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  1. Hi and thanks for youre time  I am a newbie trying to connect to a 1769-L30ERMS using an Ethernet cable. I am using Studio 5000 and RSLinx Classic lite for programming and communication. However Studio 5000 and RSLinx Classic lite are installed on av virtual machine using VMware.  So my problem is two fold. Connect the VM so that it reads from the real computers ethernet port Find and communicate with the PLC from the VM There are guides on how these problems are addressed seperatly. For example https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JdArYVceO1I and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERLTvcBBK_w however I have not been able to get them to work together. So I was wondering if you, the sages of PLC programming might have some tips or trix that I could test or perhaps even a guide for how to do? Mvh Eric
  2. Hello everyone, I am a newbie with PLC. I have a Micrologix 1000. The last time I connected with RSLinx easy, however, I change it to DH485 (I do not remember exactly). And now I can not connect it to RSLinx, I tried many times for all types of drivers. Please help me. Thank you very much.
  3. We have an SLC 5/05 on our automation network, one of several SLC 5/05 processors on site.  It functions perfectly well and no ethernet messaging issues or SCADA drop outs.  The difficulty I am experiencing with it is when I am required to fault diagnose it takes a very long time to get online to it with our laptop running RSLogix500.  It sometimes takes as long as 10 minutes.  It makes no difference whether I use the Ethernet devices or the EtherNet/IP Driver in RSLinx, it nearly always takes an age which is frustrating in a breakdown situation.  I don't ever experience these long wait times connecting to any other of the SLC 5/05 controllers or any other controllers for that matter.  Once I am connected to the problematic controller I don't experience any issues, it's just the initial time getting online.  I try to leave the laptop permanently connected to it to avoid the long wait time to connect.  When I open RSLogix500, select Comms, Who Active Go Online, Ethernet devices driver, I can see that the problematic 5/05 has Active as its Status whereas the other 5/05 processors have Remote Run as their status.  Please can anyone advise as to any possible program parameters, RSLinx settings or hardware faults I should be looking for?  I have considered it could be a network problem but I'm unsure about this given how the processor performs well in every other regard. Neil
  4. Hi! I'm using RSLinx Classic, RSLogix Micro English and RSLogix Emulate 500 to emulate a Micrologix 1100 Series B. I'm able to run, program and simulate different input and output with the emulated PLC. Everything works fine. My problem is that I'm writing a program using the nodePCCC library (https://github.com/plcpeople/nodepccc) and I'm not able to connect to the emulated PLC using the address 127.0.0.1 and the port 44818. I tried  running 'netstat -a' on Power Shell and I found out that the port 44818 is not being used.  Could someone help me identify what I'm doing wrong?
  5. Hi All, How can I collect the information provided through RSLinx in a ControlNet network, specifically on the Station Diagnostics Contronet devices? My idea is to generate some statistics errors and avoid some network errors failures.
  6. I put together a system a couple of years ago with a L306ERM with I-O, PanelView, etc and I was sold Studio 5000 Lite to program it. It worked out ok on that project but now I have a project that I need to use a Powerflex 525 VFD and the software won't let me add the Powerflex. I've tried several different PFs and none can be added. It crashes at the Create button and puts out the wonderfully descriptive message of "Unknown Error" Email AB support. As of 4-1-21, AB doesn't take emails for Powerflex drives. Anyone know if the Lite version of Studio 5000 will work with a Powerflex 525?Thanks you for looking.
  7. Hello everyone! This is the first time I use Micro850 controller (2080-LC50-48QWB) and after I made a really simple programme (just for testing) I wanted to download it to my controller (which I was able to see and connect to via Ethernet and USB normally) and I got a message saying that firmware version didn't match (programme - v9, and PLC - v4). So I found some datasheet where was explained how to upgrade device firmware with ControlFLASH. I started the mentioned software, choose the right controller, and I choose the version 9 and the process started, but near the end I got the ERROR message, and the update wasn't finished successfully. So my controller went to fault (FAULT red light flashes) and now I can not see it in RSLinx nor via Ethernet nor USB. Does anyone have any idea what could I do to try to establish connection with my controller? I have tried to change from prog mode to run, and back to prog, but the fault remains. I really hope that I didn't make some serious mistake, because we need this PLC very soon for work. Thanks  in advance!
