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Configuring a WinCC Professional Trend to Update Start and End Times based on DateTime Tags
Lillian Walker

Configuring a WinCC Professional Trend to Update Start and End Times based on DateTime Tags

I was recently working on a project with a tricky trending feature: display a trend over the course of a batch while the batch is running. No matter how long the batch had been running, we wanted to show the process value for the length of the trend. This isn't an out of the box feature for a WinCC Professional trend control, but with some simple scripting, it was ready to go! Check out this quick guide to get started. Step 1: Create the Required Tags On the HMI, we will need to hav...

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Quick Solution For Rockwell BootP Communication Error
Lillian Walker

Quick Solution For Rockwell BootP Communication Error

Have you ever been commissioning a new PLC late in the afternoon when something goes wrong? Yeah, us too. The other night, we faced the problem below and the solution blew our minds, so I had to share it. We were setting the IP Address on a new Allen Bradley CompactLogix PLC using Rockwell's BootP utility. When we tried to submit our changes, we go the following error: Credit: Rockwell Automation Error message text: "Communication Error. Failed to complete the requested ...

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Bringing Back Waffles for Business at DMC Boston
Lillian Walker

Bringing Back Waffles for Business at DMC Boston

For Throwback Thursday this week, I made an amazing discovery. Hidden in the back of DMC Boston's pantry was our rather dusty waffle iron! Not too long ago, Friday mornings were consistently celebrated with waffles for breakfast as a way to ring in the weekend. Realizing that none of the newer engineers even knew we had a waffle maker, Adam and I decided to bring back Waffles for Business! Bright and early, we started whipping up some waffle batter, including gluten-free batter for our...

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