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  1. TIA Portal for beginners

    If you learn more quickly after watching videos about PLC like reading the literature without example, then these videos can help you if you are a complete beginner. Enjoy it  (If this is against the rules of this site then sorry for spam  )   PLC:   1. How to create project in TIA Portal   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgUBs7nrNmq5ManYyQ-hvKK       2. Program blocks   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbhlni7Uw9-lfs8UIykpuubF       3. Bit logic operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbitdaKvFJv9WZEOj7VrMf_0       4. Timer operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbiaWQL8lXja1_Kd1z-jeDXr       5. Counter operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgfyg2dwDiR7xzsaXtdI9xo       6. Comparator operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgs-WgOvePyRUKgnDBK-qfx       7. Math operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgInRxxraaX6RG5LUS8gcpM       8. Move operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjQQEXr_bhzjKvNCjBeS1Zw       9. Conversion operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjsjfMUtVn3QQ6MJM7cBpTW       10. Program control operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgFtnxDkNZ7Amps67nr-KHX       11. Word logic operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbh6bGa9bgy6cJhVi-RhF0gH       12. Shift and rotate instructions   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbhlUnK9ECCKUccqt91Qsw6e   HMI:   1.       Beginning with HMI devices   https://youtu.be/EF4Qprf0Mn8   2.       Basic work with screens   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgPAApJCAGcPZOHViTAT9C1   3.       Basic screen objects           4.    Elements objects   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgOSznFb03Rr_St-2WFcygo         5.       HMI Alarms   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbi_V7XENgupV7HFjOJI7Yes   6.       User administration   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgDP9dfAOkW3eodC5aH0kmR         7.       Scheduled tasks   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjsaMlovHL2BDrju8kKgkZi     OTHER: Siemens PLC - Hardware configuration (SIMATIC S7-300) https://youtu.be/WVkAGKsxftw     Siemens HMI/PLC - communication (Basic Example) https://youtu.be/AcN50TShHgY   Siemens PLC - Firmware upgrade/downgrade via TIA Portal https://youtu.be/qEsS7RR7QIw   Siemens HMI/PLC - Recipes (Basic Example 1/2) https://youtu.be/wLmH-QT3T9U   Siemens HMI/PLC - Recipes (Basic Example 2/2) https://youtu.be/_2K6l7dYuqY   Siemens PLC - Upload program from PLC to TIA portal (PC) https://youtu.be/igw-4CxjnLw   Siemens PLC - Add and install GSD file in TIA Portal https://youtu.be/LJKUzv3Zykw   Siemens PLC - Activate and work with Web Server in TIA Portal (Part 1/2) https://youtu.be/WCpiej4S8-U   Siemens PLC - Activate and work with Web Server in TIA Portal (Part 2/2) https://youtu.be/xl4pxLK0CDY   Siemens PLC - Scaling/Converting Analog Input/Output (0-20mA to 4-20mA and vice versa) https://youtu.be/BOjFlhAwO0k   Siemens HMI/PLC - Linear scaling of HMI Tag (PLC/HMI tag scaling) https://youtu.be/XBUknb3JDfE   Siemens HMI - Changing of Date/Time format (12/24 hours format) https://youtu.be/bCVKFrLwzWA   Siemens PLC - Configuring and commissioning of SIRIUS ACT (PROFINET IO) https://youtu.be/yIW6kta34_s   and more...      
  2. Varying Versions

    I have an NS5-SQ01-V2 that i pulled a program from. I am reloading the same program back onto the PT but i keep getting an error code that the "Program is V1, PT is V2. Continue Transfer?" I know this means that the versions obviously differ but this is the first time ive come across this. Will it do any harm to anything to continue with the transfer and see how the machine reacts? 
  3. Siemens WinCC 7.0 SP3 SCADA Value Freezing

    Dear All, We are using Siemens WinCC 7.0 SP3 SCADA software. We are using two Redundant SCADA Computers that are communicating with PLC (CP-343 module) via Ethernet. One Ethernet cable from each PC is connected to Cisco Ethernet Switch and one Ethernet cable from the Cisco Switch is connected with CP-343 Siemens Ethernet Module.  The problem is after every 75 hours one PC value become still (Freeze).Only One system values freeze at a time. If i restart the system the problem is resolved. Please help to resolve this problem. Thanks  
  4. Error Compiled

