PLC Brands Software Information

Details of Various types of PLC brands Software information used in industrial automation and process control applications.

PLC Brands Software Information

Top PLC Manufacturers
  1. RSLogix 5000
Make:Rockwell Automation (Allen Bradley)
Supported models:Compactlogix 5480,5380, and 5370
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, and Structured Text
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is a PLC programming software developed by Rockwell Automation 
  • The RSLogix 5000 is used for Allen Bradley PLC programming.
  • This software helps to program for Allen-Bradley Control Logix and CompactLogix.
  • It has a good user interface,
  • To make symbolic programming we can use structures and matrices.
  • It supports ladder logic, structured text, and sequential functional diagrams. To create PLC programs
  1. RSLogix 500
Make:Rockwell Automation (Allen Bradley)
Supported models:ABB SLC 500, MicroLogix 46964
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram.
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software developed by Rockwell Automation.
  • The RSLogix software is used to create programs for the Allen Bradley PLC. This programming software runs on the windows platform.
  • It uses only a ladder diagram for PLC programming.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Intel core 2 duo processor 2.8 GHz RAM
  • Hard disk – 2.5GB
  1. Automation Builder
Make:ABB
Supported models:AC500, AC500V2, AC500, AC500XC
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, and Sequential Block Diagram
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software developed by ABB.
  • This PLC software is compatible with all ABB PLC.
  • This software runs on the windows operating system.
  • Automation builder makes it easy to develop the program.
  • This supports programming languages such as ladder logic, functional block diagram, structured text, and sequential block diagram.
  • It has an advanced type of simulation supported including virtual PLCs.
  • This supports PLC Software Simulation.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Processor:1Ghz
  • RAM: 4 Gb
  • HDD:18 GB space
  1. GX-DEVELOPER- FX
Make:Mitsubishi Electric
Supported models:MELSEC FX PLC series, MELSEC Q-series
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Sequential Function Chart, and Functional Block Diagram.
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software developed by Mitsubishi Electric.
  • This programming software is used to design the PLC program for the Mitsubishi MELSEC series PLCs.
  • This software consists of a built-in simulator to check the key functions of the program in offline mode.
  • We can simulate all device and application responses for realistic testing.
  • This software features preventive measures to prevent the program from tampering.
  • It supports ladder diagrams for programming.
  • It is simulation-supported software because this software enables simulating the program without PLC hardware.
  1. SIMATIC STEP 7
Make:Siemens
Supported models:S7 300, S7 400, etc
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, and Structured Text.
OS Requirements:Windows     
  • This Simatic Step 7 software is used to make the PLC programming.
  • This software enables direct online diagnosis and is very useful in industrial automation.
  • This Simatic Step 7 software helps in the testing program and configuring Simatic PLC of all generations.
  • This software operates on the windows platform.
  • It supports four programming languages: ladder diagram, functional block diagram, statement list, and structured text.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Processor: Intel core i5 6440 eq, 3.4 GHz
  • RAM:  16GB
  • HDD: SSD with 50GB disk space
  • Network – 1 GB for multiuser
  • Screen resolution – 1920 × 1080 px
  1. TIA Portal
Make:Siemens
Supported models:S7 1200, S7 1500, etc
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, and Structured Text.
