Building Functional Block Diagrams (Simple)
In this recipe, we will demonstrate how to use powerful Functional Block Diagrams (FBD) in your PLC program. We will create a simple digital alarm block routine using FBDs to manage our valve fault condition FC1001_FLT.
To complete this recipe, you should have completed the previous exercises.
- Open the Controller Organizer window and expand the tree Tasks | Main Tasks | Main Program. Right-click and select New Routine.
- Configure a new FBD routine by setting the following values:
- Type: Function Block Diagrams
- In order that our newly created routine executes with each scan of the PLC, we will need to add a reference to it in MainRoutine ...