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  1. I'm using simple function block, one input and one output, like in this example: Problem I have is how to call function block and use inverted (NOT) value , ie instead 5.01 I need to use NOT (5.01) . Of course I could create new symbols that are inverted values of actual inputs but i'm trying to avoid that, number of addresses is significant.
  2. To calculate a walking or moving average I want to use WSFT and SUM in a function block. Does anybody have experience with this? The idea is to take a 1 hour average of a proces value and store this average value each hour. The software then have to calculate the walking or moving average over say 4 hours or 12 hours with a maxium of 24 hours. See attached files with logic but then not in a function block     Walking_AVG.cxp Walking_AVG.opt Walking_AVG.bak
  3. I can debug my plc app with simulator. I created some function block, and inside functionblock I can inspect in and out parameters, as well as local variables. But in/out parameters values are not shown. Any solution? Im using Sysmac Studio 1.29.2 and selected a NX PLC in my project.
  4. Modbus fonction block error

    Hi everyone, first time posting here. I've got a problem with the Modbus MTCP-CP1L-Server fonction block. it worked fine for a good amount of time until i try to change an ethernet switch (not managed) on my network. at this moment the fonction block started to give me an error code (2211 ''unit is busy, can't execute''). So i put the old switch back again and I called Omron and they tell me to download Etherway and try to send some data to it but they can't do more. I did and BAM, it worked again. everything was fine for about a week and i was like, okay if etherway can ''solve my problem with the fonction block, i can put the new switch again, No I can't. It give me the same error, I try'd so many thing( put the old switch, everything that was possible in Etherway, change IP address, ethernet setting, reboot everything, connecting the unit direct to my PC. nothing can erase that error.  Unit is an CP1L-EM with built-in Ethernet port did someone had have the same problem, or have any idea that can help me ? thank. Sorry for my poor English, its not my first language.     
  5. Function Block addressing

    Hello all.  I have a program which has 8 function blocks. I recently added extra functionality to one of the programs (not the function blocks). I added the new variables to the global symbols table and added the new code, but when I compiled the new code, the variable addresses in three of the function blocks had changed. This is a problem, because we use memory cassettes to download new versions of code, so when the new version is downloaded to a machine in some far flung part of the world, these variables will be overwritten (they are hours run variable, so are important for servicing purposes).   My understanding is that CX assign's variable addresses in Function Blocks and we have no control over this. Bit if I only added variables to the Global symbol table, why are the FB addresses affected??   Any input appreciated. 
  6. Sample blocks for S7 1200 plc's

    Hi experts, please share the sample blocks for the EDITABLE TIMER block it should be editable from HMI(Siemens). And also motor run hour block. Actually i am having all blocks in tia v12 version and sadly i dont have the old software to convert it again. So please share the blocks that it shoud be work in TIA V14 for s7 1200 plc's. Please note that the blocks should use add instructions to calculate the time because i don't have much memory.
  7. Pointer Device memory

    To those who don't know the GX Works2 compiler treats any function block referenced used in your code as a place to copy the entire set of code data into your program. Function block calls are not handled like pointers even though the should be. [You'll consume all your pointer space by thinking function blocks are great.]
  8. Hey, I recently started trying my hand at creating function blocks. At the moment I'm trying to create a PID function block, however I keep getting this error: "ERROR: Variable does not have enough size." No idea why it does this. Can anyone help?  
  9. Omron Function Block variables

    Hello all.  I posted earlier in the week regarding downloading new code to an Omron PLC, but I think the question was a bit vague. As a follow up, and hopefully to clarify, I have the following query. I have created an upgraded program which will be downloaded by field techs using memory cassettes. The revised area of code is essentially a Function Block which amends service lamp behaviour, and in creating it, I have amended the existing function block and added new Internal variables. Is there any way I can ensure that the new variables don''t over write or move the existing  variables in the PLC, because this is what is happening when I download it.    HELP!!!!!!!!!
  10. So I did this simple Function Block, pretty simple, and yet it keeps giving me this error, after a bunch of failed combinations the error persists, without telling me whats wrong. And therefore won't even allow me to download the program to the PLC (CJ2M CPU31) or even simulate.   I heard it's a simple thing to fix but I really dont know how to, since I'm quite new to this. Here's the function block  itself in the picture and the programming inside it, although since it gives me no errors, i don't think that would be the problem
  11. Block Compare Instruction

