Welcome to PLCLogix
PLCLogix is designed to simulate the functionality of the most popular PLCs in industry; the Logix 500 and Logix 5000 PLC. One of the main advantages of using PLCLogix is that it provides much-needed “hands on” experience in the operation of RSLogix and ControlLogix software and hardware and features realistic 3D-World simulation environments. The Graphic User Interface (GUI) for PLCLogix has the same features and functionality as RSLogix. PLCLogix allows you to write a program, see the program’s operation using a ladder logic simulator, and control the operation of the program from within this interactive environment.
In order to properly understand the operation of PLC systems, it is necessary to spend considerable time programming, testing, and debugging ladder logic programs. PLCs are inherently expensive, and down-time is often very costly. In addition, if a PLC is programmed incorrectly it can result in lost productivity and dangerous conditions. Anyone who currently works with PLCs or who has a desire to learn how PLCs operate needs access to PLC simulation. It is essential in the understanding and learning of PLCs and to keep this knowledge refreshed and up to date. Programming and operating PLCs is a “hands on” experience and having lots of time to use the PLC is by far the best way to learn it.
By using PLCLogix, you are able to gain much-needed programming practice by creating and running your own ladder logic programs and observing the program operation with an I/O rack simulation or an interactive 3D-World. PLCLogix functionality includes a graphical controller organizer and a point-and-click method of configuring various I/O. The application organization is based on using tasks, programs, and routine structures. In addition, it features sophisticated data handling and incorporates both arrays and structures to provide maximum flexibility and emulation of real world control applications. PLCLogix also includes a free-form ladder editor that allows you to modify multiple rungs of logic at the same time. The point-and-click graphical interface provides a simple, realistic, method of entering and editing ladder logic programs.