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Programmable Logic Controller_1

 
 

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Function:

 

Receive and convert field signals into a form that can be used by the CPU.

 

Input devices that send on/off signal to the PLC:

 

Push buttons

Limit switches

Proximity sensors

Photo-electric sensors

Level switches

Pressure switches

Auxiliary contacts of a contactors

Relay/contactor contacts

Relay/contactor contacts
 
 
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Handout 03_PLC_1_Digital Input.doc
   

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Programmable Logic Controller_1

The module recognizes an input signal as being ON if the input voltage level is at 40% of the supplied reference voltage. The module recognizes an input signal as being OFF if the input voltage falls under 20% of the supplied reference voltage.

 

NB: The value given is only a guideline. For exact value always refer to specifications of the PLC input module supplied by the manufacturer.

There are several types of input interface/module:

 
 

AC

DC

TTL

AC input module

 
 
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING SECTION Programmable Logic Controller_1 The module recognizes an input signal as being
 
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AC input circuit:

 
 
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING SECTION Programmable Logic Controller_1 AC input circuit: The input circuit responds to
 

The input circuit responds to an input signal in the following manner:

An input filter removes false signal due to contact bounce or electrical interference

Opto-electrical isolation protects the input circuit and back-plane circuits by isolating

logic circuit from input signals Logic circuits process the signal

An input LED turns ON or OFF, indicating the status of the corresponding input

device

 
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INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING SECTION Programmable Logic Controller_1 DC input module There are two types of
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DC input module
There are two types of DC input module:
Current sourcing
Current sinking
If a field device provides current
when it
is
ON,
it
is
said to
be
sourcing current.
A
sourcing field input device is compatible with a current sinking input module.
If a field device receives current when it is ON, it is said to be sinking current. A sinking
field input device is compatible with a current sourcing input module.
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INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING SECTION Programmable Logic Controller_1 NB: Always refer to input wiring diagram supplied
 
INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING SECTION Programmable Logic Controller_1 NB: Always refer to input wiring diagram supplied

NB: Always refer to input wiring diagram supplied by the manufacturer. Check whether the PLC uses built-in/internal sensors supply.

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INDUSTRIAL AUTOMATION AND NETWORKING SECTION Programmable Logic Controller_1 TTL input module It can receives signals from:
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TTL input module
It can receives signals from:
TTL-compatible devices
5 VDC-level control devices
BCD thumbwheel switches operating at TTL levels
Specifications of discrete input module
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