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PLC Coding/Configuration Standards
Posted by Dave Hockaday on 15 January, 2002 - 2:29 pm
I'm searching for informatin on how various companies have developed their own coding and/or configuration standards for internal computer validation...
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HMI Market, space for new vendors?
Posted by Luis Andes on 15 January, 2002 - 2:03 pm
HMI software market has grown dramatically in the past twelve years. Now the market is almost full. Almost everybody got their HMI. How is going to be the future?
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fielbus & profibus sites
Posted by amir on 15 January, 2002 - 1:41 pm
I'm seeking for some information about fieldbus and profibus. if any body knows any website, please introuduce me.
DCS Alcont Honeywell
Posted by Patrick De Meyer on 15 January, 2002 - 1:38 pm
Does anyone knows the pinout from the frontplugs on a SCI-card (serial interface).Its a cobined RS232,RS422,TTY current-loop 25-pin sub-D female...
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card for GE FANUC PLC 90-30
Posted by S.F. Moh'd on 15 January, 2002 - 1:32 pm
I want to use rs485 pci card istead of He693snp232a cable what is the best card i can use?
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modicon Momentum Emulator ???
Posted by me on 15 January, 2002 - 1:24 pm
im loking for modicon Momentum Emulator...
Languages expand the mind (was LANG: Demarcation)
Posted by Jiri Baum on 15 January, 2002 - 11:59 am
The original is "A language that doesn't affect the way you think about programming, is not worth knowing", and it was Alan J. Perlis that said it.
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Any successful PLS modules on ControlLogix
Posted by Trevor Ousey on 15 January, 2002 - 11:48 am
We have been trying to implement a ControlLogix PLS module unsuccessfully and am curious if there has been much success with the unit...
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Shunt DC Motor control
Posted by B. J. Dunham on 15 January, 2002 - 11:39 am
I am needing to design a closed loop DC motor controller with constant speed and varying load conditions.
Question about MSTR (984-785e)
Posted by Leonid Molchanov on 15 January, 2002 - 11:11 am
In what instant the information transmitted MSTR PLC1 comes in PLC2? In the beginning of scan PLC2, in the end or arbitrary?
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Urgent Requests to all Allen Bradley Experts
Posted by Michael Lindstrom on 15 January, 2002 - 11:01 am
I have a PLC 2 which no one at the mine has a cable to connect to. Does anyone know the pin-outs to connect from a standard Com port to a PLC 2. Or better still does anyone know if I can connect from my PCMK card to the PLC 2?
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s5 and s7 difference
Posted by fids on 15 January, 2002 - 10:51 am
i just want to know the difference of s5 and s7. what are the features found in s7 that can't be found in s5...
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CNC position queries from RS-232?
Posted by Bill Sturm on 15 January, 2002 - 10:50 am
I am generally familiar with inputting a CNC program from a terminal to a Fanuc CNC. What I would like to know is if there is a way to send a command and have the CNC return actual position, target position, velocity, current block...
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Replesmant parts for UPS MGE EPS 200
Posted by David Hernandez on 15 January, 2002 - 10:47 am
We have a burn inverter module for an UPS MGE EPS2000, 100KVA, 480 VCA. I surf the MGE web, and i only found the EPS 6000 series...
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Derivatives on GE Series 90-30 PLC
Posted by Marco on 15 January, 2002 - 10:30 am
How to do derivatives and low pass filtering on GE 90-30 PLC...
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Panelmate II Active Rack
Posted by Timr on 14 January, 2002 - 2:19 pm
I am working on replacing a PanelmateII and in the configuration of Active Rack Table it lists 4 under qtr 1 and * for qtr2,3,4. This applies to active rack 1,2,3,4. What does this mean?
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Need freeware DLLs for AB 1784KT board
Posted by Alexander Beketov on 14 January, 2002 - 1:58 pm
I need DLLs for implementing DH+ support for AB PLCs in our SCADA...
DCS Alcont Honeywell
Posted by Patrick De Meyer on 14 January, 2002 - 12:14 pm
Does anyone knows the pinout from the frontplugs on a SCI-card (serial interface).Its a cobined RS232,RS422,TTY current-loop 25-pin sub-D female...
