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AutomationDirect C-more & Directsoft 6 conversion issue

AutomationDirect C-more & Directsoft 6 conversion issue

AutomationDirect C-more & Directsoft 6 conversion issue

(OP)
Hello All! I have a sneaky issue that I really need some help with. We have a DL405 PLC and a EA9-T12CL HMI. The PLC was programmed with a Fault Code tag - V2000 and it is filled with values from K1-K600. The HMI has a Lookup Text that uses these codes and translates them to the proper error message - or should. However, it doesn't! For instance, Error Code 99 in the PLC is for one error, but the error code that the HMI displays is 153. A coworker pointed out that 99 in Hex -> 153 in Decimal. Any ideas on how to fix this issue? How do I check data type in Directsoft 6, or can I do it all with C-more? I'm really an Allen Bradley guy trying to maintain an old Automation Direct PLC. TIA!!

"To be or not to be, that is the question" - William Shakespeare via Hamlet

RE: AutomationDirect C-more & Directsoft 6 conversion issue

(OP)
Okay, I think I figured it out. Its all in C-more so I don’t have to restart the PLC - weird things happen when I do that. I was able to set V2000 by first changing the two control references to look at another tag – didn’t really care which. Once it was no longer referenced, I was able to change its type to BCD 16. I then changed the two controls back to referencing V2000. I also added a numeric indicator that will display “V2000 = ????” when it equals something other than 1 – i.e. is in a fault state. I will download and test later.

"To be or not to be, that is the question" - William Shakespeare via Hamlet

RE: AutomationDirect C-more & Directsoft 6 conversion issue

That should do it. You can set the data type in the C-mores but you do it at the time the variable is being defined. Your method gets to that.

Keith Cress
kcress - http://www.flaminsystems.com

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