How to Use FC in PLC Programming

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In Siemens TIA Portal, an FC is used to define a function which can be executed on command from an organization block or OB. FC's can be thought of as subroutines which the programmer can call from other blocks in the PLC program.

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How to Use FC in PLC Programming

In Siemens TIA Portal, an FC is used to define a function which can be executed on command from an organization block or OB. FC's can be thought of as subroutines which the programmer can call from other blocks in the PLC program.

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  • 1.What is FC and how to use it in the PLC program?

    11m · Streamable only + subs available in English

  • 2. Practical Example of Using FC in a PLC Program - Part 1

    11m · Streamable only + subs available in English

  • 3. Practical Example of Using FC in a PLC Program - Part 2

    4m 42s · Streamable only + subs available in English

  • 4. Practical Example of Using FC in a PLC Program - Part 3

    12m · Streamable only + subs available in English

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  1. 1.What is FC and how to use it in the PLC program?

    11m · Streamable only

    In Siemens TIA Portal, an FC is used to define a function which can be executed on command from an organization block, or OB. FC's can be thought of as subroutines which the programmer can call from other blocks in the PLC program.
    In this video, we will learn;
    1. How to create an FC in the TIA Portal STEP7
    environment
    2. How to call an FC from an OB
    3. How to define the input and output parameters of an
    FC.

    Subs available in English
  2. 2. Practical Example of Using FC in a PLC Program - Part 1

    11m · Streamable only

    In a previous video, I showed you how defining a function that can be used over and over is a great way to make a PLC program more efficient and robust.

    As a review, in Siemens TIA Portal, an FC is used to define a function which can be executed on command from an organization block, or OB. FC's can be thought of as subroutines which the programmer can call from other blocks in the PLC program.

    In this video series, I will show you how to us...

    Subs available in English
  3. 3. Practical Example of Using FC in a PLC Program - Part 2

    4m 42s · Streamable only

    In the previous video in this 2-part series, I showed you how to use an FC in the TIA Portal STEP7 environment to solve a practical industrial control system problem, in this case, calculation of the level in a cone-bottomed tank.

    Subs available in English
  4. 4. Practical Example of Using FC in a PLC Program - Part 3

    12m · Streamable only

    In the last lesson, I showed you how to use an FC in the TIA Portal STEP7 environment to solve a practical industrial control system problem, in this case, calculation of the level in a cone-bottomed tank.

    Subs available in English