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  1. This is hard work! I've installed the CODESYS OPC Server V3 in the hope of using it to communicate with my Schneider PacDrive LMC. Apparently the PLC doesn't support OPC tag browsing so I need to export the symbols from the SoMachine Motion project file in a format that the OPC server can use. I've got the Symbol Configuration panel open and can see the symbol tree. What do I do next?
  2. VBA issue on FTViewSE Clients

    I am having a very weird issue that Rockwell was not able to help with.  I have a new SE application that I converted from RSView32 and I re-wrote some VBA code associated with the project.  The code works fine on the server while the screen is running in studio.  Once I deploy a Client it no longer works.  It just sits there like its waiting for my trigger to go off, but I am seeing it sit there with a 1 so i know it should be executing the code because as soon as i open the screen in studio and press play the code executes and my data is there.  Does anyone have any ideas for me?   Thanks
  3. Hello! I am new at PLC programming. I am using TM221CE16R PLC with TM3AI8 analog input module and SoMachine Basic v1.6. I am trying to scale analog input value. I am using 4-20 mA pressure sensor. I managed my wiring so that I get raw values in SoMachine Basic. But I don't know how to scale these values to usable values. My sensor works in range 0 - 16 bar. What is best way to get values? Is it PID function block or multioperand function block using equations to get range 0 - 16? I will appreciate your help.   Thanks in advance!
  4. Hello. I am trying to make a serial RS 232C connection between Schneider Magelis HMIGXU3512 and Omron PLC CP1E. However, there seems to be a communication problems between both of the equipment. I am using cable XBT Z9740 for the serial communication cable. The format used is 8.2.N for both equipment. The baud rate is 115200. No Flow Rate is choose. Anyone can help with this kind of problems?
  5. Hello! I am new at programing PLCs. I am using TM241CE24R PLC with TM3AI4 analog input module. I can successfully read temperature from 4-20 mA sensor. I want to communicate with my PC (SCADA) via Modbus TCP. For testing purposes I am using CAS Modbus Scanner. I can read digital inputs, coils and holding registers successfully. Problem is that I can't read analog inputs (#300001 etc.).  I have nothing defined in GVL list. Is this causing problem? I also don't have any Modbus TCP Slave device in Ethernet_1. But how can be all the other registers read successfully?  Please take a look at screenshots below. Also check Error message from CAS Modbus Scanner. Where is problem? Please help. Thanks in advance!
  6. Hi guys, I have an M221 and trying to read process data from a HACH controller via Modbus 485. In the Read_Var function block I need to configure ObjType, FirstObj, Quantity and IndexData. Slave ID is 3 and I am using SL2. So, say if I wanted to read to following registers, Register #40001, Data Type Integer, Length 1, Description- Sensor Measure Register #40005, Data Type Float, Length 2, Description - Sensor Temp Register #40007, Data Type String, Length 6, Description - Sensor Name what do I put into the Read_Var function ? I am completely new to this and it's just not clear to me. Thanks John   
  7. Hi, I am learning on Schneider PLC  Programming. May I know is the Schneider PLC Programming have a same function of "Block move"  in Mitsubishi PLC which can move a few number of address value to another address in once time. What is the code of it?Example,  I wish to move %MW1 (Int) until %MW10 (Int) to %MW100 (Int) until %MW110 (Int). Is there any code can done it in once? I am using Schneider PLC TM241 model with Somachine V4.3 Programming Software.  @Wasan, Hi, Do you familiar with Schneider PLC Programming?     
  8. This course is designed to equip the novice with no prior PLC programming experience with the basic tools necessary to create a complete PLC program using ladder logic common to most current platforms. Use Software : - Somachine EcoStruxure Machine Expert Basic - Free - Vijeo Designer Basic Full Articel About Lear PLC Schneider  Video Tutorial Learn PLC Training Free
  9. Hello I have a M251, running a webvisu. I have created a program to create a test report to a *csv file and store it on sd card. What I want to do next is to allow the user to download the * csv from the webvisu and not via ftp client like Filezilla. On codesys forums I see there are file up and download options for buttons (click behaviour) but they are not available in Somachine 4.3. One option I am considering is using the TCP server and steam the file manually from a button click. I dont want a ftp client as now the customer will then needsoftware on his pc, this plc is a portable test system and will be controlled by many different pc's. Is anyone aware of a simpler way to do this?
