publication . Article . 2010

The PLC: A Logical Development:

Walker, M.; Chris Bissell; Monk, J.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Nov 2010
Abstract
Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) have been used to control industrial processes and equipment for over 40 years, having their first commercially recognised application in 1969. Since then there have been enormous changes in the design and application of PLCs, yet developments were evolutionary rather than radical. The flexibility of the PLC does not confine it to industrial use and it has been used for disparate non-industrial control applications . This article reviews the history, development and industrial applications of the PLC.
Subjects
free text keywords: Instrumentation, Control and Optimization, Applied Mathematics, Engineering, business.industry, business, Manufacturing engineering, Control engineering, Industrial control system, Programmable logic controller, Simatic S5 PLC, Control engineering systems. Automatic machinery (General), TJ212-225, Technology (General), T1-995
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publication . Article . 2010

The PLC: A Logical Development:

Walker, M.; Chris Bissell; Monk, J.;