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Topic Title: Programmable Logic controller
Topic Summary: Hands on Experience
Created On: 14 December 2011 08:32 PM
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 14 December 2011 08:32 PM
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riaz14

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Hi Guys,can anyone let me know where i can buy cheap plc pricing upto £70 or less ,may be used/refurbished including programming software(trial) and hardware to work at home to have hands on experience before i apply any job,thanks in davance.(any vendor which one is cheaper siemens,omeron,allanbradly ,ABB .or etc)
 16 December 2011 11:21 AM
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tomhelliwell

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Schneider's Twido has free downloadable programming software called Twidosuite, not sure how much the PLC or cable is though, you could make your own cable if on a tight budget.

goto Link removed for useful PLC information.

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Tom
 16 December 2011 11:34 AM
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sbrown2

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I agree with the above post. A lot of these small controllers seem to utilise function block as well as ladder programming which gives a sound introduction to siemens S5/S7 controllers, to name one. Moeller, keyence, mitsubishi and others also do small controllers like these.
 16 December 2011 01:39 PM
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tomhelliwell

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Also if you manage to get a PLC but need the programming cable/software I beleive there are some companies out there that provide rentals. I'm sure we have rented a cable from a company called BPX before.

Good luck
 11 January 2012 09:56 PM
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riaz14

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hi tomhelliwell would you please advise any other cheap plc with tight budgets
schneider PLC is also costly( £300 just for plc only they are asking,no cable,no power supply)
regards
 12 January 2012 09:08 AM
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sbrown2

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Hi Riaz14

are you studying or employed? If employed is it in this field? If studying does the establishment you are with have access to PLC's?
 13 January 2012 01:08 AM
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riaz14

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thks for your query,I am neither studying nor employed but lloking for job or work experience but unfortunately i have to have skills in PLC programming for control system design as i want to proceed in instrumentation and control field.
my cv on linkedIn(http://uk.linkedin.com/in/masifriaz),shows i just need little bit help in bying the right product and rest is my job to master it.
 09 March 2012 06:03 PM
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adamtaylor

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There is a PLC called Moeller easy, they are really simple to use and quite cheap if you look on RS components. They have a handy screen on the front, which it can be programmed from and the PLCs have also got many internal functions.

This is brilliant starting place to learn about PLCs, I highly recommend one as this is where I started learning about PLCs.

Adam

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