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How to document a PLC program

Documentation for PLC programs exists externally and internally in several forms, so don't forget the specification and tag names

By Dave Perkon, technical editor
May 20, 2019

So, you have a PLC, and you need to program it to run an automated machine. If you want to be a programming hack, just sit down and start writing the ladder logic and debug it. While you may understand your methods, others won’t, at least not quickly. So, if you want to do it like the big integrators do, there are some things to focus on to ensure efficient development of PLC-based control systems.

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