    Sir, i can't compile my file that i have made. It say " The compiled file is not found. Please compile the title first". So, because of that i can't do offline simulator on NB Designer
  5. Good day everyone, I recently got NB HMI and program it together with my NX1P2 PLC. I got 2 questions I would like to ask. What I'm trying to achieve is to lock all the button after I start my system or during the pop up screen for confirmation. I tried different methods and it doesn't work. Currently I'm using a direct window Pop-Up screen to cover all the button behind it, but I noticed if I drag the pop up screen, it'll move together. So I wonder, is there any correct methods of doing it? Also, the function key for change screen, I use it for Pop up screen but why it only spawn on the top left of the screen instead of the center? Thanks in advance guys!
  6. Hi  I want to use in sysmac the number of the active page in nb designer. for example if I am in page number 5, the program in sysmac recovers in a variable the value 5 THANKS
  7. Hello everybody, I continued my project this morning and my HMI gives the 'PLC No response 00-02-3" error... I haven't changed anything since last Friday, so in theory it should work. I used this tutorial a few weeks ago and that worked. I also tried so use some old programs which used to work, but they don't work now...  HMI IP: 192.168.250.1 (the addresses from the tutorial) PLC IP: 192.168.250.2 (the addresses from the tutorial)   Does anyone know what could be the problem? I already tried using another switch, but that didn't work either. EDIT: I just saw that I posted this in the wrong subforum, excuse me EDIT2: I found the solution. I cleared the data memory before... So what I did was transfering the settings to the PLC, then completely power off the PLC and then power it on again. That worked for me! Thanks, Olivier
  8. setting date cp1l

    Hi all im currently using the DATE instruction to set the PLC's date and time via the HMI which is an NB7W which i have working but i am currently setting each byte of the words being used in DATE by using numerical inputs in NB designer and entering integer and decimal to set these bits in DATE and its a bit ugly to say the least. is there a way on nb designer to only modify bytes or am i going to have to used full words on nb designer and use MOVD in cx programmer to assign them to their correct byte CURRENT SETUP always on DATE using d50=d53  
  9. Dear Mr. PLC forum members, I am brand new to the world of PLC’s and I am looking for advice on PLC platform selection for a device prototype. The proposed PLC is for a “smart” hydroponic system. Please see system I/O and other parameters below. Parameter 1: Price - I am self-funding this so price of PLC and software is important. Happy to spend ~$2000 for PLC; I/O cards and related hardware. Total prototype cost is around $15,000 including PLC. Parameter 2: Availability & Support in Australia. Parameter 3:Newbie Friendly: I intend to code the PLC myself and have never coded a thing in my life before.  Parameter 4:Discrete Outputs: 11; Discrete Inputs: 0; Analog Outputs: 2-3; Analog Inputs: 9  Parameter 5: Capability to extend to IOT for remote access control and monitoring (via cellular or wifi router)   As you can see, this is a relatively simple automation project. All my research seems to point to Automation Direct’s BRX PLC but I just wanted to get some suggestions and feedback before purchasing. Anything else that might suit my needs? Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Bruce   
  10. Keypad in GT Designer

    I need a key pad which can be used for numeric input, can anyone provide any sample program.   Thank you.
  11. Hi there! I've been working with NB HMIs with good result. But today I loaded a project to a NB7-TW01B and it feels slow, both offline and online. Switching screens and reading/writing take around 1sec or more. It first had some bmp images created with .bmp and .png files, so I tried using vector graphics instead, but didn't get any better. I don't have another NB to try it right now so I'd like to ask you if you've been in this same situation before or what could be causing this. PLC is CP1L and communication it's via Ethernet. Both devices are actually pretty close (cable is less than 3m) and the previous HMI (Pro-face GP) felt a lot faster. Thanks in advance!
  12. I have Chinese machine which has 226CN cpu I'm trying to communicate with it to upload the current program and maybe modify it. But I can't communicate with it  I'm using Chinese cable rs 232 to usb and windows xp. When I use it I get "you must use rs232/usb PPI multi master" massage  Is there a problem with the cable or the software? I tried to change language of the software to Chinese ( as a solution I found on the internet)but it doesn't help What should I do?        
  13. My Compact Logix PLC is connected to my computer by USB. When I try to create a new view designer file, I can not connect my view designer with my controller. "OK" button of the HMI to controller path remains INACTIVE. Please see the attached.  How can i solve this issue?
  14. I have a Siemens HMI 6AV2 124-0MC01-0AX0 in my machine. I want to clone the display on the HMI to PC/Laptop. My question is: 1. What software that I need for this task? 2. What kind of interface that I need between the HMI and PC/Laptop (for example ethernet cable, etc)? 3. Do I need to communicate with PLC connected with HMI or can I just connect with the HMI? Thanks in advance for the answer.
  15. String shift register

