PLC Program Example – Paint Spraying

We will look at a PLC basic tutorial of a paint spraying station. Following the five steps to program development, this PLC programming example should fully explain the procedure for developing the PLC program logic. Ladder logic will be our PLC programming language. We will use the Do-more Designer software, which comes with a simulator. … Read more

How to make a Start Stop Jog circuit in a PLC

Looking at a stop-start jog circuit in the PLC will help us understand the differences in hard-wiring the circuit and programming. Basic Start Stop Circuit Let’s start with the primary start-stop circuit. Here is what it looks like hard-wired. (Physical switches wired to outputs devices, such as motor contactors and relays.) When the start pushbutton … Read more

Building a PLC Program That You Can Be Proud Of – Part 2

In part 1, we looked at writing PLC programs to control a traffic light using discrete bits and timed sequencing using indirect addressing. We will now look at how we can use indirect addressing for inputs and output to control the sequence in the program. Let’s look at an example of controlling pneumatic (air) cylinders. … Read more