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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. Omron PrograMming console

    Dear sir, my Omron plc output relay broken.i need to move this output to another output relay.then,i need to modify the i edit the broken output number to another output number by using programming console??? Thanks Kong Fah.
  3. Union

    Hello! I am trying to get hold of the bits in a word, i have read that union is the way to go. My problem is that i cant figure out how union works. I have made a union between a word (16bit) and an array(0...15). The way I understood this was that the word now automaticly updates the array so that when the least significant bit in the word should update array[00] and so on. This is not happening. When I monitor the variables I can see the word change, but nothing happens with the array. Have I misunderstood the consept and what should I do to get hold of the bits?
  4. FINS Communication with C++

    Hi, I'm having a little trouble connecting to a PLC from my program. I thought my previous post a few months ago fixed it, but apparently it did not do much. Here is my code: And here is the resulting reply from the PLC after converting it to hexadecimal So far, I've narrowed it down to the issue that my program is sending 64 instead of the 18 that was specified by the FINS command. I assume that the received error is due to the fact that the PLC did not receive the correct instructions from my program. The "End" is not sent by the PLC, it is a personal note for me to know where the received message ends. My goal is to simply receive signals from D00 to D68. I imagine that the received string should be in the form of: 00 C0 00 02 01 01 00 01 00 00 01 01 [Response Code] [Data] Can someone help point out where I can start looking for why my program is sending 64 instead of 18? I do think I am messing up something simple here, but I'm not sure where to start. EDIT: To clarify the models, I am connecting over Ethernet to an Omron CP1L-M40EDT with CP1W-CIF41 Thank you in advance!
  5. Our IT department is on their annual crack down on administrator access and 'unauthorized' software. This year they are demanding to know why I need to run my laptop with administrator access. Besides the Simulator, what other functions will I not be able to use without administrator access? 
  6. Hi!Are you tired of skimming through menu bar items in TIA Portal in order to finally find that one command that you were looking for?So was I!So I´ve composed a handy one-page list of keyboard shortcuts to execute those commands in no time (FACT - 99% of them are executed using your left pinky and your left/right index finger ). Check out the list of keyboards shortcuts in the PDF attached below.For more practical tips and tricks on TIA Portal PLC programming -> go and have a look at my video course by clicking on the link below:   Keyboard Shortcuts.pdf
  7. Hello everyone, As the title suggests I am trying to display on a GOT1000 the real time frequency that the inverter is running at. I have attached my CC-Link settings and the associated programming as well. I tried using the example program from Mitsubishi but I got lost. From my understanding I should be seeing the output frequency in W3C4 however, I am not receiving any data. Any help would be appreciated. 
  8. Hi guys, I just starting to use Sysmac Studio. Its a bit confusing as I am currently used to CJ series PLC. Usually, we can use P_1sec, P_0_2s and so on to create a simple clock pulse timer function. However, I couldn't find the command or FB to do that in Sysmac Studio. Anybody could explain on how to do that in Sysmac? Thanks 
  9. PLC programming languages are used to program the automation devices in the industrial field. The device connect through PLCs can perform certain tasks like moving products or sorting them. The 5 most popular PLC Programing languages nowadays are all part of International Electrotechnical Commission Section 61131-3 Standard. IEC Standard is a set of rules that standardize PLC languages. The PLC programming language can be divided into two section: text-based and graphical.   Text-based Languages: Instruction List (IL) Structured Text (ST) Graphical Languages: Ladder Logic Diagram (LLD) Sequential Function Charts (SFC) Function Block Diagram (FBD)   Five Popular PLC Programming Languages You Need to Know
  10. Ok so I recently got the Factory i/o software to practice plc programming more in depth.  I got it working easily enough with the siemens TIA software and I am now trying to get it to work with the Omron Sysmac Studio software.  I am not sure if it is possible or not.  I have access to the hardware but I was really hoping to use the simulation like I can in TIA.  Any insight would be appreciated on the subject.
  11. Simulator Platform

