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Comm between S7 400 and 555 - 1105
Posted by KS on 28 November, 2001 - 2:39 pm
We have two plcs. One is the S7 400 and the other is 555 - 1105. Both are siemens plcs. Is it possible to poll the I/O and memory locations directly on the 555-1105 from the S7.If so how?
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DDE programming in VB
Posted by Sandeep Shroff on 28 November, 2001 - 1:43 pm
We are trying to reading certain cells(e.g.R1C1) of the Excel file (ddetest.xls) in a Visual basic application's Textbox through DDE...
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HOW READ SERIAL PORT WITH VB?
Posted by Ricardo on 28 November, 2001 - 1:39 pm
For a test purposes I have to get data that it is sending directly to a serial port printer(RS 232)...
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unitelway NT driver problem
Posted by J-F Portala on 28 November, 2001 - 1:37 pm
I try to use unitelway driver in order to upload my plc program (written with PL7v3.1) to a tsx nano...
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RSView Supervisor Edition
Posted by M. Vega on 28 November, 2001 - 12:06 pm
Does anybody know anything about RSView SE?
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OPC Server
Posted by techinfo on 28 November, 2001 - 12:04 pm
We want to integrate an OPC communication, from our applications (on line and laboratory sensors ) to mill data acquisition...
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Compressor Discharge Temperature Control
Posted by Richard George on 28 November, 2001 - 12:01 pm
I am currently involved in a project looking at re-wheeling a gas turbine driven centrifugal axial compressor...
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AB-Pico Controller
Posted by Billy FG on 28 November, 2001 - 11:44 am
I would like to know much about Allen-Bradley Pico Controller.
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AB PLC to GP-577
Posted by lim on 28 November, 2001 - 11:31 am
Urgent!! Help needed!! need to communicate AB SLC500 with 232port to Proface Touchsreen GP-577 which is more than 50metre away from the PLC
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Modicon's Modbus to Ethernet Bridge
Posted by Trea Parsons on 28 November, 2001 - 11:23 am
Is it possible to connect using Concept software thru a modbus to ethernet bridge to a plc?
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PLC Simulation
Posted by Cesar Mera on 28 November, 2001 - 11:19 am
Looking for a slick PLC simulation program to make it run on my PC. Already have one but you can only program apps in Instruction Language. Does anybody know a simulator that can be programmed in Ladder Logic?
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Query regarding Embedded hardware Platform for Process Control application
Posted by Sandeep Shroff on 28 November, 2001 - 11:10 am
We have developed an embedded solution for process industries. For this, we are in need of an embedded hardware with following general specifications...
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PLCs Klockner Moeller
Posted by Claudio Pires on 28 November, 2001 - 10:39 am
I would like to know if there are available electronic information (online / download) about the followed mentioned PLCs: - KLOCKNER MOELLER EASY 412-DC-R - KLOCKNER MOELLER PS4-111-DR1
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PCS7 -- The Pros and Cons
Posted by Bryan Kowalchuk on 28 November, 2001 - 10:03 am
For all experienced users of PCS7, what would you say are the biggest pros and cons with PCS7?
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HMI/SCADA Screen Shots
Posted by Daniel C. Rozok on 28 November, 2001 - 9:50 am
I'm looking for various examples of unique, but effective HMI (screen shots) for RTU applications...
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Web pages on Modicon Momentum PLCs
Posted by Mark Olsen on 28 November, 2001 - 9:45 am
How to access the web pages produced by the Modicon Momemtum PLC?
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conductor sizing
Posted by kg on 27 November, 2001 - 4:06 pm
I have a motor starter panel I am building...
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Comparing PLC/SCADA to LabView?
Posted by Chip Hinde on 27 November, 2001 - 2:24 pm
Repost due to bad timing of the weekend... Is it still possible to define when one is better than the other?
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Motor Protection with Thermistor
Posted by Phisatho on 27 November, 2001 - 2:18 pm
Anybody know about Threshold values for motor thermistors?
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Siemens SITOP primary fuses.
Posted by Anthony Kerstens on 27 November, 2001 - 1:28 pm
I'm looking at using a Siemens 40A 24VDC power supply with 3ph 400-500VAC input. For 1060W at 480VAC, would anyone have experience verifying what the fuse should be?
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Large Numeric Display
Posted by Bill Townsley on 27 November, 2001 - 12:58 pm
Large (1.5"+) 5 digit numeric display suitable for Class I Div 2 environment *and* outdoor. Requires pulse input and reset.
