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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 22nd, 2022, 09:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 609
Posted By jdbrandt
You need a systems integrator. You can find...

You need a systems integrator.

You can find one in a number of places, but CSIA would be a good start:
https://www.controlsys.org/home
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 21st, 2022, 01:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 394
Posted By jdbrandt
Kinetics 6000-fiber; how to jumper out a drive?

{Old Indramat guy here} (*)
How do you 'jumper out', logically, a drive on a Kinetics 6000?

For example, I have a Power Module (Node 20) and three axis modules (Nodes 22, 24, 26), and want to...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers August 28th, 2022, 07:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,388
Posted By jdbrandt
IIRC, the PLC-2 was a Current Loop serial...

IIRC, the PLC-2 was a Current Loop serial interface. RS-(nothing)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 28th, 2022, 05:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,928
Posted By jdbrandt
If they are wildly different, you could use a...

If they are wildly different, you could use a NATR as a router...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 18th, 2022, 07:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 602
Posted By jdbrandt
Rockwell firmware upgrade (maybe). What would you do first?

I have come across a situation that could be in need of help.

Presently, they have an L71 running version 24.12, and they want to revise it upwards to another level. Attached is a variety of E/IP...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2022, 10:37 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 678
Posted By jdbrandt
This. Also, look at the motor nameplate. It...

This. Also, look at the motor nameplate. It will have a frequency range (typically 60-90) where an inverter-duty motor can still operate.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 28th, 2022, 04:33 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,268
Posted By jdbrandt
"No one can take advantage of you without your...

"No one can take advantage of you without your permission."

"There are only two good jobs: your last one, and your next one."

"Nine women can't have a baby in a month." (Brook's Law)
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 27th, 2022, 01:29 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 14,268
Posted By jdbrandt
nope

nope
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 4th, 2022, 07:42 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 46,727
Posted By jdbrandt
Mine says PHOENIX contact, but no part number.

Mine says PHOENIX contact, but no part number.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 8th, 2022, 07:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 6,520
Posted By jdbrandt
+1. This is sound advice, and resolves issues...

+1.
This is sound advice, and resolves issues like "what happens when I download a new program", or "how do I secure the controller". Dedicated controllers have these as standard features which are...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers January 8th, 2022, 07:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 4,573
Posted By jdbrandt
Ditto what all the others have already said. ...

Ditto what all the others have already said.

I'm coming up right behind you.....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 30th, 2021, 09:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,975
Posted By jdbrandt
Life is much easier when there's PaceSetter in...

Life is much easier when there's PaceSetter in the middle..we used to use a nip point, or gripping knife roll.
Life is also much easier when you have motors that develop full torque at near zero...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 29th, 2021, 10:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,278
Posted By jdbrandt
It sounds (to this American ear) that you are...

It sounds (to this American ear) that you are speaking about internal disconnect devices. Some might hear Panel Isolator and assume you speak of vibration isolators, similar to those used in certain...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers December 13th, 2021, 05:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,141
Posted By jdbrandt
Knowledgebase says this is a known problem. See...

Knowledgebase says this is a known problem.
See article QA45452.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 25th, 2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,407
Posted By jdbrandt
Certain selenium diodes might cause a bit of...

Certain selenium diodes might cause a bit of trouble, but we don't see these much anymore...except on slate panel Ward Lenord DC drive systems. :)
ZENER diodes, as well, depending on their rating,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 14th, 2021, 04:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,723
Posted By jdbrandt
Well, of course. The assumption is valid for a...

Well, of course.
The assumption is valid for a PUMP or a FAN. Not so much for a hoist, or a driven load on a horizontal surface.
careat emptor, YMMV. etc.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers November 13th, 2021, 11:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,723
Posted By jdbrandt
If you have a normal ramp stop (not coast), it is...

If you have a normal ramp stop (not coast), it is a helpful step to start the motor, and then simply cut the drive connection...could be a Cat 0 STO action, or just power off.
THEN, time how long it...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 21st, 2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,939
Posted By jdbrandt
Its not the wrong answer...its the wrong...

Its not the wrong answer...its the wrong question.
For RS-422, the answer is actually YES.
For some signals, the answer is Why shield in the first place? (Re: three-twists-per-inch unshielded...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 11th, 2021, 06:38 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 64,554
Posted By jdbrandt
^^we figured this out, but thanks for confirming....

^^we figured this out, but thanks for confirming.
Nothing personal here, but, whenever I hear Arduino, my first question is: What did your professors tell you was so differentially wonderful and...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers October 10th, 2021, 06:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,179
Posted By jdbrandt
* The two pieces of the PF523 might not be...

* The two pieces of the PF523 might not be properly engaged (Front-to-back)
* Your 480 might be wired to the OUTPUT terminals, not the INPUT terminals.
* Bad drive>
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 29th, 2021, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,751
Posted By jdbrandt
IN the USA, there is a breakdown in two...

IN the USA, there is a breakdown in two categories: Short Circuit Protection (i.e. stopping wires from melting), and Supplemental Protection (like your 0.25AMP fuse).
Supplemental protection can be...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 26th, 2021, 11:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,307
Posted By jdbrandt
Your buddy should be contacting the person who...

Your buddy should be contacting the person who normally maintains the machine, who has all the proper software needed to access the fault information and resolve it.
Or, if that person/company is...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2021, 09:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,120
Posted By jdbrandt
Good guess. The 'X' and 'Y' are give away...

Good guess. The 'X' and 'Y' are give away indicators.
At a minimum, the I/O cards are non-US, but, yes, it does look like a VME package.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 25th, 2021, 09:30 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,739
Posted By jdbrandt
Well, as others might think, there are options,...

Well, as others might think, there are options, if you were standing in front of it. You could adjust the firmware level up or down, inhibit I/O , research the FAULT CODE and location.
Remotely,...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers September 23rd, 2021, 01:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,287
Posted By jdbrandt
Research the TOD instruction

Research the TOD instruction
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