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Operating systems for control
Posted by Kevin Brodie on 21 March, 2002 - 4:27 pm
PC based Control systems, Operating systems training.
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Nano & Magelis
Posted by Vic on 21 March, 2002 - 3:55 pm
Can I use Nano PLC to communicate with Magelis? ...
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OEM's and SI's
Posted by Michael Brown on 21 March, 2002 - 1:03 pm
Has anyone found a successful approach for selling control systems to customers that believe they can do everything in-house cheaper?
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Profibus to DH+
Posted by J McCallum on 21 March, 2002 - 12:19 pm
I'm looking for a cost effective way (gateway) to convert from Profibus-DP to DH+.
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To GPL or Not To GPL (was: linux Modbus master)
Posted by Michael R. Batchelor on 21 March, 2002 - 12:01 pm
While I'm sure Intellution would really like for a machine that one of their systems is installed on to work well, and at least in part because of their HMI package, their product is the software license. If they get paid for the license, then they've gotten the sale...
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convert files with old APS software
Posted by István on 21 March, 2002 - 11:44 am
I've got an old APS software, and I must convert the new *.rss files to *.ach files...
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Object oriented control system design software
Posted by Walt Boyes on 21 March, 2002 - 11:41 am
Yes, there is a strong attempt to design a self-aware object oriented control system design toolset...
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Change systempages in a magelis touchscreen?
Posted by arjan on 21 March, 2002 - 11:40 am
is there someone that knows if it is possible to change the systempages in a magelis touchscreen?
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Aromat PLC & Modem
Posted by Rick Hudson on 21 March, 2002 - 11:37 am
Does anyone have experience with connecting the Aromat FP0 series PLC to a modem and setting it up to initiate outgoing calls to transfer data to a host as well as receive incoming calls?
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"addnew" Visual Basic Command
Posted by Carlos Eduardo on 21 March, 2002 - 11:12 am
I'd like to add a new record in a table and I don't know how to use the command "addnew"...
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UHF Radios
Posted by Mauricio Orellana on 21 March, 2002 - 11:10 am
I'm looking for a Radio transmision system with the following characteristics...
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HAND HELD PROGRAMMER
Posted by DWIHARYANTO on 21 March, 2002 - 11:01 am
I NEED PLC PROGRAMMER FOR MITSUBISHI F1-20MR OR SHIHLIN A1-20MR...
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programming language to plc
Posted by sun919 on 21 March, 2002 - 10:59 am
when sending data( bytes[]) from serial port to plc, how can i make sure that plc is reading the data and will be processing with the data to output the value (ie sending data through serial port) and this result in output y5 to be running...
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Help - Modicon 984
Posted by floorpan on 21 March, 2002 - 10:11 am
does anyone know how to address a block of discrete bits ie 01600 to 01615 as a word in a Modicon 984
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Standards or guidelines for HMI symbols / colors?
Posted by Umesh M on 21 March, 2002 - 10:10 am
Is any IEC or IEEE standard/guideline available on symbols and colors for HMI?
Configure a PID Block in CX-Programmer with Omron CQM1H-CPU51 PLC
Posted by Manuel António on 21 March, 2002 - 9:52 am
I intend a control in closed mesh (PID), using a PLC CQM1H-CPU51...
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Have a Gould PLC with hand held programer?
Posted by Anonymous on 21 March, 2002 - 9:34 am
Is there is any software available for a PC, to use with the Gould PLC?
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24Vdc inverter to 115 Vac Class 1 Div 2
Posted by John Zborowski on 21 March, 2002 - 9:26 am
I am looking for a inverter to mount a computer in the field from a 24Vdc source.
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In Search for a low speed DC Motor
Posted by Andrea on 20 March, 2002 - 4:00 pm
I need a low speed DC Motor that will have a magnet attached for stirring
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AB SLC-150
Posted by Davidb on 20 March, 2002 - 2:55 pm
Does anyone know of an OPC Server that can communicate with an Allen-Bradley SLC-150?
