Siemens LOGO Starter Kit – PLC Programming for Beginners

New to PLC programming? Here’s the starter kit that will teach you the basic fundementals of PLC programming.With its small size, user friendly software and low price the Siemens LOGO Starter Kit is absolutely perfect for beginners.

One of the flagships from Siemens is the LOGO PLC. Not too long ago they released the latest version of the LOGO series called Siemens LOGO! 8. A perfect mini PLC for smaller projects. A perfect mini PLC to start learning PLC programming.

Siemens made a video about the new features of the LOGO! 8 PLC:

Despite its small size the Siemens LOGO! 8 PLC is actually capable of doing a lot of advanced things. This is the other reason the PLC is so good for beginners. You can dig into not only the basic PLC programming. But also more advanced concepts like analog signals, PID control, data logging and HMI programming. You can even control the PLC from your smartphone.

You can even connect and integrate the LOGO PLC with other Siemens PLC’s like the S7-1200. This makes the LOGO PLC very powerful. Thereby, you are able to use it in bigger systems. If you are already familiar with the LOGO PLC, I would strongly recommend to continue with the Siemens S7-1200 Starter Kit. It’s the perfect starter kit to learn PLC programming with the popular S7 platform.

The only problem with the S7 starter kit is that it’s a bit expensive. Much cheaper is the Siemens LOGO Starter Kit.

Siemens LOGO! 8 PLC’s

As said before the latest version of the LOGO PLC is version 8, and so is all the starter kits.

The starter kits comes in different variations including different types of the LOGO PLC and with or without HMI. But before going into the different starter kits you can get, let me introduce you to the different types of LOGO PLC’s.

The Siemens LOGO! 8 PLC’s comes in different variations. With different input supply voltage, with or without screen, with relay outputs and so on. When you choose your starter kit it’s important to know which type of LOGO PLC you want.

Siemens LOGO! 8 Supply Voltage

First of all the LOGO PLC’s comes with different input voltages. This will decide whether you have to supply it with 230V AC or 12/24V DC.

To differentiate between these types Siemens has named the LOGO PLC’s regarding their input voltage. The two types are as following:

LOGO! 8 230RCE
LOGO! 8 12/24RCE

The biggest difference here is if you have to use a power supply or not.

If you have a 230V AC supply you can just connect that supply direct to your LOGO! 8 230RCE PLC.

But if you don’t have a 230V AC supply you most likely want to go with the LOGO! 8 12/24RCE PLC. Then you will be able to transform your supply voltage to 12 or 24 volts DC to supply your LOGO! PLC. 12 and 24 volts are standard voltages, so it will be easy to find a power supply for the PLC.

LOGO! Power 24V

In fact, with the starter kits you […]