In this article, we are going to talk about one of the advance abilities of the Logix 5000 platforms of PAC or Programmable Automatic Controller. In particular, how to use, configure and create using the Add-On Instructions of Studio 5000.
Most programmers use the term “advance” because building simple Add-on Instructions of Studio 5000 is not a strenuous job. Understanding what Instructions is all about, how to use it, and when you can use them, is the problematic part.
If you have been wondering what this compelling and essential feature is, we encourage you to keep reading this article. We assure you that once you finished reading, you will be using the Studio 5000 Add-On in your next project with ease and efficiency.
What is Studio 5000 and Add-On Instructions?
The Add-on Instructions for Studio 5000 will provide the mechanism to encapsulate and optimize logic or reusable codes. Once you have created the instruction, you can add it to your logic, just like how you add other pre-determined instruction in the programmable automated controller.
The key here in making an excellent Add-On Instructions using Studio 5000 is to think of any scenarios where you duplicate your rung of logic over and over in your automatic controller. What most programmers do, is to abstract away from the specific application of any device and how they make it as inclusive as possible.
For example, a lot of automation system will use a lot of valves to control district cylinders. Valves come in different types, single, double-solenoid, spring return, detent, two or three-position, etc., etc. Also, cylinders come in different sizes and shapes with varying applications and mounting in any automation project.
That being said, there are some common elements to valve-cylinder combo that you might deploy in the field. It …