  8. Currently I am using DDE links in Excel to run a live "dashboard" with our cycle times and faults/downtime. I was wondering what the best solution would be if I wanted to display a dashboard with this information on a TV within the plant but I only have 1 license of RSLinx Gateway. OPC perhaps? SQL? I attached a picture describing what I need
  9. Hello PLC expert i need your help. i want to use OPC communication and Matlab to read and write data from/to a Logix5561. A Topic is already configured on RSLinx. On my PC i installed MATLAB and i can connect to the OPC Server using Simulink opc Toolbox. My Problem occurs when i want to add Items, i receive a Simulink error saying Name space Browsing not avaible. and Matlab says could not retrieve name space for Server. Error was: StartItemId is not a branch in the Server Namespace Additionaly i have RSView32 as an OPC Client too and although it is working fine, there is an error saying: OPC Error :Server the item is no longer available. could the error in RSView32 be the root cause of my Problem ? edit: I forgot to mention, that on Simulink opc read and opc wirte box have the Mention disabled in brace .
  10. Hello,   Target:  I'm looking to make an excel macro that will take an IP address and pull the components on that specific backplane. Pretty much how RSLinx Classic OEM does it, but it will save me a lot of time if I could automatically put the results into excel. Example: Enter IP "111.111.111.111" into excel, run the macro, and have it fill in the components on the backplane below. 111.111.111.111 00, 1756-L73 LOGIX5573 01, 1756-EN2T 02, 1756-DNB 03, ... 04, ... Any help that could get me toward this would be amazing. I'm just not sure of the code that would do this.   Thank you, MalSmith21
  11. Hi Guys, I recently purchased a 1769 L32e off of ebay. I'm able to connect to the processor through the RS232, but when I try bootp the MAC address is not being detected. I opened up RSLinx through RS232 and I noticed that I don't even have the ethernet port in the device tree at all. I also tried adding the MAC address from the processor in bootp through the add relations button, but with no success. When I go to my Local Area Connection, I can see that I have established connection between my computer and the PLC. I've attached a copy of the RSLinx capture below!!!! You guys help is greatly appreciated!!!!!
  12. I'm wanting to get upload the program from a CompactLogix L31 Controller.  I'm using a generic (non Allen Bradley) "C2G brand" usb -->rs232 cable coming directly off of my laptop because I don't have a serial port out.  The rs232 side of the C2G cable is a "pin out" or male end, and as you can see in the picture, the serial port at Channel 1 on the controller is also male.  I'm using a generic (non-Allen Bradley) null modem (female-->female) cable to complete the connection.  Ultimately, I'm not seeing the controller on linx.  But that's a result of me not being able to configure the driver.  When I try to auto configure this driver, Linx gives me an error saying, "Unable to verify settings due to a NAK!" btw, the rs232 cable going into channel 0 is for the HMI on the machine. A pv600 1. How do I get online and upload the program from the controller? 2. What does NAK mean?
