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PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Damien Manbodh on 7 February, 2001 - 1:27 pm
Connecting PLC to motor
Connection of PLC to Motor
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Joe Mayo on 7 February, 2001 - 11:19 am
Modicon Quantum LL templates
Common function plc code templates
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Peter Elliot on 7 February, 2001 - 11:10 am
Problems with Modicon MSTR instruction
Help required: Modicon MSTR command for Ethernet to Modbus comms from Momentum M1E via gateway.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by R A Peterson on 7 February, 2001 - 9:58 am
Nifty feature in AB SLC5/05
By accident I have discovered a nifty feature of the AB SLC5/05. I am not sure how many of the SLC5s do this but its a great help in creating simulation routines as part of checkout. It is possible to write to input addresses in the PLC program! ...
Local and wide area networking in factory automation. topic
Posted by Craig Brown on 7 February, 2001 - 9:30 am
Reading ID numbers from NICs
How do I capture the network card ID number from within a C program?
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Juan Antonio Robles on 7 February, 2001 - 3:32 am
Alarm viewer for Intouch or ProcessLogix
Alarm Viewer for alarms with time stamp
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Jiri Baum on 7 February, 2001 - 3:21 am
logic/plc5
I was adding the shared libraries to makefiles, and in logic/plc5 I switched on the usual warnings while I was there. What's the status of the module, please? ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Michael Sing on 6 February, 2001 - 11:54 pm
Instrumentation and ethernet
Does anyone know of any instrumentation vendor(s) which supports the Modbus TCPIP protocol for communications to PLCs.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Chris - Ceda Automation on 6 February, 2001 - 8:36 pm
Any other software packages for the S5
Are there any other software packages for Siemens S5 plc's other than Siemens' own. And if so, are there any free downloads possible!
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Mark Edwards on 6 February, 2001 - 4:01 pm
Incremental Digital Control Dials
Manufacturers of digital control dials?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Niall Watson on 6 February, 2001 - 1:52 pm
VB - Winsock Control
Can anyone share any tips / knowledge associated with the VB6 Winsock control. In particular, I am looking for advice on optimal data packet size, and transmission frequency etc.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Curt Wuollet on 6 February, 2001 - 1:33 pm
Trends and how to grow the industry
I have seen a trend lately with Jim and Walt and others to discuss some "High Level" issues that the industry as a whole faces. In bits and pieces across discussions that sometimes go far abroad there are some recurring themes that are truly important. ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Robert Rychlicki on 6 February, 2001 - 1:20 pm
connecting Omron and Modicon
Can I connect any Omron PLC to Modbus or Modbus Plus ? ...
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Piet Verschelde on 6 February, 2001 - 1:07 pm
SESTEP 530
Communication problem with a Sestep 530
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by sancelot on 6 February, 2001 - 12:37 pm
CANOpen C library
I am looking for a C canopen library or programming examples. I need only to send / receive PDO frames
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by David Smith on 6 February, 2001 - 12:05 pm
Parallel digital temp sensor
i am looking for a parallel digital temp sensor up to 8 bit for my project...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by John E. Wilson on 6 February, 2001 - 11:35 am
Solenoid Spike Question
I have a 120 vac solenoid that continually destroys my digital circuit that is operated within the same cable. Is there a capacitor or diode arrangement that I can install across the solenoid to prevent this from happening ???
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Fernando Gomes on 6 February, 2001 - 10:24 am
Industrial Ethernet - Is there a standard connector?
I want to know if there is a standard connector used in industrial ethernet networks.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Mike Piotrowski on 6 February, 2001 - 9:23 am
programming flashing outputs
What is the status bit for the clock??
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Colin on 6 February, 2001 - 6:42 am
Fisher Flow Equation
Fisher Flow Equation
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Alex Rudermanc on 6 February, 2001 - 3:28 am
AC Brushless Smart Position Initialization
How to initialize AC Brushless motor with incremental encoder without position Hall sensors
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Kenneth Keung on 6 February, 2001 - 2:37 am
IP65 (Protected against water jets)
Requirement of IP65?
