Welcome to PLCLogix
PLCLogix is a Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) software simulation education package that helps users to understand the operation of a Rockwell Logix 500 or Logix 5000 PLC. These two systems represent over 70% of the PLCs used in industry in North America. Each has a different method of I/O addressing, with the 500-series using a simple, basic method and the 5000-series using tags, which is a more complex but powerful programming method.
PLCLogix 500 is designed to simulate the RSLogix 500 and SLC 500 series of PLC software. It is the ideal tool for learning the fundamentals of ladder logic programming. The look, feel and operation of the PLCLogix ladder rung editor closely mimics Rockwell’s renowned PLC editing software. By combining ladder logic programming with state-of-the-art 3D simulation, students gain tremendous insight into the operation of real-world PLC systems.
PLCLogix 5000 is ideal for learning more advanced ladder logic programming using tag-based addressing. PLCLogix 5000 will allow you to practice and develop your programming skills, and provides the ability to write, edit and debug ladder logic programs based on RSLogix 5000 PLC software. Unlike other PLCs, the Logix 5000 uses tags, which are a far more powerful method of programming PLCs but also more complex. PLCLogix 5000 provides a method of learning and understanding the operation of a sophisticated tag-based PLC system by using simulation to demonstrate the operation of ladder logic programs.
Both versions of PLCLogix have interactive 3D-Worlds to replicate the operation of 10 typical PLC environments ranging from car washes to elevators to conveyor systems. The two versions of PLCLogix also have import/export capabilities that allow you to import program files from other PLCs and simulators such as RSLogix 500, RSLogix 5000 and LogixPro. This allows for a seamless transition from older PLC systems, such as RSLogix 500 and SLC 500 to the industry standard Logix 5000 platform. Educators will find this feature particularly helpful since they can easily transfer their existing ladder logic programs into PLCLogix programs without having to spend countless hours creating new programs.