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Allen-Bradley SL500™

Understanding the basic features of the SLC500™ (Small Logic Controller) in your facility will maximize your productivity. The SLC500 includes fault detection with built-in diagnostics. Understanding these features is critical to running an efficient operation.BatteryA lithium battery retains the SLC500 memory. The battery is located in the Central Processing Unit (CPU) next to the power supply of the SLC500 rack. Replace the battery on an annual basis or if the low battery signal activates. The Besser part number for the battery is 113773F00BA.FusesA fuse protects the SLC500 power supply and, if burned out, will cause the indicator light to turn off. The fuse will open due to an incoming power problem or a short condition within the power supply. Insure the replacement fuse is equivalent to the one being replaced. The fuse is a 3 amp time-delay – Besser part number 111847.Memory LossA power surge or a low battery may result …

Preventive Maintenance for Electrical Panels and Graphic Display Units

"Cleanliness is the Best Policy" when it comes to maintaining electrical equipment in a concrete products facility. Focusing on a few simple practices will extend the life of electrical panels and graphic display units that are connected to your equipment. Best Practices: Keep panel doors and box covers closed. Dust and moisture are two of the biggest enemies of electrical devices.

Remove debris from electrical components. Heat build-up can occur when electrical devices are covered with dust or concrete. Dirt, once inside a component, is trouble.

On a monthly basis, check electrical connections and keep them tight. A loose wire either in a panel or on the machine will cause electrical arcing. Arcing can cause intermittent machine operation and eventually a breakdown.

Keep electrical wiring diagrams, logic documents and operating manuals clea…

DF1 to DH+ Passthru using WinLinx or RSLinx

For OLD Application...SLC 5/04 processors (OS401 and greater) support DF1 to DH+ Passthru. With this feature, you can connect to a 5/04 processor through Channel 0 using the DF1 protocol and access any node on the DH+ network, regardless of the baud rate of the DH+ network. It is also possible to connect a modem to Channel 0 and connect to any node on the DH+ network via modems.

At this time only PanelView devices at FRN 3.3 or higher can be accessed using the SLC 5/04 passthru. Pre FRN 3.3 PanelViews do not recognize PCCC messaging which is the protocol used on the DH+ side of the SLC. An alternate bridge solution would be a 1770-KF2. The customer should consult their local distributor for other hardware, serial to DH+ bridge, solutions or firmware upgrades.

To use this functionality with the RSLogix 500 software, you need to use the following procedure:



1) Configure Channel 0 of the 5/…

Butterfly Valve Installation

Learn In Detail...
Proper Installation Techniques must be followed to prevent immediate or premature failure of Butterfly valve seat, disc or shaft on any size or make wafer-style Butterfly valves.PROPER INSTALLATION PROCEDUREIMPROPER TECHNIQUES Pipework opened to allow free valve entry with the disc in a semi-closed position.Pipework not spread sufficiently - could tear rubber seat. Disc in open position will hit flange and score disc edge.Valve in semi-closed position to (1) protect disc edge, (2) reduce rubber interference during installation and start-up, and (3) help reduce initial torque build-up.Disc as shown in fully closed position causes seat distortion. When flanges are drawn up, rubber will close around disc edge creating excessive torque in initial operation.Disc should be tur…

Automatic palletizing of dairy products presented by Baumann Packaging Systems

The three KUKA KR-180 PA palletizing robots, which can load a combined total of 1,000 to 1,200 pallets a week.This corresponds to ten pallets an hour! The robot grippers can each be controlled as two additional robot axes.The resulting adjustability of the end-effectors means that all of the products in the filling lines can be handled.The jointed - arm robots palletize milk - based soft drinks, UHT and fresh milk and desserts.

Tojaltec and two Motoman robot application

Integration of two Motoman robots working togheter as slaves to a Omron PLC. Project, construction and automation by Tojaltec - -

Rockwell Automation Recruiting

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PLC Training Tutorial For Allen Bradley

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Coca-cola Bottling Plant, Arabia/North Africa

Software PLC - SIMATIC WinAC RTX 2008

WinAC RTX 2008 is used when high performance, high data volumes and at the same time hard real time are required for the automation task. The optimized runtime system supports the processing of extensive and demanding PC applications in parallel with the control task. The performance of WinAC RTX 2008 can be scaled across the PC platform.

Applications range from machine-level control tasks with rugged embedded PCs to high-end applications on PCs with enhanced performance (e.g. SIMATIC Rack PCs).

SIMATIC WinAC RTX 2008 runs on standard PCs wit Windows XP Professional.yet excellently fits to SIMATIC Industrial PCs.In particular, the use on embedded PC platforms such as the SIMATIC Microbox PC 427B or Panel PC 477B with Windows XP Embedded results in cost-effective and very rugged solutions.The Microbox PC 427B is characterized by its diskless and fanless operation. WinAC RTX 2008 uses the main memory of the PCs and offers program backup on the hard disk. Non-cyclic data such as p…

Siemens releases Simatic WinAC RTX F software controller for PC-based automation

SIEMENS has released the Simatic WinAC RTX F, a fail-safe software controller for PC-based automation, allowing safety-related tasks to be performed via PC.According to Siemens, the Simatic WinAC RTX F is a Windows XP or eXP-based controller with an optimised runtime system to process extensive PC applications simultaneously.

Like the modular Simatic S7 controllers, the engineering software is Step 7, supplemented by the Distributed Safety option package for safety-related applications.Siemens claims its Simatic WinAC RTX F software controller is suited for high-performance tasks with substantial data volumes and simultaneous, demanding real-time requirements.

When it is used in dual-core processor systems, one core is used for Windows application, and the other for the Simatic WinAC RTX F controller.The Simatic WinAC RTX F fail-safe software controller can be installed on all current x86 PC hardware platforms, such as Simatic PCs.Simatic WinAC RTX F can be expanded using the safety-ori…