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Converting program pl7-1 to tsx micro
Posted by Jose Ricardo Pabon on 20 December, 2001 - 2:12 pm
I want to replace an older plc tsx 17 (pl7-1 software) with a plc TSX 37 and I donīt want to rewrite the plc program. Is it possible to convert the old list program in PL7-1 to the tsx 37 language.
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Need recommendation on "starter" PLC.
Posted by Stephen Cole on 20 December, 2001 - 2:08 pm
I would like to purchase a PLC for experimentation at home to gain experience and learn how to use PLC's. I am seeking a recommendation on what model PLC to buy that would start me on my way into the world of PLC's...
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ICONICS Alarmworx ActiveX in Wonderware
Posted by Justin Julian on 20 December, 2001 - 11:29 am
Dropping an ActiveX from AlarmWorx in a Wonderware screen...
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format of PL7_2 binary files
Posted by Valentin DAVID on 20 December, 2001 - 11:11 am
I want some imformation on the format of PL7_2 binary files (.bin).
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Non water base liquid level detection/measurment
Posted by Madmaj on 20 December, 2001 - 11:04 am
problem in finding an instrument to detect/measure non water base luquids, eg oil, disel, aviation fuel...
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How to control temperature accurately...
Posted by Vijay on 20 December, 2001 - 11:02 am
Is there any other method such as controlling the power of heater or so to accurately maintain temperature...
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dC TO dC CONVERTER
Posted by phil m on 20 December, 2001 - 10:58 am
I am looking for a simple way to convert a linear 0-10 volt dc input into a linear 0-5 volt dc output...
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siemens s7-200 PLC communicating with PC
Posted by student on 20 December, 2001 - 10:42 am
is there any software tools other than software wedge to support siemens s7-200 PLC to communicate with PC..
OPC server to communicate with honeywell S9000 plc
Posted by fred fiedler on 20 December, 2001 - 10:29 am
I would like to find an OPC server application to to communicate with honeywell S9000 plc...
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CANBUS/DEVICENET
Posted by David Foster on 20 December, 2001 - 10:28 am
Can anyone explain the differences between CAnbus and Devicenet?
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Wonderware Security
Posted by Walt Flannagan on 20 December, 2001 - 9:39 am
Old Integrators Gone, Took Password with them. I have found the password file but it's encoded...
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WonderWare Historical Data
Posted by Chris McKinnon on 20 December, 2001 - 9:36 am
Logged Wonderware Historical Data to Access before?
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S5 connection
Posted by mangleman on 20 December, 2001 - 9:31 am
S5 setup problems and Wincc connection...
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Wiring Methods & Practices
Posted by Jack Reyes on 19 December, 2001 - 4:51 pm
Can you help clear up a dispute on conductor colors? ...
Eurotherm drive 690+
Posted by comprex on 19 December, 2001 - 2:17 pm
We are using 690+ frequency inverter with encoder feedback to control ac motor. We would like to set control system to get constant torque of the motor in one direction while the motor is rotating in both directions...
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Demarcation (was: STL x Ladder)
Posted by Jiri Baum on 19 December, 2001 - 2:06 pm
Why should electricians fix programming problems, any more than fitters should change wiring or programmers tigten the bolts? ...
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4-20 mA vs. 0-10 V Monitor/Control Signals
Posted by Charlie Hart on 19 December, 2001 - 11:47 am
Need to decide between using 4-20 mA or 0-10 Vdc monitor/control signals.
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Keywords for mitsubishi FXo
Posted by Tim Davis on 19 December, 2001 - 11:45 am
The plc program is protected by a keyword and the programer has passed away.
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Boiler Stack, Smoke Density Monitoring
Posted by Wasif on 19 December, 2001 - 11:18 am
Can opacity meters misslead the results even they are checked against test filters?
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Reading data from a serial device on com1
Posted by Geena on 19 December, 2001 - 11:01 am
Any way to dynamically create a commcontrol in VB?
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WinCC as Modbus Master and a DCS slave
Posted by SunilB on 19 December, 2001 - 10:42 am
WinCC/CP-443-2 Modbus Master vis a vis a DCS slave. Connectivity and emulation issues.
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Resolver-to-Encoder Converter
Posted by Tom Lundell on 19 December, 2001 - 10:35 am
Looking for a product that converts resolver signals to quadrature encoder signals (A/B/Marker)...
