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Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 23rd, 2022, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,868
Posted By mad4x4
We had these and the E1000 in Plants and we made...

We had these and the E1000 in Plants and we made a conscious decision to convert them over to JMobile Panels. Bejeir in the UK were good they could re-furb the panels. but it was costly.

Might...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 14th, 2022, 04:05 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,502
Posted By mad4x4
I was thinking the same, but I hadn't worked out...

I was thinking the same, but I hadn't worked out the full solution. I know a prime is only divisible by itself and 1 So I was thinking to do a check on divisible by 2 and rationalise. Saves...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 13th, 2022, 05:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,475
Posted By mad4x4
Your doomed..... Rule 1) Don't let IT near a...

Your doomed..... Rule 1) Don't let IT near a control system they don't have a clue!
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers June 9th, 2022, 04:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,602
Posted By mad4x4
What about using LED TAPE ? loads of...

What about using LED TAPE ? loads of companies do it https://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-5m-led-dotless-tape-light-22w-1700lm/775pg

Or something from this range...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 31st, 2022, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,540
Posted By mad4x4
A SCADA Script should be able to read the PC...

A SCADA Script should be able to read the PC (Server) time and then Write it to Tags in the PLC once every couple of hours, where you can update the wall clock. The PLC can then be a PTP time...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers May 10th, 2022, 10:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By mad4x4
Siemens 4-20mA Input

Simple Question - Standard 4-20 ma Input Card (Siemens)
SO if at 4 ma we get 4000counts and at 20ma We get 26800 counts when it goes overscale slightly this will tend to 32768 counts (2^15) But...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2022, 11:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,095
Posted By mad4x4
Have used the Weidmuller Remote IO with Rockwell,...

Have used the Weidmuller Remote IO with Rockwell, worked well and gave a High IO count for reasonable cost

https://www.weidmueller.com/int/products/automation_software/i_o_systems/index.jsp
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 27th, 2022, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 607
Posted By mad4x4
If your looking for IPCS or Servers with a ...

If your looking for IPCS or Servers with a longer life span , Beckhoff make IPCs with Xenon CPUs. They will support for many years.

We have a Stratus FT on one of our assets and although...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 22nd, 2022, 07:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By mad4x4
Typically you would often use volt free contacts...

Typically you would often use volt free contacts for this. ( aka a relay)

also, ensure that the 0V rail is tied together so that 0v is 0v in all cabinets.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 19th, 2022, 08:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By mad4x4
Not a "PLC firewall" but a small firewall all...

Not a "PLC firewall" but a small firewall all the same ( no battery) https://www.gl-inet.com/products/gl-mt300n-v2/
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 18th, 2022, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,275
Posted By mad4x4
If we have a 3rd Party on our site then they use...

If we have a 3rd Party on our site then they use our Engineering Workstation there Laptop is not allowed on our network ( OT or IT)

Techinically the USB stick should go through a Sheep dip...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 13th, 2022, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By mad4x4
Why would you want the whole SCADA in the...

Why would you want the whole SCADA in the Corporate (IT) Lan and PLC in a separate LAN?

The easiest way would be to dual host the Scada Server ( 2 NIC Cards) one to the PLC LAN and One to the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers April 5th, 2022, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By mad4x4
Interesting little Vid. We had similar a few...

Interesting little Vid. We had similar a few years ago and it was described as a "Stuck Bit" we could never get a straight answer from Stratus on what a "Stuck bit " was.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 30th, 2022, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,918
Posted By mad4x4
A Coil (OTE) is only Active whilst the run of...

A Coil (OTE) is only Active whilst the run of logic controlling it is 1(true). You should only have one rung of logic writing to a coil (OTE) in a project. - Think of a Switch that is only on as...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 29th, 2022, 08:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 907
Posted By mad4x4
Do you have a rockwell developers license?

Do you have a rockwell developers license?
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 29th, 2022, 04:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,818
Posted By mad4x4
Got a Dell Inspirion Ryazen 7 512 GB SSD and 8GB...

Got a Dell Inspirion Ryazen 7 512 GB SSD and 8GB ram for 399( Dell UK Outlet) + 60 (Ebuyer) to buy and 16GB SODIMM fitted myself in 10 Mins.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 28th, 2022, 10:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,180
Posted By mad4x4
Arduino is powerful but unless you are a "C++"...

Arduino is powerful but unless you are a "C++" developer very complex, although there are loads of free tutorials, also without relays and wiring your stuck at +3.3v or +5V control levels.
...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 23rd, 2022, 07:38 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 83,953
Posted By mad4x4
The bigger question has to be why is it locked? ...

The bigger question has to be why is it locked?

1)Is it one company trying to protect their IP?
2)Is it a disgruntled employee trying to avenge severance?
3)Is it to stop other none authorised...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 17th, 2022, 12:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,586
Posted By mad4x4
For rockwell - best sticking with Ladder and FBD ...

For rockwell - best sticking with Ladder and FBD if you do need to use ST then use it for things like calculations as its not so easy to debug.

Rockwells ladder is very good and very powerful....
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 17th, 2022, 12:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,290
Posted By mad4x4
why not use the standard that your drawing...

why not use the standard that your drawing package uses eg E-Plan or qelectrotech ? Th
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 17th, 2022, 12:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 683
Posted By mad4x4
Use the message message command to share a...

Use the message message command to share a structure between the two plcs and set up a read and write an array of float or integer in each PLC.

This should give you an idea...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 15th, 2022, 09:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,372
Posted By mad4x4
Speak to ANdy at Distec ...

Speak to ANdy at Distec (https://www.distec.co.uk/)they will sort you out with something.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 14th, 2022, 09:03 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,313
Posted By mad4x4
OOOO Yuck - FOR loops in control..... Not good...

OOOO Yuck - FOR loops in control..... Not good programming Can lead to quick execution of code but can also lead to exceeding scan times. IMHO for or while loop is bad practice.
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers March 4th, 2022, 08:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 481
Posted By mad4x4
Wonderware 2012 & Applicom Card

We have a 2012 Wonderware system running on an older driver setup. ( 2 Servers with about 15 PLCs connected)

In each Server, we have an Applicom Card (PCI/PCU2000ETH) that is configured in the...
Forum: LIVE PLC Questions And Answers February 28th, 2022, 06:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,582
Posted By mad4x4
Cognet datahub supports UA and has a 1hr demo...

Cognet datahub supports UA and has a 1hr demo just like igintion
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