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sali
November 6th, 2008, 10:31 AM
hi.
i am trying to get inputs from a thermocouple. i am absolutely new to PLCs. i am trying to learn to program analog inputs and analog outputs. could anyone suggest where i can get good and basic information on this.

Thanks.

Ken Moore
November 6th, 2008, 10:37 AM
What PLC platform are you using?
What hardware do you have?
What have you tried?



Ken

sali
November 6th, 2008, 10:40 AM
hey.
so far i have just bought the DL05 PLC. i am ordering a thermocouple, and a thermocouple module for the PLC.
I have never programmed in ladder logic before. i have been researching to learn it, but i am very clueless as to how to program for it to read analog input

Ken Moore
November 6th, 2008, 12:39 PM
I can't help you with the direct logic plc's, recommend you try their board:
http://forum.automationdirect.com/

keithkyll
November 6th, 2008, 01:06 PM
You're jumping in to the most complex part of the PLC. That's the hard way. You need to understand the rest of it first before jumping in to this. The best info is the user manuals. They are well written.

Read Chapter 8 (http://web4.automationdirect.com/static/manuals/d0user/ch8.pdf) (PID) of the DLO5 users manual (http://web4.automationdirect.com/static/manuals/d0user/d0user.html).
Read Chapter 15 of the F0-04THM Manual (http://web4.automationdirect.com/static/manuals/d0optionsm/d0optionsm.html).

sali
November 7th, 2008, 03:22 PM
hi.
thanks for the links to the manuals, and the autmationdirect forum. all looks very helpful. i will go over all this, and i will check back with you all if i need more help. thank you so much.

-sara.