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Looking for a simulation softeare program #206146
05/29/12 05:00 PM
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sparkyinak  Offline OP
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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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Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: sparkyinak] #206150
05/29/12 09:45 PM
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If it's complex enough to use a programmable relay, you can test with the programming software.

Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: twh] #206151
05/29/12 10:16 PM
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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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Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: sparkyinak] #206152
05/29/12 10:32 PM
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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.

Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: twh] #206154
05/29/12 11:09 PM
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Thanx!


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Re: Looking for a simulation softeare program [Re: sparkyinak] #206163
05/30/12 06:24 PM
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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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