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Avant de démarrer

Ace PLC

  • Avant de connecter l’automate programmable au PC :
    • Installer vBuilder
    • Redémarrer votre PC (conseillé)
    • Lancer vBuilder
    • Brancher l’automate (USB)
    • Si vous avez des problèmes, s’il vous plaît, regardez ici
  • Le PLC peut être alimenté par le port USB (sauf Ace 7096) ou 5V sur la prise d’alimentation. Vous pouvez brancher les deux en même temps.
  • Avant de câbler l’automate programmable (sorties) :
  • Pour assurer à l’automate de démarrer le programme après une coupure de l’alimentation, dans vBuilder, appuyez sur le bouton de programme puis appuyez sur le bouton vert triangle .  L’automate démarrera le programme à la mise sous tension.

 

Logiciels et manuels
vbuilder_box Free vBuilder Programming Software Programmez graphiquement en Ladder et en Grafcet. Puissant jeu d’instructions, compact et facile à apprendre. Voir aussi le tutoriel ci-dessous.
vBuilder Programming Manual
Manuel de Programmation vBuilder
Plus de 300 pages. Développement de programmes avec Velocio Builder. Les bases du contrôle et les tutoriels. Mise en œuvre du Grafcet. Mise en œuvre du Ladder. Téléchargement et débogage du programme.
Ace Diagonal Ace User Guide Câbler les entrées/sorties des automates Ace. Adaptateur de montage sur rail DIN VMount. Spécifications.
HMI Tool Logiciel d’outillage gratuit pour les IHM. Voir aussi les tutoriels ci-dessous.
HMI Tool Manual Plus de 380 pages. Démarrage rapide du logiciel HMI-Tool. Étapes de base de la création d’un nouveau projet. Guide de configuration du logiciel HMI-Tool. Simulation. 
Free vFactory Scada Software

Créez des contrôles d’opérateur sous Windows avec vFactory. La simplicité est le nom du jeu. Nous voulons que votre application soit opérationnelle dès que possible. Commandes de l’opérateur faciles à construire. Branchez votre automate programmable. vFactory rassemblera vos balises, saura lesquelles sont en lecture seule et lesquelles sont inscriptibles. Vous êtes prêt à remplir les pages de graphiques, de chiffres, d’étiquettes et d’outils d’ajustement de la valeur de l’ensemble simple mais puissant de 12 outils de vFactory. Glisser-déposer les contrôles pour créer des panneaux de contrôle de l’opérateur. Conçu pour être le logiciel d’IHM le plus facile à utiliser.

 

Tips and tricks

Upload a program without disclosure the code


With vBuilder you may « Program to File », so the user doesn’t see the actual code.  They would use the « Program from File » function to program the device.  This also takes care of starting the program, so it’s very easy for the end user.

Flow Chart: Insert or delete a line or column


With vBuilder you may insert or delete a line or column just by fly over the rules. Just click for insert a line or column or press [Ctrl] key and click for delete it.
                   

Remote maintenance for your Ace PLC and Command-HMI


Our solutions are free or cheap, and uses almost common hardware for its realization. It’s simple, reliable and easy to use…
Follow this tutorial to discover our solutions

 

Subroutines for import in vBuilder »

Asynchronous_Pulse_Generator
Debounce_More_Than_255_ms
DelayON_DelayOFF
Save_Tags_Values_With_DataLog
Short_Or_Long_Press_Management
Weekly_Program_Timer
You have built a useful subroutine ? Send it to us, we will publish it !

 

Video

Many videos on our YouTube channel

Tutorials & How To

Programming and Fonctions

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.

How to Wire Inputs/Outputs/Terminal Boards/Power Supply

Wire Connections to the Ace PLC – Pluggable Terminal Blocks.
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.
Terminal Boards – Click on each wirring diagram on the shop page
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.

Serial RS232/485/USB communication : Applications

Serial Gateway – How to use Ace PLCs with 2 serial ports as a serial Gateway
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 an RS232/485 Ace PLC (here 1430) as an I/O expansion unit for Ace PLCs
Modbus protocol – With the Ace PLCs on RS232, RS485 and USB Ports.

HMI / Scada

CommandHMI Demo Application – Learn how the pre-loaded demo application was created. Goes over basic components like buttons and numeric entries and graphs. Also covers more advanced concepts including recipes and macros.
PLC to CommandHMI Communication – Learn to sends data between your PLC and the HMI.
Ace PLC to AdvancedHMI Software – Free Windows HMI software that runs in Visual Studio (Modbus)
CommandHMI in Modbus Slave Mode – How to setup the CommandHMI as Slave Modbus
Sampling of an analog input and transfer of the graph to the HMI:
– With 2 Arrays of 248 values (1 ms by record)
– With Datalogg tool of vBuilder (20 ms by record)

Motors / Encoders / HighSpeed / PWM

Sampling of an analog input and transfer of the graph to the HMI:
– With 2 Arrays of 248 values (1 ms by record)
– With Datalogg tool of vBuilder (20 ms by record)
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

Projects Examples

Elevator Example – A small program to control an elevator.
Laboratory Scale – How to control an Adam Equipment Industrial Scale with a PLC.

How to check the connection with my Ace PLC, my PC and vBuilder

Ace PLC is not see with vBuilder or Windows. No USB sign bottom right-hand corner of your vBuilder screen. In Setup Hardware, the button doesn't work.

Check if you see the COM port in vBuilder with this tool:

Check in your Windows device manager (devmgmt.msc) if you see VelocioComm

if not, try these :

Plug and unplug USB cable, and have a look to the Device Manager Windows.
If the list refreshes as you plug it in/unplug it, the it sees something.
If it is an unknown device, then it's probably that you needs to install the driver: 1:Uninstall vBuilder - 2:Restart your PC (advisable) - 3:Install vBuilder - 4:RUN vBuilder - 5:Plug PLC
If nothing happens, check if the led of the PLC blinks. If not, check the power supply or maybe the power of your USB port.
Try to change the USB cable (Some USB cable can work with some devices, but not with all devices - due to wires diameter of the USB cable)
Try on another PC