    Hello all thanks to bits n bytes's date and time to string converter here https://forums.mrplc.com/index.php?/topic/31786-write-plc-time-as-text-to-memory-card/#comment-149418 i have made a nice string output function block for the PLC date and time that i will attach. I'm now wandering how to shift this into a memory card as well as display it on a NB screen. for the NB screen i think i can just used a text box to display the code using 8 words, i sadly dont have a CJ2M plc with me at the moment so i cannot test. for the memory card i have not used these at all yet, is there a special shift register for strings? i cant seem to find it. i will be using this simply for a checklist on the HMI where an operator goes through the list of tasks to perform and ticks them off on the HMI which then logs the time and date they were completed at. do i need to create a shift register using MOV$ with a @destination and increase the count of the destination witch each input? Thanks in advance Date_and_time_string_convert.cxf
  16. Hi, I am new using SIEMENS. I am programming a KTP 400 Comfort. linked to a S7-1200. I would like to ask you how to do a solution I normally used in OMRON. There, I use an "indirect label" to index the line of a TXT file I want to show in a label of a button or indicator. This is similar to the "list of text" in TIA Portal. However, in OMRON I found the way to updated automatically the TXT file in the HMI using a computer but not using the software of OMRON. So, I would like to know how to do something similar using this SIEMENS HMI. I would like to show a label whose text changes according to the value of an index. However I would like to be able to change the file where the index points (TXT, CSV, etc) but not using TIA Portal. I would program a software to send the updated file automatically under FTP, or under the protocol you suggest me. Thank you very much.
  17. This is my first post so let me know if there is anything wrong with my post. I am learning Studio 5000 right now for an internship and created a simple project involving a pushbutton and some LEDs. Now I am trying to create an HMI for it in View Designer. My problem now is that I cannot establish a connection to the project because I do not have a physical HMI connected to my plc (Logix 5380). I can't find any way to emulate an HMI module so that I can get it to run. When I emulate my HMI project it tells me "Unable to reach controller TEST" where test is the name of my plc program. I added a module that matched the model in my HMI program (panelview 5510 2715p-t7wd) which I arbitrarily picked at random. But when I go into references and try to add HMI to Controller Path it does not show up (I'm assuming it's because it is faulting in the plc program since it doesn't actually exist). Is there not a way to emulate an HMI or add a virtual HMI to my studio 5000 program that I could connect to from View Designer?
  18. HI everyone i was wondering if i could connect a cp1l-el to 2 different NB screens running 2 different programs. we have a main line HMI which displays the health of the entire line with its own cj2m plc, we also have a machine which is part of the line that has its own plc(CP1l-EL) and HMI. is it possible for me to include the cp1l in the main lines HMI so that it can display the status of that machine? or will it cause issues because it already has a program attached to it. i dont know exactly how the NB program works does it just read the bits of data it needs to or is it constantly looking at the whole plc data list?
  19. S7 200 SEG INSTRUCTION

    Hello guys. We are trying to replace a S7 200 PLC at our station with S7 1200.  We are reading the program on the S7 200 and recreating the same on the S7 1200. However, we have encountered the SEG  instruction used several times in the S7 200 (microwin) program. And the SEG instruction is not available in TIA Portal (we are using TIA 11) for the S7 1200. We have tried to read the s7 200 system manual but the explanation of the instruction is not sufficient to help recreate it. Could anyone know how we can create our own equivalent of the SEG instruction? If anyone has the SEG instruction already created as a program, it would be very helpful. Thank you.  
  20. Hello, can we do the simulation between sysmac and nb designer thanks
  21. I have one project on which the offline test works nicely. However if I "Save as" and give it another name, the offline test stops working. I click on offline test, the loading hourglass appears for a few seconds, then nothing happens... Does anyone know why, and/or how to get offline test working again? I am running NB Designer version 1.3. I always compile before trying the offline test.
  22. Hi all  I need help with communication between Mitsubishi L06CPU-P with Siemens S7-1500 by Modbus TCP. It's necessary to send data from L06CPU to S7-1500, but I don't know anything about mitsubishi and gx works2.  Picked up some pics how I did it, but I didn't verified how it works. Can anybody help me with this? https://ibb.co/8KDmg5x https://ibb.co/Jm8shCx   edited: I also found LQnUDEModbusTCP_GW2_with_FC_V120 library, but how it works I dont know
  23. Hello,  Sorry I'm newbie with omron plc programming. I'm wondering how can i simulate plc program on sysmac studio with Hmi on Nb designer without hardware. because I want testing my program and my plc and hmi connection before buying hardware. Thanks in advance !
  24. Passwords in Runtime

    Hi I'm looking for a little bit of help. I have a WinCC HMI which will not let me log on with one of the passwords. The general logon and admin both work fine. The Engineer password doesn't work (no display at the top of the screen where the other user names are displayed). There is no warning that the password is in correct or the account locked out (missed in the original programing I think). I have all the project files however I'm using a runtime licence. I would like to log in as admin open the project and clear the password lockout. The issue I have is that I have to use TIA portal and it will not show the project file, is this due to the fact that I have a runtime licence. Is there another way to see if the user name is locked and removed. Like I said I have the admin password which works.   Thanks in advance for any help you can provide. Kind Regards
  25. I am pretty new to the SCADA world. I wanted to know what are the advantages of using a paid proprietary SCADA software such as WinCC, Wonderware, cimplicity over free software such as OpenSCADA, OpenAPI, IndigoSCADA and so on. I have read, there are more layers of security in the paid one. What does that mean? What are the other main differences between the paid and free ones out there in the market?