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Another Interesting Hardware Platform
Posted by Curt Wuollet on 14 January, 2002 - 10:37 am
We may not have to build our own hardware platform. Several likely homes are showing up. Sixnet has one. Here's another one...
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GE Fanuc TCPIP unsolicited communication
Posted by S.Sivasekar on 14 January, 2002 - 9:50 am
I'm looking for a driver to collect data from my GE FANUC PLC on TCPIP using UNSOLICITED method...
Integral Annunciator Communication over Control Net
Posted by Pandurang Dalvi on 14 January, 2002 - 9:48 am
I am designing PLC system with AB Control Net processor. In addition to PLC system and MMI we are providing Integral Annunciator. I want my annunciator to communicate with PLC over soft link, so that I can save my digital outputs to annunciator. Is this possible?
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Old A984-120 will not start. HELP!
Posted by Terry on 14 January, 2002 - 9:40 am
Trying to get a a984-120 controller configured to write to using proworx. Keep getting error "dim awareness". I'm new to the plc world so be nice.
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KEP Infilink User experiences?
Posted by Eric M. Klintworth on 13 January, 2002 - 12:11 pm
I'd appreciate hearing from anyone who has used KEP's Infilink HMI software...
2150 aga card
Posted by Owen Hicks on 13 January, 2002 - 11:41 am
I am looking for the MODBUS tables, Appendix "C", for a ProSoft Technologies 2150 AGA card for the SLC 5-02/03/04/05 ( 1746 ) chassis...
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Connecting cable between SIMATIC PG`s
Posted by Zenon Zembaty on 13 January, 2002 - 11:40 am
I want connect two Siemens programing devices: PG720 and PG685, and exchange files between them using program PG-LINK...
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Differences in Pressure Transmitter principles
Posted by srinivas duddu on 12 January, 2002 - 1:14 pm
There are transmitters based on piezo resistivity, capacitance ...etc. Which is the BEST ?
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Schneider Quantum PLI for RSBatch/OpenBatch
Posted by Travis Meier on 12 January, 2002 - 1:09 pm
Does anyone know of a PLI existing for a Schneider Quantum PLC for use with Sequencia OpenBatch or Rockwell Software RSBatch?
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Siemens WF726
Posted by Martyn Sudworth on 12 January, 2002 - 1:07 pm
Making the WF470 work in mode 12...
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sip, dip switching
Posted by khalid hassan on 12 January, 2002 - 1:02 pm
In PLC's, the input and output modules are controlled by sip, dip switching... what scheme is used in this switching?
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Right Click in Wonderware
Posted by Seb on 12 January, 2002 - 12:58 pm
How can I capture the right mouse button in Wonderware Intouch?
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Missing data in RSView alarm log
Posted by Lewis on 12 January, 2002 - 12:55 pm
For RSView, I have experienced that when I triggered some alarms, they were shown in the Alarm Summary. After that, I found some alarms cannot be shown in Alarm Log. Anyone can help?
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RSView32 and pop-up Confirmation boxes
Posted by Andy Sibley on 12 January, 2002 - 12:51 pm
Query on how to have a pop-up box to confirm or cancel an action?
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Embedded system control software package
Posted by Jennifer Leonardo on 12 January, 2002 - 12:42 pm
Looking for a software package designed for generating/debugging embedded system control programs in C and/or assembly.
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Orifice Installation Orientation
Posted by Bill Townsley on 12 January, 2002 - 12:41 pm
What is the preferred orientation of orifice plates on gas service (hydrogen)?
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Help me find the BEST DIN rail mount....
Posted by Joe Burns on 12 January, 2002 - 12:39 pm
Looking for source for a special DIN rail mount. It is an aluminum extrusion with a spring wire clip. I have seen them on a Compumotor controller in the past...
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Realtime Moisture Analysis
Posted by springer222 on 12 January, 2002 - 12:01 pm
Are thier any continuous moisture monitoring applications to use in a closed system foodgrade drying conveyor?
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PLC resolution
Posted by Anonymous on 12 January, 2002 - 11:53 am
I need to determin the resolution of an a to d converter used by an AB system Micro logix 1200...
