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Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by William G. Go on 11 January, 2001 - 4:56 pm
Radio Communication for remote monitoring of PLC to a PC
making remote monitoring & controlling from a 6 km distance PLC to a workstation located from another area
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by A. Walters on 11 January, 2001 - 4:33 pm
ultrasonic measurement
Any good ultrasonic sensors?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by David Griffith on 11 January, 2001 - 1:48 pm
Communications Media Comparison
Cost to install, Cost to Maintain, Reliability, etc.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Danielle Singh on 11 January, 2001 - 1:47 pm
Sensor conversion?
sensor conversion
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by William G. Go on 11 January, 2001 - 11:03 am
LC700 PLC & Genesis32
Looking for feedback on the LC700 PLC of SMAR
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Bob on 11 January, 2001 - 9:22 am
Dewpoint Sensor
Looking for dewpoint sensor and transmitter
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Brian Seal on 11 January, 2001 - 12:48 am
Iconics Graphworks and runtime
Problem with iconics Graphworks going into runtime
Computers in manufacturing; also hardware discussion. topic
Posted by Ranjan Acharya on 10 January, 2001 - 5:25 pm
FactoryLink ECS 6.X.0
I would appreciate any input from the List regarding stability issues with large FactoryLink ECS 6.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Wang Fuli on 10 January, 2001 - 5:17 pm
Communication with RTU
I have some RTU using with modbus protocol. But I have not the VB5 function or DLL or the drivers. Could you tell me Where can I get the help to communicate to the RTU
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Gantt Robert on 10 January, 2001 - 3:41 pm
Regulator-valve distance
Are there any restrictions, guidelines or recommendations for the distance required between a regulator and a throttling valve? ...
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Engelberth Rodriguez on 10 January, 2001 - 3:36 pm
Tanks Barrels in Wonderware
I have a Wonderware Intouch application reading level data from several tanks. This data it's been received in meters (mts). My client wants that the HMI shows this data in Barrels. ...
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Juris Vanags on 10 January, 2001 - 3:10 pm
On-line measuring of viscosity and velocity
Looking for sensors or devices for on-line measuring of viscosity, and velocity
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Peter Bubik on 10 January, 2001 - 1:01 pm
Talking Modbus to a custom build system
How hard would it be to translate a protocol?
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by J.P. Rooney on 10 January, 2001 - 10:52 am
Call for Papers - IEEE Boston Spring Symposium.
CALL FOR PAPERS. 38th ANNUAL SPRING RELIABILITY SYMPOSIUM RELIABILITY AND SAFETY: State of the Art Reliability and Safety Techniques.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Walt Boyes on 10 January, 2001 - 10:24 am
Passages...new article posted
My latest article, entitled "Passages...," a look at the past and future of the automation and controls industry, has been published in the inaugural edition of _ISA News and Views_. ISA members can read it at http://www.isa.org/newsandviews/ and nonmembers may email me offlist for a copy.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Willy Smith on 10 January, 2001 - 10:14 am
Unique MAC Addresses-New IE Products
I am posting this in case anyone else is developing their own hardware products for Industrial Ethernet, and wants to obtain an official block of addresses (2 ^ 24, or 16,777,216 unique MACs). ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Stephen Bennett on 10 January, 2001 - 10:13 am
RS Linx Lite and Serial DB9
Can RS Linx Lite communicate via 9 pin serial / Win9X PC to AB PLC 5 / X Processors? Or do I require have a 485 Converter, or a higher platform converter?
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Curt Wuollet on 10 January, 2001 - 10:11 am
Most "Open" Vendor
As part of a review process to find the vendor and product line that best suits our needs, I am calling on the vast and broad knowledge of the listers to save hours of research and put together a short list of vendors who give more than lip service to the "O" word. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Duncan Thomson on 9 January, 2001 - 5:42 pm
Barcode Scanner direct to Quickpanel display
Would like to connect a Barcode scanner directly to the serial port of a Quickpanel display
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Biggs, Daniel (IndSys, GEFanuc, NA) on 9 January, 2001 - 3:10 pm
ISA-S71.04
I was wondering if anyone out there is familiar with this standard and/or know of a coating that can be used on PCBs to protect them from potentially corrosive gases and airborne contaminents. The standard specifically deals with process measurement and control systems.
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Sums on 9 January, 2001 - 3:06 pm
Sanitary Fittings for Pharmaceuticals
Does anyone here know what is special about the so called 'Sanitary Fittings' used for instrument connections to process lines in Pharmaceutical projects?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Ronny A on 9 January, 2001 - 7:04 am
Design tools
Design tools
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Young-Jin Yoon on 9 January, 2001 - 2:26 am
MES: How to track parts in the rough environment?
