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PLC Questions and Answers - Recent questions and answers http://plcqa.com/?qa=qa Powered by Question2Answer Answered: KEPServerEx siemens TCP/IP tag bad quality http://plcqa.com/?qa=72/kepserverex-siemens-tcp-ip-tag-bad-quality&show=74#a74 I need more Information.<br /> <br /> Show me you Tag address with address on PLC, Somethink like DB45.DBD20... http://plcqa.com/?qa=72/kepserverex-siemens-tcp-ip-tag-bad-quality&show=74#a74 Wed, 08 Feb 2017 15:54:47 +0000 Answered: How do you compare two projects offline in the TIA Portal http://plcqa.com/?qa=69/how-do-you-compare-two-projects-offline-in-the-tia-portal&show=70#a70 <p>I found a solution!</p><p>In daily work it is often necessary to compare different projects or project versions with each other. You can compare projects offline/online or offline/offline.</p><ul><li>In the case of an offline/online comparison one project is online in a CPU and the other project is offline on a data medium.</li><li>In the case of an offline/offline comparison both projects are on a data medium.</li></ul><p><strong>Instructions</strong><br>To make an offline/offline comparison you must first enable the Reference projects view (see Fig. 1).</p><p><img alt="" src="https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/images/81748055/projektvergleich_offline_offline_01_e.png"><br>Fig. 1</p><p>Now the Reference projects view is available.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/images/81748055/projektvergleich_offline_offline_02_e.png"><br>Fig. 2</p><p>You call the Compare function via the menu.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/images/81748055/projektvergleich_offline_offline_03_e.png"><br>Fig. 3</p><p>Then you can run the comparison between two locally located projects. For this the reference project must also be in the Compare editor offline.</p><p><img alt="" src="https://support.industry.siemens.com/cs/images/81748055/projektvergleich_offline_offline_04_e.png"><br>Fig. 4</p><p>This screen shows the result of the comparison.</p><p><strong>Creation environment</strong><br>The description and screens in this FAQ response were created with TIA Portal V12.</p><p><strong>Additional Keywords</strong><br>Compare, Comparison of projects</p> http://plcqa.com/?qa=69/how-do-you-compare-two-projects-offline-in-the-tia-portal&show=70#a70 Fri, 12 Aug 2016 07:26:28 +0000 Answered: FactoryTalk View ME: DataStore Plus Active X setup http://plcqa.com/?qa=67/factorytalk-view-me-datastore-plus-active-x-setup&show=68#a68 <p>Logging data on the local PC</p><ol><li>Open the display that you would like to add the ActiveX to.</li><li>Click on <em>Objects--&gt; ActiveX controls</em>.</li><li>Draw the&nbsp;object on your display.</li><li>From the <strong>Insert an ActiveX Control</strong> list, select ME DataStore Plus and click <em>OK</em>.</li><li>Right click on the <strong>DataStore Plus</strong>&nbsp;object and go to the <em>connections</em> tab. Click on the blank space next to <strong>FileLocation</strong>.</li><li>Add the path of the file that the data will be logged to. For example, C:\Users\RW\Desktop\Data.csv. This will log data to the Data.csv on the computers desktop.</li><li>Add a tag to the trigger. This will start the data log when the tag goes from 0 to 1 and stop the data log when it goes from 1 to 0.</li><li>Add the tags you would like to log next to Float.</li></ol> http://plcqa.com/?qa=67/factorytalk-view-me-datastore-plus-active-x-setup&show=68#a68 Tue, 09 Aug 2016 11:03:47 +0000 Answered: how to delete program block form online access s7 1200 ? http://plcqa.com/?qa=64/how-to-delete-program-block-form-online-access-s7-1200&show=65#a65 just select your block and press &quot;DEL&quot;.<br /> <br /> But you should be connected to the PLC, so i mean &quot;online&quot; http://plcqa.com/?qa=64/how-to-delete-program-block-form-online-access-s7-1200&show=65#a65 Fri, 01 Apr 2016 08:02:27 +0000 Answered: FactoryTalk View Studio is unable to show a list of the application names http://plcqa.com/?qa=62/factorytalk-view-studio-unable-show-list-application-names&show=63#a63 Reconfigure FactoryTalk Directory from:<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Start --&gt;All Programs --&gt;Rockwell Software --&gt;FactoryTalk Tools --&gt;FactoryTalk Directory Configuration Wizard.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Go to Add/Remove Programs or Programs and Features and repair the Factory Talk Services Platform.