  10. indradrive problem

    Hi gays. I have a problem with my indradrive when I try to jog a Rexroth MSK motor. Indradrive: HCS02 (Basic Universal, single axis), control unit: CSB01.1C-SE-ENS-EN1-L1-S-NN-FW     &      power unit: HCS02.1E-W0012-A-03-NNNN Servo motor: MSK100B-0200-NN-S1-BP0-NNNN For joging (testing the motor in closed loop servo just with pc), I think need to run easy startup mode under the commissioning tab of indraworks software. (or am I wrong?) I connected the drive  via serial interface (out of the drive X2 connector) to my pc, and connected the drive to motor encoder port (out of the drive X8 connector).  I power on the drive (via X13) and go to easy startup mode, I face an "F3130 Error when checking input signals" alarm which I can not clear till now. referring to online help  I find some remedies declares that the problem arise from wiring. I tried to examine X41 connector with supplying 24v to it in various situations. but the mentioned alarm is resisting. anyone can help?   
  11. Hi every one, I'm new here. Is there any CC-Link IE field basic master or simulator that can be use on Windows PC, for testing  CC-Link IE field basic slave communication ?   Thanks in advance    
  12. Hi Guys I was wondering if any one of you could tell me how to set up some basic button functions? I need a basic instruction on how the followering button setup, could be done on the HMI, preferable with exaples or tutorials etc. !!! I´m working with the current setup: NX1P2, using Sysmac Studio, Module version 1.25.1.0, along with a NA5-Terminal, version 1.18 !!!  START_VALVE_1_BUTTON = Toggle, Momentary, Set or ?? - (Need the START_VALVE_1_BUTTON to activate ON_BUTTON & OFF_BUTTON flashing, indicating selection option, ON or OFF, meaning activating start valve 1 mode, or deactivate the mode). START_VALVE_2_BUTTON = Toggle, Momentary, Set or ?? - (Need the START_VALVE_2_BUTTON to activate ON_BUTTON & OFF_BUTTON flashing, indicating selection option, ON or OFF, meaning activating start valve 2 mode, or deactivate the mode). ON_BUTTON = Toggle, Momentary, Set or ?? - (Need the OK_BUTTON & the OFF_BUTTON to flash simoustaniously, after START_VALVE_1_BUTTON, or START VALVE_2_BUTTON has been pushed). OFF_BUTTON = Toggle, Momentary, Set or ?? - (Need the ON_BUTTON & the OFF_BUTTON to flash simoustaniously, after START_VALVE_1_BUTTON, or START VALVE_2_BUTTON has been pushed).  !!! Hoping to hear BACK from some of you VERY soon, because I need the know_how ASAP. !!! !!! Write soon !!!
  13. This isn't urgent but a TIME value is failing a comparison test for me. t_delay : TIME; // Declaration ----- IF t_delay <= 0 THEN     t_delay := T#3S END IF If I modify the variable value to T#2S the IF sets it back to T#3S. Internally the TIME variables are integer. Why would a compare not work as I intend? Many thanks.
  14. Hello. There is a controller FX5U-32MP in the presence, the inscription "CC-Link IE Field Basic" and the Inverter (FR-A840-00170-E2-60) near the connector, the inscription "CC-Link IE Field Basic" on the front panel. I set up both devices according to the instructions. It turns out to read the state of the inverter (state, frequency). And I can not manage from the controller. Already all the settings that could have changed. Can you scribble what is wrong? p.s. Sorry for the bad english.
  15. hey, I'm making a program to controlle mutliple machines. But the problem is that i'm working on 2 plcs to controll it all, but there are some %MW that i need in both PLCs. Is there a way to connect the PLCs so they share these %MWs to both PLCs know what value is in it?
  16. Hi Everyone, I just finished my first project and I don't know how to make comments next to my "actions". I'm using SFC. I'm use to writing C code so this is so different!
