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8.0 Programming Examples

It is a time to introduce to you PLC Software. As a rule, PLC Software consists of the following components:

  • PLC programming
  • HMI programming
  • SCADA configuration and programming
  • Communication configuration and programming
  • Simulation configuration and programming
  • OPC programming
  • PLC utilities
  • PID tuners
  • Literature
  • Readers

Those main components available in any PLC/HMI/SCADA makes.
The following images demonstrates main PLC/HMI software products from different PLC manufacturers:

Rockwell Automation PLC/HMI Software

Siemens PLC/HMI SCADA Software

Omron PLC Software

Mitsubishi Automation PLC Software


Panasonic Electric PLC Software

Programming Samples

Each PLC software consists of programming samples, most of the time, offered

  • From PLC/HMI/SCADA software manufacturers
  • From 3-rd party software houses or from members of PLC forums

Below some of many programming samples from PLC software manufacturers:

RSLogix 500

RSLogix 5000

Studio 5000

The same kind of sample programs are available from other PLC manufacturers.

When you will install Rockwell PLC software you will find plenty of samples to practise with. Your will learn how to install them and activate, configure, load sample project or create a new one, and design your own logic or use the one that is taken from a sample program.


This is the end of Unit 8 of PLC Hardware & Software course.

Please prepare yourself for a course quiz.

All your answers will be credited to your final exam.

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