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  1. Hey All, I have a small piece of equipment that I am updating. it has three small DC gearmotors, two of which are variable speed using small 90VDC motor controllers. and I am replacing these with 3-phase gearmotors and using AC VFD's. the third is a small (1/17th hp) DC motor that is for a mechanical adjustment, and is run full voltage, forward or reverse with a selector switch arrangement that switches polarity to the motor. I plan on keeping this as-is, but the caveat is that it's power source comes from the Field supply on one of the DC motor controllers. All that
  2. Or, if you have room on your screen, you can make a binary text button that only shows under a certain condition. Either make one of its states the same color as your background, with no text. or I believe you can link an operand to Hide or Disable View.... But again, it has to fit within your screen, it cannot pop-up over other display elements
  3. I never realized that was there.... Does the Start Interval have to hang on the rail before the ladder you want to monitor, or can it be at the end of a conditional rung so it only starts when the rung goes true? Regards, JohnR
  4. I heard that children born 9 months from now will be called; "The Children of the Quarn"
  5. Well, the two "spare" modules I had were actually used modules pulled from two other machines that were scrapped last year, stashed away in a box of other misc used parts😡 One of them worked, but of course the first one I grabbed didn't, and that steered me off looking for a different problem, it wasn't until my troubleshooting brought me back full circle to the module, which I then replaced with the other "spare" that did work....
  6. Aus, My analogy is that a schematic is like road map and shows you where you are going... so far as the "line diagram" (DIN prints as I call them), compared to a "regular" electrical print; When you look at a complete map of the country (regular print), you can see how the highways interconnect from state to state. When Interstate 70 (in the US) leaves the left side of Illinois, you can clearly see that it then enters the right side of Missouri. But if you grab a Road Atlas, where each state is on it's own page (like the DIN prints)... If you are looking at Illinois and
  7. Power supply didn't help.... Back to square one and replaced the ATC8 module again with another used spare, and I'm back in business. Two used modules in the trash, and one new module on order. 🤬 Thanks all for the suggestions....
  8. Hey All, Got a problem that popped up yesterday that I can't seem to wrap my head around. Maybe someone else has seen this before... I have a freezer that is controlled with a V280, three Type T thermocouples into an IO-ATC8. (module four in a bank of five) At the points being monitored by the T/Cs I typically have readings between -200 & 40 deg. Yesterday, all three suddenly went whack, reading a couple hundred degrees higher that actual temp. This morning I tried; swapping out the IO-ATC8 module (thinking it went goofy), no change reset/init of the PLC (to c
  9. French Fries were not originally cooked in France... Oddly enough, they were cooked in Greece.... 🤔
  10. The problem is that requires advance preparation. Yes Flex, I keep archived installs also... just seemed odd that it happened when I installed Remote Access Yes, Win 10, and just downloaded the latest version from Unitronics website... And the winner is.... Aus.....😌 Renamed the .evb file and created new, problem solved.... Thanks guys...
  11. I just put an ethernet card in a different V350 a couple days ago, had to dis-assemble down to the bottom (front) as it mounted underneath everything and ended up in the lower port hole, you break the little hole cover in half and put it in to fill the top hole. I thought maybe the serial card somehow mounted above that, but I don't know as I've never added a serial to a V350....
  12. Hmmm.... that didn't help, what's the second thing you try?
  13. Hey All, I'm in the midst of upgrading an older V120 project to a V350. The V120 has two installed serial ports; I use Port 1 for programming and Port 2 for RS485/MODBUS to an AB VFD The V350 has one installed serial port along with a USB port. The spec sheet says; "Note that physically connecting a PC to the controller via USB suspends RS232/RS485 communications via Port 1. When the PC is disconnected, RS232/RS485 resumes." So, in essence this means I could use Port 1 for my RS485/MODBUS, and can plug into the USB if I need to program. I guess the downside is t
  14. Hey All, Just had a strange experience while installing Remote Access onto a PC. Now this PC is one I use as my normal workstation, email/office/CAD/etc, but not my PLC stuff, but I do have an older version of Visilogic (9.8.31) installed that I use to get online to look at something in the plant without disturbing what I'm doing on my programming PC. Now I just finished a little project (a water meter using a Dwyer Ultrasonic Flowmeter, connected to a V350) that I was going to setup Remote Access for a manager to be able to remote into... So, just for testing purpose
  15. Or is the OP saying that he got a new Jazz20 to replace an existing Jazz20 , and needs to know how to get the code out of the old and into the new??
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