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23 hours ago
Topic:
HG3G Multi-media Audio input

Turndata
Turndata
Posts: 2
Hello Shane, This quest has been going on since the 1st of the year so I don't expect an immediate solution. Since this is your (IDEC) Flagship model for multi-media, I would have thought that there would be more information available.
2 days ago
Topic:
FC6A wireless connection issues

KelseaF
KelseaF
Posts: 1
I can connect to my PLC if my computer is plugged into the same local network switch as the PLC but not over my companies network. I've tried both plugging into a different Ethernet drop and connecting wirelessly, but the connection still fails. This is the error I keep getting "WindLDR failed to make a connection to the device with the IP address ______".


I don't have the "Use HGxG Pass-Through" box selected and I have all Maintenance Communication Server connections available.
I'm using version 8.12 of WindLDR.


Has anyone experienced this before?
Thanks.
2 days ago
Topic:
Analog Output FT1A-C14SA

Shane
Shane
Posts: 282
Why #D8046? What do you want the numerical display to show?
2 days ago
Topic:
Analog Output FT1A-C14SA

Brady
Brady
Posts: 2
Excellent. Thank you for helping me. I will make the change and test it out. I was thinking that I had to write something in the ladder logic to make the AO work properly.
So if I wanted a numerical display, I could add a "Numerical Display" to the touch and assign it to #D8046 ?
3 days ago
Topic:
Can you wire a "Line Driver" encoder in to the HSC

mc
mc
Posts: 10
Huntxtrm, you would need the HV version of the encoder or you could use an optocoupler to convert the H% version 5 volt signal from the encoder to 24 volt signal into the PLC high speed input. I have used Wago part number 859-753 for this in the past.
3 days ago
Topic:
Analog Output FT1A-C14SA

Shane
Shane
Posts: 282
First, the FT1A will do Modbus as well if you need it. May be a little more tricky for you to set up initially as a beginner but it's capable.

Next, looks like you've basically done it correctly but where you lost it, I think, was after "target: internal". You say the destination device is #D8044 but then below that you say "Address: 0" that would change the 8044 to 0, and you probably don't want that. If you set the destination device to #D8044 the potentiometer you created on the HMI will write directly to the physical output AQ0.

If all you want to do is use the FT1A as an analog test output you shouldn't need to do anything else. 0-1000 is the proper scale for the analog output AQ0 so moving the pot from 0-100% should give you full span from 4-20mA.

Date Register Compare, DC=, is just used to compare two registers and turn on a bit. You can do the same with Load Compare LC and Compare CMP but you didn't specify if and why you'd be wanting to turn on a bit from the analog value.
3 days ago
Topic:
HG3G Multi-media Audio input

Shane
Shane
Posts: 282
I've never had need for the mic so haven't tried it. I will try some mics I have out and see if I have any luck.
3 days ago
Topic:
Analog Output FT1A-C14SA

Brady
Brady
Posts: 2
New member, first post. Hope some one here can help me. I did partially learn what to do by reading the manuals.

My back ground is an electrician at a food plant, just now starting to dabble in the world of PLC/Programming. I have a good sense of ladder logic and control systems, but the programming of the Analog Output has me stuck. I am building a test box for testing mix proof valves that are modulated with an 4-20ma output. I have used a signal generator in the past, but this little PLC will let me test every type of the 5 valves except mod bus. So far I can get all my DI's and DO's, and program to load and run flawlessly (special shout out to "Control Freak" on YouTube for his informative videos).


Here is what I have done so far:
Configured analog output AQ0 for 4-20ma
Added a Potentiometer on one of my base touch screen and assigned the following:

Data type: BIN 16+
minimum: 0
maximum: 1000
destination device: #D8044
target: internal
device type: #D Control Function Data Register
Address: 0

When I go to program the ladder logic, I am just not sure what to do. I think I have to add a Data Register Compare (DC=) ? and assign similar settings as above, but I just can not see to complete the logic to make this work.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

Thank you in advance for your help.
4 days ago
Topic:
HG3G Multi-media Audio input

Turndata
Turndata
Posts: 2
Has anyone found a microphone that will work with the HG3G HMI?

We have tried multiple makes and models; IDEC Support has indicated that it will require a high impedance of 60K or more. The problem with that, is that, no one makes a 60K high impedance mike. The mic input is NOT powered (no voltage at the plug which means that the HG3G has no "INPUT" amplification). The volume control does work but with garbage in means garbage out (just louder). Higher quality microphones will be low impedance, only cheap microphones are usually designed with medium-high impedance coils.

