The Most Powerful PLC Instruction?

The Most Powerful PLC Instruction?

What is the most powerful PLC instruction? What instruction or concept is the most powerful when programming any manufacturer’s PLCs? Many people will guess timers, counters, or the set and reset bit instructions. These are all great instructions, but the most powerful is the indirect or pointer instruction. In PLC programming, pointers, also called indirect … Read more

IoT Industry 4.0 Implementation and You

IoT Industry 4.0 Implementation and You

This introduction to IoT Industry 4.0 overviews the concepts and practical approach to the Industrial Internet of Things. Industry 4.0 builds on the digital revolution brought by Industry 3.0, which introduced computers like PLCs to the manufacturing floor and took us to the next level of technological advancement. The Internet of Things (IoT) protocol and … Read more

Mastering PLC – What you need to know!

In the current era of automation and digitization, Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) have emerged as integral components for varied industries, including manufacturing, construction, and more. Mastering the PLC and what you need to know involves different facets of the PLCs. Understanding their basics to troubleshooting common concerns is crucial in optimizing their efficiency and application. … Read more

Arduino OPTA PLC – Ladder Diagram First Program

Arduino OPTA PLC IDE - Ladder Diagram First Program

The Arduino Opta IoT PLC allows you to conveniently program it using the Arduino PLC IDE in ladder diagram format. This is the most common industrial PLC language, a simple and intuitive method. Additionally, you can program it in any of the five official languages specified in the IEC standard and using sketches written in … Read more

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

Programming the Arduino OPTA PLC – Ethernet Port

Programming the Arduino OPTA PLC - Ethernet Port

The Arduino Opta IoT PLC offers a hassle-free programming experience through its integrated Ethernet feature and efficient Arduino PLC IDE software. First, we’ll connect the Ethernet cable to the OPTA IoT PLC and find its IP and MAC address. After that, we’ll configure the default programming port to Modbus TCP (Ethernet) via the Arduino PLC … Read more