FB(X:=IN1, W:= IN2);
The block is an On/Off controller, parametrable according to CONTROLLERTYPE, bandwidth Xp, and offset OFF.
|ENABLED||BOOL||Enable of operation.||True|
|X||REAL||Controlled value (e.g. temperature).||0|
|W||REAL||Setpoint value (e.g. temperature).||22|
|CONTROLLERTYPE||CONTROLLERTYPE||Controller type (Heating, Cooling).||cooling|
|OFF||REAL||Offset, added to the setpoint W.||0|
|OUT||REAL||Output signal (usually heating valve).|
The output variable "OUT" has a flag since function block version 1.1 RETAIN to keep the last state when the PLC is restarted.
The block is an implementation of a 2-state controller, or On/Off controller, where X is the controlled value, and W+OFF is the setpoint (the OFF parameter is an offset). It works as follows: Supposing temperature X is too low, then OUT=TRUE and heating (if CONTROLLERTYPE=HEATING) is activated. As soon as the measured temperature X rises above W+OFF, the block sets OUT=FALSE and heating goes off, which results in the temperature X falling. When temperature falls below X=W+OFF-XP, then OUT=TRUE, and heating is activated again. Temperature rises and the whole process repeats.
The offset OFF is used to compensate the W parameter. There are 3 ways to set the offset, see below. Off = 0: Heating controller. Off = Xp/2: Middle value is used as setpoint. Off = -Xp : Minimum level controller.
The ENABLED parameter may switch the controller off. When ENABLED=FALSE, then the controller is off and OUT=FALSE.
When X= W+OFF then OUT=FALSE. When X = W+OFF+XP then OUT is not defined (it depends if it is reached from left or right).