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PLC Knightrider programme?

PLC Knightrider programme?

(OP)
Hi Guys.

Im Programming a knightrider beam light using GX Developer on 8 leds flashing from Y0 to Y7 and back.

Anybody know how to do that?

i have done half the programme where leds are flashing from Y0 to Y7 but i dont know how to go back from Y7 to Y0. the programme also has to run forever until switched off.

I have started with T0 with Y0 as output and timer of T0 K5 and then i closed the loop with T0. this turn on Y0 for 0.5 second and move on to next output. i have done all my steps same like this. I just dont know how to go back from Y7 to Y0.

Pls give clear instructions as im new to plc.

Thanks
Ron.

RE: PLC Knightrider programme?

Is this for school?

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RE: PLC Knightrider programme?

(OP)
No its not an assignment. im just doing it bcos i want to learn basic plc programming.

RE: PLC Knightrider programme?

A lot will depend on the programming capabilities of your PLC, they are not all created equal. How did you do the half you already figured out?

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RE: PLC Knightrider programme?

One solution in Boolean:
Start with a shift register with enough steps to handle all the states, Y0-Y7-Y0
Initialize the register with one flip-flop set (1).
Connect the register tail to head. Step the register with your timer.
Now the one bit should travel around the register.
The first step will use a one shot to turn on Y1.
The second step will use a one shot to turn on Y2.
.....................
The seventh step will use a one shot to turn off Y7.
The eighth step will use a one shot to turn off Y6.
Continue.
Another alternative is to use a variation of a switch-tail ring counter. Assignment; Research switch tail ring counter. It has been called a bi-quinary counter when used for counting in base ten systems.

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