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Mario de Sousa on 5 February, 2001 - 2:50 pm
dsp module
Hi Jiri, Seeing that you are comitting some changes to the cvs, I thought I had better do the same before we get incompatible code. ...
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by jatin on 5 February, 2001 - 1:29 pm
winder and unwinder in textile industry
Could somebody explain me about winder / unwinder application in textile industry in details . ..
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by kevin on 5 February, 2001 - 1:08 pm
FDL & CP541 (S7 to S5 profibus comms)
How do I configure a CP541 to communicate FDL to a S7 342-5 DA02 profibus Nim.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ashish Atre on 5 February, 2001 - 1:04 pm
Hot Standby Redundancy using GE 90-30 CPU
Is Hot Standby Redundancy is possible with CPU364 & how?
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Jiri Baum on 5 February, 2001 - 11:34 am
shared libs - done (was: Re: Don't despair)
Dan L. Pierson wrote: <clip> > ....set up the project to use libtool and Linux shared library support will automagically appear ... < Done.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by vij on 5 February, 2001 - 9:24 am
isa to pci bus
How to convert a analog to digital card from isa bus to pci bus or is there any adapter for using isa bus on pci bus or where we can buy pci A-D card in Bombay
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Rob Hulsebos on 5 February, 2001 - 7:24 am
Network resources
New webpage containing descriptions to industrial networks and protocols without known URL's.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Tolga Celtekligil on 5 February, 2001 - 7:01 am
Socomec Analyzer Protocol
What kind of protocol is supported by the energy analyzer SOCOMEC. Is it Modbus-RTU?????
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by anthony on 4 February, 2001 - 1:36 pm
Butterfly valve transfer function
Establishing a transfer function for a butterfly valve controlling air pressure in a duct.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by JMCT on 4 February, 2001 - 1:22 am
984 Modicon 685E will not run
984 Modicon 685E will not run. ProworxNxT comes back with error code 4000 when trying to start PLC.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by James Allan Ventura on 3 February, 2001 - 10:27 pm
How can I use the Microchip PIC16C54 as a pulse width timer
I want to use the Microchip PIC16C54 as a pulse width timer.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Vikram Budhiraja on 3 February, 2001 - 8:31 am
interface details for daisan kogyo model "DC 1A"dc servo motor driver
I need help to interface "Daisan Kogyo" make DC servo motor driver model "DC1A".
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Javier Garcia on 3 February, 2001 - 1:16 am
Synchronization WINCC and S7300 Date and time
Trying to synchronize the WINCC and the S7
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by JohnLowen on 3 February, 2001 - 1:01 am
siemens MPI port
Wiring Diagram.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Ramer-1, Carl on 2 February, 2001 - 5:35 pm
List wisdom
George Culver wrote "Contact a vendor who has much experience applying drives to cranes since there are serious life safety issues involved."
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Shahid W Chaudhry on 2 February, 2001 - 5:20 pm
Database Interfacing (Access) with WinCC
I am trying to link the Data Storage/Reporting System of Recipe management to MS Access. The code for the recipe storage was written in ANSI C (Simple file handling). The features required for the reporting include storage for 30 days. Is it possible to link the access database to the WinCC SQL Database? ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Steve on 2 February, 2001 - 3:31 pm
Siemens S5/S7 conversion
Need sample program for converting S5 DO Function into S7 ...
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by ANTONISHEN Robert -CMMRCL SYS on 2 February, 2001 - 3:06 pm
Data Historian
Does anyone have experience with Instep Software's package eDistributed Network Architecture Process Historian?
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Clint Demaray on 2 February, 2001 - 12:15 pm
ORP and Chlorine control
Looking for anyone with some information on using an ORP probe to control chlorine injection in wastewater.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Zdenko on 2 February, 2001 - 11:19 am
belt system control
Belt to belt speed control
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Tolga Celtekligil on 2 February, 2001 - 11:16 am
Modbus-Profibus DP
How can a Powermeter with modbus protocol communicate with Simatic-PLC S7-400?