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how to use activeX controls in wincc
Posted by rainer klaffenboeck on 20 March, 2002 - 2:20 pm
i manage dragging one into a graphics, but what then? how do i access it? what if i don't have a form to drag it into? can i use the winsock.dll, for example, by just including some .h? or do i need opc or odk or something like this?
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RSView32 with Profibus DP
Posted by GBueno on 20 March, 2002 - 1:43 pm
I need to comunicate a RSView32 SCADA system in a network Siemens Profibus. Is there a "driver" or company which has developed a "Soft driver" for the Profibus Network interface with RSView32...
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downloading hex file
Posted by lailan on 20 March, 2002 - 1:17 pm
how can i download a hex file to serial port using c language?
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problem to comunicate plc with altivar 28
Posted by pizarro on 20 March, 2002 - 1:01 pm
We have plc tsx 3722 sv 5.0, a box tsx pacc01 and a variable speed controller altivar28. I program plc using pl7 4.2. I want to communicate the plc with a variable speed controller altivar28, using modbus...
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Kv and Cv values
Posted by Lejo on 20 March, 2002 - 12:16 pm
How are Kv and Cv values defined?
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RSLinx & multidrop AIC's to PC's
Posted by Steve Stirrup on 20 March, 2002 - 12:15 pm
Trying to multidrop several PC's off one SLC505 using Net AIC+ modules.
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Controllers for multivariable process systems
Posted by Madasar Azam on 20 March, 2002 - 12:01 pm
Where can I find examples of controllers, showing how they work, for a project titled PROCESS CONTROL WITH MINIMUM CONTROL EFFORT: DESIGN AND ANALYSIS OF MCE CONTROLLERS FOR MULTIVARIABLE PROCESS SYSTEMS...
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difference between ppm and vpm
Posted by kaustubh on 20 March, 2002 - 11:23 am
what is difference between volume per millions and parts per millions in case of gas...
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Programming 3964R protocol with C/C++
Posted by Paco on 20 March, 2002 - 10:16 am
I want to know how programming a 3964R protocol with C/C++
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ICCP Problems
Posted by Joăo Paulo on 20 March, 2002 - 10:11 am
Does any one know where to find info about ICCP protocol?
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884 Online Software
Posted by Steve Shelton on 20 March, 2002 - 10:09 am
Error messages when connected to PLC through the COM port cause loss of connection and other problems.
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plc ladder logic in linux
Posted by zam on 20 March, 2002 - 10:01 am
i need a PLC code generator for PC in linux platform that can convert into instruction list of microcontroller (PIC).
I'm Back...
Posted by Ron Gage on 19 March, 2002 - 5:56 pm
Right now, we are working on adding the ability to read multiple tags in a single command (should speed up data retrieval from a ControlLogix by several magnitudes)...
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Urgent -- VB 6.0 DLL & OCX related problem
Posted by Sandeep Shroff on 19 March, 2002 - 4:32 pm
I am new to VB programming. I have developed an application in VB 6.0 which is using the standard DLL & OCX. (e.g MSCOMM & MSFLEXGRID ) I am interested in deploying the same on Win NT , Win 2000 & Win 98 / ME operating system...
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Final year Project
Posted by Umer Jamil on 19 March, 2002 - 4:26 pm
looking for software controlled hardware projects
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idle time for cpus used in dcs
Posted by kaustubh on 19 March, 2002 - 4:25 pm
what is idle time for cpu used in dcs? what is its significance?
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Principle of touch screens
Posted by kaustubh on 19 March, 2002 - 4:11 pm
touch screens used in yokogawa centum xl dcs
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XBTL1000
Posted by Alain Langlois on 19 March, 2002 - 3:08 pm
Downgrade .DOP file to XBTL1000
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how to retrieve modicon data by visual basic?
