from the Forum department...EEPROM Failure on Woodward Powersense Card
EEPROM Failure on Woodward Atlas II Powersense Card
from the C&I department...PLC for Burner management system
How a PLC can be more than a Burner management system..
By Charles Fialkowski on 6 March, 2014 - 5:07 pm -
Have you checked out my BMS blog. It's primarily focused on using safety PLC's for BMS. ...
from the Communications department...How do OPC works?
How do OPC works and what are the differences with other protocols?
By Lynn August Linse on 5 March, 2014 - 6:25 pm -
Tossing my 2 cents in :) Customers often ask YOU (aka: small device maker) to put OPC in your...
By Fred Loveless on 5 March, 2014 - 2:58 pm -
Classic OPC, That is to say OPC DA, AE, and HDA, is based upon the Microsoft COM (Component Object...
I can understand that if I have the OPC server in a PC, then it will get the field data and convert...
from the Automation List department...PLC vs. Microcontrollers
are there any reasons why plcs are preferred over microcontrollers?
By Curt Wuollet on 5 March, 2014 - 12:10 am -
It might, but you have to remember that a PLC _is_ a microcontroller, with an executive and...
By vishal on 4 March, 2014 - 8:44 pm -
but microcontroller have such speed that those top to bottom line execution doesn't matter and...
from the Forum department...Modbus RTU communication between Siemens CP441-2 and Schneider Compact NSX
I try to connect a Power Circuit breaker from Schneider to a Siemens PLC using Modbus RTU protocol.
from the Automation List department...First Impressions TIA V12
Using the latest S7 software.
from the Forum department...ABB MB300 Connection to Pi using OPC
Anyone used Novotek OPC to connect ABB MB300 Connection to Pi?
from the instrument department...SCADA communication with Yokogawa UT35A controller
Using SCADA communications with a UT 35A controller
The 3rd digit in the model number defines which comm protocol/transport layer your 35A has. none,...
from the Siemens S5 IO access department...Siemens S5 95U, 102U and 103U Communications
I want to access data of a Siemens S5 PLC by another PLC or a computer via Ethernet
My first advice would be replace the PLC by something modern. Step 7 has a very good conversion...
By Gabriele Corrieri on 1 March, 2014 - 12:46 pm -
There's more ways to connect to S5 No solution available as ethernet card on rack: the ways...
from the Help department...4-20 ma simulation
4-20 ma 2 wire simulation.
By HeBa on 1 March, 2014 - 3:56 pm -
I found this article about 4-20 mA simulation with a potentiometer. ...
from the Shiplift department...Malfunction of Analog Input Module
Problem related to Siemens analog input module
By HeBa on 1 March, 2014 - 3:33 pm -
Did you check the earth connections? Is the negative from the 24V supply connected to earth, Is...
By Curt Wuollet on 25 February, 2014 - 9:44 pm -
Without a recent change in software, it sure sounds like your AI is bad. Not much to do but swap...
What kind of load cell do you have that outputs a milliamp signal? Most load cells have a...
By Ravichandran on 25 February, 2014 - 6:09 am -
sir actually i have checked the mA value in both load cell output and AI module. the value...
By Curt Wuollet on 22 February, 2014 - 10:10 am -
If you change the load and the indicated load doesn't change, there's a good chance that the load...
from the Forum department...Actuators requiring 50 mA current
How do actuators requiring 50mA current work?
Player, Can you please cite the standard which you are referring to? Is it IEC? ANSI? EU/TUV?...
I am working on turbine specific control module of Siemens that is ADD FEM. It has an added...
2 wire, loop powered, 4-20mA field transmitters use approximately 3.5-3.6mA to run the device's...
> I think you've answered your own question; whatever device is using a > 50mA control...
I think you've answered your own question; whatever device is using a 50mA control signal needs...
from the dept of redunancy dept department...PLC remote communications
Remote communications of machine PLC, without going on to customer network
I'm kinda keying on your use of 'units' in this post as an indicator of power generation, so I'm...
from the Forum department...Questions for implementing MODBUS using AVR
2 question regarding getting information from master using C++ and reading analog registers at the same time (I'm using AVR)
By ahmed esmaeil on 25 February, 2014 - 9:38 pm -
you can't synchronize the master request and the ADC read. if the ADC value isn't ready in 3.5 time...
from the Forum department...Mark V Time sync problem
problem with Mark V HMI time-sync
syed_hassan08, Thanks for the feedback!...
By syed_hassan08 on 24 February, 2014 - 7:59 am -
We have solve the problem of MARKV time sync by adjusting the time through the DCS by giving...
By Anonymous on 24 February, 2014 - 5:18 am -
Refer to same as Syed Hassan mentioned, we investegated the problem a little bit and found that the...
from the Forum department...Converting a Siemens S7 PLC program
S7 300 plc and its programming.
By Curt Wuollet on 24 February, 2014 - 11:36 pm -
That's what they say, but there are some gotchas and it can make for some strange RLL. Regards ...
By Eddy on 24 February, 2014 - 12:40 pm -
From the "View" menu, you must select KOP. If the code is written with the function...
from the mechanical department...Coding PLC ladder methodology?
Is there a methodology of coding PLC ladder?
Any website or books or insight would be appreciated.
Any website or books or insight would be appreciated.
By Curt Wuollet on 24 February, 2014 - 11:34 pm -
I would think that reading a lot of ladder code would have shown, that if there is a proper method,...
By Russ Kinner on 24 February, 2014 - 3:15 pm -
Amen to that! I've often seen the organization of code done in a process flow manner (at least...
By Steve Myres on 24 February, 2014 - 2:38 pm -
I don't know if you'll find anything formal written down. If you do, it'll probably consist of...
By Ken E on 24 February, 2014 - 2:10 pm -
I agree with the other posts. I was brought up with Ladder logic by a mentor/friend who was...
By Bob Peterson on 24 February, 2014 - 8:37 am -
Ladder logic is very good for certain kinds of coding. If you have a lot of stuff that is...
By William Sturm on 24 February, 2014 - 8:28 am -
There are countless methods, depending on many variables. Some PLC's are easier to write well...
from the Automation List department...Android tablet for HMI?
Using an Android tablet as an all in one PLC.
Accessibility for mobile devices is one of the expectations HMI/SCADA software developers will have...
By pvbrowser on 24 February, 2014 - 2:29 am -
Our client for Android can be downloaded from ...
By Dwain on 23 February, 2014 - 8:41 am -
I have been using Android, iPad and iPhones to "mirror" the display on Siemens HMIs. They...
from the Forum department...ABB ACS 800 relay
activating a relay on ABB ACS800 inverter
from the R&D department...Help with MODBUS Address
Help needed with writing a bit (true/false) to a modbus adress
By gil on 23 February, 2014 - 6:10 am -
I'm very very sorry. The relay is on X25 where the power (+24V) is connected to port 2, and the...
from the Forum department...Telemecanique TSX 17
Telemecanique TSX 17 shows no power
from the Automation List department...Any Volunteers?
I want to convince at least one leading PLC manufacturer or relabeler to at least cooperate with an effort to produce an OSS PLC programming toolset to run on Linux.
By Efried on 21 February, 2014 - 9:28 am -
> I want to convince at least one leading PLC manufacturer or relabeler to > at least...
That quality which enables us to believe what we know to be