From food to cell phones, most consumer goods are made in a factory, distributed through a distribution chain, and delivered to a retailer or right to your door via automation. It is not a novel concept to remove the human element from this procedure.
When it comes to repeat production, machines can produce more, have a higher tolerance level, and have a higher level of artistry. As a result, every stage of the production process is constantly being automated.
In each phase of the automation, different systems are used. They do, however, share several common objectives, including high dependability, repeatability, and ease of deployment and maintenance. Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) were developed in the last century based on these concepts and the requirement of the manufacturing industry.
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A few years after transistors became more popular, Programmable Logic Controllers were developed as a low-cost alternative to relay-based systems. At its core, a Programmable Logic Controller is a highly reliable computer capable of running a program without interruption in a 24/7/365 environment.
PLCs were once straightforward to set up. PLCs evolved as the needs of the business changed, and the intricacies of the production floor became apparent. They now needed a dedicated person familiar with PLC programming to design the program, optimize it for a specific project, and alter it as needed.
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