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EasyPLC Machine Editor – Design a Simulation

EasyPLC comes with many prebuilt machines for you to develop the programming logic. These can be modified, or new custom machines can be programmed using the machine editor. The machine editor comes as a standard feature of the EasyPLC Software Suite. The EasyPLC Machines Simulator editor is an easy-to-use tool enabling you to create easy, medium, or complex mechanical systems. These machine systems can include assembled mechanical, electrical, and electronic components.
If the components you need are unavailable in the library, you can use the components editor to create your mechanisms and devices. These machines help you to enhance your PLC programming skills. You can also replicate real, physical systems to be programmed virtually and avoid damaging the existing system. Alternatively, you can start programming and verifying your program before making the machine.
EasyPLC Machine Editor - Design a SimulationEasyPLC comes with over 40 prebuilt machines. We will be using the Machine Simulator Editor to create a new machine mixing tank simulation. It will include a tank, control panel, and operation indication. Let’s get started.

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Timing Diagram NOT Just Used for a Timer

Logic circuits in a PLC ladder logic program are either on or off. The inputs change, which will affect the outputs. This can be expressed in a timing diagram. The timing diagram or chart will show you how the ladder logic program will respond to the changing states of the inputs and outputs.
Timing Diagram NOT Just Used for a Timer
This visual method is an excellent way of understanding how the PLC ladder logic functions. We will discuss a timing diagram and how it is used for timers, counters, and ladder logic. This will help in understanding or troubleshooting your PLC programs. Let’s get started.

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PLC Counter Programming – 3 Things to Know

PLC ladder logic counters are used in just about every PLC program. They will indicate how many times something has happened within the controller logic. Counters then can be used to trigger other outputs or items in the PLC. You can find counter applications in a variety of things every day.
PLC Counter Programming - 3 Things to Know
PLC Counter Programming - 3 Things to KnowWe will discuss three things you need to know when programming counters in the PLC. A sample program with a counter will be shown. This will have a 3D simulation with the PLC. Let’s get started.

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Ladder Logic (NO) Contact – 3 Things to Know

Normally open (NO) contacts or inputs in the PLC ladder logic program do not mean the same as a wired normally open switch. NO contacts on the ladder logic provide the logic condition for the rung to turn on the output.
Ladder Logic Normally Open (NO) Contact - 3 Things to KnowWe will be looking at three things about the normally open (NO) contact on our ladder logic program. The normally closed NC ladder logic contact will also be discussed at the end. Let’s get started.

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Don’t Get Caught Without These 3 PLC Requirements

If you are looking to purchase a PLC system, there are three key components that you should look for. If your current system does not contain these features, you need to replace it with one that does as soon as possible. The three most important features you should look for in your new PLC system are the open communications protocol, the ability to integrate easily with other methods, and the ability to have remote access. Without these three essential requirements, your PLC system will be far less effective and will be more expensive to operate than it needs to be.
Don't Get Caught Without These 3 PLC RequirementsWe are all data companies that need the information for continued improvement. The industrial internet of things (IIoT) is essential, and the ability to take advantage of this starts with the hardware you specify for your PLC control. PLCs are now considered edge devices. This means that information should be able to be sent and received to the PLC controller when it is required.

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ACC Automation 2021 Review – Industrial Control


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In this Covid-19 world, we are continuing to adapt. Social distancing, mask-wearing, hygiene, etc are the way we currently live. Video conferencing with Zoom, Teams, and Google Meet are the norm in business today. Information is knowledge, and everyone more than ever wants to be able to see, control and summarize production data on a regular basis. Open intuitive technologies are available to communicate like never before. Industrial plant data is rapidly changing. Factory 4.0 benefits are being seen and everyone wants to take advantage. We are looking forward to the New Year and new possibilities for implementing your control solution.
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