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MOST PLC PROGRAMMERS WILL TELL YOU THE SAME THING. THE BEST ONE IS THE ONE THEY ARE USING ⌨
Some will say it's the Ladder Diagram (LD) because they represent relay circuits, and electricians or maintenance can read them and fix some problems.
People using Sequential Function Chart (SFC) prefer to see steps and transitions between them.
Structured Text (ST) programming may look scary to an untrained eye. But it's just text. It can be generated, analyzed, copied, converted, or translated. Most of the time it's like reading English.
At Inxton, we use C# and other PC programming languages. Therefore, for PLC programming, ST is a natural choice.
Whether we are building a simple machine or a complicated system → text-based programming has never failed us once.
What's the best programming language for you? Let us know.
PS: If you want to read more about differences in PLC programming languages, or you’re just curious about the PLC world, go check out our whole blog - PLC Magazine ✍
There’s a bunch of useful stuff. You’ll not regret it 🙂