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Software in Automation
Originally posted by Andrew Minett on 31 July, 2001 - 9:08 pm
I'm trying (with little luck) to write a linux RS485 driver for a RS232/RS485 converter and a single RS485 bus device. I'm not sure what is happening but we cannot seem to get the RS485 bus to listen or talk. ...
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- get a microprocessor based RS232 to 485 convertor. (www.rs485.com) and set your comm parameters...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
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Visual basic programming for app detect and close
Originally posted by Keith on 31 May, 2001 - 4:09 am
Need to run in the background all the time and if .exe file is executed ... terminate it.
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This can be done with about 12 lines of vb code.... search the Microsoft site for articles about...
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Windows NT and System Clock Accuracy
Originally posted by Juan De los Santos Naumov on 5 October, 2001 - 9:16 am
We've an application running on Windows NT SP6.0. We need to log events with a time stamp, but we are facing a problem with the system clock. We can't make the clock on windows NT shows the same time of the computer RTC. We adjust the time in Windows but after few hours the time have a delay compared with the RTC.
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I ran across a similar situation once. In my case I never looked at the system clock, so I don't...
The problem is that the NT clock acuracy depends on the motherboard/crystal accuracy, and it might...
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has anyone seen a DNP activeX component
Posted by Pierre R. Hinse CET on 5 October, 2001 - 9:15 am
Has anyone seen an ActiveX component for talking to Schlumberger revenue meter over Ethernet, the protocol is DNP3.
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
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ERP & Automation Software
Originally posted by Pedro_Miguel_Carri on 4 October, 2001 - 9:57 am
I want to know if in some plants who is in charge of the work of integrate the ERP and automation software?
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Well, they could, and they eventually will. But based on the projects that have been successful in...
By Hullsiek, William on 4 October, 2001 - 4:23 pm -
Of course anybody can work together. The question is 'who is in charge of the work'. The ideal...
They couldn't "work together" could they, or is that being to unrealistic? Rick Dewees...
I have seen three possible ways to do this (in a previous life. . .) 1. No integration is...
By Juan Carlos Garrido M. on 4 October, 2001 - 12:06 pm -
Hello. I have experience in this topic and I think the automation people must, but the information...
By Hullsiek, William on 4 October, 2001 - 12:05 pm -
I would recommend using people with experience in industrial automation, controls engineering and...
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Windows Web Browser Crashes
Originally posted by Mark Wells on 2 October, 2001 - 4:09 pm
I was just curious how well web browsers are working as operator interfaces in industrial applications. Any feedback from list members using web browsers in this way would be appreciated. I'm particularly interested in
crash frequency...
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Web browsers are a poor choice for a HMI. Most problems are associated with the version of the...
By Joe Jansen/ENGR/HQ/KEMET/US on 4 October, 2001 - 1:47 pm -
Maybe so, except for the systems that then stab you in the back by requiring IE, not compatible...
It might be germane to mention that one of the reasons for browser interfaces is so you don't have...
Hello Mark Wells, I have put a web Browser based SCADA possibility in www.smbd.org, under section...
I've found it's not so much the browser that is the problem, but more what you're trying to do with...
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Software code for detecting gaps in pallets
Originally posted by graham on 3 October, 2001 - 10:28 am
Detecting gaps in pallet base...
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By Joe Jansen/ENGR/HQ/KEMET/US on 4 October, 2001 - 4:19 pm -
In my experience, it is far better in the long run to re-configure your sensor to see the whole...
If I understand your explanation correctly, you are trying to stop pallets at particular...
HI Graham... Do yourself a favor and forget about the idea of using timers to control pallet...
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Version control software
Originally posted by Kamalr on 29 September, 2001 - 8:23 am
I am looking for some s/ware app. that will manage the storage of my various PLCs, flow meters etc config. and allow me to enter simple revision info. for each configuration. Does any one know of such a software?
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By Matthew Von-Maszewski on 4 October, 2001 - 9:31 am -
Reasonable version management is possible with many tools, including pkzip/tar. So the question is...
By Marcel van Helten on 3 October, 2001 - 1:26 pm -
Check out CIMPLICITY Manager at www.gefanuc.com. This software is able to version control, central...
Can you tell me what do you like in CVS that SourceSafe doesn't support? Concurrent development?...
Siemens has such a software for field devices. As far as I know, It is not only for Siemens...
By Johan Bengtsson on 1 October, 2001 - 4:20 pm -
The tool I use for this is CVS It is avaliable in some different flavours, from text based to a...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
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HART OPC Server
Originally posted by Mara Lunaci on 1 October, 2001 - 10:54 am
I'm searching for an HART OPC Server. I have tried hartcomm OPC server, but trying it with different OPC clients we have seen that it is not
completely compliant with OPC specifications and it generates errors in the OPC clients. Are there experiences with other HART OPC server?
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Dear Mr. Lunaci, Buon Giorno! I saw your note about OPC Client compatibility with The HART...
Mara, one site that you could check would be http://SoftwareToolBox.com. They are a good site for...
Originally posted by Pablo Gutierrez on 28 June, 2001 - 1:14 am
Software for Laptop and PC connection via parallel ports
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i am lacking win 95 jamie white ...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
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How to get data from ABB ProControl on VAX
Originally posted by Tom McAuliffe on 1 August, 2001 - 10:02 am
Need to access data from an ABB ProControl Plant Managment Software database which is running on a VAX (I think its running VMS)
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If you are going to request PMS data once in a while, the ABB's ODBC driver works. But the...
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melsec medoc help please
Originally posted by adam on 17 May, 2001 - 5:03 pm
I need to down load melsec medoc program for a project that I am doing if you can help me find a place to down load this prog I wood be very grateful
yours Adie
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Hi Kevin, Came across your mail when I was searching for the medoc software. I will appreciate if...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
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Microsoft .Net's impact to Automation Industry
Originally posted by Mark Meng on 27 August, 2001 - 10:50 am
As Microsoft's new software development tool .net will be launched soon, has anybody in the industry evaluated the impact it could put on
automation, especially the area of HMI...
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I guess the thing that bothers me most is that almost everybody will get into .NET before anybody...
Perhaps my letter was a bit long and unclear. Company 'B' is proposing the exact same third party...
Data is not information. This is why I mentioned that "standard application software...
Now that's strange, coming from my background the scripting would probably make a lot more sense...
> Yup, that's why the MAT LinuxPLC is using explicit de-allocation. (Of > course,...
This happens all over, several times someone has attempted to hire me to install something they've...
Scott: > the Dot Net Common Language Runtime (CLR) garbage collector (server > version) can...
Hmmm, that ends up with U < 0, quite a weak market share if I might say so... I agree with you....
Walt Boyes: > I was not using "good" in its moral sense. I was using...
Johan Bengtsson: > i get vague and "impossible" requests at work too, i argue, i get...
Now that's rude, and totally uncalled-for. Jiri -- Jiri Baum <jiri@baum.com.au>...
moores3@squared.com: > one of my friends use to say, "There are two laws to UNIX: 1)...
moores3@squared.com: > Taking a look at the Linux PLC web site that has a link off >...
Topic: Software, including programming, OS issues, etc.
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File types with extensions .flb, .zf7
Originally posted by Egner Aceros on 28 September, 2001 - 1:49 pm
I have files with the extension *.flb ,*.zf7.
I tried open it with "cimplicity", but the software doesn't open this files. Do you know which the software is?
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Well... no. The extension .flb is the archive extension for GE Fanuc Versapro ladder logic. It is a...
I tried http://extsearch.com/. flb is listed as belonging to a program called PAPYRUS. zf7 is not...
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