Commercial programmable logic controllers have become so mainstream and integral to automated industrial systems, they’ve acquired their own acronym – PLCs. The rise of PLCs began with their ever-growing ability to monitor and mastermind the operation of everything from single machines and processes to complex arrays of machines with equally complex processes.
The PLC rise has since continued and gone all but exponential as PLC options and costs have come down to meet an ever-growing market. Now there are PLC systems tailored to meet most production line complexities or industrial demands, not to mention most budgets.
A PLC is like the brain of an automation system that performs manufacturing operations and provides reliable control of automated industrial processes. PLC’s are used in many industries and for loads of applications including car wash systems, conveyor belt control systems, packaging and labelling systems and temperature control systems to name a few.
What is a programmable logic controller?While the ever-growing need for automation of all business processes will continue to throw up its moral dilemmas, the commercial realities are what they are. Programmable logic controllers drive your processes and keep your production running logically 24/7.