Robot Packing PLC Program Development

Robot Packing PLC Program Development

The Machine Simulator (MS) is a valuable component of the EasyPLC software suite. It offers a range of built-in machines, including the robot packing machine, which effectively demonstrates various programming techniques. We will use the Click PLC programming software to showcase a sequencer application for this example. In this scenario, the robot is tasked with … Read more

ACC Automation 2023 Review – PLC Learning

ACC Automation 2023 Review - PLC Learning

Over the past year, ACC Automation has continued to provide valuable content on PLC learning and industrial control. In 2023, the focus continued with PLC learning with minimum investment. Each year, we like to reflect on the past, present, and future of ACC Automation. The site has been built with the help of its audience, … 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

Learn 4 Basic Variable Types in PLC Programming

Learn the 4 Basic Variable Types in PLC Programming

There are four fundamental variable types in PLC programming: Boolean, Integer, Real, and String. This is a universal concept for all PLC programming but needs to be clarified due to the acronyms and various names used by manufacturers and PLC hardware. Your controller programming manual will help you understand the terms of the variables in … Read more

PLC Learning Series – Programming Steps

PLC Learning Series – Programming Steps

Developing a programmable logic controller (PLC) program can be broken down into five steps. These programming steps are as follows: Five Steps to PLC Program Development Step 1 – Define the task Step 2 – Define the Inputs and Outputs Step 3 – Develop a logical sequence of operation Step 4 – Develop the PLC … Read more

PLC Learning Series – Memory Backup

PLC Learning Series – Memory Backup

PLC memory is very similar to personal computer memory. There is the operating system and firmware of the processor and connected modules. PLC programs and data that are used by the program are also stored in the memory. We will now look at the basic understanding of memory in the PLC. Looking at two examples … Read more