<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;If none of these suggestions work, please call Technical Support for further investigations. They can walk you through a reset procedure. http://plcqa.com/?qa=62/factorytalk-view-studio-unable-show-list-application-names&show=63#a63 Sat, 26 Mar 2016 07:47:15 +0000 Answered: WinCC flexible archive viewer http://plcqa.com/?qa=53/wincc-flexible-archive-viewer&show=58#a58 <p><strong>update to version 1.6</strong></p><p>fixed bug for pan up/down buttons<br>added preloading progress animation<br>added autoscroll of tableview depending of viewed graph</p> http://plcqa.com/?qa=53/wincc-flexible-archive-viewer&show=58#a58 Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:08:53 +0000 Answered: Datalogging in FactoryTalk ME http://plcqa.com/?qa=55/datalogging-in-factorytalk-me&show=56#a56 <p>what about <strong>DataStore ActiveX?</strong></p><p><strong><img alt="" src="http://plcqa.com/?qa=blob&amp;qa_blobid=2851557721994004821" style="height:428px; width:460px"></strong></p> http://plcqa.com/?qa=55/datalogging-in-factorytalk-me&show=56#a56 Wed, 16 Sep 2015 15:48:38 +0000 Answered: Message from CompactLogix to Micro850 controller via Ethernet http://plcqa.com/?qa=51/message-from-compactlogix-micro850-controller-via-ethernet&show=52#a52 <p>&nbsp;</p><ul><li>Create a <strong>Cip Data Table Read</strong> or a <strong>Cip Data Table Write</strong> type MSG instruction.<img alt="" src="http://plcqa.com/?qa=blob&amp;qa_blobid=11863528199776394367" style="height:264px; width:600px"></li><li>Assign the Source and Destination Element&nbsp;on the specified fields.<img alt="" src="http://plcqa.com/?qa=blob&amp;qa_blobid=52779521726353286" style="height:403px; width:527px"></li><li>The <strong>Source Element</strong> is the tag created in the CompactLogix controller, while the <strong>Destination Element</strong> is the name of variable in the Micro800 that the message is going to. The <strong>Destination Element</strong> name must be exactly as it is typed in the Micro800 program, and must match the data type of the <strong>Source Element</strong>. Keep in mind that you can only message to <strong>Global Variables</strong> in a Micro800 controller (except for system and reserved variables).<br>&nbsp;</li><li>Assign the IP address of the Micro850 that the message is going to.<img alt="" src="http://plcqa.com/?qa=blob&amp;qa_blobid=5559997814494781995" style="height:406px; width:524px"></li><li><span style="text-decoration: underline;">Note</span>: older CompactLogix will have a communication path of <strong>1,1,2,(IP Address of device)</strong>, newer CompactLogix controller will have a communication path of <strong>2,(IP Address of device).</strong></li><li><strong>Global Variables</strong> that the MSG instruction will message to.</li><li>Trigger the MSG instruction in CompactLogix. If successful, the MSG instruction's DN bit should energize.<img alt="" src="http://plcqa.com/?qa=blob&amp;qa_blobid=4411629135973891613" style="height:161px; width:600px"></li></ul> http://plcqa.com/?qa=51/message-from-compactlogix-micro850-controller-via-ethernet&show=52#a52 Wed, 26 Aug 2015 12:41:21 +0000 Answered: S7 - 1500 download error http://plcqa.com/?qa=41/s7-1500-download-error&show=43#a43 look at the Industry Support Homepage, if there is a new Firmware. This could help. http://plcqa.com/?qa=41/s7-1500-download-error&show=43#a43 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:12:23 +0000 Answered: Bad Quality - KepServer Client cannot get tag data from the processor http://plcqa.com/?qa=38/bad-quality-kepserver-client-cannot-get-data-from-processor&show=39#a39 Switched the cables to the proper serial ports on the computer http://plcqa.com/?qa=38/bad-quality-kepserver-client-cannot-get-data-from-processor&show=39#a39 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:01:26 +0000 Answered: RSLinx Classic: Clearing cache by deleting Harmony files http://plcqa.com/?qa=35/rslinx-classic-clearing-cache-by-deleting-harmony-files&show=36#a36 <p>You can delete Harmony files if they are corrupt. They are cache files of RSLinx and will be automatically recreated when RSLinx Classic is reopened. For more information about the Harmony files, please refer to <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/5765">5765 - Description of Harmony</a></p><p><strong>Warning:</strong> When RSLinx Classic is performing as a OPC/DDE Server for an application, delete the Harmony files only when the application is <span style="text-decoration: underline;">not</span> in operation.