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  1. Motion Scaling Rotary

    Hi All, I just start to setup a rotary servo (rotary transmission load type) and the designer pass me the spec of gear ratio 1:100. In my motion scaling page, I set Transmission I:O as 1:100  and then scaling unit is just position unit with 1:1. However, when i jog my rotary servo, it does not reflect the actual position in degree, so I went to read through the manual but still cant quite get how should i configure my scaling so that I can see that when the motor is rotating, i can see it rotate how many degrees? I try to set scaling 360 degree to 1.0 load rev, and the position feedback seems like much more finer....
  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. Can someone please suggest a Control Panel Builder that is located in Germany?   I work for a company in Australia and due to Covid 19, we are struggling to meet an onsite date for a project in Germany.   This project uses Siemens PLC gear, Danfoss drives, and mostly Schneider electrical gear. The enclosures are custom and stainless steal.    I have electrical schematics and enclosure drawings for quoting.
  4. We are seeking a Control Panel builder in the SE Michigan area. We can supply the drawings, components, enclosure, etc. Typical panels include PLC, HMI, VFDs, and standard components. Please contact us if interested. We can send more details as needed. We typically need 20-30 panels in a year.
  5. hello everyone, I using stepper 17HS2408, microstep driver, modul motion QD75D2, PLC QD3UDV,, i've been trying to use program Absolute in axis 2. When I trigger the command to run absolute program the current value is running but the stepper motor still not moving, is there any suggestion about this?
  6. PWTech is a rapidly growing company specializing in wastewater treatment equipment. We are currently hiring for a Controls Engineer. This is a full time position with some travel required. Requirements: 3-5 years experience Proficient with Allen Bradley MicroLogix, CompactLogix PLCs, PanelView HMIs Proficient with ladder logic programming Proficient with basic electrical theory, control systems and electronics Familiarity with NEC, with special focus and understanding of articles 409, 430 A high level of proficiency in written/spoken English Familiarity with Unitronics PLC/HMI is desired but not required Duties will include: Producing control panel submittal and as-built layout drawings, components lists, and line diagrams Selection and integration of sensors, motors, control systems and other mechanical and electrical equipment. Coordination with internal and external project engineers to resolve electrical and control questions and issues Programming, modifying and troubleshooting Allen Bradley and Unitronics PLCs and HMIs Providing assistance and remote support to field personnel Maintaining inventory of long lead items for warranty and project purposes. Location: Rosedale, MD (outside Baltimore) Technologies: 50% Allen Bradley 50% Unitronics. Salary: 95k-105 depending on experience. Higher if you have >10 yrs experience. Contact: Kreal@pwtech.us
  7. 1769-ASCII for controllogix

    Hi guys I have an control logix plc im looking for a module which is the same as 1769-ascii module. I know that module is for compact logix. Unfortunately i didnt find a good one for that purpose.  Anybody can help with that ? Thanks ahead.         
  8. Delta 20PM series

    I have a Delta DVP 20pm00m controller , it has O100 is the main program , OX and P are subroutines I can not enable the OX motion subroutine , although O100 and P subroutine are excuted. How can I run the OX motion subroutine??? I wrote               mov H8000 D1868                            mov H1000 D1848 to enable OX0 but it did not execute How can I run the OX motion subroutine??? Thanks a lot
  9. Hey y'all- I have an application that uses an Allen Bradley servo with a brake and a linear actuator to lift a plate vertically. While maintaining a position, the servo drive (Kinetix 5500) will occasionally fault due to over-torque.  I'm thinking it could possibly be due to mechanical issues i.e. bearings in the actuator but my initial thought would be that it would fault while moving up/down as well, so far I've only ever seen it fault while holding a position. This leads me to suspect that there may be something off in the control loop. I'm not involved in the setup but I know we use load observer and I reckon we use auto-tune. Other than that, I wonder if it's something to do with the brake. I also read about mechanical resonance in the manual which seems like a stretch but it could be contributing, the frame that the actuator/motor is attached to does vibrate a fair bit.  I'm familiar enough with basic motion control using Allen-Bradley and understand the basic concepts behind the servo/control loop. However I'm at a loss for why the servo/drive would spontaneously over-torque while maintaining a position.  How would you guys approach troubleshooting this further/solving this issue?  Many thanks!
  10. Powerflex 400 25HP wird amp behavior

