Parking Cars Simulator PLC Programming Part 2

Parking Cars Simulator PLC Programming Part 2

We began using the five steps to PLC programming development in part 1 for the parking cars simulator. This involved determining what must be done, looking at the inputs and outputs, and developing the sequence of operation. Automated car parking is a great way to learn PLC programming. It is easily understood how this system … Read more

Parking Cars Simulator PLC Programming Part 1

Parking Cars Simulator PLC Programming Part 1

Automated car parking is a great way to learn PLC programming. It is easily understood how this system is to function and operates. The 3D graphics on the machine simulator are good for visually seeing this interaction between the PLC and the virtual machine. Using the five steps to PLC programming development, we will determine … Read more

ACC Automation 2022 Review – PLC Learning

ACC Automation 2022 Review - PLC Learning

Accelerate Learning … Accelerate Machines… Accelerate Knowledge… ACC Automation Each year we like to take a few minutes and reflect on the past, current, and future of ACC Automation. You have helped us build the site you see today through questions, comments, and suggestions. Thank you. In this Covid-19 world, we are continuing to adapt. … Read more

How Ladder Logic Program Scan Works

How Ladder Logic Program Scan Works

PLC programs scan cyclically. This means that it is repeated many times and in the same order. The primary sequence of a PLC scan is reading the inputs, executing the program, diagnostics, and communication, and updating the outputs. We will look at these scan items with particular attention to how the ladder logic program is … Read more

PLC Programming – A Tutorial for Beginners

PLC Programming - A Tutorial for Beginners

This tutorial is for beginners who are just starting to program PLCs. Using the EasyPLC simple conveyor, we will move a box back and forth on the conveyor. We will learn to write the PLC ladder logic program for this operation. Using the five steps to PLC programming development, we will determine what must be … Read more

Click to Click PLC Communication – Remote IO

Click to Click PLC Communication

We will connect two Click PLUS PLCs and communicate in three different ways. Using the send and receive commands, we will set up one PLC to be the master (client) and communicate with the slave (server). WiFi, Ethernet, and Serial communication will share common memory areas between the Click PLCs. The send and receive commands … Read more