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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 13th, 2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By dogleg43
Be careful using DLO or other fine strand wire....

Be careful using DLO or other fine strand wire. The lugs on your circuit breakers, disconnects, etc. must be rated for fine stranded wire. They may fail under high current applications.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 7th, 2022, 07:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By dogleg43
Have a solid understanding of electrical...

Have a solid understanding of electrical circuitry, applicable codes & standards like the NEC, NFPA-79, UL508A (or equivalent Canadian standards).

Keep in mind these are only minimum standards...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 1st, 2022, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 958
Posted By dogleg43
Have you calculated the weight of this thing?...

Have you calculated the weight of this thing? Better have a strong handle or two on it…… or put it on a two wheeled cart.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 4th, 2022, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,196
Posted By dogleg43
We did a lot of this and our standard was based...

We did a lot of this and our standard was based off of a GM plant’s we did work for. Drawing sets were divided into sections like this:
AA001 - AA0xx
AB001 - AB xx, etc.

Panel #2’s drawings...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers July 3rd, 2022, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,117
Posted By dogleg43
Simply put there is not a “standard” RS-232 cable...

Simply put there is not a “standard” RS-232 cable pin out. Always try to get the correct pinkut from the manufacturer or buy their cable.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 26th, 2022, 03:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,604
Posted By dogleg43
Exactly what he said!!

Exactly what he said!!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 25th, 2022, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 624
Posted By dogleg43
American industry was dominated by for decades by...

American industry was dominated by for decades by the “Big 3” auto companies. Almost by default their standard’s were used by many other industries. The JSA was kind of an offshoot of these...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 20th, 2022, 07:38 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 14,536
Posted By dogleg43
All caps was all I ever saw on CAD drawings and...

All caps was all I ever saw on CAD drawings and PLC documentation from the early 80’s until I retired in 2019. Other technical documentation used traditional upper/lower case letters.

Sometime...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2022, 05:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,465
Posted By dogleg43
Umm, while I support your enthusiasm and intent...

Umm, while I support your enthusiasm and intent you may want to find a support group. There’s many fine ones out there. ����

Seriously, do you mean “Germy” hygiene or neatness hygiene?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 18th, 2022, 09:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By dogleg43
As a system integrator, we did work for a big...

As a system integrator, we did work for a big pharma company and their tags were like this. Some were 25 or more characters long. Too many entry errors when printing tags.

They like it this way...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 18th, 2022, 05:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By dogleg43
System integrators or machine builders often have...

System integrators or machine builders often have to follow their customer specifications and donít have a choice.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 16th, 2022, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,662
Posted By dogleg43
The worst ďstandardĒ is having a different # on...

The worst ďstandardĒ is having a different # on each end. Iíve also seen a from/to tag system. Usually those tags are 15 or more characters long. Takes too long to make & often get typo errors.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 8th, 2022, 11:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,188
Posted By dogleg43
You will have fun doing this project. We...

You will have fun doing this project. We implemented a system like this in a large Chrysler parts machining plant 30 years ago. Getting the cycle start, cycle stop, cycle time, downtime, etc. to work...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2022, 12:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 12,737
Posted By dogleg43
I worked as a control system design engineer for...

I worked as a control system design engineer for system integrators for over 33 years (am also a journeyman electrician) and describing my job to others was very difficult.

Sometimes I’d ask...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 28th, 2022, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By dogleg43
👌👍🍺 Thanks! That worked.

👌👍🍺
Thanks! That worked.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 26th, 2022, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,422
Posted By dogleg43
Canít stay logged in on Iphone

Ever since I changed to an iphone-13 I cannot stay logged in here on this site, even with marking the checkbox to stay logged in. Am I doing something wrong or is this just a new feature?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 17th, 2022, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,933
Posted By dogleg43
There is certainly a lot of good information here...

There is certainly a lot of good information here to help the OP out so I wonít add my 2 cents worth.

What concerns me is that the OP is asking pretty basic motor control and fusing/overcurrent...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 2nd, 2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 46,725
Posted By dogleg43
As a skilled electrician and seasoned controls...

As a skilled electrician and seasoned controls engineer with 38 years of experience I can confidently say that most electricians would be glad to wire things correctly and align sensors correctly IF...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 1st, 2022, 11:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,368
Posted By dogleg43
Maybe you could use a guarded push button like...

Maybe you could use a guarded push button like this:
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 23rd, 2022, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,439
Posted By dogleg43
Yes, it absolutely should be shielded but the...

Yes, it absolutely should be shielded but the other consideration if it is permissible to run low voltage cable in the same raceway with power wires.

You had better check your local codes and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 21st, 2022, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,015
Posted By dogleg43
Are you asking about fabricating the actual metal...

Are you asking about fabricating the actual metal or poly enclosure itself or buying off-the-shelf items to build & wire an enclosure?

These would be completely different areas of the UL or any...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 18th, 2022, 07:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,581
Posted By dogleg43
In a nutshell, overloads protect against a...

In a nutshell, overloads protect against a gradual increase of overcurrent (think a mixer with a real thick batter). Fuses protect against short circuits or quicker increase in current.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 7th, 2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,573
Posted By dogleg43
Ken, Best wishes to you & your wife. ...

Ken,
Best wishes to you & your wife.

Your responses have been helpful to me several times.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 15th, 2021, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,516
Posted By dogleg43
Does NFPA-79 apply to pumps? Read the very...

Does NFPA-79 apply to pumps?

Read the very first page or so and I believe it is very specific about what it applies to. I don’t have a copy handy but I seem to remember that it doesn’t cover...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 28th, 2021, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,229
Posted By dogleg43
No worries. I agree with many of the...

No worries. I agree with many of the international standards but the IEC drawing format is awful compared to a GM or Ford Motorís format.

Have a great day.
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