Arduino launches industrial automation starter kit

  • April 8, 2024
  • William Payne

Arduino has launched a PLC starter kit to improve practical skills and knowledge of industrial automation and embedded industrial systems.
The Arduino PLC Starter Kit includes the Arduino Opta mini PLC and the Arduino PLC IDE and is designed to provide a simulation tool for newcomers to manufacturing automation.

With industrial IoT capabilities, the kit’s Opta WiFi mini PLC — together with the input and output simulators – allows students to design and implement programs that simulate real-life industrial automation projects.

The kit comprises 20 hours of course material including the history of programmable logic controllers, Modbus RS-485 communications, and how PLCs integrate with industrial simulated systems.