Top 7 problems with beginners using ladder logic

Here are the top 7 problems and concepts beginners struggle with using ladder logic (Ladder Diagram). Ladder logic is a programming language used in PLCs, and it is based on the graphical representation of electrical relay logic circuits. Many beginners struggle with ladder logic because it requires a different mindset than traditional programming languages like … Read more

Click PLC EasyPLC Warehouse Stacker Example

Click PLC EasyPLC Warehouse Stacker Operation

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 … Read more

How to Make a One-Shot in the PLC

A one-shot in the PLC will turn an output on for one scan. This is used to trigger events that should only happen once. An example of this would be to increment a value in memory. If a one-shot is not used, then every scan of the PLC will increment the value. What is a … Read more

Creating a Flip Flop Circuit in the PLC

A flip-flop circuit in a PLC usually has one input and two outputs. When the input is activated, the two outputs alternately latch on/off opposite each other. It is used to toggle (latch) work on and off with just one input. In the PLC, it is a single input that will toggle an output on … Read more