Install & Com w/ XG5000 PLC: Guide for Beginners

Install & Com w/ XG5000 PLC: Guide for Beginners

Programming a PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) can be daunting, especially if you need to become more familiar with the software and hardware. We’ll guide you through installing the XG5000 programming software to program the LS Electric XGB PLC. A mini USB cable will establish communication and set up the Ethernet port on the CPU unit. … Read more

How Ladder Logic Program Scan Works

How Ladder Logic Program Scan Works

PLC programs scan cyclically. This means that it is repeated many times and in the same order. The primary sequence of a PLC scan is reading the inputs, executing the program, diagnostics, and communication, and updating the outputs. We will look at these scan items with particular attention to how the ladder logic program is … Read more

Productivity 2000 Series PLC Software Install

Productivity 2000 Series PLC Software Install

The Productivity 2000 Series PLC uses the Productivity Suite Software. It is a complete package without restrictions or limitations. The software can be downloaded free of charge. The latest Productivity Suite software version is 3.10.2(1). Automation Direct has put over 20 years of programmable controller software experience, customer suggestions, and feedback into this programming package. … Read more

Click PLC EasyPLC Gantry Simulator

Click PLC EasyPLC Gantry Simulator

The Machine Simulator (MS) is part of the EasyPLC software suite. It has many built-in machines that can be programmed. The gantry loader is one of these machines. It will pick up metal boxes from a conveyor and place two on a wooden pallet. The Click PLC will be used to program this virtual machine. … Read more

PLC Learning Series – Program Cyclic Scan

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

Click PLC – Easy Transfer Line Programming

Click PLC – Easy Transfer Line Programming

EasyPLC Software Suite is a complete PLC, HMI, and Machine Simulator Software package. This PLC learning package includes a Machine Simulator (MS). This virtual 3D world with real-time graphics and physical properties can communicate to several different programmable logic controllers. (PLC) We will be developing a Click PLC program for a transfer line. This is … Read more