PLC Programming with Pneumatic Synchronization

PLC Programming with Pneumatic Synchronization

Pneumatic synchronization with advanced programmable logic controller (PLC) programming solutions offers a reliable and efficient way for discrete parts manufacturers to control their production lines. By connecting compressed air cylinders to the PLC through a timing mechanism, the system can be easily programmed to accurately and consistently repeat machine motions or cyclic actions. This is … Read more

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

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

PLC Programming Mixing Tank – EasyPLC / Do-More

PLC Programming - Mixing Tank

Previously we looked at the easy PLC machine editor design simulation. We created a mixing tank simulation using the EasyPLC machine editor. The tank included a control panel and operation indication. We will now use the Do-More designer programming software to program the ladder logic for this EasyPLC mixing tank application. The built-in simulator of … Read more

3 Steps to PLC Programming – Learning

3 Steps to PLC Programming - Learning

You’ve had this idea for years since you were a kid. You want to be an electrical engineer, and you’re finally going to follow through on it and learn PLC programming to start your career off right! What? That’s what you thought, anyway. But then you started googling around, trying to figure out how to … Read more