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BRX Do-More PLC Counters Explained

A majority of the programmable logic controller (PLC) programs will include a counter instruction. The BRX Do-More series of programmable logic controllers have several different counters available for your program. There are five different basic counter instructions in the PLC. The memory area for counters (CT) includes the Counter PVs (Present Values) Counter SVs (Set Values) and the Counter Completion Flags. The default size of the counter area is CT0 – CT255. This size can change to the amount that we need for our program. Please see BRX Do-More PLC Numbering Systems and Addressing on how to change the memory configuration of the controller.
We will be looking at the counter instructions in the BRX Do-More PLC along with some programming examples. As a system integrator, this ability can prove very useful to you in the field when commissioning your automation system. When dealing with counters, we need to look at timing charts. The Secret of Using Counters is a good refresher on using timing charts.
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BRX Do-More PLC First Program (Start, Stop, Jog)

We will now look at writing our first program for the BRX Do-More PLC. The Do-More Series allows us to write programs online or offline with the PLC controller. The series will also allow us to do online editing. We can change program information and download the new program between scans of our controller. As a system integrator, this ability can prove very useful to you in the field when troubleshooting your automation system.
Our first program will be the start, stop, jog circuit. Here is a link explaining the logic behind the circuit.
How to Make a Start Stop Jog Circuit in a PLC
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BRX Do-More PLC Establishing Communication

We will now use the Do-More Designer software to establish communication with the BRX Do-More PLC. This is the same software that we used in the Learn PLC Programming Fee Video Series. Using the Do-More Designer software, we will communicate via USB, RS485, and Ethernet. These three methods will allow us to communicate to our BRX Do-More PLC in order to program or troubleshoot this controller. Once we have established communication we will then look at updating the firmware in our controller. Let’s get started. Continue Reading!