Arduino Opta PLC

Arduino, the leading open-source electronics platform, has launched a new piece of hardware called the Arduino Opta IoT PLC. The device has been designed to enable the development of advanced industrial automation solutions, making it a game-changer in the world of IoT and Industry 4.0.

In this blog series, we will look closer at the Arduino Opta IoT PLC, its features, and its benefits for industrial automation. We will be using the Arduino Opta RS485 controller.

Arduino OPTA Controller Series

Opta Introduction Video
Arduino Opta IoT PLC Cutting Edge HardwareVideo
Installing the software – Arduino IDE / Arduino PLC IDEVideo
Opta IoT PLC Quick Start Ladder LogicVideo
Establishing CommunicationVideo
Arduino PLC IDE Workspace: Unleash the Power of Automation!Video
Programming the Arduino OPTA PLC using Ethernet PortVideo
Arduino OPTA PLC IDE – Ladder Diagram First ProgramVideo
Arduino OPTA PLC – Instruction List (IL) First ProgramVideo
Arduino OPTA PLC – Function Block Diagram (FBD) First ProgramVideo
Structured Text (ST) First ProgramVideo
Sequential Function Chart (SFC)Video

OPTA Video Shorts:

Quick reference videos on using this controller:
Unboxing the Opta PLC
Powering up the controller
Arduino Pro PLC IDE Software Installation
Arduino IDE Software Installation
OPTA Connect: License Activation
Bootloader Mode USB port (Arduino IDE Program Code Download)
Wiring discrete PNP sensor to Opta Input
Arduino PLC IDE – Set Up Communication… Modbus
In Process…


Learn to program the Arduino Opta IoT PLC

The Arduino Opta IoT PLC is a powerful and versatile piece of hardware that combines an industriPLC’sC’s functionality with the Arduiplatform’sm’s flexibility. It offers a range of benefits for industrial automation, including reduced development time, cost-effectiveness, versatility, and open-source development. With its mighty computing power, I/O options, and robust design, the Opta IoT PLC is set to become a game-changer in IoT and Industry 4.0.

The Arduino Opta IoT PLC offers a range of benefits for industrial automation, including:
Reduced development time – The device is based on the Arduino platform, which is well-known for its ease of use and simplicity. This makes it easier for developers to get started with the device and reduces development time.
Cost-effective – The device is priced competitively, making it a cost-effective solution for industrial automation.
Versatile – The device can be used for various industrial automation applications, including process control, factory automation, and machine control.
Open-source – The device is based on the open-source Arduino platform, meaning the community can contribute to its development and improvement.

Helpful external links to tips and references:
Arduino Opta PLC – IoT and Industry 4.0 Enabler
Finder OPTA 8A Series – Tutorials
Quickstart Sheet

Arduino Opta Hardware
Arduino PLC IDE
Arduino Software Download Page
(Arduino IDE, PLC IDE, PLC IDE Tools)