06 Feb '13, 11am

PACs Combine the Best Features of PLCs, PCs & DCSes - Design News

PACs Combine the Best Features of PLCs, PCs & DCSes - Design News

Today's OEMs and end users are aware of the need to increase productivity while lowering operations and maintenance costs. Automation is a key component, but many factories and plants cannot afford the dedicated automation and IT staffs that would be needed to maintain and upgrade complex control systems. Therefore, they're looking for automation solutions that provide real-time control in a variety of applications, along with advanced data-handling and communication capabilities. To ease implementation of these solutions, needed features should be built in, and controller programming should be powerful yet easy to understand. In many cases, a programmable automation controller (PAC) can meet these requirements, delivering more power and built-in features than a programmable logic controller (PLC) while retaining ease of use. The right PAC will also incorporate many of the...

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