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Info to create your own PLC driver
Posted by Dave on 12 January, 2002 - 11:50 am
Need help to locate information on how to construct a PLC Driver...
JimPinto.com eNews - 11 Jan. 2002
Posted by Jim Pinto on 11 January, 2002 - 4:41 pm
JimPinto.com eNews No. 74 - January 11, 2002 is on the web at: http://www.jimpinto.com/enews/jan11-2002.html
JimPinto.com eNews - 31 Dec 2001
Posted by Jim Pinto on 11 January, 2002 - 4:39 pm
The latest JimPinto.com eNews, No. 73 - December 31, 2001 is on the web at : http://www.jimpinto.com/enews/dec31-2001.html
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Suitelink problems
Posted by Francis Gaudet on 11 January, 2002 - 2:09 pm
Using Suitelink on 2 different HMI accessing data from the same I/O server, I get 2 different reading of a discrete tagname. (0 and 1)
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Sensors Wish List
Posted by Dr. Sergey Y. Yurish on 11 January, 2002 - 1:59 pm
Sensors Wish List has been opened at Sensors Web Portal (http://www.sensorsportal.com)
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Safety issue with standard motor starters
Posted by Fluoronator on 11 January, 2002 - 1:55 pm
Looking for a safer motor starter
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SQL V6.5 Question
Posted by Jason Burda on 11 January, 2002 - 1:30 pm
Is there a system/internal variable in SQL that would allow me to distinguish between identical records?
ISA Industrial In-Plant Communications Conference call for papers
Posted by Ken Crater, President - Control.com Inc. on 11 January, 2002 - 12:47 pm
None
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Intouch Time Stamp Question
Posted by Chris on 11 January, 2002 - 10:15 am
Does Intouch use time stamping?
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PID and Shift Register
Posted by fids on 11 January, 2002 - 10:13 am
Need help with PID programming, and with programming a shift register using s5.
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Momentum processors and the Modbus Port 1
Posted by Mike Bargnesi on 11 January, 2002 - 10:05 am
The SCADA software is Lookout ... the PC is 200 feet from the PLC ... using RS-232/485 converters on both sides and can only read data...
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SLC 5/05 and DH+
Posted by Arturo Arevalo Escobar on 11 January, 2002 - 9:53 am
Is there a way to communicate a PLC5 to a SLC5/05 via DH+?
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Fisher Roc / BSAP
Posted by Frank on 11 January, 2002 - 9:51 am
I need to convert or translate Fisher Roc to BSAP. Is there a device or a software fix available?
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ARCnet card for my PC?
Posted by Walt Graham on 10 January, 2002 - 4:09 pm
I am in search of an ARCNET card. They are very elusive. I use an ARCnet card in my PC to communicate with a General Electric turbine drive system.
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NT and modem connection
Posted by J-F Portala on 10 January, 2002 - 3:18 pm
I have a small application concerning process management on an intranet. The OS are NT workstation...
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ISaGRAF Pro on microcontrollers
Posted by Ruslan Satlykov on 10 January, 2002 - 3:00 pm
Does anybody use, or heard, about porting the ISaGRAF Pro run-time (kernel) on the 16-bit targets?
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SIMATIC S5-135U monitoring on-line
Posted by Krzysztof Golanski on 10 January, 2002 - 2:47 pm
We have the problem concerning our production line with SIMATIC S5-135U control...
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Alternatives to GW Associates Connection Software
Posted by Hugh Scoggin on 10 January, 2002 - 2:10 pm
Does anyone know of an alternative source for SECS/GEM connective software other than GW associates?
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SNMP to Ethernet Socket/Profibus DP
Posted by Ronald Nijssen on 10 January, 2002 - 2:08 pm
We are looking for a solution to convert SNMP into another Protocol (Ethernet/Profibus DP), not using a PC as the Gateway...
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OPC between Windows server on Unix client
Posted by S.Sivasekar on 10 January, 2002 - 1:43 pm
Is interoperability supported between windows OPC and Unix OPC.
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Problem in pneumatic operated valve
Posted by vijay on 10 January, 2002 - 1:40 pm
neutral point adjustment in air operated valves
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Soft Starter and Motor Protection in one unit?
