How Is It Possible To Capture Data From a Program Fault Or Controller Fault

You may have seen the use of a fault program before or glance through a Control Logix program and seen a fault program in the list of routines but maybe never dug down to what it does or how to use it. If you are like me, you have been learning just about every day that you are either troubleshooting or writing PLC programs. With the continuous growth in the industry in technology demand and the speed that it grows, it makes it hard to stay on the cutting edge of what to do with the new and old software.

Capturing a fault or an error code of a processor will help you better troubleshooting an system coding issues by having an active log so you can refer back to if it has been knowledge that a fault happened.

This is not our fault and really is not the fault of Rockwell Automation either, in the every growing world and the demand for a more responsive customer driven lean look into manufacturing it is up to everyone to play their part to meet the demand. With that said, we often loose the ability to learn as fast as the demand is. I know when I was trying to learn programmable control logic I could not afford to pay for it myself like most of us so I was forced to learn on the fly or take small training after small training class to try to learn.

No matter how much the software changes there is still a foundation of controls that stay with the platform and give us the ability to have a foundation to learn that will never fail us. One of those control tricks is how to track or trap the data from the program fault or a controller fault so that we can go back at any time and give us the ability to look at the fault to see what we need to do to improve the logic or even the system design.

I have made a video to show the use of this feature and to also be able to program it.

In this video, RSLogix 5000 emulator version 20 to simulate a full system running to detect a processor fault. This shows the complete set up from scratch and is helpful in many different areas and not only in logically use but the video does detail each step of capturing a fault that is derived from the control logix processor. During the video the fault is simulated by pushing a negative 1 into a timer’s preset value. At that point in time, the fault capturing logic will track the fault by the fault routine added.

Key notes to take away:

  • How to make a fault routine
  • How to track a processor fault
  • How to use RSLogix 5000 Emulate
  • Quick ways to simulate a fault test
  • Using a GSV instruction for a system values

Here is a direct link to that video if you would like to bookmark it and watch at a later time….RSLogix 5000 Routine Fault

In this video, you will see the complete setup using an RSLogix 5000 platform and RSlogix 5000 Emulation. It will show how to program a fault tracking system for a program fault and a controller fault. Also building the program from scratch so you that you get the full understanding of what to do and why.

There are also examples of what not to do so that you understand the limitations of software versions and some natural mistakes that we all do and how to fix them to make a working system. The video itself is somewhat long but gives you everything that you need to know to be successful with programming this and using this in our applications.

If you choose to watch this video at a later date or you like the video that you see then please visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

You can link to My YouTube Channel by clicking this link.

Thank you for reading and if you like the information so far then please leave me a comment on anything that you would like to see in the future as I will adding.

Thanks,

Shane

How Is It Possible To Capture Data From a Program Fault Or Controller Fault

You may have seen the use of a fault program before or glance through a Control Logix program and seen a fault program in the list of routines but maybe never dug down to what it does or how to use it. If you are like me, you have been learning just about every day that you are either troubleshooting or writing PLC programs. With the continuous growth in the industry in technology demand and the speed that it grows, it makes it hard to stay on the cutting edge of what to do with the new and old software.

Capturing a fault or an error code of a processor will help you better troubleshooting an system coding issues by having an active log so you can refer back to if it has been knowledge that a fault happened.

This is not our fault and really is not the fault of Rockwell Automation either, in the every growing world and the demand for a more responsive customer driven lean look into manufacturing it is up to everyone to play their part to meet the demand. With that said, we often loose the ability to learn as fast as the demand is. I know when I was trying to learn programmable control logic I could not afford to pay for it myself like most of us so I was forced to learn on the fly or take small training after small training class to try to learn.

No matter how much the software changes there is still a foundation of controls that stay with the platform and give us the ability to have a foundation to learn that will never fail us. One of those control tricks is how to track or trap the data from the program fault or a controller fault so that we can go back at any time and give us the ability to look at the fault to see what we need to do to improve the logic or even the system design.

I have made a video to show the use of this feature and to also be able to program it.

In this video, RSLogix 5000 emulator version 20 to simulate a full system running to detect a processor fault. This shows the complete set up from scratch and is helpful in many different areas and not only in logically use but the video does detail each step of capturing a fault that is derived from the control logix processor. During the video the fault is simulated by pushing a negative 1 into a timer’s preset value. At that point in time, the fault capturing logic will track the fault by the fault routine added.

Key notes to take away:

  • How to make a fault routine
  • How to track a processor fault
  • How to use RSLogix 5000 Emulate
  • Quick ways to simulate a fault test
  • Using a GSV instruction for a system values

Here is a direct link to that video if you would like to bookmark it and watch at a later time….RSLogix 5000 Routine Fault

In this video, you will see the complete setup using an RSLogix 5000 platform and RSlogix 5000 Emulation. It will show how to program a fault tracking system for a program fault and a controller fault. Also building the program from scratch so you that you get the full understanding of what to do and why.

There are also examples of what not to do so that you understand the limitations of software versions and some natural mistakes that we all do and how to fix them to make a working system. The video itself is somewhat long but gives you everything that you need to know to be successful with programming this and using this in our applications.

If you choose to watch this video at a later date or you like the video that you see then please visit and subscribe to my YouTube channel.

You can link to My YouTube Channel by clicking this link.

Thank you for reading and if you like the information so far then please leave me a comment on anything that you would like to see in the future as I will adding.

Thanks,

Shane

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