A variety of power sources are typically required to operate industrial machinery. This includes the plant line side ac voltage down to the electronic devices—power supplies—used to convert the ac to dc voltage. Not only is the type of power supply important, but the requirements for the application must be understood. There are many power supply configurations available that have made their way into industrial automation such as the ac adapter to power a laptop computer or monitor, the benchtop power supply for precision testing and dc/dc converters for specialty purposes such as providing lower voltages from a bulk supply. However, unregulated, linear and switching…Full Story
I cannot help mentioning that PLC programming is the industrial way of doing things and using high level computer programming is not the right way to control an assembly line.