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Edge generation in LD

PLC3000 with the Ladder langage allows the rising and falling Edges. Declaration in LD A rising Edge is defined during the variable declaration in the Ladder code editor. A rising Edge on input %I0: A falling Edge is defined during the variable declaration in the Ladder code editor. A falling Edge on input %I1 : ...
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Timer – LD

The IEC 61131 standart offers a definition of Timers. PLC3000 integrates only TON timers that can be set by defining the time base %Ti.TB, and the preset value %Ti.PV. The timer is triggered by activating the input %Ti.IN, and the output %Ti.Q goes to 1 when the current timer value reaches the preset value.The time bases %Ti.TB that can be declared are: 1, 10, 100 ms; 1, 10 s; 1 min.Generation in LDA Timer, its preset value and time base are defined during the variable creation with the Ladder code editor. For example, the Timer %T0 with a preset value ...
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Mnemonics in the LD Language

At each variable can be associated a mnemonic. It is then possible to
use the mnemonic or variable completely transparently in programs.To associate the variable Switch to the input %I0, the variables RedLight and GreenLight to the outputs %Q0 and %Q1 respectively, it is possible to specify them during the variable declaration in the Ladder editor: In the Ladder code Editor, the variables appear: ...
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Counter LD

The IEC 61131 standard offers a definition of Counters. PLC3000 integrates up and down Counters. It is necessary to define a preset value %Ci.PV, which can be set with an integer value. The current value of a counter is set to 0 when %Ci.R is activated. The current value of a counter is set to the preset value %Ci.PV, when %Ci.LD is activated. The current value of a counter is incremented each time the %Ci.CU input is activated, and decremented each time the %Ci.CD input is activated. A counter has two outputs; %Ci.QU goes to 1 when the current counter ...
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Programming in LD

1. Example in ST Let’s considering the logical equation: %M0 = %I0.%I1+%I2. /%I3 2. Example of Grafcet in ST Let’s considering the elementary Grafcet a. Programming Transition/Transition Initialization Test on Receptivity and Transition Crossing Output declaration
b. Programming Transition/Transition with Crossing bits Initialization Test on Receptivity Transition Crossing Output declaration c. Programming Step/Step d. Programming Step/Step with Crossing Bits Step Equations with Crossing Bits Step Activation
Output Declaration
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Instruction in LD

Ladder (LD) is a visual programming language defined by the IEC 61131 standard. It includes components: Function AND - (X . Y) : |---------| |----| |---------| X Y Function OR - (X + Y) : |------|---| |--|------------| | X | |---| |--| Y Logical function - F=(X.Z + /Y) : |---|---| |---| |---|----( )-| | X Z | F |---|/|---------| Y ...
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Edge Generation – ST

PLC3000 does not include Rising and Falling Edge functions. However, they can easily be generated from the available memory bits Generation in ST Generate a Rising Edge on %I0 is done by considering a memory bit, e.g. %M1, such as <img width="300" height="130" src="https://plc3000.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FrontMontant-300x130.jpg" alt="" loading="lazy" srcset="https://i1.wp.com/plc3000.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FrontMontant.jpg?resize=300%2C130&ssl=1 300w, https://i1.wp.com/plc3000.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/FrontMontant.jpg?w=533&ssl=1 533w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px" /> <pre> PROGRAM EDGE_R %M1 := %I0 AND NOT %M0; %M0 := %I0; END_PROGRAM
Generate a Falling Edge on %I1 is done by considering a memory bit, e.g. %M3

PROGRAM EDGE_F %M3 := NOT %I1 AND NOT %M2; %M2 := NOT %I1; END_PROGRAM ...
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Counter – IL

The IEC 61131 standard offers a definition of Counters. PLC3000 integrates up and down Counters. It is necessary to define a preselection value %Ci.PV, which can be set with an integer value. The current value of a counter is set to 0 when %Ci.R is activated. The current value of a counter is set to the preselection value %Ci.PV, when %Ci.LD is activated. The current value of a counter is incremented each time the %Ci.CU input is activated, and decremented each time the %Ci.CD input is activated. A counter has two outputs; %Ci.QU goes to 1 when the current counter ...
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Timer – ST

The IEC 61131 standart offers a definition of Timers. PLC3000 integrates only TON timers that can be set by defining the time base %Ti.TB, and the preset value %Ti.PV. The timer is triggered by activating the input %Ti.IN, and the output %Ti.Q goes to 1 when the current timer value reaches the preset value.The time bases %Ti.TB that can be declared are: 1, 10, 100 ms; 1, 10 s; 1 min.Generation in STLet’s considering 3 timers with different time bases and preset valuesIF %S1 THEN %T0.TB := 100ms; %T1.TB := 1s; %T2.TB := 1min; %T0.PV := 3 ; %T1.PV := ...
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Counter – ST

The IEC 61131 standard offers a definition of Counters. PLC3000 integrates up and down Counters. It is necessary to define a preselection value %Ci.PV, which can be set with an integer value. The current value of a counter is set to 0 when %Ci.R is activated. The current value of a counter is set to the preselection value %Ci.PV, when %Ci.LD is activated. The current value of a counter is incremented each time the %Ci.CU input is activated, and decremented each time the %Ci.CD input is activated.A counter has two outputs; %Ci.QU goes to 1 when the current counter value ...
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