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CAN bus architecture for self propelled wheel chairs
Posted by ajay prabhu on 4 March, 2002 - 12:50 pm
i am making a self propelled wheel chair. for this i am using a single dc motor to provide the drive and a stepper motor( connected to the front wheels) to provide the direction. is it alright to use a CAN bus architecture for it?
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protool software for op-27
Posted by sasan on 4 March, 2002 - 12:39 pm
i need an copy of protool software version 2 or higher for programming the op-27...
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converting from Sattcon plc to Siemens/ Telemecanique/ omron
Posted by Bjarne T. Mortensen on 4 March, 2002 - 12:38 pm
Does anyone knows a method to convert a plc-program from a sattcon plc to either a Telemecanique or Siemens/Omron plc?
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Displaying Multiple Citect Projects
Posted by Taj on 4 March, 2002 - 12:37 pm
I'd like to know how I can display multiple Citect projects on one computer...
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Triple Modular Redundant PLC
Posted by aldo rosa on 4 March, 2002 - 12:11 pm
Where may I find technical paper about Triple Modular Redundant PLC ?
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Research project - control engineering or signal processing
Posted by Subin P Nair on 4 March, 2002 - 12:00 pm
I would like to get suggestions and informations for a research project in either control engineering or signal processing...
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ABB RTU400
Posted by Shahid Waqas Chaudhry on 4 March, 2002 - 11:24 am
For one of the our application, I am working to connect a remote site with central monitoring unit. The client wants to use existing hardware which is an ABB Controller: RTU400...
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Stright run for Restriction Orifice
Posted by Anonymous on 4 March, 2002 - 11:15 am
Normally we provide Stright run upstream & down stream for a Metering Orifice as per the Beta calculation(per BS standard). Is it necessary to provide stright run upstream and downstream for a Restriction orifice (RO)?
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water level controller using INTEL 8051 microcontroller
Posted by Murtaza Johar on 4 March, 2002 - 11:14 am
I am doing a project on water level controller using Intel's 8051 microcontroller.I need help regarding the programming and the hardware(sensors) for water level detection...
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AB to phase out block I/O Rumor
Posted by Bob Peterson on 4 March, 2002 - 9:54 am
A rumor was repeated to me a few minutes ago that AB is planning to phase out block I/O. Anyone else hear this?
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Fins Gateway for Omron PLC
Posted by Fred on 4 March, 2002 - 9:22 am
Does anyone know where can i get Fins Gateway for Omron PLC?
need a fault indicator
Posted by hamid on 3 March, 2002 - 8:40 pm
need a fault indicator as safty device with 60 inputs for low and high both logic,and apply difrent logic at a time...
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BACnet to BACnet interoprability
Posted by Tapas Kumar Bose on 3 March, 2002 - 1:01 pm
Now-a-days we see lots of specifications which are written with an assumption that two BACnet systems from differnt vendors will work like a plug-and-play devices...
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Modicon 984 Series Hardware
Posted by mwright@aeengr.com on 3 March, 2002 - 12:37 pm
Is there an Ethernet module that will operate with the 984-785E processor?
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Board Level Cellular Phone
Posted by Rick Hudson on 2 March, 2002 - 2:58 pm
Does anyone know of a board level cell phone that can be built into devices for remote, wireless montoring?
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Is LabView Supervisory Control?
Posted by Anonymous on 2 March, 2002 - 1:47 pm
I just wanted an opinion on what is considered Real-Time Control. i.e. Can you consider some or any Windows software "Real-Time" or "Supervisory"?
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HDSL Modem Communication over TelCo Lease Line
Posted by Timothy J. Morse on 2 March, 2002 - 1:43 pm
Looking for opinions & experiences of using HSDL modems over telephone company lease lines for TCP/IP communication to PLCs...
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Centum V DCS bus connectivity
Posted by Deepak Kumar on 2 March, 2002 - 1:41 pm
Need to know about availability of another DCS system(TOSHIBA, Honeywell etc.) which can communicate to Yokogava Centum V DCS ( HF bus).
