Programmable logic controllers (PLC) allow for the handling of programming languages for motion control in automation systems.
These PLC-based control systems continuously monitor input devices and automatically make decisions based on custom programming and logic, allowing them to determine the state of output devices.
There are many benefits of using a PLC-based control system for your application and here are just a few.
These types of systems are specially designed to operate effectively in harsh industrial environments that have high or low temperatures, high humidity, heavy vibrations, electrical noises, and other environmental factors.
On top of their durability, PLC-based systems can last decades.
PLC controllers are reliable. The little maintenance that is required with them is made easy due to modular replacement of components, simple troubleshooting, and built-in error diagnostics.
PLCs mostly operate on ladder logic, which many engineers know and understand. While this makes them less flexible with programming than PC-based systems, they don’t require you to be knowledgeable of many less common programming languages.
PLC-based control systems are generally best used in these types of applications:
Their uses have a large range. If you are uncertain whether you should be using a PC-based control system for your application, get in touch with the automation experts at Motion Ai today.