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Entertron Industries Inc. - Specializing in PLCs for OEMs since 1978

Celebrating 30 years of Providing Solutions to OEMs.

Relay Ladder Logic Software

716-772-7216
 
Every ePLC is manufactured in

Lockport, NY USA

 
 

 

   
Since January 2004, when Entertron first offered Eware32 for download from its web site, over 34,000 copies have been downloaded to date. From students to professors to OEM's to end users across many industries have taken advantage of our free programming software...learning ladder logic programming, utilizing the free simulator or programming an Entertron ePLC for a specific application. The needs vary...but the price doesn't.


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Entertron reintroduces the concept of FREE PLC programming software. As a company, Entertron was first to offer Free PLC programming software way back in 1984. Our competitors charge anywhere from $100 to $1500+ for PLC programming software. Some even charge a yearly maintenance / upgrade fee or a site / user license fee. If you are an OEM and you send the software to your customers, you must pay for multiple user licenses. Entertron is once again changing the way business is done. PLC Software is just one part of the equation when considering a PLC for your application. We believe that once you have purchased (or in Entertron's case received) the software, you shouldn't be required to purchase it again and again and again, when the PLC manufacturer comes out with the latest and greatest version.

Although what we are offering is probably not as sophisticated or as flashy as our competitor's PLC programming software package, we are providing a fairly comprehensive package with some nice features.

For a comparison, click software comparison to view:

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Click to download your Free copy of Eware32 (version 2.14)

For use with Entertron's ePLCs only!!!

Includes NEW manuals

Our software can only be used for programming Entertron ePLCs.

Our software is NOT compatible with other PLC manufacturer's products!!!

The software is password protected. You will have to contact Entertron for the password.

Please state that you are requesting the password for Eware32.

Eware32 is Entertron's latest relay ladder logic programming software. One package for all our controllers:

One Step Configuration Set up for The Smart-PAK series, SK1600-RIC and Elite-2000 series of ePLCs.

Built on a Microsoft Windows 32 bit platform, Eware32 can be operated on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 95 / 98,

  • Windows ME / XP (Best Results)

  • Windows NT (Best Results)

Eware32 provides both a simple yet comprehensive programming package, providing an uncomplicated method of program creation in conjunction with documentation, thus offering a comprehensive package for the sole purpose of PLC program development.

There are three separate operating modes within Eware32:

  • Ladder Mode - For creation of ladder diagram
  • Simulator Mode - For off line simulation
  • Online Mode - For download and monitoring of PLC through RS232 port
Ladder Mode:
 
 
Our Ladder Editor Includes a Cross Reference Table and Comment Section with up to 1400 character comment capacity per ladder rung
   
Within the Ladder (draw) mode, we provide easy editors that allow you to find and select the functions you are looking for.
 
Contact Editor provides you with all the parameters allowed for developing a program on the Left hand side of the ladder rung.

You have the ablitity to create your own labels (nick names) through the software and thus display both at the same time within the ladder editor.

Capabilities Include:

  • Tap - ability to create a drum counter
  • Variable Timers / Counters
 
Output Editor provides you with all the parameters allowed for developing a program on the righ hand side (coil) of the ladder rung.

You have the ablitity to create your own labels (nick names) through the software and thus display both at the same time within the ladder editor.

Capabilities Include:

  • 16 bit binary accumulator
  • Master Control Relay (MCR) - control entire blocks of ladder logic program in one step
  • Shift and Reset Shift - Create a variable size shift register for storing step functions
  • System reset - clear all internal status bits and registers
  • Counter range - 1 to 65535
  • Drum counter - up to 65535
  • Timer range:

    .01 to 655.35 seconds
    .1 to 6553.5 seconds
 
Math Function Editor contains the parameters allowed for all math functions found in Entertron's controllers.

Capabilities Include:

  • Five function math - add, subtract, multiply, divide, compare
  • Data ports - inputs can be read into accumulator as numbers for use in program
  • Jump Instruction - speed scan rate by bypassing portion of program not in use
  • Get and Put - load and write value to accumulator from register
  • Pack and Unpack - correlate bits of accumulator with a series of relay coils
  • Read a TC register value
  • Indirect get and put - (Elite-2000 only)
 

Internal Memory Elements Available: Standard Version 3.xx software:

  TC Registers Shift Registers Internal Relays
Smart-PAK 24 up to 136 149
Smart-PAK PLUS 24 up to 136 149
SK1600-RIC 24 up to 136 149
Elite-2000 1024 up to 136 512
   

Internal Memory Elements Available: Enhanced Version 4.xx software

  TC Registers Shift Registers Internal Relays
Smart-PAK 250 up to 136 149
Smart-PAK PLUS 250 up to 136 149
SK1600-RIC 250 up to 136 149
Elite-2000 1024 up to 256 512
 
Entertron's software setup is unique in that we do not provide a set number of timers or counters. Instead, we have created TC registers that can be set up as either a timer or counter. Other controllers provide a set number of timers and counters...therefore if you run out of one, but have plenty of another, you are stuck.
   
Simulator and Online Modes:
 
The Simulator and Online Monitoring display in the same manner. Both functions are enabled through the "view" option on the top menu bar. Eware32 can operate in only one mode at a time.

Both functions offer ladder flow capability whereby all current flow is identified by the color red. (When utilizing our ModBus O/S, ladder flow is not available.)

   
   
The table monitor can be found at the bottom of your ladder diagram for both Simulation and Online Modes. The table monitor provides you with the following information:
  • Accumulator
  • Input Status
  • Output Status
  • TC Bit Status
  • TC Register Information
  • Internal Relay Status
   

Entertron's Relay Ladder Logic Programming Software offers many features that you would not expect to find in "Free" Software.

Still available from our web site are older versions of Entertron's software, including our DOS programming software. Both are located at our Customer Support Page. 

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