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Posted By Zion Jun 07, 2022 09:15:00 AM
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The easiest way is to fit a ProSoft MODBUS card to your CLX backplane and use that to handle the comms. ProSoft configuration tool is free, and lets you define the client device IP address and the registers you want to read from, or write to. It can handle 600 read registers and 1000 write registers. ...
Posted By Zion Jun 07, 2022 09:09:00 AM
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Have you tried using Ethernet to connect, and having RSLinx running then using BOOTP to find and configure the IP address of the 830 first? It can also be configured from an SD card with a file on it called ConfigMeFirst.txt (details are online) I always found USB to be unreliable for various reasons ...
Posted By Zion May 09, 2022 08:31:00 AM
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The global supply shortage of silicon due to Covid, Chinese lockdowns, ramped up EV manufacturing, it all has an impact on what even Rockwell can get their hands on. One manufacturing company I know, needed a small I2C chip and a PIC Micro-C of some sort, they found out that Bosch washing machines already ...
Posted By Zion May 09, 2022 04:45:00 AM
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We are a large product manufacturer who use Rockwell parts in our own machinery, I am on a 31 week lead time for a Control Logix PLC and analogue I/O in the UK, direct from Rockwell via Routeco. But also hear from German colleagues that Siemens is not much better. ------------------------------ Zion ...
Posted By Zion Mar 25, 2022 10:31:00 AM
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I will do, the printer is offline but when I get the machine back on I'll try all of the above. The one in post #24 was PLC to EWEB.​ ------------------------------ Zion ------------------------------
Posted By Zion Mar 25, 2022 05:31:00 AM
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Here is a packet sent by PuTTy in RAW mode, to which the printer would respond (example sent to eweb in the mode used by the printer with no CR but just to see how the PuTTy packet differs) ------------------------------ Zion ------------------------------
Posted By Zion Mar 25, 2022 05:29:00 AM
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Here is the packet sent from the PLC, captured in Wireshark, you can see I sent the CR as $r ------------------------------ Zion ------------------------------
Posted By Zion Mar 24, 2022 12:01:00 PM
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Thanks Derek. So that's where I'm at, using prebuilt code from RA that works perfectly to a TCP server app (eweb from RA is such a tool) and both PuTTy and the PLC can send messages to it, working perfectly. Using UDP, or TCP, all good. The weird thing is, the Videojet printer responds to PuTTy in ...
Posted By Zion Mar 24, 2022 11:05:00 AM
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Hi Derek, thank you for taking the time to respond with such a comprehensive reply. I'll have a look into the method and see what I can do with it. This does seem as robust as possible when dealing with older ascii devices. The code I've put together now works to the Rockwell eweb app, in TCP or ...
Posted By Zion Mar 19, 2022 03:14:00 AM
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Yes, I had slipped when inputting the IP address so it stopped working all together but when I found that typo, it started working again but not reliably. Often I would get extended error 0044 which is not in the sockets documentation. Searching that error on the portal led me to a technote on specifying ...
Posted By Zion Mar 18, 2022 10:10:00 AM
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Quick update for anyone else following this topic, Question Why am I getting the following error codes 16#00f or 16#0000_0044 when making a Socket Message using CompactLogix or ControlLogix Controller? 5580 Controllers the path should be of the format $1F$00$00$00 for the local ...
Posted By Zion Mar 10, 2022 03:10:00 AM
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One more question, if I want to terminate the string with a carriage return, how do I form that at the end of a string to be stored and sent? I know the char hex would be 0D or decimal 13 but how does Studio 5000 expect that to look - 0x0D or $0D etc? EDIT: found the answer here: Logix ...
Posted By Zion Mar 09, 2022 08:11:00 AM
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I bow to your God-like intuition - that was about to be my next question!! ------------------------------ Zion ------------------------------
Posted By Zion Mar 09, 2022 06:59:00 AM
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Hi and thank you so much, I searched a lot but never came across these. The printer is Ethernet connected and in fact doesn't even have a serial port but uses an old serial protocol - only Telnet works in RAW mode, but I struggled to find examples of how to do this from the L83 for example - I will try ...
Posted By Zion Mar 09, 2022 05:07:00 AM
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Hi folks, I have been given a task that as yet, I haven't had to try on a CLX PLC. We have a printer, and it needs a string sent to reset a counter, using an ASCII command. The command is as per this JDA | Field011=000000 | CR (the PIPE symbols are required, and the string must terminate with a CR ...
Posted By Zion Dec 14, 2021 06:13:00 AM
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Thanks Mark, the new portal can be a bit tricky to navigate compared to the original RA website. ------------------------------ Zion ------------------------------
Posted By Zion Dec 06, 2021 03:47:00 AM
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Hi folks, I have bought and installed a DYN1444 module to monitor the bearings of a motor on a critical machine in our plant. I am having difficulty with a couple of things. 1. Cannot find the AOI section on the Portal any more, it used to be in sample code? This module ideally needs an AOI called ...
Posted By Zion Nov 18, 2021 04:02:00 AM
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Hi Mark, I truly appreciate your input and the issuing of a Flexera activation. This has indeed worked, and now we are continuing to work on other issues the activation has thrown up, namely that the system now reports on one dialogue that "RSSQLPRO.UNL has no activations checked out and is in grace ...
Posted By Zion Nov 11, 2021 06:05:00 AM
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We have been using FTMetrics for around 6 years, and have a lot of data in the SQL databases. Recently, we bought a new 5 work cell addon license so that we could add more manufacturing lines to Metrics. Unfortunately, we have version 11.50 of RSBizware and it is not compatible with the new Codemeter ...
Posted By Zion Mar 10, 2021 07:13:00 AM
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Click View > Unused Variable Browser ##HL65