Transition Element

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The Transition in a Sequential Function Chart are conditions that change the active steps in the flow chart.

Transition Element Syntax

The Transition Element has this syntax:

transition-element ::= TRANSITION [ transition-name ] FROM step-list TO step-list
  := condition

step-list ::= [ step-name | ( step-name {, step-name} ) ]
condition ::= expression;



A Transition Element passes control to the TO steps when the following conditions are met:


  1. A transition to transfer control from step Filling to Heating when a level is reached:
    TRANSITION FROM Filling TO Heating
        := Level >= 4.0;
  2. A transition that uses the elapsed time of a step to transfer control:
    TRANSITION FROM WarmUp TO Operational
        := WarmUp.T >= T#30s;

Standards Compliance

IEC 61131-3 Second Edition: Table 41.

IEC 61131-3 Third Edition: Table 55.

Further Information

IEC 61131-3 Expressions

To learn about expressions to use as a transition condition.

Sequential Function Chart

For general information about Sequential Function Charts.

IEC 61131-3

For information about IEC 61131-3 scripts.


For the meaning of terms used in Fernhill SCADA.