Using the PLC we will sort items on a conveyor using shift register instructions. We will apply the five steps to a PLC example program development of a sorting station. The program will use shift registers to track colored parts down a conveyor and sort depending on color into one of three locations.
Developing the PLC program example is a process that can be clearly defined. In our series on the five steps to PLC program development, we have done some similar practical examples.
Five Steps to PLC Program Development
– Process Mixer
– Shift Register (Conveyor Reject)
– Paint Spraying
– Delay Starting of 7 Motors
– Pick and Place
Define the task: (Step 1 – Sorting Station Shift Register)
Watch the sequence of operation video below.
Watch on YouTube: PLC Programming Example – Sorting Station Testing