Without any luck, we have tried matching transformers; low -> high impedance (low impedance microphones to high impedance output to match the IDEC input)

Application #1 Using a shotgun directional mic and video camera to be pointed at a turret lathe. The lathe can recognize when the tooling has broke. This will be the trigger for the camera / mic to save the recorded information (10 secs prior to breakage). This will enable us to automatically change turret speeds and feed depth on the fly after some trial and error.

Application #2 During a 2 man setup on a large machine (web press) it would be possible that the HMI could provide 2 way communication between operators and/or maintenance. Again, no microphone has been found to provide a high quality voice audio; out of 6 microphones tried, none produced clarity nor enough volume even to hear in an office environment.

Only looking for make and model of known microphones that actually work.... too many have made suggestions as to what "MIGHT" work...
10 days ago
Topic:
Can you wire a "Line Driver" encoder in to the HSC

Don Pham
Don Pham
Administrator
Posts: 399
Unfortunately, it's not possible to connect line-driver encoder to the FC6A PLC.
16 days ago
Topic:
Tutorial - Creating Web Page - No HTML required!

Shane
Shane
Posts: 282
The web page builder has some cool features but if mirroring the HMI has enough why make two different interfaces? Not worth the extra work if you don't need it. One thing that is nice using the web builder is that someone can be using the HMI locally while you are looking at things in the background and no one is aware and doesn't effect the local users.

I normally use Chrome and it works good as well. I've also had trouble with EE so never use it.

I've done some basic things via the web builder through the PLC but for the systems we build I've not had need to use it so far. With a small number of operators, the HMI's built in web server using the standard HMI screens works great.
16 days ago
Topic:
Tutorial - Creating Web Page - No HTML required!

Huntxtrm
Huntxtrm
Posts: 102
Thanks Shane! I actually figured that out! Works better, in my opinion than building a web page. Only seems to mirror the hmi on Firefox browser though? Could not get it to work well withe the webpage and EE. Plus, i cannot seem to gain control of my plc via the webpage throgh the hmi? Tech support said i would have to write script for that(over my head). So i like the mirror on firefox a lot better. Way more user freindly.
16 days ago
Topic:
Tutorial - Creating Web Page - No HTML required!

Shane
Shane
Posts: 282
Anything built on the HG3G can be seen on a web browser, you just have to enable it in the setup to allow either view only or view and control. From that setup you also set the port, usually port 80, and a few other specifics. You don't have to use the web page editor to get the HMI on the web, just build your pages as normal and you can enable it to show them on a browser. Works just like standing in front of the HMI, just with a slight lag.

Your computer or cell phone you are trying to use to browse to the HMI/PLC must be on the same network or you have to setup your router to forward traffic to the PLC or HMI.
16 days ago
Topic:
problems connecting FC5A-D12 to Google Wifi Mesh

Shane
Shane
Posts: 282
From your description it sounds like you are trying to connect via WiFi? The FC5A-D12 doesn't have WiFi. WPA2 is a Wireless protocol which should have no relevance to communicating via Ethernet to a D12.

Can you explain how you have this connected to your network?
16 days ago
Topic:
Trying to understand HSC?

Qenaisar
Qenaisar
Posts: 1
Thank you for such a detailed answer. I tormented myself with a similar question for several days. In doing so, I felt like keesh from the book "Life of Pi". Very little information on this topic and finding literature is not so simple.
18 days ago
Topic:
Tutorial - Creating Web Page - No HTML required!

Huntxtrm
Huntxtrm
Posts: 102
I cannot find a manual on these anywhere. I did find one, that tells how if you have the FC6A HMI module. I do not. But, I should be able to connect with what I have. I think.
18 days ago
Topic:
Tutorial - Creating Web Page - No HTML required!

Huntxtrm
Huntxtrm
Posts: 102
I still have yet to figure this out? I cannot get my FC6A or my HG3G on the web. Please Help. Driving me bonkers.
21 days ago
Topic:
problems connecting FC5A-D12 to Google Wifi Mesh

pgjackso
pgjackso
Posts: 1
I've had my PLC running for several years on my network. i just upgraded to a new Google Wifi Mesh network and i can't see it. I went back to my original router and it works, so its not the PLC or wiring. Google Wifi Mesh only supports WPA2 so i'm wondering if this is the problem. Does any know what security type is used by the FC5A-D12 and could this cause the issue? thanks!
22 days ago
Topic:
Can you wire a "Line Driver" encoder in to the HSC

Huntxtrm
Huntxtrm
Posts: 102
Still looking for a solution for this. Or, an answer?
22 days ago
Topic:
Multi-state lamps

Ralph
Ralph
Posts: 12
Shane,

Thank you so much for your help with the multi-state lamp setup. I was able to set up the HMI and PLC and use one Icon to to show multiple states. The PLC forum is a great tool especially for people like myself with very limited experience or training in programming. I sure that there will be more question coming!!!

