My colleague is looking for 2000 IO points PLC 3D simulator for fully automated factory project. Factory IO simulator contains 256 / 64 IO D/A. Is there any possible way to connect 2000 IOs or is there any similar software to Factory IO.
Unfortunately it is impossible to connect 2000 IO points to Factory IO at the time.
Thank you @goncalo for your response. Do you know any other software ?
In the real world you would probably use many PLCs for that amount of IO points.
If you find a package that can do it then please let me know. However, I wouldn’t want to write a single program with that many IO as it would be a nightmare to debug.
Factory IO does a pretty good job at giving you rather a lot of IO to work with even if your PLC has a limited amount. All the best.
Actually, in the real world, we have to connect more than one PLC for a complete plant. But my colleague is looking for a Simulator for the whole plant. One PLC or Connected PLCs. Even my suggestion was to show the simulation part by part.
Let me know if you find something, I would be very interested.
Sure, thanks for your response.
Think you need to search for a Digital Twin. Suggestions:
I recommend you to contact your local reseller(s) for more information.
Hi there everyone. Is the figure of 256 Digital I/O and 64 Analogue I/O the confirmed max for factory I/O? I’m extremely happy with this if it is. It’s just that I haven’t seen it written anywhere. Thanks
The limits depend on the driver and type of I/O Point, but so far almost all drivers have those limits.
As a result, the limit is specified in the ‘I/O Points’ section of the manual for each driver.
Thanks that clears that one up.