Posts from...Friday, February 14, 2003
from the custom reporting department...Exchange tag values between RSView & MS Access
trying to exchange tag values between RSView32 and MS Access 2000
By ScienceOfficer on 14 February, 2003 - 6:17 pm -
This is kind of a stretch, but I think it might be useful: Consider reading Chapter 16,...
from the Automation List department...RTD - Signal Splitter
Does anyone know who can supply a RTD signal splitter?
By Hakan Ozevin on 14 February, 2003 - 6:14 pm -
Check for www.ziehl.de...
By kalpak dabir on 14 February, 2003 - 10:40 am -
Per se RTD signal cannot be easily split. You can either put a head mounted transmitter to convert...
from the Fault Tolerance department...ABB Symphony Cnet Specifics
How do I make ABB Cnet fault tolerant?
What exactly is Cnet, anyway?
What exactly is Cnet, anyway?
By Pete Metcalfe on 14 February, 2003 - 6:13 pm -
Hi, There are a number of technologies that Bailey/ABB uses within the Symphony DCS. The...
from the Automation List department...Industrial Hubs
Does anyone have any recommendations for industrial ethernet hubs possibly dc powered.
By Mike O'Connor on 14 February, 2003 - 6:12 pm -
You may want to consider using an industrial Ethernet switch instead of a hub. Industrial Ethernet...
By Donald Pittendrigh on 14 February, 2003 - 3:29 pm -
Hi All Sixnet - http://www.sixnetio.com/html_files/products_and_groups/ethernet.htm ...
By William Delatorre on 14 February, 2003 - 2:49 pm -
At www.ab.com go to Emcompass (right side down) then search the database and your're going to find...
By Peter on 14 February, 2003 - 12:57 pm -
I have been using 'plain vanila' Netgear hubs for a mission critical system. We have millions of...
By Dick Caro on 14 February, 2003 - 12:33 pm -
You DO NOT want hubs. You DO want switches. Look here: http://www.hirschmann-usa.com/ ...
By Neil Firmin on 14 February, 2003 - 12:03 pm -
We are using Hirschmann RS2-5TX Industrial rail mount switches. These are 5 * 10/100 MBit ports, 24...
By Gary W. Collie on 14 February, 2003 - 10:26 am -
We have had good luck using the "EtherTrack" DC powered switches from Sixnet....
By Powers, Ron on 14 February, 2003 - 10:25 am -
Siemens has some good ones. Check this link out. ...
By Ralph Mackiewicz on 14 February, 2003 - 10:23 am -
Try RuggedCom at: http://www.ruggedcom.com Regards, Ralph Mackiewicz SISCO, Inc....
By Bob Peterson on 14 February, 2003 - 10:13 am -
I have used Sixnet. I think that Scheiner Automation also sells them....
from the Addressing analog input department...Addressing analog input cards in RS-logix 500
I am trying to find out how to address a 0-20ma tranducer to a AB input card...
By Anthony Kerstens on 14 February, 2003 - 6:08 pm -
Les, In defense of Joe, I didn't detect anything pompous. If anything, there's a sense of being...
from the I'm new in this area... department...Siemens S7-300
where can i get ladder logic software for programming a siemens STEP 7 300...?
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 6:05 pm -
The ladder logic editor is built into Step 7. So when you purchase Siemens Step 7- it is included....
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 5:38 pm -
Siemens S7-300's require Simatic Step 7 software and unfortunatly there's no free/demo software...
By step7 on 14 February, 2003 - 4:13 pm -
s7-300 using step7 5.1, but it is not free. good luck !...
By Marc Sinclair on 14 February, 2003 - 3:06 pm -
type www.siemens.com into your browser, press return, then, type step7 into the search box, then...
from the electrical department...why some motors star point earthed?
Some motors have star point earthed. Why?
Responding to Mike's Thu, Feb 13, 9:48pm, comment: Sorry, but I disagree! If the wye-point of...
from the Telecom department...Long Distance SCADA
Need for Pipeline SCADA fiber optic communications. Distances up to 70Km.
By Jeff LeBlanc on 14 February, 2003 - 6:02 pm -
Manny, I have in the past used Hirschmann equipment, particularly the hubs in the fiber...
from the Automation List department...RS Logix-Rs500 via PCMCIA /RS 232 interface on Windows XP
Communication with the Allen Bradley PLC's
By ebberdeen on 14 February, 2003 - 5:55 pm -
I am also using a Dell Inspiron but are you using the PCMCIA card/RS232. The Inspiron I have does...
By Rodrigo on 14 February, 2003 - 12:25 pm -
As a matter of fact Im using rslogix 500 with windows xp, but I tried to install version 5.0 and I...
By Eddie Willers on 14 February, 2003 - 10:55 am -
I can run the DF1 driver on USB or PCMCIA expansion cards that add COM ports to my Windows 2000 or...
from the plc programming department...indexed addressing for control logix
looking a way to index on control logix
By M.Pebworth on 14 February, 2003 - 5:53 pm -
My understanding of indexed addressing is that it's just a flavor of indirect addressing, where the...
By Dave Campain on 14 February, 2003 - 5:31 pm -
Many of the instructions that are used for functions that require indexing use a CONTROL tag (eg...
By JDC on 14 February, 2003 - 11:54 am -
Use indexing the same way as in 5's You have to set up tag "Array's" to be indexed...
from the Little help here department...Modifying a digital thermometer to beep at specific temp
I want to take an off the shelf digital thermometer or build a cheap one to be able to beep at a specific temp.
By thomas Ng on 14 February, 2003 - 5:52 pm -
Just buy an LM34(Fahrenheit) or LM35(Celcius). They cost about $2 each. They give an analog ...
By Rick Macy on 14 February, 2003 - 5:23 pm -
You didn't specify your desired temperature range, But if you go to EXTECH.COM your heart will go...
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 2:06 pm -
Dear all, The basic circuitry would be a voltage comparator driving a small 'beeper'. If the...
from the Automation List department...timing chart
how do you create a timing chart
from the Configuring 1769 dnet module on compact logix department...First time Compact Logix User
I have a compact logix processer which uses a 1769 dnet card...
By JAdams on 14 February, 2003 - 5:48 pm -
Follow this link to view the compactlogix user manual and see page 6-10. ...
from the None department...plc for smoker oven
new to plc. trying to install one for oven smoking proccess
By Jeff LeBlanc on 14 February, 2003 - 5:46 pm -
Hanan, I have programmed a plc for a client doing something similar, it had a rotating set of...
from the Automation List department...Operating Blind on a DCS
Failure of networks and/or operator stations that result in all loss of view of the process is clearly not acceptable. Is this occuring more often now that we are using "third party" PCs?
By Ravindra on 14 February, 2003 - 5:44 pm -
Dear Forum Members, The Loosing of the Operator Screens were happened in our unit more than ten...
from the power basic language department...Power meter readings
Looking for basic code to get data value...
By Bruce Meissner on 14 February, 2003 - 5:42 pm -
I'm not using a PLC. The power analyzer will talk directly to an IBM PC via RS232/485 interface....
from the Automation List department...Siemens Regulator Board Needed
Need a regulator board for Siemens DC Drive
By Rick Macy on 14 February, 2003 - 5:41 pm -
Contact Electrical South repair services, WWW.ELSOUTH.COM They may be able to find a rehabed...
By JW on 14 February, 2003 - 12:37 pm -
Brian, I know you will get 15 responses like this but.. Why dont you consider putting in a new ...
from the Analog scaling department...AB Micro 1200
Scaling analog input in Micrologix 1200
By mjv on 14 February, 2003 - 5:40 pm -
Depending on the Engineering units and acuracy that you desire… You could use an implied decimal...
from the SCADAPack department...TelePACE Ladder Logic Tag Name Import
I need help with importing tags in TelePACE...
from the Automation List department...Protool scripts
How to write a script for a protool application for archiving tags?
By Powers, Ron on 14 February, 2003 - 5:21 pm -
There is no need to write scripts to perform this function, they are already included as standard...
from the Open for discussion department...GE Acquiring Intellution - Its pros and cons
You are all aware that GE-FANUC has taken over world leader Intellution. Can I have the view of the possible pros and cons on this issue from the user end...