As a MES project engineer, I want to get some ideas about tracking parts without using bar-code sticker which is printed in paper.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Jim Pinto on 8 January, 2001 - 5:03 pm
View 2001 : Growth in a Shrinking World
Links to my new article : "Growth in a Shrinking World"
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Amr Elaguizy on 8 January, 2001 - 3:52 pm
GE Six Series to 90/30
software for GE 90/30 PLC
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Kerrie on 8 January, 2001 - 3:30 pm
Freelance 2000
Information or ideas about using Freelance 2000 to model a small Process rig
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Marko Matic on 8 January, 2001 - 2:28 pm
Ladder logic sample programs
Analog I/O and PID programming examples
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Rene on 8 January, 2001 - 10:47 am
Switch for encoder
Looking for a switch for a rotary encoder. 2 inputs for 1 output selectable by a contact closure or something like that. Anyone has a idea?
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Daniel Johnson on 8 January, 2001 - 9:43 am
Digital and Analog I/O - basic info
I need to know the application difference between digital I/O versus analog I/O and advantage and disadvantage in between.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Quasar on 8 January, 2001 - 1:20 am
PT100 Multiplexers
1. does anyone know of a 30 or 100 Input PT100 MUX? 2. can we use DO modules to mimic a PT100 MUX?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by J.Evans-Wimberly on 7 January, 2001 - 5:53 pm
A good remote that won't work
Any help you can give me will be appreciated.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Sudhanshu on 7 January, 2001 - 2:04 pm
Testing procedure for commercial light fittings
Specification download
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by J Thiessen on 7 January, 2001 - 12:27 am
ControlLogix & WonderWare
ControlLogix and WonderWare communication
Computers in manufacturing; also hardware discussion. topic
Posted by Balaji on 6 January, 2001 - 9:50 pm
Oscilloscope using computers
How can I make a oscilloscope using my computer and ADC ?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Balaji on 6 January, 2001 - 9:45 pm
Monitor standby method
Does anybody know how to make a monitor go into standby using bios/interupts or any other method ?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Vincent W H on 6 January, 2001 - 10:12 am
Remote Warm Start an AB PLC5
How to remote warm start a AB PLC5
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Edgar F. Hilton on 5 January, 2001 - 5:07 pm
Sample rates for your industrial applications?
I recently came across a paper from a leading factory automation control software vendor that claims that most PLCs and industrial automation sampling and deterministic requirements are in the order of a minimum of 2-5ms, and that most users will never need anything less in industrial automation. While the sampling rate assertion may be true for some industries, I find at least the interrupt latency assertion incredibly hard to swallow even for most industries. ...
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Emil Nadinic on 5 January, 2001 - 4:36 pm
Software question
What would be a good application that the Process Control industry needs?
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by ABM-GAZ on 5 January, 2001 - 4:34 pm
3-phase motor protection devices
Where I can get an information about 3-phase motor protection devices, that based on microprocessor as the central element of the system. ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Mike Little on 5 January, 2001 - 4:30 pm
TCP/IP interface
Looking for basic level info about ethernet, TCP/IP
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Stefani, Simone on 5 January, 2001 - 4:20 pm
ISA alarm
Can someone help me to find informations about alarms management according to ISA normative ???
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Mike Little on 5 January, 2001 - 4:09 pm
Loads and Inertia
I need to verify something: If I have an electric cylinder pushing against a horizontal load, say a box or pallet, which is not physically attached to my cylinder's tooling, it will increase in the torque requirement, but not factor into inertial calculations?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Mike Johnson on 5 January, 2001 - 2:44 pm
The use of Beans with COM
Has anyone ever used Java for accessing and/or invoking methods from Intellution or RSVIEW32 ActiveX/COM components?
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Jack Grenard on 5 January, 2001 - 2:18 pm
Industrial controls Darwin awards
Industrial controls Darwin awards Dick Morley, big mind that he is, suggested to me recently that "we could make up some neat ones re companies." ....
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Andre Pablo G. Fausto on 5 January, 2001 - 2:14 pm
fiber optic cable in a tunnel
Looking for tips/suggestions on implementing fiber optic cable in a tunnel
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Ruslan on 5 January, 2001 - 3:42 am
"ViewStar 750" - needs information
Needed: any information about "Viewstar 750"
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by James R. Weeks on 5 January, 2001 - 2:20 am
Modbus Y cable on RS-232
I'm looking for an RS-232 Y cable that supports the Modbus protocol
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Godfrey Mungadze on 5 January, 2001 - 1:34 am
Data Transmission Over Live Power Lines
How can I transmit data over live power lines of at least 220v using VB5 or Citect 5.3
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Peter Bubik on 4 January, 2001 - 6:32 pm
HMI for GE Harris D25 - what are my options?