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Trip-a-larm/Smart-a-larm
Posted by Richard D. Going on 18 December, 2001 - 4:23 pm
Trying to find surplus Smart-a-larm modules for use with a Modicon 984 PLC
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S7-200 PLC
Posted by Jimmy Miller on 18 December, 2001 - 3:06 pm
Does anyone have a Micro-Win Subroutine that will alternate between 2 pumps?
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OS Security ( was: Windows Security )
Posted by Jiri Baum on 18 December, 2001 - 1:26 pm
...It would be better to secure computers in general. It's the Right Thing to do. Then plant computers will be secure by default, along with everything else...
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Temperature Sensor up to 2200 degrees
Posted by Mandar on 18 December, 2001 - 10:41 am
Want to measure Temperature upto 2200 degrees
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Quantum Remote IO on Ethernet
Posted by Brian Cervi on 18 December, 2001 - 10:40 am
I have a user who would like to put his Quantum Remote IO rack on Ethernet...
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Simulation by PC
Posted by Hvidbjerg on 18 December, 2001 - 10:16 am
Simulation by two PC`s
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Output of thermocouple at multiple points
Posted by vijay on 18 December, 2001 - 10:15 am
Output of thermocouples can be made available at three different points
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Redundant clx processors
Posted by Dave on 18 December, 2001 - 10:00 am
Where can I find info. on designing a system with redundant clx processors?
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CD Partition/Sector Scanner
Posted by Jason M. Burda on 17 December, 2001 - 5:05 pm
Is there a utility to scan a CD for bad sectors/partitions?
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Connectivity between GEF PLC and AB Control net
Posted by Shameek Roy on 17 December, 2001 - 2:06 pm
This problem is related to the connectivity between GE fanuc PLC with AB Controlnet PLC to the Plant Scape MMI. I am also interested to know the connectivity and industrial application of Clarity make Video system.
What happened to Ship Star?
Posted by Rob Hulsebos on 17 December, 2001 - 12:21 pm
Anyone know what happened to Ship Star (the inventor of the SwiftNet bus) ?
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PC serial to A-B DF1 communications
Posted by Scott Morris on 17 December, 2001 - 9:48 am
I'm trying to interface an SLC5/03 with the serial port on a PC using C++ code and some 'pre-made' serial to DF1 conversion packages. Any suggestions on simple effective API or ActiveX packages, my C++ is not so good.... so the easier, the better !!
Swiping Card System-ARS
Posted by karthish on 17 December, 2001 - 9:43 am
I'm looking to design an ARS using magnetic card reader!
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World FIP Protocol
Posted by Andrew E on 17 December, 2001 - 9:41 am
Talking to Alstom's Alspa 80-MT over World FIP
Siemens S7-400 to Beeper
Posted by J Clery on 17 December, 2001 - 9:31 am
Does anyone have a Step7 routine to communicate alarm message callouts via a beeper?
JimPinto.com eNews - 5 Dec. 01 - on the web
Posted by JimPinto on 16 December, 2001 - 12:50 pm
The latest JimPinto.com eNews No. 70 - December 5, 2001 is on the web at : "www.jimpinto.com/enews/dec5-2001.html":http://www.jimpinto. com/enews/dec5-2001.html
Web based automation systems
Posted by Anand Iyer on 16 December, 2001 - 12:32 pm
We just concluded a seminar on Web based automation arranged by ISA, Maharashtra Section. I covered Security issues with focus on protection techniques...
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Editor for Setex PLCs?
Posted by Vish on 16 December, 2001 - 12:21 pm
A recommended Editor for Setex PLCs? Win9x, software preferred? How to create functions blocks?
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Fibre Optics CAN Converter "RING"
Posted by Derek Chan on 15 December, 2001 - 1:32 pm
I am looking for CAN to Fibre Optics converter that can be configured in a "RING" network. I am looking at two such systems, with 54 locations for one, and 51 for another...
DL-250 Modbus to Eurotherm 2208 Heater Controller
Posted by C Nelson on 15 December, 2001 - 11:59 am
I am trying to communicate from the Automation Direct DL-250 bottom port as a Modbus master, to a Eurotherm heater controller. I need some actual ladder logic examples to get me started.
