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1 days ago
Topic:
Change ethernet address FC6A

Huntxtrm
Huntxtrm
Posts: 70
Good answer! lol. Sometimes response is slow around here, but as the forum grows, it will get better. Hang in there. I have gotten some good info from this forum, somethimes it takes a day or 2. But, lots of good people on here.
1 days ago
Topic:
WindLDR PLC Video Tutorial Lessons

Huntxtrm
Huntxtrm
Posts: 70
I am interested in this also.
2 days ago
Topic:
SmartAxis Touch to Compactlogix using Ethernet

Wasoness1961
Wasoness1961
Posts: 3
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2 days ago
Topic:
SmartAxis Touch to Compactlogix using Ethernet

MichaelTGregory
MichaelTGregory
Posts: 1
Shane Thank you for your answer.
3 days ago
Topic:
Backup Battery Life

DaDaDadeo
DaDaDadeo
Posts: 73
I am currently performing a loss of battery power test on the FC6A. If a designated "MEMORY OK" M register tag is detected to be off at power up, there is a triggering of an alarm and the automatic loading of internal recipe default values.

I power down the PLC, remove the battery and wait. So far, the battery can be removed for over a 1/2 hour and still the registers values remain unchanged. However, the clock time resorts back to 2012. What is missing here? I was expecting a complete loss of register storage. Perhaps I need to keep the battery out for hours and not minutes.
edited by DaDaDadeo on 4/16/2019
4 days ago
Topic:
Displaying decimal numbers on a web page

vinaisl
vinaisl
Posts: 1
Thank for question and answer. I Try to slove this problem too.
I has similar problem . how to get input text 31.8 but need to insert word value 318 in D100?
5 days ago
Topic:
Challenge...What are your Scan times?

DaDaDadeo
DaDaDadeo
Posts: 73
A complex program can be fast with a short scan time. A simple program can be cumbersome with excessive scan times which can use a lot of processor resources. This of course depends on how the program is structured. ISA-88 is a common standard that helps simplify automation processes. Using this standard may not just be helpful to simplify and create automated processes in batches, but can also free up processor resources.


How does your program scan times in relation to the program size compare?



MY STATS

Program size without the recipe data = 65KB
78 Subroutines

Regular scan time = 10 - 12ms
Max Scan time = 83 ms
No errors
6 days ago
Topic:
NMEA 0183

Phillip
Phillip
Posts: 20
take a look at line 40, it is quite complicated. we needed to look at the gps sentence and then after quite a few tries we got this working.
6 days ago
Topic:
Access to a page using a password

Wasoness1961
Wasoness1961
Posts: 3
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7 days ago
Topic:
web access problem on FC5A-D12X1E

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
Are you using port forwarding? Have you checked the gateway addresses? Be sure that one of them didn't inadvertently get changed back to some default address or port during a download. If the gateway addresses changes, for example, it will take the download but at the end an IP addresses may have changed and it will stop communicating properly.
7 days ago
Topic:
RFID

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
I spoke to my brother and he had a few ideas but their primary communication method is apparently over Ethernet and they are using IOT applications quite a bit now. I asked him to get me some pieces to play with, not sure yet what he can get me but I will post if I make any progress.
7 days ago
Topic:
NMEA 0183

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
I'd love to see your example.
edited by Shane on 4/12/2019
9 days ago
Topic:
web access problem on FC5A-D12X1E

Mushroom Hunter
Mushroom Hunter
Posts: 8
We have 2 remote units we access via cell modems. After deployment the user web pages worked well. Then we downloaded a small program change and we could only access the user web page on one of the units. Each unit/cell modem has a unique WAN IP address but all the LAN details were identical including the "host" name. In the past this has worked well but now it only works if we give the 2 PLC's different host names. Why might this be? And since we are using fixed IP addressing (not DHCP) what does the host name actually do?