OS Requirements:Windows     
  • This is another PLC programming software by Siemens
  • This PLC software is used to program the S7 300 and S7 1200.
  • This software provides better automation services to improve plant operation.
  • This software helps to increase flexibility and energy management in a plant process.
  • Entire plant simulation and evaluation can be done by using the TIA Portal. Plant modeling makes it easy.
  • Complex models can be created in high-level languages.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • Processor: Intel 2.2GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • HDD: 5GB
PLC Diagram
  1. Codesys
Make:CODESYS
Supported models:Wago, Festo, Lenze, Schneider, Eaton, Beckhoff, etc
Supported Prog languageSequential Functional Chart, Instruction List, Structured Text, Functional Block Diagram, and Ladder Diagram.
OS Requirements:Linux/Windows
  • This is a Linux/windows-based PLC programming software,
  • By using this software we can change the industrial PC into a better-performing PLC.
  • The programming system which is required for this will be the Codesys development system V3.
  1. CX-One
Make:Omron
Supported models:Omron CJ2, CP1L, CP1H, CP2E, CP1E, and CS1D, etc.
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Structured text, Sequential Text, and Functional Block Diagram.
OS Requirements:Windows
  • The CX programmer is a PLC software for Omron PLCs.
  • It was developed by Omron.
  • It supports structured text, Sequential functional blocks, and ladder logic for PLC programming.
  • The major feature of this software is that we can use data blocks of arrays and structures to create advanced programs.
  • A simple and easily readable program can be created.
  • This program can be maintained easily.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • HDD: 4GB
  • Communication Port: RS 232, USB, and Ethernet port.
  • CPU:  Microsoft processor       
  1. ISP Soft
MakeDelta
Supported models:Delta DVP PLC, Delta AS series PLC
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Sequential Functional Chart, and Instruction List
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software for the delta PLCs.
  • It runs on the Windows platform.
  • The major feature of this software is that it can integrate multiple tasks. There is a PLC open function block that can be utilized to attain different control requirements.
  • This software also has a motion programming feature.
  • We can do PLC programming by using five programming languages, such as ladder diagram, functional block diagram, structured text, sequential functional chart, and instruction list.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • CPU: Pentium 1.5 GHz or above
  • Memory: 256 MB or above
  • HDD :1 GB or above
  1. Twido suite
Make:Schneider Electric
Supported models:Twido PLC
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, and Instruction List
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is another PLC programming software developed by  Schneider Electric.
  • This software runs on the windows platform
  • This software is used to program the Twido PLC
  • it has a really simple interface
  • it supports only ladder logic
  1. Unity Pro XL
Make:Schneider Electric
Supported models:Modicon M-340, Modicon M-580
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Structured Text, Sequential Functional Chart, and Instruction List
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software developed by Schneider Electric.
  • This Unity Pro is used to design programs for Schneider PLC.
  • This programming software runs on the windows platform.
  • It supports ladder diagrams, functional block diagrams, instruction lists, structured text, and sequential function charts for programming.
  • This simulation feature provides the ability to simulate the input during the debug and commissioning.
  • Discrete input operation can be simulated by unity pro.

