Productivity 2000 PLC Node-RED Modbus TCP

Productivity 2000 PLC Node-RED Modbus TCP

We will now look at communication between the Productivity 2000 PLC (Modbus TCP Server) and Node-RED (Modbus TCP Client). Node-RED is a powerful, adaptable HMI/SCADA (Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition) development package that uses flow programming. Minimal coding is required; you can see the program flow visually. The best thing is that the software is … Read more

Arduino OPTA PLC – IL First Program

Arduino OPTA PLC - Instruction List (IL) First Program

This article discusses the Arduino PLC IDE in Instruction List (IL) format, an industrial programming language that is simple and intuitive for those familiar with mnemonic program code. The Opta PLC can be programmed using any of the five official languages specified in the IEC standard and sketches written in C++. This article will focus … Read more

Palletizing Conveyor Programming – Click PLC

Palletizing Conveyor Programming - Click PLC

The Machine Simulator (MS) is part of the EasyPLC software suite. It has many built-in machines, like the palletizing conveyor machine, that show different programming techniques. The palletizing conveyor example is one of these machines, and we will use the Click PLC programming software. This will demonstrate a sequencer example. In this case, a box … Read more

Integrating XY-MD02 Sensor Modbus RTU Click PLC

Integrating an XY-MD02 Sensor with Modbus RTU into Click PLC

Using Modbus RTU (RS485), we will connect the XY-MD02 Temperature and Humidity Sensor to the Click PLC. The Click will be the Client (Master), and the Sensor will be the Server (Slave). This is an ideal sensor to place in a panel to ensure that the panel is within a working temperature and humidity range. … 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

Productivity 2000 Series PLC Modbus TCP Ethernet

Productivity 2000 Series PLC Modbus TCP Ethernet

The Productivity 2000 series of PLCs has five built-in communication ports for easy connectivity to your PC or various industrial networks. Ethernet protocols like Modbus TCP can be utilized with the RJ45 port on this PLC. Modbus TCP is an open (published) protocol that uses the Server (Master) / Client (Slave) architecture. It’s a very … Read more