    ello I have a powerflex 400 of 25HP for a 60amp 25HP motor, the motor have a belt that move the clarifier of milk. It is a process that requires strength to move.So I try with the motor without the clarifier the vdf works well with a constant amp of 12 to the max of 50hz that is set up with a ramp of 600 sec.Then I try with the belt that move the clarifier... The vdf start the ramp with a wird amp behavior like 10 sec 100 amp and then 13 amp for 10 sec.When it gets to 50hz (the max) it starts the same behavior 13 amp when it reach the max RPM and when it decrease a little bit it gets 100 amp to get to the max RPM again.In this vdf powerflex 400 I didn't see the % of torque options that the last one Fuji had.Someone told me that powerflex 400 is not for power processed, they are focus in pumps and blowers more alike, and that I need a vdf vectorial like a powerflex 725.What do you think...PD: as the 100 amp is like 10 sec the protections dont show up. PD: I made a try with water and hot water, in that point with the max hz  (and 6800rpm) when the hot water start to flow the amp gets constant in 75 amp, but the motor dosnt get to the 6800 rpm again it just keep trying in 6700rpm and it mantains the 75amp triggering the motor protection for overload.
  11. How long  could be INT array. For example can I build INT[365] or DINT[365]? When I use more than [32] my controller fails. Thanks. 
  12. Good day everybody,    Currently I am working on an application using 3-axis controlled by a QD77MS4 Simple Motion Module.  In this case, I have already set up most of the configuration, but when I try to execute the program, I get the following error:   SP. UNIT ERROR - The location designated by the FROM/TO instruction set is not the intelligent function module/special function module.  - The module that does not include buffer memory has been specified by the FROM/TO instruction.  - The intelligent function module/special function module, Network module being accessed is faulty.  - Station not loaded was specified using the instruction whose target was the CPU share memory.   The QD77MS4 Module is mounted in Base Slot #3, so I use U2\G800, U2\G1500, etc... to Read/Write from it.  The Diagnostics tool indicates the error occurs as soon as I try to access the U2\G800 Buffer Memory. If I set this part of the program to No Execution the error is no longer displayed.  Additionally, if I try to monito the Buffer Memory area of the Module, it says that "The Module Stat Address is incorrect".   I already tried changing the position of the module in the base (Slot 3 --> Slot 1) and changing the corresponding values to reflect that, but still the problem persists.    What am I doing wrong? Is there some kind of configuration I could be missing?    Thanks in advance for your help!   
  13. Hi everyone, To explain the problem a little bit: I have 2 systems that are equal, they have 1 PLC, 1 Inverter and 1 Servo Axis (Image01). The devices are connected via EtherCat. The thing here is tht in these systems the PLC and Servo Axis is the same but the inverter is different. My goal is to have the same project on both systems and depending on the inverter detected use the correct program. What worked: If I add the 2 Inverters and 2 Servo Axis on the project on different nodes (Image02), I can detect which is present using the variable _EC_EntrySlavTb[n]. My issue is that if I want to make more replicas of the systems using different inverters I will eventually hit the Axis Number limit for the PLC while in reality I am only using on Servo Axis at a time. What I wanted: I would like to be able to control 1 Servo Axis with 2 different inverters (only one active per PLC) (Image03). What I tried: The axis parameters can be set using a variable of the type _sAXIS_PARAM, however it seems that the option to change the axis basic settings is not available (Manual: NJ/NX-series Motion Control Instructions Reference Manual (W508) page 5-58) (Image04). The axis basic settings is where the definition of the output device plus control words are set (Image05). Is there a work around to solve this issue? I would really like to avoid having to manually change the output device for the Servo Axis every time I make an update on all the systems.   Best Regards, BR  
  14. simple motion cam curve

    Good afternoon, I have a problem in an application for a rotary knife, I'm using a MR-JE-B servo to make this movement, while my material is powered by an inverter connected to a modbus rs485 network, with a 5v encoder connected directly in motion. I'm having some problems and I think it's my cam curve. I have a very high refeneration, and the system doesn't obey the size of the length I want the cut. It always cuts the same size, regardless of the configuration I use, it always cuts to 245mm. Put some photos, how are my settings. Grateful in advance, if anyone can help me. Dover_roll_1-Motion-configuração_jog_manual.gx3
  15.  What is the difference between Active Immediate homing and passive immediate homing ?   Does Motion servo axis have to be turned ON for active immediate and turned OFF for passive immediate homing ?.
  16. I have seen some programs in which they manually unlatch all bits like in figure 1, and in some programs they don't do that.  The instruction help page, ladder execution says that in pre-scan .EN, .DN, .ER, .IT bits are cleared to false So do we need to unlatch all these bits before giving a motion command like MAM ?  
  17. Hello everyone, I have this weird problem that the PC (process complete) bit of MAS command does not clear after a cycle time.  As you may probably see in the picture attached when the desired torque has been reached, the servo has to be stopped using MAS command; however, this is good only for one cycle!! The PC bit will remain on even when the whole sequence gets unlatched/reset. I have to manually reset this bit. I was wondering if you could help me with this issue, please?  Thank you!  
  18. MT Developer 2

