The CLICK PLC is not just a simple PLC, it is now taking advanced features like High Speed inputs and making them easy to use. In this video we detail how to use the CLICK PLC High Speed inputs to setup high speed inputs for rate calculation with a single input.
Don't be intimidated, it much easier than it sounds. With CLICK's mandate to keep PLC programming easy, it only takes a couple of minutes and you will be seeing your high speed rate from your input.
The following are several How to videos that detail the setup for High Speed Inputs (HSI) with the CLICK PLC Series.
How to setup High Speed counting with an encoder: https://www.automationdirect.com/VID-CL-0039
How to setup High Speed counting with a single input: https://www.automationdirect.com/VID-CL-0037
How to setup High Speed Inputs for Rate with an encoder: https://www.automationdirect.com/VID-CL-0038
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Setting up High speed inputs and calculating the rate can be intimidating, but with CLICK it becomes just another simple function. This video shows how to setup to high speed inputs on a CLICK PLC for Rate calculation. To use High speed inputs on Click. You must have a Click CPU that supports Ethernet and has DC inputs. High speed counting is not supported on units with AC inputs. You must have CLICK Programming software 2.30 or higher and update the firmware to match this software version. I have an NPN inductive prox, that meets the voltage requirements of the CLICK PLC. I wire the output of the inductive prox to X1, and since this is an NPN prox, I will place positive 24 volts DC to the C1 common on the CLICK CPU. To start the setup, select the Function Tab. Select here on High speed input setup. Now, this display is what really makes the difference. It shows you exactly what each function does. Just check the graphic and then select the button that says, “Use this mode”. We are calculating rate so select here on Frequency measurement. First, I am going to give this function a Name. Select here to assign where the rate will be stored. I will use DD1. Now, this is a signed double integer so the range will be: Select the type as single input. Now, we need to assign the input for this function. Select here. Select X1. For rate you have two options, you have either Hz or Rotations per minute. Hertz is just a function of the amount of pulses per second. Were as, RPM is specific to your application. So, once I select RPM, you will notice that I am asked to enter a number. This is asking for the amount of pulses per one rotation of your process. For this example, I will use 360. Press Ok. Now you will see your rate function assigned here. Press Ok. And now here, you will see all of the registers that are assigned to this function. Let’s load this project into our CPU and test our rate. Open up a Data View. Add my rate register and then start the pulses. So, no more intimidation when it comes to setting up high speed inputs and calculating the rate. Just another way that CLICK makes advanced simple. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below or call into our award-winning tech support team. Click here to see more CLICK Videos and select here to subscribe to our YouTube channel for upcoming products and solutions.