The automation hardware and software landscape has changed drastically over the past few decades, causing many machine builders to reevaluate relationships with their suppliers. These new relationships often result in the machine builder placing a much higher value on service than pricing and specifications, in many cases due to the similarities among available automation hardware and software products. In the past, most end customers told the machine builder which automation hardware and software brands to use, and the machine builder was forced to buy from these suppliers. But now, many customers are instead specifying performance requirements and giving the machine…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.