    Hi. I am new with omron and i am looking for a suitable platform to simulate sysmac studio.  For example Siemens PLC have a special interphase whereby its simulator can connect with Factory IO software  so the simulation can be done using 3D like objects.  is there any open source (if possible ) platform that can connect with sysmac studio simulator to help with the 3d simulation?  Any suggestions? 
  12. 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!      
  13. Hi:         I am planning to use NX with Encoder Card  couple with Omron Rotary Encoder for measuring product length. ( GX-EC0211 /EC0241) or may be (NX-EC0112, I read there is proble with this card , here ), but whatever it is I need to know is there any specific Instruction in Sysmac Studio that is tailored for Fast Counter or Encoder (something Like PRV in CX Programmer or special function in CJ-CT021 where start/stop counter and changeable preset counter are available).  The Length measurement is straight forward and is only a small part of the overall program.  Basically is Start ---> measure to length----> Cut --->Repeat again.  I read through the Instruction Reference Manual and I am unable to find one.   Anyone have any idea or any sample program (Sysmac Studio only ) that I can refer to ?    Thanks     
  14. 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
  15. 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.
  16. Sysmac Studio crash sometimes, often when copying things like color palettes, string in the Output Window, etc. It's always with NA not NX. I have a corrupted project because Sysmac Studio crash and save the project. NEVER use this file, restarts with the old file is better. The text fields does not appear on all objects on the HMI and it's never the same object each time your download to HMI! Check images below. Font is "No Value". Do you know how to resolve this problem?
  17. Humming Noise in Motor

    We are using NX1P2 Controller with servomotor compatible with servo drive R88D-1SN it produces noise during operation low noise at low speed and hig noise at high speed we have 2 more axis which doesn't produce any such type of noise.   It also produces vibration in the motor.
  18. I am trying to display the time from an Accumulation timer. Using a data display object I am able to see the time in the following format 00:00:00.0000000. Is there a way to format the time without the decimal seconds I just want to see 00:00:00 (hours:minutes:seconds)
  19. Hi there, I have a controller NX1P2-1140DT. I want to control a VFD with modbus serial communication. Can someone help me start from scratch ?
  20. NX1P2 Modbus RTU Code and Write Up. View File This code is designed to implement Modbus RTU on an NX1P2 Controller using the NX1W-CIF11, NX1W-CIF12 or NX-CIF105 module (mounted to controller or EtherCAT coupler).  Created by an Omron Engineer. Submitter Michael Walsh Submitted 05/22/20 Category Tutorials and Quickstarts
  21. Version 2.12


    This code is designed to implement Modbus RTU on an NX1P2 Controller using the NX1W-CIF11, NX1W-CIF12 or NX-CIF105 module (mounted to controller or EtherCAT coupler).  Created by an Omron Engineer.
  22. As the title says, Studio 1.40 crashes if I try to run it in VMWare Workstation (version 14.1.8). I had to disable the "Accelerate 3D graphics" option in VMWare in order to install this upgrade, this has never been an issue before on earlier versions of Studio. I thought I could then re-enable it but this causes Studio to crash as soon as you start it up. I've not spent any time running it with 3D graphics disabled to know if it can run stable. Or if having it disabled causes problems with Studio or other software on my Omron VM. Has anyone else experienced this issue or have any insight?  
  23. Hello all,   My coworker is running into an issue where his version of Sysmac Studio has been updated, but this is causing a version mismatch from an existing project.  He has called Omron, and they are saying that there's no way to downgrade the OS.    Project operating system version = 7.4.0 Device Operating System version =  7.3.0   So the OS on the NA5 would need to be upgraded to match the version of Sysmac.  Does anyone have any suggestions to revert the automatic upgrade that has occurred? Any help would be appreciated!
  24. Has anyone had issues using the Auto-Updater and Administrative Rights?  I am running Windows 10 Pro, 64Bit.  I need to update Sysmac Studio from 1.31 to 1.4.....when I run Auto Updater (as Administrator) I always get the error "Log on the PC as a user who has an administrative right when install" and it never makes it past the first module of the CX-One Update.  I even gave the issue over to my IT guy and he has absolute full rights to every nook and cranny on my laptop. I was told that I needed to allow the CX-One to updates as well since they share some of the same components. My IT guy even tried to do the "download" and install individual modules of the update and that still didn't work. Currently waiting on callback from OMRON Tech Support, thought I'd pose the question here as well....thanks.
  25. Friends kindly help me I need to create ton and counter macro function in factorytalk view studio