Digital Inputs for PLCs
- Valve Open Feedback
- Valve Close Feedback
PLC Valve Control Ladder Logic Programming
An instrument air supply is necessary for the operation of any pneumatic valve. An air filter regulator is used to adjust the required air supply to the valve and filter out any liquid or particulate matter from the instrument air supply.
The output of the air filter regulator is connected to the valve actuator by a solenoid valve. This solenoid valve controls the valve actuator’s instrument air supply by turning on and off the valve actuator.
Think about the solenoid valve (SOV) of the normally closed (NC) kind. Because the SOV is typically closed in the typical position, sometimes referred to as the off position or de-energized condition, the instrument air supply will be interrupted. When the PLC delivers the command to activate it, the SOV becomes normally open (NO), enabling the instrument air supply to flow through.
Many people frequently mix up the terms valve actuator and solenoid valve. In ON/OFF valves, limit switches or proximity switches are used to detect whether the valve is fully open or fully closed. They are thus linked to the digital inputs of the PLC. As a result, a PLC Rockwell Automation may determine in the field whether a valve is fully open or fully closed and tell the user of this information visually.
Using our ON/OFF valve as an example A valve is open when it is the normally-open kind. In other words, the proximity or limit switch for open feedback will be active by default, but the switch for close feedback will be in the de-powered position. Many people frequently mix up the terms valve actuator and solenoid valve. In ON/OFF valves, limit switches or proximity switches are used to detect whether the valve is fully open or fully closed. They are thus linked to the digital inputs of the PLC. As a result, a PLC may determine in the field whether a valve is fully open or fully closed and tell the user of this information visually.
Using our ON/OFF valve as an example A valve is open when it is the normally-open kind. In other words, the proximity or limit switch for open feedback will be active by default, but the switch for close feedback will be in the de-powered position.
PLCs are frequently used in industrial automation systems to track and manage the operation of a variety of equipment and procedures. One of a Rockwell Automation 1766-L32BXBA MicroLogix 1400 PLC main duties is to regulate the operation of the valves that are used to regulate the flow of fluids and gases throughout industrial activities. The valve control function may be accomplished using ladder logic programming, a graphical programming language designed especially for PLCs.
The following are the basic stages to creating a ladder logic programme for valve control:
- Define the inputs:
The program’s inputs are frequently made up of the state of the switches and sensors, such limit switches, position sensors, and pressure sensors, that determine where and how to operate the valve. These inputs will be utilised to determine the current condition of the valve and initiate the appropriate control procedures.
- Define the outputs:
The program’s output signals, such as those for opening and shutting the valve, regulating pressure or flow rate, or providing the operator with feedback, will be utilised to regulate how the valve functions.
- Create the ladder logic diagram:
The control logic that details the actions that must be completed in order to control the valve is illustrated by the ladder logic diagram. Each of the rungs in the figure represents a different control procedure.
- Add the control logic:
The control logic consists of a collection of instructions that outline the actions to be taken in response to the input signals. If the position sensor determined that the valve was closed and the operator signalled for the valve to be opened, the control logic would activate the appropriate output signal to open the valve, for example.
In programming for valve control, popular ladder logic commands include:
Set and reset coils: These instructions are used to turn an output on or off, based on the input signal.
Using a timer and a counte instructions: With the use of these instructions, a programme may be made to include timed or counted delays that can be used to sequence processes or set time limits on certain actions.
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