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Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by ANY on 28 January, 2001 - 11:39 pm
Reg. transformer yard
Reg. transformer yard
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by ANY on 28 January, 2001 - 11:30 pm
Reg. variable frequency drives
Reg. fly catch provision in a variable frequency drive.
Motion control, servos, steppers, etc. topic
Posted by William Ward on 28 January, 2001 - 4:33 pm
Serial cable slip ring Assy
Looking for a Slip ring assy that will xmit gate commutations between my controller card and a VR (Virtual Reality) Gun that the customer will use. Also has Recoil unit needing low power xmission (.5A)
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Bob Max on 28 January, 2001 - 4:21 am
GE-FANUC 90-30 REDUNDANT configuration
Can someone let me know how to write redundant configuration program for GE-FANU 90-30 plc
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by William G. Go on 26 January, 2001 - 2:12 pm
stack gas analysis
Anybody know what product i can use for stack gas analysis using infrared principle, just like an opacity monitor it uses also to measure the NOx, SOx,CO,O2 by calculating its wavelength. ...
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Andrey, Bob on 26 January, 2001 - 2:09 pm
wire colors in control cabinets
Is there any published wire color standards for inside a control cabinet with PLC's, power supplies, relays etc. ...
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Mike Piotrowski on 26 January, 2001 - 12:47 pm
Selector Switch Options?
Transformer switch vs. Full Voltage switch
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Vales, John on 26 January, 2001 - 11:03 am
Multi-Position Rotary Selector Switch
I am in need of a multi-position rotary selector switch. We used to buy these from Entrelec, but I am told they have discontinued them. I *don't* want to use thumbwheels. ...
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Ken Crater on 26 January, 2001 - 10:24 am
Conference speaking opportunity in Netherlands
This message is forwarded from Maarten Legius, asking if anyone would like to make a presentation on the project for a conference in the Netherlands. Any interest?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Steve Mitchell on 26 January, 2001 - 9:10 am
Help! GE 90-30 & Serial Communication
Need to communicate from GE 90-30 PLC to Gardner-Denver Compressor ES+ Controller via Horner ASCII Basic Module Serial Port.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Leonel Alvarado on 25 January, 2001 - 7:30 pm
Solenoids & Motors
I am looking for motors and solenoids with maximum power ratings of 24V DC and 50W, in addition to having a retail price of $10.00 or less. These devices must provide maximum torque under a load.
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Mario de Sousa on 25 January, 2001 - 5:35 pm
IEC language compiler, was Don't despair
Johan Bengtsson wrote: > I might be able to do a quick and dirty one (at least from IL if that could help), ...
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Paul Garcia on 25 January, 2001 - 4:45 pm
Liquid level and temperature measurement
Need help finding liquid level and temperature sensor in one.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Ronny on 25 January, 2001 - 2:58 pm
SImatic OP5 error $115
After downloading the program to the op, and connecting to a S5 95U PLC, i get the error $115 PLC restart running.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Goradia, Ravi on 25 January, 2001 - 2:33 pm
Scraper Indicator
I want information about Scraper Indicator used in Pipeline projects. Its Advantage & Limitations.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Alex Pavloff on 25 January, 2001 - 2:07 pm
Code Resources
Hey folks. I'm taking on the task of making some general resources for people writing communication code, with the intent of putting this onto the PLC archive. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Bruce on 25 January, 2001 - 9:50 am
Communications From Plc to Servo Drive
Need help to write logic to communicate to Indramat DKC11.1 servo drive
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Harmanderjit Singh on 25 January, 2001 - 7:53 am
Controlling PLC remotely
Has anyone tried controlling a plc from a remote location? (LAN or Internet)
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Patsy Estorga on 24 January, 2001 - 9:06 pm
Diesel Engine Oil Condition Sensors
Looking for applications of Diesel Engine Oil Condition Sensors
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Peter Bubik on 24 January, 2001 - 5:47 pm
InTouch - send/receive HEX numbers
Need to make InTouch to send and receive HEX values over the serial port
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Mohamed Sakr on 24 January, 2001 - 4:01 pm
Dynamic Weighing and sorting system integration
Does any one have an experience or knowledgebase for automatic and dynamic weighing and sorting system in poultry industry
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Matthias Clausen on 24 January, 2001 - 2:30 pm
Standard for Properties in Process Controls
Searching for standards in Process Controls. Here: A standard naming scheme for properties of process data like values, alarm limits, display limits etc.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Toni Kaesbeck on 24 January, 2001 - 11:50 am
PLC via Internet
I need to connect a PLC (which has a RS232 serial port) via Internet to a PC. The PLC is in a remote unmanned station with the only possibility to connect via a wireless phone modem to a Internet Service provider. ...
