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  1. 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?
  2. 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
  3. Good day all, I'm going to get a new Siemens PLC (model haven't decide) for a project using OPCUA server. I'm curious to know whether I made the right choice or not? Cause I planning to use that PLC to process some data that it got from OPCUA server. Can I know whether I can directly use Ethernet connection to take the data from server directly and fed it into my Siemens PLC? (I probably won't use the DI of the PLC for input data)
  4. Hi, Is it possible to have two hardware configurations which can be switched through HMI. currently i have two hardware configurations and the project remains same. So without connecting with Simatic Manager i want to switch the hardware configuration. 
  5. Check it out here! https://youtu.be/PK6X3S8RlE0
  6. Siemens IEC 60870-5-103

    Hello!, im having some troubles communicating Siemens Relay 7SJ622, with the IEC 60870-5-103 protocol, with some SEL controller, i don't have any signal of the slave relay 
  7. Hi guys, since this is a forum for people starting out with TIA Portal, I would like to share with you my course that I developed for the last 6 months.  This course uses a real-life sample application and translates it into a fully functional TIA Portal PLC application.  This course of 2,5 hours consists mainly of video explanations with practical programming assignments to put your newly gained knowledge straight to work.  As a controls engineer, I have over 10 years of hands-on experience with TIA Portal ranging from software development, commissioning and troubleshooting. At the end of this course, you´ll be able to: Structure and program a real-life user application in TIA Portal Download and Troubleshoot a TIA PLC application Program function blocks (FB) using ladder logic Build global data structures using user-defined-data-types (UDT) and data blocks (DB) With the coupon link below, you can enrol for only $12.99 (might vary depending on the country you live in).  The course is normally $99.99, so you get an amazing all-round programming package for almost no money.  So go and check it out  Take me to the Course Now!      
  8. Did you always wanted to get started with Siemens TIA Portal programming, but you were never sure where to start or how to get the best performance out of the platform? Eager to upgrade your TIA skillset from an instructor with over 10 years of TIA experience in the field?   -> Then this course might be just for you! My course "Siemens TIA Portal - PLC Programming Basics" will take you through the steps of creating your very first TIA application - from structuring (very important!) and programming your application, to downloading and troubleshooting your application online.  The course is based on video lectures and is around 2.5 hours long, and consists of 40 lectures divided over 6 main chapters. The enrolment fee is offered at a huge discount at the moment, so take action while it lasts! Take me to the TIA Portal course, I´d like to check it out...   Thank you, and I hope to see you inside the course! Hans
  9. Siemens Field PG M3 - PLC Programming Rugged Laptop for Sale   Condition is Used   This is a Siemens Field PG for PLC Programming.   Purchased several years ago as part of an auction lot and has sat in my workshop since, I don't do much Siemens so this is up for sale - This is what I know about it :-   The machine has Windows 8.1 Pro 64 bit installed (Machine has Windows 7 Ultimate on the base but been upgraded at some point) 8GB ram installed It has a windows XP VM installed which runs the Siemens Programming software (Virtual Box) There is a folder on the desktop containing the original installation files, so would be easy to return back to the host machine if required. All software appears to be licensed (see pics)    Has Step 7 and Step 5 installed   Negatives - Missing the back flap & Battery not being recognised thus not taking on charge (I think this is a just BIOS update needed but not looked into it too much)   In very good overall condition, a few light marks but that's about it, still looks very good.   Comes with the original branded rucksack    This was a really expensive bit of kit in its day and still stands up as an excellent PLC programming machine   Open to sensible offers - I am located in the UK so worldwide postage will have to be calculated seperately   I have powered it up and it works well with no issues found, the PLC software all seems to work and appears fully licensed but as I am not the original owner and don't know the provenance of the machine or licenses this machine is sold with no returns or warranty provided.
  10. Omron CJ1M CPU11 - ProfiNet - Siemens

    Hello guys, newbie here. Wait, where are you all going...? Don't go! I've got *some* experience. And a job on my hands. I've got an Omron CJ1M with a CPU11. Attached, is a PNT21 Profinet IOController. At the other end, it is going to be a Siemens SIMATIC ET 200AL, PROFINET interface module IM 157-1 PN with a couple of digital input and output modules attached. The hardware isn't here yet, otherwise I'd just jump straight into trouble. Probably. I've got it mostly setup in ConfiguratorFDT with the GSD files from Siemens. The question: How do I map the Symbols to the digital IO at the other end of the profinet? Can I just set the symbol address to the IO areas that ConfiguratorFDT show me, ie, 3300 for the inputs, etc? Thanks!
  11. i am trying to communication my weintek HMI with Siemens Energy Meter PAC3200. I am using MODBUS TCP/IP Protocol but i am unable to read the data register of my energy meter. Somehow i got to read the 32bit data register but still unable to read the 64bit data register of my total KWHr Energy consumption. I have also attached the manual of my energy meter. Please guide how to read all the data registers of that energy meter. Please see the page 40 onwards for reference. The manual the about 7MB so i cannot attach the file. https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/attachments/26504150/A5E01168664B-04_EN-US_122016_201612221316360495.pdf  
  12. Hi guys I am trying to connect a Mitsubishi FX5U PLC to a Siemens WinCC RT Advanced. I did find a document on the Siemens side on how to configure the HMI, but I can't seem to find any instructions on how to configure it on the Mitsubishi side. Any help, sample will be appreciated.   Kind Regards Morne
  13. Siemens Simatic S7-1200 component selection

