How to Use FC in PLC Programming

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

    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 TI...

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

    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. F...

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

    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.

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

    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.