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Burda, Jason M. on 24 January, 2001 - 11:27 am
DEC FMS
Has anyone worked with DEC FMS (File Management System)? Know of any good links? Tutorials? Software?
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Colin Walker on 24 January, 2001 - 11:15 am
Smith Predictor who?
What are Smith predictors? ...
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Stéphane Mottelet on 24 January, 2001 - 10:54 am
fast liquid level sensor
Looking for a manufacturer of a fast fast liquid level sensor for a feedback control application.
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Mario de Sousa on 24 January, 2001 - 9:52 am
Don't despair
I've been a little quiet, but I have been working on the PID controller. I hope I will be able to upload something next week. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by amora fibrianto on 24 January, 2001 - 3:59 am
AB SLC5/04 16 K Firmware Upgrade
Does anybody know how to upgrade AB SLC5/04 Firmware ????
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Jack Brown on 23 January, 2001 - 5:28 pm
Networkable encoders?
The application is a machine with 12 pairs of parallel axes that vertically position pedestals on a contour measuring tool. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Tresco on 23 January, 2001 - 4:52 pm
Honeywell S9000 PLC problems
A customer has asked me to look into a problem they are having with a Honeywell PLC system. Apparently the i/o seems to stop responding for anything up-to 1/2 hour, but it seems the CUP continues processing. ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Adrian Chesney on 23 January, 2001 - 4:17 pm
Bluetooth
If you have any information about Bluetooth for industrial use I would be very interested to hear about it.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Goradia, Ravi on 23 January, 2001 - 4:03 pm
Viscosity Conversion
Can anybody help me for converting Kinematic Viscosity to Absolute Viscosity.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Anibal Hernandez on 23 January, 2001 - 3:41 pm
programming a Two Hand Tie Down
programming a Two Hand Tie Down
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Danielle Singh on 23 January, 2001 - 12:51 pm
HAWKWIN software
HAWKWIN & HAWK-I help
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Perez, Claudio on 23 January, 2001 - 11:43 am
Preventive Maintenance on DCS and ESD
Could anybody give some ideas, according to experience, about preventive maintenance on a DCS and ESD.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Jim on 23 January, 2001 - 11:35 am
Bacnet into an HMI Client
Bacnet software server or hardware protocol translator
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Andre Roop on 23 January, 2001 - 12:34 am
paralleling an inverter with the AC mains
is it possible to parallel a pure sine wave inverter with the AC mains to provide power for a common load.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by wqe on 22 January, 2001 - 8:38 pm
Paperless chart recorders - Monarch
The SFWD is searching for info. regarding chart recorders.
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Carlos Araya Mackenney on 22 January, 2001 - 5:17 pm
PLC with DNP 3.0
Somebody know a PLC with DNP 3.0 protocol (slave)??
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Hevelton Araujo on 22 January, 2001 - 5:14 pm
OPC Server for Siemens S7/S5
We are looking for an OPC Server to communicate to Siemens PLC, models S5 and S7/400. ...
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Ken Crater on 22 January, 2001 - 5:05 pm
Interesting patent approach
Given the recurring discussions about patents in our industry, I thought a recent announcement from Schneider Automation might prove interesting. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Dale Westerman on 22 January, 2001 - 3:49 pm
Low Cost PLC with Ethernet
Working on a production monitoring system.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Paul Richmond on 22 January, 2001 - 3:21 pm
Leveling a large load with hydraulic supports
With a large trailer unit that has eight supports (too large for only four - one in each corner, so eight must be used to distribute the load). How can level state be monitored and controlled with a PLC.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Steve Tallent on 22 January, 2001 - 2:22 pm
HMI, Who's got the best package
Who has the best HMI package. I am currently looking at RSView, Wincc, WonderWare, Cimplicity.
