## PLC Fiddle Shift Register Challenge

Shift registers will move (shift) bits in a word (register) to the left or right. If we look at an example of boxes moving along a conveyor belt, the boxes would represent the bits in the register. The movement of the conveyor would be the shifting of the register that represents the movement of the … Read more

## PLC Fiddle Compare Instruction Challenge

Just about every program usually has some data comparison instruction. This is the ability to compare information from one area of the controller to another and act on results. The output of this comparison conditions the logical continuity of a rung. PLC Fiddle is a free online browser simulator and has the following compare contact … Read more

## PLC Fiddle Math Challenge Examples

PLC programming will often involve math equations that need to be solved. Every manufacturer of programmable logic controllers will include math logic for you to use in your programs. Numbering systems play an important role. You can usually perform math using BCD (Binary Coded Decimal), Binary or Floating Point. Here is a link that will … Read more

## PLC Fiddle Counter Challenge – Counters

Counters are used in a lot of PLC programs that I have seen. A timing chart is a secret behind understanding the counter that you need in your application. Making a timing chart before writing the program will ensure that all of the information will be accounted. The secret to using counters is a good … Read more

## PLC Fiddle Timer Challenge – Timing Instructions

Timers are present in just about every PLC program that I have seen. A timing chart is a secret behind understanding the timer that you need in your application. Making a timing chart before writing the program will ensure that all of the information will be accounted for. The secret to using timers is a … Read more

## PLC Fiddle – Online Editor and Simulator

I have recently come across a free virtual plc simulator called PLC Fiddle. It will enable you to create simple PLC ladder logic code within your browser free. This is an ideal way in understanding PLC concepts for industrial automation. All of the basic PLC instructions that come with most plc units have been incorporated … Read more