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

How to Connect Pushbutton Switch to PLC

How to Connect Pushbutton Switch to Programmable Controller

We will connect a lighted pushbutton switch to a programmable logic controller (PLC). Using our Click PLUS PLC, we will be assembling, wiring, programming, and testing our pushbutton switch system. The Fuji Electric pushbutton, normally open (NC) contact, will be wired to the first PLC (X1) input. The LED light will connect to the Click … 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

EasyPLC Palletizing Robot Programming Click PLC

EasyPLC Palletizing Robot Programming Click PLC

The EasyPLC palletizing robot will demonstrate sequencing and robot control using a PLC. This palletization process will fill a box container with six cans. A servo-controlled gantry robot using x and y is used to do this operation. The complete box will then travel along to another conveyor to an unloading area. A robot will … Read more

Timing Diagram NOT Just Used for a Timer

Logic circuits in a PLC ladder logic program are either on or off. The inputs change, which will affect the outputs. This can be expressed in a timing diagram. The timing diagram or chart will show you how the ladder logic program will respond to the changing states of the inputs and outputs. This visual … Read more