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Originally posted by Pedro Luis Guimar„es Esteque on 19 March, 2014 - 10:57 am
A Stand-alone system to control a lighting system and and their respective power factor via a microcontroller. Additionally, microcontroller can be communicate with a PLC to available the data via a SCADA system.
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hi Pedro, Arduino's are always a good choice, and there is apparently some code (not sure of...
Originally posted by Michael Toecker on 26 February, 2014 - 12:53 pm
What would a vibration trip through the <P> module look like in Cimplicity's alarm console?
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CSA, thanks! I guess I've gotten complacent, assuming that my personal experience with trip...
Topic: Local and wide area networking in factory automation.
from the Modbus department...
Modbus over GPRS
Originally posted by Antonio Mota on 16 September, 2013 - 11:11 am
Retrieve data from MODBUS energy meters remotely using GSM GPRS.
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Lynn, Bad guys are well aware of the 'switch port numbers' trick, they invented it. This isn't...
Any system capable of modbus communication will work. The important piece is this.. What are you...
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the dept of redunancy dept department...
PLC remote communications
Originally posted by rookieca on 14 December, 2013 - 11:48 am
Remote communications of machine PLC, without going on to customer network
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I'm kinda keying on your use of 'units' in this post as an indicator of power generation, so I'm...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Forum department...
upgrade MARKV hmi to windows2000
Originally posted by javan on 20 August, 2013 - 11:05 pm
Mark V HMI Upgrade
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A little offtopic, but potentially helpful.... This exact problem was featured in POWER...
Topic: Local and wide area networking in factory automation.
from the Reverse Engineering SLC500 Code department...
Help Decoding raw TCP stream from SLC500
Originally posted by Nick on 13 September, 2013 - 4:34 pm
I have captured the raw TCP stream between a PC (embedded PanelMate) and the SLC500. I can see it sending out a bunch of packets and receiving a bunch of packets. I need to somehow decode these so I can re-code them in a modern language and architecture.
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Hi, Post the full packet captures please. If you need help getting them on a site, I'll be happy...
Topic: PLCs and related questions.
from the Forum department...
Packets of info being sent by PLC
Originally posted by rookieca on 3 September, 2013 - 1:48 pm
Compactlogix sending data over a network?
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A few questions: 1. What PLCs? Make and model please. 2. What protocols are you using? CIP?...
Originally posted by Randy on 16 July, 2013 - 12:28 pm
trying to write code for reading comm 1 port through MS access
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Well, you're going to be learning how to program. There's no way to simply click a button, or...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the Software shuts down after 15 minutes department...
Total Control shuts down after 15 minutes
Originally posted by Terryh on 16 July, 2013 - 8:22 am
Old HMI done in TCP OpCenter version 2.25 software shuts down after 15 minutes
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Are you running under a Demo license? 15 minutes is a common demo time. I'm not familiar with...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Forum department...
GE On Site Monitor (OSM)
Originally posted by bicycle Mechanic on 31 December, 2012 - 11:27 am
What can I expect to pay for GE on site monitor server found on a popular trading post?
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What popular trading site did you use? cause I would love to find an OSM myself. Mike...
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the Training department...
Generation Cyber Security Training May 17th
Originally posted by Michael Toecker on 18 April, 2013 - 11:04 am
Cyber Security training for Power Generation Professionals, May 17th outside of Chicago.
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There are several seats still available for the upcoming Cyber Security for Power Generation...
Topic: Local and wide area networking in factory automation.
from the Cheif Bottle Washer department...
Communicate to Modbus Power Meter over Internet
Originally posted by Al on 22 March, 2013 - 8:04 am
Communication over Ethernet from Power Meter to remote server
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Tony, It's an option, but not necessarily secure and usually not cheap. If it's just plain old...
Hi Al, Generically, what you are likely looking for is a Serial-to-Ethernet converter. This is a...
Originally posted by Anthony Murray on 19 March, 2013 - 10:09 am
This is a survey aimed specifically at automation/control engineers in relation to security for industrial control networks
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Anthony, Yep, just went live. Mike...
Anthony, I'd like permission to share outside of control.com. My twitter followers would likely...
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the Controls department...