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by armando millan on 22 January, 2001 - 2:14 pm
Self tuning control
I'm looking for some information about self tuning control.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Jeff Dean on 22 January, 2001 - 1:55 pm
Where do we go from here?
I am concerned about a lack of advances in PC based HMI/SCADA. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Richard Hendrickson on 22 January, 2001 - 1:16 pm
Nonlinear controller for pH control in AB PLC?
Has anyone found an accurate way to control pH in an Allen-Bradley PLC 5?
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Jim Pinto on 22 January, 2001 - 11:41 am
JimPinto.com eNews - January 17, 2001
JimPinto.com eNews No. 30 - January 17, 2001 is on the web : http://www.jimpinto.com/enews/jan17-2001.html
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Lynn Linse on 22 January, 2001 - 11:34 am
Modbus/TCP resources
I just updated my Modbus/TCP resource page at http://www.robustdc.com/mbus_tcp.htm
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Mohammed Rahman Aerotech Inc on 22 January, 2001 - 10:11 am
low cost remote terminal units
I am looking for a remote terminal unit for manipulating I/O over ethernet. I am looking RTUs with input and output modules that have screw terminal on them so I can do some timing analysis.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Burda, Jason M. on 19 January, 2001 - 4:13 pm
VB/Cimbasic Code Suggestions
Looking for a code snippet or similar for basic, visual basic, CimBasic or similar to do the following.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Engelberth Rodriguez on 19 January, 2001 - 2:07 pm
Wonderware reading IEEE Analog Registers
Wonderware reading IEEE Analog Registers ...
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Arne on 19 January, 2001 - 10:29 am
compile cvs tree
I tried to compile the cvs but get a lot of errors?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Mike Woods on 19 January, 2001 - 8:46 am
NetDDE using TCP/IP protocol
NetDDE using TCP/IP protocol
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Mark Groen on 19 January, 2001 - 3:52 am
Open Standards connectivity on older GSE D/3 dcs?
Requesting info on possibility for connecting MES software to a 1988 GSE D/3 dcs through an open standards protocol.
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Stephane Casse on 19 January, 2001 - 12:36 am
RSView32 communication with Foxboro 760 controllers?
Is it possible to get RSView32 to communicate with controllers Foxboro 760 series?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by R Macchi on 18 January, 2001 - 9:47 pm
CP541 To 95U-B
Communication between a S5-95U and a CP541 hooked to a S5-100u w 102
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Pete Arthur on 18 January, 2001 - 5:02 pm
MicroLogix 1500 programming questions
I need to sum the preset values of 15 different Timers together. Is there an easier way to do this other than using the ADD instruction (limits me to 2 values)?
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Anthony Kerstens on 18 January, 2001 - 4:37 pm
Non-linear Least Squares Curve Fitter
Some of you might find this tool interesting.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Andre Pablo G. Fausto on 18 January, 2001 - 4:35 pm
GPS.....
GPS tracking satellites
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Mike Woods on 18 January, 2001 - 4:30 pm
RSView32 -> VAX DDE Server
RSView to VAX DDE
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Sums on 18 January, 2001 - 4:21 pm
Low diff pressure (0~45Pa) transmitters & gauges
Who makes low diff pressure transmitters & gauges for HVAC applications in clean rooms?
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Derek Chan on 18 January, 2001 - 4:10 pm
3 minutes Ride Through for VSD
I have a project which requires to keep a number of VSD Driven exhaust fans running for 3 minutes in the event of power failure.
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by R A Peterson on 18 January, 2001 - 3:00 pm
And now - for something completely different
Put your project manager hats on and estimate the engineering hours required for the following project. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by ferhat karabiyik on 18 January, 2001 - 2:17 pm
I want to use Real Time Clock for Omron PLC
I use Omron PLC. I don't know the Real Time Clock. Where I can find this information.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Scott Vaughan on 18 January, 2001 - 12:22 pm
Ethernet or Modbus a comparison
What are the major differences between using Modbus and Ethernet TCP/IP? ....