    Good day everyone, I am working on a problem on a Mitsubishi Q series PLC and motion system. The system consist of a Q12H PLC CPU and 2 x Q173CPUN Motion CPUs. The first motion controller controls 23 x MR-2JS-_B Servodrive and thesecont motion controller CPU controls 6 x MR-2JS-_B Servodrives. They are all using SSCNET1 system.The machine have been working fine all along until the machine stoped for 3 months because we were waiting for one spare part that was coming from oversees during covid lockdowns. When we restarted the machine, the servodrives could not home. When we were busy checking for the problem and before finding the problem, the machine just started homing. This keeps on happening over and over. Everytime you stop the machine overnight, it just stop working then when you are busy troubleshooting, it just come to like. In the time when it is not responding, we figured out that when we jog the servodrive controlled by second Motion controller CPU for the HMI, the drives jog fine but the servodrives controlled by first motion controller CPU does not respond. I have tried jogging the servodrives indipendently using Setup161E and they move . I even changed the motion CPU but to no success. When you monitor using MT Developer 2, the are no errors. Is there anyone who might have an idea on what might be the probable cause    
  19. Hi All, I'm new to using PLC, and my background is majorly programming. I am learning how to control a PLC over the internet using HTTP or TCP/IP. I have a Mitsubishi PLC Melsec FX-5U 32MR and my requirement is, I want to send create a setup where the PLC works more like a Client on the network and reads values from the server (which is a computer). The outputs on the PLC are controlled by the values on the database in server.  So, lets assume I have a value like this on the server "1,0,0,1,0,1", it should translate like below: Y0 = 1 Y1 = 0 Y2 = 0 Y3 = 1 Y4 = 0 Y5 = 1 Is there any guidance where I can read through and learn how to do this. I would prefer doing it by ST programming and not Ladder.
  20. NX1P2 Motion Control

    Hi:       I need to change an old PLC  with NX1p2  to control 3 servo motor by means of Analog Outputs couple with encoders, My job is to change the PLC only. So the servo drives and drivers are untouchable (No budget and involve too much mechanical works).   I observed that Sysmac Sttudio Axes setting has this: Servo Axes, Encoder axes, Virtual Servo Axis and Virtual Encoder Axes.   I believe the Encoder Axes couple with Analog Output is able to to do the Job? If so, what function block should i use? If no, do any body have a suggestion of any function block i can use? Thanks  
  21. CJ1M con CJ1W-EIP21 a ControlLogix

    Hello I am trying to communicate a CJ1M with a CJ1W-EIP21 Card, with a Logix Control, but I have not been successful, what I am looking for is to read data, from the OMRON and see it in the Logix Control, but I have not been able to establish communication, I am looking for someone You will already have a functional example, with the backups of both PLC'S, to be able to observe how they made the configuration. Thank you for your support Greetings
  22. I'm having trouble with some Powerflex 525 drives. Right now what I need to do is run them manually from the keypad to test conveyor belts.  Is there a way to do this and if so how?   Thanks in advance.
  23. So I'm new to the automation scene and in my training I decided to setup a little test rig, plc, drive, servo, sensor, hmi...etc.  Everything is wired and hooked up. What I'm trying to do is simply get the servo to spin. here is a screenshot showing what I have. I think there are some flags on the servo itself that need to be set but I'm not sure how to do that. In Base(x) I have tried 0, 1, 4, 5, 35. Any help would be appreciated.
  24. Hi everyone, I have an annoying fault on my Kinetix 5700 drive: M01-Safety Feedback. I know this fault is generated by  the SFX instruction in my Safety program that sets tag: "Axis.SFXFault" to 1. The problem is that the instruction is NOT in Fault (Fault code 1 = no fault). This error occurred after Safety encoder 843ES lost it's IP address. I used Bootp to set it gain. And reset the SFX instruction. I can see the encoder in studio 5000 rev 32.12 running and ok.  Does anyone encountered this problem? How can I clear the fault?   Thanks
  25. This is hard work! I've installed the CODESYS OPC Server V3 in the hope of using it to communicate with my Schneider PacDrive LMC. Apparently the PLC doesn't support OPC tag browsing so I need to export the symbols from the SoMachine Motion project file in a format that the OPC server can use. I've got the Symbol Configuration panel open and can see the symbol tree. What do I do next?