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 5:16 pm -
This is a huge mistake no matter how that you look at it. Acquisitions in general are very hard to...
from the confused department...Modbus PLC?
Does modbus make a PLC?
By Brian Cervi on 14 February, 2003 - 4:31 pm -
No, Modbus does not make a PLC. But, the company that invented the PLC and developed Modbus...
By James Ingraham on 14 February, 2003 - 4:03 pm -
I'm sorry, Dan, but you are way off. This is a bit like asking if Ethernet makes copiers. ...
By JDC on 14 February, 2003 - 3:59 pm -
The MODICON Programmable Controller was one of the first PLC's in the world - it introduced ladder...
By Ken S on 14 February, 2003 - 12:54 pm -
Modbus is a communications protocol originated by Modicon which is now part of Schneider...
By Peter on 14 February, 2003 - 12:51 pm -
No, just as Data Highway does not make PLCs or TCP/IP does not make PCs. You may be confusing...
By Darrell Wrubleski on 14 February, 2003 - 12:49 pm -
Modicon Was the company that came up with the Modbus Protocol many moons ago. It is now Schneider...
By Gman on 14 February, 2003 - 12:10 pm -
You can quote me on that, www.modbus.org. Modicon started Modbus....
By Gman on 14 February, 2003 - 11:38 am -
Modicon is the company you're thinking of, I believe Modbus was their communication standard. (dont...
By Rick Royston on 14 February, 2003 - 11:37 am -
At last check they did not. Modbus was the data transfer protocol for the company Modicon. They...
from the Automation List department...Remote Access thru Firewalls
We are installing Wonderware Intouch systems in utility facilities and require remote access...
from the Automation List department...VFD & SOFT STARTER
Which is best starter to avoid water hammer
in pipeline VFD or soft starter?
in pipeline VFD or soft starter?
from the Automation List department...Siemens MPI Network
Requirements (hardware and/or software) to use MPI for peer communications between multiple PLC's and PC's.
By step7 on 14 February, 2003 - 4:24 pm -
you can use cp5611 card for dest computer! MPI network is cheap and convenient. distance is a...
By Jesper M. Pedersen on 14 February, 2003 - 1:04 pm -
Hi anonymous, you will need a CP5611 PCI card, altenatively you can use a Serial MPI cable...
from the Engineering department...Oxygen Analyser calibration and slope Checking
Oxygen Analyser Calibrated for Nitogen as zero Value and Atmospheric Pressure as 20.9, does we get the liner slope through out the range measurement...
from the newbie department...need pump control program
Rookie programmer needs help with pump control...
from the Automation List department...Siemens Simatic partner benefits?
what are the benefits of becoming a Siemens Partner for Simatic
By step7 on 14 February, 2003 - 4:07 pm -
should not be like that. Gerrie electric is Siemens distributor!...
By Donald Pittendrigh on 14 February, 2003 - 3:26 pm -
Siemens AG does have a Partner program and in my country it has a VAR program as well, there are...
from the Automation List department...Replacement for Johnson Controls cable pro
does anyone have a diagram for a rs-485 convertor that will talk on the Johnson controls N2 bus...
from the Automation List department...Demo version of SCADA software needed
industrial data communication and scada
By Donald Pittendrigh on 14 February, 2003 - 3:16 pm -
InTouch, Citect and WinCC all run in demo mode if you don't have the necessary licences/dongles,...
By Sarit on 14 February, 2003 - 2:11 pm -
www.afcon-inc.com Afcon's SCADA has a free download version of P-CIM. I know of more then a few...
from the Automation List department...Modicon multidropping with fix32 as MMI ??
I am using Modbus Ethernet to Modbus protocol converter of Modicon (174 cev 300 10)...
from the Automation List department...Precision Shunt Resistor Sizing
I plan to use a precision shunt resistor to convert 4-20mA to 1-5VDC. I know I need a 250ohm resistor. How do you determine the wattage of the resistor?
By George Barraclough on 14 February, 2003 - 2:53 pm -
Power (Watts) is given by I*I*R = 0.02*0.02*250= 0.1 Watt...