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Sugar Cane Blanket thickness
Posted by Ravindra on 2 March, 2002 - 1:40 pm
i want to measure the level in the cane carrier of the Suagr Industry. Could any forum memebers suggest me that through beam or photo sensors , and how to connect to the DCS systems?
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NEED HELP IN FANUC 0MC CNC, RELEATED TO PART PROGRAM
Posted by R.P.INAMDAR on 2 March, 2002 - 1:34 pm
Part program in fanuc 0MC cnc system...
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Ladder conversion utility
Posted by Norm Aylward on 2 March, 2002 - 1:33 pm
I am looking for a program to covert relay ladder logic (PLC5, SLC500) to flow chart or logic drawing...
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Multiple VFD's on a 2km conveyor
Posted by GST on 2 March, 2002 - 1:28 pm
I am writing PLC code for 6 VFD's at 6 equal intervals on a 2 km conveyor belt and I would like any programming suggestions for calculations of the output of each VFD.
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Accessing database values from RSView32
Posted by Jeff Sizemore on 2 March, 2002 - 12:48 pm
I want to import product codes from an Access database, and assign them tagnames to track them throughout a process...
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Access DB with data from inputbox in Cimplicity
Posted by Frank Deprest on 2 March, 2002 - 12:47 pm
I want to add a record to a Access DB with a string from an inputbox and data from a screen (both in Cimplicity). My question is: can this be done with a SQL-query?
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Graphical Editor or MMI for use with Visual Basic or Visual C++
Posted by Jim Tompkins on 1 March, 2002 - 6:05 pm
I am looking for a graphical editor or active-x based MMI package that I can use in conjunction with Visual Basic and/or Visual C++...
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RSLinx DDE Items
Posted by Ranjan Acharya on 1 March, 2002 - 5:12 pm
Does anyone have a list of DDE items available from RSLinx? ...
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data acquisition in C++
Posted by deckster on 1 March, 2002 - 4:18 pm
Need advice on data acquisition project...
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MODBUS message
Posted by Vanessa on 1 March, 2002 - 4:12 pm
I'm searching for information on the sending of a frame MODBUS (what it contains with examples) as well as the significance of frames TCP and IP.
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Replacing an Allen Bradley SLC150 with a SLC 5/04
Posted by mcnall on 1 March, 2002 - 4:04 pm
Code is in both processors, but the machine is running the code in the SLC150. The challange is to migrate to the SLC5/04. The 5/04 is currently mounted in the control cabinet next to the SLC150.
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Need to calculate the power from the output %
Posted by Terry Sopkow on 1 March, 2002 - 3:15 pm
I have an omron controller that is setup as on/off control. It is controlling an electric heater. How do I calculate the power (watts) from the output% value that is displayed...
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Delta-V to 90-70
Posted by Pat Russell on 1 March, 2002 - 3:05 pm
I am trying to get a 90-70 PLC to talk to a Delta-V system. Can this be done? Does anyone know of a driver for Delta-V that will allow this?
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partlow WEST controllers communication
Posted by yogesh m.tapaswi on 1 March, 2002 - 3:04 pm
west communication to PC.
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skin temperature of reactor tubes?
Posted by vjvid on 1 March, 2002 - 2:38 pm
i am an Imperial College student designing a furnace to heat reactor tubes and my task is to control the furnace heat, but am unable to estimate the outer skin temperature of the tubes...
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Networking multiple HMI's on a phone line
Posted by Naeema Halim on 1 March, 2002 - 1:46 pm
How can we network multiple HMI's present in separate buildings on a phone line..?
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Instabus--->Ethernet Converter
Posted by Armando Abraham - INGDESI on 1 March, 2002 - 1:23 pm
Where I can find an Instabus-Ethernet converter?
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DeltaV Simulate only on NT4.0?
Posted by Steven Landau on 1 March, 2002 - 12:55 pm
My local emerson rep tells me that the DeltaV simulate package only runs on NT 4.0. It is hard to find a laptop with SXGA+ (1400x1050) resolution to develop code & screens which supports NT...