    Is there a Block Compare Instruction like the one in Omron PLC for Mitsubishi PLC? If the Omron PLC is BCMP (68), then what is the name of the instruction on the Mitsubishi PLC? I tried to use BKCMP in the Mitsubishi PLC, but the way it works is not the same as the one in Omron PLC
  12. Hello. How can I get bit addressing of defined variable in function block? For example: - I define variable type DUINT with name Double_VarI_INT. - I want to get or set one bit out of it (its double word). - If I use Double_VarI_INT.0 I got error. Best regards.
  13. Hi, I've been working on a new software for a Weintek HMI model MT8071ie, which is controlling an Omron CP1E PLC. The computer is currently being used to simulate the HMI, connected to the PLC via USB. The connection between the computer and PLC has been flawless for the past few weeks I've had no trouble at all, but now all of a suden everytime I go to the online simulation I get the PLC No response that pops up. I've tried going through my settings several times to find an error somewhere, but nothing seems out of place. I also tried different cables, different PLC, I tried using backed up versions of my program that worked a few weeks ago with no success.  When I connect to the PLC using CX programmer it works everytime, so it doesn't seem to be a hardware issue. I'm starting to run out of ideas on where to check, if anyone has even a small idea on what my problem could be that would be great.  thank you!
  14. Hi, I'm working in so machine basic v1.5 and I'm wondering if it is possible to change the start time and stop time in a schedule block with a %MW. So is there a possibility to for example say %CH0.??? := %MW5 in an operation block? And is there a page where u can see al the possible codes. I already discovered that %TM0.P changes its preset but i don't find a list of al those possibility's.
  15. Hi All, I'm still quite new to Unity and Modicon PLCs. I have a PLC program running in simulation mode for development/test and I'd like to follow the logic inside a running block. I can't seem to just double click the function block while online to see it's 'inside' logic. Is there a way to inspect the inside of a running function block? How can I check and diagnose the logic a running function block? Thanks!
  16. Hi, can you help me how to make program indirect address for plc omron? I use PLC CP1E Thanks
  17. Can Anyone Come Up with the Screen Shots or a video link of procedure for Displaying Real Time Sinusoidal Waveforms From Satec MFM ON GE FANUC?? I have PACsystem RX3i via Serial Communications Module-IC695CMM002 
  18. can you help me? bring me some example to build function block program with Gx Works? I use Q02U CPU   thanks
  19. where are the FB libraries

    Hello, Im looking for the in built function blocks, but i cannot find it in the program files/ omron folder where the manual says (even with search for *.cxf), perhaps i dont have it installed, but where can i get them from? As i remember i downloaded cx-one from the official omron web page after login etc, so thats why i dont understand why am i missing the fb libraries What else place there is to find useful FB-s? Thanks!
  20. Unable to Monitor in GXworks2

    Hi! Anyone can help regarding this issue. I'm not able to monitor the Motor Block that I have created. there's no error either in the output screen but i'm thinking what is the cause of not running in the simulation which shows the Motor Folder RED  even it was compiled. thanks for the help!     Note: I'm new in mitsubishi.
  21. Function block self-made

    Hi, i want to make a function block which will contain a block GP.CPRTCL (for predefined comm protocol). GP.CPRTCL has an input "Un" who only receives constant (H,K). On input of my own function block i can set a constant variable, but inside block that variable isn't a constant anymore (GP.CPRTCL doesn't recognize a variable). Is there a way for receiving constant variable in GP.CPRTCL block ("Un") if it is in another block. Regards
  22. Beckhoff PLC Counter

    Hi everyone, I need some help with my PLC programming. I am currently using a twincat 2 software and a Beckhoff CX 8090. Basically, the gist of my program is to send and receive data and datalog the input data received from the sensors and timestamp the received data for every 1 second. I want to create a boot up counter where it will count the number of times my data logging program has restarted(if it did). This boot up counter serves as a health monitoring check to ensure that my program is running perfectly and thus, not restarting randomly when it shouldn't. I am more familiar with structured text so if you have a solution, kindly post it in structured text form. Your help would be greatly appreciated. Best regards, DeadPool

    Hai, I have downloaded the program into the PLC, downloaded the program into the HMI VIA ethernet.When I turn on the HMI it's showing "PLC RESPONSE ERROR". I can write command to plc through HMI, But I can't read the signal from PLC, Does anyone know the meaning of this message or what I might be doing wrong or missing out?...CPU used:CP1L-EM40DT1-D, HMI used :NB7W-TW01B...PLC to HMI communication via ethernet... 
  24. Hello. I'm trying to use index addressing inside function block.  The command *D200 doesn't work. Is it necessary to use IR0, ID0,... inside function block? Thanks. Best regards
  25. Enable bit in function block

    There are a lot of instructions in function block that are missing the enable input that is present when programming in ladder logic, such as  ADD or MOV.  It seems to be very limiting. The only way around it that I know of is to write your own function block in ladder logic or statement list and use that. I seems rather limiting of a language if it relies on other languages for it to be usable. Does anyone know why the enable bit was left out in many function blocks when it is so useful in ladder logic? Pat