This project analyses the simulation strategic considerations of PLC based mini cement plant system by developing ladder diagrams using the addressing modes of Allen Bradley PLC. This project presents comprehensive simulations of the performance of the different electrical actuators such as stepper motor, solenoid valve etc., the position sensor and the conveyer belt. Program execution status can also be monitored by the PLC. It scans memory, inputs and outputs in a deterministic manner. The user can access the logic, counting and memory functions easily by using this adopted simulation strategy with good performance and more reliability.
The design is for the production of large volume high quality dry powdered cement with PLC used as its controller, which implements ladder diagram logic to monitor the output signals from the different input sensors.