for Education and Industry
PLC Simulator Ver. 10
Learn ladder logic and how
to program PLCs in the
comfort of your home. PLC Simulator 10 turns your PC into a PLC and
has the look and feel of the most popular Allen- Bradley RSLogix®
instructions. Everything you need is included in the program:
the PLC Simulator, a Book of
Exercises with 35 exercises, and 38 sample
programs to teach you step-by-step how to control automated
machinery using PLCs . Each exercise includes 1 or more sample
programs and is written in .html format so you can use your
web browser to navigate them.
Here's a sample of what you'll learn:
- How to read and write ladder logic.
- Structured PLC Programming (the Step-Relay Method) to design
controls for automated machinery.
- Forward and reversing motor starters.
- Standard relays, latch relays, unlatch relays, and master
- How 2-way and 4-way hydraulic and pneumatic solenoid valves
and cylinders control machinery.
- On-delay, off-delay, and retentive timers.
- Up and down counters
- Add, subtract, multiply, and divide math outputs.
- AND, OR, NOT, and XOR (exclusive-or) logical outputs.
- Bit-shift-left and bit-shift-right shift registers.
- File instructions.
- Binary, octal, and hexadecimal numbers.
- How computers store negative numbers in 2s compliment form.
- What Boolean Algebra is.
- A/D (analog to digital) converters and how they work
- D/A (digital to analog) converters and how they work
- How to scale analog inputs
- Robot control and how to integrate it into a control system
- Open Loop control
- Closed Loop control
PLC Simulator 10 has four screens of information:
- Main screen showing the ladder logic
- I/O Connections screen showing the input and output
connections to PLC I/O cards, along with 3 A/D and 3 D/A
- Machine Layout screen showing animated cylinders,
conveyors, solenoids, photoeyes, robots, etc. that move in
response the ladder logic you program.
- N7 Integer File screen showing the N7 integer file
where instructions store numerical values.
Build your own machines on the Machine Layout screen (not
just "canned" demos) and watch them move in response to the ladder
logic you program.
PLC Simulator 10 and the exercises are
written by a Professional Engineer with 14 years industrial
experience and 18 years experience teaching electrical engineering
technology at the college level.
PLC Simulator Ver. 10
Program features include:
- Input Switches operable from the computer keyboard or
by clicking on them.
- Instantaneous Relay contacts (normally-open and
- Instantaneous Timer contacts (normally-open and
- Timed Timer contacts (normally-open and
- Counter contacts
- Compare Instructions (GRT, EQU, and LES).
- Robot feedback voltage
- Latch and Unlatch Relays (L) and (U)
- Master Control Relays (MCR)
- On-Delay Timers (TON)
- Off-Delay Timers (TOF)
- Retentive Timers (RTO)
- Up Counters (CTU)
- Down Counters (CTD)
- Timer/Counter Reset (RES)
- Move (MOV)
- Math Outputs (ADD, SUB, MUL, and DIV)
- Logical Outputs (AND, OR, NOT, and XOR)
- Shift Registers (BSL and BSR)
- Sequencers (SQO)
- File Instructions (FAL)
Programmable Machine Components:
- Selector Switches
- 4-Way Solenoids
- 2-Way Solenoids
- Pilot Lights
- Timer, Counter, D/A Readouts
What the program does not do:
- The program does not program any real PLC.
- Windows® XP, 8, 8.1, or 10.
- Minimum of 8 megabyte of RAM memory.
- Minimum of 5 megabyte of available hard disk space.
- 800 x 600 or higher screen video capability.
- Graphics-capable printer (optional).