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IP addressrange for machine internal use
Posted by Rob Hulsebos on 27 November, 2001 - 12:42 pm
I'm running into this issue about assignment of IP-addresses. There's a machine with several embedded PC's connected to a 100 Mbit/s Ethernet...
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Comparing Hybrid DCS
Posted by Diego Agudelo on 27 November, 2001 - 12:11 pm
We need to implement a control system in a pulp&paper facility. We've been thinking in a Hybrid DCS system...
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RMV9000
Posted by Lloyd Johnson on 27 November, 2001 - 11:49 am
Is anyone aware of where spare hardware (disk controllers etc.) can be found for a Fisher Rosemount RMV9000 and the MVCU.
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Modbus+ network for Siemens 115U PLC
Posted by Andy Lowther on 27 November, 2001 - 11:25 am
Is there a card that sits in the rack of a 115u (944) siemens PLC, that will enable comms over a MODBUS+ network?
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Any way to convert deviceNet/controlNet to RS422?
Posted by Fred on 27 November, 2001 - 10:16 am
How can i use fieldbus to connect to PLC with only RS232 port?
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Japanese characters for Intouch
Posted by Michael Kotarba on 27 November, 2001 - 10:05 am
Can Japanese characters be added to English version of Intouch 7.1?
How to Make Goms Command to CO1in RTU/ABB
Posted by Satish Bhat on 27 November, 2001 - 8:54 am
The customer has SCADA given by ALSTOM, for closing or openening a breaker they are using persistant single bit commands. The problem is the command remains high continuously...
How to access the variable name from OPC server?
Posted by Calvin on 26 November, 2001 - 5:31 pm
I would like to obtain the name or title of variable (tag) from OPC server? Can anyone tell me how to write the codes in visual basic? Below are the standard codes. Thank you.
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Copper to Fiber Converters 24VDC powered
Posted by Shawn Walling on 26 November, 2001 - 5:13 pm
I am curious about manufactures who offer fiber optic converters powered by 24VDC.
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PLCs study information.
Posted by Andy Cartlidge on 26 November, 2001 - 5:09 pm
I am currently studying PLCs at HNC level and require knowledge!
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Yokogawa Centum CS1000 to Prosoft MCM Allen Bradley Modbus Connection
Posted by Eduardo Manuel C. Cipriano on 26 November, 2001 - 5:01 pm
Has anyone used before a Modbus connection from Yokogawa Centum CS1000 DCS ACM12 to Prosoft MCM Module to an Allen Bradley SLC 502 Processor any info on Configuration will help......
Rofin-Baasel StarMark software
Posted by Sam Moore on 26 November, 2001 - 3:55 pm
Anyone have experience using Rofin-Baasel's StarMark software for driving laser markers?
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GEM 80 manuals
Posted by M. Loveland on 26 November, 2001 - 3:47 pm
Anyone know where can I get a GEM80-400 ladder programming manual or course notes. Preferably electronic (PDF).
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Underwater (IP68) limit switch, proximity sensors and encoders
Posted by Rahul Sakrikar on 26 November, 2001 - 3:44 pm
Looking for suppliers for sensors, limit switches and encoders for underwater applications
LNGPAS
Posted by Juan Romero on 26 November, 2001 - 3:40 pm
I need information about LNGPAS.
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MPI configuration
Posted by Zeeshan on 26 November, 2001 - 2:27 pm
Can I use a twisted pair cable as an MPI? What configuration will be required?
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Hardware used to install fieldbus
Posted by Matt on 26 November, 2001 - 1:38 pm
Can you tell me what hardware is needed to install a fieldbus network?
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ControlLogix and OPC
Posted by Jeremy Richard on 26 November, 2001 - 1:30 pm
Performance problems with Control Logix over Ethernet OPC
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Redundancy of PROFIBUS master
Posted by Rob Cats on 26 November, 2001 - 1:28 pm
An important feature for DCS. What is the "standard" way to handle this (if any)?
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Chlorine Gas Flow Measurement
Posted by Dkoerber on 26 November, 2001 - 11:53 am
Chlorine Gas flow under a Vacuum
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Push Buttons for hazardous area - EExd IIB T3 Version
Posted by Claudio Bozza on 26 November, 2001 - 11:22 am
A project requires a push button with 3 contacts N.O. and 3 contacts N.C., to adapt with a junction box in stainless steel EExd IIB T3 certified (European Standards). Any ideas on suppliers?
