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

Parking Cars Simulator PLC Programming Part 2

Parking Cars Simulator PLC Programming Part 2

We began using the five steps to PLC programming development in part 1 for the parking cars simulator. This involved determining what must be done, looking at the inputs and outputs, and developing the sequence of operation. Automated car parking is a great way to learn PLC programming. It is easily understood how this system … Read more

Parking Cars Simulator PLC Programming Part 1

Parking Cars Simulator PLC Programming Part 1

Automated car parking is a great way to learn PLC programming. It is easily understood how this system is to function and operates. The 3D graphics on the machine simulator are good for visually seeing this interaction between the PLC and the virtual machine. Using the five steps to PLC programming development, we will determine … 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

EasyPLC Solder Robot PLC Programming

EasyPLC Solder Robot PLC Programming

The Machine Simulator (MS) is part of the EasyPLC software suite. It has many built-in machines that are used to show different programming techniques. The solder robot example is one of these machines. This will demonstrate a sequencer robot example. In this case, four rivets are welded using a robot. The logic will step through … Read more