Have you done an HMI on the D25 with anything other than GE's PowerLink? If so what did you use?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Vazquez Sandra (Blanes) on 4 January, 2001 - 5:23 pm
OMRON CX-Server OPC
I am trying to test the OPC communication with the PLC serie CS1G. With W98SE, Cx-Server OPC and OPC-Link (Wonderware) as Client but the results aren't very optimistic! And Server and client are in the same Pc. ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by David Bergeron on 4 January, 2001 - 4:57 pm
Hydra Protocol
Does anyone know where I can get specifications on the Hydra or RPI Protocol?
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Abdal Hakam on 4 January, 2001 - 4:04 pm
full and half duplex
is full duplex necessary for metering ? what I think is half duplex is enough is this, and if full is a must how it can be achieved using fibre optics we have only two fibres available .
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Parag Bhadra on 4 January, 2001 - 2:51 pm
Remote Monitoring
Looking for advice on configuration and design requirements for remote monitoring of PLCS and instruments
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Jim Pinto on 4 January, 2001 - 2:42 pm
JimPinto.com eNews 01-01-01
The first issue of JimPinto.com eNews for the New Year, Century, decade, millennium is on the web at : http://www.jimpinto.com/enews/jan01-2001.html
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Thomas Christiansen on 4 January, 2001 - 8:38 am
PID Control, Any idear how to make a three point stepping controller?
I have made a small PID controller on a Siemens S7-200. Is there somebody who can tell me how to convert Analog output signals to stepping signal the "right" way.
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Mario de Sousa on 4 January, 2001 - 8:01 am
Hello again.
Yes, I'm back online.... Jiri, are you still with us? I would like to start our discussions again on the variables and I/O module support library issues.
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Petr Novotny on 4 January, 2001 - 6:08 am
S5 analyzer
I need to analyze the reading Inputs of Simatic S5 and I want to obtain any software which be able to read and write from inputs and outputs.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Petr Novotny on 4 January, 2001 - 5:42 am
Reading Inputs from S5 -100U CPU 102
Reading Inputs from S5 -100U CPU 102 over the AS 511 protocol.
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Metin TASAR on 4 January, 2001 - 4:11 am
Simulation Software for Water & Waste Water Treatment
I am looking for a Simulation Software for Water & Waste Water Treatment. Can anybody help me? Metin TASAR
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ashish Atre on 4 January, 2001 - 12:26 am
Communication Problem with CPU948R
We are trying to use CPU 948R with CP1430 for communication with WinCC Operator Station but we find that the CP does not get synchronised with CPU 948R.
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Kumaran on 3 January, 2001 - 11:41 pm
logging data from micrologix 1500 to SQL
I am doing a project that requires data from a micrologix 1500 to be logged to a database on a PC
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by David Then on 3 January, 2001 - 10:52 pm
Modeling tandem-centre control valve
modeling hydraulic component with matlab-simulink and 20-sim (bond graph method ????
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Andy on 3 January, 2001 - 7:19 pm
Ladder logic Omron
Could anyone please let me know where can I find Ladder logic sample
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Alvaro Rodriguez on 3 January, 2001 - 5:57 pm
Center-driven web winder
Flashover problem and tension meter
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ashish Atre on 3 January, 2001 - 2:25 pm
Which is the Best Redundant PLC???
Looking for Performance/Features comparison of redundant configurations offered by AB , Siemens & GE-Fanuc.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Gee, Jeffrey on 3 January, 2001 - 11:51 am
Classes of wiring
Looking for description of the differences between Class I, Class II, and Class III power
sources?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Fan Tou on 3 January, 2001 - 8:46 am
Debutanizer Temperature Control
Controlling debutanizer temperature by adjusting desuperheated 600# steam to the reboiler. Question: What is the degrees of freedom of the described system? (Please see the system description below).
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Jody Gallant CET on 3 January, 2001 - 8:04 am
PLC polling software (via modem)
Is there software that will automatically poll a group of plc's via modem, and then serve a DDE package?
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Amora Fibrianto on 2 January, 2001 - 10:04 pm
AB PanelView on SLC500 Redundant
AB PanelView on SLC500 Redundant Configuration. Is it possible using DF-1 point to point Protocol ?
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Steve on 2 January, 2001 - 5:36 pm
Novotron AC Drive
Novotron Servo Drive - Help with Error Codes
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by oliver on 2 January, 2001 - 3:09 pm
analogue control of a valve
How to control airflow with an analogue control system.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Erik Burnie on 2 January, 2001 - 2:20 pm
Intelligent Buildings Technology - NEED INFO!!
I am working on a project on intelligent buildings technology. Need help in getting info...
