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EasyPLC Machine Editor – Design a Simulation

EasyPLC comes with many prebuilt machines for you to develop the programming logic. These can be modified, or new custom machines can be programmed using the machine editor. The machine editor comes as a standard feature of the EasyPLC Software Suite. The EasyPLC Machines Simulator editor is an easy-to-use tool enabling you to create easy, medium, or complex mechanical systems. These machine systems can include assembled mechanical, electrical, and electronic components.
If the components you need are unavailable in the library, you can use the components editor to create your mechanisms and devices. These machines help you to enhance your PLC programming skills. You can also replicate real, physical systems to be programmed virtually and avoid damaging the existing system. Alternatively, you can start programming and verifying your program before making the machine.
EasyPLC Machine Editor - Design a SimulationEasyPLC comes with over 40 prebuilt machines. We will be using the Machine Simulator Editor to create a new machine mixing tank simulation. It will include a tank, control panel, and operation indication. Let’s get started.

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EasyPLC Palletizing Robot Programming Click PLC

The EasyPLC palletizing robot will demonstrate sequencing and robot control using a PLC. This palletization process will fill a box container with six cans. A servo-controlled gantry robot using x and y is used to do this operation. The complete box will then travel along to another conveyor to an unloading area. A robot will then pick up the box and place this on a pallet.
EasyPLC Palletizing Robot Programming Click PLCWe will discuss and show you how to program this EasyPLC palletizing robot machine using the five steps for PLC program development. This will involve all the ladder logic to load and unload using the robot simulator. This PLC simulator will show sequencing instructions. A drum instruction in the PLC will be used with events and a counter to load the box with six cans. Another drum instruction in the PLC, with time, will be used to unload the container onto a pallet. An Automation Direct Click PLC will be used for this application, but the general methods can be used for just about any PLC on the market. Serial Modbus RTU communication between the machine simulator and the Click PLC will be used. An Ethernet connection will be used with the Click programming software. Let’s get started.

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Don’t Get Caught Without These 3 PLC Requirements

If you are looking to purchase a PLC system, there are three key components that you should look for. If your current system does not contain these features, you need to replace it with one that does as soon as possible. The three most important features you should look for in your new PLC system are the open communications protocol, the ability to integrate easily with other methods, and the ability to have remote access. Without these three essential requirements, your PLC system will be far less effective and will be more expensive to operate than it needs to be.
Don't Get Caught Without These 3 PLC RequirementsWe are all data companies that need the information for continued improvement. The industrial internet of things (IIoT) is essential, and the ability to take advantage of this starts with the hardware you specify for your PLC control. PLCs are now considered edge devices. This means that information should be able to be sent and received to the PLC controller when it is required.

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4 Way Traffic Light PLC Program EasyPLC

Traffic lights are used just about everywhere on busy roads around the world. They can help prevent traffic accidents and keep traffic flowing smoothly in the right direction by regulating the flow of cars, trucks, and other vehicles. The most common traffic light uses red, yellow, and green lights, along with arrows or flashes to indicate which lane should proceed when the lights change from green to yellow or red. Now you can visually see the 4-way traffic light by using the EasyPLC software suite. This provides an easy way of learning PLC programming.
4 Way Traffic Light PLC Program EasyPLCUsing the five steps for PLC program development, we will discuss how to program this traffic light. Four traffic lights and pedestrian panels with push buttons will be used. We will be using an Automation Direct Click PLC for this application, but the general methods can be used for any PLC. Let’s get started.

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EasyPLC Simulator Productivity PLC Robotic Cell

The Machine Simulator (MS) is part of the EasyPLC software suite. It has many built-in machines that are used to show different programming techniques. The robotic cell example is one of these machines. This will demonstrate a sequencer example. The logic will step through different steps in order to perform the task. In this case, an engine is lifted and placed onto a rack.
EasyPLC Machine Simulator Productivity PLC Robotic CellWe will be using a Productivity Suite Programming Simulator to program this engine loader of the robotic cell. This will be done using Modbus TCP (Ethernet) for communications. Using the five steps for program development we will show how this sequencer is programmed. Let’s get started.

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Click PLC EasyPLC Warehouse Stacker Example

The Machine Simulator (MS) is part of the EasyPLC software suite. It has many built-in machines that are used to show different programming techniques. The warehouse stacker example is one of these machines. Pallets are loaded and unloaded into the stacker machine. A maximum of 30 pallets can be stored. The stacker will work as a FIFO (First In First Out) device. This means that the pallets are stored in a sequence and retrieved in a sequence.
Click PLC EasyPLC Warehouse Stacker OperationThe Click PLC will be used to program this virtual 3D stacker machine. Indirect addressing (pointers) will be used to track the positions on the stacker to store and retrieve the pallets. Using the Click Plus PLC, we will connect to the warehouse stacking machine. This will be done using Modbus TCP (Ethernet) for communications. Using the five steps for program development we will show how this FIFO is programmed. Let’s get started.