By Shane Moore on 14 February, 2003 - 12:21 pm -
Just apply Ohm's law P=I2 x R. P = 0.02A x 0.02A x 250 ohms This gives a value of 0.1 or 1/10...
By Zvi on 14 February, 2003 - 11:06 am -
5VDC * 20mA = 100 mW = 1/10 watt...
By Jim on 14 February, 2003 - 10:50 am -
from http://members.tripod.com/~oltruck/elec/basicdc.htm#watt P = I x E Where P = Power...
from the Instrumentation & Control department...Query on 4-20mA output calculation in DP Tx
My application is flow measurement using DP Tx...
from the Problem department...Modbus Driver to link 8051 with SCADA Elipse Software
I need some help to develop a driver for communication with 8051 and SCADA Elipse software. I don´t have any experience!!!
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 2:47 pm -
Hi Yes, there's a driver to 8051. Write a e-mail to email@example.com daniel...
from the Automation List department...Protocol IEC 61107 for metering
Need information about the protocol IEC 61107
By Ivan on 14 February, 2003 - 2:43 pm -
Sorry, Ivan, I am Ivan as well. Your question is easily answered: either IEC 61107 or IEC 1107 is...
from the Automation List department...Measurement for H2SO4
Need a sensor for measuring level of H2SO4 in a tank...
from the Automation List department...ALARM LOGGING
Does any one carry out alarm logging in CENTUM CS DCS...
from the communications department...Honeywell DCS Communications
i want to communicate TDC3000 DCS from honeywell with AFCON PCIM, please suggest me
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 2:21 pm -
Afcon software & Electronics is a software company, P-CIM is their SCADA/HMI software...
from the department...SF6 Pressure transducers
SF6 Pressure transducers for substations
By J.N.Bae on 14 February, 2003 - 2:20 pm -
Please contact following address for more information you need. firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, ...
from the Automation List department...Modbus Ethernet on Linux Platform
I need to communicate process parameters (via Modbus Ethernet) to a third party analysis application which runs on Linux...
By gopinath on 14 February, 2003 - 2:11 pm -
I am not sure whether you are looking for simple MODBUS on Ethernet or MODBUS TCP .MatPLC , has...
from the Automation List department...Roll your own HMI
Looking for input from anyone who has written their own HMI in VB or VC++.
By Michael Griffin on 14 February, 2003 - 1:50 pm -
On February 11, 2003 12:29 am, Rokicki, Andrew wrote: <clip> > I just started to write...
from the Automation List department...Restriction orifice
How can I divide stream to two branch line equally using a restriction orifice.
By Standard Plan on 14 February, 2003 - 1:47 pm -
A sonic or critical flow nozzle can be used for this purpose. This assumes you will have an...
from the Automation List department...Siemens CP5511 and Windows XP
My CP5511 does not run with Windows XP...
By sammie on 14 February, 2003 - 1:43 pm -
CP5511's driver do not support Windows xp...
from the Automation List department...Servo To Go Device Driver for Real-Time Windows Target
Servo To Go Device Driver for C-Mex S-functions to be used for Real-Time Windows Target version 2.2...
from the department...Measurer of the composition of ethylenglycol
i would like to know which is better to measured the composition in continuous of a mixture ethylengycol-water: the viscosity or the density?
By Willem van Ballegoijen de Jong on 14 February, 2003 - 1:06 pm -
If the ethylene glycol is a binary mixture with water, the concentration measurement with an...
from the BamdadCo. department...Selection of Siemens PLC
What is criteria for selection of Siemens PLC (S7-300) when I have Closed loop Control?
By Jesper M. Pedersen on 14 February, 2003 - 1:05 pm -
Hi Mahoor, you should consider the S7-300 CPU's of the recently released C versions. They have...
from the Automation List department...Magelis
I have a PLC TSX P47 with XBTA721010. The terminal is out of order and I want to replace the same with XBTP021010...
from the department...iec 60870-5-101 protocol
what is the physical level difference btw unbalanced and balanced transmission using iec 60870-5-101?
