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The best PLC coding languages in use today

MOST PLC PROGRAMMERS WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING. THE BEST ONE IS THE ONE THEY ARE USING.

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BECKHOFF PLCs OFFER PC BASED CONTROL AND .NET CODING

Nowadays, an iPhone has so much power that it could control 120,000,000 Apollo-era spacecraft to the moon, all at the same time 📲. And whether you like it or not, the iPhone is a computer. A personal one. A PC.

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PLCopen guidelines for Object Orientation

PLCopen has released guidelines for Object Orientation! It's an independent worldwide organization founded in 1992 with members like Intel, ABB, arm, Rexroth, Beckhoff, or Siemens, providing efficiency in industrial automation based on the needs of users.

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TwinCAT 3 with C# for your PLC - Beckhoff examples

This article contains code with simple features like sending an email; sending a text message; sorting an array; making a REST API call; data persistence to a database; generated user interface. BUT with a PLC. PLC is an industrial Arduino on steroids.

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How can we bring modern features from your smartphone to industrial machines?

Do you know this photo? It’s the first computer produced by the Elliot brothers 64 years ago and a Raspberry Pi. When we adjust the price for inflation, it would cost more than half a million nowadays.

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How can we bring modern PC development to PLC?

Let’s start by looking at what PC and PLC developers have in common. To an untrained eye, it seems like they are doing the same thing. They both solve problems by writing code.

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How can we reuse the work we have already done?

There are plenty of problems in programming and many of them are already solved. These solutions often come in so-called “packages”. And by the way, Inxton is a set of packages too.

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How can we utilize PC developers instead of PLC programmers?

During my studies never have I ever heard the word PLC. But you’re a programmer, aren’t you? … Asked the project manager. I am. I’ve just never heard about Ladder programming or Structured text. Like ever.

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Not so simple in a PLC: What day is it today?

How to get the day of the week on a TwinCAT3 PLC? With a little help of Inxton and C#?😊 This is how you get the day of the week in C#. var dayOfTheWeek = DateTime.Today.DayOfWeek; Console.WriteLine(dayOfTheWeek);

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Growing PLCs from Simple Logic Controllers to Complex Solutions

With more than 200k free libraries and a community of millions of programmers, there is no such thing as an impossible task with Inxton. We are talking about NuGet.org, where programmers and companies share their libraries for free. We are talking...

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