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Complexity science starting to rev up
Posted by Jim Pinto on 1 March, 2002 - 11:26 am
Article on Chaos Theory, also known as complexity science, at http://www.isa.org/journals/intech/brief/1,1161,1671,00.html
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Barcode Readers & InTouch
Posted by John Midgley on 1 March, 2002 - 10:40 am
Is there a barcode reader available with some sort of DDE server where it can be read straight into InTouch...
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Connecting 4 serial printers on TSX Premium
Posted by Jonardy Kaligis on 1 March, 2002 - 10:19 am
Does anyone know how to connect TSX Premium PLC to 4 serial printers?
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GE Fanuc PLC Communication
Posted by Anonymous on 1 March, 2002 - 10:02 am
Error message with GE Fanuc Versa Max PLC IC200UAL006
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Serial Programming in Linux with RS484 Converter
Posted by Kamal on 1 March, 2002 - 9:56 am
Unable to locate a complete serial class in linux
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Limiting signal pulse width in AB SLC5/04 PLC
Posted by Prasad Kumaran on 1 March, 2002 - 9:45 am
High speed application needs a confirmity check on the first 8 to 10 mSec of a sensor "on" pulse which stretchs up to 16 to 17 mSec.
Cimplicity HMI to TI-Siemmens 545
Posted by GBond on 1 March, 2002 - 9:23 am
Connecting to TI 545 with Cimplicity HMI but can not access the C registers through Cimplicity
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Open Control Effects on Industry Structure
Posted by Michael Griffin on 28 February, 2002 - 4:36 pm
I thought to outline some ideas I've had as to what a control system based on "somewhat open" principles would mean for the structure of the automation components business...
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Modbus Analyzer
Posted by Guillermo Hernández on 28 February, 2002 - 4:21 pm
Does anyone know a modbus analyzer for free or a demo version. I am testing a plcs network...
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Variable Speed Drive Output
Posted by Robert Machetto on 28 February, 2002 - 4:05 pm
What output voltage would you expect on a 460VAC VFD running in a linear mode at half speed?
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SLC 5/03 comm with Mitsubishi via RS485
Posted by Tom Treat on 28 February, 2002 - 3:57 pm
I am interfacing two PLCs. One AB SLC 5/03, and a Mitsubishi FX1n. I would like to use RS 485. I need to pass values back and forth.
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Ethernet Access
Posted by Hemant Nandrajog on 28 February, 2002 - 3:09 pm
Interrupting computer via ethernet card
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Barcode scanner - PLC communication
Posted by Natahion on 28 February, 2002 - 3:08 pm
I am using GE Fanuc PLC and Mitsubishi Melsec and would like to get data from barcode scanners...
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Control valve bigger than line size
Posted by Anonymous on 28 February, 2002 - 3:06 pm
What happens if I use a control valve one size higher than the line size? ...
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Use 0-10 Vdc Ai for 0-10 Vac signal
Posted by Jim Cai on 28 February, 2002 - 2:53 pm
Can we use common 0-10 Vdc analog input for 0-10 Vac/60Hz ? What can we get ?
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Serial port Communication
Posted by Chinmay on 28 February, 2002 - 2:52 pm
Fooling a Software which accepts data only thru COM PORT
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How to program CP5611?
Posted by magm on 28 February, 2002 - 11:51 am
I am using a PC to display data from S7 PLC. The PC has a CP5611 card and is connected with the s7 plc cpu using MPI bus. Where can i get the SDK of cp5611?
GPL to be tested
Posted by Curt Wuollet on 28 February, 2002 - 11:41 am
As an interesting aside, the GPL will be tested in court. This may well answer some questions and no doubt, raise others...
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Moeller Sucosoft S30
Posted by Claudio Pires on 28 February, 2002 - 11:33 am
I'm desperately seeking an electronic manual for SUCOSOFT S30-S3 in order to start programming a Moeller Compact PLC PS4-111-DR-1...
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Communication on UNITELWAY
Posted by BRULE Sylvain on 28 February, 2002 - 11:24 am
I do not succeed to realize a communication between PC (port COM, RS232) and TSX07 (Unitelway, RS485) in 32 bits programmation, with Visual C++ 6!
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Remote Control Automation
Posted by DD on 28 February, 2002 - 11:01 am
I want to actuate a simple mechanical device (small and light) with a simple remote control...
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4-20mA signal cable
Posted by eugene on 28 February, 2002 - 10:38 am
Standards of control signal cable in interfacing between 4-20mA instruments
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MSComm and RS-232 in RealTime
Posted by Jim Hebbard on 27 February, 2002 - 6:06 pm
We are currently monitoring a balance (scale) that transmits 9600,8,no parity, no handshaking or XonXoff as a continuous stream of text spaced at about 0.11 seconds per transmission...
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Simulation of an overhead crane
Posted by Caffers on 27 February, 2002 - 5:15 pm
I am currently looking for a mathematical model for an electric motor that I can implement into Matlab.Know where I can find relevant info?
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Cimplicity ISN'T
Posted by Anonymous on 27 February, 2002 - 1:55 pm
What could be causing the trailing data and the invalid response, and what to do about it? How do I strip the trailing data off?
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Convert density/SP gravity to BRIX
Posted by mullapudir on 27 February, 2002 - 1:53 pm
Could any forum members suggest how to convert the Density , with respect to temperature in terms of the Brix...
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Converting RS-232 to IP and back
Posted by André on 27 February, 2002 - 1:50 pm
Need conversion from an RS232 comms port in a datalogger to IP, problem is central software...
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Sw and hw for upload from TSX P67 425
Posted by Dalibor Muratovic, B.Sc.E.E. on 27 February, 2002 - 1:40 pm
We need, for diagnostic reasons, to upload the program, but don't have either the software or the connection cables (and/or PCI cards) necessary...
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Visual Basic help
Posted by Paul on 27 February, 2002 - 1:23 pm
Can anybody check this code for me...
How to program an electronic card to control motor system?
Posted by Fieyz on 27 February, 2002 - 1:16 pm
I want to write a driver software for a card that can control a motor system...
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Connecting a sensor to a PLC
Posted by Steven on 27 February, 2002 - 1:15 pm
I have some questions to ask about connecting a sensor to a PLC. I have decided to use Siemens LOGO for this application...
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Device drivers
Posted by Xu Weijie on 27 February, 2002 - 12:59 pm
I want to know how to write a device driver that reads the PLC's values and auto sends a email in cases of emergencies...
Sybase ODBC!
Posted by Ivan Lorencin on 27 February, 2002 - 12:05 pm
I would like to gather data from SCADACOM with Sybase on UNIX Solaris 7.0 via ODBC into the iFix 2.6 on Windows 2000...
Autoscaling citcuit for digital multimeters
Posted by manmohan singh on 27 February, 2002 - 11:53 am
I am searching for a autoscaling citcuit which we use in digital multimeters so that multimeter adjust itself according to the range of input signal.
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Allen Bradley Remote I/O
Posted by Chris Copland on 27 February, 2002 - 9:56 am
Can anyone tell me were I can find information on the communication protocol for AB remote I/O system.
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Plant Information System
Posted by Tambaz on 27 February, 2002 - 9:43 am
Has somebody implemented plant information system from OSI or Optimax ABB?
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IEC 1131
Posted by Costantino on 27 February, 2002 - 9:42 am
given 2 integers i1 and i2 and the following operation: i1/i2 for i2>0 what data type is the result expected to be?
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Which HMI to use!
Posted by Knucklhead on 26 February, 2002 - 3:15 pm
I am curious as to what HMI would be best suit my needs...
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PWM to Analog
Posted by Danny Kent on 26 February, 2002 - 3:14 pm
Trying to convert a servo controller signal to analog.
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Custody transfer (OIML R-117)
Posted by Amir Or on 26 February, 2002 - 2:53 pm
Approval for custody transfer
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Festo CPV-8 Manifold
Posted by Jace on 26 February, 2002 - 2:11 pm
Anyone know something about conection betwen festo manifolds in devicenet and controllogix processor?
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Connect a 8051 or 80552 to a ethernet protocol
Posted by youssef on 26 February, 2002 - 12:14 pm
I would like to connect my 8051 or 80552 to a network (IP protocol)...