Posted by Hesham Abdulla on 10 January, 2002 - 1:37 pm
Is it possible to have a Soft Starter and Motor Protection in one unit?
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power levels in Siemens S5
Posted by Kamran Qazi on 10 January, 2002 - 12:11 pm
Does any body knows ,What are the power levels in Siemens S5.
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How Would we Make Money If We Were Using Linux
Posted by Curt Wuollet on 10 January, 2002 - 12:08 pm
There are several misconceptions about the relationship of Linux to OSS in general and concerns regarding IP protection...
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Ex voltage source
Posted by OMER BIN ABDUL AZIZ on 10 January, 2002 - 11:33 am
I'm looking for a Ex voltage source of 1-5 volt. Or still better, an Ex 4-20 mA current source...
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heat transfer system
Posted by EngKeong Ong on 10 January, 2002 - 11:22 am
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report generation,formatting, and data recording
Posted by E1udio Pires on 10 January, 2002 - 10:46 am
I have a plant controlled by 2 SLC-5/04 and 3 PanelView 900, exchanging data through DH+ network, with 2 serial printers for alarm register and other some process variables...
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Automation Jobs (was Working as a consultant in Industrial Automation Field)
Posted by Tom Moore on 10 January, 2002 - 9:43 am
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valve actuators
Posted by John More on 9 January, 2002 - 5:43 pm
What is and what does a valve actuator do?
User login using ID Cards with CIMPLICITY Plant Edition
Posted by Ing. Angel Schneiderberg on 9 January, 2002 - 4:56 pm
We want to create a user login situation with CIMPLICITY Plant Edition using ID Cards...
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InTouch <-> DH+
Posted by Unai Uriarte on 9 January, 2002 - 4:44 pm
I need find the best and not very expesife Server and interface card to conect and InTouch application to AB PLCs and SLCs using DH+ network.
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Pneumatic Solenoid Valve
Posted by PP Muthu on 9 January, 2002 - 4:35 pm
We are looking for 2 Nos Pneumatic Solenoid (3 Port)Valves to be installed on Ball Valve with Pneumatic Actuator.
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HMI advance simulation for embeded system
Posted by Thumb on 9 January, 2002 - 4:32 pm
Looking for software like Rapidplus which is a programming software that enable the simulation of machine interface and its capabilities.
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SL-GMS / SL-GML language syntax
Posted by EngHau on 9 January, 2002 - 4:29 pm
I am doing sl-gms graphics using run time version of sl-gms technology. i need to study the sl-gml language. anyone know where can i get these info?
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PC in control
Posted by ysbargathi on 9 January, 2002 - 11:12 am
I have a control problem in which i want to control my central heating system and I want to use my PC as a controller...
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Self-heating thermistors for flow measurement
Posted by mle on 9 January, 2002 - 10:57 am
I am looking for any information on the circuitry involved in operating a thermistor as a flowmeter...
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PWM control with ramp up/down using PIC
Posted by Iain Jones on 9 January, 2002 - 10:49 am
I am trying to design a 200Amp DC motor controller using a PIC Microcontroller...
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Small DC fan as a final control element
Posted by Chris George on 9 January, 2002 - 10:41 am
Does anyone know how to use a small DC fan (5V, 12V, or 24V) as a final control element in a 4-20 mA loop?
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connecting s7 300 siemens plcs together
Posted by suleyman igde on 8 January, 2002 - 5:04 pm
how can we connect s7 300 siemens plcs together?
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11Kv. 1000Kw 3 phase asynchronous induction motor
Posted by Gerry Lewis on 8 January, 2002 - 5:02 pm
I am trying very hard to find out any technical specifications for a motor as described above. I have searched the web for days now trying to find this motor and its details but have failed miserably in my attempts so far.
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What type Junction Box to spec for EExd instrument?
Posted by Will on 8 January, 2002 - 5:00 pm
I wish to deliver the control signals to the electrical housing via an intermediate field junction box from a NON-intrinsically safe marshalling cabinet in the safe area...
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PC to CNC communication
Posted by Luke Stephens on 8 January, 2002 - 3:34 pm
I'm trying to send and receive data to and from CNC machines (Fanuc controls). Sending data is no problem, but retrieving it is another matter...