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Chris Ryan on 2 February, 2001 - 10:20 am
video recording
Displaying streaming video on web pages and HMI, to modify and improve work practices. Would like to record digitally, does anyone have any info ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Ravish Kamath on 2 February, 2001 - 9:56 am
siemens PLC to Honeywell SCAN 3000 system
how to tackle the problem of communication failure at the honeywell scan3000 based operating station with siemens cp1413 card for communication of scan 3000 system with siemens S5 system.
Computers in manufacturing; also hardware discussion. topic
Posted by W. Van Horn on 2 February, 2001 - 9:48 am
Use COMPAQ Presario?
Looking for others with experience on the wisdom of using Compaq Presario PC's, possibly with AMD processors.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by David R White on 2 February, 2001 - 9:43 am
Starters & Valves plugged into I/O
I work for a Material Handling SI. As you can imagine, our systems use drives, motor starters, pneumatics, and I/O...a lot of I/O, all networked together (we're using DeviceNet). My boss asked me to look at how we can cost-reduce our systems, but of course keep all the functionality. ...
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by DAMENE Amar on 2 February, 2001 - 9:11 am
overspeed test with MarkV
look for a step by step procedure to do an overspeed test for GE MS3002 turbine using a MarkV control command system
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Stan Smith on 2 February, 2001 - 8:04 am
Desalter Interface Level Measurement
I am looking for references and proven installation examples in interface level measurement for an application for which we need to measure the oil/water interface in a refinery electrostatic desalter.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Clint demaray on 1 February, 2001 - 11:09 pm
Iconics and telephone dialers
looking for telephone hookup for iconics
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Shaun Branley on 1 February, 2001 - 8:29 pm
TDC 3000 Doc Tools Query
Appending queries using display files
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Victoria Drath on 1 February, 2001 - 7:03 pm
Where can I find a 12 vdc motor?
I need a 12 VDC motor/gear box to rotate 2 unbalanced flywheels (35 lbs ea.) at 480 rpm. Can someone help me find a 12 Vdc motor?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Hugo Magallanes Gonzalez on 1 February, 2001 - 3:30 pm
Output Style triac to SSR
I have a problem in output module from GE Fanuc, I need energize a single phase Eurotherm SSR, the output module have output circuit style Triac, the SSR work with 100Vac and output module work with 115Vac, the problem is that with the output circuit disabled (output OFF) the SSR is enabled (go to ON state) ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Perry Sink on 1 February, 2001 - 2:15 pm
Industrial Ethernet & AOL Instant Messenger
A couple months ago I had to fly to Boston for what turned out to be a pretty unproductive day - except for a hilarious conversation I had on the plane ride home, with a hacker who had reverse engineered AOL instant messenger protocol. ...
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Hullsiek, William on 1 February, 2001 - 2:14 pm
Internet enabled devices -- FMA, was COMM: Internet enabled devices -- bad idea?
Alex Pavloff wrote: > (I'm choosing to ignore the fact that many companies in the computer industry as a whole don't bother testing their products for reliablility). < Interesting comment. I have just been assigned to do Potential Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) of our MES. (Which includes the ERP/MES, MES/HMI, and HMI/PLC interfaces). ...
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Nguyen Dang Dzung on 1 February, 2001 - 2:08 pm
Servo & Radar tank gauges
Want to know suppliers of Servo & Radar tank gauge for Tank Gauging System
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by terry on 1 February, 2001 - 12:32 pm
PC alarm management questions
Want an external alarm management system for Bailey Net90.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Zack Stair on 1 February, 2001 - 11:57 am
Questions on Specifying an HMI and Working w/Integrator
Inexperienced project manager requests input on low cost HMI's n implementation.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Felix Werremeier on 1 February, 2001 - 9:03 am
Comparing two Step / Direction inputs to position motor
Step / Direction - Encoder - counting/comparing
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Walt G on 31 January, 2001 - 8:48 pm
Is there a standard digital control input for amplifiers
Looking for information on common standards for controller command of drive amplifiers. Prefer digital input to amplifier, rather than analog.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Mark Erdle on 31 January, 2001 - 7:04 pm
The Boolean Embassy
I'm developing a SLC-500 users group. Your comments will be appreciated
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Nick Pirog on 31 January, 2001 - 6:03 pm
125 Vdc to 24 Vdc Converter
In a power transmission sub-station application where the supply voltage in the sub-station is 125 Vdc, we have to power devices that take 24 Vdc power. Does anyone know of a DC to DC converter designed for this type of application, and which can provide redundancy?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Ayala, Igor on 31 January, 2001 - 3:06 pm
BUSes comparison
Is there any web site where I could find characteristics comparisons of similar BUSes?