  13. Hi, I have a task whereby I have to hook a WonderWare InTouch (2017) HMI, on Windows 10 through to two Allen Bradley PLCs both programmed via RS-Logix 5000. OPC comms between the HMI PC and the PLCs have to go through RSLinx Classic. The RSLinx Classic install has a paid-for OEM license. InTouch to RSLinx has to be through Wonderware OI-Gateway using Suitelink protocol. I can see and interact with PLC-generated data items at the output side of RSLinx using Matrikon OPC Explorer.  I can also see OPC data generated by Matrikon OPC Server for Simulation from within InTouch with comms to the Matrikon OPC server going through OI-Gateway / Suitelink. However, I cannot get OI-Gateway to talk to RSLinx, and so can't connect InTouch to it.  I have now found that this RSLinx Classic OEM license might not support interaction with Wonderware OI-Gateway. However, fruitless searching means I don't know if this is the case, but I still need to find out and be certain of  the facts before broaching the whole "we actually need to buy another RSLinx license" thing with the Powers That Be. There seems to be content on the Rockwell / Allen Bradley / RSLinx website which deals with it but (frustratingly) it declined to show me that content, appearing to suggest that I needed to pay for a Rockwell support contract before I could get access. I'll not get (too far) into the debate about coolness of this - or otherwise - when we've already paid for this RSLinx Classic OEM license and just want to find out if it will actually do what's required... Cuitting to the chase, could anyone tell me please which RSLinx Classic license I need to have in the setup above in order to be able to speak to RSLinx Classic from Wonderware OI-Gateway? There are 2 PLCs which RSLinx communicates with, but the two of them comprise two 'halfs' of the same overall system. I suspect the OEM license might have to be upgraded to a Gateway license, but I just don't know. Input much appreciated please! Incidentally, the OPC server has to be RSLinx - I'm not allowed to swap it out for Wonderware OI-ABCIP or Topserver etc Thanks      
  14. Hi Guys! A have a problem with Excel and RS linx. I belive the communication is good. I just need a few tips, especially with excel. I have about 3000 dint value, and aI dont know how to put them in excel at once. Not one by one. THis is my first question. You can see the link: =RSLINX|MC!'Database_fifo[0].Motor_rpm, L1,C1' the next one is =RSLINX|MC!'Database_fifo[1].Motor_rpm, L1,C1' and =RSLINX|MC!'Database_fifo[2].Motor_rpm, L1,C1' and so on. I dont want to write the numbers like 3, 4 ,5 ...2560... So I hope you guys get it, sorry for the bad explanation. For this problem maybe exsiting some macro or something like that, I dont know. The second: there is some dint what is in decimal style, but acutall they are ascii, I know how solve that, with the char function, but I dont know how to collect it. Like on the picture, there is the numbers what I read from the plc, like 82 equal to R. But I want to see them in one cell. Like RKBF-355, I want them in a same cell. Unfortunaltely I cant solve it. At least until now, and I hope somebody know it by memory.    Thank you in advance!  
  15. Hi Everyone. I need help bad. For some reason the RSLinx Classic on my computer was not working. I decided to re-install it but could not do that. Then I uninstalled it  but would not. I reinstalled all others but RSLinx would not. I cleaned the registry and again did not succeed either to install or uninstall. Does anybody have an idea what is going on? Please help. Thanks.
  16. I am trying to setup communications between RSlinx and Softlogix on Windows 7 PC. I open SoftLogix and configure a CPU and Ethernet module. I then cannot open RSLinx GUI since RSLinx is already running as a service. I stop the service, which automatically removes my CPU from SoftLogix but does allow me to open RSLinx GUI. However I cannot connect to the Softlogix now since it has no PLC. When I try and add a CPU I get a message that RSLogix must be run as a service. However in that situation I cannot open the GUI.
  17. I am looking for a way to communicate between RSEmulate 500 with CitectSCADA v6.1 through RSLinx OPC.  I have read several articles saying that it is possible but not how it is accomplished.  Everything that I read on Schneider Electric refers to newer versions of CitectSCADA, which I do not have.   If no one knows how to accomplish this does someone know where to download a newer version of CitectSCADA for free?  I have a demo key for up to the 2018 version.  This would allow me to use the walkthrough I have found.