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Anti virus installation
Posted by Daniel on 26 February, 2002 - 12:12 pm
Installing anti virus in ABB Conductor NT...
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TEXT MESSAGES TO MOBILE
Posted by shreeroop on 26 February, 2002 - 12:01 pm
I need to send sms messages about production details to a mobile phone using visual basic...
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Asi and noise immunity
Posted by willy o. on 26 February, 2002 - 11:57 am
What provides the noise immunity for Actuator Sensor Interface, particularly when the flat cable is used for the ASi busway?
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Think and Do to RSView32
Posted by wtw_stu on 26 February, 2002 - 11:55 am
Can a Think & Do screen be exported to RSView32 without rebuilding?
Device Server
Posted by Xu Weijie on 26 February, 2002 - 11:12 am
Anyone heard of device servers.If so,anyone know how to write exes to compile cobox files...
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Calender Roll Pull Cord Safety - Type
Posted by Bob Welker on 25 February, 2002 - 5:39 pm
Momentary or maintained cord pull safety switches?
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Global Warming
Posted by Bob Pawley on 25 February, 2002 - 4:22 pm
The Canadian Government is eager to implement the Kyoto Accord. It is my contention that this accord is flawed due to technical temperature monitoring consideration, that have yet to be taken into account...
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Proface Software
Posted by Steve on 25 February, 2002 - 3:45 pm
Has anyone experience of Proface software?
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HMI examples
Posted by Lee Jones on 25 February, 2002 - 3:34 pm
I'm doing a project on HMI systems where I need two examples of HMI's systems: one of hardwire and the other software...
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Modbus versus Enron Modbus
Posted by Anonymous on 25 February, 2002 - 3:25 pm
Modbus to Enron Modbus comm error...
DeviceNet Bit-Strobe with Reliance 3000 and GE9030
Posted by Buddy Dixon on 25 February, 2002 - 3:19 pm
Does any one have any experience with DeviceNet Bit-Strobe with Reliance 3000 and GE9030?
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DCS Engineer role description
Posted by Francisco Gonzalez on 25 February, 2002 - 3:17 pm
Could somebody send me a role description for a DCS Engineer applied to a power plant...
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Control Logix Serial Issues
Posted by Colin Carpenter on 25 February, 2002 - 3:16 pm
Is there a way of switching DF1 protocols.
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0-10 V Analog Wiring
Posted by wnelson on 25 February, 2002 - 2:33 pm
We need information regarding wiring 0-10 V analog sensors to a PLC...
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Kiln/Furnace control?
Posted by Thinh Phan on 25 February, 2002 - 2:31 pm
can somebody tell me where to find theory in burning tech for kiln/furnace?
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S-curve calculation for motion trajectory
Posted by Bahni Bahnev on 25 February, 2002 - 2:30 pm
I need help how i calculate times of rizing, falling and constant jerk...
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ControlLogix processor problems
Posted by Dave Campain on 25 February, 2002 - 11:52 am
Has anyone out there seen any problems with ControlLogix PLC's apparently caused by problems with the power supply or any other mysterious failures?
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Datablocks in Siemens S7 PLC's
Posted by Mols, Jo [JanBe] on 25 February, 2002 - 11:08 am
In a recently installed PLC (S7-300 CPU 315-2dp) several setpoints for controllers, alarmvalues, max. speedvalues are stored in datablocks in the Actual value part. Yet, the initial value is not filled in...
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Request DF1 and DH485 information
Posted by Carlos A. Rios Jr. on 25 February, 2002 - 10:46 am
Please help me about this and others informations about DH485 DH+ and DF1 protocol, etc...
2672 Programmable Video Timing Controller
Posted by vitya on 25 February, 2002 - 10:40 am
Data sheet on mc2672/scn2672.
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How to make remote access by the phone
Posted by khalifa on 25 February, 2002 - 10:33 am
The controller can be accessed close or open an appliances and Check an alarm status via phone...
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Melsec Medoc vs GX
Posted by Thierry on 25 February, 2002 - 10:19 am
I am currently using the Melsec Medoc package (DOS) to program Mitsubishi PLC's. Would it be an improvement to upgrade to the GX developer version?