## Siemens PLC Comparator Logic

This article shows the different types of Siemens PLC Comparator Logics and their ladder diagrams.

## Problem Description

Implement equal, not equal, greater or equal, less or equal, greater than, check validity and check invalidity comparators in Siemens S7-1200 PLC using ladder diagram language.

### Problem Diagram

### Problem solution

Comparators are used for comparing two values. Say, If we want to compare two physical quantities (temperature, pressure etc.).

We can use the equal instruction to determine, if a first comparison value is equal to a second comparison value or not.

We can use the not equal instruction to determine, if a first comparison value is not equal to a second comparison value or not.

We can use the greater or equal instruction to determine, if a first comparison value is greater than or equal to a second comparison value or not. Both values to be compared must be of the same data type.

We can use the less or equal instruction to determine, if a first comparison value is less than or equal to a second comparison value or not. Both values to be compared must be of the same data type.

We can use the greater than instruction to determine, if a first comparison value is greater than a second comparison value or not. Both values to be compared must be of the same data type.

We can use the less than instruction to determine, if a first comparison value is less than a second comparison value or not. Both values to be compared must be of the same data type.

### List of Inputs/Outputs

#### Output List

- Result 1 = Q0.0
- Result 2 = Q0.1
- Result 3 = Q0.2
- Result 4 = Q0.3
- Result 5 = Q0.4
- Result 6 = Q0.5

#### Memory

- MW0 :- Comparator 1
- MW2 :- Comparator 2
- MW4 :- Comparator 3
- MW6 :- Comparator 4
- MW8 :- Comparator 5
- MW10 :- Comparator 6

## Ladder diagram for comparators used in S7-1200 PLC

### Program Description

In this program we have used Siemens S7-1200 PLC and TIA Portal Software for programming.

**Network 1 :**

If value in MW0 is equal to 2, result 1 (Q0.0) will be ON.

**Network 2 :**

If value in MW2 is not equal to 2, result 1 (Q0.1) will be ON.

**Network 3 :**

If value in MW4 is greater or equal than 2, result 3 will be ON.

**Network 4 :**

If value in MW6 is less or equal than 2, result 4 will be ON

**Network 5 :**

If value in MW8 is greater than 2, result 5 will be ON.

**Network 6 :**

If value in MW10 is less than 2, result 6 will be ON

### Test Cases

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