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Learn PLC Programming Free Now – Video

We can learn plc free by using the Do-More Designer simulator. This is free, fully functional programming and simulator software. The PLC simulator also allows communication through the Ethernet and Serial ports of the computer to help you learn about HMI and communication. This video series will take you through the simulator’s basics of installing, programming, and testing your ladder logic programs.
Learn PLC Programming Free NowNo physical hardware is required to learn how to program programmable logic controllers (PLC). This series was initially released six years ago but is still relevant today and is part of our PLC beginner’s guide.
We will briefly discuss each of the videos in this series and provide the URL links. Let’s get started.

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Building a PLC Program that you can be Proud of

Building a PLC program series will take you through developing and programming PLC logic. This six-part series was released almost seven years ago but is still relevant today. Each part will add and build upon the previous step. This series will look at different ways to solve the same machine logic.
Using discrete inputs and outputs to control traffic lights and cylinders, we progress we introduce additional methods to solve logic. We look at sequencers in a new way and learn how to write programs to allow users to teach the new sequence. This will develop your PLC programming skills. The Do-More Designer programming and AdvancedHMI (VB.Net) software are utilized without purchasing physical hardware. Let’s get started.

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Productivity 2000 Series PLC Tag Database

The Productivity Suite Software allows us to use tags in the PLC. Tags are a method for assigning and referencing memory locations (numbering systems) within the programmable logic controller. They allow a more structured programming approach and are stored within a tag database. The tag database is stored in the memory of the Productivity Series of PLCs from Automation Direct. Do not overthink tags. Tags are just names assigned to variables of any data type stored in the PLC memory.
Productivity 2000 Series PLC Tag DatabaseWe will now look at the tag numbering systems and database used with the Productivity 2000 controller. Let’s get started.

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Do-More Designer Element Browser


The element browser in the Do-More Designer software will display valid memory locations, add documentation, and show how to cast from one memory type to another.
Do-More Designer Element Browser
We will be discussing the element browser and how to take advantage of this in your Do-More program. Let’s get started.

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Productivity Numbering Systems and Tag Database

We will now look at the tag numbering systems used with the Productivity controller. The Productivity Suite Software allows us to use tags in the PLC. Tags are a method for assigning and referencing memory locations (numbering systems) within the programmable logic controller. They allow a more structured programming approach and are stored within a tag database. The tag database is stored in the memory of the Productivity Series of PLCs from Automation Direct. Do not overthink tags. Tags are just names that we assign to variables (numbering systems) of any data type stored in the PLC memory.
Productivity 1000 Series PLC Numbering Systems and Tag Database
We will be looking at data types available in the Productivity PLC and how to use the tag database. Let’s get started.

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BRX Do-More PLC Numbering Systems and Addressing

We will look at numbering systems in our BRX Do-More controller. This will include physical IO, casting, and indirect addressing. The BRX Do-More PLC like all of the PLCs in the Do-More Series use strong data typing. This means that there are fixed memory structures to work within your program. Errors will be displayed if you try to put the wrong type of value in the memory location. The data structures will automatically assist you in your automation system.
Memory can now be as flexible as you want and need. You can define and allocate all the data memory the way you want it up to specific maximums. As a system integrator, you determine what best fits your automation framework.
We will be looking at the addressing and numbering systems in the BRX Do-More Series PLC. Let’s get started.