How to Connect Pushbutton Switch to PLC

How to Connect Pushbutton Switch to Programmable Controller

We will connect a lighted pushbutton switch to a programmable logic controller (PLC). Using our Click PLUS PLC, we will be assembling, wiring, programming, and testing our pushbutton switch system. The Fuji Electric pushbutton, normally open (NC) contact, will be wired to the first PLC (X1) input. The LED light will connect to the Click … Read more

Click PLC Analog Input Non-Linear Scaling

Click PLC Analog Input Non-Linear Scaling

The Click PLC has automatic linear scaling for the analog inputs and outputs. What if the analog input or output is not linear? How do you handle this in the PLC? Look at the following tank. We can measure the height, which is linear, but the volume will not because of the shape of the … Read more

PLC Learning Series – What are Outputs?

PLC Learning Series - What are Outputs?

PLC outputs are the next component of our PLC block diagram. The PLC program will control the outputs of the PLC. Controlling outputs is one way to get the inputs to change. We will be looking at digital and analog outputs that can be wired to the programmable logic controller. PLC troubleshooting outputs will also … Read more

PLC Learning Series – What are Inputs?

PLC Learning Series - What are Inputs?

PLC inputs are one component of our PLC block diagram. The output actions of the PLC will be controlled based on the inputs. We will be looking at digital and analog inputs that can be wired to the programmable logic controller. We will be looking at wiring of a normally open (NO) push button, normally … Read more

Arduino Uno Super Starter Kit Ultrasonic Sensor

Arduino Uno Super Starter Kit Ultrasonic Sensor

The ultrasonic sensor (HC-SR04) is great for all kinds of projects that need distance measurements. The HC-SR04 is inexpensive and easy to use. We will be sending signals directly to the sensor and interpreting the results without the need for a library. Ultrasonic sensor module HC-SR04 provides a 2cm-400cm non-contact measurement function, the accuracy can … Read more

ACC Automation 2020 Yearly Review

ACC Automation 2020 Review

Accelerate Learning … Accelerate Machines… Accelerate Knowledge… ACC Automation What a difference a year makes! Social distancing, mask-wearing, hygiene, social circles, etc are just a few of the terms we hear every day in this Covid-19 world. Video conferencing with Zoom, Teams, and Google Meet are the norm in business today. Information is knowledge, and … Read more