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tsx 07 programming
Posted by J-F Portala on 26 November, 2001 - 11:18 am
Does it exist newsgroup or website where I can find samples of PL707 programs and some tutorial or help.
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Source of Agilent-HP Components
Posted by Diana C. Bouchard on 26 November, 2001 - 11:04 am
The following message was sent to Paprican employees by one of my colleagues, but could also be of use to any A-listers who have Agilent or HP equipment...
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Control Microsystems SCADAPack
Posted by Augher on 26 November, 2001 - 10:56 am
I would appreciate comments from anyone with experience using Control Microsystems SCADAPack Controller, modems, TelePACE Ladder, ProTalk Voice Dialout Alarm Reporter and National Instruments Lookout Server. This equipment is under review for remote monitoring of a landfill site.
Convert Compac LAN to RS-232C/SLIP OPC Server or PLC module
Posted by Vu Hong Minh on 26 November, 2001 - 10:37 am
1. Convert Compac LAN to RS-232 2. Looking for SLIP OPC Server or PLC comm. module
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query about tsx micro plcs
Posted by zahoor ul islam on 26 November, 2001 - 9:44 am
we have a plc tsx micro which we want to program for waist heat boiler plz. tell us which software can be used for programing how load to plc?
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WEB embedded PLC connectivity.
Posted by Rafael Jacomino on 26 November, 2001 - 9:30 am
Need to find an industrialized thin-client that can 'surf' Modicon's Quantum PLC.
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Enron Modbus
Posted by Rob Bronson on 26 November, 2001 - 9:26 am
Where can I find the standard for Enron modbus?
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Safety Programming
Posted by Sebastian LaBella on 26 November, 2001 - 9:17 am
Determine a circuit required for safety issues when running a dimensional gage.
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Connecting Honeywell IPC 620 to Rockwell ControlLogix
Posted by Sagar on 25 November, 2001 - 2:32 pm
I am working with a User of Honeywell IPC 620 Series PLC, Which he wants to communicate with Rockwell Automation's ControlLogix Systems. Can Any body tell me What are the ways I can Suggest to the USer.
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PCS7 - ABB DCS talks
Posted by susim on 25 November, 2001 - 2:22 pm
How to make the PCS-7 talk with ABB Advant DCS.?
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small plc with a thermacouple input
Posted by mark on 25 November, 2001 - 2:18 pm
We are looking for a small plc similar to a Siemens s7-221 (cheapy!) but with a thermacouple input. We usually use temperature controllers for our heaters but I would rather do it via touchscreen control...
S.H Controls PLC - Anyone used one?
Posted by Fred Jones on 25 November, 2001 - 12:32 pm
Looking for any info on a PLC made by S.H Controls, a Checkoslovakian company, we think...
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Comparing Hybrid DCS
Posted by Diego Agudelo on 25 November, 2001 - 12:09 pm
We need to implement a control system in a pulp&paper facility. We've been thinking in a Hybrid DCS system. Any suggestions?
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Symbol (Tag) Naming Conventions for PLC Programming
Posted by Richard Forrester on 25 November, 2001 - 11:58 am
I need a tag naming convention to help me accurately translate infomation from P&ID drawings to my PLC programs. Is there some kind of standard out there that is the programmers equivalent to the ISA Symbols and Identification Standard?
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Daniels Danload 6000
Posted by Alok on 25 November, 2001 - 11:30 am
Interested in knowing whether anyone has made a driver for Daniel's Danload 6000 Electronic preset such that it works on Windows operating systems (NT/2000).
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How to disable CimView screen control box?
Posted by Alok on 25 November, 2001 - 11:29 am
I am using Cimpicity Server Version 5.0 with four Viewers. I cannot restrict users from pressing the "Close" button on the Window menu bar...
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X-by-Wire Implementation in Matlab
Posted by Alan Cuddihy on 25 November, 2001 - 11:22 am
I need to simulate a control system in matlab. Any help or examples would be great.
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standards the negative leg in dc based systems?
Posted by Mark Riche on 25 November, 2001 - 11:11 am
I was wondering what are the preferences or standards for grounding or floating the negative leg in dc based systems ?
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MPI Network
Posted by Adrian Hernandez on 24 November, 2001 - 1:56 pm
Communication Interference and loses while communicating on an MPI network...
those block diagrams!!
Posted by Lubomir Moravcik on 24 November, 2001 - 1:07 pm
Simple query, im using CX programmer for the OMRON CS 1 for a project, but the supervisor wants it done in block programming. Can anybody tell me how it is done?
