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SAVE and BR Memory Instructions in Siemens PLC Programming

Let’s study the working of SAVE and BR instructions in Siemens PLC programming.

SAVE and BR Instructions in PLC

Save and BR Memory in Siemens PLC Programming

Block Description

SAVE:

Save coil-like symbol in Siemens PLC is to saving Result of Logical Operation (RLO) into BR Memory.

BR:

BR contact like symbol in Siemens PLC is to retrieve the output to trigger any other output or block. This bit enables your program to interpret the result of a word logic operation as a binary result and to integrate this result in a binary logic string.

Let’s try to understand SAVE and BR instruction in ladder logic and FBD,

Example 1:

Turn ON Q0.0 using I0.0-When I0.0 is turning ON, it will make Q0.0 to go ON.

Ladder Logic:

Save Ladder Logic

Function Block Diagram (FBD):

FBD Save Logic in PLC

Save instruction is used to store RLO of I0.0 into BR memory bit of the status word.

By using BR contact, Q0.0 is turned ON.

Example 2:

Turn ON Q0.0 using I0.0 and Q0.1 using I0.1- When input I0.0 is turning ON it will make output Q0.0 to go ON and input I0.1 is turning ON it will make output Q0.1 to go ON.

Ladder Logic:

Save and BR Instructions

Function Block Diagram (FBD):

Function Block Diagram Example

First Save instruction in network 1 is used to store RLO of input I0.0 into BR memory bit of the status word. By using BR contact, output Q0.0 is turned ON.

Second Save instruction in network 3 is used to store RLO of input I0.1 into BR memory bit of the status word. By using BR contact, output Q0.1 is turned ON.

Example 3:

Turn ON Q0.0, Q0.1 and Q0.2  using I0.0 – When input I0.0 is turning ON it will make output Q0.0, Q0.1 and Q0.2  to go ON.

Ladder Logic

Ladder Diagram Example Logics

Function Block Diagram (FBD):

Example of FBD in PLC Programs

Save instruction in network 1 is common for all the BR memory we have used in Networks 2, 3 and 4.

Author: Hema Sundaresan

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1 comment

Gnana May 23, 2020 at 8:10 am

sir I can’t add br open contact its says wrong name what to do

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