Programming is the construction of programs with a computer. The implementation of software-design comprises the transcription into a source code and also depending on the coding language the transmission into the machine language. This transmission is usually undertaken by the software of the individual manufacturers of programmable logic control (PLC).
The programmer transmits the requirements stated in the functional specification document in the manufacturer dependent coding language and thus connects the individual components of mechanics, pneumatics, hydraulics, robotics, drive technology and measuring and control technology to an automated and safe working total system.
The following editors are available for programming:
- structured text (ST)
- sequential function chart (SFC)
- continuous function chart (CFC)
- logic diagram (LD)
- ladder diagram (LD)
- instruction list (IL)