By Prasanth Gopalakrishnan on 14 February, 2003 - 1:01 pm -
Balanced transmission is more synchronous transmission, where as un-balanced is more suited for...
from the PID Loop Tuning department...Loop Tuning Algorithms for Direct Fired Furnaces
Does anyone know a good model for tuning a PID control loop in a direct fired furnace?
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 1:01 pm -
Please take a look at http://www.iqsoftsecure.ca/tutorials.html...
from the I'm not a motor guy department...120VAC MOTOR
Need info for wiring a 120vac motor.
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 1:00 pm -
I connect the neutral to line1; but nothing will change if you connect the neutral to line2. To...
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 12:15 pm -
Split phase, iirc, means that a capacitor is used in the line to induce a phase differential...
from the Automation List department...Interaction modeling
Model interaction of two VCM actuators placed in the same base from frequency response...
from the Automation List department...DC motor position drives aka servo amplifiers
Trying to find a "servo amplifer" that using a quadrature encoder (prefer) or a potentiomater for feed back would drive a DC or servo motor to a position based on an input signal...
By SERVOCAM on 14 February, 2003 - 12:57 pm -
You could look at my BAI single-axis drive/controller for brush or brushless motors....
from the department...LM629
Has anyone ever made or known someone that has made a Motion Controller with a pic and an LM628 or lm629?
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 12:57 pm -
Hi, How can i contact you?? i am interested in your C programs... email me at email@example.com. ...
from the what are they if any department...PLC wiring standards
Are there industry recommended standards for wiring PLC's? Ex. analog input would be xyz color and and digital input would be abc color...
By Steve G on 14 February, 2003 - 12:55 pm -
> ..... 1770-in041 a-en-p.pdf.....> Has anyone been able to find this file at A-B or...
from the None department...laser sensor
need a laser sensor
By calvin smith on 14 February, 2003 - 12:49 pm -
you might try www.omron.com thay have laser sensors that should fit the bill. ihave used keyence...
from the Automation List department...VHMI AB DRIVER
I was wondering if any of you have used the DF1 driver from vhmiautomation.com. I'm able to download only the first value when running the project...
By M.Pebworth on 14 February, 2003 - 12:48 pm -
Have you tried setting: abdf1.Memory_LengthInWords = 2 (or 3,4,5,6...)? Mike...
from the who fuses each output department...To Fuse or Not to Fuse
Opinions on fusing each PLC output...
from the Automation List department...Windows based application for programming TSX17 PLC's
looking for a windows based app to program old TSX 17s
By CK on 14 February, 2003 - 12:41 pm -
There is no such thing. The TSX17 has been obsolete for so many years that they never created...
from the Comparisons department...Gas Flow
Please help me compare the difference between gas flow in a 4 inch plus 8 inch pipe to that of a 12 inch pipe.
from the Looking for Some Info department...Allen Bradley PLC2 - Cables and Comm
I'm looking for information on connecting to the programming port on an Allen Bradley PLC 2/05 processor...
from the Automation List department...Fix to Intouch Conversion
I need to convert a Fix app to Intouch...
By Jeff LeBlanc on 14 February, 2003 - 12:08 pm -
Why in the world would you want to convert to Blunderware???...
from the Automation List department...Switching from DC drive/motor to AC drive/motor
Planning to switch from DC drive based systen to AC drive.
By Jeff LeBlanc on 14 February, 2003 - 12:01 pm -
Most drives can be configured for full torque at 0 speed or almost no torque at high speed...
from the Medoc window too small department...using Medoc(Mitsubish) on windows XP
when running Medoc (not windows version) on XP it works ok but only on a small window...
By Okkie le Roux on 14 February, 2003 - 11:55 am -
Hi I loaded Melsec Medoc 2.3 on two new laptops which has Windows XP but could not get comms to...
from the Automation List department...S5 COMTEXT
By Gabriele Corrieri on 14 February, 2003 - 11:51 am -
Hi Michael, contact me freely, I can send you a Winzip archive with all FB for OP under S5, but I...
from the Automation List department...PC Based Board Level Controller
I recently ran across a specification requiring a stand alone control board installed in a personal computer that was able to be custom programmed much like a PLC...
from the Automation List department...Quantum to Magelis communication
Problems communicating with lower spec PLC's via modbus...
from the Modem Communications department...Modbus RTU using V.92 modems
Has anyone successfully used a V.92 modem as a Modbus RTU master to talk with a slave PLC.
from the Computer engineering department...Modbus protocol with RS485
How to use Modbus Protocol with RS485
By Meir on 14 February, 2003 - 10:47 am -
Get all the information here: http://www.modbus.org/ Modbus Standard Library Meir...
from the Technical Support department...Problems communicating with Siemens TD10
Uploading configuration from Siemens TD10 text display...
from the Automation List department...MODBUS Interface
Need to make a PC behave like a MODBUS device.
