PLC-compliant programming on the MICA, in accordance with IEC 61131-3
PLC programming for the MICA in accordance with IEC 61131-3 extends the field of application and makes the system fit for automation technology.
A simple programming method for programmable logic controllers has been standardised by IEC 61131-3 for about 20 years. Almost all PLC systems currently meet this standard. So there is an excellent potential for reusing existing solutions, especially in the textual PLC programming language ST (structured text).
logi.CAD 3 from logi.cals lets you program the digital inputs and outputs of the MICA in accordance with IEC 61131-3. Optional Fieldbus modules can be accessed using Anybus technology and can also be integrated into the PLC program. Modbus-TCP or MQTT are available for communicating with controllers from other manufacturers or with higher-level systems.
The runtime system logi.RTS is used for the cyclic processing of the PLC program on the MICA platform. logi.CAD 3 offers a simple and clear C interface for access to the PLC runtime system using your pre-existing, self-developed,and time-tested C code. This can also be tested on the local PLC with a standard C debugging environment.
PLC programming is simple and creates transparency along with a high reuse value
As the initial training with this technology has already revealed, the starting learning curve is very simple and good results are achievable quickly. The possibilities for using MICA programming with PLC programming languages are almost unlimited. By storing the data in an open text format, optional source management systems such as GIT or revision systems such as GERRIT can also be used.