Pages Navigation Menu

Understanding The Modern Programmable Logic Controller In An Industrial Setting

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Before the modern PLC, or programmable logic controller, was in use in the automotive industrial setting, most of these companies relied on equipment that utilized relays, timers, and closed loop control in order to accomplish control and sequencing over certain types of production machinery. These outdated systems were effective, but they required replacement on an annual basis. This replacement often required a complete overhaul of wiring by an electrician, which was not only time consuming, but expensive to achieve. With the invention of the modern PLC in 1968, this grueling process was eliminated and automotive industries could remain in production for longer periods of time. While it did take some time for the PLC to become what it is today, the change from relay-driven devices was a substantial success. Programming of the PLC The earliest PLC designs had to...

Read More