Category Archives: Digital Counter

Do-More PLC – EasyPLC Box Selection Program


The Machine Simulator (MS) is part of the EasyPLC software suite. It has many built-in machines that can be programmed. The box selection (camera management and distribution) is one of these machines. It will read barcodes from the boxes and send them to different exit ramps. The Do-More Designer PLC Simulator will be used to program this virtual machine.
Do-More PLC – EasyPLC Box Selection Program
Using the Do-More Designer PLC software, we will connect the simulator to the box selection machine. This will be done using Modbus TCP (Ethernet) for communications. Using the five steps for program development we will show how this is programmed. Let’s get started. Keep on Reading!

ACC Automation 2018 Review

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2018 has been our best year yet thanks to you. Keep on Reading!

CTT Counter Timer Tachometer – Tachometer Mode

The CTT series from Automation Direct are multi-function digital units. They incorporate a multi-function digital counter, timer and tachometer all within the same unit. Tachometer mode will bring in pulses that can be from a sensor, incremental encoder, etc. and convert this to a rate. Rates such as speed or frequency deal with units per time. The CTT makes converting and using these pulses easy. The tachometer mode has four different output settings; 2Lo1Lo, 2Lo1Hi, 2Hi1Lo and 2Hi1Hi.
CTT Counter Timer Tachometer – Tachometer Mode
We will be reviewing the tachometer mode of the CTT and programming a rate based on the frequency of a relay output of a PLC. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

CTT Digital – Counter Timer Mixed Modes

The CTT series from Automation Direct are multi-function digital units. They incorporate a multi-function digital counter, timer and tachometer all within the same unit. The counter timer mixed mode will operate in sixteen (16) different ways. Two different count input modes can be selected. Up or Down can be selected. We will program eight of the modes with the UP input. A number of output modes can be selected so this unit can adapt to a great number of applications.
CTT Digital Counter Timer Tachometer – Counter Timer Mixed Modes
In Timer Counter Mixed Mode, timer period setting value SV1 controls Output 1 and counter setting value SV2 controls Output 2. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!

CTT Counter Timer Tachometer – Counter Modes

The CTT series from Automation Direct are multi-function digital units. They incorporate a multi-function digital counter, timer and tachometer all within the same unit. The counter mode will operate in five (5) different ways. Up to five different count input modes can be selected. Up, Down, UP/Command Counting Down (UdA), UP/Counting Down (UdC) and Quadrature (UdC) can be selected. We also have a number of output modes to select so this unit can adapt to a great number of applications.
CTT Counter Timer Tachometer – Counter Modes
We will be looking at each of the Counter modes using the Up count input on this versatile digital unit. 1-Stage, 2-Stage, Batch, Total and Dual are the modes. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!