Programmable Logic Controller (PLC) – What is it, and What are the Benefits?
Jan 04, 2023
From generating electricity to producing food, many of the most critical industrial processes today are performed by automated machinery. Our ability to innovate and produce has been boosted by automation technology. However, our current level of automation is only possible with the invention of the programmable logic controller (PLC).
What Is a Programmable Logic Controller?
A programmable logic controller is a small computer with inputs for data and outputs for sending and receiving commands. A PLC’s primary duty is to regulate a system’s operations using the underlying logic that has been programmed into it. PLCs are used by businesses all over the world to automate their most crucial procedures.
A PLC takes in inputs from automated data capture points or human input points such as switches or buttons. Based on its programming, the PLC decides whether to change the output. The outputs of a PLC can manage a wide range of machinery, including motors, solenoid valves, lighting, switchgear, safety shut-offs, and many more. PLC locations might differ significantly from one system to the next.
What are the advantages of using PLCs?
For many years, PLCs have been a required component in industrial machinery design. Wonder why?
What is the application of PLC?
A few uses for programmable logic controllers (PLC) are:
However, as the need for PLC systems increases, the demand for people who can provide smoother assistance increases. This is where PMV can help by offering courses and assisting with industry upskilling. These are the courses that PMV offers:
PLC Automation Short Course – Basic
Participants in the PLC and automation training will configure the controller and HMI hardware, write simple programmes, test them, and troubleshoot them. Operator control, status indication, alarms, and equipment maintenance policies are all functional needs.
PLC Training – Automation Short Course (Advanced)
During this PLC course, the Siemens S7-300 series controller will be used to design, test, and troubleshoot programmes for sequential process applications. Operator control, status indication, alarms, equipment maintenance policy, process data, fault diagnosis, and safety policy are only a few of the functional needs.