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Hey all, just wanted to let you know about these great maintenance and engineering training certificate course discounts. Currently there are savings of up to 36% on course bundle. (…Continue

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PLC Programming Examples: Random Numbers

I was asked how to program a random number generator in a PLC that does not have a random number function. In this example, the person was referring to an AB/Rockwell SLC 500. I remembered that question was asked in the top three PLC discussion boards too, yet no one had given a detailed answer with an example. So I wrote the article about the Universal Exponential Random Number Generator.

Before introducing that article here, I should go over the random number generator (RNG) as it relates to PLCs. The range of RNGs PLC programming options, vary greatly in predictability and functionality. From the low end of a simple low entropy linear biased pseudo logic or formula to the high end of the exponential random number generator that gives a more true random number. The exponential ladder logic PLC programming example and approach below is the least predictable (most random) and balanced number generator approach.

Most programmers go with the low entropy pseudo formula approach. PACs like the RSLogix 5000 have even more options, random function, structured text, etc. etc. Of course, if the PAC has a random function, that is more likely to be used even though it may have low entropy. In the end, it always comes down to the system's needs.

What you will see in the video below is the example detailed in the article (linked to above), running live.

Article: PLC Programming: Pseudo-Random Number Generator

This article explains in detail how to program a random number generator in a PLC that does not have a Random (RND) or  Pseudo-Random Number Generator (PRNG) function. This detailed example uses strictly a Ladder Logic approach so it is universal to any brand of PLC or PAC

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This online industrial troubleshooting electrical circuits training simulator game app, is like no other. It is compatible with Smartphone's, tablets, PC, Mac, even 4kTV! Designed for Chrome and Edge browsers (works with Firefox too). Unlike others, this industrial training app includes the official 6 step lockout tag-out safety procedure training. Also includes environmental and intermittent simulated industrial electrical faults and allows you to use all 5 senses to troubleshoot! This new industrial version 4.5 has even more electrical problems to solve with the newly added game level, Rando Mode.

O.E.T.S: [pronounced 'oats'] - The only free Online Industrial Electrical Troubleshooting Simulator in the world.

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Out-of-balance Equipment

When spinning equipment is out of balance.  Vibration from out-of-balance rotating equipment can be frightening. The ground shakes, machines jump about, hold down bolts come loose and parts break. An unbalanced rotating body will produce forces on its bearings and transmit them throughout its structure and into the foundations.

Pump motor vibration article. This basic machine balancing information like balancing rotors is helpful in pump vibration analysis. See and share https://trade-school.education/pump-motor-vibration.htm

 

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Helping schools and companies with the hands-on challenge to delivery training remotely. Training simulation software is the solution. Read more about both plannings for the current and future Coronavirus (COVID19) Quarantine and how to utilize industrial training simulation software to put more of that hands-on training back into distance learning. See ...…

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OEE for multiple machines

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Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) continues to gain acceptance as an effective method to measure production floor performance. Capturing and recording accurate production floor information is critical for producing reliable OEE Reports.

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PLC Technician Training

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If you are just starting out as a PLC Technician, wanting to add that skill set to your maintenance repertoire, or just brush up, check out The PLC Technician Training Bundle

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At 5:05am on August 8, 2011, Timothy Hugh Jernigan said…
Yes, that would be good to exchange info, if there is anything I can help on.
At 3:09pm on June 30, 2010, Jack DePasquale said…
Hope we can share much information. I am nmot very well versed in electrical/electronic systems, maybe you can offer some advice on some of my projects from time to time
At 11:24am on May 14, 2010, Elizabeth Griffin said…
Thanks Don for checking out our social media pages! I'll look for you.

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At 7:20am on April 25, 2010, Donald Fitchett said…
The other 5 free maintenance training flyers have been added to our blog at http://bin95.blogspot.com/ the word is All Ning networks like this one will go to pay only model in a couple weeks. So most valuable Ning networks will be disappearing. In preparation, we are now only posting new free valuable content to our blog at http://bin95.blogspot.com/ Please follow/subscribe to it, to keep up with the latest and greatest and receive free valuable content.
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At 7:08am on March 8, 2010, Donald Fitchett said…
Thanks Chase. Hey, you can fly. :>) (looking at your Microgravity picture)
At 8:30am on March 7, 2010, Chase Williams said…
Nice software!
 
 
 

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