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Babar Jamil on 31 January, 2001 - 3:03 pm
Communication Failure or No Communication Failure
Terminology issue: Any time and due to any reason if the SCADA I/O server is not able to receive any or all of its data from a certain PLC, the SCADA I/O server declares it as a communication failure. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by reza zeydabadi on 31 January, 2001 - 3:02 pm
Demo of Simatic S7 program
I am automation engineer in tire factory and I would like to be familiar with S7(300) program. How can I get a free demo of PLC S7 Simatic program?
Programming languages. topic
Posted by Chris Corne on 31 January, 2001 - 2:31 pm
S5 program interface vs S7
The local Siemens distributor claims 80% of our current S5 program file (written for 928, 946/947, and 948 cpus) will convert to S7. Does anyone have any experience of what does/does not convert?
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Liles, Jill on 31 January, 2001 - 2:22 pm
Industrial Ethernet Web Seminars From ISA
In February and March, Eric Byres will present a Web seminar series on Industrial Ethernet for the ISA. For more information please visit http://www.isa.org/training/ethernet ...
Local and wide area networking in factory automation. topic
Posted by W. Archer on 31 January, 2001 - 2:21 pm
Configuring 2 NIC cards on NT4 Server
Information on configuring a NT4 Server with 2 NIC cards.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Babar Jamil on 31 January, 2001 - 2:21 pm
Controllogix PLC with two Network Interface Cards
I am using Controllogix PLC with two Ethernet cards. I want to go from one card and look at I/o points and checkout PLC program functionality using RSLogix5000 and from the other card I want to go via my SCADA MMI and do the same. Would I end up with two communication sessions (via RSLinx)?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by JB Sloan on 31 January, 2001 - 12:58 pm
Trouble with Ghost, was Disaster Recover Method
I am currently using ghost, but having trouble with reading the files from the cd-rom. I continue to receive the following error message: "single user version cannot do multiple loads" ...
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Jonathan J. Kaufman on 31 January, 2001 - 11:24 am
steam heat
Looking for mathematical (e.g., nonlinear state space) model for a simple residential 1-pipe steam heat system, including boiler, radiators, heat loss, etc., to model the input (boiler on or off) and output (room temperature). Does anyone know where such a model can be found?
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Mols, Jo [JanBe] on 31 January, 2001 - 10:14 am
Intellution Fix32
Is there a way to automate trend reports (printouts) in Fix32?
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by kamesh on 31 January, 2001 - 6:47 am
WinCC and External Application Interface
Data from an External Application such as an erp updating the material status
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Hugh Jack on 31 January, 2001 - 4:50 am
Linux PLC Advantages, was Questions
Another group that would benefit would be the vendors that focus on hardware. ...
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by AsfaNb on 31 January, 2001 - 3:16 am
Need a recommendation on industrial automation book
Need a recommendation of one good Industrial Automation book to refer.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Stan on 30 January, 2001 - 10:22 pm
AB Data Table Monitor with RSLadder & RSLinx
I need a Read Only Data Table for use with RSLadder, RSlinx OEM and VB6.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by ANY on 30 January, 2001 - 10:05 pm
Alternate arrangement of VFD for chilling compressor application
We are having a 100 HP slip ring induction motor for chilling compressor application which naturally needs a higher starting torque. We are facing frequent problems in the rotating rotor starter. Is there any alternative arrangement of using a VFD for this arrangement. ...
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Mladen Kojic on 30 January, 2001 - 7:21 pm
DP level for anhydrous ammonia bullet
We have DP level transmitter installed on ammonia bullet. Due to condensation in dry leg {"L"}dp reading is subject of unpredictable error.
