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.
Save my values – How to save in my ACE PLC my values entered on my HMI ?

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.
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.
Thermistance (Temperature) – How to connect temperature sensors to the analog inputs (0-5 v / 0-10 v) of the ace plc

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

PLC and HMI Sample Test Program
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
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

Motors / Encoders / HighSpeed / PWM

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.
Pieces length control – Pieces length control with historical data