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Posted By Micah Kowatch Dec 06, 2022 07:14:42 PM
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Fuzzy Logic, Yes, thank you for the reference. I have read that particular technote already. I just couldn't find an explicit statement covering exactly what each backup type contains after searching the knowledge base, the manuals, and reading the factory talk help files. It is implied by the instructions ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Dec 05, 2022 02:52:20 PM
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Out of curiosity, if you fixed it, what was the issue? ------------------------------ Micah Kowatch ------------------------------
Posted By Micah Kowatch Dec 05, 2022 01:33:00 PM
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Hello all, I was recently provided with a .bak file for restoring a FactoryTalk View SE application. However, from what I understand, a .bak file only restores the structure of the application along with users, alarm server, shortcuts, and doesn't restore the HMI server or graphics / global objects ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Nov 26, 2022 04:44:00 PM
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This sounds like a cryptic problem. I would try flashing the terminal again, and maybe with a different revision if that doesn't work. I've had a similar problem with a panelview plus 1250, where it wouldn't communicate at all, even though an exact copy of the application was running on another PV Plus ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Nov 25, 2022 09:40:00 PM
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I would start with some of the obvious stuff which you may have done already. When you updated the communication shortcuts, have you tried hitting "verify" in the bottom right hand corner and making sure the setup is okay? When you transferred the .mer file did you select "Replace Communications"? ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Nov 25, 2022 11:46:00 AM
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Will, Thank you for your reply. After initially not receiving an answer, I did also open a TechConnect question for this same problem, and I think with both answers, I now have a good idea of what's going on, and although I think I still might be missing a few details, I will try to state the whole ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Nov 16, 2022 09:58:11 AM
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Hello all, I'm trying to figure out how the PlantPAx PVSD (Firmware version 34) instruction is supposed to work in conjunction with the Ref_FaultCodeList. I am using Rockwell publications "Logix 5000 Advanced Process Control and Drives Instructions" (1756-RM006M-EN-P - March 2022) and "Rockwell Automation ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Nov 15, 2022 06:17:53 PM
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I won't be at the automation fair, but I am interested in the access of data from excel using DDE. Will this be similar to the RSLinx configuration of accessing data to/from the PLC/Excel using DDE topics? Will these new features allow for writing to the tag extended properties of the online tags on ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Nov 04, 2022 03:48:00 PM
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Nevermind, I figured it out. The ResLength was being cleared every time it was set because he accidently had a duplicate destructive reference that cleared it. I didn't notice till I tried looking up that vague error code and based on what I found I think it means "Not enough data was supplied in the ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Nov 04, 2022 02:54:04 PM
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I have a coworker who is struggling with controlling a Yaskawa V1000 VFD over ethernet I/P using a Micro 820 with the MSG_CIPGeneric instruction. I'm not very familiar with this instruction myself (or CCW), so I setup some explicit messaging with a ControlLogix just to test it and make sure it works, ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Nov 02, 2022 04:18:10 PM
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You could use a naming convention where the parameter tags are the same as the base AOI tag with a suffix attached. Such as changing your PVSTART parameter to "PlantLSSTG_SLVL" and then if the base AOI tag of "PlantLSSTG" is used as a reference parameter in FTView SE, lets say a global object parameter ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Oct 31, 2022 03:50:05 PM
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Philip, Thanks, I'll check out the videos and see if I can get a copy of the lab manual. ------------------------------ Micah Kowatch ------------------------------
Posted By Micah Kowatch Oct 31, 2022 01:04:00 PM
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I usually try the following for stuff like this Re-download PLC program. Restart FactoryTalkLinx (use Windows services list). Restart PC. Usually after one of these steps it starts working again. EDIT: Nvm, Philip beat me to it. ------------------------------ Micah Kowatch ------------------ ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Oct 31, 2022 12:14:34 PM
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Yes, ACM is new to me. I'm curious how you learned to use ACM as your company uses it for customer projects. Did you just read the manual, take a class, senior employee instruction, or something else? I've been playing with ACM and PlantPAx in-between projects and I have found there is a huge wall in ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Oct 31, 2022 08:55:18 AM
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You are not alone, I found this same issue back in May of this year. I used TechConnect to submit a question, and long story short, I got a couple answers that didn't help, and then ignored and forgot about it. I was only experimenting with ACM and trying to learn how to use it though, I wasn't, and ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Oct 28, 2022 12:27:05 PM
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Thanks for the reply Philip. You've been quite busy on the forums of late. I appreciate it. I have looked at bus objects, but I don't think they will help me with what I am trying to do here. From what I have read, they are intended solely for parent and child point to point command and status messaging. ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Oct 28, 2022 08:38:47 AM
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Background: As I have continued my investigation into PlantPAx, another question that probably doesn't have a clear right answer has come to me. Namely, how to handle the transfer of data between programs. I would prefer not to use controller tags as the company I work for uses a rather simple IO tagging ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Aug 30, 2022 11:47:00 AM
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Marcel, Thank you for the reply. I do plan to look at the various development tools for PlantPAx at a later time if the PlantPAx sample project I'm working on is well received. Right now I'm trying to do a comparison between a simple project my company has already done and a PlantPAx copy of that ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Aug 26, 2022 10:19:00 AM
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Hello all, I been working on learning the PlantPAx architecture and design as I am considering using it as a standard option for future projects. However, I am having difficulty reconciling the Task Model design and the Logical Organizer design. The task model is setup with defaults Fast (100 ...
Posted By Micah Kowatch Jul 26, 2022 03:29:00 PM
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Hello, I am looking for some further documentation for on the PlantPAx process instruction raP_Opr_EMGen (Generic Equipment Module). I have found some documentation for the instruction in Rockwell publication PROCES-RM200C-EN-P (pages 267-280), but it doesn't explain in detail how the instruction works. ...