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pentrend.dll - intouch v7.1
Posted by andy on 8 January, 2002 - 2:47 pm
Having problems with intouch...
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"time-proportioning control"
Posted by Raffaele on 8 January, 2002 - 2:45 pm
Is there someone that knows if there any studies on "time-proportioning control"?
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Modbus vis a vis PCS7
Posted by SunilB on 8 January, 2002 - 2:44 pm
Has anyone been working with CFC charts in PCS7 to program a modbus master link...
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Security/Access....(was wiegand protocol)
Posted by Bob Lockert on 8 January, 2002 - 2:15 pm
I have had and continue to have a need to integrate security type card readers into PLC/RTU networks for identification purposes...
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Festo VipWin
Posted by Gabriele Corrieri on 8 January, 2002 - 1:25 pm
Does anybody knows anything about the SCADA VipWin by Festo?
Prolinx gateway web servers
Posted by Eric M. Klintworth on 8 January, 2002 - 1:20 pm
Has anyone used the Prosoft Prolinx Gateway web servers?
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Working as a consultant in Industrial Automation Field
Posted by babar jamil on 8 January, 2002 - 1:06 pm
Looking for advice on becoming a consultant in the Automation Industry...
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Questions about AIMAX for Enterprise software V5.2
Posted by EC-Hector Rodriguez Alvarez on 8 January, 2002 - 12:33 pm
We are systems integrators and we are interesting in AIMAX for Enterprise V5.2 but we have several doubts about it...
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Rupture disk in series with safety relief valve
Posted by vijay on 8 January, 2002 - 11:26 am
How to arrest the passing in safety relief valve...
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Linux Device Drivers and Kernel Version relationship
Posted by Anand Iyer on 8 January, 2002 - 11:23 am
I had been installing Linux on a Automation system. The vendor has given a procedure for detecting the I/O module and there are several drivers for different kernels...
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Limit Switch Dilemma
Posted by Tim A. Herman on 8 January, 2002 - 10:53 am
Need to accurately position ton-containers on a conveyor line to within +-1/4 inch.
Siemens CEMAT question
Posted by Sergio RInaldi on 8 January, 2002 - 10:46 am
I am looking for information on how/if the CEMAT software is able to get a listing af all tags programmed in an PLC - (in this case a S5 155U with CPU 948).
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Linux RS485 Programming examples
Posted by Jonathan Beck on 7 January, 2002 - 7:11 pm
I'm programming for a SBC running linux. We want to use an RS485 multi-drop network which the card supports...
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SLC 5/05 RIO Configuration
Posted by Aquatech on 7 January, 2002 - 7:08 pm
SLC system configuration problem of IO addressing with RIO...
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Moog servo control
Posted by Steve Cooper. on 7 January, 2002 - 11:49 am
I have to re-fit several machines with four hydraulic rams controlled by Moog servo valves...
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Making a PLC
Posted by afshin on 7 January, 2002 - 9:56 am
I want to know how to make a plc with an 8951 (a microcontroller from intel or atmel 8031 family).
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Pneumatic Controller tuning
Posted by M. Assumpcao on 7 January, 2002 - 9:26 am
I would like to know the type of the PID algorithm available in a Foxboro pneumatic controller model 130. That is, it is an interacting or a non-interacting algorithm?
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Angular position measurement
Posted by Alireza Fatehi on 6 January, 2002 - 1:24 pm
I'd like to measure an angular displacment position with 0.1 degree accuracy. The machine has a shaft encoder but I'd like to measure in another more accurate one so to check the accuracy of the shaft encoder too...
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Omron SP16 Help needed
Posted by LiquidByte on 6 January, 2002 - 1:12 pm
I've just acquired an old Omron SP16 that's of no use now, and I would like to know if it possible to interface it a PC (software) or if it's only programmable with a console.
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SLC 100 programming software
Posted by big red on 6 January, 2002 - 10:50 am
Looking for the PC software for the old SLC 100. I've got the hand programmer and the pc interface converter, but not the software...
Dynamic model of Flexible robotic manipulator
Posted by Abhijeet on 6 January, 2002 - 10:26 am
I want to know where can I find the details of Lagrange Euler dynamic model of single link flexible robotic arm.