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by John Edens on 30 January, 2001 - 7:01 pm
Need utility for extracting history from Honeywell PHD system
requesting information about extracting historical data from a Honeywell PHD system.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by ATLANT on 30 January, 2001 - 5:19 pm
Ball screw vs. rack & pinion
Need recommendations for constructing 2D plotter ...
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Martin Graupner on 30 January, 2001 - 4:39 pm
Steel Strip Paint and Coating measurement
Who can help me with information regarding paint and coating thickness measurement at a steel strip.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Chris Corne on 30 January, 2001 - 3:52 pm
Upgrade from Siemens S5 to S7
For anyone who has undertaken an upgrade from S5 with 155u chassis, 948 processor, tons of ET-100 remote i/o to an S7 (possibly 400 series) with all profibus i/o, would you do it again?
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Ron Harker on 30 January, 2001 - 3:46 pm
Photo Electric Switch
I am looking for a small, low cost discrete 24 VDC photo electric switch to give me positive indication of lights turning on, and which can be used as a 24 VDC PLC input.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Peter Cauchy on 30 January, 2001 - 12:47 pm
Information needed for cutting device
What size/type of stepper motor would have the power to drive a cutter to cut a 14ga piece of wire?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Charles Cash on 30 January, 2001 - 11:55 am
Can a barcode image on an LCD be read by a scanner?
LCD's & barcodes.
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Chance Back on 30 January, 2001 - 10:13 am
Westinghouse Ovation NT vs Unix
Need comparison info regarding Ovation DCS NT platform vs Unix platform.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Chance Back on 30 January, 2001 - 9:43 am
Boolean View of Modicon Ladder Logic
How can I view Ladder Logic from a Modicon PLC in Boolean format?
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by Wu Yiyan on 30 January, 2001 - 9:42 am
Problem of Inverter
We want to tend for a project to upgrade the control system of a crane, we have some technical problems about inverter ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Marco Rivas on 30 January, 2001 - 9:40 am
Toshiba MCS 1200
Need more info about communication with mini DCS TOSDIC-CIE 1200
Local and wide area networking in factory automation. topic
Posted by Ram on 29 January, 2001 - 6:37 pm
Generating Ethernet Trap
how to generate a ethernet connection loss trap ?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Ron Gage on 29 January, 2001 - 5:59 pm
CIP/Ethernet Library for Linux development version
Announcing the initial, public release of CELL, the CIP/Ethernet Library for Linux. This is a very rough, not yet working version of the library. It is basically some of the initial framework for the library. ...
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by June-ho on 29 January, 2001 - 5:52 pm
Wanted information on Medoc or melsec
I would like to know concept and basic stuffs about Medoc.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Alex Pavloff on 29 January, 2001 - 4:12 pm
Internet enabled devices -- bad idea?
Ramifications of plugging a device into the Internet
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Ron Gage on 29 January, 2001 - 3:59 pm
Need recommendation for a voltage transducer
Need a recommendation of an AC voltage transducer ...
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Larson, Ric on 29 January, 2001 - 3:48 pm
Iconics comparison
I am interested to know if anyone on the list has used iconics in their development of a scada/hmi system and if so how does it compare with wonderware or intellution.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by W. Van Horn on 29 January, 2001 - 3:07 pm
SERIAL DATA TO TURN ON DISCRETE OUTPUT
Need Serial ASCII to trigger a contact closure at desired setpoint.
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by RS on 29 January, 2001 - 12:01 pm
need information about the project
I'm interested in the project. Where can I get more information.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by R. Westlake on 29 January, 2001 - 5:39 am
Omron Hostlink on AB DH/+ network
I am interested if anyone has succesfully connected both AB and Omron PLC's together on the same DH/+ network for SCADA purposes (and possibly programming).
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by ANY on 28 January, 2001 - 11:42 pm
Refrigeration
Reg. Refrigeration and A/C
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by ANY on 28 January, 2001 - 11:39 pm
Reg. transformer yard
Reg. transformer yard
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