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by leonardo chacon on 18 January, 2001 - 11:59 am
DH+ and DH485
I would like to know what are the differences between the protocols DH+ and DH485, beyond the basics...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by rajesh kunhi kambrath on 18 January, 2001 - 11:34 am
Walkie talkie near PLC
can the signal from a walkie talkie radio erase the contents in a PLC processor if we operate the same near by.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Bill Sturm on 18 January, 2001 - 11:32 am
A-B Panelview block transfer
I am working on a project with a SLC 5/04 and a Panelview 900 with RIO. I need more information on how the Block transfers to and from the Panelview work. ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by C Kline on 17 January, 2001 - 5:25 pm
Control Logix & Panelviews
Need feedback on using Panelviews with a Control Logix processor
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Danijel Vidoviè on 17 January, 2001 - 2:35 pm
PROFIBUS ILM problems
ILM causes PROFIBUS network error.
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by Richard King on 17 January, 2001 - 2:24 pm
Valve Sizing Alumina Refinery
I want to place a Mag Flow and Keystone-Valves Butterfly control valve into a 200mm line. (Process fluid is Dilution - weak Liquor-NaCO-Caustic, 70 GPL of solids, slightly scaling) ...
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by terry on 17 January, 2001 - 1:46 pm
Experimental Designs
I need an appropriate design for paper machine trial.
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by Guthrie, Mark (MW) on 17 January, 2001 - 11:39 am
Sequence of Event (SOE) Question
Looking for advice from someone who has experience with SOE for electrical systems
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by artb-bcs/swt on 17 January, 2001 - 10:56 am
Explosion proof ultrasonic or laser
I have a damp web that I would like to measure the thickness of. The resin in the web contains MEK. Therefore I need explosion proof, non contact, and do not have a fixed roller to measure from. ...
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Perry Sink on 17 January, 2001 - 10:24 am
while we're talking about publicity...
There's something else that I think would be helpful to all involved: A white paper on "Linux for Machine Control." ...
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Marc-olivier on 17 January, 2001 - 9:49 am
Links
I found this link... http://www.hilscher.com/device_drivers_linux.htm
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Alex Pavloff on 17 January, 2001 - 9:40 am
COMM Resource, was COMM: Modbus code
I'm not singling out Mr Rodriguez here, but we are asked this message multiple times a week, mostly for Modbus, as well as other PLCs. This makes it a prime candidate for a FAQ, but we need to answer the question. Does anyone know of a good resource on the web for getting communications components, source code, or what have you for various brands of PLCs. ...
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Michael R. Batchelor on 17 January, 2001 - 9:34 am
(Off Topic) RS232 <> Ethernet
I need a little bit of advice that's Off Topic, but this a good group to ask about industrial controls. ...
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Curt Wuollet on 17 January, 2001 - 9:32 am
Fwd: COMM, SOFT: MODBUS DEVICE DRIVER (ASCII/RTU) under linux
Forwarded from Automation List: From: Sharmila Inamdar <sharmilai@rapideffect.com> Can I know whether the source code for MODBUS DEVICE DRIVER UNDER LINUX is available? Where?
Sensor technologies. topic
Posted by Jacob on 16 January, 2001 - 6:13 pm
Submersible pressure transducer?
Wanted: cheap, submersible pressure transducer for riverside application
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Steven Landau on 16 January, 2001 - 5:31 pm
Hvac Control / Security / Lighting Control
Does anybody have experience with integrated BAS systems with these features. ...
Information resources, documentation. topic
Posted by Jim Pinto on 16 January, 2001 - 5:13 pm
JimPinto.com eNews January 12
The latest JimPinto.com eNews - January 12, 2001 is on the web at : http://www.jimpinto.com/enews/jan12-2001.html
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Andre Pablo G. Fausto on 16 January, 2001 - 5:01 pm
fiber optic cable....
Can someone please recommend what type of fiber optic cable specs is required if the cable is to be clamped down beneath the surface of a flowing fresh water tunnel?
