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  1. Ok I'll try a different angle of attack. I have acquired an S7-1212c unit. It is just too new for my TIA portal, which is V 15.1 The new PLC I have has firmwear 4.5 the TIA portal I have only supports 4.3, I get some errors regarding synconization etc. and it's like there are some tins that don't work. how do I update the TIA portal to the correct firmware I've tried updating the HSP files but it doesn't change anything
  2. Hello, I'm currently researching Rockwell controllers for our PLC implementation, but there are some aspects I couldn't find in the manuals.  I would greatly appreciate it if you could provide more details on the following: ①Procedure for Adding Modules Online: In the manual "1756-um001p-en-p," it mentions the possibility of adding units online.  However, I couldn't find specific instructions on how to do this.  For instance, with I/O modules, I assume it's as simple as physically attaching them to the chassis using RIUP,  but I'm unsure about the software side (e.g., Logix5000) and any operations required on the controller itself. ②Online Module Addition for Remote I/O: The manual mentions that EtherNet/IP modules can be added online. Would it be possible in either of the following scenarios?  ②-1 Adding I/O modules to the chassis of an existing remote I/O station.  ②-2 Creating a new remote station. Our investigation has hit a roadblock, and we're in quite a quandary.  If you have any information on these matters, your guidance would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
  3. Hey everyone, I'm new to programming PLCs and I've run into a problem. I have a Micrologix 1400 Series B PLC, and for the past month, I've been using a free trial of RSLogix 500 Starter. But now, the trial ran out, and so I bought a license for "RSLogix Micro Starter". The problem is that when I downloaded my updated file to the PLC for the first time with micro starter, the PLC's outputs don't work anymore. I checked the PLC screen and the inputs from the HMI screen are getting recognized, but the inputs from the physical sensors are not. Also, none of the outputs are being activated on the PLC at all, which I can tell by looking at the I/O status on the PLC screen itself. I then uploaded a new test program, where you press a button and a light turns on, but that doesn't work either. I haven't changed any of the physical wiring, only thing I've changed is that I'm using RSLogix Micro Starter as opposed to RSLogix 500 Starter. I spoke to a Rockwell technician about this and he said that there shouldn't be any problem, as I haven't done anything wrong. So I now ask everyone on this forum if they could help me out a bit.
  4. Hello, has anyone had success in creating a wedge with borders that change due to its assigned tags? Attempting to create a range on a gauge using wedge, but am unsure how to approach this considering it wouldn't be rotating the wedge around a point but rather changing the size of the wedge. 
  5. Dear Experts We have a machine with Allen Bradley Micrologix 1400 PLC, Panel View C400 Request to share communicating software and cable details please  Regards
  6. Hi there! This is my first time using Rockwell automation software and I have some questions I can't answer. When I'm running the FactoryTalk runtime application with a simulated controller, I get disconnected from Logix Designer, so I can't online watch the program. If I try to simulate using 'Test Application' in FactoryTalk View Studio, it appears to communicate, but buttons don't make any effect when pressed.   Hope you can throw some light on it! Thanks in advance!  
  7. Hi there! I have an Allen-Bradley SCL05/04 PLC. It has an RS-232 port, a 3 DH+ connector and a circular port with programming pins. An NB-Omron HMI is connected to the RS-232 port. And of course I can only have the screen connected. Is there any possibility to connect through the PLC programming port to be able to follow the program online?   Here is atached photos of the PLC:      
  8. Hello there, I am new to the forum and had a question regarding a setting in Sysmac Studio.   In the Basic Settings for my NJ301 there is a setting on this particular line that is set differently than the other lines I have worked on. This setting is called "System service execution time ratio". On all the other lines I have worked on it was set to 10%, on this line it's 25%. This line also seems to have the most issues with controller performance out of all the lines I have worked on despite having less complexity. I was wondering if anyone knew what this setting actually does and if it should be changed.   Thank you.  
  9.   Replacing dead powerflex 700 with 753 talking via ethernet. Any good instructions on how to update the file from 700 to 753 on rslogix 5000?                                    
  10. Hi, Does anybody know if its possible to access the "Inhibit Module" tick box within the Hardware Device Connection tab from the PLC code? I'm hoping to turn this on / off depending on whether certain modules of machine are physically installed.  e.g. A Kinetix Drive / Point IO etc. Thanks
  11. Hi all, I'm not shure if I saw it once, a Spanish site with a rugged I/O shield for an arduino plus a software package to build an Arduino-PLC packet. It was pretty much $$$ raised... (on my oppinion, for my application, not to dispretiate their value). Has anyone thought of it or knows of such an ensemble: A general Arduino board, a general kind of "plc-shield" (some inputs, some outputs,...) and finally, a (preferably open-source) software package to make an off-the-shelf Arduino-PLC ish? Maybe it all exists with some name changes, or this question is of a huge ammount of ignorance. Thanks. Corvo (means Raven) 
  12.  I've been debating whether to stay at my current employer who uses Emerson PAC software, vs going back to a similar company that uses Rockwell (compact/control logix) mainly because A-B is used by most companies around here. I work as a technical temp, usually 12 month contract jobs. Learning the Emerson PAC (aka Prophecy) seems to be a waste of time, since I am not aware of any companies that use it, other than my current employer. My placement company is pushing back, but I know I am correct. I do not have hard numbers, but I've been around the industry for 20+ yers, and have only seen 1 company use Emerson.   Does any one agree or disagree, or have some circumstantial evidence of the actual market share of A-B vs Emerson. I am mainly working in the Auto industry, in Michigan. Just looking at this site, there are 3200 postings for GE and Emerson combined, vs 58,000 postings for A-B. 
  13. I have a 1747-L30B SLC Brick and it is set to load from EEPROM on boot S:5/8, Error S:1/10, and Run S:1/12. I need to make changes to the program and then store it to EEPROM via "Comms>EEPROM>Store to EEPROM."  When I attempt to store the program with changes, it displays the message "Insufficient Memory Module Size." I assumed the EEPROM memory was maxed out, but I also uploaded the existing program currently stored to EEPROM, made no changes, and attempted storing it back to EEPROM and received the same message. Any advice?
  14. GX Works 3

