Write a PLC Program for a Box Sorting System using GRAFCET
Learning how to write PLC Ladder Logic applications frequently involves attending classes which cost thousands of US dollars. And the reason you have to spend so much is that you have to pay for the use of a physical PLC (like Allen Bradley, Siemens, Omron, ABB, etc) as well as Plant Equipment.
But there is another way! … and you don’t have to own a PLC or any equipment, just a Windows laptop with the right software, that’s all.
In this course, I am going to introduce you to software applications that are able to brilliantly simulate a PLC and plant equipment. The applications work with each other to allow you to write PLC programs, run and test them as if you were using a real PLC with real equipment.
Specifically, the course will take you through the analysis of a Box Sorting system and show you how to use a design method called GRAFCET, to create your own Ladder Logic application. You will then run and test your ladder logic application on the Box Sorting system to see that it works.
Both software application can be downloaded in trial mode and can be used as is to perform the exercises in this course.