Getting Started with the Factory Simulation Software Called Factory I/O

Getting Started with the Factory Simulation Software Called Factory I/O

Factory I/O is an innovative software package that allows you to create graphics that represent the machinery that you wish to control and then test your PLC program with the graphics, in a 3D environment. This lesson demonstrates the different tools you will use to place and manipulate your graphics in this unique simulation software.

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Getting Started with the Factory Simulation Software Called Factory I/O
  • 147. Now You Can Simulate Your PLC Programs in a 3D Environment

    We recently received a partnership request from a European company based in Porto, Portugal named "realgames". They're focused on creating 3D education simulators and one of their main products is a 3D PLC simulator named factory I/O. This software offers numerous features and at the same time it...

  • 148. Part Counting PLC Program Using Retro Reflective Sensor – Part 1

    In this video I'm going to write a PLC program in STEP 7, create a relevant industrial application in Factory I/O from scratch and then connect the two software and test the PLC program in the 3D environment.

  • 149. Part Counting PLC Program Using Retro Reflective Sensors – Part 2

    Factory I/O is an innovative software package that allows you to create graphics that represent the machinery that you wish to control and then test your PLC program with the graphics, in a 3D environment. This lesson demonstrates the different tools you will use to place and manipulate your grap...

  • 150. Part Counting PLC Program Using Retro Reflective Sensors – Part 3

    Previously, we used the Factory I/O software package to create graphics that represent the machinery that we want control with a PLC program. This lesson will provide you with information on how to simulate the graphics environment with or without the use of the PLC program.
    Factory I/O allows y...

  • 151. Part Counting PLC Program Using Retro Reflective Sensors – Part 4

    In this lesson, we are going to learn how to connect our PLC program to the Factory I/O simulator. We will walk through the configuration process for connecting to a PLC or PLC simulator using the proper driver for our equipment. We will demonstrate how to associate our field devices, such as the...

  • 152. Part Counting PLC Program Using Retro Reflective Sensors – Part 5

    In this lesson, Factory I/O and our PLC program are now connected and we will start the factory simulation to see how our code checks out. We will discuss normally closed field devices and how they will function within our code. We will also discuss how the retro reflective sensor works and get i...

  • 153. Part Counting PLC Program Using Retro Reflective Sensors – Part 6

    In the previous lesson, we had our PLC software connected to the Factory I/O software. We were able to start and stop the equipment, verify product counts passing by the retro reflective sensors, all using the Factory I/O animated simulation and our program.

    One thing that we have not yet dis...