How to implement SR Flip Flop using PLC Ladder Logic

This is the PLC Program to implement SR flip flop in PLC. Learn the PLC programming with this example logic.

SR Flip Flop using PLC Ladder Logic

Problem Description

Implement a program for SR flip-flop logic in PLC using ladder language.

Problem Diagram

SR Flip Flop Logic

PLC Solution

As we know, more complex systems cannot be controlled with combinational logic alone. The main reason is that we cannot, or choose not to add sensors to detect all conditions. In these cases we can use event to estimate the condition of the system.

SR flip flop is used for Latch on or unlatch – to lock something ON or turn it OFF.

Most PLC has special instruction for SR flip flop function. so no custom logic required for such types of PLCs. SR flip flop first executes SET function and then RESET function.

Note :- Here we are considering simple function of SR flip flop instruction without using special instruction or using latch function. Here we are using simple latching circuit for SR flip flop function.

SR Flip Flop Truth Table

Here as shown in figure two push buttons or two inputs are taken for program implementation.

When user will press SET button or 1 is received at S input, Q output will be ON and if RESET button pressed or 1 received at R input, Q^ will be ON.

List of inputs/outputs

Digital Inputs

  • Set Input :- I0.0
  • Reset input :- I0.1

Digital Outputs

  • Q output :- Q0.0
  • Q^ output :- Q0.1

M memory

  • Relay coil 1 :- M0.0
  • Relay coil 2 :- M0.1

PLC Ladder Diagram to implement SR flip-flop

SR Flip Flop using PLC Ladder Logic
SR Flip Flop Ladder Logic
PLC SR Flip Flop
PLC Ladder Flip Flop SR

Program Explained

For this PLC program we use S7-300 PLC and TIA portal software for programming. We can implement this logic by using other PLC also.

Network 1:

Here we used NC contact of relay coil 1(M0.0) so when reset button is pressed, Q output (Q0.0) is OFF.

Network 2:

Here we used NC contact of relay coil 2 (M0.1) so when set button is pressed, Q^ output (Q0.1) is OFF.

Network 3:

Here when we press RESET button (I0.0), relay coil 1(M0.0) will be latched.

Network 4:

Here when we press SET button (I0.1), relay coil 2(M0.1) will be latched.

If both the inputs are low during power up, Q^ output (Q0.1) will go high because of its order. If both the inputs are

Note :- Above application may be different from actual application. This example is only for explanation purpose only. We can implement this logic in other PLC also. This is the simple concept of implementing SR flip function without instruction. we can use this concept in other examples also.

All parameters considered in example are for explanation purpose only, parameters may be different in actual applications.


Ladder SR Flip Flop

Author: Bhavesh

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