HMI standard color for process lines
Posted by Jaime Montes on 24 November, 2001 - 1:03 pm
Is there a standard color coding for process lines when drawing a mimic in a HMI? example black for coal, bleu for air, green for water, etc...
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CL0 Current Loop Communication of ABB's Electrical Meter.
Posted by teos on 24 November, 2001 - 12:48 pm
How can I get detailed information about Current Loop (CL0/CL1) IEC1107 protocol?
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Ramping a digital speed reference
Posted by Mike Trombley on 24 November, 2001 - 12:42 pm
I have a system in service that uses a MMI to set the speed of 12 ABB drives over a Profibus network...
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converter needed!
Posted by BobG on 24 November, 2001 - 12:37 pm
Rs232/485, HART or Profibus DP to Profibus PA conveter urgently needed...
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Measuring of thickness...
Posted by Jury Efremov on 24 November, 2001 - 12:34 pm
The thickness of wood-shaving plate (particle board) must be continuously measured on the seven points on the width...
MCP2 Protocol
Posted by Rob Bronson on 24 November, 2001 - 12:14 pm
I am considering integrating my legacy Micra RTUs into a new host system. The Micra RTUs talk MCP2. Is anyone aware of a polling engine or OPC Server that talks MCP2?
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Using MSCOMM in VB to connect to remote PLC
Posted by Adam on 24 November, 2001 - 12:08 pm
I am trying to figure out how to use the port after the modem has connected to the other modem at the remote site.
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Calibrating thermocouples
Posted by Darryl on 24 November, 2001 - 12:06 pm
Can anybody recommend a good and fairly inexpensive calibration device for type J thermocouple on a hydraulic molding machine.
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low cost level transducer
Posted by student on 21 November, 2001 - 2:36 pm
i planned to develop a water level controller using PID control..to develop a physical model i am in need of a low cost level transducer with analog voltage output..it is an experimental setup only..so i need a very low cost level transducer...
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SIEMENS S5-135 to beeper
Posted by Josť Godinho on 21 November, 2001 - 2:26 pm
I need to send some alarms from a SIEMENS S5-135 to a beeper via a CP525 and a modem. Has anybody a step5 routine available?
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Siemens OPC server
Posted by sballes on 21 November, 2001 - 1:10 pm
I intend to program an OPC client to communicate with a S7 PLC and I would like to know which software should I have to use as the OPC server.
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S.O.S.-- Anyone familiar with Festo's PLC system?
Posted by iman mulyaman ginanjar on 21 November, 2001 - 1:08 pm
Need to join 3 MPS (modular production system) from FESTO, which are : Distribution station with 1 PLC (101B), Testing station with 1 PLC (101AF), and Assembly station with 2 PLC (103B & 101AE)...
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Using Sensors w/PLC's for Mobile Monitoring
Posted by MarkC on 21 November, 2001 - 11:10 am
Can someone point me to any information on how to monitor engine speed, several pressures and a dozen or so temperatures on mobile equipment using a single display panel, such as the ones sold by Optimation (or similar)?
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CIMPLICITY 5.0 interface w/ Moore Low Level Link
Posted by Chris Ryan on 21 November, 2001 - 10:41 am
I was wondering if any one has used or seen or heard of any interface software for use with CIMPLICITY 5.0 to interface with the Moore Low Level Link?
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DNP 3.0 protocol
Posted by Bob Lockert on 21 November, 2001 - 10:34 am
I have a PC based master polling a slave RTU for the status of one binary point (BIN0) through a direct connect serial cable. The master application and the slave RTU are supplied from different vendors. The master application never receives a valid response to its polls, yet the RTU responds with Xmit data. ...
Win2K&PNP
Posted by Vic Ellescas on 21 November, 2001 - 10:30 am
Is there a way Windows 2000 can recognise memory segments of a non "Plug-n-play" (PNP) device or ISA device such as the GE Genius PCIM cards? ...
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Automated Conveyor Control Problem
Posted by Graeme Hodgson on 21 November, 2001 - 10:18 am
Solution required to a PLC automated conveyor project
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PID controllers applied to MIMO processes
Posted by Zachariah Taheri on 21 November, 2001 - 9:51 am
I want any PAPERS about Multivariable PID controllers, or PART/CHAPTER of a BOOK
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Sending SMS Messages to GSM phone
Posted by Ronald Nijssen on 21 November, 2001 - 9:35 am
I am looking for a device that allows me to send SMS messages to a GSM phone. Profibus Slave or Discrete Inputs driving the message to a pre-defined GSM number would be great. This way I can integrate it with a Profibus Master PLC
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Simple water level measurement...