Hardware requirements

  • RAM: 2 GB
  • HDD: 20 GB space
  • System processor: 3 GHz
  1. Machine Expert Basic
Make:Schneider Electric
Supported models:Modicon M-221, M-100, and M20
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Structured Text, and Instruction List
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software developed by Schneider Electric.
  • This software is used to program the ModiconM221PLC.
  • This software runs on the windows platform.
  • It supports major programming languages ladder logic, structured text, and instruction list.
  • It supports simulation mode to run and debug the application program. 
  • Simulation command is available online mode.
  1. Soft Master
Make:Honeywell
Supported models:ML 200, HC 900
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Structured Text, and Sequential Functional Chart
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is the major programming software for all the Honeywell PLCs.
  • The major feature of this PLC software is that it is capable of doing multiple scans and task programs.
  • We can also edit the program very easily by using this software.
  • We can operate this software in windows.
  • We can do the PLC programs by using the programming languages such as ladder logic, and structured text, and also by using the sequential functional chart.

Minimum Hardware Requirements:

  • PC: Pentium computer 128MB memory
  • Communication Port: RS-232, or USB port
  • HDD: more than 100MB
  • Monitor  Resolution: 1024 × 768 or higher.
  1. Wide Field III
Make:Yokogawa
Supported models:FA -M3 series
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, And Structured Text
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is a PLC programming software for Yokogawa PLC,
  • This software can be used with windows.
  • This software can be used to create programs for FA-M3 and FA-M3 R PLCs. The major feature of this software is that it has a customized program design feature and reusability.
  • Due to the reusability of the user program, the efficiency and quality of the program will be improved.
  1. TPDS 32
Make:Toshiba
Supported models:TLS20, TLF10, TLS20LP
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, and Sequential Functional Chart
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software developed by TOSHIBA.
  • Using this TPDS32 software helps to design the program for TOSHIBA PROSEC-T series programmable controllers.
  • This programming software runs on the windows platform
  • It supports ladder diagrams and sequential functional charts for programming.
  • We can design and download the program into the PLC and also, enable the execution of the program through the simulator.
  1. HX CODESYS
Make:Hitachi
Supported models:HX series, EHV series, and Micro EHV series.
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, Instruction List, And Structured Text
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is another PLC programming software developed by Hitachi PLC
  • This software supports eight languages.
  • The major feature of this software is that through the project tree the device task and program application can be managed easily.
  • This software functions for automatic input completion, and syntax error check and helps to design the program efficiently.
  1. Pro-H
Make:Hitachi
Supported models:EH 150 series
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, Instruction List, And Structured Text
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is a 32-bit PLC programming software developed by Hitachi PLC
  • This software is used to program for the H series of Hitachi PLC.
  • This software supports all five PLC programming languages,
  • It has a user-friendly configuration, for easy PLC programming and is composed of several online functions.
  1. Ladder Editor
Make:Hitachi
Supported models:EH -150, Micro -150
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, Instruction List, and Structured Text
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software developed by Hitachi.
  • This software runs on windows 7,8, and 10 platforms
  • This software is used to program Eh 150 series and H series Hitachi PLC
  1. Easy Soft Pro V6.98
Make:Eaton Moeller
Supported models:EASY E- IV PLC XC 152, and XC 100/200
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Structured Text, and Functional Block Diagram.
OS Requirements:Windows
  • Easy software is programming software to program the Eaton PLCs.
  • By using this PLC software we can easily create and edit the PLC program. We can do the program by using programming languages like structured text, functional block diagram, ladder diagram, and easy programming language.
  • An easy programming language is event-driven programming.
  • This software has another feature called the interrupt function block.
  • We can use Easy soft PLC software with windows.
  • Simulation supported
  • This software has an integrated offline simulation tool and by using this we can do the simulation before commissioning.
  1. SIL worX
Make:HIMA
Supported models:HI-Max PLC
Supported Prog languageFunctional block diagram, Sequential functional chart, and Structured text
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is a PLC programming software developed by HIMA
  • Its intuitive user interface helps to check for errors.
  • The newer version of SILworX is 64-bit and uses the full performance of the modern PC.
  • Automated tests and acceptance
  • Automated checks for any changes
  • Smart safety test of PLC

Hardware requirements

  • Processor: Intel 15 -2400
  • RAM: 4GB
  • HDD: 10GB space
  • Monitor Resolution: 1368 ×768 Pixels.
  1. SX-Programmer Expert D300win
Make:FUJI
Supported models:WSZ series, Micrex SX, and SPH series
Supported Prog languageLadder diagram, functional block diagram, instruction list, and structured text
OS Requirements:Windows
  • This is PLC programming software developed by FUJI
  • PLC programming for FUJI PLC is designed using SX programmer Expert (D300win) software.
  • This programming software supports all versions of  FUJI PLCs from old to new.
  • This software supports all five PLC programming languages.
  • It supports simulation for program test runs without a PLC Hardware unit.
  1. Open PLC
Make:Open PLC
Supported models:Open PLC
Supported Prog languageLadder Diagram, Functional Block Diagram, Statement List, Instruction List, And Structured Text
OS Requirements:Linux
  • This software works on the Linux platform.
  • Open PLC software enables the design of PLC programs for Open PLC
  • It supports ladder diagrams, instruction lists, structured text, functional block diagrams, and sequential function charts for programming.

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