Using Alarm Clear and Acknowledged as an alarm reset in the PLC

I am trying to find a way to send my PLC (RS Logix 5000) Alarm Cleared and Acknowledged. The goal is to use this status as a fault reset in the PLC. So when both happen the system will start right back up automatically.


I am fairly new to scripting but I think this may be part of my answer. It is unclear to me and maybe there is a simple solution right in front of me but I am not seeing it.

Any help is very much appreciated! Thanks in advance!

I’m not sure if this is what you’re after, but have you seen the Tag Events scripts (Alarm Cleared/Alarm Acknowledged) in the Tag Editor? You can specify a script to run whenever an alarm is acknowledged/cleared on a tag. The script could write to a PLC tag etc.

I have learned a lot in the last few days about scripting and this is exactly what I was needing!! Thank you very much camatt3. I knew it was right in front of me I just did not realize where at.

This helps out a lot.

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