Posted by mz on 19 March, 2002 - 2:47 pm
Modicon PLC data retrieve by Visual Basic API
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DC step up 24v to 48v at 15amps
Posted by crichardva on 19 March, 2002 - 1:58 pm
I'm trying to convert 24v to 48v at 10amps. My source is two car batteries. Thanks!
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Programming SLC550
Posted by Peter Bubik on 19 March, 2002 - 1:42 pm
What can I use to access SLC550
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how can i switch on a bulb using PC
Posted by tubby on 19 March, 2002 - 1:36 pm
What hardware will I require if I want to switch ON/OFF a bulb with VB as programming language?
Solar Pond
Posted by Lee Fee on 19 March, 2002 - 1:35 pm
Need help with information on energy extraction from the salinity gradient of a solar pond
RSview client of CXServer
Posted by Edgar Hernandez on 19 March, 2002 - 12:10 pm
I need to know as configuring node and address in RSView for client dde of CXServer of Omron...
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communication between omron and modicon plc
Posted by G. Stern on 19 March, 2002 - 12:02 pm
Searching a way to communicate between omron and modicon plc
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Modicon P190 Programmer Emulation
Posted by Dave Walters on 19 March, 2002 - 12:01 pm
Is there a company which has developed an emulator for the Modicon P190 Programmer for use with the 384 & 884 series controllers?
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Encoder
Posted by Claudio Pires on 19 March, 2002 - 11:54 am
I've been familiar with process automation and now I'm facing machinery automation and, so, I've been introduced to an "unknown" device entitled encoder...
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Integration
Posted by Ting on 19 March, 2002 - 11:53 am
Needs to communicate PCS7 WinCC and Citect with InTouch/InSQL
capacitor
Posted by alibakhshi on 19 March, 2002 - 11:48 am
select capacitor
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Communication between Magelis & Micro PLC
Posted by Vic on 19 March, 2002 - 11:41 am
There are some question regarding Magelis & CCX17 application that I would like to find out...
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Omron CX Programmer
Posted by Stuart Cameron on 19 March, 2002 - 11:41 am
Has anyone had problems with the Omron CX-Programmer software and HP OmniBook XE3 notebooks under WIN2k...
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Education for becoming a controls engineering
Posted by jonnie75 on 19 March, 2002 - 10:43 am
What would be the best college major for becoming a controls engineer?
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thermocouple wire
Posted by sanket amrute on 18 March, 2002 - 5:10 pm
need K type thermocouple wire for 1050 to 1250 deg c application with +/- 0.5 deg c tolerance
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drum instruction in Compact 984-A145
Posted by Jose R Pabon on 18 March, 2002 - 5:06 pm
I´m trying to use the DRUM instruction to program a batch sequencing in a compact 984A-145 using Proworx. The software asked me for a loadable software instruction...
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Quantum PLC interface to Mettler Toledo scales
Posted by Bill Schultz on 18 March, 2002 - 5:03 pm
Need programming examples using the XMIT instruction to communicate to Mettler-Toledo scales using ASCII serial interface.
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12 bit AD value converted to 16 bit holding register
Posted by Alan Thomas on 18 March, 2002 - 3:41 pm
Most PLC's read analog values via a 12-bit A/D then post the results into a 16 bit holding register. Somehow they expand the 12 bit value to use all 16 bits of the holding register. How is this done? How is the sign bit represented?
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Telemecanique Safety Relay, XPS-AT
Posted by Tim J on 18 March, 2002 - 3:28 pm
Noise? or What to look for?
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Motor in an explosive atmosphere
Posted by Karl on 18 March, 2002 - 3:27 pm
I need more information about explosive areas applications
Nudam modules and visual basic
Posted by Stewart Ward on 18 March, 2002 - 3:21 pm
trying to find code lines for nudam modules
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Protocol limitations in SCADA system
Posted by Amr Elkhawaga on 18 March, 2002 - 2:45 pm
i'd like to know more about Protocol limitations in SCADA system
JimPinto.com eNews - March 18, 2002
Posted by Jim Pinto on 18 March, 2002 - 1:33 pm
JimPinto.com eNews March 18, 2002 is on the web at: http://www.jimpinto.com/enews/mar18-2002.html
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AB PLC5/15 and serial device
Posted by Pierre R. Hinse CET on 18 March, 2002 - 12:24 pm
I am looking for a way to connect a serial device...
