PLC Brands Software Information

Various types of PLC brands are available for automation and process control. Each PLC has its own pros and cons. In this article, we will discuss various types of PLC brands and some basic information about them. We will discuss 22 types of widely used PLCs in this article.

PLC Automation
PLC Automation
  1. RSLogix 5000
  2. RSLogix 500
  3. Automation Builder
  4. GX Developer FX
  5. Simatic Step 7
  6. TIA Portal
  7. Codesys
  8. CX-One
  9. ISP Soft
  10. Twido Suite
  11. Unity Pro XL
  12. Machine Expert Basic
  13. Soft Master
  14. Wide Field III
  15. TPDS 32
  16. HX Codesys
  17. Pro-H
  18. Ladder Editor
  19. Easy Soft Pro V6.98
  20. SIL WorX
  21. SX-Programmer Expert D300win
  22. Open PLC

1. RSLogix 5000

Make: Rockwell Automation (Allen Bradley)
Supported Models: ControlLogix 5570, ControlLogix 5580, GuardLogix 5580, CompactLogix 5480, CompactLogix 5380 and CompactLogix 5370
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, and Structured Text
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Easy user interface and widely used PLC model. Used for large number of inputs and outputs.

RSLogix 5000 PLC

2. RSLogix 500

Make: Rockwell Automation (Allen Bradley)
Supported Models: SLC 500, MicroLogix 46964
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Used for tiny projects with a limited number of Inputs and Outputs.

3. Automation Builder

Make: ABB
Supported Models: AC500, AC500V2, AC500, AC500XC
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, and Sequential Block Diagram
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: The user interface is good. PLC software simulation is available.

Automation Builder PLC

4. GX Developer FX

Make: Mitsubishi Electric
Supported Models: MELSEC FX PLC series and MELSEC Q-series
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, and Sequential Block Diagram
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Simulation available. The software contains preventive measures which prevent the program from tampering.

GX Developer FX PLC

5. Simatic Step 7

Make: Siemens

Supported Models: S7 300, S7 400
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, and structured Text
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Online diagnostics.

Simatic Step 7 PLC

6. TIA Portal

Make: Siemens
Supported Models: S7 1200, S7 1500
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, and Structured Text
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Entire plant simulation can be done. Complex plant models can be done in high-level languages.

TIA Portal PLC

7. Codesys

Make: Codesys
Supported Models: Wago, Festo, Lenze, Schneider, Eaton, Beckhoff
Supported Programming Languages: Sequential Functional Chart, Instruction List, Structured Text, Functional Block Diagram, and Ladder Diagram
OS Requirement: Windows and Linux
Unique Features: Linux is supported.

Codesys PLC

8. CX-One

Make: Omron
Supported Models: Omron CJ2, Omron CP1L, Omron CP1H, Omron CP2E, Omron CP1E and Omron CS1D
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Structured text, Sequential Text, and Functional Block Diagram
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: The programming interface is very easy.

CX-One PLC

9. ISP Soft

Make: Delta
Supported Models: Delta DVP PLC, Delta AS series PLC
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Sequential Functional Chart, and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: The software’s main feature is that it can integrate multiple tasks. There is also a PLC open function block that can be used to attain different control requirements.

ISP Soft PLC

10. Twido Suite

Make: Schneider Electric
Supported Models: Twido PLC
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Good user interface.

Twido Suite PLC

11. Unity Pro XL

Make: Schneider Electric
Supported Models: Modicon M-340, Modicon M-580
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Sequential Functional Chart, and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Windows Unique Features: Simulation is available. Discrete input operation can also be simulated

Unity Pro XL PLC

12. Machine Expert Basic

Make: Schneider Electric
Supported Models: Modicon M-221, Modicon M-100 and Modicon M20
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Structured Text, and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Simulation is available in online mode also.

13. Soft Master

Make: Honeywell
Supported Models: ML 200, HC 900
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Structured Text, and Sequential Functional Chart
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: The PLC software is capable of doing multiple scans and task programs.

Soft Master PLC

14. Wide Field III

Make: Yokogawa
Supported Models: FA – M3 series
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram and Structured Text
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Customized program design feature is available. Reusability of the user program is available which increases the efficiency and quality of the program.

Wide Field III PLC

15. TPDS 32

Make: Toshiba
Supported Models: TLS20, TLF10, TLS20LP
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram and Sequential Functional Chart
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Simulation is available.

16. HX Codesys

Make: Hitachi
Supported Models: HX series, EHV series, and Micro EHV series
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Sequential Functional Chart, and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: The software has a project tree that manages the device task and program application very easily. The software also does automatic input completion and syntax error check and help to design the program very efficiently.

17. Pro-H

Make: Hitachi
Supported Models: EH 150 series
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Sequential Functional Chart, and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Configurations are very user-friendly and more online functions are available.

Pro-H PLC

18. Ladder Editor

Make: Hitachi
Supported Models: EH -150, Micro -150
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Sequential Functional Chart, and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: The user interface is good

19. Easy Soft Pro V6.98

Make:   Eaton Moeller
Supported Models: Easy E- IV PLC XC 152 and XC 100/200
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, and Structured Text
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Event-driven programming can be done. Simulation is available.

Easy Soft Pro V6.98 PLC

20. SIL WorX

Make: HIMA
Supported Models: HI-Max PLC
Supported Programming Languages: Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, and Sequential Functional Chart
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: The user interface is good and helps to detect errors. The newer version of the software is 64-bit which is fast. A smart safety test of PLC is possible.

21. SX-Programmer Expert D300win

Make: Fuji
Supported Models: WSZ series, Micrex SX, SPH series, and SPB series
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Windows
Unique Features: Simulation is available.

SX-Programmer Expert D300win PLC

22. Open PLC

Make: Open PLC
Supported Models: Open PLC
Supported Programming Languages: Ladder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, and Instruction List
OS Requirement: Linux
Unique Features: Works on Linux.

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