  18. Good day to all, I am trying to establish DDE communication between my PLC (1769-L23ER) and MS Access via RSLinx Classic Gateway (3.9) over Windows Server 2012 R2.  On my developing PC (Windows 7), there isn't any issue at all. But when I port the codes over to Windows Server 2012 R2, MS Access is not able to establish DDE communications with the PLC.  I was wondering what went wrong. The error message from MS Access is "MS Access can't find the specified application and topic because it can't open the DDE channel, err.Number is 282. The code for getting the channel is as follow OpenRSLinx = Application.DDEInitiate("RSLinx","PLC-D") I was wondering was there anything I have miss out. eg. Configuration of the server, path settings, etc.. Any help is welcome. TIA Cheers CY
  19. Hi guys, I am trying to connect AB compactlogix 1769-L30ER through Ethernet cable to my laptop. I use Rslinx version 3.9 When I enter IP address it can find the CPU without any problem but it does not show the I/O. When I check the driver diagnostic, it says: Can't set port type to 288: no harmony object for this Ethernet I should mention that my OS is windows 7 and I turned off firewall as well. So, what does it mean and how I can get rid of this message? Thanks
  20. I have a customer who had a PC with an RSLinx Classic installation die.  The RSLinx was being used as an OPC server to collect information from a PLC5/25 through a 1784-PKXT DH+ connection and serve the data to an Automation Direct Lookout Direct HMI program on the PC.   We have a new PC set back up and the customer was able to have the hard drive recovered.  I am trying to get their system back up an on line.   After I install RSLinx, can I copy the files (harmony project, if I remember correctly) from the recovered hard drive into the new PC and have everything work?  or will I need to completely re-set up the OPC server?  I really doubt that they had used the backup utility.  But if they did, what file extension and location should I look in?
  21. Hi, I've been working with RSLogix 500, today i found that i was unable to connect to Micrologix PLC because in the RSLinx the Driver Ethernet IP that was configured to communicate whit PLC appears with a Red Cross. Yesterday everything was working. I've installed an antivirus software, i supposed the reason was the antivirus, but i've tried on configs and even uninstalling it, and RSLinx seems that can't reconigze the ethernet adapter (guess that means red cross) RSLinx 3.51 CPR 9 SR 5.1 RSLogix 500 Pro 9.0 Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bits Could you, provide to me some guidelines to solve this, or if somebody has had this problem, could share the solution? thanks in advance
  22. I am fairly new on this forum & PLC's, usually i read and get tips from here.I use a RsLogix 5000 PLC software. I am currently working on a project at home that requires me to read from a Access DB. What type of Instruction or method do i go about, initially reading from Access? I know Excel is possible It's an existing system. Add on functionality/feature. I am using a barcode scanner that will link up to a Access DB to verify the barcode is legit and send this info to a different system via PLC/EthernetThe access DB is used because its a older system, it uses that. So it is possible? and guessing from what your stating, its is more involved to get the system working eventually?PLC = A&B 1769-L23-QB1 CompactLogix Controller I am using FactoryTalk View Studio as HMI, do not have SCADA.I have a control logix chassis. Thank you in advance...
  23. Profibus Function Blocks for Q2ASCPU for Melsec ST Lite RIO inter-connection. Please assist in advising the attainment of such blocks - if any existing. Thanks
  24. I am using rslinx in my configuration with 2 devices: windows xp computer and an SLC 5/05 CPU.  The XP PC is running a program that relies on a file that is automatically dropped in a shared folder from a separate networked PC.  The file is deleted immediately from the shared folder.  The program on the XP PC uses rslinx to control the SLC 5/05 CPU to complete the operation.  The original XP PC hard drive failed and a new PC was installed with all the necessary software and services.  Ounce I completed the  setup, the process worked for 48 hours, then stuck in one operation (one file).  Now, I can restart rslinx and the software and the process will function normally, but stall, then get stuck on one file.  There are no files in the shared folder, rslinks has not lost connection.  The original router was replaced at the same time as the PC.  I am leaning towards rslinx storing the files somewhere and stalling/stopping the operation.  I can not find files anywhere.  Does the SLC 5/05 CPU store the files?  I'm lost.  Do you have any troubleshooting suggestions?  
  25. 1747-pic/aic+ driver not found

    I was using AIC converter to connect two SLC 500 plc and from AIC convert i used to connect my PC for monitoring of ladder logix. but now my old PC HHD corrupted and i installed RSLogix and Rslinx in new pc but Now in rslinx  1747-pic/aic+ driver not available please help me how to fix it.....