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Tech Tip by Business Industrial Network
Using diagnostics in RS-Logix® (Allen Bradley®) PLC programs.
These tools will decrease your downtime while troubleshooting and
enhance your machine monitoring capabilities.
Note:All diagnostic enhancements are passive to, and will
in no way change the existing ladder logic.
1. Open your PLC program in RSLogix® and click on the
"Advanced Diagnostics" option from the "Search" pull
down menu on the top of your screen. 2. The "Advanced Diagnostics" dialog box will appear on
your screen. Your current program may be displaying just an empty dialog
box. (An empty dialog box indicates your program has not been completely
descriptored. Some OEMs will not completely describe the elements of
your PLC program to save time (cost), for proprietary reasons, to
increase your dependency on service from them or other reasons. :>) 3. Some of the element of a PLC program that need descriptions
for better understanding and quicker troubleshooting of the program are;
input - output descriptions, rung comments, and page titles. With these
three description types in place and the advanced diagnostic tool, you
can quickly work your way thru a program for troubleshooting and
understanding. 4. As you click on descriptions in the advanced diagnostics
dialog box, the window showing your actual ladder logic will always
automatically navigate to the program section or output you have
is a great time to join
the AFE St. Louis chapter.
Terry Bremer has handed over AFE St. Louis Chapter Vice
Presidency to Mike Jaby. Terry has served our chapter well over the
years and we thank him all the time he has devoted to our chapter. Terry
is going back to school which will conflict with our regular Tuesday
We also want to give a warm welcome and congratulations
to Mike Jaby as the new Chapter Vice President. Mike was formerly
serving as our Chapter Secretary and will make an excellent VP.
Hey everyone! Miracles will
never cease Creech has e mail now !!!!! :>)
Joint Meeting with ASME for
would like to invite ALL Engineers, as well as Maintenance Managers, and
Building Energy Directors to our next A.F.E. monthly meeting.
October 15, 2003
beginning at 5:00 P.M.
Meeting Location: Tour is of the SIUE ethanol plant, details
New resources available - "The
Best company to work for list"Not just a list of
the top of the top 100 company to work for, but actual links to each
company's employment application area of each best company to
work for with a current real employment opportunity. Even
better, the list is in order of companies planning to do the most
hiring for 2003!
Chapter president - Frank Kastl, is looking
for a maintenance engineer for St. Louis place. Starting pay at 12 to
14: dollars an hour. Building experience a must. Full time with benefits.
Consultants & Supply Company Training Center
Automated building controls applications
Control Consultants for hosting our meeting and the education on the
providing dinner and the four free St. Louis Cardinals Tickets! For those who could not make it, you can
read about the meeting in this newsletter and online at the link below.
Our Certified Plant Maintenance Manager (CPMM) Program will be given
during the TFM Show. The CPMM review program has been developed to guide
you in preparing for the CPMM exam. Our exclusive courses guide you
through the most relevant materials to ensure maximum retention of the