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Dissolved Oxygen control in biomass production
Posted by Mohit on 15 December, 2001 - 11:56 am
I'm developing a bioreactor (fermentor) for biomass production in our lab. We chiefly need to control three parameters - temperature, pH and DO (Dissolved Oxygen).
Windows XP (was dxt to hpgl)
Posted by Michael Griffin on 14 December, 2001 - 2:37 pm
About Windows XP for automation use
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OPC AE
Posted by Roel on 14 December, 2001 - 2:21 pm
Does anybody know of a (simple) application that can be used to read OPC Alarms and Events, and log them to a SQL Server?
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S7 Organizational blocks
Posted by Danrfull on 14 December, 2001 - 2:20 pm
Do I program all the OB blocks in libraries(s7) into my project.
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What other control or I&C forums do you visit?
Posted by Tim Greif on 14 December, 2001 - 2:04 pm
Other forums
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Low Flow Switch
Posted by A. Patsekov on 14 December, 2001 - 11:46 am
Looking for low flow switch to measure an adhesive product
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Modbus for interfacing Fisher 364 ROC and SLC 500/5
Posted by Bruce on 14 December, 2001 - 11:25 am
Help! Need to interface a Fisher 364 ROC with a SLC 500/5 and have no experience with modbus...
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Flash Memory Card for Panelview
Posted by S. Broadhead on 14 December, 2001 - 11:21 am
Is there a software or card reader which will allow me to upload/download panel builder 1400 (pvc) files to the non ATA memory cards used in panelviews?
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S7-315 DP to SST 5136-PFB-ISA
Posted by Tony Chapman on 14 December, 2001 - 11:14 am
Has anyone had problems linking the SST 5136 card as a DP slave to the latest versions of S7-315 PLC.
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Modbus communication with Alstom relays
Posted by Fernando Capelari - Schneider Brasil on 14 December, 2001 - 11:05 am
Communication problems between Momentum and Alstom relays in Modbus
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sodium instrumentation
Posted by vijay on 14 December, 2001 - 10:36 am
Liquid sodium is used for transfering heat of one system to other. Does anyone know about instrumentation for sodium applications?
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GET_4X function in Concept DFB ST returns generic data type cannot be resolved error
Posted by David Patrick on 14 December, 2001 - 10:22 am
Apparently it gets sick because it can't resolve the output of type ANY for the GET_4X call...
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"New" modbus master/rtu module
Posted by Mario de Sousa on 14 December, 2001 - 10:11 am
I have finally brought Phil's modbus module to work with the new generic io library. It is in the cvs now. ...
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Remote switch
Posted by Kamalr on 13 December, 2001 - 5:30 pm
I am looking for a very simple small low powered module that will open and close a contact remotely (via DTMF tones, Pager etc). Anyone know of any such device?
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automationtechies.com column for December is up
Posted by Walt Boyes on 13 December, 2001 - 3:50 pm
It's been a busy week for Walt's pen... My December column for automationtechies.com is up at: "http://www.automationtechies.com/sitepages/art357.php":http ://www.automationtechies.com/sitepages/art357.php
Modicon PL7 OLE Server
Posted by Tim O'Reardon on 13 December, 2001 - 3:10 pm
I'm trying to write a VB program that makes use of the Modicon PL7 OLE Server, that comes with the PL7 Pro V4.1 software package used to communicate with TSX Premium PLCs...
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Question about D2-DCM protocol
Posted by Todd on 13 December, 2001 - 2:08 pm
Does anyone have experience in writing 3rd party drivers for Automation Direct products using their D2-DCM protocol?
Results of the Real Time Linux Workshop
Posted by Peter Wurmsdobler on 13 December, 2001 - 1:17 pm
The 3rd Real-Time Linux Workshop was recently held at the Crowne Plaza Linate hotel in Milan, Italy...
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SLC 5/05 HSCE Encoder Roll Over
Posted by jreyes@viracon.com on 13 December, 2001 - 11:54 am
I have a SLC 5/05 controller with a high speed counter encoder module 1746-HSCE installed. I have to track the leading edge of a unit on a convyor over a large distance with high resolution...
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Conductor Sizing
Posted by Carl Jorgensen on 13 December, 2001 - 11:52 am
I need information on sizing conductors. I need to carry <=150VDC @ a max of 1ma. It can be at frequencies up to 20Khz...
