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Learn industrial PLC programming the Arduino way

In ipXchange’s first full-length interview with Arduino at Embedded World 2024, Eamon chats with Keith about the recently released PLC Starter Kit.

This takes the industrial-grade Opta micro-PLC (Programmable Logic Controller) and gives you everything you need to get started learning standard PLC programming languages, all within a familiar Arduino development environment.

Even better, the PLC Starter Kit features two exclusive DIN-rail-mountable interface testing boards for use throughout the learning process. One of these boards provides 8 SPST switches for signal input simulation, and the other provides a temperature sensor and two independent heater arrays for analogue interlock testing.

And don’t worry: these boards are highly protected against miswiring events, so you can be sure it will last the full educational journey and then some.

Learn more about Arduino’s Opta micro-PLC by following the link to the board page below, where you can also apply to evaluate this technology for use in a commercial project. You might also see a surprising new addition to the Opta range…

…but that’s coming in part two…

Keep designing!

Want to learn more about Opta? Here’s our previous interview with Arduino at Maker Faire Rome 2023:

Cloud-connected micro-PLCs and machine vision in a 22.86 x 22.86-mm module: Arduino PRO part 2

Arduino Opta Industrial-Grade Micro-Programmable Logic Controller

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