Using WindLDR 8.9.1
10 days ago
Topic:
RFID

Phillip
Phillip
Posts: 20
Thanks Shane. there are a lot of rfid readers online but most have usb connection. The ethernet and modbus are very expensive and most seem to be for longer distance monitoring.
10 days ago
Topic:
NMEA 0183

Phillip
Phillip
Posts: 20
I do have my gps working using the RXD command. Getting my direction, knots. Works good. If some one needs an example I can upload one
10 days ago
Topic:
NMEA 0183

Phillip
Phillip
Posts: 20
I do have my gps working using the RXD command. Getting my direction, knots. Works good. If some one needs an example I can upload one
11 days ago
Topic:
NMEA 0183

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
I would look into the examples for the serial bar code reader. The methods could be very similar as long as you can find the data addresses for the Garmin.
11 days ago
Topic:
WindLDR PLC Video Tutorial Lessons

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
krystalPeek wrote:
I'm looking for sample program, or a tutorial on PID Control. I need to control a 4-2o out based on pressure and I cant find anything on the IDEC PID



I responded to another one of your posts with a sample program that may help. Have a look at it.
11 days ago
Topic:
Delete picture from picture manager

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
There is an X button at the top of the picture manager dialog. As long as the image isn't being used you should be able to delete it. Single click on the image then click the X button.
11 days ago
Topic:
Anyone have experience with Idec PLCs?

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
First, why do all your posts contain links to random sites? If these are determined malicious your posts could be deleted. I have gone through and removed these links.

Modbus TCP with the FC5A-D12 is pretty easy. Browse the video tutorials on the IDEC support page and you'll find some good info.

http://us.idec.com/productsupport/VideoTutorials/video-tutorials-plc
edited by Shane on 4/8/2019
11 days ago
Topic:
Compare instruction help

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
Sounds like you just want to compare register values. You probably want LC "load compare" or CMP "Compare". Each of these have =, <>, <, >, <=, or >=. You do not have to use a data register in S1 and S2, you can compare a data register to a static value by just entering the desired static value if it's always the same. I normally use LC for this sort of thing. S1 can be a data register or fixed value and S2 can also be either a fixed value or a data register. The data type is set from the instruction dialog box. In the LC the output is turned on if the compare is true.

CMP is very similar but you specify the M bit to turn on if the compare is true, with the LC instruction you can execute any code you want after the compare is determined true.
11 days ago
Topic:
What Is The Best PLC/HMI Combo For What I'm Lookin

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
The FT1A Touch or any PLC/HMI set IDEC offers can do what you are describing. Sounds like one deciding factor will be to be sure what you choose has enough analog and digital I/O to handle all your signals. Not really enough detail in your post to narrow it down much.

One example, we have a line of machines that use the FT1A Touch. In this series there are many different options and features and in some password protected screens we can configure the particular unit with the features relevant to that machine. Features such as water or air cooling, gas oxygen concentration or dew point monitoring, etc. Once the unit is set up these specific feature settings are retained in the PLC memory.
11 days ago
Topic:
Sending Emails From HMI Module!!!!

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
The email function can send float data types. I would create a rung and convert the word to a float (result would be 241.0) then divide that by 10 to produce a floating register containing 24.1. Then email out the new float data register.
11 days ago
Topic:
FC5A Web Server CPU display data register values

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
Thank you for the update and info. Sorry for the lack of response, happy you were able to sort it out!
11 days ago
Topic:
Float data register

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
All analog data types use the same data registers. The only difference is some use one register others use two. Word and Integer use one register and the double, long, and float use two. For example, if you assign D0010 as a float register in the ladder logic it will reserve D0010 and D0011 so be sure not to use D0011 for anything else. The data type for any given register is assigned in the ladder when you create the logic.
11 days ago
Topic:
RFID

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
I have not personally linked RFID to a PLC but my brother works for an RFID company. I will see if I can get any information from him that may be helpful.
11 days ago
Topic:
Unable to upgrade AO

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
You may want to download the install file again and try it. Looks to me like maybe you got a corrupt file.
11 days ago
Topic:
PID / PIDA function programming

Shane
Shane
Posts: 231
I have attached an old PID example project for that PLC. This might help get you started. I believe you have the FC5A-D12K1E not FC4A.

The newer models have better PID functions such as PIDD but you should be able to use the FC5A with PID just fine.
12 days ago
Topic:
NMEA 0183

wildwill106
wildwill106
Posts: 2
I would also like to have this answer
14 days ago
Topic:
Anyone Have Experience With Idec PLCs?

Logan Thompson
Logan Thompson
Posts: 18
I have experience with FC5A-D12D1E, I have written/modified over a hundred programs that were using FC5A




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