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concept crase dll problem
Posted by inbal lazarov on 13 December, 2001 - 11:47 am
Concept 2.2 sr2 fail in the middle of download...
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Configure a 1747 SDN on Rs Logix 500
Posted by Kevin Schiiler on 13 December, 2001 - 11:26 am
I have a system involving a 5/04 processor, 1747 SDN, a Quickpanel and I am approx. 2000 miles away.
Italian PLC forum
Posted by Gabriele on 13 December, 2001 - 10:43 am
Check out our new Italian PLC forum "www.plcforum.it":http://www.plcforum.it
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What is the best Embedded Operating System?
Posted by Rick Daniel on 13 December, 2001 - 9:31 am
We're casting about for an embedded operating system to put into a new automation product. I'm interested in things like market acceptance, available support, technical capabilities and such...
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Mapping Ethernet IO into a momentum
Posted by mark olsen on 13 December, 2001 - 9:26 am
How do you map IO from an IO base with a ethernet adapter into a momentum M1E 980 20
FIX 6.0 to Omron
Posted by Ronald H. on 13 December, 2001 - 9:21 am
How to get my Intellution FIX 6.0 communicate with my Omron's PLC?
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OPC driver to Excel and RSLogixs 5000?
Posted by Tommy on 12 December, 2001 - 3:48 pm
Can anyone tell me if there is a OPC driver that can communicate directly with an Excel Spreadsheet and RSLogixs 5000?
New article posted...webseminars
Posted by Walt Boyes on 12 December, 2001 - 3:26 pm
Many automation companies are now offering webseminars, both to reach more people, cut the cost of training, and cut the cost of travel. The use of webseminars has increased, especially, since September 11...
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Hand held wireless barcode scanners
Posted by Rick Hudson on 12 December, 2001 - 2:54 pm
I am looking for a hand held, wireless barcode scanner with a numeric or alphanumeric keypad. It is for use on a plant floor for operators to input information into a central production system.
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Tatsuno Dispensing Pump protocol
Posted by Simon Wahyudi on 12 December, 2001 - 2:37 pm
I am new employee and my company asked me to get the data from RS-485 Tatsuno dispensing pump protocol...
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AC to DC / mA Converter
Posted by Dharmesh Shah on 12 December, 2001 - 2:21 pm
I have a requirement for conversion of 0.1 V to 200 V AC into either 4-20 mA or 1-5 V DC output. This conversion is expected with galvanic isolation and maximum within 150 msec. If resolution is applicable, it should be 0.1% accuracy?
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Acrison Feeder IBM PC Communications???
Posted by Joe on 12 December, 2001 - 1:00 pm
Can a regular rs485 card work with this controller?
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What's a Westinghouse PC-503 PLC ?
Posted by Eitan Cohen on 12 December, 2001 - 12:55 pm
What is the original (Siemens ?) designation for the Westinghouse PC-503 PLC ?
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OPC Server for S7 300 plc
Posted by Conrad Fernandez on 12 December, 2001 - 11:04 am
I would like to if there is an OPC Server for Siemens S7 300 plc. I have found one that communicates through the serial port, but I would like to communicate through the ethernet port of the S7.
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DeviceNet example code needed
Posted by Robert Scott on 12 December, 2001 - 9:29 am
Rockwell tells me that the Allen Bradley example code for DeviceNet slaves (part number 9240-DNEXP) is no longer being sold. Is there anyone out there who has a copy of that example code?
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LATEX FLOW METER
Posted by A. Patsekov on 12 December, 2001 - 9:28 am
Need a size: 40A ( 1 1/2") JIS 10K Flang type latex flow measurement...
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2 pumps controlled by one float switch
Posted by michael tomash on 12 December, 2001 - 9:24 am
i need a ladder diagram for a plc program to control 2 pumps with 1 float switch. am finishing my 4th year schooling for my journeyman interprovincial license. pleeeease help.
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Speed Matching.
Posted by Stressed Tech on 12 December, 2001 - 9:21 am
I am currently trying to find a way to match the speeds of two machines with each other. One machine has a two speed AC motor with a variable speed pulley...