    Hi everybody! Recently I've got problem with installation of GXW3 on my PC There is a message "Any of the MELSOFT products or other software may not be installed normally. Please restart computer before installing this product" during installation. Of course I restarted PC)), delete all Melsoft products from my PC,  please i need your Help here ver 2.7 IQWORKS  I have Windows 10 64bit .  
  15. GX Works3 Projectlib Locked

    Hello, I have a problem that I need to solve in a PLC program has it's projectlib locked.  I work for a company that contracted a PLC programmer before my time to program their new version of their control cabinets. The company did not write any specific contract with the contractor and just relied on his work. The guy later delevered a buggy software that is kind of functional (the bugs came up at the commissioning after the guy was paid and now he refuses to help or to provide more consultations). I have as a task to freshen this up and make it work without bugs, the problem is that the Projectlib is locked and I cannot access the source code.  The only thing that I can changes that I can make to the code is to put some logical circuits between the I/O of the already existing function blocks, which solved some problems, but not all and it keeps one of the most important ones as well. Anyways, that's my story, so now my question is, is there and possible way of unlocking the projectlib? Any feedback would be highly appreciated. Thanks in advace!
  16. GX Developer

    Hi, can anyone help me please. Newbie to plc and bought a mitsubishi and was told off the ebay seller that gx programmer is free to download? I looked on mitsubishi and coukd not find it? Does anyone have a link they could help me with pls. Regards  Andrew 
  17. Omron NB Software

    I am facing the error while compiling the program , there is only 1 error , but not able to figure what is the actual error. Please suggest and support.
  18. Hello all,    I have 3 kinetix 5500 drives connected in series but some how the 3rd drive lost power. all the fuses in the cabinet look good. nothing else is tripped either.    any advice is appreciated.  thank you   
  19. Hey guys,   I am looking to query a database through FactoryTalk SE.  I will be scanning packages, and using that bar code to find a lane assignment from the database.     My question has to do with where the VB script will reside in the FactoryTalke SE program.  I want this script to run at all times.  I see that each screen has a "VBA Code" but I am assuming that these will only run when the screen is visible.   Where does this have to be stored in order to run all the time?   Thanks In Advance!
  20. GX works 2 software

