SLC-500 Fault Routine

Introduction to the SLC-500 Fault Routine We usually use the SLC-500 Fault Routine to set certain values in the processor during a major fault condition. For example, if the processor faults, we don’t want the MMI (Man-Machine Interface) to display “Stale” Values. Without a fault routine, the processor might constantly […]

SLC Fault

SLC-500 Discrete Input Interrupt

Introduction to the SLC-500 Discrete Input Interrupt The SLC-500 Discrete Input Interrupt allows you to execute a routine when certain bits on a module become true or false. This allows for high speed processing of certain logic under specific conditions. For example, if the operator presses an E-Stop. The E-stop […]

DII Configuration

SLC-500 ASCII Read Line (ARL) 2

Introduction to the SLC-500 ASCII Read Line (ARL) We use the SLC-500 ASCII Read Line (ARL) to read ASCII data from the serial port. Particularly, this might be from a bar code reader, weigh scale, or RFID reader. Basically, we will just execute the ARL instruction every second, to see […]

SLC-500 ASCII Write (AWT) 1

Introduction to the SLC-500 ASCII Write (AWT) We use the SLC-500 ASCII Write (AWT) instruction to write data through the serial port of the processor. Since ASCII is a world wide standard, this ability greatly increases our ability to communicate with other devices. For example, many weigh scales support ASCII, […]

ASCII channel

SLC-500 Trending

Introduction to SLC-500 Trending There are several reasons you would set up SLC-500 Trending. With Trending, you will generally track analog signals over time. Although you can also track discrete (on/of) signals, a Histogram is usually better suited for that. Although you can track any signal, I’m just going to […]

SLC Trend

SLC-500 Advanced Diagnostics

Introduction to SLC-500 Advanced Diagnostics The SLC-500 Advanced Diagnostics feature allows you to quickly locate an output in your SLC-500 Project. This is most effective if the project is organized, and documented well. Instead of randomly searching through logic to find your output, you will be able to find them […]

SLC-500 Online Editing

Introduction to SLC-500 Online Editing When performing SLC-500 Online editing, you are making the changes to the program while the process is running. However, you must be careful. Be sure to fully understand what effects your changes will have on the system. It’s important to realize that your key switch […]

Starting a new project in the SLC-500 1

Introduction to starting a new project in the SLC-500 Before starting a new project in the SLC-500 system, there are a few things we need to do to set up the processor regardless of the processor type. We will set up the path to your processor, configure the I/O, and […]

SLC-500 Messaging

Introduction to SLC-500 Messaging With SLC-500 Messaging, we will transfer the contents of a data file from one processor to another. There are many reasons this might be necessary. For example, if one section of a conveyor shuts down, we might want to tell the upstream conveyor to shut down […]

SLC-500 Clock

Introduction to the SLC-500 Clock The SLC-500 clock is accessed through the Processor Status file (S2). As a result, we can use these data table addresses for events that occur during a certain time of the day. As an example, you might sound a horn every hour at break time. […]