Thanks
Ralph
23 days ago
Topic:
FT1A-Touch and HG1G

scott g
scott g
Posts: 4
Shane wrote:
Have a look at the thread below where this scenario was discussed, only exception is RTU vs TCP but you have to do most of the same steps.

http://us.idec.com/forum/messages.aspx?TopicID=1209

Once you have the addresses setup at the FT1A with the data you want display on the HG1G it's fairly easy to grab the data with the HG1G via Modbus.


I have done the script [0:HR 400001] = [ #D 0000 ]; in the Touch, as my base screen I am trying to show on the HG1G has all numdisplay and word buttons ( #D 0000) on it.

How do I "grab" the data with the HG1G?

Do I build a new base screen project in O/I NV4 for the HG1G or can I load the O/I NV3 project I have made for the touch already into the HG1G?

Thanks
23 days ago
Topic:
Automating with SIMATIC S7-1200

mohsen256
mohsen256
Posts: 1
Hello my friend
I've created a complete video tutorial but in Persian that has all the preliminary and advanced training.
If you wish, please go to the following page.

https://parscontroltajhiz.ir/%d8%aa%d8%a7%d8%a8%d9%84%d9%88-%d8%a8%d8%b1%d9%82-%d9%88-%da%a9%d9%86%d8%aa%d8%b1%d9%84/


Thank you
24 days ago
Topic:
Multi-state lamps

Shane
Shane
Posts: 282
Many ways to accomplish this, here are a couple examples. On the HMI screen you can press the bit buttons to move a value to D0000 which will change the state of the lamp or you can just enter a value of 0-2 in the numeric input on the HMI and the Multi-state indicator lamp will change. Additionally, the ladder logic in the WindLDR program will let you set M0, M1, or M2 to move a 0-2 value into D0000 and the HMI lamp will also change. You can try the HMI inputs and display in simulation mode, to test the PLC version you'll need to download it to a PLC and HMI.

These should give you some ideas. Oh, I didn't set the IP's and comm settings so you'll need to set that up if you want to download these to hardware.
edited by Shane on 7/24/2019
24 days ago
Topic:
Multi-state lamps

Ralph
Ralph
Posts: 12
Shane,

We are using the FC6A-D16R1CEE PLC and HG2G-5FT22TF-W HMI Touchscreen.

Thanks
Ralph
25 days ago
Topic:
Multi-state lamps

Shane
Shane
Posts: 282
What PLC & HMI are you working with? When I have some time, I will build an example using the parts you are using.
27 days ago
Topic:
FC6A Plus FTP Server

JDemsey
JDemsey
Posts: 10
It is a remote FC6A so any workaround would be appreciated.
27 days ago
Topic:
FC6A Plus FTP Server

JDemsey
JDemsey
Posts: 10
I was able to get the FTP Server and the FTP Client working nicely. These are very valuable functions! The one issue I am haveing with the FTP Client is that after a change in DLOG (adding or deleting items logged) the FTP Client stops. Trying Run/Stop, resending, Changing FTP setting and saving, sending, and changing them back to working values etc. does not restart the FTP Client. Only a power out restart of the IDEC FC6A restarts the FTP Client.
27 days ago
Topic:
How to convert word to floating point

JDemsey
JDemsey
Posts: 10
Yes. And IDEC help said it was due to the Test_DegC being a word and not a Float. After converting it in ladder with CVDT I was able to get the Script to work. I was not able to get it to work in Script with asword or asfloat.
28 days ago
Topic:
TML 1 Sec Timer

Ralph
Ralph
Posts: 12
Shane,
I am using a CNT up counter but where I am having problems is my Script that converts the time to min/sec on my HMI display requires that I use a TC Timer to do the conversion. As a result my HMI display continues to count down when the CNT is stopped, so my display will show zero min/sec and my program will still be running. The Script formula does not let reference the CNT Do112 to covert to min/sec. Hopefully, I don’t have you too confused.

Thanks
Ralph
28 days ago
Topic:
Multi-state lamps

Ralph
Ralph
Posts: 12
Hey Shane,

If you could draw up a quick example that will lead in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Ralph




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