PLC Programming with Pneumatic Synchronization

PLC Programming with Pneumatic Synchronization

Pneumatic synchronization with advanced programmable logic controller (PLC) programming solutions offers a reliable and efficient way for discrete parts manufacturers to control their production lines. By connecting compressed air cylinders to the PLC through a timing mechanism, the system can be easily programmed to accurately and consistently repeat machine motions or cyclic actions. This is … Read more

PLC Programming Mixing Tank – EasyPLC / Do-More

PLC Programming - Mixing Tank

Previously we looked at the easy PLC machine editor design simulation. We created a mixing tank simulation using the EasyPLC machine editor. The tank included a control panel and operation indication. We will now use the Do-More designer programming software to program the ladder logic for this EasyPLC mixing tank application. The built-in simulator of … Read more

Productivity 2000 PLC Ladder Logic Counter

Productivity 2000 PLC Ladder Logic Counter

Most programmable logic controller (PLC) programs will include a counter instruction. The Productivity 2000 Series PLC has two different counter instructions for your program. These can be used in several different ways to adapt to your application. Basically, counters are used to count up or down to a specific limit. When the limit is reached, … Read more

EasyPLC Palletizing Robot Programming Click PLC

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 … Read more

PLC Counter Programming – 3 Things to Know

PLC Counter Programming - 3 Things to Know

PLC ladder logic counters are used in just about every PLC program. They will indicate how many times something has happened within the controller logic. Counters then can be used to trigger other outputs or items in the PLC. You can find counter applications in a variety of things every day. We will discuss three … Read more

Click PLC – EasyPLC PLC Mixer Programming

Click PLC - EasyPLC PLC Mixer Programming

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 industrial mixer is one of these machines. When the start pushbutton is energized it will fill up a tank until the lower level sensor is detected. The mixer blades will … Read more