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banaran December 21st, 2002 12:12 AM

I Need A Plc Hardware And Software
 
I AM NEW TO PLC WORLD. ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO SELL A USED PLC HARDWARE AND SOFTWARE FOR MY HANDS ON TRAINING AT HOME?

KMG December 21st, 2002 03:13 AM

You can find used hardware easily in many places like Ebay. However software is somewhat harder to find. Most programming software is licenced and therefore prople are not too quick to sell old copies.

In the way of new...Allen Bradley is offering a 10 point Micrologix with free programming software. This software is looks and works like all RSLogix software butit will only communicate with the 10 point Micrologix. Another option is Automation Direct. They offer low cost (for a PLC) hardware and software.

banaran December 22nd, 2002 06:21 AM

KMG
 
THANKS FOR THE INFO.I"VE TRIED E-BAY AND YOU'RE RIGHT, THEY DON'T INCLUDE SOFTWARE.I'M STILL SURFING THE NET AND WILL INFORM YOU IF I FIND ONE BEFORE BUYING IT

RRobbins December 22nd, 2002 10:02 AM

You can get the S7-221 Starter kit from any Siemens Automation Distributor for about $400 PArt # 6ES72980AA350BA0T
It come with PLC, cable, Simulator Switches and software

rsdoran December 22nd, 2002 11:12 AM

I was offered that Siemens kit (or one similar) not too long ago with a half day training class for $269. Check the local suppliers like AB, Siemens etc for seminars/classes with a plc kit included. This route may cost more and may not BUT it will also give you a connection to people that are familiar with and/or program plc's.

If you can get in with the right Siemens person they also offer a Step by Step tutorial CD rom that will assist with alot of the basic training. These links are to the primer for the S7-200 starter kit.
http://www.ad.siemens.de/s7-200/pdf/...ompl_e9907.pdf

http://www.ad.siemens.de/s7-200/pdf/...9_komplett.pdf

As was stated AB offers a 10 point Micrologix with free software for $99 but I think you still have to obtain or make a cable, it uses the 8 pin mini din cable 1761-CBL-PM02. This link will show you Micrologix:
http://www.ab.com/plclogic/micrologix/

IF you can obtain a GE Fanuc 90-30 or 90-70 you can get working demo versions of LM90 from the GE site, these are dos based programs
http://www.gefanuc.com/support/plc/f-lm90.htm

Fuji Electric offers a small plc (as low as $81) with free software. The cable is extra but I think you may be able to make one. You have to email them for a password to download the software but it only takes a day (at least for me thats all it took.
http://www.fujielectric.com/distr/elc.htm

I cant leave our old friend Stephen out of this. Entertron sells plc's with free software. I am not sure of the pricing but I think it compares with most.
[url]http://www.entertron.com/[/url

If you run across a Modicon PLC then you can get a working demo of ProWorx 32 thats limited to 25 rungs of ladder
http://www.modicon.com/Default.htm

That should be a start, hope it helps

Merry Christmas

banaran December 22nd, 2002 07:44 PM

THANK YOU GUYS FOR THE INFORMATION.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL !!!

TimeFluxCap December 23rd, 2002 03:10 AM

banaran

try
http://www.crouzet.com/corporate/m2/uk/index.cfm

this is for the Crouzet Millenium II Micro PLC.
You can download the software for free. It is not ladder logic but graphical 'click and link' but it will teach you the principles for most apps. The software has a simulation feature that you can test your program with.

michael59 December 27th, 2002 11:40 AM

i'am new to plc's myself but i find it helpfull to use the zelio software that allows you to do small logic ladders and then simulate then to check if it works and it can also be used to see if a rung of the ladder is alright before using it in another software.
It is free to download from.
www.schnieder.co.uk/software/zelio_soft.
hope you find this usefull

michael


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