A PLC is responsible for controlling all the processes that take place in an industrial automation ecosystem. In order to be able to control, the PLC must be programmed with information about the processes that we want to automate.
In addition, automating processes, brings considerable advances to a factory's production process:
✓ Ensure product quality.
✓ Eliminate waste: improve sustainability.
✓ Avoid safety-related accidents.
Within IoT and Industry 4.0, programmable controllers are made to communicate data via web browser, connect to databases via SQL and even to cloud data via MQTT".
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What are the phases of PLC programming in a project?
1. Offline programming
Based on the documentation provided, we prepare in our offices the programs that will later be loaded into the installation. Once the online programming is done, the debugging of this code is done by means of Virtual commissioning.
2. Interface programming
HMI, or “human machine interface”, is a screen with a simple and intuitive design for the operator to know the status of the machine and to intervene more efficiently if necessary.
3. Virtual commissioning
Virtual commissioning is executed to be able to debug the PLC code and the user screens. The different operating modes of the installation are also tested.
4. On-site implementation
The relevant tests are carried out from the start of the machine assembly until its final acceptance and delivery to the customer.
5. Production control systems
Programming systems such as Scadas, MES, between others, to manage and control the entire production process from a single screen.
6. Production support, operator training and documentation
From the start of production until the machine meets the expectations for which it was designed.
Do you need help in your projects?
In the RBX Robot Programming department, we take care of the design and development of the automation of any industrial process. We are specialists, above all, in the automotive sector. We know the standards of most manufacturers: