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Sequential Programming – PLC tips & tricks

Again we dedicate this post to the beginner PLC programmers.
Almost all PLC programs use to follow sequential structure (on state following to another one).
In fact SFC language is based on this concept.

Unfortunately SFC is not always enough user friendly for beginners, and there´s no manuals who show that kind of tricks when you start programming.
So or you have a experienced teacher, or you´re going to expend a lot of time trying to find out the easy way to do it.

In this case, we want to make the thinks easy, so we made the typical traffic lights program following the Sequential structure.
Once you understand the way of programming, enter to SFC or even Function blocks it will be a piece of cake ;)

Step 1: Establish the different states

Step 2: Put the different states in order (flux diagram)

Step 3: Add transition conditions

Step 4: Program it!!

The advantage of this method, are the following:
1. If you programs freeze, you can find the bug easily checking the program index.
2. You can debug each state just changing the MOV value.
3. You can add middle steps easily.
4. you can reboot our program only changing the program index to 0.

I should recommend to try it by your own, and once you finish, you can download the solution
Programming Sequential Solution ISPsoft & WPLSoft

And let us know if it has been useful!

Announcement: WPLSoft v2.30

Be ready programmers, new update for the WPLSoft!

Many new stuff added on that new version, program password protection (on the PC), Float type on the edit register memory, new SE added on the PLC list, and many other thinks that you can check on the announcement below
Technical announement WPLSoft v2.30

Warning! the DVP format has change! so the previous WPLSoft can not open the programs saved on WPLSoft 2.30.

As always the software is for free, and you can download it on Delta website or our FTP site.
Delta Website Delta PLC Software
FTP Site Delta PLC Software
name: den-eindhoven
Password: BuPd2175

Just for your information, be aware that other Delta software has been update this month. VFDSoftv1.46 and DCISoftv1.08.
And pretty soon ISPSoft will be update too.

Don´t hesitate to let us know your thoughts

PLC Getting Started

The content of this blog, used to be for people already introduced to the Delta PLC world.

So with this post, we would like to give support all those people who wants to introduce themselves to the Delta PLC environment.

Is really not easy If you try to figure out all the capabilities of our devices only with the manuals, that’s why we develop the following “ZIP” file, with the following content:

1. S and S2 series Updated Manuals.
2. S and S2 series Memory Mapping.
3. PLC Special Marks, Registers and Error code.
4. Instruction List for quick reference.
5. WPLSoft video tutorials (on-line, Off-line, set-up communication).
6. Small Library with basic Examples.

PLC Getting Started (25Mb)

Don’t hesitate to download and share with your beginner customers, and If you like it, tell us.
And we’ll use this experience to create the HMI getting started.

Communication interface PC to DVP (Delta PLC)

We have several methods to communicate our PC with the Delta PLC’s, and many users don’t know some of them.
On the other side, every time is more difficult to found RS232 serial ports in the computers, and the USB to RS232 converters are not as much trustable as they must, because of that I would like to list our alternatives to that problem:

Direct communication PC to PLC:

1. PC RS232 port to PLC RS232 port using the wiring DVPACAB2A30

2. PC USB port to PLC RS485 port using the device IFD6500 (Delta USB-RS485 converter).

3. PC Ethernet port to PLC DVPEN01-SL module (need compatibility with high speed bus)

Communication PC to PLC trough Delta HMI (Direct Link):

The direct link capability in Delta HMI is used to communicate with the PLC and HMI with one only wire. Furthermore this capability have been improved lately and now is possible monitor both of them at the same time using only one wire. (direct Link function updated)

1. Direct Link function trough Standard USB wire (WPLSoft and ISPSoft)

2. Direct Link function trough Ethernet (WPLSoft and ISPSoft)
Exactly the same feature is available with the new DOP-B HMI’s with Ethernet embedded, really helpful for remote support.

3. Direct Link function trough USB host (WPLSoft only).

All systems are Win XP / Win 7 compatibles, so now there’s no reason to do not communicate with Delta PLC.

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