    Hi,  I am designing measurement devices and i intend to use Simatic S7-1200 as PLC for my new device. The problem is, my background is nothing close the electric and I am having quite a lot troubles when it comes to select components, I do not know how can I select components that are compatible with the PLC i am going to use.  Pressure sensor, humidity sensor shall be selected and which parameters I should be careful about? I read somewhere 24VDC supply voltage is needed. Is it needed even the device has digital output or is it for analog output only? How do I make sure about the communication interface? For some devices it says I2C, is that compatible with S7-1200? or do i need a special communication module for each component? Then it will be super expensive.  I would appreciate any answer. 
  14. Connection cable for Sinumerik810

    Hi, I am trying to connect my M2 pg with a Sunumerik 810 cnc.    does anyone have the part number or pin out of the 25 pin-25pin tty cable that’s needed for this.    thanks   
  15. Hello, I need to make communication NB TW01B by Omron with Siemens's S7 1200 PLC using MODBUS TCP. I did everything like in this manual: https://www.myomron.com/index.php?action=kb&article=1566 I can read and write single bits from and to DB but I have problem with representation of float variable. In hmi_variable.png you can see my DB. Every BOOL variable communicate just fine the real ones doesnt. In NB - variables.png you can see how i added them into NB panel variable table. Settings.png shows settings of my INPUT number element on the frame( screen in NB). When I write on panel for example number 10.0 then from the panel view it looks properly but in PLC you can see value like in the 10.0.png. What am I doing wrong? Any suggest? hmi_variable.png NB - variables.png Settings.png 10.0.png
  16. 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...      
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  18. Hello, I am a beginner in PLC world trying to find my way through LADDER programming, ST, protocols etc etc and I am slowly getting the hang on it but now I have come accross a troublesome implementation. We have 3 Robotic Cells in my plant each of them consisting of a Fanuc robot communicating via Ethernet IP protocol to NX1P2 PLC controller. The setup of communications is implemented and working as intended but I want to use explicit messaging to manipulate certain Robot Position Registers, Registers and string Registers. I have the needed Fanuc documentation and Omron documentation but I am a little lost. Are there any guidelines I could use to start ?
  19. Hi all,  I am in the process of doing a project for some school work and need to do a SWOT analysis of the latest modular PLCs from Mitsubishi (R series), Siemens (S7-1500) and Allen Bradley (ControlLogix).  So I thought what better way than to ask the people on what they think are the pros and cons of each! Thanks for your responses in advance!
  20. STEP 7 MICOWIN DOWNLOAD

    Hello everyone. I am looking for a link to download Microwin 4.0 sp7 or higher and not the update. Kindly advise me. Thank you.
  21. Hi all. I would like to get in contact with whoever can help me in my particular problem. I hold an HNC level in robot and plc programming but for different reasons I'm still trying to get on the industry but is being a hard task. It's been a while that I'm trying to get into some companies by agencies and they are always asking for something that I can't provide like two years experience. Basically I'm writing here trying to find someone that can help me in anyway. Currently I live in Shrewsbury and it will be complicated to get relocated but nothing is impossible if things are interesting for both sides. Thanks to all even for read it and just consider the possibility to help me on any way.   
  22. Dose anyone have experience with Beckhoff FC3121 profibus master PCIe card connected to Siemens CP342-5 as a profibus slave? The data retrieved from S7 PLC is wrong, and keeps fluctuating rapidly. TwinCAT (TC) config looks OK, and it reports that the slave is OK and has no error. The slave is in Run mode with green LEDs. S7 side is believed to be OK as another master from HMS-Anybus retrieved the data correctly. Tried several versions of TC up to the latest (at the moment) ver. 2.11.2305. Here is a zip file with two graph pics of the two masters showing how the "same" data looks like in each case: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ijlx6AXA3FX8GqgJjwWlFMxPxqT4xN9F/view?usp=sharing Thanks, Hos
  23. Mitshibisi to Fanuc Robot with cc link

    Good day all. I was wondering if someone can assist with the setup between a Mitshibisi R08SFCPU using a RJ61BT11 to talk to a Fanuc Robot controller. So in the screen shot attached i added a generic station because i can not find a file for the fanuc robot. The problem is that it does not give me the option of setting the Rx and RY registers. So not sure how to assign the relevant IO. Anyone with knowledge with this would be great
  24. I'm a Controls Engineer and have exclusively used Allen Bradley for 8 years. Outside of my job, I was asked by a new start up brewery if I could help with some PLC and HMI issues they are having.  I'm anxious to lend a hand, but unfortunately it's all Siemens and I don't have any experience with it.  I'm sure I'll be fine once I'm able to communication with the PLC, but the software and license are my concern. My biggest hurdle is determining what software I need and hopefully finding a free version I can use. The PLC is a Simatic S7-1200.  I found a link on Siemens for a free 21 day trial for TIA Portal and WinCC, but wanted to make sure that was my best option. If anyone could offer any advice, I would greatly appreciate it! 
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