Telemechanique TSX47 PLC with SCM2213 LINK WITH TOUCH SCREEN
Posted by Chin Boon Poh on 18 March, 2002 - 11:15 am
Did anyone out there know how to wired the serial communication from Telemechanique PLC , TSX47 with SCM2213 com. card ( Channel 1 with D-sub type 25P )?
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Siemens SIPART DR22
Posted by Monah Fakhoury on 18 March, 2002 - 10:27 am
Has anybody been able to connect and communicate with Siemens SIPART DR22 using either serial or Profibus...
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grounded and ungrounded thermocouples
Posted by fereydoun.a on 18 March, 2002 - 10:15 am
what is the criteria to select grounded or ungrounded thermocouples?
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Conflict with VIAWD?
Posted by natan on 18 March, 2002 - 10:14 am
Forseeable conflict between running PDM software integrated in AutoCAD with VIAWD.
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GE Mark V turbine controllers
Posted by Fong on 18 March, 2002 - 9:45 am
Is there any OPC server or DDE server for GE Mark V turbine controllers?
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Honeywell TDC3000 + Allen Bradley ControlNet
Posted by Shai on 17 March, 2002 - 3:18 pm
Is there any interface between Honeywell TDC3000 and a ControlNet network of Allen Bradely ?
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Coros OP and printer
Posted by Zenon Zembaty on 17 March, 2002 - 3:16 pm
I must doing simple automation system including PLC, OP, and printer. If is possible connect printer to Coros OP and send messages from PLC to printer?
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C++ program for indicate the direction of incremental encoder
Posted by danny on 16 March, 2002 - 7:34 pm
C++ program for indicate the direction of incremental encoder
Three channel serial analizer
Posted by Gabriele Corrieri on 16 March, 2002 - 3:58 pm
I search (from some months without any result) an software for analizyn three serial port at same time, but: two port run at same speed (38,4 Kbps) the third port runs at 187,5 Kbps, and has 485 levels...
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selcting control system for 100tpd oxygen plant
Posted by kaustubh on 16 March, 2002 - 3:57 pm
can it be right choice of selcting plc for controlling analog loops for oxygen plant. no. of analog loops 12 all are control loops...
Integrator Drift in Redundant Digital Control System
Posted by Paolino Paperino on 16 March, 2002 - 3:55 pm
for redundant control systems such as fly by wire aircraft the problem of integrator drift should be well known and solved...
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Accessing a port in Windows 2000
Posted by Hidayat ullah on 16 March, 2002 - 3:54 pm
Hardware port cannot be accessed in windows 2000...
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multiplexor of two encoders signals
Posted by J-F Portala on 16 March, 2002 - 3:35 pm
I am working with linear cameras where the line acquisition is driven by encoder pulses...
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long distance encoder signal
Posted by J-F Portala on 16 March, 2002 - 3:30 pm
Can I use encoder signal on a 30m distance, or is it necessary to protect it and how?
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Ultrasonic flowmeter w/built in serial port
Posted by Roger W. Harte on 16 March, 2002 - 3:16 pm
I am looking for an ultrasonic type flowmeter that has a built in serial port through which I can transmit both instantaneous and total flow back to an HMI (trying to avoid putting a PLC in the field)...
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Ramping A Stepper Motor PLC Code
Posted by Bob Roberts on 16 March, 2002 - 2:26 pm
Would like an example of ramping a stepper motor for a period of one hour from 0 to 25rpm. Method of control is velocity (0-10vdc) with no feed back...
Buying Old HMI software
Posted by HoMIe on 16 March, 2002 - 2:15 pm
I have run into an old SCADA system running a DOS version of the Intellution Fix-DMAC sofware. Does anyone know of an outlet or source that I could purchase a DOS DMAC copy with key?