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Vittorio Mattiolo on 2 January, 2001 - 12:05 pm
uniform angular motion using a 200 steps motor
Need to turn a round platform ( diameter =3D mm.100, height =3D mm 50 = and weight =3D 300g) by using a stepping motor having 200 steps...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ron Gage on 2 January, 2001 - 9:34 am
Wanted: access to a ControlLogix PLC
Need internet based access to a ControlLogix PLC
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Mike Halhead on 2 January, 2001 - 6:17 am
Open source labview
I am looking for an open source project that aims to produce something like NI's labview.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Aniruddha Joshi on 2 January, 2001 - 3:15 am
Siemens Win CC Demo Software
We are looking for Siemens Win CC Demo software version 4.02 for 256 Tags. Please let us know the site from which we can download or get it. Thanks
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Don on 1 January, 2001 - 7:46 pm
Machine Downtime Discussion
You are invited and encouraged to visit, network with others and view some of the sample machine downtime information.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Paul on 31 December, 2000 - 5:23 pm
IMO Nexus
IMO Nexus 1 soft & info
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Tomas Casas on 31 December, 2000 - 1:46 am
DNP3 Protocol
Can any body provide me source code for DNP3 protocol?
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by kalpak dabir on 30 December, 2000 - 1:47 pm
rsview object model
some confusion
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by David Stutt on 29 December, 2000 - 3:10 pm
Andover CyberStation 3rd Party Connectivity
Andover Cyberstation database - usable as realtime control?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by jade on 29 December, 2000 - 10:35 am
Fanuc 6m special parameter
Does anybody know about parameter 000-006 of fanuc 6m?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by KASSAVETAKIS SPYROS on 29 December, 2000 - 10:02 am
Need to recover authorization for Simatic Step 5
Need to recover authorization for Simatic Step 5

Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Colin Walker on 29 December, 2000 - 9:35 am
Loop Tuning Texts
What is your favourite text for process control loop design and tuning?
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Jim Pinto on 29 December, 2000 - 9:27 am
JimPinto.com eNews - Dec. 28 '00
The latest JimPinto.com eNews is on the web at : http://www.jimpinto.com/enews/dec28-2000.html
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Bob Weber on 28 December, 2000 - 4:52 pm
old motor specs and product line histories
Where can I find information on motors whose manufacturer is no longer in business? And in general, does anyone know of a good online resource for product line histories?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Anthony Kerstens on 28 December, 2000 - 2:32 pm
Excel remote referencing
Does anyone know how make a dynamic remote reference in Excel without having to do a macro?
For example, I have the fixed remote reference "=RSLINX|TOPICNAME!'N7:0'" in a cell. To see a different register I have to edit the reference. ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by ROSH CS on 28 December, 2000 - 6:34 am
GE Fanuc SNP Protocol
Can any body provide me source code for GEFanuc
SNP protocol.
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Jeff Thurman on 27 December, 2000 - 11:22 pm
Goodies
I have been following the discussion for a few weeks now from the
postings.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Tony shen on 27 December, 2000 - 9:16 pm
Communications between GE-PLC and inverters
How to trouble shooting the communication failure between the GE-PCM 301 module and IDM inverters(YASKAWA OEM) in U.S.A?
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Ben E. Ferguson on 27 December, 2000 - 4:24 pm
hall effect sensor
I am looking for a Rheintacho sensor type: SHNO.GKOO.K2 or a replacement.
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Chimalkar Sumeet on 27 December, 2000 - 12:36 pm
Helium Service
Are there any special considerations for impulse tubing on Helium lines?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Goradia, Ravi on 27 December, 2000 - 11:49 am
Supervisory Cock in fuel oil service
Can anyone explain the use of supervisory cock which is used in fuel oil service.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Guy H. Looney on 27 December, 2000 - 9:47 am
I/O noise
Problem with reed switches and proxes in a system
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Ruslan on 27 December, 2000 - 3:50 am
HMI/SCADA comparison in the World
Comparison of SCADA software
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ashish Atre on 27 December, 2000 - 1:55 am
Electronic Manuals for Siemens CPU946/947
Looking for Electronic Manuals for Siemens CPU946/947.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by srinivasan on 25 December, 2000 - 7:03 am
PLC turnaroundtime
plc turnaround time
Computers in manufacturing; also hardware discussion. topic
Posted by jade on 23 December, 2000 - 11:37 am
special parameter for Fanuc 6m control...?
anyone who knows about special parameter
000-006 in fanuc 6m control. what is it??
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by ulfat on 22 December, 2000 - 5:01 pm
altivar66
There are two subj IC-s into altivar 66. Perhaps 3-channel ADC or v/f converter. Has anyone any information, plz?

Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Hullsiek, William on 22 December, 2000 - 4:18 pm
B&R Mini-Net on multi-drop
Has anyone interfaced to a B&R M264 based PLC from an HMI (i am using iFIX). The native protocol appears to be called Mini-Net...
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