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    gentlemen ......

    Id like to be clear . I'm a millwright with zero programing experience , relay logic skills are effective but not superior . Industrial control has always fascinated me , megabits to mosquito bites i paid 2k for this course a while back and pow ! A spit load of questions answered .

    RSLogix 5000 Training | PLC II | George Brown College

    simulator plans :

    A slc 500 with rtd , analog in , analog out and a few more discrete cards & PC w/driving software from this asian fella for $400 .

    I have an rtd adjacent to a panel fan , portable heater facing thermocouple , VFD and motor . Id like to set up a closed loop servo drive and need some ideas please .

    Nothing is operational at this point , only mounted on a board ( budget is always a concern ) Please follow up with questions or comments

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    I'd look at Automation Direct's offerings. They are cheap and decent.

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    My employer deals with Allen Bradley old and new , but thanks

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    I do not understand the question or what you are looking for in answers?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarbideBob View Post
    I do not understand the question or what you are looking for in answers?

    " Id like to set up a closed loop servo drive and need some ideas please "

    That course , as informative as it is ... does not specify much in the department of PLC servo control. Assuming I would need a motor with a resolver or encoder as well as the controller to drive the motor . I'm not sure what else I would need or steps to program PLC to interface with it .

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    Take a look at linuxcnc. Free, downloadable. Lots of help by forum or irc. Servo or steppers. Runs everything from sherline to rather decent sized machines. Tuning (servo) has P, I, D, FF0, FF1 and FF2. Also has a plc. (classic ladder). G code looks like a Haas at least some of the time. It also has a simulator so you can play without having servos set up. HTH.
    Some of the wiki is pretty dated.

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    Doesn't seem like you're explaining your case very well. You're wanting to build a PID temperature loop to control the speed of the fan? I'm an Automationdirect guy, so I can't help with Allen junk, but I'm sure they're people here that can help you if you explain exactly what you want your system to do.


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