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SRS for PLC based control system
Posted by Panshy on 16 March, 2002 - 2:14 pm
Doing a project on PLC based automation. want information how to prepare SRS...
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Serial port monitoring
Posted by jonnie75 on 16 March, 2002 - 2:04 pm
How to monitor serial port comm. between PC and PLC...
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Modicon Modbus communication
Posted by C. Lai on 16 March, 2002 - 1:45 pm
Could someone tell me if I can connect 2 Modicon Quantum CPU modules through their Modbus comm. port through 2 modems...
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Communication in control centers
Posted by Khalil Tarhini on 16 March, 2002 - 1:26 pm
I wander if the communication methods used in Distribution control centers (mother station with RTUs) is done the same way as in EMS...
Looking for Free Instrumentation Design Softwares
Posted by PP Muthu on 15 March, 2002 - 5:17 pm
We are planning to come out with a Technical CD, as part of our Engineering association activities and wanted to put in any free utility /design softwares...
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stepper motor
Posted by pejgh on 15 March, 2002 - 5:08 pm
how i can control a stepper motor with 8051?
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TSX Nano and communications
Posted by CK on 15 March, 2002 - 5:06 pm
Looking for a means to communicate data from 3 Nano PLCs to a Modbus Plus or Ethernet network to a Quantum PLC.
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VB Crashing When Using RSLink OPC
Posted by Paul Furze on 15 March, 2002 - 2:51 pm
Using VB to communicate to Logix5000 processor via RSLink and OPC. The VB bit crashes when setting opcGroup.IsSubscribed
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High speed video equipment
Posted by Ed Mulligan on 15 March, 2002 - 1:57 pm
I'm looking for a place to rent high speed video taping equipment to see a manufacturing process slowed down...
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How to connect the modem to plc?
Posted by imam purnomo rahman on 15 March, 2002 - 1:56 pm
How to connect the modem to plc? i use omron C200HE-CPU42E
pid - curve
Posted by tom dumon on 15 March, 2002 - 1:08 pm
I have to make a curve with variables who can be uploaded from somewhere. This have to be made withe an omron plc C200HG.
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ListBox Functions!!!
Posted by Jay Bhaskar on 15 March, 2002 - 12:55 pm
I would like to know how to populate a list box in VC++ ..
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RsView and Excel with DDE link
Posted by Nic_Gump on 15 March, 2002 - 11:01 am
Does anybody know how to do a DDE link between RsView and Excel?
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Wireless Internet
Posted by Pete Treiber on 15 March, 2002 - 11:00 am
Does anyone like a particular product for a single radio connection to an ethernet network?
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ABB REF relay
Posted by EVAN LIU on 15 March, 2002 - 10:53 am
how to make connection between SCADA and ABB REF relay via LON BUS
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Flink vs Wonderware Connected to a SLC5/05
Posted by me on 15 March, 2002 - 10:48 am
I'm not familiar with FactoryLink 7.0 but will have to use it on an upcoming project. Is it difficult to animate say a flow display with a range of 0 to 600 gpm?
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Getting started to any HMI
Posted by Kokou Avowlanou on 15 March, 2002 - 10:26 am
I'd like find the resource to program HMIs
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servomotor control
Posted by alexandar jankovic on 15 March, 2002 - 10:16 am
Need a scheme for control a one dc motor with optical encoder
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Any controler capable of reading dual 4-20 mA?
Posted by Technik on 15 March, 2002 - 10:01 am
I want to read to separate 4-20 mA signals (CT's) by way of a PLC or controller, and then the lower value of the two...
SRU Flame Detectors
Posted by David Reyes Peńa on 15 March, 2002 - 9:57 am
Switching Error
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Sensorless positioncontrol of a stepper
Posted by Clemens Zvacek on 15 March, 2002 - 9:31 am
Does anyone have information ways of determining the rotor position of a stepper motor without sensors?