This video will show you the five steps in the development of a sorting station PLC programming example project.
We will apply the five steps to PLC program development to a sorting station example. The program will use shift registers to track coloured parts down a conveyor and sort depending on colour into one of three locations. The example will use a BRX PLC communicating to Factory IO (3D Software Simulator). Developing the PLC program is a process that can be clearly defined. In our series on the five steps to PLC program development we have done some similar practical examples.
Here is a review of the steps:
1.Define the task
2.Define the inputs and outputs
3.Develop a logical sequence of operation
4.Develop the PLC program
5.Test the program