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  1. No but you only have so many outputs. It just seems to get overwhelming and confusing have multiple coils calling one Output coil.
  2. It sounds like he is doing something similar to me. In my mind subroutines seem so organized, but the more I read ,the more they seem like a pain in the aperture within the gluteal folds of ladder logic
  3. Say you have a 3 screens/modes, Manual, Semi and Automatic. 1) Would it be kosher to have a sub routine strictly to that screen/mode in focus to save scan time? 2) Under that circumstance would it still be bad practice to reuse coils that were in another routine even though they cant be called at the same time? 3) I would fear doing what I am saying would leave coils set when you change screens. I would have to write one long line of resets upon leaving? Thanks in advance.
  4. I was trying to remember Joe's name as I was writing. WITHOUT A DOUBT @Joe Tauser! Although he has a grumpy look in his avatar, I hope that we bring a smile to his face
  5. This was a unit I had on my desk for testing/learning. It's a couple of years old.
  6. 3 years ago I knew nothing about PLC's. Because of people like @Ausman, @Flex727, @Joe Tauser and others on this forum, we converted 8 machines from old relay logic to PLC's with automation, made 2 pieces of complex laboratory test equipment for the lab, and entire tank farm controls that include, levels, filling, heating/cooling, mixing etc. I could have never done it with their help. I don't know if they're paid or not, but I will tell you they are priceless. I hope that @Cara Bereck Levy will show this to the powers at be so they understand the caliber of people they have in this forum. It burns me, me when people are rude or "expect" someone to write their programs without giving it any effort first. Be polite, give it your best effort and people here will jump in to help you. This concludes my diatribe.
  7. Well boys, I thank you for the help. The problem seems to happen once it warms up. I believe it has had a good life and it is time to meet its maker. I believe I will take it home, and let it die of lead poisoning traveling at 2800 fpm. In with a whimper.... Out With A Bang I always say.
  8. Thanks Flex, I am going to try the battery pull, It will accept the O/S and my program. Then after about an hour or so of sitting it drops a loaf and goes red. This is a new machine we are building, nothing is running on it yet.
  9. First I got the lovely scarlet colored screen below. I reloaded the OS and everything came back up... YES, I fixed it... Wrong... now it gave me the even more lovely carbon black screen seen below. I reloaded again and the thing only works for about an hour then the party starts again. Should I just assume the unit crapped the bed, or is there something else I should look for? Thanks
  10. Thanks, much appreciated, although So simple, a tad embarrassed I posted it. 😉
  11. Did not see this question elsewhere: From the ladder is there a way to check which screen is in focus? I thought about setting a coil when they switch screens, but there has to be an easier way. Thanks, Stay Healthy my friends!
  12. I have never tried it, but I am a linux dude, in fact not to date myself but I cut my teeth on Irix with Sun Microsystems. Ahhh, Wine (Wine Is Not an Emulator). It does not work for all windows based applications, in fact I consider it a disappointment. Have you tried "PlayOnLinux?" PlayOnLinux is really designed for games but games are usually the most difficult to run Windows versions. I doubt Visilogic will ever be ported for linux so I would not hold my breath. Oh, one more thing, avoid any beta distros, Try the PlayOnLinux and drop us a note letting us know how it worked. Good Luck
  13. OK, some things that I have ran into, oh the fun of phantom currents! - Are you using the correct type of extension wire? - Do you have it in a tray with motor wires? -If so, is it separated by a metal divider? -Did you coil up excess wire anywhere near a motor wire in the tray? -Do you have it going in a standard din connector? - Did you have an exorcism to drive away spirits? Sacrificing a goat is frowned upon in this society, bummer) -Do you power your DC rectifiers through a transformer and not off of a phase? - Sometimes if I am still having issues we run all out motor wires in BX (this we actually do this all the time now on long runs) - is only one side of the wire grounded? Just some random thoughts
  14. I always followed the maps from The Three Stooges
  15. Thank Joe! Appreciate the insight. And a Happy New Year to you. Paul
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