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

ACC Automation 2022 Review – PLC Learning

ACC Automation 2022 Review - PLC Learning

Accelerate Learning … Accelerate Machines… Accelerate Knowledge… ACC Automation Each year we like to take a few minutes and reflect on the past, current, and future of ACC Automation. You have helped us build the site you see today through questions, comments, and suggestions. Thank you. In this Covid-19 world, we are continuing to adapt. … Read more

PLC Programming – A Tutorial for Beginners

PLC Programming - A Tutorial for Beginners

This tutorial is for beginners who are just starting to program PLCs. Using the EasyPLC simple conveyor, we will move a box back and forth on the conveyor. We will learn to write the PLC ladder logic program for this operation. Using the five steps to PLC programming development, we will determine what must be … Read more

Building a PLC Program that you can be Proud of

Building a PLC Program that you can be Proud of

Building a PLC program series will take you through developing and programming PLC logic. This six-part series was released almost seven years ago but is still relevant today. Each part will add and build upon the previous step. This series will look at different ways to solve the same machine logic. Using discrete inputs and … 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

Don’t Get Caught Without These 3 PLC Requirements

Don't Get Caught Without These 3 PLC Requirements

If you are looking to purchase a PLC system, there are three key components that you should look for. If your current system does not contain these features, you need to replace it with one that does as soon as possible. The three most important features you should look for in your new PLC system … Read more