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#206146 - 05/29/12 03:00 PM Looking for a simulation softeare program
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Is there any software out there that can simulate complex control circuits so the the logic can be tested before construction?
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#206150 - 05/29/12 07:45 PM Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: sparkyinak]
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If it's complex enough to use a programmable relay, you can test with the programming software.
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#206151 - 05/29/12 08:16 PM Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: twh]
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I was wondering about PLC software. I'm not using PLC's for various reasons. Would I be able to purchase and use the software as a simulator without a PLC? Any suggestion on user friendly software?
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#206152 - 05/29/12 08:32 PM Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: sparkyinak]
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Here is a link to zelio:
http://zelio-soft-2.software.informer.com/
I'm on the wrong machine so I'm not 100% certain of the link. The software is free and the smallest relay is about the cost of a couple TDR's, so it's reasonable.

I have used another make, but they charge for the software.
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#206154 - 05/29/12 09:09 PM Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: twh]
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Thanx!
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#206163 - 05/30/12 04:24 PM Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: sparkyinak]
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You can also try Automation Direct, free software (Click), a Click PLC is about $70, you might need a small power supply if you don't have one. The programming is about as easy as it gets, I use it to teach ladder logic & PLC programming.
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