US Patent No. 9,280,195

METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING USER PROGRAM CODE FOR A PROGRAMMABLE LOGIC CONTROLLER FOR CONTROLLING A MACHINE


Patent No. 9,280,195
Issue Date March 08, 2016
Title Method For Automatically Generating User Program Code For A Programmable Logic Controller For Controlling A Machine
Inventorship Stephan Schultze, Lohr-Wombach (DE)
Alexander Koehl, Lohr-Pflochsbach (DE)
Assignee Robert Bosch GmbH, Stuttgart, DE (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 9,280,195

1. A method for programming a programmable logic controller configured to control a machine having energy consumers and energy-saving
properties, comprising:
providing, at a first earlier time, a plurality of selectable program code parts for the programmable logic controller, at
least one of the plurality of selectable program code parts being configured to activate at least one energy-saving function
of the machine, at least one of the at least one energy-saving function being a break mode for operation of the machine with
the at least one energy-saving function during only a portion of a predetermined break time, the portion of the predetermined
break time being a part of the predetermined break time other than a predetermined time needed to restore a production mode
of the machine from the energy-saving function and a total time period of the predetermined break time;

automatically generating user program code, at a second later time, by combining at least two of the plurality of selectable
program code parts that have been selected by a user; and

programming the programmable logic controller with the user program code, the programmable logic controller being configured
to execute the user program code to control the machine.