Posted by dan_054 on 20 November, 2001 - 4:49 pm
Exactly how does an instrument guy measure water level with a pressure transmitter?
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string command for GE Fanuc PLC
Posted by Punnoose Jacob on 20 November, 2001 - 4:07 pm
I'm trying to read stings ( batch name, decsriptions etc) from CIMPLICITY scada for ticket printing. But Ge 90-30 instruction does not have string commands like RS Logix. Could anyone help me on this for ge fanuc 90-30/90-70 PLC??
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Panel Mount PC's
Posted by Bob Munch on 20 November, 2001 - 4:01 pm
I need to purchase a panel mount, pentium based, flat screen (TFT) industrial computer that has a bezel mounted keypad..and is nema 4X. Could anyone share their recomendations/experiences.
about of AS220EHF OS250PC
Posted by zakir ekici (control engineer) on 20 November, 2001 - 2:04 pm
in our company siemens dcs control system worked. and we used to saw the position of the signal via STRUK and OS250PC. but when I wanted to see the position of some merker (signal position)...
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rslogic or the lasest slc500 software
Posted by Luke Smith on 20 November, 2001 - 1:48 pm
I need to get my hand on the latest software packages for the rslogic and the slc500 programing program...
Justifying marketing in hard times
Posted by Walt Boyes on 20 November, 2001 - 1:23 pm
My article, "Justifying Marketing in Hard Times" is the feature article in a recent AutomationTechies.com email newsletter. You can read it at "http://www.automationtechies.com/sitepages/art346.php":http ://www.automationtechies.com/sitepages/art346.php
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Need a Book , in VB for graphics
Posted by Ash on 20 November, 2001 - 1:16 pm
I need a book in VB for developing dynamic graphic objects.( like factory symbols), that help me that How to develop A grphical editor for HMI / Scada screens to display PLC real time data by dynamic graphic symbols.
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STL x Ladder
Posted by Juan de Arajo on 20 November, 2001 - 1:09 pm
Is there any advantage to program with STL instead of Ladder to Siemens PLC with the objective of save memory ?
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Manufacturing Execution Systems
Posted by shantanu apte on 20 November, 2001 - 11:54 am
Any links that talk basics up about MES ?
Siemens OPC server
Posted by sballes on 20 November, 2001 - 11:21 am
I intend to program an OPC client to communicate with a S7 PLC and I would like to know which software should I have to use as the OPC server.
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Absolute encoder with serial protocol ?
Posted by pk on 20 November, 2001 - 11:10 am
I am developing an AC servo drive for 2 axis CNC machine and facing to the problem of system resolution...
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PLC college project
Posted by Steve Hancock on 20 November, 2001 - 10:24 am
Need info on Unitary, Modular and Rack mounted PLC's for college project.
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Using Sensors w/PLC's for Mobile Monitorin
Posted by MarkC on 20 November, 2001 - 10:18 am
Best way to monitor several pressures, a dozen or so temperatures, etc. on mobile equipment with over-limit alarms.
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Modicon Compact ADU211 Card
Posted by Eric Allen on 20 November, 2001 - 10:16 am
How to configure the card properly with Concept 2.5
Foundation Fieldbus for VME
Posted by Gibbo on 20 November, 2001 - 9:55 am
Does anybody know whether there is a VME based Foundation Fieldbus module available?
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Omron C200H with OD215, ID215, & MD215 modules
Posted by Philip Sharpe on 19 November, 2001 - 5:34 pm
I am trying to find out what pins correspond to what inputs/outputs for the Omron OD215, ID215, and MD215...
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Concept 2.5
Posted by bbabler on 19 November, 2001 - 4:02 pm
Having trouble with Concept Software each time I try to edit I/O modules I can not leave that screen If I ctr-alt-del to shut down I can not restart Concept
MOD30-ML communication
Posted by Luis Valenzuela on 19 November, 2001 - 2:53 pm
I need information about communication MOD30-ML, it is possible to have communication modbus and icn in a controller MOD30-ML, at the same time? ...
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Communication Protocol
Posted by Prasad Gurav on 19 November, 2001 - 1:58 pm
Protocol conversion from IEC 870-5-103 to MODBUS