</p><ol><li>You may want to backup the configuration of the drivers if you have many drivers or various configurations. To back up the current driver configuration:<ol><li>Go to <em>Start--&gt;Programs--&gt;Rockwell Software--&gt;RSLinx--&gt;RSLinx Classic Backup Restore Utility</em>.</li><li>Select <em>Backup.</em></li><li>Enter a filename and a location, and click <em>Save</em>.</li><li>After you are finished deleting the Harmony Files, you will need to Re-Start RSLinx</li><li>Go to <em>Start--&gt;Programs--&gt;Rockwell Software--&gt;RSLinx--&gt;RSLinx Classic Backup Restore Utility.</em></li><li>Select <em>Restore.</em> (If you don't restart RSLinx before you perform the Restore, you will receive an error).</li></ol></li><li>You can delete the Harmony files with 2 methods: Automatic and Manual.<ul><li><p>Automatic method</p><ol><li>Run the <strong>Rslinxcachedelete.bat</strong> file. It will stop the RSLinx Classic service, delete the Harmony files and then restart the RSLinx Classic service.</li></ol></li><li><p>Manual method</p></li><li><ol><li>Close all software including RSLinx Classic. If RSLinx is running as a service, switch to run as an application by following <a target="_blank" rel="nofollow" href="https://rockwellautomation.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/31054">31054 - How to Change RSLinx Classic to Run as an Application Instead of a Service, or Vice Versa</a></li><li>Open Windows Explorer and go to<ul><li>For 32 bit Systems, C:\Program Files\Rockwell Software\RSCommon</li><li>For 64 bit Systems, C:\Program Files (x86)\Rockwell Software\RSCommon</li></ul></li><li>Delete Harmony.hrc and Harmony.rsh (you may have Harmony instead of Harmony.rsh). <span style="text-decoration: underline;">Do not</span> delete HRMYUI.DLL<ul><li>If you cannot delete the Harmony files, stop the <strong>Harmony</strong> service at&nbsp;<em>Start--&gt;Control Panel --&gt;Administrative tools --&gt; Services</em> or reboot your computer</li><li>If you have a Windows 64 bit system you may only have 1 harmony file.</li></ul></li><li>Change it back to run as a service, and restart the computer&nbsp;if necessary.</li></ol></li></ul></li></ol> http://plcqa.com/?qa=35/rslinx-classic-clearing-cache-by-deleting-harmony-files&show=36#a36 Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:50:58 +0000 Answered: Siemens TIA Portal V13 HMI Download KTP700 http://plcqa.com/?qa=12/siemens-tia-portal-v13-hmi-download-ktp700&show=13#a13 No, in my experience the license shouldn't really prevent you from at least being able to see all of the devices and upload/download.<br /> <br /> For the PLC, you have to go online and change it's IP address.<br /> Then in the project, you have to open the PLC's properties and set the IP address in there, or remove the option to use the IP address configured in the project. If not, it defaults to like 192.168......, and will reset the PLC's IP address when you download.<br /> <br /> For the HMI panel, configure the IP address on the panel itself. Open the HMI panel's properties (right-click on the HMI in the project tree and select properties), got to the Ethernet addresses, and just like the PLC, either configure the IP address you want, or remove the option to Set IP address in the project. IF that option is selected it will change the IP address to whatever is configured in the Ethernet addresses (both the HMI and PLC)<br /> <br /> Just noticed you were in Louisville, so am I. Didn't know anybody did much with Siemens here.<br /> <br /> The PC's IP address must be in the same subnet as the IP addresses of the HMI panel and the PLC.<br /> <br /> Assuming you're connecting everything through a switch? http://plcqa.com/?qa=12/siemens-tia-portal-v13-hmi-download-ktp700&show=13#a13 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:34:59 +0000 Answered: About IP Addressing http://plcqa.com/?qa=7/about-ip-addressing&show=11#a11 This can happen for a whole list of reasons which I don't care to list all of them here but normally it can be resolved by either disabling APIPA on the intrface or the whole machine.<br /> <br /> Many times the IPV6 tunneling interface can cause this issue if it's enabled and set to DHCP. if you don't use IPV6 just disable it.<br /> <br /> Some devices out the box set their DHCP server to issue in the APIPA range and again in networking there are some valid reasons for doing this and the APIPA address will work just fine as long as all the devices are in the same /16 subnet but it will not route anywhere.<br /> <br /> If you want to disable APIPA here is how.