Hello and welcome to pdfsupply.com. Today
we’re going to be testing an RX3i process. I have here an IC695CPE305. It’s attached
to an IC695CHS007 seven-slot rack which is otherwise empty. This test is going to be
just on the processor. It’s being powered by an IC695PSA040 power supply.
Now as you can see, I’ve already got the power supply powered up and the processor has had
a change to go through its self-diagnostic test. If you guys are just powering up your
module you’ll notice it go through a sequence of lights; that’s just doing a overall self-diagnostic
check. It should land in the okay mode or a green LED in the okay. If you guys don’t
have any light on at all where it says okay, or it’s a blinking red light, that means that
there’s something catastrophically wrong with the processor and will likely need repair
or even replacement. The purpose of the test is that if it’s a
processor you feel might be giving you trouble, what we do is we usually take the processor
out of its typical function, put it in a rack like you see here, get it in a run mode and
retain it in run mode and test some of the features of the processor. I’ll also show
you guys where I would look in Proficy Machine Edition to tell if that will tell me if there’s
any problem with the processor. The first thing I’m going to do in Proficy
Machine Edition is make a blank file, which I already have up in front of you. This file
has no program. What I’ve done is in the configuration section I’ve put the same physical configuration
you see in front of you in the software. I have the IC695CHS007 rack, IC695PSA040 power
supply, and of course in slot number two, because the power supply takes up two slots,
so in slot number two according to the configuration IC695CPE305.
Now you’ll see a plus sign. If you follow my arrow you’ll see a plus sign next to the
processor. If you expand that if you click on it it’s going to give you the Ethernet.
If you double click on that or right click and hit configure you’ll notice that you can
put in an IP address and a subnet mask. You’ll need to do that in order to test the Ethernet
port. I’ve chosen an address that’s something that can be picked up on our system but isn’t
conflicting with anything else. Make sure that whatever IP address that you chose isn’t
going to conflict with another module. In other words, if you ping it to check it and
you’re checking a module that’s already been established somewhere else you might be getting
a false reading. I’ll show you how to avoid doing that.
The first thing I’m going to do before I start actually, the cable that I’m using for this
test – I’m going to unplug it so you guys can better see – is an IC693CBL316B. On this
end you have an RJ25 connection, same size as a telephone jack. On the other end is a
serial port connection nine-pine that will go to your computer. That’s how we’re going
to communicate. The first thing I need to do is hit the lightning bolt icon and connect
up to the processor. Once it’s connected we’re going to hit the green hand print. Now notice
on the bottom side, follow again my arrow here. It’s in programmer mode, stop, disabled,
configuration not equal, logical not equal. We have to go through a download to get everything
equal. Before we do that we’re going to go to target, online commands, clear. We only
want to clear the bottom two selections which is controller fault table and IO fault table.
Any faults that are in the processor we want to clear those out. Don’t select all memory
or anything else because it’s information that you guys may want to be able to save.
I did that because otherwise if there are any faults, which means that the processor
had been doing something else previously, you want to get rid of those faults so that
you don’t get hung up during the download process. Next thing we’re going to do is hit
the download and start active target button. It’s going to build the configuration. First
thing it’s going to ask us is what exactly do we want to download to the processor. When
that screen comes up it’s just the top two selections: hardware configuration and motion,
and logic. We don’t want to put anything to the permanent flash memory or initial force
values or anything like that, but we do want to get the IP address to it so let’s download
that. Again, what we’re going to do is we’re going
to get this processor into run mode, we’re going to check a couple things including the
Ethernet port and the run function button, and we’re going to want to leave this processor
… If you do feel again that it’s a troubled processor we want to leave it running for
a couple days, two or three days, maybe over a weekend. If you want you can also put some
modules to the side of it to create a little bit more heat and put it in more of a factory-type
setting or environment. We do want to enable the outputs, and we’re
in run mode as you can see up here. Also down below again check programmer, run enabled,
configuration equal, logic equal. That’s what you want to see. The first thing I’m going
to do is I have a local Ethernet connection. I’m going to plug this into my Ethernet port.
I’m going to bring up my command prompt. Then I’ve got this address in here. What I’m going
to do is ping that address. Immediately we have a response so that I know that that’s
working. The next thing I’m going to do is unplug my Ethernet connection, so there’s
nothing in there. Put it in the same address and ping it one more time.
The reason that I do this is I’m checking my test procedure. I’m checking to make sure
that I’m not pinging another device that’s somewhere else that I don’t know about that’s
on our network that’s responding to me and telling me everything’s okay. Again, I’ve
chosen an address that I knew that wasn’t currently on the network. As you can see,
if you’re looking here by the response back, there are no responses with the Ethernet unplugged.
I am sure I was pinging that address. Now that that’s out of the way the other thing
I wanted to show you guys that if you guys are unable to get it into run mode or if down
below it’s saying configuration not equal or logic not equal you want to go to target,
to diagnostics, and your info viewer screen will turn into a fault table viewer. Now I’ve
[LAN 07:49] transceiver fault off network until fixed. I’ve unplugged my Ethernet port
so that’s correct. That’s not really a fault. If I want to clear that fault I just go down
below here. See if you can see this a little bit better. Clear controller fault? Yes, and
I can get rid of that. Now in addition, if there are any other faults
… Again, if you guys are having a problem it will tell you the location and the fault
description on these boxes here. You can click on it to expand it and it will give you more
information. The only problem sometimes is the faults are very easy to understand. It
will tell you that you have a configuration mismatch and there will be an indication next
to the module that is mismatched and it will be very easy to figure out. Sometimes there’s
a problem that the software uses codes for information making it a little bit more difficult.
If you guys are struggling with that, if you feel that the processor is faulty, if you
can’t get an okay light on and you’re sure it needs repair or replacement, we do often
repair these – the CPE305s. We offer exchange programs, new and remanufactured products,
and same day shipping. If that’s something that you need or interest you, please see
us at pdfsupply.com. Thank you.

How-to Troubleshoot: IC695CPE305 – Proficy Machine Edition Training GE Rx3i CPU PLC Tutorial

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