAQ Factory Developer Release for my Touchscreen. Link to Socomec Modbus tables: https://www.socomec.com/files/live/sites/systemsite/files/SCP/6_gestion_energie/diris/diris_a10/DIRIS-A-10_COMMUNICATION-TABLE_2018-01_DCG01013_MULTI.html#General
  23. I have a Modicon NOM0200 unit connected to an access switch to send commands to various rs-232 devices. The Access switch requires a "disconnect string" to end communication with a particular port. The disconnect string is "CRTL+D", how can I send a "CRTL" keystroke from the NOM0200 unit? I know for carriage return it is "$R" is their a similar combination I can enter for "CTRL"?  
  24. I am working on a project with two M340 PLCs and need to read a Real type data point into my PLC from the other. I have setup my READ_VAR block to do this, but I'm having trouble understanding the form of the output. I get that a Real type takes two registers and that each register will be read into a part of an Int Array through the READ_VAR block, but how can I now convert it back into a Real so I can use it in my logic? This is just a fundamental thing that I can't get my head around, maybe I've already read the answer somewhere online but it isn't making sense to me. This also needs to read an updated value every second because it is being used for an interlock. Do I use a TP to enable the READ_VAR this way?
  25. dear all  i have  2 NOE cards (network TCP/IP card) on a modicon quantum hotstandby system, one NOE install at primary CPU and one on secondary CPU. both NOE cards communicate with InTouch through same switch. the problem is that i can't write data to the plc whenever both NOE card are on the network. when i remove the standby controller from the network i can write data to the plc. the switchover of hotstandby is tested and working fine. can anyone tell what i am missing here. thanks i advance