<br /> <br /> This will Disable it by adaptor<br /> <br /> Use Registry Editor to create the following registry key, where adapter name is the name of the Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) configured adapter where you want to disable APIPA:<br /> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\ Services\Tcpip\Parameters\Interfaces\Buchanan<br /> Add the following value to this key:<br /> Value name: IPAutoconfigurationEnabled<br /> Value type: REG_DWORD<br /> Value in hexadecimal: 0 (A value of 0 disables APIPA support on this adapter)<br /> NOTE: If the IPAutoconfigurationEnabled entry is not present, a default value of 1 is assumed, which indicates that APIPA is enabled.<br /> <br /> This will disable it on the entire machine.<br /> <br /> Use Registry Editor to create the following registry key:<br /> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\Tcpip\Parameters<br /> Add the following value to this key:<br /> Value name: IPAutoconfigurationEnabled<br /> Value type: REG_DWORD<br /> Value in hexadecimal: 0 (A value of 0 disables APIPA support on this computer)<br /> NOTE: If the IPAutoconfigurationEnabled entry is not present, a default value of 1 is assumed, which indicates that APIPA is enabled.<br /> <br /> You also need to restart the machine after you do this. http://plcqa.com/?qa=7/about-ip-addressing&show=11#a11 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:33:17 +0000 Answered: Set IP for 1734 Point IO Adapter http://plcqa.com/?qa=5/set-ip-for-1734-point-io-adapter&show=6#a6 <p>Have you correctly configured the Subnet Mask for BOOTP/DHCP Server?<br><br>Go to <em>Tools&gt;Network Settings</em><br><br>Do you have a wireless network connection on this computer and if so is it disabled?<br><br>If your LAN connection is set to "Public" then try setting it to "Home" or "Work".<br><br>There a few reasons why the adapter's Module Status LED may be flashing Red, but as you are only at the IP address setting stage, it is most likely that it is just not configured correctly yet. I would get the static IP address assigned first and then tackle the Module Status.<br><br>From your screenshot, BOOTP/DHCP Server appears to be successfully assigning the adapter a DHCP (Dynamic) IP address, which you now need to set Static.<br><br>If you cannot disable BOOTP/DHCP via BOOTP Server, then you can also attempt to do so in RSLinx Classic using the currently assigned DHCP IP address. If you can browse to the adapter using and Ethernet driver, then you can right-click it and go to <em>Module Configuration&gt;Port Configuration</em> and set it to <em>Static</em>.<br><br>You can also do the same as above in RSLogix 5000/Logix Designer under the <em>I/O Configuration</em>, if the adapter has been added.<br><br>If the DHCP IP address is not being successfully assigned by BOOTP/DHCP Server, then you would have to initially set the adapter to a known IP address (192.168.1.x) using the thumbwheel, and also assign your computer a unique IP address on the same Subnet (192.168.1.y), and then use RSLinx Classic or RSLogix 5000/Logix Designer.<br><br>Another option, once a known IP address has been assigned via the thumbwheel, is to use an Internet Browser to browse to the adapter's embedded HTML webpage. Here you can go to <em>Configuration</em> folder on the left and expand it [+].<br><br>Enter lowercase...<br><br>username: <em>admin</em><br>password: <em>password</em><br><br>Then go to <em>Network</em> and from here you can disable BOOTP/DHCP and assign your Static IP address.<br><br>Click <em>Apply Changes</em><br><br>Hopefully something there will get you going.<br><br>P.s. If you do assign an IP address via the thumbwheel, don't forget to set it back to an invalid number when done (255 through 887, or 889 through 999).<br><br>Regards,<br>George</p> http://plcqa.com/?qa=5/set-ip-for-1734-point-io-adapter&show=6#a6 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:26:37 +0000 Answered: How to open a *.apa file (FactoryTalk) http://plcqa.com/?qa=1/how-to-open-a-apa-file-factorytalk&show=3#a3 If that's the case you only have ME (machine edition) installed and/or licensed. The &quot;about&quot; file is correct when it says that &quot;FactoryTalk View Studio is the development environment for FactoryTalk View Machine Edition and FactoryTalk View Site Edition&quot; - it IS the development environment for both - but you can install it as ME only or ME and SE. As you would expect, an SE license costs more. http://plcqa.com/?qa=1/how-to-open-a-apa-file-factorytalk&show=3#a3 Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:23:46 +0000