## Top 7 problems with beginners using ladder logic

Here are the top 7 problems and concepts beginners struggle with using ladder logic (Ladder Diagram). Ladder logic is a programming language used in PLCs, and it is based on the graphical representation of electrical relay logic circuits. Many beginners struggle with ladder logic because it requires a different mindset than traditional programming languages like … Read more

## PLC Programming for Beginners: 17 Common Questions Answered!

PLC programming for beginners can seem intimidating, but it doesn’t have to be. With the right resources, anyone can get up and running quickly. Here are the 17 most common frequent questions answered. This is a great place to start for anyone learning about PLC programming. Through thorough explanations of key concepts and answers to … Read more

## PLC Learning Series – Programming Steps

Developing a programmable logic controller (PLC) program can be broken down into five steps. These programming steps are as follows: Five Steps to PLC Program Development Step 1 – Define the task Step 2 – Define the Inputs and Outputs Step 3 – Develop a logical sequence of operation Step 4 – Develop the PLC … Read more

## PLC Learning Series – Program Cyclic Scan

Programmable logic controllers (PLC) use a cyclic scan. The time that it takes to complete one scan is called Scan Time. Typical scan times range from 10 milliseconds to 10 microseconds. This translates from 0.01 to 0.0001 seconds per PLC scan. Understanding how the program scan will help us in programming and troubleshooting the PLC. … Read more

## PLC Learning Series – Memory Backup

PLC memory is very similar to personal computer memory. There is the operating system and firmware of the processor and connected modules. PLC programs and data that are used by the program are also stored in the memory. We will now look at the basic understanding of memory in the PLC. Looking at two examples … Read more