5 Android Apps That Give You a Start at Industrial Automation & PLC Programming

The Industrial Automation tech industry has been thriving for many years and the resources to learn the skills are gradually becoming a common place item for those that are inquisitive, Hey! Did I hear you say curiosity kills the cat? In our case it helps the cat to become the next tech star LOL.

Yes we are curios enough to have looked further to find a couple apps that helps you get started in the journey to make the big leap in the industrial automation space. Still in doubt check the following App then buy me a cup of coffee for the information. 

For starters, here are five different Apps to get you started.

  1. PLC Trainer

This App is designed to help anyone that is new to PLCs and want to learn the basics of “How a PLC works” and PLAY with simulator to experiment with some simple programming. The App consist of three main sections “How PLC Works”, “PLC Block Diagram”, and the “PLC Simulator”. The PLC Simulator allows the beginner to learn simple programming skills with four basic rungs and one timer. The user interface is very friendly.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.DavidRwhite.PLC_Demo_1

how a PLC works
  • PLC Ladder Simulator & PLC Ladder Simulator2

This App is developed for Android OS with Input/Output that simulate the I/O port of a real PLC. This app provide standard instruction Set that helps you create ladder logic diagram that functions like a real PLC editor. It also comes with great feature like variable manager that allows you create and describe variables to be used in your ladder-logic diagram.

PLC Ladder Simulator

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.casdata.plcladdersimulator

PLC SIMULATOR

PLC Ladder Simulator2

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.casdata.plcladdersimulator2

PLC LADDER SIMULATOR
  • AB RSLogix 5000

Nice and handy App for those that love Allen Bradley sets of controllers, this will be a useful app to have handy. It contains the Instruction sets and description with quick tips on how to use it in a Ladder logic diagram, this will come handy as a handbook for AB controllers ladder logic instructions sets and blocks

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.senghun672.PLC

AB RSLOGIX 5000
  • PLC Basics

According to the title on the App, it says “the best preparation for tomorrow begins today” Actually this a good learning resource to get you started with the basics of PLCs. Starting from introduction to Automation this App takes you through some specifics learning resource in Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs which makes it great for starters

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.drsapps.plcbasics

PLC BASICS
  • DCS Basics

According to the title on the App, it says “the best preparation for tomorrow begins today” Actually this a good learning resource to get you started with the basics of PLCs. Starting from introduction to Automation this App takes you through some specifics learning resource in Allen Bradley and Siemens PLCs which makes it great for starters

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=in.drsapps.dcsBasics

The Automation tech space is really exciting, and the opportunities are so numerous. You need to follow the right steps to break into the space and secure a dream job, some of this Apps can come really handy to kick start you.

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