Support & Resources
Software & Manuals
|Free vBuilder Programming
|Better PLC Programming Software. Graphically program in Ladder Logic or Flow Charts. Powerful instruction set, compact & easy to learn.|
|More than 300 pages. Developing Programs with Velocio Builder. Control Basics and Tutorials. Flow Chart Implementation. Ladder Logic Implementation. Program Download and Debug.|
|Ace User Guide||Wire inputs/outputs of Ace PLCs. VMount DIN rail mounting adapter. Specifications.|
|Free vFactory Scada
|Create operator controls with Awesome, Free HMI. Simplicity is the name of the game. We want you to get your application up and running ASAP. Easy to Build Operator Controls. Plug in your programmed PLC. vFactory will gather your tags, know which are read-only and which are writable. You’re ready to fill pages with graphs, numbers, labels and value adjustment tools from vFactory’s simple, yet powerful set of 12 tools. Drag and drop controls to create Operator Control Panels. Designed to be the easiest to use HMI software around.|
Specifications of Ace PLCs
|Voltage||4.75 – 5.5 VDC via a two position pluggable connector
or USB port (except Ace 7096)
|Current||300 mA maximum. < 100 mA typical|
|Type||DC voltage input|
|Input range||3 to 30 VDC|
|Internal pull down to ground||10 Kohms|
|Input low (or 0) signal||0 to 0.8V, or open connection|
|Input high (or 1) signal||2.5 to 30VDC|
|Pulse counter input frequency||up to 100 KHz (typical)|
|up to 250 KHz (maximum)|
|Program selectable debounce||0 to 255 milliseconds|
|Voltage range||3 to 30VDC|
|Current||300 mA maximum|
|Motion output pulse frequency||0 to 250 KHz (maximum)|
|PWM resolution||1 microsecond|
|Off state pull up resistance to VO||33 Kohms|
|Type||Ace v5 = 0 to 5 VDC|
|Ace v10 = 0 to 10 VDC|
|Ace c = 0 to 20 mA|
|Types||selectable ; 0-5 V, 0-10 V|
|Thermocouple / Differential Voltage Inputs|
|Types||selectable ; J, K, T and N or –|
|+/- 0.256V, +/- 0.512V, +/- 1.024V, +/- 2.048V, +/- 4.096V, +/- 6.144V|
|Output value||floating point value in degrees C or V|
|USB Device – mini USB connector||Programming, Power Supply and Modbus Slave|
|RS232||3 wire (TX, RX and ground). Modbus Slave|
|RS485||2 wire. Modbus Slave|
|baud rates / parity / stop bits||Baud rate selectable. 9600 bds to 115000 kbs.|
|63.5 * 63.5 * 12.7 mm|
|Operating temperature||-40 to +85C|
|Humidity||0 to 95% non-condensing|
|Software Specifications : Application Program Limits|
|Program Memory||34 K Word|
|Maximum rungs or function blocks||4 K|
|Maximum # Subroutines||68|
|Main Program data memory||Bits 2,048
unsigned 8 bit integers 512
unsigned 16 bit integers 512
signed 16 bit integers 512
signed 32 bit integers 256
floating point numbers 256
|Object Memory||object words 4,096
object bits up to 65,536
object 8 Off integers up to 8,192
object signed 16 bit up to 4,096
object unsigned 16 bit up to 4,096
object signed 32 bit up to 2,048
object floating point up to 2,048
|Maximum # objects||292|
|Maximum # PWM outputs||all digital outputs|
|Maximum # of Stepper Motion Controls||3|
|Maximum Stepper Motion speed||250 KHz|
|Terminal Block Connections|
|Terminal type||Socket connectors and Spring cage capture plug|
|Terminal spacing||2.50 mm|
|Wire section||0.10 – 0.50 mm2|
Tutorials & Resources
Deployment : Be sure, to push Program () then Run () before deploying your Ace PLC. If you don’t do this, you may be in a stopped or debug state, which won’t begin executing on power up.
Getting Started with vBuilder – Create a very simple program to introduce vBuilder programming software.
State Machines – Introduction to the format we highly recommend you use with your flow charts.
Subroutine Example – How we recommend structuring your subroutines.
Timer Example – How to count up and countdown with timer.
Debounce Example – Eliminate extra ON/OFF transitions that occur when using mechanical buttons and switches.
Rising Edge – How to do things in flow charts based on a Rising Edge signal (OFF to ON transition)
Real Time Clock – How to set it, read it and compare against it.
Near Parallel – How to do multiple tasks at almost the same time.
Digital Inputs – How to Wire Digital Inputs of Ace PLC.
Digital Outputs – How to Wire Digital Outputs of Ace PLC.
Analog Inputs – How to Wire Analog Inputs of Ace PLC.
Wire Connections to the Ace PLC – Pluggable Terminal Blocks.
Industrial power supply 85 to 264 VAC to 5 VDC – How to Wire
Combination Analog Inputs and Analog Outputs – How to Wire Analog Inputs and Outputs of Ace PLC.
Thermocouple and Low Voltage Analog Inputs – About Thermocouple 16 bit Differential Low Voltage Analog Inputs.
Thermocouple (Temperature) Example – How to use it in degrees C or F.
Remote Recopy of Inputs/Outputs – How to use Ace as Mirror function
Custom Serial Messages – How to send and receive custom serial messages.
Expansion unit 1430 – How to use Ace 1430 as an I/O expansion unit for Ace PLCs
RS232, RS232/485 and USB ports of Ace PLC – How to Wire.
Modbus protocol – With the Ace PLCs on RS232, RS485 and USB Ports.
Stepper Motor Control – How to move a stepper motor to several locations using the Motion Out function.
Stepper Motor Control – How to wire EasyDriver, the Stepper Motor Driver.
Servo Motor Control – How to ontrol of Brushless DC Servo Motors.
RC Servo Control – How to control the angle of a RC servo using a PWM output.
Counter or Encoder with Motion_In – How to use Motion_In function for high speed counting or encoder
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