Patches & Updates
Originally posted by J Ayers on 16 May, 2012 - 1:49 pm
I'm in need of a patch for Intouch 8.0 and I can't seem to navigate the Wonderware website to get to one.
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Usually I bypass the whole painful website, and contact the distributor at Invensys directly. I...
Originally posted by Automation Engineer on 17 February, 2012 - 5:22 am
Getting random serial link Fault in Preferred Rack of LM.
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Random Serial Link Failures are often caused by: 1. Grounding issues 2. Floating logic issues...
Topic: Local and wide area networking in factory automation.
from the Engineering department...
Siemens and the Cisco 2960
Originally posted by Dan on 26 January, 2012 - 3:04 pm
PLC communicates with older Cisco 2950 but not the 2960.
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Things to try: 1. Are there lights on both the switch and the device? Do they stay persistent? ...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
from the I'm in UR HMI, Borking Your Setpoints department...
Heads Up - PCAnywhere
Posted by Michael Toecker on 25 January, 2012 - 7:22 pm
Symantec has recently released an advisory about PCAnywhere connections, recommending they be disabled.
Topic: Power generation equipment control.
from the NERC CIP has Consumed my Life department...
Erasing MARK VIe/Ve Controller Media
Originally posted by Michael Toecker on 9 November, 2011 - 11:33 am
Clearing all Controller Media for Decommissioning under NERC CIP
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Thanks CSA! I've confirmed with another contact of mine that wiping the flash will fully remove...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the Electrical department...
Transformer
Originally posted by Bittu on 1 November, 2011 - 2:44 pm
What if transformer core gets broken.
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steveiee is saying if that actually happened to your transformer, buy a new one. Adding an air...
Topic: Human-Machine Interface and SCADA.
from the I&C department...
Backing up and recovering Mark V
Originally posted by Karrar on 18 September, 2011 - 3:37 am
Mark V Hard disk failure - back up and recovery
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Forgive me if this isn't correct, most of my administration experience is on the MarkVe and...
Originally posted by W. Lederer on 4 October, 2011 - 10:39 am
certificates for naval use
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How do you mean? Security certificates like the ones used to verify trusted communications, or are...
Originally posted by yogie on 19 July, 2011 - 5:45 am
Alarm printer replacement
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A MARK V solution was found in another thread that appears to be related to your issue:...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the What-Do-You-Do-Jack? What-do-you-do? department...
Survey: A Question for Controls ENgineers
Originally posted by Michael Toecker on 11 July, 2011 - 9:28 pm
Contains a hypothetical situation that I would like to get control system experts opinion on. I mainly want to see how control system engineers would troubleshoot an insane problem, and the things they consider.
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A colleague of mine called me out for not being straightforward in this post, and for that I'm...
Topic: The Business of Automation and Control
from the Engg department...
Latest trends in Industrial Automation
Originally posted by Tashar on 13 September, 2010 - 8:15 am
Latest trends in Industrial Automation
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Security is a major trend in industrial automation. It's everywhere.... Mike...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Forum department...
Data Security
Originally posted by JG on 23 December, 2009 - 3:15 am
what is the best way to transmit mission critical signals?
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> For data security point of view, what is the best way to transmit mission critical signals, if...
Topic: Communications systems and equipment.
from the Royal PITA department...
Media Converter Madness
Posted by Michael Toecker on 6 October, 2009 - 10:45 am
Problems communicating with an INFI-90 system over fiber media converters using serial SemAPI w/ PI interface. Communications drop constantly, points take forever to load.
Originally posted by VRVR on 13 September, 2008 - 2:17 pm
We are facing a problem of Mark V controllers <R>, <S>, <T> whenever lightening strikes near by electrical switch yard.
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This could also be related to the communications related issues that show up in the logs. A ground...
Has anyone thought about ground potential rise? When a lightening strike happens, it is dispersed...
Topic: Engineering and workplace issues.
from the The Min-Max-What's The Impact department...
GE MARK IV/V/VI Interface Options
Posted by Michael Toecker on 24 September, 2008 - 2:11 pm
Calling for comments and/or observations regarding the different methods of interfacing a GE MARK IV/V/VI system to a DCS.
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