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  1. TIA Portal for beginners

    If you learn more quickly after watching videos about PLC like reading the literature without example, then these videos can help you if you are a complete beginner. Enjoy it  (If this is against the rules of this site then sorry for spam  )   PLC:   1. How to create project in TIA Portal   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgUBs7nrNmq5ManYyQ-hvKK       2. Program blocks   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbhlni7Uw9-lfs8UIykpuubF       3. Bit logic operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbitdaKvFJv9WZEOj7VrMf_0       4. Timer operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbiaWQL8lXja1_Kd1z-jeDXr       5. Counter operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgfyg2dwDiR7xzsaXtdI9xo       6. Comparator operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgs-WgOvePyRUKgnDBK-qfx       7. Math operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgInRxxraaX6RG5LUS8gcpM       8. Move operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjQQEXr_bhzjKvNCjBeS1Zw       9. Conversion operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjsjfMUtVn3QQ6MJM7cBpTW       10. Program control operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgFtnxDkNZ7Amps67nr-KHX       11. Word logic operations   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbh6bGa9bgy6cJhVi-RhF0gH       12. Shift and rotate instructions   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbhlUnK9ECCKUccqt91Qsw6e   HMI:   1.       Beginning with HMI devices   https://youtu.be/EF4Qprf0Mn8   2.       Basic work with screens   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgPAApJCAGcPZOHViTAT9C1   3.       Basic screen objects           4.    Elements objects   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgOSznFb03Rr_St-2WFcygo         5.       HMI Alarms   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbi_V7XENgupV7HFjOJI7Yes   6.       User administration   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbgDP9dfAOkW3eodC5aH0kmR         7.       Scheduled tasks   https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLqYtPgi-xbbjsaMlovHL2BDrju8kKgkZi     OTHER: Siemens PLC - Hardware configuration (SIMATIC S7-300) https://youtu.be/WVkAGKsxftw     Siemens HMI/PLC - communication (Basic Example) https://youtu.be/AcN50TShHgY   Siemens PLC - Firmware upgrade/downgrade via TIA Portal https://youtu.be/qEsS7RR7QIw   Siemens HMI/PLC - Recipes (Basic Example 1/2) https://youtu.be/wLmH-QT3T9U   Siemens HMI/PLC - Recipes (Basic Example 2/2) https://youtu.be/_2K6l7dYuqY   Siemens PLC - Upload program from PLC to TIA portal (PC) https://youtu.be/igw-4CxjnLw   Siemens PLC - Add and install GSD file in TIA Portal https://youtu.be/LJKUzv3Zykw   Siemens PLC - Activate and work with Web Server in TIA Portal (Part 1/2) https://youtu.be/WCpiej4S8-U   Siemens PLC - Activate and work with Web Server in TIA Portal (Part 2/2) https://youtu.be/xl4pxLK0CDY   Siemens PLC - Scaling/Converting Analog Input/Output (0-20mA to 4-20mA and vice versa) https://youtu.be/BOjFlhAwO0k   Siemens HMI/PLC - Linear scaling of HMI Tag (PLC/HMI tag scaling) https://youtu.be/XBUknb3JDfE   Siemens HMI - Changing of Date/Time format (12/24 hours format) https://youtu.be/bCVKFrLwzWA   Siemens PLC - Configuring and commissioning of SIRIUS ACT (PROFINET IO) https://youtu.be/yIW6kta34_s   and more...      
  2. Panasonic PLC FP2SH

    Hi Guys, I recently received a new project (code is already done but I need to provide support) that runs on a Panasonic FP2SH PLC. I'm new to Panasonic PLCs. I've used Mitsubishi until now. Does anybody have some manuals to help me out. I'm not familiar with FPWINPro6 and from what I can see in the code it's a mixture of ladder, FB and ST. I really want to understand how to navigate through everything and then I will try to understand the code (i'm only familiar with ladder). Thank you guys!
  3. Hello, I'm looking into getting into PLCs, I have worked on things like Arduinos and other electronics. In my line of work I keep coming across PLCs and I think it would be best if I knew more about them. So my friend and I are planning on doing a PLC based project but we are a bit stuck on deciding what PLC brand to purchase. For now we are looking into Automation Direct Productivity2000 series and IDEC MicroSmart Pentra.  We have very little experience with PLCs so the Automation Direct stuff looks tempting but I'm afraid of investing money and time into something that wont translate over to industrial standards (software, logic, etc...) I came across this site while researching PLCs and wanted to ask: With your hindsight and knowledge of the industry, what PLC would you pick for someone that is starting out and wants to a project that will help them gain knowledge of the industry?   Thank you for your time, Hector
  4. Festo PLC

    Hi!  I'm new and was wondering if anyone here has experience on Festo's PLC? I'm looking for recommendations and guides to start using their software. Any help will do. Thanks, Summer
  5. I'm just starting to learn Ladder Logic Programming. I'm using Allen Bradley RSLogix 5000. I've been tasked with developing a 'Simple' Coffee Machine which operates like so: Toggle Push Button to StartDrop Cup (for 10 seconds)Feed Hot Water (for 10 seconds)If required, Add Milk (for 10 seconds)If required, Add Sugar (for 10 seconds)Procedure Complete - Illuminate Complete Light (for 10 seconds)I have implemented everything except the OPTIONAL add Milk & OPTIONAL add Sugar. Options are: To have a Coffee without either Milk or Sugar.Or have a Coffee with Milk and Not Sugar.Or have a Coffee with Sugar & Not Milk.Or have a Coffee with BOTH Sugar & Milk. I'm considering using Toggle Buttons to select / jump to a Subroutine (choosing the required ingredient make-up). But I'm wondering if there is another way to sequentially go through the procedure? Thanks. http://stackoverflow.com/questions/26930902/ladder-logic-simple-coffee-machine-optional-add-milk-add-sugar?noredirect=1#comment42839041_26930902