  17. View File GE SRTP Ethernet Driver for .NET .NET Component for use in Visual Studio.NET to create HMI/SCADA apps that communicate with GE SRTP devices via Ethernet. Supports PACSystems, Series 90, and VersaMax.   Supports PACSystems symbolic variables and CPU rack + slot specification. Does not require 3rd party drivers Does not require OPC x86, x64, and Any CPU compatible Visual Studio.NET 2005, 2008, 2010, 2012, and 2013 Compatible Most .NET targets are supported, including Web, Win Forms, WPF, console, and service apps. Build Windows Forms, console, and ASP.NET applications that run on Linux with Mono framework. Extremely high performance - 5~10 mSec typical transaction time Optimizes multiple register configurations into minimal transactions Tag database can be configured via code or visual designer Abstract base classes allow you to write generic code that works with all drivers Synchronous and asynchronous read/write methods Data change notifications Provides common user interface across all driver classes No limit on number of devices or data points Multi-threaded for high data throughput Includes extensive help system Windows, Console, and Web Example applications with VB and C# source code included. Easily connect office systems to factory floor. Free 30 day fully functioning trial version available for download Runtime-free for qualified applications   Submitter Automated Solutions Submitted 05/09/09 Category Demo Software
  18. Basic HMI Graph

    Hello All   I'd like to display data in 2 or 3 arrays as a graph on a KTP400, does anyone know of a way to do this, I know I could use a trend display , the only issue I have is that the array will be updated in around 10 to 20 msecs per element, and as far as I am aware the time between the trend values need to be 1 sec or more. Any comments would be appreciated. 
  19. Is there a way to choose with %MW you use depending on the value of %SW49? For example, i have 7 %MW: -%MW4 that needs to be active when %SW49 :=1 -%MW8 that needs to be active when %SW49 :=2 -%MW12 that needs to be active when %SW49 :=3 -%MW16 that needs to be active when %SW49 :=4 -%MW20 that needs to be active when %SW49 :=5 -%MW24 that needs to be active when %SW49 :=6 -%MW28 that needs to be active when %SW49 :=7 so is there a way to say %MW0 := %MW(4*%SW49) on a operation block?
  20. 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.
  21. Hi Everyone, I'm working on my first PLC program and I have gotten my hands on some ladder logic I'm trying to duplicate. I'm using SoMachine 4.1 and have started a new Ladder Logic diagram POU. I'm curious on how do I create internal contacts. EXAMPLE: 24v--------l START BUTTON l----------------( COIL A)----- --------------l COIL A CONTACT 1; attached to a real output, solenoid valvel-------------l COIL A INTERNAL CONTACT TO CLOSE l---------------- Are there standards for numbering and labeling? I'm seeing L and U inside coil contacts. Does this have an underlying meaning according to standard? Is there a RTO function inside SoMachine 4.1    
  22. Hello All,   I am having some issues with Excel while communicating with the Omron PLC. The Excel file is getting the data from the PLC and the macro doing what I want to do, but I am getting the following error messages when opening the excel file.   I am attaching the pictures of the messages and the code where debug send me.   Thank you very much in advance
  23. I just started working with somachine basic V1.5 SP1. I made a little program inside a POU with ladder. But when I open the simulator nothing seems to work. When I activate an input it doesn't seem to do aanything except making my contact green but it doesn't opperate annything that is placed behind it. Can someone tell me why that is?
  24. Hi Everyone! Where are my experts? I am undertaking a project at work. The project contains analog style motor positioning circuits (operational amplifiers, integrators, and other PI elements). Not that this is relevant to the post yet ;) .It's my first PLC project ever! I am using the Schneider M258 with SoMachine 4.1 The PLC is talking to SoMachine via Ethernet (obviously I have a router between the PLC and my pc).I can Login and run the first POU I created. It's a simple And logic circuit for now. I have a co worker (c programmer) agreeing to help me pass data from my PLC to a browser screen. Although he's not familiar with PLC he's quite skilled writing code. He has wrote a Modbus protocol which allows him to interpret Modbus commands on his desktop.   1) Do I Need any special hardware to pass the data out of the PLC into the Router then into his browser. 2) As a trial can I send him MODBUS commands regarding my AND circuit? 3) How do I create such a command? 4) Is it possible for him to send me Modbus commands to change variables inside my program? 5) Are there web browser "plug-ins" for this idea? Thanks for reading and hopefully all of you can help me answer some of these questions.        
  25. Hello, I have problem with math operation div. I attached picture. In the picture you see I try number 9863 div 100 and answer I get 98, but to me need 98,63. How need do what I get answer under the cable?