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Harold On Controls

 Do you start with a written functional description? Do you sometimes just program by looking at the output and then work backwards till you get that output to do what it needs to do? Or do you ever use program modeling tools?  Lets find out!  Click here to take  a one question survey and read on.          

I’ve now read about finite state logic and tools such as StateWorks and SPLatBasic, S88 and tools like ControlDraw, Executable Unified Modeling Language, SFC, FBD, IEC 61131-3 and others, with many offering some level of modeling that can be directly implemented sometimes without writing additional code it is claimed. And yet usage is still limited.      


Part of the difficulty in using modeling tools is that they are not integrated into the controls programming tools, so they require translations to go from the modeling tool to the controls platform of choice. Some of the modeling…

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March 1, 2013 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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