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by Troy Stearns on 16 January, 2001 - 4:57 pm
RSlLogix5000 backwards compatibility
Could someone on the list explain why the RSLogix5000 programming software is NOT compatible with older versions of the ControlLogix firmware?
Software, including programming, OS issues, etc. topic
Posted by Hutchinson, Ben [LFS] on 16 January, 2001 - 4:34 pm
ControlView appnote or patch
I have an application that should return to the top level screen upon <esc>, but it no longer does so, it leaves you at a blank screen with the command line. I seem to remember an appnote or patch relative to this ... does anyone else?
Human-Machine Interface and SCADA. topic
Posted by rajesh kunhi kambrath on 16 January, 2001 - 3:03 pm
How do touchscreens work?
Can anybody tell me how the touch screen in the monitor works?
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Sharmila Inamdar on 16 January, 2001 - 2:52 pm
MODBUS DEVICE DRIVER (ASCII/RTU) under linux
Can I know whether the source code for MODBUS DEVICE DRIVER UNDER LINUX is available? Where?
Engineering and workplace issues. topic
Posted by Alvaro Rodriguez on 16 January, 2001 - 2:51 pm
Emergency Stop Procedures
Looking for information on Emergency Stop practices
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Mike Woods on 16 January, 2001 - 2:38 pm
AB OPC Server, RSLinx
RSView project using an OPC server driver for an AB PLC.
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by Theriot, Richard N. on 16 January, 2001 - 1:51 pm
Protocol Translator
I need a translator for the ABB Relay 356 protocol (which unfortunately I don't know) into Modbus for transmission on a fiber optic link.
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by List Management Account on 16 January, 2001 - 1:40 pm
CCD design and applications info
We are working on a project where CCD (Charge Coupled Device) cameras would be used. We are looking for a forum-list for design and application on CCD.
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Perry Sink on 16 January, 2001 - 12:25 pm
Modbus TCP / RTU / ASCII Driver
Something folks might be interested in: Modbus drivers and tools for free. This came from the Industrial Ethernet newsgroup, which can be accessed from http://www.egroups.com/group/industrialethernet
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by Curt Wuollet on 16 January, 2001 - 12:05 pm
Questions
In this period of deathly silence, I thought I would take the opportunity to ask a few questions of the hundreds of lurkers on the LinuxPLC list. ...
Communications systems and equipment. topic
Posted by suradi on 16 January, 2001 - 11:17 am
AB SLC 5/04 Chanel 0 Node DF1 Half Duplex Master
Looking for help with AB SLC 5/04 as Master and another AB SLC 5/04 as Slave ...
Computers in manufacturing; also hardware discussion. topic
Posted by Access Automation Pvt. Ltd. on 16 January, 2001 - 10:49 am
PC to PC communication through modem
I am trying to communicate between two PCs with modem through a telephone line(dialup TCP/IP) . Further I intend to use Virtual Network Computing for Windows95. Can anybody help me out on this.
Application Questions and Problems topic
Posted by Michael Griffin on 16 January, 2001 - 10:42 am
Depalletising robot
I am studying automating a process which may include removing parts from a cardboard carton and either placing them on a transfer nest (for further handling by another system) or placing them in the final location directly (if this is feasible). ...
Continuous process industries, DCS questions. topic
Posted by C.P.Ku on 16 January, 2001 - 9:52 am
Info on pH process, was pH titration/control
Your reply is interesting as I am also planning to build a pH process unit for teaching purpose. The application and setup is exactly the same. Could you please advise where can I get more information on this subject. ...
Open-source control projects, related links.  topic
Posted by jackh on 16 January, 2001 - 9:39 am
IO standards
Does anybody know of an IO standard or model to help organize and address generic IO? Things that it should encompass would be ...
PLCs and related questions. topic
Posted by sarosero on 16 January, 2001 - 9:28 am
3000-TS and SLC5/04
Hi. I have 2 questions... Is it necessary to use XSTAMP3000 software to manage several 3000/TS if the main station is SLC5/04? Have anyone proved the communication between PLCs from AB and Prolinx devices by ethernet? Is DNP protocol equal than IEC 60870-5-101?
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