    Hi guys    I am having trouble installing GX works 2 software. The software is fully legit and came with 2 license keys the first one I put on work laptop and second on my personal laptop. The install all goes fine but when i try open up GX  Works 2 I get this message from the attached image. I have plenty of room on my pc and even have other PLC from different manufacturers on it without issue but the GX Works is just giving me grief and I have tried to increase data on MY laptop and other windows fixes but still get this message when I try open it.  Has anyone else encountered this problem before or any ideas?   Cheers guys     
  21. GX works 2 software

    Hi guys    I am having trouble installing GX works 2 software. The software is fully legit and came with 2 license keys the first one I put on work laptop and second on my personal laptop. The install all goes fine but when i try open up GX  Works 2 I get this message from the attached image. I have plenty of room on my pc and even have other PLC from different manufacturers on it without issue but the GX Works is just giving me grief and I have tried to increase data on MY laptop and other windows fixes but still get this message when I try open it.  Has anyone else encountered this problem before or any ideas?   Cheers guys     
  22. Good day,  I retreived the event log from 2x RM's today, I found on the one RM that there has been more than 700 million events. Apart from switchover events, there following event shows up a lot: (C2) Bridge Connection Deleted       Starts/Stops   Byte 1 (0xFF) : Byte 2 (0xFF) : Byte 3 (0xF2) : Byte 4 (0x13) : Byte 5 (0x0) : Byte 6 (0x0) :  Our system: 1756-RM2 1756-L75 1756-CN2R 1756-EN2TR 1756-EN2TR 1756-EN2TR 1756-EN2TR The CN2R's are connected to 12x 1771-ACN15 and 2x 1756-CN2R in remote racks, which is also set up to be the keepers. The EN2TR's are connected to their respective ETAPs/EN2TR's in ring topology.   We have experienced some issues when switching over. Hope someone can tell me what that message means regarding the Bridge Connection.    
  23. Hi everyone... I'm not a AB expert.. I'm using L74 controller, Rm2 redenduncy module,  EN2TR and EN2T module (on each chassis) on my control logix project and having 3 remote IO's rack on ring topology... I have use EN2TR for ring topology and EN2T for scada communication. The problem is my controllers are not synchronising on fibre optics... I have to connect both EN2T modules with one an other for controller's synchronisation. They are syncing over ethernet but not over optical... your help is appreciated    Thanks in advance
  24. Quick Designer Software

    I am looking for a working copy of software that will work to modify screens on an old Quick Panel.  I believe the software is called Quick Designer. The old Panel I am trying to access is serial communication only. I have bought an interface cable from PLC Trainer.  I have a Windows 7  32 bit machine ready to go. Thanks, Scot
  25. EPLAN Help

    I am attempting to use EPLAN P8 (v.2.9) to import details from a 'holy grail' excel sheet of a cable list with terminal tags and numbers (source and target for each cable). To do this I began importing details in a trial and error fashion through the pre-planning menu to the pre-planning navigator. I have several questions. Question (1) Has anyone else tried to do this?  In the process of importing from the excel sheet I have not been able to successfully assign source and target for each cable object. It shows up on the synchronization dialog after I work through the field assignment but it disappears after import. ( I do not fully understand the proper structures, definitions, properties and levels to get what I want). I do understand if I import source and target terminals, and cable objects separately, then I can place on the detailed view and source and target are assigned then. Question (2) Does anyone know how to assign source and target to a cable object in pre-planning 'by import'?  (Reason being that the excel file is huge and manual assigning isn't feasible). On one of my attempted field assignment schemes I was able to have cable, source terminal, and target terminal, all on different levels (not actually assigned as source and target for the cable object btw.). However the result for source and target on the report (planning overview, form: f40_006) had all of the designations of the tree structure from the upper levels. For example, cable: HAC4401, source: HAC4401 X1:5, target: HAC4401 X1:5 TB1:5. (Where X1:5 is source terminal and TB1:5 is target terminal). Question (3) Does anyone know how to create a 'branch' or 'fork' in the tree structure in the preplanning navigator so that both source and target terminals (planning objects) are on the same level and so do not inherit each others details?  There's a bunch of info in reading the above I know, but if anyone can shed some light on this it would be much appreciated!!!! Thanks in advance,  MajorMac