By Automation Corner on 14 February, 2003 - 10:43 am -
You can use an ActiveX control or a dll Modbus in order to integrate it on your Code....
from the Automation List department...AB TCP togo wireless
Has anyone had any experience using AB TCP on a palm pilot or similiar device to make a wireless connection to an AB plc network?
By Powers, Ron on 14 February, 2003 - 10:35 am -
First of all the Ethernet protocol that AB uses is not TCP it is called Ethernet IP. Using the...
from the Automation List department...Shuttle HW and SW info
An article about the shuttle's main control computers as being "Commercial off-the-shelf computer technologies." Anyone know about these things?
By Garrett, James P on 14 February, 2003 - 10:35 am -
Thanks to all that responded in this thread. The information and links put forward more than...
By Anand Iyer on 14 February, 2003 - 10:19 am -
Refering to the referee computer or rather the fifth computer: How do we know that the referee...
from the Automation List department...Siemens Step 7 PLC Remote partner CPUs
Monitoring Peripheral inputs on remote partner CPU 315-2DP from a 315-2DP plc.
By Anonymous on 14 February, 2003 - 10:28 am -
If you like to monitor variable from digital IO you can use the variable table to the the actual...
from the I have a sinec headache department...Sinec L1
Trying to create a new front-end (HMI) to an old Simatic S5 system. Want to keep SinecL1 in place. Has anyone used the DF 32-L1 PCI card and OPC Server from Comsoft?
By John on 14 February, 2003 - 10:20 am -
Thank you for the information and the advice....
from the Communication department...Printer Data capture through PC
I have a legacy HMI system. In which Printer gives some reports. I do not have any information about this system. Is it possible to connect printer port to other PC serial port, and read the Data through user developed software.
By psevin on 14 February, 2003 - 10:15 am -
You do not state the operating system that is being used, however, if it is DOS you can simply...
from the R&D department...Modbus standard
We understand that CRC is more powerful than LRC from error correction point of view. If so, why ASCII mode of Modbus standard adopts LRC and RTU mode adopts CRC...
By Meir Saggie on 14 February, 2003 - 10:10 am -
ASCII adopted LRC because: 1. It can be shoehorned into one byte. 2. The parity bit on each...
from the Automation List department...BUS comparison
Need help choosing a suitable bus from the instruments to PC via PLC in the dairy industries
from the Student department...Siemens S7-300 simulation
Looking for tutorials, tools and software for siemens s7-300 series
from the Automation List department...Mitsubishi Medoc software
Where can I get more info on the instruction set of Medoc and more programs that can be run on Medoc?
from the Automation List department...Use of spam to market automation products
What do the marketing gurus think are the "rules of conduct" when it comes to marketing through email.
from the some help wouldnt go a miss department...HND glasgow help
I am on the final year of my hnd in glasgow, I have stumbled on a part of a program I just cant get head round, time and time again I has programmed it & I cant seem to get it. Is there anyone out there can give some assistance as I need this to add to top level of the rest of the manufacture program. plz
By dave on 14 February, 2003 - 10:03 am -
the program in itself is very simple,Try using a truth table and then boolean algebra.If that...
from the Automation List department...Bargraph indicator problem
Problem with bargraph indicator from control and readout, I cant get it out of hold-mode.
By wlmostia on 14 February, 2003 - 10:02 am -
I'm not familiar with your instrument(model numbers without manufacturers are generally of little...
from the Automation List department...TOSVERT-130H
Toshiba Inverter used for driving CT fan
from the Maintenance department...Instrument Loop drawing
Instrument Loop Drawing
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