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The CUBLOC range are “On-Chip” PLC / Embedded Computer modules and expansion boards that can run both PLC-style Ladder-logic and BASIC languages. CUBLOC Modules are similar to traditional PLCs but their small size allows developers to design them into custom PCBs just like a microcontroller. The use of both Ladder and Basic languages allows for compact, fast and versatile programming functionality. Available with FREE development tools.
CUBLOC is different from the traditional PLCs that many users may be familiar with. Traditional PLCs have cases and connections but CUBLOC is an “On-Chip” PLC / Embedded Computer, meaning you have more freedom and flexibility to the final product size and design. CUBLOC Modules are similar to traditional PLCs in that LADDER LOGIC can be used but its small size allows developers to design custom PCBs just like a microcontroller.
CUBLOC’s advantage over other PLCs is that it supports LADDER LOGIC’s weaknesses with BASIC language. LADDER LOGIC is good enough to replace sequence diagrams but to collect data, print graphics, and do more complex tasks is asking a little bit too much. That is why we added the BASIC language. You can now run both LADDER LOGIC and BASIC!
Another advantage over other BASIC processors is that CUBLOC is able to separate the amount of work and programming between LADDER LOGIC and BASIC if the user desires. There are PLCs on the market that supports both LADDER and BASIC, but these PLCs do not multi-task and run “Single-task.” The current products on the market use BASIC as part of LADDER LOGIC. The BASIC program part can effect the Ladder scan times, and also there is often a limitation on the BASIC part of the program due to Ladder-logic constraints.
CUBLOC is able to cover these weaknesses through its multi-tasking features, guaranteeing accuracy and precision of timing. CUBLOC has a multi-tasking structure that runs BASIC and LADDER simultaneously that allows accurate LADDER scan timing whilst still processing BASIC. You even have a choice of simply using BASIC or LADDER by itself.
One of the main advantages of CUBLOC is that it is an “On-Chip” PLC. Normally, we think of PLC as a block type case with input and output lines. When using these PLCs, an external case, and cabinet must be used in addition to other mind-bogging wiring requirements. When using just a couple of sets, this might not present a big problem. But when mass-producing such PLCs, labor cost for assembling the PLCs and faulty parts could lead to many problems. Most importantly, the overall design of you final product will be bigger and will cost more to produce.
CUBLOC is an “On-Chip” PLC, allowing easy fitting on a PCB. You may use the PLC almost like an MCU. You can design a customized PCB for the desired product which reduces the cost and size of your final product, and most importantly, allows the product to be one-of-a-kind.
Cubloc Studio Software
CuBloc modules uses CublocStudio as its main development environment. With CuBloc Studio you can write your BASIC and Ladder programs, simulate and de-bug and download to the CuBloc unit. CuBloc Studio has Ladder logic monitor and Time Chart tools to help with debugging.
The main advantage of CuTOUCH over other PLCs is that it fills Ladder Logic’s weaknesses with BASIC language. Ladder Logic is good enough to replace sequence diagrams, but to collect data, print graphics, and process complex tasks is asking a little bit too much. That is why we added the BASIC language. You can now run both Ladder Logic and/or BASIC!
Another advantage over other BASIC processors is that CuTOUCH is able to separate the amount of work and programming between Ladder Logic and BASIC as necessary. The user is able to debug easier by having two processes work together, instead of grudging through lines of BASIC codes.
Download and Monitoring
To use CUBLOC, the user may use a Windows XP, 2000, or 98 operating system equipped computer. An RS232 port is also required or you may use a USB-to-RS232C converter. Download and Monitoring is possible when connected with the PC.
When CUBLOC is disconnected from the PC, it goes into a STAND-ALONE state. The main program is stored in CUBLOC’s flash memory, and will be retained even with no power. The user may download new programs and erase them as many times as he or she wishes.
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