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S7-400 Dial Out
Posted by John Clery on 12 December, 2001 - 9:17 am
Would anyone have an Siemens Step7 routine to set up an alarm paging system? The S7-400 PLC with CP441-2 must dial a modem and send alarm messages to an alphanumeric pager.
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Progress on autostuff
Posted by hopfgartner on 11 December, 2001 - 3:47 pm
It moves, even if it moves slowly...
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Fix 7.0 Trends Not Changing
Posted by Justin Julian on 11 December, 2001 - 2:43 pm
I seem to have difficulty getting a fix 7.0 Trend object working properly...
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Literature about PLC's for a Newbie???
Posted by Sheldon Johnston on 11 December, 2001 - 1:58 pm
I need basic, (preferably free) articles, white-papers, books on line, books, whatever for the "newbie" we just hired....
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Internal Bit (B) in Telemecanique TSX 17/1??
Posted by wrs on 11 December, 2001 - 1:51 pm
Can anyone help me with internal bit? i'm using Telemecanique Tsx 17/10 plc...
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Duplication of Alarm messages on the Printer
Posted by mihirr on 11 December, 2001 - 1:49 pm
My alarm printer int the YOKOGAWA CENTUM CS-2 system is printing the same alarm twice. I have thoroughly checked every thing.. Please help how to overcome this problem
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reliability of computers in harsh temperature environments
Posted by vijay on 11 December, 2001 - 1:44 pm
Is any data available on reliability of computer systems with relation to temperature?
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PLC quandry
Posted by JR on 11 December, 2001 - 1:42 pm
Need to reinstall program on a piece of used paper converting equipment using Siemens S510OU PLC control that came with no control program... how much trouble will it be?
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Wincc and Winac communication
Posted by Kamesh on 11 December, 2001 - 1:38 pm
Can We have two NT based systems networked using TCP/IP one loaded with siemens WinCC and the other with Siemens WInAc
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PKTX with Win2K
Posted by Robert McDonald on 11 December, 2001 - 1:32 pm
The PC is a windows 2000 profesional system with a 1784-PKTX PCI card installed. It uses RSLinx 2.20 as the comms server and Citect as the HMI. The problem is RSLinx and KTXDiag both cannot "see" the card in the system...
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Windows Security (was: Virus warning)
Posted by Ralph Mackiewicz on 11 December, 2001 - 1:11 pm
Of course there is a plan to qualitatively improve Windows security. It is there on MS's web site for all the world to see...
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Excel DDE to/from PLC Direct DL05
Posted by dkoerber on 11 December, 2001 - 10:12 am
Excel DDE to /from PLC Direct
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Any CHEAP way to bridge a single MB+ into AB
Posted by John Kelley on 11 December, 2001 - 10:09 am
Anybody know of a CHEAP way to get one Modicon Quantum onto a DH+ network for data aquisition only?
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Modicon Uploading Question
Posted by Rick Martin on 11 December, 2001 - 10:04 am
Anyone know how to upload/download the entire program?
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Inductive part ID systems
Posted by c brown on 10 December, 2001 - 5:23 pm
anyone have any experience with pepperl+fuchs inductive part ID proxes, specifically interfacing with AB slc's?
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Rsview32 problems with installation
Posted by Yannick_Automation on 10 December, 2001 - 4:32 pm
At home, I have the Rsview32 demo software but I cannot transfer my interface at School because the folder are incompatible. Is there a solution for this ?
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OMRON Modbus connection
Posted by Daniel Rallo on 10 December, 2001 - 3:34 pm
I am working with a User of OMRON CQM1H/CQM1, which he wants to communicate with Schneider Modicon Telemecanique Systems...
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New "Notes from Walt's Desk..." posted
Posted by Walt Boyes on 10 December, 2001 - 3:00 pm
The new edition of "Notes from Walt's Desk..." is posted at "www.waltboyes.com":http://www.waltboyes.com
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hp9000 unix server problem
Posted by zakir ekici on 10 December, 2001 - 2:55 pm
we have a hp vue problem that about 5 or 6 months periodicly program gave that no space on root 1 block extended and the program which worked on vue the name of it GET-TM not open...
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Industrial infra- red receiver and transmiter
Posted by farzad nasehi on 10 December, 2001 - 2:42 pm
We need some devices to send and receive commands with remote function, that is based on Infra_Red sensor and transmitter...